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To Google Friends Or Not To Google, That Is the Question

Snaller Dream on (117 comments)

Not one of the people I know have a "presence online" - Google may know about them because they use Android, but they have no profiles on plus, facebook, myspace or anywhere else, they do not post updates about themselves constantly and if i google their names i get someone else with that name.
And only small fry will be held "accountable" the big ones will continue to get away, as they always have.

about 2 years ago
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Wired Proclaims the Death of the Game Console

Snaller Re:Game Controls (368 comments)

I thought consoles were the little handheld pieces of crap, like the wiii? The xbox is a PC - and old and outdated PC sure, but still a PC

about 2 years ago
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Scientists Who Failed to Warn of Quake Found Guilty of Manslaughter

Snaller Re:Misleading summary (459 comments)

It still sick.

about 2 years ago
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NetFlix Caught Stealing DivX Subtitles From Finnish Pirates

Snaller Don't be an idiot (284 comments)

This is not Netflix policy, then have thousands of employes in many countries, and to get stuff subtitles they have hired many different companies. Presumably one of those companies had an idiot working for them, who did this. And most likely that person is now fired.

about 2 years ago
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NetFlix Caught Stealing DivX Subtitles From Finnish Pirates

Snaller No (284 comments)

Netflix hasn't said that - nor are they likely to.

about 2 years ago
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A Day in Your Life, Fifteen Years From Now

Snaller Don't give up your day job (687 comments)

Besides, 15 years from now I'll be existing in a computer matrix after the singularity. It's great fun in there - everything is possible, and its bigger on the inside!

about 2 years ago
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Curiosity Spies Unidentified, Metallic Object On Mars

Snaller If its alien (396 comments)

They won't tell us anyway, so don't get excited.

about 2 years ago
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UK Man Arrested For Offensive Joke Posted On Facebook

Snaller Re:Yes we know, so what? (606 comments)

You are quite right, would mod up if I had points.

about 2 years ago
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UK Man Arrested For Offensive Joke Posted On Facebook

Snaller The sick censorship of today (606 comments)

*** Message removed for your protection ***

about 2 years ago
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Astronomers Search For Dyson Spheres of Alien Civilizations

Snaller Get over it (686 comments)

WE are the first ones, sad but true - now stop wasting money looking at the stars and build a ship instead.

about 2 years ago
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A Suicide Goes Viral On the Internet

Snaller Re:Copycat suicides (566 comments)

Could we have your name and address so we can make sure not to help you WHEN you get sick and infirm.

about 2 years ago
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Free Font Helps People With Dyslexia

Snaller Re:Uhhh well a different view... (151 comments)

Go stand in the corner with The Earth is Flat society, and global warming deniers.

about 2 years ago
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Free Font Helps People With Dyslexia

Snaller Re:Uhhh well, shit. (151 comments)

Plus, you designed the font, eh? ;)

about 2 years ago
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Advertisers Never Intended To Honor DNT

Snaller Capitalism wants to make money (308 comments)

So they don't care what you want, because they want to run their ever larger, bloated, growing websites.

Unless we get a greed cap.

about 2 years ago
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Federal Judge Says No Right To Secret Ballot, OKs Barcoded Ballots

Snaller Re:LOL, American "democracy"! (584 comments)

Wow, you are so stupid you shouldn't be allowed to vote. Its ok not to no things, but its not ok to make up shit because one can't be bothered to figure things out.

You are comparing apples to bicycles.

If people can chose their leaders its a democracy, if they can't its a dictatorship.

If a country has a president it is a republic, if they have a king or queen it is a monarchy.

If you have a king or president has no bearing on whether or not it is a democracy.

Iraq, before the war was a republic which was not a democracy.
The UK is a democratic monarchy.
Saudi Arabia is a non-democratic monarchy.
The USA is a democratic republic.

about 2 years ago
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Why Non-Coders Shouldn't Write Code

Snaller Re:Marketing guy's function (421 comments)

What if the previous text ended with a "." - now you've changed the text to read ".," - that's a bug right there!

about 2 years ago
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New Hobbit Trailer Debuts

Snaller Go to youtube instead (130 comments)

Then you won't have that ugly apple marring the entire trailer

more than 2 years ago
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Google Bans Online Anonymity While Patenting It

Snaller Google full of crap (188 comments)

"'It's important to use your common name,' Google explains in its Google+ ground rules, 'so that the people you want to connect with can find you.'"

Bullshit, on the order of nazi propaganda. Google wants you to use your real name so they can make more money from me. The people I want to connect with me can easily find me, I mail them a alink - your policies are making people I DON'T want to connect with find me.

