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Netropolitan Is a Facebook For the Affluent, and It's Only $9000 To Join

Noughmad (177 comments)

(and by its speed, it looks like it runs on a laptop in a mother's basement)

4 days ago

College Students: Want To Earn More? Take a COBOL Class

Noughmad Re:The UK Cobol Climate Is Very Different (270 comments)

Quite simply, it's less comfortable to wear. Considering how much you spend at work, even minor differences in comfort can be very important and well worth the salary difference.

about a week ago

Toyota and Tesla May Work Together Again

Noughmad Re:Tesla stories on Slashdot (51 comments)

Even though this is really a non-story, it's still much more interesting than Bitcoin.

about two weeks ago

Ask Slashdot: Best Phone Apps?

Noughmad Re:Who cares about existing apps? (167 comments)

Have you tried PlusFive, the link in my sig? It looks a lot like the old Slashdot interface.

about three weeks ago

Dell's New Alienware Case Goes to Extremes To Prevent Overheating

Noughmad "Against a wall" (149 comments)

In other words, it's ok to place this directly agains the wall, because the shape ensures it cannot be placed agains the wall. Well done.

about three weeks ago

Solar Plant Sets Birds On Fire As They Fly Overhead

Noughmad Re:god dammit. (521 comments)

The Exxon Valdez spill killed (from my quick search) an estimated 200,000 to 300,000 birds, about what this would kill in 10 years or so at mid-20k birds killed per year. So, build 10 of these plants (or larger with even more roasting capacity) and you have the equivalent (in bird deaths) of an Exxon Valdez oil spill each year. A wise sage once said "It's not easy being green."

The Exxon Valdez is something which should not have happened at all. Whereas this is a consequence of "normal operation".

This kind of thinking works out so well with nuclear.

about a month ago

Every Day Is Goof-Off-At-Work Day At the US Patent and Trademark Office

Noughmad Re:8300? Let that sink in a moment (327 comments)

You are off by one order of magnitude, it is 70 patents / worker / year.

about a month and a half ago

Ask Slashdot: Can Tech Help Monitor or Mitigate a Mine-Flooded Ecosystem?

Noughmad Re:Tech solutions. Why tech? (123 comments)

Why is this post in Lisp?

about a month and a half ago

Ask Slashdot: "Real" Computer Scientists vs. Modern Curriculum?

Noughmad Re:Real Programmers don't use GC (637 comments)

The important word being "can". It only helps if people use it, and in my experience they don't.

about a month and a half ago

LinkedIn Busted In Wage Theft Investigation

Noughmad Re:Ooh, get tough... (108 comments)

Pirate mp3's? Pay damages of up to 600.000 times the cost of the album.
Don't pay $3M in wages? Pay damages of less than the amount owed.

about a month and a half ago

Synolocker 0-Day Ransomware Puts NAS Files At Risk

Noughmad Re:Nuke it from orbit, then restore from backups. (150 comments)

Backups need backups too. Your data isn't safe unless there are backups all the way down.

But seriously, having two copies is enough most of the time, provided they are somewhat separate (i.e. not on two identical, connected NAS machines).

about a month and a half ago

Synolocker 0-Day Ransomware Puts NAS Files At Risk

Noughmad Re:Nuke it from orbit, then restore from backups. (150 comments)

Backup? What do people usually use NAS for, I always thought it's mostly for ripped/torrented movies and backups of other computers. Neither of these need backups.

about a month and a half ago

Autonomous Trucking

Noughmad Re:what's in a name (142 comments)

"In 2025, they'll be promoted to "transport managers."

And then, around 2030, to "route supervisors".

about 3 months ago

UK Seeks To Hold Terrorism Trial In Secret

Noughmad Re:What did you expect? (240 comments)

What else could you expect from a country, reigned by the QUEEN?

I would expect it all, and I would expect it now.

about 4 months ago

Belief In Evolution Doesn't Measure Science Literacy

Noughmad Re:Maybe it doesn't measure science literacy (772 comments)

Ok, make one testable prediction on the wizard model, and I promise you people will jump at the chance to test it.

about 4 months ago

Belief In Evolution Doesn't Measure Science Literacy

Noughmad Re:Wait a sec (772 comments)

No, the thing about science is that all the successful theories give useful and correct predictions. Religion does not.

about 4 months ago

'The Door Problem' of Game Design

Noughmad Article is empty (305 comments)

The article doesn't really say anything. For starters, it took me a while to realize she's talking only about computer games, and then even more specifically only about first person adventures / RPGs. From what I understood from the list of problems, I got that you decide on game mechanics and then generally boss people around.

about 5 months ago

How Apple's Billion Dollar Sapphire Bet Will Pay Off

Noughmad Re:Well. (195 comments)

i have dropped my droid4 like 7-8 times now from waist height, no scratches, no cracks.

just this terrible pain in all the diods down his left side...

about 5 months ago

Why Portland Should Have Kept Its Water, Urine and All

Noughmad Purity of Essence (332 comments)

Do you realize that in addition to urinating in water, why, there are studies underway to urinate in salt, flour, fruit juices, soup, sugar, milk... ice cream. Ice cream, Mandrake, children's ice cream.

about 5 months ago



Hacker attacks through skype

Noughmad Noughmad writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Noughmad writes "Skype has been known to read user passwords and Firefox profiles, but there's something more sinister going on. There is apparently a botnet of infected computers connected through Skype. It attacks both Windows and Linux machines with Skype whitelisted in their Firewall settings. The easiest solution is not to use Skype at all, the harder is to configure your firewall to block these connection attempts."


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