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

Rhaban (158 comments)

$6,000 to join $3,000 pa and they only have a .info domain? Nothing says "exclusive" and "accomplished" like a .info domain...

they have a .club:

(and it runs on wordpress...)


Oregon Suing Oracle Over Obamacare Site, But Still Needs Oracle's Help

Rhaban Re:Mistake #1 (116 comments)

Or use PostgreSQL.

+1 Funny

about two weeks ago

Old Doesn't Have To Mean Ugly: Squeezing Better Graphics From Classic Consoles

Rhaban Re: No device necessary (167 comments)

But keyboard and mouse is the one true way to play shooters.....

Well done, sir.

about three weeks ago

Old Doesn't Have To Mean Ugly: Squeezing Better Graphics From Classic Consoles

Rhaban Re: No device necessary (167 comments)

Still not enough to play Duck Hunt on the Nes.

about three weeks ago

Wiring Programmers To Prevent Buggy Code

Rhaban Re: No silver bullet (116 comments)

Difficulty act as a motivator, and helps developpers to focus. Most bugs I've seen (or caused) are on easy, boring tasks.

about a month ago

Which Is Better, Adblock Or Adblock Plus?

Rhaban Re:Neither (436 comments)

Same here. I don’t really care about what blocking ads encourage site operators to do, but if a website have too many ads or too intrusive ones, I just stop using it.

Same reason I refuse to play games with intrusive drms, instead of pirating it. If a company doesn’t respect me as their customer, I am no longer their customer.

about 1 month ago

Google Reader: One Year Later

Rhaban I use my own reader (132 comments)

Following the end of Google reader, I built a custom web based replacement.
It uses drupal, with the feeds module to import the content, flags to tag it, ans custom views for display.
Dit works well for me, but as I stopped working on it it lacks essential features so I never opened it to anyone else (for exemple, there is no link to view all articles from a feed. When I need to, I change a 'new' to 'All' un thé URL.)

about 2 months ago

IeSF Wants International Game Tournaments Segregated By Sex [Updated]

Rhaban Re:simple fix (221 comments)

Then why is Chess considered a sport. Sports do not require physical activity, they require competition.

Because people are afraid of the word "game".

Chess is a game. Not a sport. Football is a sport and a game. Running is a sport and not a game.

about 3 months ago

Games That Make Players Act Like Psychopaths

Rhaban Lemmings. (212 comments)

Lemmings makes players act like psychopaths.

about 4 months ago

Cambridge Company Unveils 3D Printed "Fruit"

Rhaban Re:ewww (59 comments)

it looks nothing like a raspberry, and a raspberry should be the easiest fruit to reconstitute from little spheres. I’d like to see a 3d-printed apple or banana using this process.

about 4 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Can Star Wars Episode VII Be Saved?

Rhaban Re:You know... (403 comments)

Also, anyone who compares Ewoks and Jar-Jar is a moron. The Ewoks actually fought, using old but useful weapons to help defeat the imperial forces. Jar-Jar was running away like a coward and accidentally destroyed an invading force in the process. Both character types aimed at kids? Sure. But they were nothing alike.

And the Ewoks ate the stormtroopers they killed. They're like gremlinses in mogwai costumes.

about 4 months ago

New Facebook Phone App Lets You Stalk Your Friends

Rhaban Re:Google Latitude (61 comments)

We’ll never know, none of the 7 google latitude users ever got within 20 miles from each others.

about 5 months ago

Steam's Most Popular Games

Rhaban Re:Hours Played is a bad metric. (118 comments)

I’ve bought 4 cards to complete a badge (for ~10c each), but made a point to only use steam wallet money earned by selling other cards.

I wouldn’t spend actual money on it.

about 5 months ago

Australia Declares Homeopathy Nonsense, Urges Doctors to Inform Patients

Rhaban Re: diminished placebo effect (408 comments)

I use meta-placebo effect instead of medicines.

I know that the placebo effect exists and is effective, so believing something can heal me will indeed heal me.
Therefore, I juste have to believe that just believing that believing will heal me will heal me, and it heals me.

about 5 months ago

NYU Group Says Its Scheme Makes Cracking Individual Passwords Impossible

Rhaban Re:WTF? (277 comments)

To be useful, the system still needs to be able to tell whether a single user password is correct (and needs to do so reasonably efficiently). So if someone has a 6 character password (which is dumb) you can just try all possible passwords (there isn't that many possible 6 realistic character passwords). Either lots of them work (which would a problem) or you found the password.

No, as I understand it from the article, you can't tell if a single user password is correct, because you don't have a measure for "correct"-- all that you check whether that password points to the same place (in a multidimensional phase space) that other passwords project to. (It does seems to only work is you can assuming that all, or at least "most," of the other passwords people enter are correct).

So... how do you know if a user can log in? You have to wait until a bunch of users want to log in simultaneously?

about 6 months ago

How Do You Backup 20TB of Data?

Rhaban Re:Hmmm... (983 comments)

Seed a torrent of it as an encrypted file named "" or similar. You'll have it backed up on the cloud for free in no time and available for all of eternity.

about 6 months ago

Meet the Developers Who Want To Build the Next Snapchat

Rhaban Re:Why? (61 comments)

If your tech idea is "Be the next [whatever]", it is not a good idea.

about 7 months ago


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