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Ask Slashdot: How Dead Is Antivirus, Exactly?

NoNonAlphaCharsHere Re:Saw similar posts before the web existed (323 comments)

Much as I despise posts that start with "this", I have to agree. Until Microsoft loses their fascination with whizzo shit like displaying (i.e. running) unexamined/foreign stuff as "previews" and confusing that with "interoperability", the problem will persist. They've never gotten it through their heads that all this "seamless" wonderfullness that looks so great as 2-minute demos in developer conference rollout keynotes cause unending grief for decades to come. Sometimes other companies fall prey to this kind of thinking (Firefox toolbars), but they learned it all at the feet of the masters, with Outlook previews and Word macros, and Explorer running code from .bmp files when you visit the directory... And then, of course there's IE, the crack whore of the industry, who'll have unprotected sex with ANYTHING.

5 days ago
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Tesla Removes Mileage Limits On Drive Unit Warranty Program

NoNonAlphaCharsHere Re:Are there any reasons... (174 comments)

And, like Disney, for example, 30 years after the founder dies, the corporation he left will be an example of soulless tincture of evil. Watching and waiting for this to happen to Apple next.

about a week ago
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The Flight of Gifted Engineers From NASA

NoNonAlphaCharsHere Re:Wow. (160 comments)

Indeed. There are principal investigators who have spent their whole 30-year careers on a single project.

about a week ago
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The Flight of Gifted Engineers From NASA

NoNonAlphaCharsHere Wait, what? (160 comments)

So you're saying that it's NASA engineers' job to write the specs and certifications and come up with the checklists and training and contingency and mission plans, and it's up to outside contractors to actually build the shit? So, like it's always been and designed to be then.

about a week ago
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Of the following, I'd rather play ...

NoNonAlphaCharsHere Obvious missing option (273 comments)

rock-paper-scissors-lizard-Spock

Duh!

about a week ago
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Telegram Not Dead STOP Alive, Evolving In Japan STOP

NoNonAlphaCharsHere So sorry to inform you (144 comments)

Upcoming Slashdot maintenance STOP Aug 15 5 to 6 PM Eastern STOP beta.slashdot.org still useless during that time STOP

about a week ago
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Chinese Researchers' 'Terror Cam' Could Scan Crowds, Looking for Stress

NoNonAlphaCharsHere Clearly this is the wrong approach (146 comments)

What is needed is more knife-control laws, or, as they're known in this country, "knife-safety" laws. It is self-evident that if the government were to take away everyone's knives, these kinds of incidents would cease.

about two weeks ago
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Connected Collar Lets Your Cat Do the War-Driving

NoNonAlphaCharsHere Re:I initially thought that ... (110 comments)

script-kitty

I want you to go to your room and think about what you've done.



Best. Pun. Evar. On. Slashdot.

about two weeks ago
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Connected Collar Lets Your Cat Do the War-Driving

NoNonAlphaCharsHere Re:also of interest to cats: war-standing (110 comments)

'cat' doesn't care what the input is, it just spits it to standard out. :)

In my experience, $CAT prefers to spit to errout, especially if I've crossed her...

about two weeks ago
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Connected Collar Lets Your Cat Do the War-Driving

NoNonAlphaCharsHere Sorry, had to be asked (110 comments)

I can haz internetz?

about two weeks ago
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Study: Dinosaurs "Shrank" Regularly To Become Birds

NoNonAlphaCharsHere The Red Queen (138 comments)

I'm sorry, birds are the showiest class on the planet. Any theory about how they went from ~160Kg to ~1Kg in (only) 50 million years needs to have a healthy dose of sexual arms race to be plausible.

about three weeks ago
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Fixing a 7,000-Ton Drill

NoNonAlphaCharsHere Re:Viaduct?? (101 comments)

Why a duck? Why not a chicken?

honk

Well, at least SOMEBODY got it.

about three weeks ago
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Fixing a 7,000-Ton Drill

NoNonAlphaCharsHere Re:Viaduct?? (101 comments)

Why a duck? Why not a chicken?

about three weeks ago
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PlayStation Now, Sony's 'Netflix For Games' -- Pros and Cons

NoNonAlphaCharsHere Re:Sony can pack it in (75 comments)

PROS:
Lets you live forever
Gives great blow jobs
Makes you wealthy beyond the dreams of avarice

CONS:
Sony

Looks like the CONS trump all the PROS.

about three weeks ago
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PHP Finally Getting a Formal Specification

NoNonAlphaCharsHere Re:PHP Finally Getting a Formal Specification (180 comments)

Actually SpecificationFormal($PHP) automagically converted $PHP to Perl and returned false. No-one is sure WHY, but that's the way it works.

about three weeks ago
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Jesse Jackson: Tech Diversity Is Next Civil Rights Step

NoNonAlphaCharsHere Re:There's no talent shortage (514 comments)

Like Microsoft laying off 18,000 and simultaneously arguing for more H1B visas?

about three weeks ago
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Jesse Jackson: Tech Diversity Is Next Civil Rights Step

NoNonAlphaCharsHere Re:Mod parent DOWN (514 comments)

Who's going to read to the athletes and rappers?

about three weeks ago

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