Or it would if I used G+ which I won't. But you've lost your way greedy google.

more than 2 years ago

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Universal Censors News Podcast

Snaller Snaller writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Snaller (147050) writes "Tech News Today does what the name says, its a podcast reporting on Tech news, Monday to Friday. They, like Slashdot, reported on the Megaupload vs Universal. But during the coverage they played a snippet of the Music video and immediate Universal Music Group had the news podcast yanked from Youtube.
Tech News Today has other outlets than Youtube, but should a music company have the right to have a news podcast removed on copyright grounds when its not even clear if said company has had any copyrights violated?"

Link to Original Source
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Ask Slashdot: RSS app which can fetch specific enc

Snaller Snaller writes  |  about 3 years ago

Snaller (147050) writes "I wonder if some of the Slashdot readers can suggest a PC application which can download specific enclosures from RSS feeds, presumably based on some sort of pattern matching.

The problem is some RSS feeds have several different media enclosures for each individual item. And no RSS readers seem to work with that, the readers I've found just automatically pick the first enclosure, which is not necessarily what you'd want.

As an example consider this:
http://feeds.twit.tv/tnt_video_large

This RSS feed contains 10 differently encoded podcasts for each individual episode (different bitrate and resolution), but all RSS readers I've found just picks the first one (with the 640x368 resolution)."
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Tron returns

Snaller Snaller writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Snaller (147050) writes "Remember how some years before Gibson coined "cyberspace" people could get sucked into the computer and placed on the game grid in Tron? As it cool then? Would it be cool to return? And what ever happened to programmer extraordinaire Kevin Flynn (Jeff Bridges) — seems the answer to that question has drawn closer.
Via Comic-Con, comes light cycles in High Res — what more could you want?"
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Hardware security for World of Warcraft

Snaller Snaller writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Snaller (147050) writes "Since World of Warcraft became a massive success, hackers have created trojans who specifically target WoW players, and try to steal their login credentials. To combat this Blizzard has now created the "Blizzard Authenticator" which can be yours for 6.50 — when a user logs into the game they are directed to press a button on the token generator and will get a short one time code to enter. Those who are sure they will never get hacked are free to ignore this offer."
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All Danish citizens under surveillance

Snaller Snaller writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Snaller (147050) writes "Unfortunately I can find no English news sites reporting this, so i guess it may never go beyond your eyes (or ours), but at least one American (I'm assuming) will have read it then:

During this weekend the real big brother put his foot down on the country of Denmark, in Europe, in the name of fighting terrorism the government has ordered all Internet providers and telcos to log: who you call on your phone, who calls you, the addresses of the calling parties and for cell phones where you are when you make/receive the call. Times of messages you send and receive on your phone. Internet providers must log who a user connects to via his computer, this includes the users IP address, the destination IP address, what port numbers are used on the sending end, and port numbers used at the receiving end, and the duration of the communication. They must log the identity of the user initiating the communication and the precise geographic location of the user. In addition to this they must log the email address of people the user sends email to, and the email address used to send from, and the time of the email transmission. By law these loggings must be carried out for every single citizen who uses the Internet or the phone system, and these logs must be kept for one year, to be made available to the police if it is found relevant for an investigation. A judge needs sign of on it, however apparently the secret Danish police does not need that — they can simply demand to see it.

Some Danes are pragmatically pointing out that there is a bit of a hole in the law since libraries are currently not included, hotels are confused since they are included but not sure if they need to write down the names of all of their guests who try to use the Internet or just that the hotel computer was used, while others are outraged at what they consider a gross violation of their privacy, but apparently, and unfortunately, many seem to accept it when the blonde minister of justice opinions that only people who plan on doing crime could object to these measures.

This is the full text of the law (in Danish) http://147.29.40.91/DELFIN/HTML/B2006/0098805.htm

And a couple of articles about the subject (alas, in Danish)

Newspaper Information
News paper Arbejderen
Newspaper Politiken and here
Newspaper Jyllands Posten
And The Danish Library Agency"

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Journals

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Slashdots search sucks??

Snaller Snaller writes  |  more than 4 years ago

I was trying to find a recent story, tried several different searches and get a load of crap.
Then i google the query and site:slashdot and the correct hit is the second one (first one is in the thread)

Hm.. not good slashdot.

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Snaller Snaller writes  |  more than 7 years ago

On Slashdot at least.

Wonder if its the americans this is an american site after all. they seem to like to censor things, while i come from a country where we can say "fuck" on primetime. But then words don't frighten us as much as it seems to do some people.

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Snaller Snaller writes  |  more than 8 years ago

This is regular lord of the flies, the kids rule the damn asylum at slashdot,...

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Snaller Snaller writes  |  more than 8 years ago

So, all the little kids were out in force, modding me troll all over because i point out a few facts - I wonder if its because they love their little warez heaven? And rude as well.

How weird that Slashdot indirectly supports criminal behavior by preventing the opposing view to be heard. Tut tut.

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Wow - 5 flamebait mods in a row

Snaller Snaller writes  |  more than 9 years ago

I wish the mods would realise this is supposed to be a free country and not old russia.

