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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 three weeks ago
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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 1 month ago
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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 2 months ago
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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 2 months ago
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'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 3 months ago
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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 3 months ago
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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 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Hungry Students, How Common?

Noughmad Re:Ahh (390 comments)

At least in Slovenia, a PhD program isn't free, it costs about 3000eur per year. Fortunately, we have this great "Young researcher" program where the state research agency basically pays both your tuition and your salary. And yes, it's available for foreigners too.

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Hungry Students, How Common?

Noughmad Re:Here's a trick: Don't live in the U.S. (390 comments)

Yes, things are expensive in Europe, but a large majority of students here can afford to own a car. You know, not having to pay for college does wonders.

about 3 months ago
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UN Report Reveals Odds of Being Murdered Country By Country

Noughmad Re:Tongue-in-cheek (386 comments)

There's a bullet with your nationality, gender, race, occupation and marital status on it. The trick is, sit back and grow older before it finds you.

about 3 months ago
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Isolated Tribes Die Shortly After We Meet Them

Noughmad Re:"smallpox OR guns OR other unknown diseases" (351 comments)

Either you don't understand Slashdot's native language, or you don't understand English. In any case, the Enlish "nor" is short for "neither", which is true as long as both inputs are false, exactly like a NOR gate.

about 4 months ago
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Does Relying On an IDE Make You a Bad Programmer?

Noughmad Re: IDEs lack good editing (627 comments)

Did you ever try Kate or KDevelop with its vi input mode? I don't use vi myself, but am interested in how that works out.

about 5 months ago
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Another Possible Voynich Breakthrough

Noughmad Re:finally (160 comments)

or, in the rest of the world, "Americans"

about 5 months ago
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IBM's PC Junior Turns 30, Too

Noughmad Re:...end? (178 comments)

While they are only two keys apart, they are on different hands. Not much chance of accidental key presses.

about 6 months ago
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Congressmen Say Clapper Lied To Congress, Ask Obama To Remove Him

Noughmad Re:That Palin Thing says: (383 comments)

Well, Chang'e was not only made in China, but is currently about 400.000 km away and appears stuck. I doubt things are going much better for Hop'e.

about 6 months ago
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OneDrive Is Microsoft's Rebranded Name For SkyDrive

Noughmad Re:It'll be fun to watch. (197 comments)

Then they can just start counting in German.

Yes, while we're at it, let's call it OneDriver, or in German, EinFuhrer. Nobody will dispute this trademark!

about 6 months ago
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Open Source AMD Driver Now Supports OpenGL 3.3 — and It's Getting Faster

Noughmad Re: 4.0? (100 comments)

Getting everything done is the enemy of getting something done.

This works both ways, unfortunately.

about 6 months ago
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Chrome Is the New C Runtime

Noughmad Re:Why are native API's stuck in the 80's? (196 comments)

Some C programmers, when confronted with a cross-platform problem, think "I know, I'll embed the Python interpreter." Now the program is not fast enough to calculate how many problems they have.

about 6 months ago
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Chrome Is the New C Runtime

Noughmad Re:Why are native API's stuck in the 80's? (196 comments)

Because you don't want to use differents API for DNS lookups on different platforms, you want to "write once, run everywhere". Considering the above-mentioned Qt already exists, I thought this was a solved problem, but apparently Chrome-fans have to reinvent the wheel.

about 6 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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