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Marc Merlin's 2014 Burning Man Report For Tech Geeks

SigmundFloyd Warning: page TOO FAT ! (56 comments)

Thanks for making my computer unresponsive for minutes. Great job in web design.

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

SigmundFloyd Re:Dummy Accounts (178 comments)

You have a point, but it depends on how strict they are with identity checks (which also goes for the 4chan prank idea above).

about a month and a half ago
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Torvalds: No Opinion On Systemd

SigmundFloyd Re:Simple set of pipelined utilties! (385 comments)

Considering the first graphical web browser was written for the Next Operating system

So fucking what?

I'm going to assume that your stupid little rant is to make you feel better about hating Windows (wow! aren't you a rebel!) and less about anything to do with software development... of which you obviously know nothing.

Wrong assumptions + reading comprehension FAIL. Work on your personal issues and better luck next time.

about a month and a half ago
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ISIS Bans Math and Social Studies For Children

SigmundFloyd Re:Anti-math and anti-science ... (981 comments)

we will have to wait until the next Republican President before we can bring Math and Science back to the middle east.

And out of the US!

about a month and a half ago
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Torvalds: No Opinion On Systemd

SigmundFloyd Re:Whatever (385 comments)

You've been away for a while, haven't you.

about a month and a half ago
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Torvalds: No Opinion On Systemd

SigmundFloyd Re:Simple set of pipelined utilties! (385 comments)

If you really buy that principle and want to enforce it religiously, then please never use a web browser again (even Lynx!), not to mention any other complex program that isn't formed from a bunch of small "do one thing well!" utilities that are executed in a pipeline.

If web browsers and other modern programs do not follow the "many small tools doing 1 thing well" model, that's only due to programmer mediocrity and market pressure.

It would be a much better world if I could just replace the JavaScript-interpreting component as soon as a vulnerability is discovered and get on with my work. But NO, I also have to put up with whatever new dumb-ass UI happens to be bundled with the latest security update. And maybe wait for an extension (MORE code on top of a FAT PIG of a browser) to bring back the old interface!

Only idiots grown up on Windows can like such a fucked up way of doing things instead of the old, granular, elegant many-small-tools model.

about a month and a half ago
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UK Prisons Ministry Fined For Lack of Encryption At Prisons

SigmundFloyd Re:Walked away? (74 comments)

Moral of the story: only buy legless hard drives.

about 2 months ago
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Watch a Cat Video, Get Hacked: the Death of Clear-Text

SigmundFloyd Re:chroot is for cross-compiling, not security (166 comments)

getting out [of chroot] basically consists of making a symlink and doing cd.

OK, but - unless I'm missing something - you can't do that while chrooted. A browser running chrooted can't execute code that will make links to "out of chroot".

about 2 months ago
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Watch a Cat Video, Get Hacked: the Death of Clear-Text

SigmundFloyd Re:Reduced rights (166 comments)

Run your browser in a VM, preferably using a different OS to the host. No access to the host filesystem, isolated from the real machine.

Simply chroot the browser, no?

about 2 months ago
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Gmail Now Rejects Emails With Misleading Combinations of Unicode Characters

SigmundFloyd More generally (79 comments)

IME, Gmail is rejecting a lot of legitimate mail nowadays.

Their filters used to be good, but they completely fucked it up lately.

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: What To Do About the Sorry State of FOSS Documentation?

SigmundFloyd Re:Write some! (430 comments)

I once submitted a man page patch for bootparam(7). It described a boot parameter to the Linux kernel.

I never received a reply and it was never incorporated in the man page. That waste of time was the end of my "career" in documentation. Last I checked, that parameter was still undocumented.

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: What To Do About the Sorry State of FOSS Documentation?

SigmundFloyd OpenBSD (430 comments)

I'm aghast at the state ofdocumentation for Open Source projects

You must have missed OpenBSD, then.
I know, I know: It's an exception. I just wanted to mention the best documented Free Software I've ever seen.

about 3 months ago
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Russia Posts $110,000 Bounty For Cracking Tor's Privacy

SigmundFloyd Re:Transparency FTW! (98 comments)

given what we know of the NSA it's likely they have compromised TOR.

Well... Citation needed.

about 3 months ago
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Google Acquires Curated Music Service Songza

SigmundFloyd Nothing new (45 comments)

We're Google: Give us every detail of your life for a song.

about 4 months ago
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Exploiting Wildcards On Linux/Unix

SigmundFloyd s/Linux\/Unix/GNU/ (215 comments)

Article should be called 'Exploiting wildcards on GNU'.

All of the examples in the original document work because GNU software can intersperse options and filenames freely. None of those exploits would work in BSD userland, for example.

about 4 months ago
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The Game Theory of Life

SigmundFloyd Re:Is it me or... (85 comments)

our concept of information theory is a function of the universe it was developed in.

I don't think it needs to look similar to the universe's inner mechanisms just because of that.

about 4 months ago
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The Game Theory of Life

SigmundFloyd Is it me or... (85 comments)

...has the "simulated universe" hypotesis just got a slight boost from this finding?

about 4 months ago
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Scientists Give Praying Mantises Tiny 3D Glasses

SigmundFloyd Re:Finally... (55 comments)

No. The scientific name is "mantis religiosa", which tells you why praying is right.

about 6 months ago
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Study Finds US Is an Oligarchy, Not a Democracy

SigmundFloyd Re:"little influence" (818 comments)

It took a study to figure that out?

It took a study to find proof.

about 6 months ago

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Grooveshark's CEO: "all this growth without paying

SigmundFloyd SigmundFloyd writes  |  more than 2 years ago

SigmundFloyd (994648) writes "Following the news that Universal music filed a million-dollar lawsuit against Grooveshark in relation to alleged cases of copyright infringement, internal emails from the case have been made public, revealing the apparent audacity of Grooveshark business strategy.

Sina Simantob, Grooveshark chairman, wrote in a series of emails in 2009: "[...] we are achieving all this growth without paying a dime to any of the labels...we use the label's songs till we get a 100 (million) uniques, by which time we can tell the labels who is listening to their music, where, and then turn around and charge them for the very data we got from them [...]""

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