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Slashdot BETA Discussion

TheBlackMan Die Beta, DIE !!! (60 comments)

The beta clearly sucks. If you guys cannot make something that is CLEARLY SUPERIOR to the slashdot we have, then DO NOT FCKIN' CHANGE ANYTHING !
If you want to try something new, justy try to make a new site, advertise it and see the results. If there is no adoption, that probably means IT JUST SUCKS !

The old slashdot is so close to perfection that it is understandable that it is difficult to improve on PERFECTION. And it is too easy to break it.

DEAL WITH IT.

about 10 months ago
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Google Aims To Cull Child Porn By Algorithm, Not Human Review

TheBlackMan Re:What is the point of this? (306 comments)

Exactly.

Also, I am browsing the net since at least 12 years and i have NEVER found child porn by accident or whatsoever. I am thinking that child porn can be found only in the "dark internet".

So that makes one wonder what Google's real motives are.

about a year and a half ago
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Intel Removes "Free" Overclocking From Standard Haswell CPUs

TheBlackMan This shows what will happen in a world without AMD (339 comments)

If Intel will ever be allowed to become monopoly again, it will produce extremely pricey and extremely limited processors. Everybody should love AMD, because it is the only thing stopping Intel from selling them shit wrapped in golden paper for thousands $$.

about a year and a half ago
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Microsoft Fined €561 Million For Non-compliance With EU Browser Settlement

TheBlackMan Why stop there ? (401 comments)

I mean now Microsoft should be fined for trying to literally break the bank with its new UEFI/Secureboot monopolistic idiocy.
But let's go higher this time - i hereby propose 10.000.000.000 $ (ten US billions of US dollars).

And while doing that, why not stop this Secureboot crap from happening while we still can ?

Why a company with known history like that is allowed to continue its sick practices is beyond me.

about a year and a half ago
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Fedora 19 Nixing MySQL in Favor of MariaDB

TheBlackMan Re:Migrating (116 comments)

I have recently migrated 2 of my servers from MySQL to MariaDB with about 1,5mil unique users. The only problems i had were some configuration (my.cnf) changes. Except that, none at all.

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Are Timed Coding Tests Valuable?

TheBlackMan NOPE. (776 comments)

If asked for simple answer, here it is.

about 2 years ago
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The Future of 802.11ac

TheBlackMan Re:Congestion & old nets = little benefit (125 comments)

802.11ac isn't out yet but I have little hope of it really helping. I live in an apartment building I can already see 50+ routers on 2.4 & 10+ ON 5GH.

I just don't see that much of a benefit unless the congestion avoidance is really better than 102.11n.

You are probably right. I think this invention will be of more help: http://hardware.slashdot.org/story/12/10/23/1946248/increasing-wireless-network-speed-by-1000-by-replacing-packets-with-algebra It works basically "repair data" in RAR archives for WiFi networks, so distorted/damaged packets can be recovered even if their checksums don't match.

about 2 years ago
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ACTA's EU Future In Doubt As Poland Suspends Ratification

TheBlackMan Re:Thank you (139 comments)

Apparently, somebody already tried that once, but by mistake the plane was filled with wrong people.

Perhaps somebody should try again, doing it properly this time ?

more than 2 years ago
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ACTA's EU Future In Doubt As Poland Suspends Ratification

TheBlackMan Re:Thank you (139 comments)

I am Polish and actually, it is only our Prime Minister which is trying to manipulate the public into thinking that acta will not be ratified.

Most of us is pretty sure that it is only a suspension, not complete stop. Polish government has a long history of lying and manipulating us, so they are waiting for the protests to chill out and will push ACTA at other time.

We are now in the process of collecting signatures for a referendum, so we can kill ACTA once and for all. If that will not be enough, it may even be neccessary to remove the government.

more than 2 years ago
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House Kills SOPA

TheBlackMan Re:Counterattack. (495 comments)

Exactly.
It is important to realize that these guys will never ever stop unless we stop them first.

So we should actively find & destroy all politicans, corporations and organizations which create laws like these. When they get their asses kicked, they won't have such stupid ideas anymore.

more than 2 years ago
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Microsoft Taking Aggressive Steps Against Linux On ARM

TheBlackMan Re:MS Taking Aggressive Steps Against MALWARE On A (675 comments)

Sir, you are either paid propagandist, or you have no idea what you are talking about.
The security we (Linux users) always wanted was supposed to be on software level, not on hardware level.

