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The Lesson of Recent Hacktivism

Saint Stephen Re:I disagree (159 comments)

Oh bullshit! Dealing with the kids now modding the slashdot scene is beyond formulaic. Say shit you like = Yay! Try to get somebody to fucking read something, maybe listen for a damn change = incur the wrath of the hordes! :)

more than 3 years ago
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The Lesson of Recent Hacktivism

Saint Stephen Re:I disagree (159 comments)

I swear to fucking god - look at how my posts are modded on this thread. Say something kids like (XXX = government controls internet!) (which I truly believe) = modded up. Say things in the most round about way possible saying you don't agree with Destroying All CEOS! = modded to the basement within 2 seconds. It's what I'm talking about guys. Grow up!

more than 3 years ago
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The Lesson of Recent Hacktivism

Saint Stephen Re:I disagree (159 comments)

I said "a quote quoted" -- :-) Didn't feel like googling it. I think it's quite relevant to quote it as if Alan Moore said it; because clearly Alan Moore and not Yeats is motivating Anonymous/LulzSec/the people in spain wearing the damn masks :)

more than 3 years ago
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The Lesson of Recent Hacktivism

Saint Stephen Prediction: .XXX domain = plans for control of net (159 comments)

I will grant the paranoid out there one thing: it seems pretty clear that once XXX becomes "the place on the net for porn", regulatory agencies will try to push porn everywhere else off the net, and push hard. The argument will be it's OK because you can just go to XXX. But it will be a shoehorn to control things in a larger way. That much seems pretty clear.

more than 3 years ago
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The Lesson of Recent Hacktivism

Saint Stephen Re:I disagree (159 comments)

Excuse me "mere anarchy" not "mere chaos". Much better quote that way. Veherwrung, not Ordung, for you geeks.

Makes me laugh to see V for Vendetta be such a powerful cultural touchstone. Back in the 80s it was not so well known. I guess a metaphor for you young folks would be as if, I don't know, some Pokemon character was now driving people to destroy society or something. It was just a damn comic book written by a guy who used to sell LSD in high school guys :-) It ain't the damn sayings of Buddha or anything :)

more than 3 years ago
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The Lesson of Recent Hacktivism

Saint Stephen I disagree (159 comments)

It seems to me to be not as reasonable to think that LulzSec represents a massive amount of laziness / carelessness on the part of those admin'ing the systems, as to think that we just didn't understand the situation sufficiently clearly yet. The LulzSec twerps merely pointed out the "chaos in the universe" aka the difficulty in getting anything done.

To mangle a quote quoted in V for Vendetta (favorite subject of Anonymous): The falcon spins ever wider and soon cannot see the falconer. Mere chaos is unleashed upon the world.

LulzSec, being children, merely pointed out the chaos. To that end it's a great lesson, just like Al Quaeda / IED and the Viet Cong before that: it teaches us real people how to deal with the situation properly.

I still say fry the bastards though. Even children must be responsible. My generation could have just as easily done the kind of vandalism (and did), we just didn't want to be that big a pricks.

I actually blame the parents (the Bush-haters) for breeding such a bunch of twats as LulzSec.

Please don't mark this down as flamebait; it really is not an invalid opinion to hate LulzSec and what it stands for, no matter how much you teenagers reading this want to agree with them. Hating reality is part of teenager-hood. We understand how you feel; we all went through it.

But calling all CEOs "sociopaths" ?? Come on man, please join us back on this planet. Sure there are the Enrons of the world, and you might hate George Bush and all that, but come on guys. You've crossed the line into stupidhood now.

It ain't the security guys fault for not anticipating all the chaos that is possible in the world ;or rather it is their fault; but not due to lack of dilligence. It's just damn hard to keep that falcon flying around you :)

more than 3 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Mobile Data In Canada For a US Citizen?

Saint Stephen Just use the roaming (270 comments)

Your mileage may vary, but I was paranoid about using my cell phone or data plan when in Mexico. After I missed my flight, and having massive difficulty using the pay phones to call the airlines, I ended up just making a few calls on my cell. After that I decided to check my email while waiting for the next flight. It wasn't crazy - maybe $60 extra for a few minutes of phone/data time, if even that much. Sure, it was expensive, but I was smart about it, got done quickly, and it wasn't as painful as I thought

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LulzSec Announces That It Is Done

Saint Stephen Fuck You (412 comments)

Hey Teenagers,

Been There, Done That, Bought the T-Shirt.

