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Netflix Video Speed On FiOS Doubles After Netflix-Verizon Deal

XO ...right. (204 comments)

...Is this any different from the quite common practice of buying links on multiple networks, so that you have faster connections to those networks? That thing that people have been doing for decades?

about two weeks ago
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OpenSSL Cleanup: Hundreds of Commits In a Week

XO Re:I would think (379 comments)

The point should be, that open source CAN be superior in these respects. It's probably pretty likely that no one but the original code author of this bug actually considered what the code was doing, and just said "Hey, looks good, accept pull request." and then no one else looked at it.

about 6 months ago
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OpenSSL Cleanup: Hundreds of Commits In a Week

XO Re:I would think (379 comments)

... and in a system with a good code review system, this probably would have never happened to begin with, because once you require more than a couple of people look at it, weird mistakes like that usually get caught. at least, if they are thinking about it. Pretty much all the major code errors i've seen in peer review systems get through when people just start blindly accepting code, or only comb it for style related issues. Serious flaws like what caused Heartbleed are pretty difficult to get through multiple people that are thinking.

about 6 months ago
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Free IPv4 Pool Now Down To Seven /8s

XO Re:Meh. Allocate 240.0.0.0/4. (460 comments)

He makes a case that 240/ addresses are not allowed with current stacks, but I just tested that with a few computers here, and it seemed to work fine .. 2 ver of Windows, and a modern Linux install.

more than 3 years ago
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Free IPv4 Pool Now Down To Seven /8s

XO Re:Meh. Allocate 240.0.0.0/4. (460 comments)

I doubt that, there'd be no reason for anyone to write it up to not understand 240*

more than 3 years ago
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Free IPv4 Pool Now Down To Seven /8s

XO Re:The most surprising turn of events (460 comments)

This is slashdot. I'm certain there are plenty of people here capable of reprogramming their ISPs routers, with out the ISP even noticing.

more than 3 years ago
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Free IPv4 Pool Now Down To Seven /8s

XO Re:The most surprising turn of events (460 comments)

Which is why super huge ISPs like Comcast are going way out of their way (finally) to enable IPv6, and in Comcast's case, they've even released GPL router upgrades. Sure.

more than 3 years ago
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Firefox 4's JavaScript Now Faster Than Chrome's

XO Re:thats great but.... (352 comments)

Stay off the Opera betas and previews, and you should be fine. The cutting edge is a bit bloody lately.

more than 3 years ago
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Firefox 4's JavaScript Now Faster Than Chrome's

XO Re:thats great but.... (352 comments)

Nice. I have about a dozen "saved sessions" in Opera, where I had over a hundred tabs open, and finally got annoyed, but didn't want to go through them all at the time, so i saved the list, and started anew.

more than 3 years ago
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Firefox 4's JavaScript Now Faster Than Chrome's

XO Re:thats great but.... (352 comments)

wait.. 5-8 years ago, wasn't everyone on this entire site railing against a certain company for integrating their web browser to the Operating System?

more than 3 years ago
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Firefox 4's JavaScript Now Faster Than Chrome's

XO Re:What Mozilla giveth, Slashcode taketh away. (352 comments)

It was -really- terrible about 6 months ago, when it would take minutes to load pages.

It's not so bad now. It's still bad, though.

more than 3 years ago
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Firefox 4's JavaScript Now Faster Than Chrome's

XO Re:FF4 has some pretty serious memory leaks still, (352 comments)

wow, you don't do shit in your browsers do you? My average browser workload has Opera over 500meg commit charge, the same in Firefox is enough to get Windows to say "YOU ARE RUNNING OUT OF MEMORY PLEASE KILL FIREFOX.EXE" (64-bit system, with a 4-gig swapfile and 2gigs ram .. yeah, it's a bit light on the RAM, but i'm broke right now)

more than 3 years ago
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Firefox 4's JavaScript Now Faster Than Chrome's

XO Re:FF4 has some pretty serious memory leaks still, (352 comments)

and using a Firefox without extensions is terribad.

I'm sure Opera's performance kicks the shit out of the rest of them still, anyway, too. Although the betas have been a lot more crashy than normal lately.

more than 3 years ago
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Opera 10.60 Released, With Faster JS, WebM Video Support

XO Re:Needs more work (301 comments)

Considering that Opera is one of the biggest groups involved with the HTML5 definition, and that HTML5 as an official definition does not actually exist .. your opinion really doesn't make much sense here.

You're trying to develop things that are in total danger of being totally different by the time HTML5 is completed.

more than 4 years ago
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Opera 10.60 Released, With Faster JS, WebM Video Support

XO Re:One of the better upgrades but... (301 comments)

oh.. my tabs haven't been on the top since i got a widescreen display. Since the tab bar is part of the title bar, you can't hide it, I guess. But it's only that way when maximized .. which is also something that I always do.. hmm.

I'd bug report that, can't enable that option if tabs are set to top.

more than 4 years ago
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Opera 10.60 Released, With Faster JS, WebM Video Support

XO Re:I've been an Opera user for a long time (301 comments)

Do you have something weird running in UserJavascript perhaps?

You're right, Link is not supposed to randomly overwrite bookmarks, it should be duplicating them. I think there may have been some bugs going through some of the snapshots between 10.10 and 10.60, as somewhere during that time, I have about 30 bookmarks that have just -disappeared- from both the Opera Link page, and my Bookmarks menu .. however, they still show up when in auto-fill when I start to type their addresses into the address bar. That may be worth doing some bug reports on!!!!

