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UK Police Warn Sharing James Foley Killing Video Is a Crime

angularbanjo Re:Not surprising (391 comments)

I think you mean an o'ffence.

about two weeks ago
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Marvel's New Thor Will Be a Woman

angularbanjo Re:Tales of Asgard... (590 comments)

Not only that, but they moved to New Zealand according to Syfy (http://m.syfy.com/?p=Show&show=Almighty Johnsons)

about a month and a half ago
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How Disney Built and Programmed an Animatronic President

angularbanjo A puppet president? (97 comments)

I knew they were big in the lobbying industry for copyright extensions, but surely this is a step too far?

about 2 months ago
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Pixar To Give Away 3D RenderMan Software

angularbanjo Re:Wow... this is actually pretty big (147 comments)

... no it reads like 'any' commercial use. So we're safe from versions of Candy Crush Saga with sub-surface scattering for a while yet

about 2 months ago
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No, HealthCare.gov Doesn't Require 500 Million Lines of Code

angularbanjo 646 lines of Perl? (142 comments)

That much Perl?
That's probably the whole app there, with each line being around 10,000 characters of obfuscated self-referencing goodness.

The rest is just quotes from Tolkien.

about 3 months ago
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How Does Heartbleed Alter the 'Open Source Is Safer' Discussion?

angularbanjo At what price freedom? (582 comments)

But security and safety are not free, as peoples around the world are already familiar with. Free software in itself, as in the past few days has been laid out to dry by every VC-backed non-open idea factory in the US, is not the reason why you now need to change your passwords. The reasons should be self-evident.

about 5 months ago
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The Highest-Flying Wind Turbine

angularbanjo Smells like something? (143 comments)

All I hear are 'breaking' and 'wind' in the same sentence

about 5 months ago
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How Do You Backup 20TB of Data?

angularbanjo Re:Crashplan (983 comments)

Anything other than an NSA-approved offsite backup?

about 6 months ago
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Rolls Royce Developing Drone Cargo Ships

angularbanjo Re:What do the humans actually do on a ship? (216 comments)

I remember reading about a plane where there was a crawspace so you could do maintenance

No, that's where they put the snakes.

about 6 months ago
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Translating President Obama's NSA Reform Promises Into Plain English

angularbanjo Freedom's just... (171 comments)

He should have just pulled out a six string and strummed along to Kris Kristofferson. "Freedom's just another word for nothin' left to lose..."

about 7 months ago
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Why iTunes Radio Could Take Down Pandora

angularbanjo Re:Wouldn't call it a standard... (166 comments)

It's probably 'standard' in the same sort of sense that the 'World Series' Baseball championship means nothing to anyone outside the 100-mile Fourth Amendment Exclusion Perimeter

about a year ago
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Have eBooks Peaked?

angularbanjo unmanaged side-effects (323 comments)

Quite interesting that some comments on here relate to _your_ ability to profit from someone else's work (ie to resell with no profit share, or to reduce your tax liability, disguised as charitable donating). These were unmanaged side-effects of traditional publishing, due to a book's physical nature, but something which they'd have to reinvent as a managed competency, to keep you happy, in the digital realm.

1 year,24 days
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British Prime Minister Promises Default On Porn Blocking

angularbanjo So, now it's official: (311 comments)

Images of abuse are as bad as sharing movies and tunes.

about a year ago
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Curiosity Rover On Standby As NASA Addresses Computer Glitch

angularbanjo Flash? (98 comments)

Didn't Apple just disable Flash again? Coincidence? Knew they should have turned off remote updating on the Rover's Mac Mini.

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Book For 11-Year-Old Who Wants To Teach Himself To Program?

angularbanjo Want to scratch? Get an itch first... (525 comments)

A desire to solve problems is a must, and there might be safer waters to try before you get to all the stumbling blocks and white space sensitivity that certain text editor programming languages will gleefully hurl in the way. There must be other means of analysing and describing attractive problems first, and to drive a thirst for solution-finding, before selecting a tool to go further on the journey.
I'd want to go at it from the angle of kindling a need to build or fix something, rather than assuming that learning a particular paradigm, at any age, will be of much intrinsic value. I'd like more creators and inventors than career programmers ;-)

more than 2 years ago
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Huge Triangle-shaped Spot Over the Sun

angularbanjo Re:My god!!! (229 comments)

Or their "too"s

more than 2 years ago
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Facebook Expected To Go Public Next Week

angularbanjo Is it patents all the way down? (192 comments)

Shudder to think what will become of this hulk when the masses move on to the next thing and the investors look a little silly. Will its red giant / downward spiral business strategy be based on firing patent suits at anyone who ever thought of adding social concepts to their projects?

more than 2 years ago
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Zynga To Employees: Surrender Pre-IPO Shares Or You're Fired

angularbanjo Obligatory (554 comments)

Just goes to show you shouldn't have bet the farm on Zynga stock

more than 2 years ago

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Cookies leave a bad taste? Ok let's try canvas fingerprinting

angularbanjo angularbanjo writes  |  about a month ago

angularbanjo (1521611) writes "ProPublica and Mashable lead with a disturbing if expected development in ad and profile tracking. Now that the public is learning about how cookies are used to develop data about users as they move across sites within a participating network, those keen to avoid you from stopping them doing this have started to look at innovations to get around cookie blocking. Meet 'canvas fingerprinting', being developed and trialled across 5% of the top website by privacy friends such as AddThis."
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