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The Case For Flipping Your Monitor From Landscape to Portrait

StripedCow Re:Everything old is new again (567 comments)

Also, people start working on mainframes again. Except now they call it "the cloud".

about two weeks ago

Uber Banned In Delhi After Taxi Driver Accused of Rape

StripedCow Re:Sadly,... (180 comments)

yet post-indicdent it seems that they may not have told the truth

Could you then please sketch what an Uber advertorial should like like?

about two weeks ago

Heathrow Plane In Near Miss With Drone

StripedCow Phew (325 comments)

Thank goodness my Amazon drone-delivered goods were not destroyed by this incident.

about two weeks ago

Google Confirms That It's Designing Kid-Friendly Versions of Its Services

StripedCow Darknet for kids (52 comments)

Will this be a darknet, where google and wikipedia pretend that santa claus exists?

about two weeks ago

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 a month ago

The Math Behind the Hipster Effect

StripedCow iPhone (176 comments)

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

about a month ago

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 a month and a half ago

Mathematical Proof That the Universe Could Come From Nothing

StripedCow Re:Nothing? (429 comments)

We will probably never fully understand physics.

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 a month and a half ago

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 a month and a half ago

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 a month and a half ago

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 a month and a half ago

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 a month and a half ago

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 a month and a half ago

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 1 month ago

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 1 month ago

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 2 months ago

EU Court Rules Embedding YouTube Videos Is Not Copyright Infringement

StripedCow Re:Justice (68 comments)

Correlation != causation.

about 2 months ago


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