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Survey: 56 Percent of US Developers Expect To Become Millionaires

TheRealMindChild Re:A "millionaire" isn't what it used to be. (430 comments)

Because when you lose your job for a year and can't make the payments and get foreclosed on, all of that money you paid on it that you swore was "worthwhile" is now gone, and now you still have a debt with the bank.

yesterday
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Intel Pushes Into Tablet Market, Pushes Away From Microsoft

TheRealMindChild Re:Drivers, its all about the drivers (108 comments)

That's because the sparcs had atrocious floating point math just like the ARM procs

yesterday
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Can You Buy a License To Speed In California?

TheRealMindChild Re:PBA Cards (324 comments)

It's not fun when trucks and buses are passing *you*

Who cares?

5 days ago
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Yahoo DMARC Implementation Breaks Most Mailing Lists

TheRealMindChild Am I understanding this correctly? (83 comments)

It looks to be blocking relayed email, from a domain that it shouldn't originate from. I would think that is what we would want... mail can't come from one domain and claim to be from another. If this is the case, shouldn't the mailing list actually rewrite that it comes from the domain of originating mailing list? Because it is essentially coming from the mailing list

about a week ago
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Windows 8.1 Update Released, With Improvements For Non-Touch Hardware

TheRealMindChild Re:It's a start (294 comments)

Windows gadgets were essentially borderless IE windows that ran in the local zone. This means they could CreateObject(...) ActiveX libraries via scripting that could do, well, anything to your system. The sandbox didn't matter at that point.

about two weeks ago
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Slashdot Asks: Will You Need the Windows XP Black Market?

TheRealMindChild Re:Application and driver compatibility (244 comments)

The question that should be asked, does WINE support the custom driver for a CNC machine that is still in operation? The one off device in some back government office? The answer is no.

about two weeks ago
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Why Are We Made of Matter?

TheRealMindChild Re:What if there is no reason? (392 comments)

Occam's razor... the simplest answer is that the universe didn't start out with equal parts matter/antimatter

about two weeks ago
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A Rock Paper Scissors Brainteaser

TheRealMindChild How many games are we playing? (167 comments)

It says that rock *must* be thrown 50% of the time. Not that there is a 50/50 chance of the choice being rock for each game. So the number of games *has* to be set out before gaming commences. As you draw closer to the last game, the odds will change to how likely rock will be thrown. This is very similar to counting cards in a blackjack.

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft To Allow Code Contributions To F#

TheRealMindChild Re:Wow ... just why? (100 comments)

Evaluating the merits of a language within 5 minutes, a brief article, and personal bias... seems legit

about two weeks ago
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What's In a Username? the Power of Gamer Tags

TheRealMindChild I need a handle, man (99 comments)

UltraLaser... DoctorDoom...

about two weeks ago
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UK To Finally Legalize Ripping CDs and DVDs

TheRealMindChild Re:Good luck (92 comments)

Most set to smart media players are shipping with Cinavia. Roku, Netgear NeoTV, now WDTV Live, to name a popular few implement Cinavia protection. Going forward it will eventually be all of them.

I'm not even going to comment on your other "solutions".

about three weeks ago
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UK To Finally Legalize Ripping CDs and DVDs

TheRealMindChild Re:Good luck (92 comments)

The torrented version up to this point had 3 ways to go with this:

  1. - Rip from bluray and tell people trying to play it on a smart appliance that detects the cinavia watermark "lol ur stewpid. Get real hardware loser" or "OMG it plays on my laptop via VLC fine. Shut up n00b."
  2. - Maim the audio stream to an unintelligible mess to the point the water mark isn't detected, but deal with the fact that you can't even tell what you are hearing most of the time
  3. - Rip the audio stream from the DVD copy and match it up with the bluray video stream

The last was the most popular until recently where they are putting cinavia in the audio tracks of the DVDs as well now.

about three weeks ago
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UK To Finally Legalize Ripping CDs and DVDs

TheRealMindChild Good luck (92 comments)

"Audio outputs temporarily muted. Do not adjust the playback volume. The content being played is protected by Cinavia and is not authorized for playback on this device. For more information, see http://www.cinavia.com./ Message Code 3."

about three weeks ago
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More Than 1 In 4 Car Crashes Involve Cellphone Use

TheRealMindChild Re:great (367 comments)

Never going to happen. DUIs of people at that level is very very lucrative

about three weeks ago
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Minnesota Teen Wins Settlement After School Takes Facebook Password

TheRealMindChild Re: obligatory (367 comments)

The cops and psychiatrists do it all just the same.

about three weeks ago
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XWayland Aiming For Glamor Support, Merge Next X.Org Release

TheRealMindChild Re:Remote display across network? (83 comments)

No one WANTS VNC. The very idea of POLLING for changes is pretty much the worst approach to a remote display that you can come up with.

about three weeks ago
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Are DVDs Inconvenient On Purpose?

