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Ask Slashdot: Best Way To Block Noise In a Dorm?

Translation Error Re:Comming from someone with ADHD... (561 comments)

Just make sure you're listening with headphones, or you'll constantly have (often stoned) people coming in and going, "Oh, man, someone's got classic Mario Bros.! Can I play too?"

about a year ago
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Too Much Gold Delays World's Fastest Supercomputer

Translation Error Re:can someone please explain (111 comments)

Well, why don't we go to our resident expert on the matter--Mr. Article.

Munger also reported the problems with the connector pins, which Oak Ridge Today's John Huotari noted was due to too much gold mixed in with the solder. Gold is used for connectors because it does not oxidize quickly, and because of its high electrical conductivity; however, when mixed with solder that contains tin, the gold and tin can combine, making the combination brittle under certain conditions. Cray is reportedly replacing the connectors to alleviate the problem.

Seriously, if you want more information badly enough to go into the comments and create a post asking for answers, is it really too much effort for you to click on the link in the summary?

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: Starting From Scratch After a Burglary?

Translation Error Re:Personal Information (770 comments)

Simple. Trash your own credit rating. You can have lots of fun doing it while guaranteeing that your personal information will be completely useless.

about a year ago
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Compared to my immediate peers, my typing

Translation Error Re:Illusory superiority (240 comments)

According to one survey quoted in the wikipedia article, 93 % of US drivers think they are above average drivers.

That's because they're taking the entire world into account. You wouldn't believe how many people in other countries don't even drive on the correct side of the road!

about a year ago
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Valve Sued In Germany Over Game Ownership

Translation Error Re:First Post! (384 comments)

Great, that's just what we need... Chinese first post farmers.

about a year ago
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Is 'Brogramming' Killing Requirements Engineering?

Translation Error Conversely (432 comments)

"If builders built buildings the way programmers wrote programs, then the first woodpecker that came along would destroy civilization." -Gerald Weinberg

about a year ago
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Does US Owe the World an Education At Its Expense?

Translation Error Re:Educating the US (689 comments)

Yeah, but your point isn't in the vein of the slightly zenophobic summary

Zenophobia--that's the fear or hatred of Greek philosophers, right?

(Sorry)

about a year ago
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Asteroid Resources Could Make Science Fiction Dreams and Nightmares a Reality

Translation Error Re:Summary... (223 comments)

I don't know, they may have something there... The US public has already petitioned its government to build one.

about a year ago
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Pakistan Boycotting Call of Duty, Medal of Honor Games

Translation Error Re:Cool story (220 comments)

It also didn't help that those games were actually just E.T. for the Atari 2600 with (slightly) updated graphics...

about a year ago
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DHS Steps In As Regulator for Medical Device Security

Translation Error This looks like a job for...! (123 comments)

To date, no agency has taken point on forcing the medical manufacturers to improve the information security profile of their products, with the FDA even dubbing such a risk unrealistic (PDF).

Looks like this is right up the DHS's alley.

about a year ago
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Disney Wants To Track You With RFID

Translation Error Gaming potential (278 comments)

Oooh, am I the only one visualizing RollerCoaster Tycoon: Disney LARP version?

Visitor #1176675 (Translation Error) has been trapped in It's a Small World for 2 hours.
Visitor #1176675 (Translation Error) is very unhappy.

about a year ago
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Windows RT Jailbroken To Run Third-Party Desktop Apps

Translation Error Summary continuation (178 comments)

Since the summary ends before actually getting to the vulnerability it started to describe, here's the relevant text:

Now, in theory, you could change this hard-coded setting--but all Windows RT devices use UEFI, and so Secure Boot detects the altered code and locks the system down. Secure Boot doesn't stop you from changing the setting in memory, however

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: Keeping Your Media Library Safe From Kids?

Translation Error Re:Require "Adult Presence" for Restricted Movies (307 comments)

The system has worked rather well, but I admit the security of it is based on obscurity - that the teens don't know what enables the restricted content! If they ever figured it out, I'd switch to a secure token.

That assumes you'll know if/when they figure it out. Why not switch to a secure token now and avoid the possibility of them accessing restricted material without you ever realizing there's a problem?

about a year ago
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John McAfee Tells World How He Fooled Cops and Escaped Belize

Translation Error Re:Such a wonderful person (243 comments)

I don't know... Did Kennedy ride in on it?

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: Gifts For a 90-Year-Old, Tech-Savvy Dad?

Translation Error Re:same thing I always tell others (211 comments)

My parents' did that for their grandson - they asked what he wanted for his birthday and all he said was "I don't know/care". Well, that year he got a pink dress. Next year, he had plenty of good ideas.

Of course he did! Now he can accessorize!

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: Gifts For a 90-Year-Old, Tech-Savvy Dad?

Translation Error Re:Maybe a 3d printer? (211 comments)

Forget that! Add in the plans for a 90-year-old woman.

about a year ago
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New York Culls Sex Offenders From the Online Gaming Ranks

Translation Error Sex Offenders (511 comments)

This is a good step, along with other such measures that do their best to prevent people convicted of sex crimes from having a chance of living a happy, productive life once they've served their time. We must continually tighten the screws on them and make sure they can't have lives that are worth too much to throw away in a moment of stress, rage, and frustration.

Because a dog that's constantly beaten and scolded is the one that behaves best, right?

about a year ago
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Anonymous Hacks Westboro Baptist Church

Translation Error Re:Kudos God Win (1061 comments)

There is another aspect to consider, though: what can someone deliberately aiming to pervert a law to prevent such behavior accomplish? It may be relatively easy to tell how the law is meant to be used, but you can be assured that, eventually, someone will try to twist it into a weapon against a target it was never intended to be used against. Or maybe some of the people championing it were planning to use it that way all along.

Either way, the slippery slope is something to be concerned about, because it doesn't matter that people (such as prosecutors or the police) can tell the difference between vaguely similar things if they don't care.

about a year ago

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Google Loses Street View Suit , Forced to Pay $1

Translation Error Translation Error writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Translation Error (1176675) writes "Two and a half years ago, the Borings sued Google for invading their privacy by driving onto their private driveway and taking pictures of their house to display on Google Street View. Now, the case has finally come to a close with the judge ruling in favor of the Borings and awarding them the princely sum of $1. While the judge found the Borings to be in the right, she awarded them only nominal damages, as the fact that they had already made images of their home available on a real estate site and didn't bother to seal the lawsuit to minimize publicity indicated the Borings neither valued their privacy nor had it affected in any great way by Google's actions."

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