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Why Portland Should Have Kept Its Water, Urine and All

Noughmad Purity of Essence (186 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.

9 hours ago

Ask Slashdot: Hungry Students, How Common?

Noughmad Re:Ahh (360 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.

10 hours ago

Ask Slashdot: Hungry Students, How Common?

Noughmad Re:Here's a trick: Don't live in the U.S. (360 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.


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 two weeks ago

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 two weeks ago

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 2 months ago

Another Possible Voynich Breakthrough

Noughmad Re:finally (160 comments)

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

about 2 months ago

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 3 months ago

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 3 months ago

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 3 months ago

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 3 months ago

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 3 months ago

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 3 months ago

Parents' Campaign Leads To Wi-Fi Ban In New Zealand School

Noughmad Re:There's a question about that at Skeptics (294 comments)

I would, but I suspect my router has altered its contents. Or it has altered my brain, I'm not sure which.

about 4 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Why Do Mobile Versions of Websites Suck?

Noughmad Re:case in point (382 comments)

This, a million times this. It's a damn shame that site that is as tech-oriented as Slashdot has no public API. Then again, it has no unicode either, so we can't expect much.

Shameless plug: the app linked in my sig works by parsing the HTML, like some sort of a barbarian. I hate it, and it completely chokes on the new beta thing.

about 4 months ago

The iOS 7 Jailbreak Fiasco

Noughmad Re:Jailbreakingg (210 comments)

At big part of it is the feeling that you're special, and that you "beat the system".

about 4 months ago

Army Laser Passes Drone-Killing Test

Noughmad Re:Reflective Armor (173 comments)

These high powered lasers can bore a hole through a normal household mirror, by the way, for the same reason.

I would really like a citation on that, especially on the part how they don't get burned by the reflected light.

about 4 months ago

CBS 60 Minutes: NSA Speaks Out On Snowden, Spying

Noughmad Cables are dangerous (504 comments)

NSA considered the possibility that Snowden left malicious software behind and removed every computer and cable that Snowden had access to from its classified network, costing tens of millions of dollars.

Because next time I write a virus, I will use it to infect a UTP cable.

about 4 months ago

The Business of Attention Deficit Disorder

Noughmad Re:Business Plan (246 comments)

Not "cures", but "treats". You pay for a cure once. You keep paying for treatment for the rest of your life.

about 4 months ago

Theo De Raadt Says FreeBSD Is Just Catching Up On Security

Noughmad Re:Framing the debate (280 comments)

Ted Tso is just awesome.

I remember being here when ext4 was released, and there were some major performance issues. People hated on him like he was burning orphanages.

about 4 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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