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RCMP Arrest Canadian Teen For Heartbleed Exploit

TitusC3v5 Re:LOL CANADA LOL (98 comments)

It's worse than that. It's the RCMP. People riding horses shouldn't really be policing the internet, even in Canada.

yesterday
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Skydiver's Helmet Cam Captures a Falling Meteor

TitusC3v5 Re:Two years? (142 comments)

He said he even felt something strange during the flight and checked the video after touching the ground.

I can't wait to see what kind of super power he develops.

about two weeks ago
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NSA Confirms It Has Been Searching US Citizens' Data Without a Warrant

TitusC3v5 Re:Free To Do What We Tell You (274 comments)

Fast few menu implies that there is an actual choice. Our presidential elections (and elections in general, really) are more akin to the Super Bowl.

The system isn't going to change until the general populace starts seriously supporting 3rd parties. But with the media, money, and politicians in power being linked together like some kind of demented ouroboros, the chances of that happen are somewhere between nil and nonexistent.

about two weeks ago
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Facebook Buying Oculus VR For $2 Billion

TitusC3v5 Re:Nope (535 comments)

Agreed. This news just completely killed my interest in the Rift.

about three weeks ago
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Second World War Code-cracking Computing Hero Colossus Turns 70

TitusC3v5 Re:MOVIN’ ON UP. (110 comments)

I wouldn't be sure about that. If I'd currently had mod points, I would have modded down all the off topic stuff, and I imagine there are plenty of other people with a similar mindset.

Regardless of whether or not the complaints have merit, clicking on a story to read the commentary only to see a sea of people frothing at the mouth over what will eventually be inconsequential stuff. Yes, inconsequential. I've been through several of these Slashdot revamps now, and it's always the same story: new layout introduced, the community loses its shit, it eventually goes live and everybody gets used to it and it's a non-issue.

about 2 months ago
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Second World War Code-cracking Computing Hero Colossus Turns 70

TitusC3v5 Re:MOVIN' ON UP. (110 comments)

I don't see the grey on grey you speak of. My only real issue with the beta format so far is the excessive amount of whitespace. Or perhaps I'm just impartial since I tend to spend more time at Ars (where Slashdot seems to pull a large number of their stories) than here.

Edit: Oh, and the lack of auto-fill for the subject of new comments. Almost forgot about that one.

about 2 months ago
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Second World War Code-cracking Computing Hero Colossus Turns 70

TitusC3v5 Re:MOVIN’ ON UP. (110 comments)

The new beta format doesn't make me want to leave Slashdot. Idiots who insist on filling every bloody comment for every bloody story with variations of 'Fuck Beta' make me want to leave Slashdot.

about 2 months ago
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The Moderately Enthusiastic Programmer

TitusC3v5 Re:Dreaming of code? (533 comments)

While I'm happy to hear I'm not the only person who occasionally has that dream...I'm not happy to hear that it's probably not going to go away anytime soon.

about 3 months ago
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Oracle Broadens Legal Fight Against Third-party Solaris Support Providers

TitusC3v5 Re:What assholes (142 comments)

What they're doing wrong is that they're suing somebody for doing EXACTLY what they do with their rebranded Red Hat distro. Yes, Red Hat is FOSS so it's fair game whereas the proprietary Oracle stuff is not, but that doesn't make it any less hypocritical or Oracle any less vile.

about 3 months ago
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Court Says Craigslist Sperm Donor Must Pay Child Support

TitusC3v5 Re:Dont do anyone any favors (644 comments)

While I broadly agree, it doesn't appear the lesbian couple actually asked for the guy to pay child support; that was all on the state's initiative.

Citing the above, since it's very relevant. The issue here is it's a government agency abusing a loophole (well, not really a loophole since it's intended, I suppose) to get paid back for $6000 in state services. They've essentially gotten a two for one deal - not only do they get reimbursed for the matter, but they also managed to set a nice little precedent for future cases like this.

In short, make sure the blame stays on the Kansas Department for Children and Families.

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: How To Reimagine a Library?

TitusC3v5 Re:Most visitors... (231 comments)

For online book stores, you really should be using an e-reader. You usually can preview the first several chapters, and there's a huge selection of books on both B&N and Amazon that costs about the price of a soda.

I don't disagree, however. On the occasion that I do want a physical copy of a book, I almost always hit up the local bookstores first.

about 3 months ago
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KDE Releases KDevelop 4.6

TitusC3v5 Templates (93 comments)

Do they have a sane template selection yet? The last few times I've tried KDevelop, in order to get anything done in Java or C, I essentially had to roll my own.

about 4 months ago
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An Anonymous US Law Enforcement Officer Claims US Wouldn't Arrest Julian Assange

TitusC3v5 Re:Why would he be arrested? (399 comments)

Did any of the aiding the enemy nonsense even make it to the list he was tried for?

