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Forbes Blasts Latests Windows 7 Patch as Malware

X0563511 Re:the real story (228 comments)

Go figure, they neuter their QA and since then we've had problem after problem.

3 days ago
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The Case For Flipping Your Monitor From Landscape to Portrait

X0563511 Re:View angles (566 comments)

Not only that, but when I rotate mine (or rather rotate my head to check) some characteristic of the mask makes itself visible. It's terribly ugly.

about a week ago
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Orion Capsule Safely Recovered, Complete With 12-Year-Old Computer Guts

X0563511 Re:what's with the fake photo? (197 comments)

Link please? There are several sites linked to in the summary, and on spot checking them I didn't see any actual in-flight pictures.

about two weeks ago
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Alleged Satellite Photo Says Ukraine Shootdown of MH17

X0563511 Re:uh, no? (340 comments)

Aren't they under the floor, behind the crew?

about a month ago
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Alleged Satellite Photo Says Ukraine Shootdown of MH17

X0563511 Re:uh, no? (340 comments)

Those computers probably don't work so well after being strafed by 20mm cannon...

about a month ago
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Alleged Satellite Photo Says Ukraine Shootdown of MH17

X0563511 Re:uh, no? (340 comments)

Why would they bother with the missile if they had disabled the flight deck?

about a month ago
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Alleged Satellite Photo Says Ukraine Shootdown of MH17

X0563511 uh, no? (340 comments)

If this is real, that has got to be the worst pilot I've ever seen.

You don't fire at such a square angle. You want to be behind or in front. You also don't fire missiles when you're so damn close.

about a month ago
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Facebook Testing Lithium-Ion Batteries For Backup Power

X0563511 Re:Li-Ion batteries aren't good for this role (41 comments)

You can also find 1u to 4u in-rack UPS systems pretty cheap. I wouldn't power a whole rack with them, but perhaps the critical stuff like storage controllers and the associated fabric.

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: How To Unblock Email From My Comcast-Hosted Server?

X0563511 Re:Call Comcast? (405 comments)

This is big.

Even if they don't let you set it, you need to make sure it's not pointing at their dynamic residential DNS pool.

about a month ago
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US Weather System and Satellite Network Hacked

X0563511 Re:correct me please (76 comments)

Hacked websites never were.

It's when the databases get breached that it becomes news.

about a month ago
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Mozilla Updates Firefox With Forget Button, DuckDuckGo Search, and Ads

X0563511 Re:Bastards ... (327 comments)

You should be disabling the new tab page anyway, setting it to about:blank.

Unless you like your recent history being there all the time. Fuck that.

about a month ago
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Pirate Bay Co-founder Arrested In Northeastern Thailand

X0563511 Re:That's what you get (189 comments)

Watch TPB AFK. (it's free)

They are not stupid, but incredibly arrogant. At least that's my opinion from their behavior in and around court.

about a month and a half ago

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Massive police raids on suspected protestors

X0563511 X0563511 writes  |  more than 6 years ago

X0563511 (793323) writes "Last night, members of the St. Paul police department and the Ramsey County sheriff's department handcuffed, photographed and detained dozens of people meeting at a public venue to plan a demonstration, charging them with no crime other than "fire code violations," and early this morning, the Sheriff's department sent teams of officers into at least four Minneapolis area homes where suspected protesters were staying.

Jane Hamsher and I were at two of those homes this morning — one which had just been raided and one which was in the process of being raided."

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Bill introduced to reinstate the draft

X0563511 X0563511 writes  |  more than 6 years ago

X0563511 (793323) writes "
The Universal National Service Act of 2007 (H.R.393) was introduced to the United States House of Representatives on January 10, 2007 by Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.). It proposed the requirement that all residents in the United States aged between 18 and 42 carry out national service, and be available for conscription during wartime. It would allow no deferments after age 20.
The text of the bill can be found at govtrack."

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Robin "Roblimo" Miller - Sellout!

X0563511 X0563511 writes  |  more than 2 years ago

http://tech.slashdot.org/story/12/04/04/1946231/plantronics-helps-make-remote-workers-lives-easier-video

Yep. It's come to this. Slashdot is now serving undisguised advertisements in place of stories.

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using adblock to kill article tags

X0563511 X0563511 writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Well, it appears that you can use Adblock-Plus to kill the tag block on articles here.

Fire up Adblock-Plus and add the following as a filter. You may need to have the Adblock-Plus Element Hiding Helper installed, I'm not sure....

slashdot.org#DIV(class=tag-widget body-widget)

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posting delays suck

X0563511 X0563511 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

It's been 1 minute since you last successfully posted a comment
It's been 2 minute since you last successfully posted a comment
It's been 3 minutes since you last successfully posted a comment
It's been 4 minutes since you last successfully posted a comment
It's been 5 minutes since you last successfully posted a comment ....

My karma has been maxed for god-knows how long. This is ridiculous.

UPDATE: a new record!

Slashdot requires you to wait between each successful posting of a comment to allow everyone a fair chance at posting a comment.

It's been 8 minutes since you last successfully posted a comment

WTF!!!

UPDATE: It's getting worse. At least it only happens vs anonymous posts, but still...
It's been 15 minutes since you last successfully posted a comment.

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