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Is D an Underrated Programming Language?

Shavano Re:Nah (370 comments)

C++. C#?

4 days ago
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Is D an Underrated Programming Language?

Shavano Re:It's rated D (370 comments)

Why isn't Mindfuck more widely used? And what about Whitespace?

4 days ago
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Is D an Underrated Programming Language?

Shavano Re:COBOL (370 comments)

SNOBOL.

4 days ago
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Is D an Underrated Programming Language?

Shavano Re:COBOL (370 comments)

Arbitrary spelling that must be memorized for every word?
Ambiguous syntax?
Homonyms?
Homographs?

Vagueness in general?

4 days ago
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The Most Popular Passwords Are Still "123456" and "password"

Shavano trustno1 (195 comments)

I got a kick out of this one.

(changing password now)

4 days ago
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Innocent Adults Are Easy To Convince They Committed a Serious Crime

Shavano Re:The average human being (291 comments)

One more reason to never talk to police without your lawyer present. In fact, not even then. You talk to your lawyer and your lawyer relays what you said, in carefully edited form, to police. That way what you say can never be used against you.

about a week ago
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Elon Musk's Proposed Internet-by-Satellite System Could Link With Mars Colonies

Shavano Re:This idea failed in the 1990s (104 comments)

Yeah, it's the same thing almost exactly, only 20 years later. That significantly reduces the cost of the hardware, I suppose, but there's also less market-not-being-served now than there was then so both the cost and the revenue arguments are significantly impacted.

about a week ago
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Elon Musk's Proposed Internet-by-Satellite System Could Link With Mars Colonies

Shavano Re:Beyond borders (104 comments)

A few hundred satellites at 750 miles altitude are not really that much of a problem, unless you're orbiting at the same altitude. Space is big. Even LEO is big.

I think we do need an international agreement on orbital bands. Human spaceflight OK in some bands, others reserved for cheap junk, others reserved for expensive junk, so the cheap junk doesn't take out the expensive junk or the humans.

about a week ago
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Ask Slashdot: Dealing With Companies With Poor SSL Practices?

Shavano Re:Please shame whomever it is (141 comments)

And make sure that that password manager is only able to run locally and NEVER transfer your password file, even though it's encrypted, via a non-secure means. If you have it on a mobile device make sure your device settings prevent it from being uploaded to a server that you do not own.

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Dealing With Companies With Poor SSL Practices?

Shavano Re:Shop elsewhere... (141 comments)

Bingo! This is your only real recourse. Also, change your password and if possible lock or delete your account with them.

about a month ago
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Sony Accused of Pirating Music In "The Interview"

Shavano Re:Hmmm ... (180 comments)

Considering Sony's HUGE corporate interest in making sure everybody obeys copyright law, if this really happened it could only be a screwup and if that's the case, they'll settle. There's absolutely no rationale for them to fight the claims if they're true.

about a month ago
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White House Touts Obama's 1-Liner as 2014 Tech Highlight

Shavano Re:You mean first POTUS to program while in office (65 comments)

Carter graduated from the Naval Academy in 1946. Clinton studied politics and law in the 60's and early 70's. There wasn't much chance back then to program in those programs. However, Clinton had a reputation of being always curious about details and it wouldn't be at all surprising if he asked somebody to show him how to make a computer do what he wanted it to do at some point, maybe to help Chelsea with her schoolwork.

about a month ago
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Sony Accused of Pirating Music In "The Interview"

Shavano Re:Hmmm ... (180 comments)

Unless Sony shows that they did have a contract. I seriously doubt an outfit like Sony wouldn't just replace her music if the couldn't get a contract, and I seriously doubt they couldn't get a contract.

about a month ago
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Bitcoin Exec To Spend Two Years Behind Bars For Silk Road Transactions

Shavano Re:Sorry, not corporate enough. (69 comments)

If that and he had been dealing in illegal drugs... yes, he would have been charged. What, nothing on the attempting-to-hire-a-hitman?

about a month ago
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No More Foamy Beer, Thanks To Magnets

Shavano Got it backwards? (130 comments)

From the abstract of the original article: "When hydrophobins and hop extract together were submitted to magnetic fieldmore gushing was obtained than in the absence of magnet. This is due to the extensive dispersion of the combination by the magnet and can be limited by using less amount of hop extract."

about a month and a half ago
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"Fat-Burning Pill" Inches Closer To Reality

Shavano Re:Magic Pill - Self Discipline (153 comments)

It could only work by starving you or depriving you of your favorite foods, so no luck there.

about a month and a half ago

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Apple loses bid to exclude evidence in Samsung patent trial

Shavano Shavano writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Shavano (2541114) writes "Apple loses bid to exclude evidence in Samsung patent trial Apple Inc. lost its bid to exclude evidence presented by Samsung Electronics Co. at the companies' patent trial in California about a tablet computer developed more than a decade before Apple's iPad was released in 2010. Judge Koh strikes for sanity again."
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Avecto Rollout -- How much pain are we in for?

Shavano Shavano writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Shavano (2541114) writes "My company has just announced that it is rolling out Avecto "Privilege Guard" which will be running on everybody's computer and monitoring what applications we are running and keeping a central applications whitelist. As our IT explained it, applications not on the whitelist will run with a local override. But I just looked on Avecto's website and that's not what they say about their application. They claim that you will have security and IT support savings because users won't be able to run applications that aren't permitted. What they're advertising is supposedly huge savings that companies can get if they take away everybody's admin privileges.

I should mention that most of the computers at my company are in the hands of engineers, scientists and programmers. So everybody is running specialized applications and most of those people have admin rights to their machines because they run programs that require it and in the past IT trusted them to some degree. I think there's a degree of pain coming and I want a gauge of how bad it's going to be.

Does anybody have knowledge of how Avecto really works and whether users will necessarily be locked out of non-whitelisted applications or is it a case where the local user of unapproved programs gets a warning and can give the system temporary approval to run the program?"

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