Doing anything like this on hardware level is definately anti-competitive.

more than 2 years ago
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Working On Man Made Lightning

TheBlackMan In soviet Russia... (67 comments)

In soviet Russia they actually have some of these already:

darkroastedblend.com/2007/07/creepy-high-voltage-installations.html

about 3 years ago
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Blizzard Announces New WoW Expansion: Mists of Pandaria

TheBlackMan Re:Still a grind (276 comments)

As a casual gamer, I can confidently state that MMORPG's are not for casual players but only for hardcore gamers willing to spend large quantities of time and money. I have yet to encounter and MMORPG that doesn't feel like endless grinding within the first hour of play.

Actually, there is one. Vendetta Online does not require a lot of grinding. Being good is 75-90% skill, and only 10-25% gear. A veteran player can very easily kick ass of a newbie who has the best gear avaiable. In VO, it only takes 1-3 weeks of play to grind up to playable levels, so you can fight with the best. However Vendetta a big disadvantage comparing to WOW or other MMOs: it is boring, there isn't much happening there really.

more than 3 years ago
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Krugman On Bitcoin and the Gold Standard

TheBlackMan Re:Fundementally flawed (601 comments)

I completely agree with most of people here - bitcoin is flawed concept and a complete failure.

Therefore, everybody who wants to get rid of this heavy burden of having Bitcoins can send them to this address 16w7nVnj8mZoaoPxiQP3pAWiStSJo8DUqy so I will recycle them harmlessly.
Don't let the Bitcoin issue burden you ! I will fix your problem in no time.

more than 3 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Do we, geeks realize our power ?

TheBlackMan Re:Some people need to eat (3 comments)

Some people need to eat, feed their families, pay bills, etc.

I wonder how much will they eat, after the food becomes rationed by our brand new World Totalitarian Government(tm). If they can destroy the internet without resistance.... there is no saying what can they do next.

more than 3 years ago
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Online-Only Currency BitCoin Reaches Dollar Parity

TheBlackMan Re:fad (517 comments)

Since bitcoins can be destroyed through abandonment, I predict that bitcoins will become impossible to continue for a long term basis.

Completely untrue. Since the protocol allows extreme divisability (even 100+ digits), whole network could run even or 1 BTC (1 unit of currency). So even if you destroy 99% bitcoins in existence, the market still will do fine.

more than 3 years ago
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Scientists Discover Solar Powered Hornets

TheBlackMan Re:Oh no.... (177 comments)

Can you imagine a beowulf cluster of thes.... oh, wait.

more than 3 years ago
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Wikileaks Founder Arrested In London

TheBlackMan Re:Well. now we do it (1060 comments)

Time to decode that insurance file.

No. He is not dead yet. Let's see what happens first and act later.

more than 3 years ago
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UK Police To Get Major New Powers To Seize Domains

TheBlackMan Re:A big deal (161 comments)

So is it the time for alternative censorship-free DNS system yet ?

about 4 years ago

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Ask Slashdot: Do we, geeks realize our power ?

TheBlackMan TheBlackMan writes  |  more than 3 years ago

TheBlackMan (1458563) writes "I think we all agree, that the Internet is probably one of the most amazing & important inventions of mankind and that it has turned upside down the way humanity sees the world.
But after recent[1] events[2] , it should be now clear what are the intentions of world's largest governments towards freedom of the Internet.

This got me into thinking. After all it is us, geeks who started all of it. All the amazing power which computer era brought is in our hands. We are the ones who created every one of the modern communication technologies. It was geeks, not politicians who created WWW, Google, Facebook, IRC and only geeks can really comprehend it use it effeciently. We also have all the means needed to work and make decisions together effeciently — fast communication, control of all of the major network hubs, ease of organization virtual/real meetings using social networks. Also, unlike "common folk", most of us is fully aware what is currently happening in the topic of internet freedom and we usually have similiar viewpoints in this matter.

So, strictly theoretically speaking, what could happen if all of us who control the web would just refuse to follow orders and resist simultaneously ? Computer era and Internet and are both children of us, geeks. When it will come to it, can we really be forced to hurt or kill our children quietly ?"

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