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Ask Slashdot: Smarter Disk Space Monitoring In the Age of Cheap Storage?

advocate_one Re:We have more but we USE more. (170 comments)

STacker and doubledisc certainly helped back then, but nowadays, most of our media is already compressed as much as it will go unless you want to lose reosolution or bitrate...

about a week ago
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Ask Slashdot: Smarter Disk Space Monitoring In the Age of Cheap Storage?

advocate_one Re:Performance issues? (170 comments)

on a frictionless surface... and in a vacuum...

about a week ago
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Incapacitating Chemical Agents: Coming Soon To Local Law Enforcement?

advocate_one Re:die by taser or gas? (152 comments)

so when is the US Government going to be indicted on terrorism charges then?

about a week ago
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U.K. Supermarkets Beta Test Full-Body 3D Scanners For Selfie Figurines

advocate_one Copyright/trademark issues? (165 comments)

if wearing a t-shirt or other item of clothing with a copyrighted or trademarked item/logo?

about a week ago
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The Bogus Batoid Submarine is Wooden, not Yellow (Video)

advocate_one Re:Hooray! (44 comments)

it's streamlined so there's a lot less drag...

about a week ago
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National Security Letter Issuance Likely Headed To Supreme Court

advocate_one Unfortunately... (112 comments)

the Supreme Court is most likely fatally compromised as the NSA will already have all the dirt they need on the Judges in order to get them to make the "decision" they need....

about three weeks ago
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Ross Ulbricht's Lawyer Says FBI's Hack of Silk Road Was "Criminal"

advocate_one Re:Go Ross, Go! (208 comments)

there's profits to be made in those private prisons... guess who does the lobbying to keep those drugs criminalised...

about three weeks ago
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Satellites Reveal Hidden Features At the Bottom of Earth's Seas

advocate_one Re:Google Earth KMZ Files (54 comments)

They only missed a 2000 km radius circle centered on the north pole.

because thet's where the UFOs pass through to get to and from the inner Earth... ;)

about a month ago
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GNOME 3.14 Released

advocate_one what's the bets... (250 comments)

that I won't be able to turn this default behaviour off

When it is launched without a document being specified, Evince will also show a useful overview of your recent documents.

everytime a new version of Gnome comes out, you find even more things are forced upon you that you can't change... I got pissed off when the screensaver wouldn't let me change the directory path for my screensaver images that I wanted it to automatically use...

about a month ago
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DuckDuckGo Now Blocked In China

advocate_one Great Fire Index... (82 comments)

looks useful, but could do with being expanded to cover other countries as well that are forcing their ISPs to block websites... e.g. UK...

about a month ago
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Australian Police Arrest 15, Charge 2, For Alleged Islamic State Beheading Plot

advocate_one Re:Thought crime (165 comments)

It will be secret courts with secret evidence so that the perps can be convicted without the role of the state in entrapping them being brought out...

about a month and a half ago
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Turning the Tables On "Phone Tech Support" Scammers

advocate_one Can't even get their names right... (210 comments)

Had one Indian woman claiming she was Dave from Microsoft...

about a month and a half ago
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Turning the Tables On "Phone Tech Support" Scammers

advocate_one Re:Start Button ? (210 comments)

they were asking me what label was on the key next to the bottom left corner...

it may be a windows key on my keyboard... but it doesn't bring up anything when I hold it down and press 'r'... that throws them... they get quite angry as I keep telling them that nothing happens and there is no start menu either on the screen, just a stylised bird... and that when I do click that icon I don't see a control panel choice...

Running Lubuntu LTS with LXDE...

about a month and a half ago
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Top EU Court: Libraries Can Digitize Books Without Publishers' Permission

advocate_one Re:Not all libraries let you check out books (102 comments)

digital also means you can quickly search those old newspapers as well if they get indexed... something you cannot do with paper or microfilm/microfiche...

about a month and a half ago
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Microsoft Paid NFL $400 Million To Use Surface, But Announcers Call Them iPads

advocate_one things are bad enough... (405 comments)

whe you have to pay people to plug your product over a superior one...

about a month and a half ago
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Munich Reverses Course, May Ditch Linux For Microsoft

advocate_one Re:Document formats... (579 comments)

and is still stuffed to the gills with undocumented binary blobs...

about 2 months ago
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Watch a Cat Video, Get Hacked: the Death of Clear-Text

advocate_one Re:https is useless (166 comments)

"browser vendors will revoke their roots."

Oh come on who are these "browser vendors"? Microsoft (definitely in the NSA's pocket), Apple, yup owned... Google? definitely owned as well... Mozilla? one is also left wondering about them as well... Opera?

at least with Firefox, we have source code...

about 2 months ago
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Knocking Down the Great Firewall of China

advocate_one Re:Am I missing something here? (167 comments)

can I use this to access content my BRITISH ISP has had to block because of court orders from American media companies?

about 2 months ago

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