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RFID-Blocking Blazer and Jeans Could Stop Wireless Identity Theft

Skylinux Hope it works better then my wallet (110 comments)

Paid extra for an RFID blocking wallet. Tested it out the next time I had to pay for lunch with my RFID card.
Placed wallet on reader, card is somewhere in the middle, beeep, thanks for you payment - fuck.

My wallet is a "Protact" with the A written like a German AE. 100% rip off, hope these pants are better.

2 days ago

Royal Mail Pilots 3D Printing Service

Skylinux "bring in their own originals to duplicate" (59 comments)

And they have the nerve calling us thieves for downloading duplicated computer files.
As soon as a government agency does the same thing - gawd we are innovating and offering a great service to the public.

Fuck You!

about two weeks ago

Sony Pictures Computer Sytems Shut Down After Ransomware Hack

Skylinux Re:Who is going to get the pink slip (155 comments)

One can only hope it hits the right people. Those fucking idiots who demand we open the network to the "bring your device from home" crowd.
Remember when your network admin told you that it is a stupid idea - well here you go.

about three weeks ago

MARS, Inc: We Are Running Out of Chocolate

Skylinux Re:The Fix: Buy good Chocolate! (323 comments)

Your body would thank you for it!
Eat one every now and then instead of one every day. You spend the same but will value "the one" much more.
The better ingredients also make for a better product which in turn improve your experience even more.

I still remember Hershey from my time in the USA. I wouldn't call it chocolate ....

about a month ago

MARS, Inc: We Are Running Out of Chocolate

Skylinux Re:The Fix: Buy good Chocolate! (323 comments)

Everyone who voted insightful REALLY needs to go to one of those companies and try good chocolate.
I don't each much chocolate so I only but the HQ stuff now. Milka, Mars or even Ritter - they suck compared to a good, higher coca content chocolate.
I get mine from a shop selling coffee because just a chocolate, average coffee tastes .... less then average.

You only live once. Stop stuffing low quality shit into your mouth!

about a month ago

MARS, Inc: We Are Running Out of Chocolate

Skylinux Stop the race to the bottom (323 comments)

Let's hope this ends the race to the bottom of price and quality.
Reality, brown food color (blood) + "natural" flavors - chocolate even cheaper.

about a month ago

FreeBSD 10.1 Released

Skylinux Re:What's that smell? (123 comments)

That smell comes from that dead penguin over there. It blew its head off after failing to become the desktop OS during the past 20 years. To top it of, more and more server admins have started moving to *BSD.
He just could not take it anymore - SystemDisconnected

about a month ago

Assassin's Creed: Unity Launch Debacle Pulls Spotlight Onto Game Review Embargos

Skylinux Re:You are completely correct (474 comments)

Not sure if it is day 1 but watch out for "The Witcher 3" DLCs. They are going to mock larger companies by giving you their DLCs for free, well if you purchase the game. No need to preorder, just buy it.


One of the VERY few companies left that actually care about the consumer. DRM free from Day 1 - get it at GOG.com

about a month ago

Assassin's Creed: Unity Launch Debacle Pulls Spotlight Onto Game Review Embargos

Skylinux Re:Don’t really get it (474 comments)

Review embargo yes but not until after the release of the game.
This is usually reserved for the real shitty games. The ones that are hyped to no end but ultimately fail to deliver.

TotalBiscuit: The Big Bad Embargo: Just what is it anyway?

about a month ago

Ask Slashdot: How To Unblock Email From My Comcast-Hosted Server?

Skylinux Re:First step is to collect data. (405 comments)

Not only that. Yahoo is one of those providers that will silently drop messages. My server receives an "OK" but the message never makes it to the inbox - puff - gone.

Only happens with Yahoo.

about a month ago

LG's 0.7mm Smartphone Bezel Is World's Narrowest

Skylinux Re:Narrowest *LCD* bezel (63 comments)

Great but the image stops way short of the bezel. What good is a 1mm bezel if the image stops 5mm before it in every direction?

about a month and a half ago

Hungary's Plans For Internet Tax On Hold After Protests

Skylinux Double dipping assholes (48 comments)

Orban has planned consultations over the next year to look for other ways to tax revenue generated over the internet.

How come countries always double dip?
I already pay income tax on every cent I make. Any other taxes are double, triple, ... dipping on already taxed money.

I really hope I will see the day when we strangle politicians by their fucking neck ties.

about a month and a half ago

Will Fiber-To-the-Home Create a New Digital Divide?

Skylinux Ohhh nooo! (291 comments)

I always ask myself how I could possibly survive with only 1.2MB/s down (basic DSL). Then I turn my Internet TV on and notice that it works just fine.

Sure I can get fiber but why would I? I'd have to pay more for no benefit other then that I can download a 20-40GB game quicker.

about 2 months ago

Debian's Systemd Adoption Inspires Threat of Fork

Skylinux Re:What? (555 comments)

"new stuff requires new debugging methods on failure, avoid new stuff."

Not an issue with new stuff but I do have an issue with new features that makes things harder to use/debug.
I don't care about this on my laptop but I will switch to a server focused distro when I rebuild my cluster in a year.

This is why I really like Linux. Once you know Linux you can select a distribution based on features, not because it is hip.

about 2 months ago

Torvalds: I Made Community-Building Mistakes With Linux

Skylinux Re:I'm not convinced (387 comments)

What you call professional, I call passionless.

about 2 months ago

Court Rules Parents May Be Liable For What Their Kids Post On Facebook

Skylinux Eltern haften für Ihre Kinder (323 comments)

"Eltern haften für Ihre Kinder" => "Parents are liable for their Children"

Is a sign that is used around construction sites in Germany. I have seen it all my life but it basically is complete bullshit.
There are a LOT of cases where children may damage the property of others but the parents will not have to pay.
I don't know who makes these retarded laws.


* 2014 and Slashdot has problems with Umlauts - why do I still come here? .... keep focusing on your fucking Beta UI!

about 2 months ago

Millions of Voiceprints Quietly Being Harvested

Skylinux Is this one way? (86 comments)

What happens when someone steals the db. Will they now have the data required to emulate the owner's voice against other sound based authentication methods?

about 2 months ago

PETA Is Not Happy That Google Used a Camel To Get a Desert "StreetView"

Skylinux Just can't win... (367 comments)

Use a drone -> Told you! They produce equipment for the military or CIA.

Use a plane -> You know how many birds die to props each year? Murderers!

Use a jeep -> Ohh gawd the environment!

User solar powered vehicle -> WTF? You never get the energy back!

Use a camel that is probably better cared for then dogs in PETA kennels -> Think of the animals!!!

You just can't win.

about 2 months ago

BitHammer, the BitTorrent Banhammer

Skylinux Re:It's okay when I do it... (429 comments)

You can torrent on shared connections and even wifi. You just can't be a greedy asshole about it and allow your torrent client to use as many connections as possible.

Limit connections to ~20-80, max download 70% line capacity, max upload at 50% capacity.


about 2 months ago


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