From what I remember from the list, the charges he was hit with were a bunch of unauthorized access and theft like charges; I don't remember him being convicted of any aiding the enemy-type charges.

about 5 months ago
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WRT trans fats, the FDA should ...

TitusC3v5 Re:Outright bans are not smart (376 comments)

While I agree with you in principle, in practice this wouldn't work because then companies would just 'donate' to whoever necessary to get their product on the exceptions list.

about 5 months ago
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Yahoo! Sports Redesign Sparks Controversy, Disdain From Users

TitusC3v5 Re:One word (172 comments)

Judging by the other replies, I seem to be one of the few people who actually finds the redesign to be easier to read. I always hated the old design, though I'm not a regular visitor of Yahoo Sports in any way. Come to think of it, that may be why - are we sure this isn't just a case of Change is Bad?

about 8 months ago
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Why Internet Television Isn't Quite Ready To Save Us From Cable TV

TitusC3v5 Re:Dunno, I'm pretty happy without cable... (304 comments)

I haven't had cable or satellite TV in over ten years. I watch the occassional movie on Netflix, and I watch a few channels on Youtube on a regular basis (The Young Turks, Angry Video Game Nerd, Black Nerd Comedy, Ray William Johnson, and a smattering of unsigned artists). But by and large my downtime is spent either playing games, mostly online, or reading. Plain old television simply hasn't had a place in my life for over a decade.

about 8 months ago
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Have eBooks Peaked?

TitusC3v5 Re:Disappearance of E-Ink (323 comments)

Have you tried an e-ink reader? The difference between reading a book on your phone and reading one on a dedicated e-reader is vast. The difference is similar to watching a movie on your television as compared to watching the same movie on your phone - the difference is vast.

about 8 months ago
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HTTP 2.0 Will Be a Binary Protocol

TitusC3v5 Re:It's really about multiplexing (566 comments)

If you're working with binary instead of text, you should probably give it different name. HyperTEXT transfer protocol will be poor choice given the new format.

about 9 months ago
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USA Calling For the Extradition of Snowden

TitusC3v5 Murrica (955 comments)

This is a textbook example of the government trying to apply "do as I say, not as I do." If they want us to respect the spirit and letter of the law, they first need to do the same.

about 10 months ago

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Dreamfall Chapters is Alive

TitusC3v5 TitusC3v5 writes  |  about a year ago

TitusC3v5 (608284) writes "Dreamfall Chapters may soon become a reality. Red Thread Games is the independent game studio created by Ragnar Tørnquist that has acquired the rights to produce the final installment of the adventure game legend that began with the The Longest Journey. The kickstarter campaign, which launched February 8th, has seen a pledge of over 50% of their goal in the first 48 hours."
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Your Identity is Safe with Us

TitusC3v5 TitusC3v5 writes  |  more than 6 years ago

TitusC3v5 (608284) writes "According to the BBC, the Next Generation Identification database is ready to see a $1bn contract award as of next month. As always, the administration assures us that "innocent people would have nothing to fear from the database. FBI assistant director Thomas E Bush told the BBC the targets would be what he called the 'bad guys' — terrorist and criminal suspects.""
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TitusC3v5 TitusC3v5 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

TitusC3v5 (608284) writes "According to BBC News, MySpace is attempting to block sex offenders by way a custom database that utilizes state sex offender registries. Sentinel Safe will let MySpace search US state and federal databases to seek out and delete MySpace profiles of registered sex offenders."
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TitusC3v5 TitusC3v5 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

TitusC3v5 (608284) writes "From Pat and the Slackware team:

"We are proud to announce that Slackware Linux version 11.0 has been finally released; it took some time but is well worth the wait. You can read the official announcement at this link. Slackware 11.0 contains the 2.4.33.3 Linux kernel, 2.6.17.13 in /extra and 2.6.18 in the /testing directory; the default boot option is the dependable 2.4.33.3 kernel, but this time we included more choices and support for 2.6.x kernels.

This Slackware version is by far the most cutting edge ever released, it includes KDE version 3.5.4 (including the Amarok media player), XFCE 4.2.3.2, the latest versions of Firefox and Thunderbird, plus SeaMonkey 1.0.5 (replacing the Mozilla suite). It also includes glibc-2.3.6, gcc-3.4.6, X11R6.9.0 from X.Org, and more!"

As always, feel free to buy your copy at the Slackware Store, or find it for free on one of the many mirrors available."

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