TheRealMindChild Re: tldr (490 comments)

No, no they haven't. If you google search, you come up with "Something something someone somewhere greasmonkey".

about three weeks ago
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Job Automation and the Minimum Wage Debate

TheRealMindChild Re:growing pains toward a better future, maybe? (870 comments)

No, see, everyone that is displaced by automation should "Quit being lazy and find a job!" :| There will be an ever increasing pool of jobless folks competing for an ever shrinking job pool. This is why the welfare and healthcare issues right now are so important. If we allow them to scale them back or even terminate them, imagine when a majority of everyone needs it.

about three weeks ago

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TheRealMindChild TheRealMindChild writes  |  more than 6 years ago

TheRealMindChild (743925) writes "Recently, I obtained a contract who ran some system critical applications on Windows NT 4.0 Embedded machines. They have been having problems with the system crashing and the application failing. Inspecting the machine, core DLL files were corrupt enough that they weren't even recognized as executables by utilities like depends.exe. It was pretty obvious that the system image needed rebuilt (no backup... how lucky). The client INSISTS that we not upgrade the system to a more recent Windows Embedded product. The previous contractor who set up the systems took all of the software with him, and convieniently, he can't be located. So I start my search for a copy of Windows NT 4.0 Embedded, somewhere... anywhere. Simply put, it can not be found, legally or otherwise. Contract issues aside, it started really getting me down that software can actually be lost in time. It is a sad state of affairs, as such things can be learning tools for the future, if even only about the history of how things progressed. Is there some sane manner of which we can keep this from happening? What are some solutions?

On a similar note, Magnussoft Zeta 1.5, released this year, seems also as impossible to find anymore. Ignoring the legal implications, this bit of BeOS history is quite a milestone for so many reasons. I went through contacting everyone that has even reviewed this operating system, and they all either threw it away or gave it to a friend (who convieniently doesn't have it anymore either). Something needs to preserve our software history, but I am completely lost on what I/we can do."

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TheRealMindChild TheRealMindChild writes  |  more than 8 years ago Ok, so I have my posting privledges back from the places I was restricted from. I have made 3 posts since I have discovered this... two are +3 Interesting/Insightful, and the third, which I only posted a couple of hours ago is at +2 Interesting (It has gone as high as +5).

Here is my prediction. The last post I made is now constantly getting modded up, then back down as "Overrated". If this moderation system is as broke as I think it is, those "Overrated" mods will count against me in some pool of "dirty points". When some magical number is exceeded, I will be banned. My feeling is that while negative mods add to dirty points, positive mods do not taketh away. Well see.

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Stupidity runs amok!

TheRealMindChild TheRealMindChild writes  |  more than 8 years ago Yep. Banned again.

Due to excessive bad posting from this IP or Subnet, comment posting has temporarily been disabled. If it's you, consider this a chance to sit in the timeout corner . If it's someone else, this is a chance to hunt them down. If you think this is unfair, please email moderation@slashdot.org with your MD5'd IPID and SubnetID, which are "b8690e61585b156091065d4ba84649a9" and "c28a3baaf7d76466113b6358eb58324c" and (optionally, but preferably) your IP number "xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx" and your username "TheRealMindChild".

The only thing I can think that triggered this was the that my last two posts were modded to -1 and 0, respectively. It was friday and I was trying to be funny. Regardless, the banning filter is obviously the biggest piece of shit since Fred Durst. Either way, the error message is largely bogus (My subnet is NOT Banned. Coworkers can still use their accounts... it is just MY account on THIS subnet. I can still post from home. I can still use an anonymous proxy. QUALITY CODING FOR YOU!). So, piss on you, poor retarded slashdot coders. Ill just use an anonymous proxy by default.

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Fuck you Malda

TheRealMindChild TheRealMindChild writes  |  more than 8 years ago So, no more than an hour after I posted this:

http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=157737&cid=13216939

I can no longer post anymore.

Due to excessive bad posting from this IP or Subnet, comment posting has temporarily been disabled. If it's you, consider this a chance to sit in the timeout corner . If it's someone else, this is a chance to hunt them down. If you think this is unfair, please email moderation@slashdot.org with your MD5'd IPID and SubnetID, which are "b8690e61585b156091065d4ba84649a9" and "c28a3baaf7d76466113b6358eb58324c" and (optionally, but preferably) your IP number "xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx" and your username "TheRealMindChild".

