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The Classic Control Panel In Windows May Be Gone

X0563511 Re:Please Microsoft... (347 comments)

It's difficult not to become jaded after years of (re)fixing computers or being forced to work with ridiculous arrangements because regular users insist on their dancing pigs.

Since PCI has turned into a huge deal, this has only gotten even more irritating.

2 days ago
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Manga Images Depicting Children Lead to Conviction in UK

X0563511 Re:Photo-realistic drawings? (472 comments)

Yep. We're to the point where the factors that limit realism are knowledge/understanding of the materials and lights of the artist (or rather their knowledge of how to tell their renderer of choice about this stuff). We've got the computing power to make unbiased photon mapping / path-tracing practical these days, and the physics behind everything are understood well enough to fool the eye.

4 days ago
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Manga Images Depicting Children Lead to Conviction in UK

X0563511 Re:Photo-realistic drawings? (472 comments)

FF's got some subsurface scattering problems. It was close, I'll give you that.

4 days ago
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Manga Images Depicting Children Lead to Conviction in UK

X0563511 Re:Photo-realistic drawings? (472 comments)

I'd like to see that (the indistinguishable part, not the actual subject matter).

Rendering has come far, but not far enough that you'd find that kind of art in random porn.

4 days ago
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In UK, Internet Trolls Could Face Two Years In Jail

X0563511 Re:So what qualifies? (487 comments)

"Gamergate?"

I'm about to make a death-threat myself.

5 days ago
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Soda Pop Damages Your Cells' Telomeres

X0563511 Re:Overly broad? (422 comments)

From my understanding, HFCS does something to inhibit ghrelin's function, so your gut doesn't tell your brain you're not hungry anymore until you've eaten/drank a lot more.

In other words, if you're consuming the same stuff as someone else but yours has HFCS instead of sugar, you're going to want a significantly larger amount of it before satiation.

5 days ago
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Snapchat Will Introduce Ads, Attempt To Keep Them Other Than Creepy

X0563511 Nope. (131 comments)

All of the nope.

Show me ads, I block them or go elsewhere.

about a week ago
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Ask Slashdot: Stop PulseAudio From Changing Sound Settings?

X0563511 Re:Feature not a bug (285 comments)

Can you turn it off? No? Bug.

Assuming you know better than a user (when it comes to output) is always a bug.

about a week ago
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Ask Slashdot: Stop PulseAudio From Changing Sound Settings?

X0563511 Re:Stop using PulseAudio (285 comments)

chmod -x `which pulseaudio` should help prevent it from recurring...

about a week ago
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Chemists Grow Soil Fungus On Cheerios, Discover New Antifungal Compounds

X0563511 Re:Biofilm (77 comments)

... also makes you less attractive to parasites that use CO2 to find you, such as mosquitos.

about a week ago
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Debian Talks About Systemd Once Again

X0563511 Re:Hope! (520 comments)

Your real problem is that you don't have a homogenous environment. If everything you managed was rhel, you'd have a much easier time of it.

We have the same problem at work. Everyone is fine on the rhel boxes. But when the opensuse stuff comes around, good luck. When one of the solaris 10 machines acts up (we are stuck with that version for reasons outside of our control) there's only one other person than myself who has any kind of an idea.

about a week ago
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Debian Talks About Systemd Once Again

X0563511 Re:Hope! (520 comments)

I tried to get back into it.

I shortly drowned in USE flags.

There's too fucking many of them for them to be presented sensibly in an alphabetical list. They need some organization.

about a week ago
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Debian Talks About Systemd Once Again

X0563511 Re:Some Sense Restored? (520 comments)

Which is a perfect argument as to why upstart and systemd can go fuck themselves with rusty spoons.

about a week ago
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Debian Talks About Systemd Once Again

X0563511 Re:Some Sense Restored? (520 comments)

Everything Pottering has done, I can't stand. That can't be a coincidence.

about a week ago
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Fighting the Culture of 'Worse Is Better'

X0563511 Re:New langauge (240 comments)

I don't see what a compiler's ability to do with other formats/languages has to do with a different format/language.

GCC can compile fortran, and that has nothing at all to do with C++.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: VPN Setup To Improve Latency Over Multiple Connections?

X0563511 LACP says hello (174 comments)

... and reminds you that this is exactly the wrong use for port channels.

about two weeks ago
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Complain About Comcast, Get Fired From Your Job

X0563511 Re:Disturbing (742 comments)

It was, because when you buy a house you don't buy their services with it.

Rip that shit out and put in what you want.

about three weeks ago
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Complain About Comcast, Get Fired From Your Job

X0563511 Re:Time To Occupy Comcast HQ? (742 comments)

I don't think you can "Occupy" private property.

about three weeks ago

Submissions

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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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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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