Hope you enjoy the cock-gargling ass-raping in your near future,

Go to Hell,

The rest of the planet

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LulzSec Posts First Secret Document Dump

Saint Stephen Re:Opinion? (835 comments)

Oh, horse shit. You're just making shit up.

more than 3 years ago
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LulzSec Posts First Secret Document Dump

Saint Stephen Re:How about... (835 comments)

Yes, all americans are equally guilty for the state of illegal immigration - republicans too. We all apparently want them here or they wouldnt be here :)

more than 3 years ago
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LulzSec Posts First Secret Document Dump

Saint Stephen Re:Does it fucking matter? (835 comments)

It really no longer surprises me that my non-offensive, purely just an opinion posts, are modded into oblivion regularly here on Slashthink. Look at this thread for god's sake. It aint the hackers of my generation that are doing LulzSec/Anonymous/wikileaks shit. Lost cause. All you kids have turned into a bunch of terrorists or terrorist sympathizers. Twas ever thus. Search your heart and you will know i'm right :)

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LulzSec Posts First Secret Document Dump

Saint Stephen Re:Does it fucking matter? (835 comments)

Um, pass me some of that shit you are smoking. I pay the same damn sales tax plus about 1/3 of my income to various things such as Social Security which they do not pay. Plus its the little annoyances which come with being legal - doing things the legit way. Its a total drag and hassle and i resent the fuck out of some people bypassing all that shit and thinking they are the same as me. Its the fundamental fallacy of the whole thing and nobody talks about it. They have a very sweet deal here.

more than 3 years ago
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LulzSec Posts First Secret Document Dump

Saint Stephen Re:Does it fucking matter? (835 comments)

Hey man I'll cut your grass if you let me smoke pot all day and not pay any taxes. Illegals have it pretty damn sweet - none of the bullshit the rest of us have to put up with. I pay a fuckload of money to live in the USA. If they are willing to do the same, then I dig them. Otherwise, STFU.

more than 3 years ago
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Microsoft Demos C++ AMP At AMD Developers Summit

Saint Stephen Re:Grand Central Dispatch (187 comments)

Its been a long time but i know Grand central is a clone of a feature in windows. I cant remember if it is IO Completion Ports (coolest feature in windows) or something else. Whatever it is, windows gots it

more than 3 years ago
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Netflix's New Web Interface Gets Thumbs Down From Users

Saint Stephen I like it (267 comments)

I didn't even realize it was a redesign. I have a hard time finding anything at all I want to watch anyway, so I like having more crammed on the screen.

more than 3 years ago
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Silverlight Developers Rally Against Windows 8

Saint Stephen Re:.NET isn't going anywhere (580 comments)

Silverlight is not strictly speaking .NET. Different registry keys, etc.

It doesn't even have DataSets, it ain't .NET.

It's what was once called the DLR (Dynamic Language Runtime) a long long time ago.

Get off my lawn.

more than 3 years ago
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What Cities Want Your IT Skills?

Saint Stephen Re:Fuck yeah (123 comments)

Oracle + C# is actually pretty fun.

At my Oracle place we weren't permitted to use P/SQL. I used a python-esque syntax to have these insanely complex 5-page plus queries, but the catch was they were filled with CTE (common table expressions). I didn't have to give Oracle any hints - it just found them and optimized away 99.99% of the query and executed blazing fast but I could do totally dynamic sorting/searching.

Combine that with C# and stay the hell away from Toad, and you're home free. Just write your own Query tool and did I mention stay the hell away from Toad?

more than 3 years ago
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Hacker Group LulzSec Challenges FBI

Saint Stephen Dumbasses (308 comments)

I think Osama Bin Laden tried something similar once...

Well, I guess they pretty much guaranteed now that the US government will kick their asses eventually...

Well played, dumbasses, now everyone is paying attention!

more than 3 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Do You File Paper Documents At Home?

Saint Stephen Glad you asked! (371 comments)

I got a box with 26 folders in 5 sets of 5 colors plus 1 gray folder. My first thought obviously was a-z but how many q's would i have? So i decided to lump my stuff into 5 really broad categories and rotate the sets each quarter. The last set is long term. When i rotate the 4th quarter back to the current, i purge and move the residue to long term. The 26 th folder is for stuff waiting to be filed.

It works great for me but no one else can figure it out :). Btw, the categories are: stuff about money, cute stuff, stuff about me and the wife, stuff about the kids, and service records. Medical bills is stuff about us not money. I always know where to look

more than 3 years ago

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