How appropriate. Funny how this happens EVERY SINGLE TIME I bitch at the elitests of slashdot. My karma hasn't MOVED from Excellent since I got it there days after I registered. I OWN my subnet. My modded down (below 2) posts consit of about 5% of all of my posting. The rest stay at 2 or get modded up. The bullshit reason doesn't fly. So much for free speech, eh?

So you know what CmdrTaco... you are a fat loser, and your self esteem problems obviously bleed into other places of your life... even your job. So thanks for nothing, your worthless mountain of rotting pig flesh.

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Take your spelling and jam it up your rectum

TheRealMindChild TheRealMindChild writes  |  more than 9 years ago I am completely sick and tired of people pointing out spelling and grammar mistakes. Especially when it was due to a typo.

Look people... most of you cant use a comma. Most of you are confused by proper casing. ALL of you do NOT speak even close to perfect english. I notice this phenomenon get excruciatingly used when someone has no room to complain or few to no facts to back up an arguement.

Yes, I spell badly. I type even worse. I neglect all apostrophes, but use commas excessively. For you to correct me, you know exactally what I mean. 100% of people in the real world will hate you if the only reply to anything they said was comments on how they mispronounced a word, or even used "who" instead of "whom".

Let it go.

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Slashdot Moderation Rediculousness Followp

TheRealMindChild TheRealMindChild writes  |  more than 9 years ago I have since been allowed to post again. What is goofy about the whole situation is that I was able to post from home about a week before I could post here at work.

To those who have posted comments to the original journal entry, pointing out moderation had nothing to do with one of the two posts I implicated, that was my fault. I wrng used the word moderation... well, maybe. What I meant by that was simply those who fall in the category of "moderator", used their influence/power to squelch me... not that actual point had anything to do with it. I think we pretty much established that they dont. Im beginning to wonder if that is why we can only see pointers to what we posted back only up to 30 days.

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Slashdot Moderation Rediculousness

TheRealMindChild TheRealMindChild writes  |  more than 9 years ago I have long thought the people who bitched about unfair Karma ranking (Funny points not really points, but having them taken away actually takes real points away, or unseen pull that Low UID users have) to be silly. After all, if you arent a complete ass, you arent going to be posting at the bottom of the chain.

Then I posted this: http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=117319&cid=9921696

Funny... I cant post anonymously only about an hour after this. Here is the message I got:

Due to excessive bad posting from this IP or Subnet, anonymous comment posting has temporarily been disabled. You can still login to post. However, if bad posting continues from your IP or Subnet that privilege could be revoked as well. If it's you, consider this a chance to sit in the timeout corner or login and improve your posting . If it's someone else, this is a chance to hunt them down. If you think this is unfair, please email moderation@slashdot.org with your MD5'd IPID and SubnetID, which are "3bcb4482c819e8d917ac28dc729c0e00" and "e307a2db72c91ac1e57334971cf6ad41" and (optionally, but preferably) your IP number "XX.XXX.XXX.XXXX" and your username "TheRealMindChild"

Bizaar coincidence, but maybe some schmuck down the street is being a cock. So I send an email to moderation explaining the bad use of false positives to restrict posting, and how I specifically have had "Excellent" Karma since about day 2 of me signing up for the account, and while I agree somewhat with the possible restiction of anonymous posting to curb trolling, the prospect of my specific account being suspended was not only rediculous, but horribly irresponsible.

About 42 hours after the "Restriction", I post this nugget (Mostly as humor, but more of an indicator that something is amiss): http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=117594&cid=9939887

Behold, I try to post something a couple of hours later...

Due to excessive bad posting from this IP or Subnet, comment posting has temporarily been disabled. If it's you, consider this a chance to sit in the timeout corner . If it's someone else, this is a chance to hunt them down. If you think this is unfair, please email moderation@slashdot.org with your MD5'd IPID and SubnetID, which are "b8690e61585b156091065d4ba84649a9" and "c28a3baaf7d76466113b6358eb58324c" and (optionally, but preferably) your IP number "XX.XXX.XXX.XXX" and your username "TheRealMindChild"

Now this was at work... on a totally different subnet completely. SOmeone is pissed at me. I try SEVERAL other attempts from completely seperate IP addresses across the globe, and I get the same message everytime. My account is restricted.

At this very moment I have Excellent Karma. At best, I have maybe 3 posts moderated Troll out of the HUNDEREDS of posts I made. It is pretty clear to me that the paranoia around here is justified.

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TheRealMindChild TheRealMindChild writes  |  more than 10 years ago I dont even know why I am writing a log entry. I dont actually expect anyone to read it... not even me. A lot has been going on lately and Ive made some decisions, and I hope to god they were the right ones.

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