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Tor Eyes Crowdfunding Campaign To Upgrade Its Hidden Services

OverlordQ Re:3 hops? (106 comments)

DoS the hidden site, see where the traffic ends up. Rinse, repeat.

about a week ago
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Big Talk About Small Samples

OverlordQ Re:Look, give us an exclusion. (243 comments)

Maybe they came after Katz then. I just remember they were the next prolific mass poster everybody hated.

about a week ago
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Big Talk About Small Samples

OverlordQ Re:Look, give us an exclusion. (243 comments)

Bennett is just the latest incarnation of Katz and that other guy before him who I've thankfully forgotten the name of.

about a week ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is Non-USB Flash Direct From China Safe?

OverlordQ Re:Ditto (178 comments)

who remembers all the acronyms?

SD, SDHC, SDXC, SDIO, BFG, LOL, WTF

(lameness filter, blah blah blah)

about two weeks ago
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Duke: No Mercy For CS 201 Cheaters Who Don't Turn Selves In By Wednesday

OverlordQ Re:yea no (320 comments)

That works almost nowhere in the real world.

I know in my field, if you fail to report your neighbor if you know they violated policy, even if you did nothing else, they'll fire you too.

about two weeks ago
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Online Payment Firm Stripe Boots 3D Gun Designer Cody Wilson's Companies

OverlordQ Re:Lucky for Stripe (353 comments)

The 14th doesn't count?

about three weeks ago
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Drupal Warns Users of Mass, Automated Attacks On Critical Flaw

OverlordQ Re:PHP (76 comments)

my $sql = 'SELECT * FROM foo WHERE bar IN (' .join(',', ('?') x @array) . ')';

Totally hard.

about three weeks ago
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Former Department of Defense Chief Expects "30 Year War"

OverlordQ Re:What has happened to Slashdot? (425 comments)

You must be new here. I remember the Bush era /. when nearly every other article was complaining about Bush.

about a month and a half ago
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3 Congressmen Trying To Tie Up SpaceX

OverlordQ Alabama (393 comments)

Alabama, home of the Marshall Space Flight Center, which is NASAs rocketry and spacecraft research center. Nah, no way this is a political move to protect their investment.

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Why Are Online Job Applications So Badly Designed?

OverlordQ Re:Standardize (278 comments)

There is, pretty useless though. Older versions of the spec were so vague it was implemented differently by different companies which completely broke any concept of a 'standard'.

about 3 months ago
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The "Rickmote Controller" Can Hijack Any Google Chromecast

OverlordQ Nowhere in TFA (131 comments)

If the hacker leaves the range of the device, there’s no way to regain control of the Chromecast

Nowhere in TFA does it say why a Factory Data Reset wont fix that.

about 4 months ago
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Three-Year Deal Nets Hulu Exclusive Rights To South Park

OverlordQ Re:Good for them (138 comments)

adding another distribution channel isn't really selling out

They're not. They're removing. You used to be able to watch the back catalog on SPS whenever you wanted. Now you just get a limited rotating selection.

about 4 months ago
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Amazon Launches Subscription-Based Billing And Payments Service

OverlordQ Re:2.9% + $0.3 (76 comments)

Nobody will offer a flat fee because credit card networks dont offer a flat fee. They're not going to pay out to Visa/Novus/etc just so shoppers can have cheaper payments.

about 5 months ago
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Amazon Launches Subscription-Based Billing And Payments Service

OverlordQ Re:Why isn't there competition on fees? (76 comments)

Because that's standard credit card fees. There's really no room to cut fees without paying out.

about 5 months ago
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This 360-Degree, 4K Video Camera isn't Getting Kickstarted (Video)

OverlordQ Re:They got $600K for free. (61 comments)

Not sure if serious. You have to meet your goal to get the money.

about 6 months ago
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Interviews: Ask Travis Kalanick About Startups and Uber

OverlordQ Re:a question that will not be answered (79 comments)

Yes, and Uber explicitly states that it is up to the driver to remain compliant. Drivers aren't Uber employees, they're independent contractors.

about 6 months ago
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Interviews: Ask Travis Kalanick About Startups and Uber

OverlordQ Re:when are you going to fix the star rating syste (79 comments)

> The near-universal complaint is the star rating system. For those who don't know: Uber requires drivers maintain a FOUR AND A HALF STAR RATING or they're "fired."

That's not unique to Uber, that's pretty much for any service industry based job.

about 6 months ago
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Interviews: Ask Travis Kalanick About Startups and Uber

OverlordQ Re: a question that will not be answered (79 comments)

> And a follow up, with your drivers providing transport for a fee, when will Ãoeber require the drivers to be licensed appropriately ?