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Google Groups 2 - sucks

Snaller Snaller writes  |  more than 9 years ago

Well, it finally happened: They do evil. Boy do the new layout suck, for me its 50% less screen space. Their lame (as in bad) page design causes it to close be unreadable and some functionality is way down.

I rue the day when Google Groups 1 is gone - pity i didn't buy stocks, i could have sold them again!

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A vote for John Kerry is a vote for al Qaeda ?

Snaller Snaller writes  |  more than 10 years ago

So... can you buy advertising time IN CNN programs?

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Firefly in the Navy

Snaller Snaller writes  |  more than 10 years ago

MWR - stands for Morale, Welfare and Recreation. Its the people in the American Navy who try to live up to their name by entertaining the troops. They've just struck a deal with enterprising Firefly fans who've donated 250 DVD sets of the series. So through the Navy's "Afloat" library program, US sailors around the world will be able to enjoy Firefly during their downtime (meanwhile Joss Whedon is working on the motion picture).

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Divx going a bit too far?

Snaller Snaller writes  |  about 11 years ago

VirtualDub is a great and free video capture and editing open source utility. However the author announces that he won't support DivX 5.1 in any way, shape or form in VirtualDub. It's not that he is boycotting it, its just that after he installed the codecs and tried to play something he was greeted with the message: "Debugger detected - please close down and restart" - A userspace driver (even the free version) with a protection wrapper. He can't debug Virtualdub AT ALL when the codec is installed because it triggers on load, in fact you can't debug any programs if you hover over an avi in the open dialog, explorer load the codecs to dislay information and the codecs terminates your application.

He does not this is a good choice on the part of Divx Networks, I agree!

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Get it right you damn incompetents!

Snaller Snaller writes  |  more than 11 years ago

Damn, is a lot of the web written by incompetents. And i'm not talking about the content, but the composition of HTML. Even if you are just a bit myopic it can be though reading all the small letters that usually ensues from misuse of Stylesheets (in MSIE you can't change the font size if someone twit has specified an absolute font size) - but now the progressive Brits have made it a crime if you don't design your pages properly - God save the Queen!

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Can you trust Snopes not to spin rumours of their own?

Snaller Snaller writes  |  more than 11 years ago

Snopes is a site, perhaps trusted to much by too many, which claims to debunk urban legends, and apparently if they are wrong they just try to change history:

The Agonist was apparently first to mention it: After 11th of September, Michael Moore was claiming on TV that Saudi royals and members of Bin Ladens family were secretly flown out of the country by Bush's special order during the ban on air travel. Snopes, debunker of all evil slammed Moore and expressed harsh words wich boiled down to "He's full of shit". Well, now he's been proven right! And Snopes just edits the page and goes in to denial about the whole thing. And what's also interesting is that the Google cache of the page has suddenly disappeared! Of course some people claim Google are closed friends with the spy community, though i suppose there are always conspiracy theories. And so people start to analyse,talk and rumminate about Snopes, Google, Moore and Bush and his Saudi friends.

I like Tom Tomorrows comment: See, when Michael says it, he's a crazy truth-distorting axe-grinder. But when much of what he said turns out to be true, suddenly it's "subjective political issues outside of the scope of this page."

Edit:Sean-Paul (The Agonist) points out that it was actually Tom Tomorrow who was the first to point this out.

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Why aren't there any usefull hackers?

Snaller Snaller writes  |  more than 11 years ago

If an Internet explorer gets tired of all the plugins which would like to install themselves, he can go to security and specify that ActiveX plugins should not be installed.

Guess what happens then? When you come across a page where there is such a plugin, Internet Explorer opens a message box which says:

"Your current security settings prohibit running activex controls on this page.
As a result, the page many not display correctly."

And then an OK button.

So if you don't want Flash installed, you'll get this damn message box on every damn page.

Now it could either be that Microsoft are a bunch of incompetent wankers (which seems likely) or they are just a bunch of amoral twats who wants to force this shit on us (which also seems likely).

So i ask myself, instead of hackers wasting time cracking the latest release of "Little Bo peep and her sheep on vacation", why don't someone make a truly usefull hack and get rid of this annoying behaviour?

(Caveats to spammers: I know you can use proxies, other browsere etc - don't bother)

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Firefly to return as movie

Snaller Snaller writes  |  more than 11 years ago

Firefly Support reports that a Firefly movie is now certain. Adam Baldwin, who played Jayne, has confrimed this on the Official Fox board (which is still around). Being a movie this will take longer, it is expected to be ready in 18 months.

A DVD release of the series is set for release later this year.

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Calculate your marriage - would Hari Seldon approve?

Snaller Snaller writes  |  more than 11 years ago

Or how to predict the succes of your Marriage in several easy equations. These researches believe they have a mathematical model of marriage.
Can Psychological applications of dynamic nonlinear models work? Apparently, because by now they are able to predict who will get a divorce with 90% certainty. From the Chronicle of Higher Eduction

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