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Microsoft To Open Source .NET and Take It Cross-Platform

StripedCow Developers (525 comments)

Good for them.
Open sourcing .NET will probably work better than just shouting "developers, developers, developers!!!"

about two weeks ago
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The Math Behind the Hipster Effect

StripedCow iPhone (176 comments)

I guess that's why all iPhones look exactly the same then.

about two weeks ago
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Computer Scientists Ask Supreme Court To Rule APIs Can't Be Copyrighted

StripedCow WINE (260 comments)

This would be good news for the WINE project!

Now I'm wondering when we'll see the first compatibility layer allowing OS/X programs to be run on linux.

about three weeks ago
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Mathematical Proof That the Universe Could Come From Nothing

StripedCow Re:Nothing? (429 comments)

We will probably never fully understand physics.
Why?

Well, we cannot explain experiential consciousness, or in other words explain why we are here and observe everything around us. While that alone could be explained by an observer that is outside of this universe, but the fact that I am bringing this up in a discussion is proof that this thing we call consciousness is actually part of physics.

about three weeks ago
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Why Scientists Think Completely Unclassifiable and Undiscovered Life Forms Exist

StripedCow The internet (221 comments)

The internet is a life form:

1. it is growing (new devices are added every day)
2. reproducing (new subnets are created every day)
3. functional
4. continually changing

about three weeks ago
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Big Data Knows When You Are About To Quit Your Job

StripedCow Re:Does it know if I've been bad or good? (185 comments)

Big data makes generalizations, like: if you're black, female, etc. you (can) make less money.
This is discrimination. On the basis of this alone, big data should be forbidden.

about three weeks ago
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We Are Running Out of Sand

StripedCow Re:That was close... (264 comments)

I thought the article was about running out of sand for silicon semiconductors.

And I thought the shortage was due to the steadily increasing popularity of silicone implants.

about three weeks ago
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Disney Patents a Piracy Free Search Engine

StripedCow paywalls (164 comments)

So basically, it's a search engine for searching paywalls.

This makes it easy to filter out paywalls from your search results.
1. run search on google
2. run search on disney
3. subtract results from (1) by (2)
4. profit

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Useful Are DMARC and DKIM?

StripedCow Sending e-mail reliably (139 comments)

Are there any guides out there describing how to send e-mail *reliably* these days?
Seems that the RFCs don't cut it anymore, since there are so many undocumented rules that large e-mail providers (gmail, etc.) use.
If you'd go by the RFSs alone, your e-mail just ends up in a spam-filter (at best) most of the time.

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Can You Say Something Nice About Systemd?

StripedCow Keep it simple, stupid (928 comments)

I think systemd has too much functionality and should be broken into smaller modules.
That's the nicest thing I can say.

about a month ago
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Charity Promotes Covert Surveillance App For Suicide Prevention

StripedCow Re:Um (74 comments)

How he fuck is this different than wget-ing and grep-ing your friends' feed?

If I ask you: "how was the movie?" and you answered "1001011100111001...", how the f*ck is this different from downloading a torrent?

The difference is: what the judge thinks of it.

about a month ago
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We Are All Confident Idiots

StripedCow Re:Not a new idea (306 comments)

"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts."
        -- Bertrand Russell

about a month ago
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EU Court Rules Embedding YouTube Videos Is Not Copyright Infringement

StripedCow Re:Justice (68 comments)

Correlation != causation.

about a month ago
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EU Court Rules Embedding YouTube Videos Is Not Copyright Infringement

StripedCow Re:Crazy EU logic (again) (68 comments)

Well, if a copy is made, you lose the possibility of removing the content or changing it.

about 1 month ago
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EU Court Rules Embedding YouTube Videos Is Not Copyright Infringement

StripedCow Re:Justice (68 comments)

The E.U. copyright directive and the laws in different countries don't mention embedding, and thus a court decides

That was the point. The fact that embedding is not described in the law means that this is a failure. Please read the original comment again if you still don't get it.

about 1 month ago

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