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Mac OS X Yosemite Beta Opens

TitusC3v5 Flat UI Design (165 comments)

Am I the only person who hates the flat UI style that Microsoft, Google, and Apple have all adopted? I hated it being shoved onto my iPhone, and now it looks like the same nonsense it coming to OSX.

about a week ago
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New Treatment Stops Type II Diabetes

TitusC3v5 Re:There's another treatment that stops most T2 (253 comments)

As the parent and others have mentioned, healthy food when cooked right is positively delicious. The real issue is that it does take considerably more planning and preparation time than a pizza that you can just throw in the over for 15 minutes or other preprocessed food that require minimal prep time by the people who are actually eating it.

about two weeks ago
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Great White Sharks Making Comeback Off Atlantic Coast

TitusC3v5 Upgrades (107 comments)

I'm happy to see that my laser upgrades have helped to greatly facilitate the mating process. Onwards to step 2!

about a month ago
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I typically start my workday ...

TitusC3v5 in the early bracket. (141 comments)

Cry me a river. My shift starts at 12a.

about a month and a half ago
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Hundreds of Cities Wired With Fiber, But Telecom Lobbying Keeps It Unusable

TitusC3v5 Re:Annoying. (347 comments)

Yes.

about 2 months ago
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Seattle Approves $15 Per Hour Minimum Wage

TitusC3v5 Behind the curve (1040 comments)

$15 per hour is barely a livable wage currently; there's no way it will be in 2021.

about 2 months ago
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Apple WWDC 2014: Tim Cook Unveils Yosemite

TitusC3v5 Why? (411 comments)

Why is Apple throwing at us the same flat-UI nonsense that Microsoft has been trying to cram down our throats?

about 2 months ago
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Professors: US "In Denial" Over Poor Maths Standards

TitusC3v5 Re:There is no such thing as "maths" (688 comments)

The rest of the world is technically wrong. Mathematics is a singular noun, due to the way -ics is handled by the original latin/greek. On the other hand, -th indicates a singular verb as well, so when you throw that s on the end of it, you're making it (incorrectly) plural.

However, I said it was technically wrong for a reason. Language is dictated by usage, not semantics. It's the reason why the word "ain't" is in the dictionary today. So even though maths may not be technically correct, the widespread usage of the word dictates that it is.

about 2 months ago
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E.T. Found In New Mexico Landfill

TitusC3v5 AVGN (179 comments)

Considering that the AVGN just did a movie based on this legend, I wonder what his reaction will be?

about 3 months ago
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RCMP Arrest Canadian Teen For Heartbleed Exploit

TitusC3v5 Re:LOL CANADA LOL (104 comments)

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

about 3 months ago
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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 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 5 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 6 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 6 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 6 months ago

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Dreamfall Chapters is Alive

TitusC3v5 TitusC3v5 writes  |  about a year and a half 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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