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Ask Slashdot: What's the Most Hackable Car?

PRMan Re:I just want to... (187 comments)

Moral of the story, you shouldn't touch a GM, Ford or Chrysler for all the tea in China...

2 days ago
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It's Not Developers Slowing Things Down, It's the Process

PRMan Re:In my experience.... (180 comments)

That's OK. There's 500 other companies where I live that are all looking for 5 more developers. So no big...

2 days ago
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Aereo Files For Bankruptcy

PRMan Re:innovation thwarted (132 comments)

The cable companies did exactly this for years (with a single antenna) and paid nobody. So what was your point again?

2 days ago
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Aereo Files For Bankruptcy

PRMan Re:innovation thwarted (132 comments)

Yeah, the traditional cable companies only had one antenna for everyone when they got started. What was your point again?

2 days ago
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Aereo Files For Bankruptcy

PRMan Re:innovation thwarted (132 comments)

Actually, it's a pretty good proof of anti-competitive practices. And there is a law against that. As Aereo found, the law is not always as cut and dried as you think. In fact, today the law can effectively be boiled down to a single point: "Don't make a person in power angry at you."

2 days ago
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As Amazon Grows In Seattle, Pay Equity For Women Declines

PRMan Re:Bullshit Stats. (485 comments)

At many companies I have worked at "female tech" (as a majority) is usually a Project Manager. "Male tech" is a developer. These do not have the same salary.

3 days ago
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As Amazon Grows In Seattle, Pay Equity For Women Declines

PRMan Re: Here we go again (485 comments)

Amazon most likely can't find techs of any talent in Seattle without making the prices outrageous. After all, Microsoft is already there scooping a lot of them up. Since women are highly underrepresented in a field where there are not enough people to go around anyway, this is going to skew the results. I'm sure a talented female programmer would be paid the same and Amazon would love to have her. She's just not there. Even her male counterpart is barely there, at least based on the hiring that I have done.

3 days ago
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Launching 2015: a New Certificate Authority To Encrypt the Entire Web

PRMan Re:Only half of the problem (204 comments)

Referrer leakage is exactly why it matters.

5 days ago
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Amazon Goes After Oracle (Again) With New Aurora Database

PRMan Re:Microsoft Office (102 comments)

Not to mention that cloud databases are far more likely to expose your business to (potentially government-assisted) industrial espionage.

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft To Open Source .NET and Take It Cross-Platform

PRMan Re:Too little, too late (525 comments)

Mono already has a very good version of WinForms. Just compile it in.

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft To Open Source .NET and Take It Cross-Platform

PRMan Re:Desparate Microsoft pulls a "Sun Microsystems" (525 comments)

The biggest QT project I'm aware of is the official Bitcoin wallet. Having heard about it for a long time (since it fit on a floppy) that's a pretty quiet track record.

about two weeks ago
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The Students Who Feel They Have the Right To Cheat

PRMan Re:Be the Change You Wish to See in the World (438 comments)

All along I thought this was a nice little anecdote. Now you're telling me it's nothing but a Christian copout for doing the right thing?

How about Jesus saying, "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you." It's the same thing. If you think something should be a certain way, then it's up to you to follow your conscience. Not say, "Oh well, it can't be helped, might as well profit from these slaves."

about two weeks ago
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Pirate Bay Co-Founder Peter Sunde Is a Free Man Again

PRMan Re:No accommodation at all? Just asking. (356 comments)

Hinduism is a pretty major religion, at least worldwide, and most of it's adherents are vegetarian.

about two weeks ago
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Worldwide Aaron Swartz Day Memorial Hackathons This Weekend

PRMan Re:Ideally (76 comments)

He stole documents that were supposed to be public domain that the government had put behind a paywall and made them public. He used MIT's license and free-to-the-public internet to do this.

He got caught because he put his downloader in one of their closets. None of this should have been technically illegal, and even MIT didn't want to prosecute, but the government decided they didn't like him.

about two weeks ago
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Website Peeps Into 73,000 Unsecured Security Cameras Via Default Passwords

PRMan Re:Computer License (321 comments)

Because as long as the harm isn't too egregious, it's better to let people learn from their own suffering rather than making additional laws.

about two weeks ago
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Landfill Copies of Atari's 'E.T.' End Up On eBay

PRMan Re:Store Returns (107 comments)

Yeah, I solved it back then. I guess falling back down was a bug (it was a little frustrating), but I actually found it to be an above-average Atari 2600 game. Seriously, get an emulator and play them all. You will see it gets a solid B-. Not great, but a playable and somewhat fun multi-screen adventure game (of which there were so few on Atari: Raiders of the Lost Ark (only slightly better), Adventure, Superman, Haunted House, Star Raiders.

about two weeks ago
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Ferguson No-Fly Zone Revealed As Anti-Media Tactic

PRMan Re:Political science (265 comments)

Give it to God?

about three weeks ago
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Reactions To Disgusting Images Predict a Persons Political Ideology

PRMan Re:Immigration is not the problem. (330 comments)

Actually, "The fool says in his heart there is no God." God has done so many things for me. "You have not because you ask not." If you don't want God, he's not going to barge in and force you.

about three weeks ago

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PRMan PRMan writes  |  more than 7 years ago

PRMan writes "TGDaily reports that Sony is coming out with a new "unbreakable" security measure for CE devices called CLEFIA. One can only imagine what new horrors Sony has in store for trouncing the Fair Use rights of its customers, while protecting the interests of the MAFIAA.

Also, one can only speculate how little time before this expensive, unbreakable encryption method falls to enterprising young programmers..."

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