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Moot Retires From 4chan

Narcocide Moot / Boxxy, 2016!!! (183 comments)

Oh wait, he still won't be old enough. Nevermind. I should have done something cool with my childhood... sigh.

about a week ago
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Ask Slashdot: Has the Time Passed For Coding Website from Scratch?

Narcocide Honestly, the web is dead. Abandon ship. (300 comments)

There are still tech companies doing stuff that require high-paid expertise, but website design isn't one of those things. So much of the work has been already outsourced to third world countries there's no point anymore in trying when your next cheapest competition is willing to work for 5$ per week. Just get out of the web. Its no longer a high-paid or even respected career choice. You can make better money at Starbucks.

about a week ago
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Obama: Gov't Shouldn't Be Hampered By Encrypted Communications

Narcocide Re: Yeah (562 comments)

...my genome (which is information) stays with me. It's not open for replication outside my own body.

I think you'll find this statement is factually inaccurate. The human body sheds all kinds of material (like hair and dead skin cells) that contain this data all day long as a normal process of living. Unless you live your life in a cleanroom suit you would find it actually quite difficult to fully restrict the spreading of your genome data.

about two weeks ago
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19,000 French Websites Hit By DDoS, Defaced In Wake of Terror Attacks

Narcocide Did they deface Slashdot too? (206 comments)

Or is the layout just broken again?

about two weeks ago
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Why We Have To Kiss Off Big Carbon Now

Narcocide Re:Ironically, bottled mineral water is exploding. (441 comments)

In these same terms there's also zero proof that smoking causes lung cancer, but honestly the circumstantial evidence in both situations is fairly overwhelming.

about two weeks ago
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Why We Have To Kiss Off Big Carbon Now

Narcocide Re:Hypocrites, liars and communists. (441 comments)

Some of us are doing quite a lot ourselves, actually. Starting a couple years ago I actually started refusing to commute to do work that can be done just as well over the internet. Sure, it meant turning down some jobs, but it also cut my total miles driven per year (at low speed in stop-and-go traffic no less) by thousands, and my total gasoline consumption by a factor of over 90%, and though I didn't plant a tree (I don't own any land to plant it on), I did plant an herb garden on my balcony.

I am not a greenie and I don't tell others what they should or should not do but...

I don't consider myself a "greenie" either honestly, but I'd be remiss if I didn't point out that you totally just did tell us all what we should and should not do. I'm not disagreeing with what you're saying we should and should not do either, I'm just saying you did tell us exactly that, and you're not the only one doing it. There are lots of us, and the numbers are quietly growing. The telecommuting revolution is long overdue.

about two weeks ago
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US Government Lurked On Silk Road For Over a Year

Narcocide "... did stop short of selling any illicit goods." (129 comments)

DID they? DID they really? And NONE of their employees happened to do it on the side "unofficially?" I'd love to see THAT part proven in a court of law.

about two weeks ago
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NSA Official: Supporting Backdoored Random Number Generator Was "Regrettable"

Narcocide Re:Wait, which part is he sorry about now? (106 comments)

No, I think you both still miss the point. I was "first post" before this article, Snowden, or anyone else. I was saying this was happening before even Slashdot's founding. I simply guessed it, well over a decade ago by following the money. Only then I wasn't rated "+5 Insightful" I was rated by my peers as "-5 crazy for saying the emperor is naked."

about two weeks ago
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Google To Test Build-It-Yourself Ara Smartphones In Puerto Rico

Narcocide Jealousy (61 comments)

I am not 100% sure I trust Google in their place in this endeavor, but I am 100% sure its a smart direction to take, and its a smart direction for the rest of the industry to follow, and I'm also 100% sure I'm jealous of Puerto Ricans for the first time ever.

about two weeks ago
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IEEE: New H-1B Bill Will "Help Destroy" US Tech Workforce

Narcocide "Help" destroy? Nah man, its already dead. (482 comments)

I am sorry to say you can't blame this just on the most recent iteration of cookie-cutter presidents. This shit all reached critical mass when we stopped listening to Ross Perot.

about two weeks ago
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NSA Official: Supporting Backdoored Random Number Generator Was "Regrettable"

Narcocide Re:Failure of imagination (106 comments)

I would go so far as to say its basically theft, since in doing this (along with so many similar actions) they've basically done the exact opposite of the task to which they were assigned when we handed over our tax dollars to fund them.

about two weeks ago
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NSA Official: Supporting Backdoored Random Number Generator Was "Regrettable"

Narcocide Re:Fuck you, Mike! (106 comments)

My sentiments exactly. This post deserves to be heard. It deserves more than a 0 score.

about two weeks ago
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NSA Official: Supporting Backdoored Random Number Generator Was "Regrettable"

Narcocide Wait, which part is he sorry about now? (106 comments)

Is he sorry that they created a monster or is he just sorry that they got caught and now their credibility is in the trash can?

about two weeks ago
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Closure On the Linux Lockup Bug

Narcocide does not sound like closure to me (115 comments)

"probably a hardware bug" is code for "well, we bought new hardware and threw out all the old stuff, sorry"

about three weeks ago
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Thync, a Wearable That Zaps Your Brain To Calm You Down or Amp You Up

Narcocide Re:Great, wearable home electroshock therapy! (154 comments)

No, the mods got it right this time; I was straight-up trolling. However, I was hoping for +5 Funny. It works for me about half the time.

about three weeks ago
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Thync, a Wearable That Zaps Your Brain To Calm You Down or Amp You Up

Narcocide Great, wearable home electroshock therapy! (154 comments)

Magically washing away all those horribly traumatizing childhood experiences... along with most of your personality!

about three weeks ago
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Over 78% of All PHP Installs Are Insecure

Narcocide Re:PHP (112 comments)

Seems like you put a lot of thought into this but you're frankly wrong. Wordpress didn't exist until years after "register globals" got deprecated. I agree it should never existed in the first place, but Wordpress is insecure entirely without any help from "register globals."

about a month ago

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