MSN/Hotmail email is working perfectly for me.

more than 4 years ago
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Opera 10.60 Released, With Faster JS, WebM Video Support

XO Re:I think the update/latest version sucks (301 comments)

I wonder if you have the Turbo thing enabled on it, and it's trying to load it through a proxy, taking some time to get a connection to that. I use Turbo on my netbook frequently, since I'm often on terrible wireless links, but I've never really used it on desktop .. though sometimes it has tried to turn it on because my connection was farked up or something.

It could also be some kind of DNS thing .. or it could be some kind of an Opera bug. :P

more than 4 years ago
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Opera 10.60 Released, With Faster JS, WebM Video Support

XO Re:Who cares anymore? (301 comments)

To all the rest of us, "open source" is only useful if we are actually wanting to do something with the source. Do you actively participate in the development of every single open source thing you use?

more than 4 years ago

Submissions

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XO XO writes  |  more than 7 years ago

XO writes "This article from The Register points out that, in response to the WTO's earlier decision that the U.S. is violating it's commitments with regard to online gaming, "Antigua and Barbuda ... has formally requested that the WTO allow it to suspend its intellectual property obligations to the United States". Here is more from the International Herald Tribune. If the WTO allows this, it could mean that the tiny island of Antigua could resell billions of dollars of U.S. produced copyrighted material, perfectly legally."

Journals

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HUge URL

XO XO writes  |  more than 10 years ago

http://www.hugeurl.com/?OTJmMTNlOGRhZmIxNDQzMTY3ZjdlYjhmNWZjZGRjNmEmMTIm
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fuck Microsoft

XO XO writes  |  about 11 years ago

Why the fuck am I getting ads for Microsoft on slashdot?? What the hell?!

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Things Overheard At Work

XO XO writes  |  more than 11 years ago

Emp: This digital recorder will record for up to 490 minutes!
Cust: 490 minutes? That's about an hour isn't it?

Cust: How long will this battery last?
Emp: Typically about a year to a year and a half
Cust: How long is that??

Cust: How long are these batteries good for?
Emp: Sir, those are good in their package until at least 2009!
Cust: *thinks* Why.. that's 997 years ago, sir!
Emp (and other customers): *stare blankly*
*Cust opens checkbook calendar*: Oh.. uh...

Emp: Please make sure you charge this new cordless phone battery at least 12 hours or so before using it, to make sure it gets a good, full charge.
Cust: 12 hours?! That's like 3 days isn't it?!

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War is almost on

XO XO writes  |  more than 11 years ago

Well, now, this is all fucked up. I've provided a message board, at my web site. Login there (if you want to post, you'll need to sign in as a New User if you haven't already), and check out the American Issues message board (there are also several other message boards there as well).

  Have fun!

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hmm

XO XO writes  |  more than 11 years ago

Does no one in the peanut gallery have anything to say? Speechless, or no longer paying attention?

Not too bad a day today.

Hmm. Wings game tonight. w00t!

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people people people

XO XO writes  |  more than 11 years ago

There are at least three sides to every story that involves two or more people. One party's side, the other party's side, and the whole truth.

Everything everyone will ever tell you is always embellished upon in some way, shape, or form.

You will never be able to discern the exact truth of a situation by hearing both party's sides.

Find the petition online (it's out there, but I can't find it) that is a declaration that "all people are stupid".

It's true.

Those who blindly believe the words of others should be deported.

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no!

XO XO writes  |  more than 11 years ago

No mommy don't do it again, don't do it again,
I'll be a good boy
I'll be a good boy, I promise. No mommy don't hit me,
Owe, why did you have to hit me like that mommy?
Don't do it you're hurting me OW!
Why do you have to be such a bitch?!
Why don't you why don't you fuck off and die?!
Why can't you just fuck off and die?!
Why can't you just leave here and die?!
Never stick your hand in my face again, bitch.
FUCK YOU!!!
You stupid, sadistic, abusive, fucking whore.
Would you like to see how it feels mommy?
Here it comes!

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Keep Away

XO XO writes  |  more than 11 years ago

I'd enter my own lyrics in here, but I don't have access to my laptop right now.

So, here's more pertinent lyrics:

Sickness spilling through your eyes
Craving everything you thought was alive
Stab me in the heart again
Drag me through your wasted life
Are you forever dead?
Do like I told you STAY AWAY FROM ME
Never misunderstand me, Keep away from me
Twistin' everything around that you say!
Smack me in my mouth 200 times every other day
Rag me - I don't hear you anymore!
Not yet, Find out what it means to me
I don't know who you are!
Draggin' on so lonely, aren't you tired baby?
Breathing life into your lungs

  - Godsmack

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imagine all the people

XO XO writes  |  more than 11 years ago

Imagine there's no heaven,
It's easy if you try,
No hell below us,
Above us only sky,
Imagine all the people
living for today...

Imagine there's no countries,
It isnt hard to do,
Nothing to kill or die for,
No religion too,
Imagine all the people
living life in peace...

Imagine no possesions,
I wonder if you can,
No need for greed or hunger,
A brotherhood of man,
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world...

You may say Im a dreamer,
but Im not the only one,
I hope some day you'll join us,
And the world will live as one

    -- John Lennon

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Interesting.

XO XO writes  |  more than 11 years ago

I wonder how long this journal option has been around, and how many years I've never noticed it. lol

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