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Drunken Employee Shoots Server

Timosch Watch the console (309 comments)

BROADCAST MESSAGE FROM USER root: The system will be shot down now!

about 4 years ago

Obama Sets End of Iraq Combat For August 31st

Timosch Re:About time. (659 comments)

Prepare to stay for another thousand years.

more than 4 years ago

Microsoft Patents "Fonts With Feelings"

Timosch Fonts have feelings now? (150 comments)

Alright Comic Sans, do you see this knife?

more than 4 years ago

Bangladesh Blocks Facebook Over Muhammad Cartoons

Timosch Re:Start their own (562 comments)

You mean like this?

more than 4 years ago

The Neo-Geo Song

Timosch Re:What? (70 comments)

Relax, this is Oh wait, it isn't?

more than 4 years ago

Google Rebuilds Docs Platform

Timosch Sounds like an ad (194 comments)

"faster, desktop-like performance..." - Google will love this...

more than 4 years ago

Bill Gates May Build Small Nuclear Reactor

Timosch Reminds me of The Simpsons (347 comments)

Bill Gates is Mr. Burns 2.0! Excellent...

more than 4 years ago

German Data Retention Law Ruled Unconstitutional

Timosch Champagne, please! (129 comments)

While I would have preferred them to find long data retention unconstitutional in general, I can live with that. I'm opening a bottle of champagne.
And a really huge thanks to Prof. Papier, the Chief Justice, who will retire soon. Thank you, man. That guy has been one of the few people in our republic who constantly held up civil liberties.

more than 4 years ago

Israeli Scientists Freeze Water By Warming It

Timosch That's nothing. (165 comments)

One of these guys managed to turn water into wine 2000 years ago...

more than 4 years ago

Malware Threat Reports Are "Apples and Oranges"

Timosch Re:I'm just bragging (191 comments)

is it even malware? What would it be doing?

The real risk does not come from pop-up ads, a changed browser or porn links on a desktop. Nor does it come from formatting harddisks or constantly rebooting. The dangerous thing would be rootkits that hide, remain unseen, log your keystrokes, log your internet traffic etc. and send them to a business rival. They could be buried deep in network traffic, for instance in DNS requests. In contrast to the usual "open some ad windows on the users screen" malware, in this case remaining unseen is crucial.

more than 4 years ago

Fines Fail To Curb Cell Phone Usage While Driving

Timosch Re:It's not the fines.... (339 comments)

Police cars are also sometimes allowed to ignore red lights, use one-way streets in the wrong direction and ignore speed limits, in case of emergency. That, however, does not mean that we should teach every person to ignore red lights responsibly.
While I believe that your argument is valid in some other, not traffic-related cases (e.g. I believe that teaching young people how to drink responsibly is better than deterring them from drinking, but that is a different thing), I believe it is not valid in this case. When driving, have one hand at the steering wheel and occasionally one at the gearshift. That's it.

more than 4 years ago

Personalized Search From Google Now Opt-Out

Timosch Simple solution (206 comments)

Auto-delete cookies when closing the browser. It's not that complicated, and while it costs you some extra time (logging on etc.), it might be less than you thought it would. I've been doing it for 5 years now.

more than 4 years ago

Facebook Awarded $711 Million In Anti-Spam Case

Timosch Re:SANFORD Wallace? (179 comments)

I thought he had been hung, drawn and quartered. Oh wait, nevermind, that was William Wallace.

more than 4 years ago

Neanderthals "Had Sex" With Modern Man

Timosch Of course they did. (536 comments)

...and I still have my doubts that they've become extinct at all. When I look around me, I can't help but come to the conclusion that they still live among us.

more than 4 years ago

UK Law Enforcement Is Against "3-Strikes"

Timosch Re:MI5 and MI6? (134 comments)

Although, to be precise, the MI6 is nowadays called Secret Intelligence Service (SIS) and in contrast to the FBI, the MI5 does not have police-like powers like arresting etc.

more than 4 years ago

Sam Ramji, Microsoft's Open Source Guru, Is Moving On

Timosch Re:I know! (155 comments)

I just had this image of Stallman and Ballmer in a room together.

Uhm, the chairs would propably get caught in Stallman's beard.

about 5 years ago

Chrome 4.0 Vs Opera 10 Vs Firefox 3.5

Timosch Re:"Centrino Duo Processor" (354 comments)

If you're being pedantic, do it right.

Touche. Got me. :-)

about 5 years ago


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