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Samsung Shows 'Eye Mouse' For People With Disabilities

TheRealMindChild An even better idea (17 comments)

Combine the eye focus with the mouse to constrain the movements of the cursor for the best of both worlds!

2 days ago
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Alva Noe: Don't Worry About the Singularity, We Can't Even Copy an Amoeba

TheRealMindChild Re:Phooey. They Can Still Kill Us All (446 comments)

But apparently is retarded when using brackets, so there is hope yet

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

TheRealMindChild Re:Too little, too late (525 comments)

Yeah, without one of the most important parts... WinForms

about two weeks ago
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Eben Upton Explains the Raspberry Pi Model A+'s Redesign

TheRealMindChild Re:No composite output means no output at all (107 comments)

HDMI alone is not very useful since most displays don't actually support this, you get a much better range of supported devices by having a composite out. This would fare better by dropping the HDMI and keeping the composite instead.

What? You need to switch drugs, man

about two weeks ago
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How Alibaba Turned November 11 Into the World's Biggest Online Shopping Day

TheRealMindChild Re:It is a lot more than just Canada (115 comments)

Even memorial day is mostly about cooking meat on a grill

Are not holidays, by there very definition, cause for celebration? What better way to celebrate than cooking dead animal on a fire?

about three weeks ago
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Major Performance Improvement Discovered For Intel's GPU Linux Driver

TheRealMindChild Re:Benchmark Bit (96 comments)

Probably the "Official driver" bit

about three weeks ago
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Firefox OS Coming To Raspberry Pi

TheRealMindChild Re:Low power CPU meet bloated pOS (88 comments)

Not only that, but to "enable easy development for robotics", the only thing a Pi can do is bit bang over the GPIO port without add-on hardware

about 1 month ago
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FTDI Reportedly Bricking Devices Using Competitors' Chips.

TheRealMindChild Re:The good news (700 comments)

Not going to happen, the same way that it didn't happen when DirectTV (or dish, whoever) bricked all of those pirate hardware years ago

about a month ago
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Xerox Alto Source Code Released To Public

TheRealMindChild Re:It would be interesting (121 comments)

It's asking ourselves why Windows needs a Gig of RAM in order to even boot properly, when the user "experience" of such is a desktop background bitmap and a clicky button in the corner. Windows 3.1 could do that in 2Mb of RAM.

If you are truly asking yourself that, you just don't understand the differences between hardware of the differing eras and the magnitude more of which modern Windows does compared to Windows 3.1

about a month ago
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Facebook To DEA: Stop Using Phony Profiles To Nab Criminals

TheRealMindChild Re:Government Dictionary (239 comments)

I'm sick of folks saying "entrapment" when a criminal is nabbed by any sort of deception. That isn't what entrapment is. It is when you convince an entity to commit a crime they wouldn't normally commit, such as, telling a Nun if she didn't buy drugs from that guy over there on the street corner, her church probably will burn down due to an "unfortunate accident"

about a month ago
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Firefox 33 Arrives With OpenH264 Support

TheRealMindChild Re:More bloat, less marketshare (114 comments)

Chrome gains market share the same way IE had. It is default on the fafillion android devices out there, even if that device can't handle it.

Breaking everything out into a plugin because the system only allows SO much and native code is rarely an option due to the plethora of exotic hardware firefox runs on. Do you want to decode advanced compressed video or decrypt cpu intensive encryption in a lowest-common-demoninator interpreted language on an ARM device with 256 MB of ram that runs like a 486? I don't.

about a month and a half ago
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BitHammer, the BitTorrent Banhammer

TheRealMindChild Re:You crippled your wifi? (429 comments)

This doesn't have to do with bandwidth. It has to do with the size of the connection table... a table used to keep track of which internal/external addresses have established connections. With these cheap residential routers, they have very little memory, so when you have a hundreds of connections, it fills the table and things go to shit.

about a month and a half ago
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Matchstick and Mozilla Take On Google's Chromecast With $25 Firefox OS Dongle

TheRealMindChild Re:Not sure how well it will work (106 comments)

If I could just get DLNA support, I'd have 50 of them

about 2 months ago
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2015 Corvette Valet Mode Recorder Illegal In Some States

TheRealMindChild Re:huh? (269 comments)

Laws don't stop being enforceable because you are within the confines of your property.

about 2 months ago
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2015 Corvette Valet Mode Recorder Illegal In Some States

TheRealMindChild Re:huh? (269 comments)

The problem here is recording audio. In the states where this isn't permitted, it is considered "Wire tapping" since it is "intercepting communication". These are called "all party states", where everyone has to give consent.

You are, however, free to record just video.

about 2 months ago
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FBI Chief: Apple, Google Phone Encryption Perilous

TheRealMindChild Re:let them suck it (354 comments)

"The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized."

Don't worry. "Unreasonable" can and is defined however it is convenient for them

about 2 months ago
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New MRI Studies Show SSRIs Bring Rapid Changes to Brain Function

TheRealMindChild Re:Now all they need to do... (138 comments)

I'm sorry. If you think "how" and "why" are the same question, you need to go back to school. Start at the very beginning

about 2 months ago
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New MRI Studies Show SSRIs Bring Rapid Changes to Brain Function

TheRealMindChild Re:Now all they need to do... (138 comments)

We know how they work. We don't know why they work. It is right there in the name "Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor". It causes excess amounts the neurotransmitter Serotonin to be not reclaimed

about 2 months ago
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What To Expect With Windows 9

TheRealMindChild Re:I know! (545 comments)

Everything with Linux is like a mishmash of products, technologies, standards all mixed together when nothing really works as efficient as it should

FTFY

about 2 months ago

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TheRealMindChild TheRealMindChild writes  |  more than 7 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  |  about 9 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 9 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 10 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 10 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 10 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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