They already do.

> When a regular driver uses their car for a transportation service, regular insurance doesn't cover an accident. Does über care ?

Uber Black+ already require a commercial license and commercial insurance

> When will über become a legitimate business and require the appropriate licensing and insurance from their drivers ?

Uber isn't a transportation business. Uber connects drivers with passengers. The driver is responsible for licensing and insurance.

> Uber is a scam that circumvents legality for short term profit. Is uber a pump and dump scam that never intends to be legal ?

Do you work for Yellow Cab?

about 6 months ago

Submissions

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OverlordQ OverlordQ writes  |  more than 7 years ago

OverlordQ (264228) writes "A new report on climate over the world's southernmost continent shows that temperatures during the late 20th century did not climb as had been predicted by many global climate models. This comes soon after the latest report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change that strongly supports the conclusion that the Earth's climate as a whole is warming, largely due to human activity. David Bromwich, professor of professor of atmospheric sciences in the Department of Geography, and researcher with the Byrd Polar Research Center at Ohio State University, reported on this work at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science at San Francisco."
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OverlordQ OverlordQ writes  |  more than 7 years ago

OverlordQ (264228) writes "A new report on climate over the world's southernmost continent shows that temperatures during the late 20th century did not climb as had been predicted by many global climate models. This comes soon after the latest report by the that strongly supports the conclusion that the Earth's climate as a whole is warming, largely due to human activity. David Bromwich, professor of professor of atmospheric sciences in the Department of Geography, and researcher with the Byrd Polar Research Center at Ohio State University, reported on this work at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science at San Francisco."

Journals

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Slashdot blows goats

OverlordQ OverlordQ writes  |  more than 3 years ago

This redesign is seriously pissing me off, trying to click links in collapsed comments just expands that comment. Clicking again just expands the next higher level comment, and so on and so forth. Then once all the bullshit is done expanding clicking the link does nothing! How the hell does /. fail so hard.

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I think I died last night

OverlordQ OverlordQ writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Logged in to see this:

15 moderator points expire 2011-02-11.

It only took a decade but I finally got mod points again.

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Wherefore thou art Mod Points?

OverlordQ OverlordQ writes  |  more than 4 years ago

So, saw a comment today regarding some people getting 10 mod points instead of the normal 5. Must be nice, I haven't seen any mod points in literally 6+ years. I can pretty much narrow down when they disappeared too, after posting in political articles from a conservative standpoint. Supposedly there's no 'blacklist' but I'm sure it's statistically very very unlikely to go without mod points for so long. Anybody else suffering from an suspiciously odd drought of mod points?

(And yes, I'm not using Wherefore thou art to mean why)

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Google Disables IMAP?

OverlordQ OverlordQ writes  |  more than 6 years ago

I don't know how many of you have checked your GMail this morning, but having pulled an all-nighter again, I got a rather strange notice in Thunderbird saying my account was not enabled for IMAP, or something to that nature. Upon logging into GMail's web-interface, I noticed in the Settings page "Forwarding and POP/IMAP" has reverted back to "Forwarding and POP" again. Is this permanent, or just a temporary change by Google?

Edit: Strangest one-off bug, signed out, then signed back in again, and the setting is back.

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Not So Global Warming

OverlordQ OverlordQ writes  |  more than 7 years ago

A new report on climate over the world's southernmost continent shows that temperatures during the late 20th century did not climb as had been predicted by many global climate models. This comes soon after the latest report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change that strongly supports the conclusion that the Earth's climate as a whole is warming, largely due to human activity. David Bromwich, professor of professor of atmospheric sciences in the Department of Geography, and researcher with the Byrd Polar Research Center at Ohio State University, reported on this work at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science at San Francisco.

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Ghetto

OverlordQ OverlordQ writes  |  more than 8 years ago

Got my car broken into again, almost caught them in the act too. For those keeping score this is B&E #3, and broken window #2 with a bonus completely bent window frame. This time I had my factory radio in, and I guess they didnt want the tape deck since it's still in there. Overall I guess they didn't take anything so that's a plus. Another plus is I dont have a concealed carry license and I dont have a gun by my bed so I couldn't shoot at them as they drove off, because I would of been very so tempted, but then I'd prolly get in trouble for discharging a firearm. Oh well, it's 3:41am and I got classes at 9:30, but stuff like this pisses me off and I need to rant.

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Woot

OverlordQ OverlordQ writes  |  more than 8 years ago

Happy Day,

On February 15th, the one and only Ann Coulter is going to be at my college to speak, and I gots me a ticket :)

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Mozilla isn't the 'Good Guy' anymore.

