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Video Released, Crowdfunding Underway For Axiom Open Source Cinema Camera

Tumbleweed "compared to consumer grade cameras" (26 comments)

Why WOULD it be cheap compared to consumer grade cameras? Why are you even comparing it to consumer grade cameras? You should be comparing it to what it's intended to compete with.

5 hours ago
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Hitachi Developing Reactor That Burns Nuclear Waste

Tumbleweed how apropos (200 comments)

Hitachi means 'sunrise'. :)

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Phone Apps?

Tumbleweed Android SMS app (167 comments)

I really like Hello SMS. It's a very simple interface. It's light on features, but has what most people probably really need, and some neat UI tricks I've not seen elsewhere.

about three weeks ago
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Microsoft Considered Renaming Internet Explorer To Escape Its Reputation

Tumbleweed Way to miss the point! (426 comments)

Funny how all the other browser makers are able to make browsers that work across your multiple versions of Windows, but you, the makers of Windows, are unable to. Until you learn that lesson and actually DO something about it, you can rename your browser all you want. You'll notice that US West renaming itself to Qwest didn't work, and renaming themselves again to CenturyLink didn't help, either. Hmm...

about a month ago
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Compromise Struck On Cellphone Unlocking Bill

Tumbleweed Re:I don't see what good unlocking does (77 comments)

My Nexus 5 thinks you don't know what you're talking about; it works just fine on T-Mobile, AT&T and Sprint. Get with the times, man; it's ALL ball bearings now!

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: How many 1-4 digit UID users are left?

Tumbleweed I don't pay much attention (1 comments)

But probably not many. Slashdot admins could run a query to see; that would be vaguely interesting, but I've seen comments from several people who say they're using the site under a newer login than their original.

about 2 months ago
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Firefox 31 Released

Tumbleweed almost-4 year old bug report addressed! (172 comments)

My bug has finally been fixed - if you've always wanted to vertically center text in a select box, you're now good to go. Seriously, filed it in November of 2010, as as I can recall.

about 2 months ago
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Verizon Boosts FiOS Uploads To Match Downloads

Tumbleweed Re:happy users! (234 comments)

Both Verizon FIOS users were reportedly very happy (other than their experience using Netflix).

Really? I live outside the city (as in no water or gas infrastructure) and I still have FiOS, here in Northern Virginia.

Yeah, they apparently weren't able to roll out FIOS to anything other than outlying suburbs across most of the U.S. Not very many people are able to get FIOS, and they stopped expanding their service area a few years ago, and even sold off parts of their fiber network to other companies in certain markets. If you aren't in a FIOS service area now, you probably never will be.

about a month ago
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Verizon Boosts FiOS Uploads To Match Downloads

Tumbleweed happy users! (234 comments)

Both Verizon FIOS users were reportedly very happy (other than their experience using Netflix).

about a month ago
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SpaceX Wins FAA Permission To Build a Spaceport In Texas

Tumbleweed Why a new one? (80 comments)

Isn't there one near the Mexico border in NM that already exists?

about 2 months ago
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Teaching Creationism As Science Now Banned In Britain's Schools

Tumbleweed Good news for atheists! (649 comments)

Personally, I'm Eastern Orthodox Atheist.

But I'm not religious about it. :)

about 3 months ago
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Amazon Launches Subscription-Based Billing And Payments Service

Tumbleweed price comparison? (76 comments)

Which one is cheaper? Which one has better dispute resolution procedures?

about 3 months ago
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Curved TVs Nothing But a Gimmick

Tumbleweed not enough innovation (261 comments)

The solution is simple: more innovation!

All they have to do is make a 'smart' 4K glasses-free 3D curved tv, and everybody wins!

about 4 months ago
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OCZ RevoDrive 350 PCIe SSD Hits 1.8GB/sec With Standard Toshiba MLC NAND

Tumbleweed Re:Too bad Samsung's XP941 is 2/3 the price (113 comments)

Seriously the XP941 is a native PCIe controller, not multiple SATA controllers raided together with a PCIe bridge controller. As a result, it is almost 1/2 the price, and still has similar performance (it is only a PCIe 1x device that does 1.2GBs reads/writes, vs the PCIe 4x device that only does 1.8GBs).

Pretty sure that it's a PCIe 2.0 x4 device. :)

about 4 months ago
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Firefox 29 is a Flop; UI Design Trends Getting Worse

Tumbleweed Great advice! (2 comments)

Thanks so much for this - this worked out great!

about 4 months ago
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Study Finds US Is an Oligarchy, Not a Democracy

Tumbleweed Re:Revolt? (818 comments)

In solidarity I will stop showering and changing my underpants until this is fixed....

They'll all be sorry when the revolution comes! *shakes fist*

about 5 months ago
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Study Finds US Is an Oligarchy, Not a Democracy

Tumbleweed Re:Revolt? (818 comments)

Does this give us a free pass to revolt now?

I do believe the founding fathers would like it that way.. if the government isn't right, take up arms, overthrow it, and put it back the right way.

I don't know about you, but I'm already revolting! :)

about 5 months ago

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Smokescreen: a javascript-based Flash player

Tumbleweed Tumbleweed writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Tumbleweed (3706) writes "How to make Steve Jobs your mortal enemy: Smokescreen, a 175kB, 8,000-line javascript-based Flash player. To be open-sourced "in the near future". From Simon's blog: "It runs entirely in the browser, reads in SWF binaries, unzips them (in native JS), extracts images and embedded audio and turns them in to base64 encoded data:uris, then stitches the vector graphics back together as animated SVG." Badass! (Via Simon Willison's blog)"
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Obama Trying to Keep Warrantless Wiretapping

Tumbleweed Tumbleweed writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Tumbleweed writes "Apparently the Presidential election was less of "Change" and more of "Out with the old, in with the same old," as President Obama has "invoked 'state secrets' to prevent a court from reviewing the legality of the National Security Agency's warantless wiretapping program, moving late Friday to have a lawsuit that challenged the program dismissed."

Well, crap. So who do we elect next time to actually change things? This is NOT the 'change' I voted for!"

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Tumbleweed Tumbleweed writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Tumbleweed writes " LOLCODE is a new scripting language being designed to more closely match current trends in language grammar and syntax; LOLCODE will likely appeal to a new generation of web coders.

LOLCODE features keywords like these: can-has, gimmeh, hai, i-has-a, im-in-yr, im-outta-yr, kthxbye and
visible. My favourite example:

HAI
CAN HAS STDIO?
I HAS A VAR
GIMMEH VAR
IZ VAR BIGGER THAN 10 O RLY?
        YA RLY
                BTW this is true
                VISIBLE "BIG NUMBER!"
        NO WAI
                BTW this is false
                VISIBLE "LITTLE NUMBER!"
        KTHX
KTHXBYE"
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Tumbleweed Tumbleweed writes  |  about 8 years ago

Tumbleweed (3706) writes "Joanna Rutkowska, of Blue Pill fame , writes in her blog that Vista RC1 (Build 5600, x64 edition) is still vulnerable to the pagefile attack she demonstrated at the SyScan conference nearly 2 months ago.

"As I described during my talk, it's just enough to... disable kernel mode memory paging. Surly, it would cause a little waste of memory, but according to some Microsoft engineers I spoke to, it would be only around 80MB. This seems very little these days, doesn't it?", she writes.

Well, no, 80MB is not 'very little' by my standards, but nevertheless, I don't see how this can be considered a 'Release Candidate' by anyone other than Microsoft, with such a high-profile vulnerability left in place."

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