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Largest DDoS In History Reaches 300 Billion Bits Per Second

Nossie Re:Bunker (450 comments)

I think he is suggesting the RIAA and MPAA are going to convince their respective government that the land of clogs needs some 'democracy'

FUD I know, but I guess that's what you expect from COD players.

about a year ago
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Microsoft To Abandon Windows Phone?

Nossie Re:Possibly (505 comments)

yes, but being truthful Windows mobile was around for a very long time. What I found was that it was up to the carriers / manufacturers to update and keep support of the older devices and neither of them had any incentive to do so. Why upgrade a phone for free when you can force them into a new contract? I had that experience for years before I switched but then I was always cooking roms on xda developers.

about a year and a half ago
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Microsoft To Abandon Windows Phone?

Nossie Re:not just ms, but apple too, and also linux-wth- (505 comments)

you sound almost as cynical and twisted as I am :D

For me the whole adware/spyware issue with Ubuntu put me over the edge and I switched to Mint w/ cinnamon but I really hated the idea of using Unity and still stuck to gnome.

I do think you are being a little harsh on mountain lion, yes it has some addition touch centric stuff but the majority of the uI hasn't changed. I just drop the addition icons out the dock on a fresh install.

I'm also still stuck on Win 7, I personally hate metro but I can half see it being useful on a mobile device. I'm just disturbed that MS is trying to force me to use something I'm not into. The truth though which they are trying to avoid is that, like the old windows media center - if you can turn it off, most people will.

about a year and a half ago
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Microsoft To Abandon Windows Phone?

Nossie oh (505 comments)

oh christ was my first thought to that....

I'm not a huge fan of Microsoft but I do feel for Nokia and the bus that their staff were thrown under.

I'd be kinda surprised if this is true though, Microsoft are known for flaunting failed products for years to save face. This would be another reason to add to the list for why metro sucks ... it's pretty sad that the whole windows ecosystem was imho designed from the mobile up rather than an extension of the desktop.

This sounds like FUD though and for once it's not coming out of Redmond.

about a year and a half ago
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Facebook Knows If You're Gay, Use Drugs, Or Are a Republican

Nossie Re:Turns out (473 comments)

thank you for the information... after some googling though - I still can't find anything nefarious that ghostery is actually doing? It's probably a good idea to move away from this service but is there a smoking gun yet?

Are they doing anymore than no script or adblock when it comes to being selective about what they block or collect?

about a year and a half ago
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Facebook Knows If You're Gay, Use Drugs, Or Are a Republican

Nossie Re:Turns out (473 comments)

And this here fellow /. readers is a prime example of a pedantic troll with no social skills.

Instead of saying 'I don't use either but it shows nothing for me, btw - did you know ghostery is ad industry funded and here is why?'

You attempt to belittle me for choosing the tool-set I do and provide absolutely no evidence to support your claims

http://venturebeat.com/2012/07/31/ghostery-a-web-tracking-blocker-that-actually-helps-the-ad-industry/

There, I just gave you one because I'm kind - any proof they are doing anything nefarious? like oh I don't know - adblock that whitelists people that pay?
http://thenextweb.com/insider/2013/02/05/reddit-whitelisted-by-adblock-plus-for-using-acceptable-online-advertisements/
http://www.digitaltrends.com/web/adblock-plus-accused-of-shaking-down-websites/

OMG, I provided another source - are you learning yet?

So troll, go back to your lynx browser - I have to wonder what the domain rpxnow.com knows about you though :)

about a year and a half ago
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Facebook Knows If You're Gay, Use Drugs, Or Are a Republican

Nossie Re:Turns out (473 comments)

I have discovered they apparently know nothing about me..

+1 no script /ghostery

about a year and a half ago
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Gnome Founder Miguel de Icaza Moves To Mac

Nossie Re:Back in the day... (815 comments)

I'm still waiting on it happening...

Although with Windows 8 the writing is already on the wall.

about a year and a half ago
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Gnome Founder Miguel de Icaza Moves To Mac

Nossie Re:This is a true statement (815 comments)

it has,

it's in all the devices around them and they don't even know it.

about a year and a half ago
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RIAA: Google Failing To Demote Pirate Websites

Nossie Re:Good for Google (165 comments)

I think most of them went to digg and then reddit.

All the best for slashdot me thinks.

about a year and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Starting From Scratch After a Burglary?

Nossie LUG (770 comments)

go down to your local LUG group and see if anyone has offered to sell 2nd hand un*x computers.

about a year and a half ago
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Of the Love of Oldtimers - Dusting Off a Sun Fire V1280 Server

Nossie Re:Hmm. (281 comments)

it's a shame his bandwidth wont be wide enough to cope with all that communication to the mothership....

about a year and a half ago
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Of the Love of Oldtimers - Dusting Off a Sun Fire V1280 Server

Nossie Re:I must be getting old (281 comments)

and what's the comparison of power usage compared to your maxed out G4 and a consumer grade NAS?

about a year and a half ago
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With 128GB, iPad Hits Surface Pro, Ultrabook Territory

Nossie Re:redundant (501 comments)

Sorry, can I ask what exactly you are talking about? More than 6 years? I guess you are one of those lonely Windows XP tablet edition users?

about a year and a half ago
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With 128GB, iPad Hits Surface Pro, Ultrabook Territory

Nossie redundant (501 comments)

why the hell is this on slashdot? Seriously - I love apple products but this is ridiculous.

A:) It was inevitable that Apple would bring out a 128GB product
B:) I fully believe Ipads are eating into ultrabooks, surfaces and general notebook sales - but capacity is not why! Convenience is why.

Ultrabooks and notebooks still have their uses and are NOT comparable to Ipads. The only thing people have been questioning is if their usage really requires the limitations (size) of ultrabooks.

The surface and Surface Pro will likely fail on their own merits, just like the XP tablets from before.

Redundant article is redundant.

about a year and a half ago
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Iran Says It Sent Monkey Into Space and Back

Nossie Re:I don't think it means what you think it means (425 comments)

and do you still prescribe pelvic massage for hysteria?

"Since ancient times women considered to be suffering from hysteria would sometimes undergo "pelvic massage" – manual stimulation of the genitals by the doctor until the patient experienced "hysterical paroxysm" (orgasm)."

Definitions, like everything else change over time.

It's a good idea to stay with the times. Actually, maybe you are a maoist?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three_Worlds_Theory

about a year and a half ago

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Nossie Nossie writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Nossie writes "The Register reports Londoner Jamie Cansdale has just discovered a new approach. He had the temerity to make Redmond's software better. As a hobby, Cansdale developed an add-on for Microsoft Visual Studio. TestDriven.NET allows unit test suites to be run directly from within the Microsoft IDE. Cansdale gave away this gadget on his website, and initially received the praises of Microsoft.

However, his cherished status did not last. In December 2005, he started getting e-mails from a Microsoft executive called Jason Weber. The problem was that TestDriven.NET supported the Express edition of Visual Studio. Express is the cut-down version that anyone can download for free from the Microsoft website. It is limited in various ways, and is intended only for hobbyists and students. Everyone else is supposed to shell out for the paid-for versions.

Read the article for increasingly heated e-mails regarding his application and his current deadline of 4pm Wednesday 6 June to disable the Visual Studio Express features of his product."

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