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Montana Lawmakers Propose 85 Mph Speed Limit On Interstates

Noughmad Re:...an hour?.. (525 comments)

To not travel in time, you would have to raise the speed limit to c

Physicist'd that for you.

about three weeks ago
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Amazon's Echo: a $200, Multi-Function, Audio-Centric Device

Noughmad Re:Quietly? (129 comments)

Nowadays quietly just means nobody "accidentally" lost one in a bar.

about a month and a half ago
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Quake Meets Minecraft in FPS Construction Kit Gunscape

Noughmad Re:fps? (50 comments)

fps and consoles doesnt mix, pick one

Funny enough, this holds for both common gamer definitions of FPS.

about 2 months ago
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Will New European Commission Leaders Welcome Open Source and Open Standards?

Noughmad Betteridge (21 comments)

strikes again

about 2 months ago
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Ubisoft Claims CPU Specs a Limiting Factor In Assassin's Creed Unity On Consoles

Noughmad Re:I have a i5 4690k (338 comments)

But you also need a computer, for school, work, facebook, whatever else, everybody has one nowadays. So the choice is between a $800 computer vs a $400 computer plus $400 console.

about 2 months ago
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Will Apple Lose Siri's Core Tech To Samsung?

Noughmad Re:Irrevocable License (161 comments)

Just like Samsung would never stop selling chips and screens to Apple. Oh wait.

about 3 months ago
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Netropolitan Is a Facebook For the Affluent, and It's Only $9000 To Join

Noughmad Re:.info (178 comments)

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

about 3 months ago
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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 3 months ago
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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 3 months ago
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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 4 months ago
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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 4 months ago
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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 4 months ago
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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 4 months ago
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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 4 months ago
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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 4 months ago
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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 4 months ago
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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 4 months ago
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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 4 months ago
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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 5 months ago

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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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