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Some Virgin Galactic Customers Demand Money Back

RichardJenkins Re:armchair engineers (165 comments)

His post doesn't sound like he's reached any conclusion.

about three weeks ago

Here's Why Apple Rejected Your iOS App

RichardJenkins Not enough lasting value (145 comments)

According to the page you told me to read, it means

"If your app doesnâ(TM)t offer much functionality or content, or only applies to a small niche market, it may not be approved."

That's actually pretty useful information, if you want to design something targeted at a relatively small community, perhaps steer clear of Apple.

about a month ago

Information Theory Places New Limits On Origin of Life

RichardJenkins Re:Unusual in a huge system ... (211 comments)

It isn't not an entirely unreasonably way to discuss the opposite.

about 2 months ago

Net Neutrality Is 'Marxist,' According To a Koch-Backed Astroturf Group

RichardJenkins Re:Dumbest argument ever (531 comments)

It's not dumb if it costs you nothing and influences your victim as you desire.

about 2 months ago

Study: Ad-Free Internet Would Cost Everyone $230-a-Year

RichardJenkins Re:That's it? (611 comments)

Without a TPM or asking questions about the ads that the user has seen, ad-blocker blockers are ultimately fallible.

about 3 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Is Running Mission-Critical Servers Without a Firewall Common?

RichardJenkins Fire(wall) and forget (348 comments)

It sounds a little like you're trying to just fling a firewall at the system and improve some sort of objective security metric.

What threats are you risks to mitigate with the firewall? What threats will it help guard against?

They don't come for free, and configuring them don't come for free.

about 4 months ago

Suddenly Visible: Illicit Drugs As Part of Silicon Valley Culture

RichardJenkins Re:The only good thing (511 comments)

Where's the '-1 heartless' mod?

about 4 months ago

A Brain Implant For Synthetic Memory

RichardJenkins Re:Forget reading, GET AN IMPLANT! (87 comments)

"a lot of basic research needs to be done first" == "is unlikely to happen in your lifetime"

about 5 months ago

Best arguments to defend privacy around the coffee table?

RichardJenkins Privacy (16 comments)

Do you close your curtains at night? Do you like to speak to your doctor alone? Do you lock the door to your bathroom when you take a piss? Do you do things out of work that you don't discuss with your coworkers? Have you done things in the past that you'd rather stayed there?

I do. I have plenty to hide and none of it's going to cause you any harm.

Maybe you do too.

about a year ago

Telegraph Contributor Says Coding Is For Exceptionally Dull Weirdos

RichardJenkins Re:brace yourself (453 comments)

Everyone damn well should know the basics of how engines work, though.

1 year,27 days

DOJ Hasn't Actually Found Silk Road Founder's Bitcoin Yet

RichardJenkins Re:Money for his defense (294 comments)

Looking at the shows she does watch, you'd assume she doesn't finds televised fiction too stimulating.

about a year ago

Relicensing of MySQL Man Pages Just a Bug

RichardJenkins Re:WTF.. (68 comments)

I know right. How hard is it to say something fewer good??

about a year and a half ago

Chemists Build App That Could Identify Cheap Replacements For Luxury Wines

RichardJenkins Re: More objective would be welcome (206 comments)

it does if you're trying to indirectly identify chemicals in a glass of wine.

about a year and a half ago

Today Is International Day Against DRM

RichardJenkins Re:a rose by any other name (256 comments)

But without a big explanation, it doesn't look like you're attemping to point out that the actual name is a deceptive ploy to obfuscate what DRM does. It looks like you've made an embarrassing mistake.

People love writing off people who make silly mistakes as nuts.

Look at my post above - typed it on a phone, full of typos and grammar errors. If I was trying to argue something important there, anything that could be interpretted as error on my part invites ad hominem attacks which are always good for swaying the opinion of the masses.

about a year and a half ago

Today Is International Day Against DRM

RichardJenkins a rose by any other name (256 comments)

calling it 'restrictions' is petulent and confusing. without a verbose disclaimer about what you mean and why youve corrupted the name it becomes confusing.

arguments against DRM are just as valid whilst avoiding cheap shots.

about a year and a half ago

Stolen Laptop Owner Outwits Mugger, Police, and the Media

RichardJenkins Re:How to be retarded. Step one: Buy a Mac (272 comments)

Calm down polemics aren't much use if you don't address the facts.

Seems to have strong evidence this chap new the laptop was stolen, even if he didn't steal it himself.

Laptop belongs to the insurance company now. It was insured.

about a year and a half ago

My primary, active (vs. backup) local disk space is ...

RichardJenkins Re:Gauss is back (163 comments)

"What's the ideal number of options in a /. poll?"

about a year and a half ago

Apache Terminates Struts 1

RichardJenkins Re:What? (61 comments)

Yes. It wasn't always terminated.

about a year and a half ago

Do Tech Entrepreneurs Need To Know How To Code?

RichardJenkins Re:No, coding is useless to an entrepreneur (202 comments)

"But this is a fundamental change in the data model and means touching nearly our entire code base"

Red flag. Badly designed system.

more than 2 years ago

Social Robots May Gain Legal Rights, Says MIT Researcher

RichardJenkins Re:No. No. Fuck no. (288 comments)

"if we treat animals in inhumane ways, we become inhumane persons. This logically extends to the treatment of robotic companions"

Non sequitur, surely.

more than 2 years ago


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