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Star Wars Producers Want a 'DroneShield' To Prevent Leaks On Set

X0563511 Re:Simple, politically incorrect solution (134 comments)

I'd prefer people - trained or not - refrain from firing high-power rifles at airborne targets.

2 days ago
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Star Wars Producers Want a 'DroneShield' To Prevent Leaks On Set

X0563511 Re:Obvious solution ... (134 comments)

There's no reason the drone needs to transmit anything while it's tasked. Programmed waypoints and actions, and it uses GPS to navigate. Switch on control comms for takeoff/landing.

2 days ago
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Google's Doubleclick Ad Servers Exposed Millions of Computers To Malware

X0563511 Re:Just say block (218 comments)

You really are an asshole, aren't you? The attitude isn't necessary.

2 days ago
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Google's Doubleclick Ad Servers Exposed Millions of Computers To Malware

X0563511 Re:Just say block (218 comments)

You should get an ICMPv4 response with a type value of 3, and code value of 3.

RST happens when something borks up in an existing session, not in response to a SYN. (exception: when firewalls/NAT gateways are configured to reply with an RST, instead of dropping or ICMP).

Don't you kids know anything?

2 days ago
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Google's Doubleclick Ad Servers Exposed Millions of Computers To Malware

X0563511 Re:Just say block (218 comments)

Wrong, you should get an ICMP response immediately.

Unless you're firewalling 127.0.0.0/8 to yourself, which would be incredibly stupid.

2 days ago
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NASA's Manned Rocket Contract: $4.2 Billion To Boeing, $2.6 Billion To SpaceX

X0563511 Re:And the speculation was completely off (186 comments)

The fact that to deliver the same development and certification process costs $1.6 billion less for SpaceX over Boeing is also interesting.

We won't really know this is true until it happens. I have high hopes for SpaceX - specifically I hope they can do much more with less. Either way though, this is a big win for everyone!

5 days ago
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NASA's Manned Rocket Contract: $4.2 Billion To Boeing, $2.6 Billion To SpaceX

X0563511 Re:I hate to be this guy... (186 comments)

Unfortunately that cash can't magically feed and hydrate all the starving children in Africa or wherever your tears fall for.

If it could, you'd have a point. Unfortunately (for your point) it can't.

5 days ago
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Apple Edits iPhone 6's Protruding Camera Out of Official Photos

X0563511 Re:Parallax. (424 comments)

Yea, all sorts of amazing things that Android phones have had since 2011?

5 days ago
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Quickflix Wants Netflix To Drop Australian VPN Users

X0563511 Re:International Copyright (172 comments)

You realize the distillation of that answer is the same? Licensing and greed.

Licensing is the direct cause, but greed is the reason there were exclusivity agreements to begin with.

5 days ago
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High School Student Builds Gun That Unlocks With Your Fingerprint

X0563511 Re:But what about... (598 comments)

What? Never heard of centerfire primers doing that. They have to be crushed or heated?

5 days ago
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Apple Outrages Users By Automatically Installing U2's Album On Their Devices

X0563511 Re:911 was down for us Friday night (609 comments)

I'm not sure why this is really an argument to be getting into. I'm going to throw the blame on Apple for this one for not using a dedicated swap partition.

It's hard to use up too much space for swap to work, when the space set aside for swap is literally impossible to use for other purposes.

about a week ago
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Apple Outrages Users By Automatically Installing U2's Album On Their Devices

X0563511 Re:911 was down for us Friday night (609 comments)

The point is that you're dangerously toeing the line. Running out of disk space doesn't cause very graceful failures. Even a 5% "buffer" of free space is enough. I realize these are client machines and not servers, but still. You don't need pagerduty or whatever waking your ass up to deal with it, but you should be dealing with it instead of believing it to be a non-problem.

about a week ago
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KDevelop 4.7.0 Released

X0563511 Re:hopeful (47 comments)

Apparently you missed 95% of my sentence. Here it is, again.

I'm hopeful the next era you let us turn off that fucking cashew without jumping through 30 flaming hoops.

without jumping through 30 flaming hoops.

If they had put a checkbox somewhere to tell the whole workspaces thing to fuck off and be a normal desktop, I wouldn't have had an issue with it.

about a week ago
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KDevelop 4.7.0 Released

X0563511 Re:hopeful (47 comments)

The scary thing is I don't know if you're being silly or serious.

about a week ago
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High School Student Builds Gun That Unlocks With Your Fingerprint

X0563511 Re:Great one more fail (598 comments)

Ah, is it? Never had one myself. I saw it on the upper and lower, and presumed that meant something like all the other bits rather than branding.

about a week ago
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US Scientists Predict Long Battle Against Ebola

X0563511 Re:Easy to contain (119 comments)

That's the fun part about so many infections...

The more people with the virus, the more chances for mutations per given unit of time. The more chances for mutations, the higher the chance of a nasty mutation arising.

about a week ago
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KDevelop 4.7.0 Released

X0563511 hopeful (47 comments)

I'm hopeful the next era you let us turn off that fucking cashew without jumping through 30 flaming hoops.

about a week ago
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High School Student Builds Gun That Unlocks With Your Fingerprint

X0563511 Re:But what about... (598 comments)

Breaking into someone's domicile or brandishing a deadly weapon shouldn't have an undo button.

about a week ago

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Massive police raids on suspected protestors

X0563511 X0563511 writes  |  about 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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Journals

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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 5 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 6 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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