OverlordQ OverlordQ writes  |  more than 9 years ago

Sorry to say it, but it's not. Given the recent posts on slashdot from devs/ex-devs and considering their 'old boy' attitude on this bug (can't link from slashdot). Add in that whole MNG fiasco, it looks less and less that the Mozilla devs care about what their users want and more of what they want.

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Calling All Pilots

OverlordQ OverlordQ writes  |  more than 9 years ago

Well not all pilots, military pilots. I'm trying to verify some info I was told a *long* time ago about a certain button on the KC-135 (Can't remember which Bloc/Revision/etc but I'm guessing a 135R) that sits between the APU starts. Any help would be greatly appreciated :)

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OverlordQ OverlordQ writes  |  more than 9 years ago Since I'm too lazy to retype out the story I'll just copy paste how I told it on IRC:

<@OvrLrd-Q> i about died driving home from school lol
<@MrPilot> damn straight.
<@MrPilot> ack
<@MrPilot> what did you do this time
<@OvrLrd-Q> lol wasn't me
<@OvrLrd-Q> ok
<@OvrLrd-Q> there was this trailer, wide load
<@OvrLrd-Q> hauling this big boiler thing
<@OvrLrd-Q> van behind it
<@OvrLrd-Q> then me
<@OvrLrd-Q> driving down I-35
<@OvrLrd-Q> it (the wide load truck) slammed on its brakes or something
<@OvrLrd-Q> cuz it started slowing down real fast
<@OvrLrd-Q> so I change into the right lane to go around since i'm like wtfmblts
<@OvrLrd-Q> anyways I switch over
<@OvrLrd-Q> look in the lane, look back at the wide load trailer, look at the lane again
<@OvrLrd-Q> and think
<@OvrLrd-Q> "Oh so that's why it's slowing down"
<@OvrLrd-Q> and I put on my brakes to avoid the tire that's rolling down the highway
<@MrPilot> rofl
<@OvrLrd-Q> i dont mean tire I mean rim and all
<@OvrLrd-Q> bounced down the road a bit, hit the guardrail and bounced over

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Getting the DDoS

OverlordQ OverlordQ writes  |  more than 9 years ago

Nothing like a nice DDoS to clean out the connection in the morning. Evidently I pissed somebody off lol, had a good 800+ kb/s incoming UDP flood coming from spoofed IP's and before that a ICMP flood. WHeeee!

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Mod Points

OverlordQ OverlordQ writes  |  more than 10 years ago

Wow, looking back, I have had mod points in quite a while. Wheras I used to get em at least once a week if not more, I haven't had any in the past 3-4 months. Is there some moderating blacklist or something? I think I'll investigate :)

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Slashdot Code Bugs

OverlordQ OverlordQ writes  |  more than 10 years ago

Hi there,

Do you mind telling us how you purchased fractional quantities of a
Slashdot subscription yesterday? We're trying to figure out how to
fix this apparent bug, and it would be nice to know how you did it.
Thanks.
-- Jamie McCarthy
jamie@slashdot.org

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Worse then the /. Effect

OverlordQ OverlordQ writes  |  about 11 years ago

There is a thing worse then the /. effect . . . I deem it the . . . DRUDGE EFFECT (Drudge Report)

VISITS TO DRUDGE
10/30/03
  007,528,755 IN PAST 24 HOURS
  182,871,824 IN PAST 31 DAYS
1,806,293,267 IN PAST YEAR

Considering /. only does 3M+ hits a day (according to Taco's Journal), dont get linked from Drudge Report :) considering it has over twice as many hits a day as slashdot.

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Moderation Borked

OverlordQ OverlordQ writes  |  more than 11 years ago

Is there some Moderation Boycott I didn't hear about? I used to browse at +2 but found that way to cluttered so I changed that to +3 . . now I rarely if ever see more then 10 posts modded more then +3 per story. . . is the Moderation System borked or are people just not using their mod points or what?

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Internal Messenging

OverlordQ OverlordQ writes  |  more than 11 years ago

What I think would be an interesting, albeit probably a bad idea in the long run (spam), is an Internal Messenging system for slashdot. Users can send private messages to each other, instead of having to post it in their Journals. This way, I could find out why the hell some people put me as a friend, for instance ;)

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Karma Bonus Borked?

OverlordQ OverlordQ writes  |  more than 11 years ago

Just looking back through my recent comments, I haven't been getting the automagick +2 for having excellent karma? Does that not apply anymore? all my comments ahve started out at +1 :/ Strange. . . . Any Ideas?

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