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Ask Slashdot: Clever Cable Management?

audunr Unused cables (374 comments)

For unused cables that you keep in a drawer, use zip-lock plastic bags to keep them separated.

about 3 years ago

The Oslo Massacre and Violent Video Games: the Facts

audunr Not a big topic in Norway (343 comments)

It has been mentioned in the media here in Norway, but it's really not part of the discussion about why he did this. His political beliefs (anti-Islam, anti-Labour Party, etc) is the focus now. In addition to how much of a lunatic this guy really is.

The manifesto is full of details about just about everything, so it's easy to pick one small thing and focus on just that. Remember that this document is something he put together and published before the bomb and shooting, knowing that it would be read trying to find an explanation for what he did. If he expected to die, this was to be his legacy, I guess. So who knows how much of it is true and how much is how he wanted us to look at things.

more than 3 years ago

Terror Attack On Norwegian Government

audunr Re:Also shootings. (401 comments)

... where the youth organisation of prime minister Jens Stoltenberg's Labour Party are having their annual youth camp fight now. 700 people there, Stoltenberg was to speak there tomorrow.

more than 3 years ago

Terror Attack On Norwegian Government

audunr Re:Not clear, yet, that it's terrorism. (401 comments)

The police and explosives experts are saying that this was a bomb. And we do not have gas lines (for stoves etc).

more than 3 years ago

iPhone and Location: Don't Panic

audunr Possible use (362 comments)

With the data retention directive in the EU, the government is already tracking your phone's location. Maybe you should do the same if you at some point need to prove the government wrong?

On are more serious note, could this file be a fallback for apps that use location based services in iOS? Say an app uses the API to find the current position. iOS tries to fetch the current position using GPS or cell tower position, and if that somehow fails or takes time, it checks this file as a last resort. The file contains historical information as I understand it, so obviously it contains more info than it should.

more than 3 years ago

Spacecraft Sends First Image From Mercury's Orbit

audunr Damn mobile versions (97 comments)

Reading this on an iPhone gives you an article about a photo, without the photo.

more than 3 years ago

Light Painting Wi-Fi

audunr Re:Question? (65 comments)

I saw this on tv the other day, they were talking about how the signal went down and then up as they moved between areas with different wireless networks. So it must be the strength of all networks.

more than 3 years ago

Egypt Coming Back On the 'net

audunr Great! (137 comments)

I'm sure they appreciate a link on ./ so everyone here can check that their hosts are reachable.

more than 3 years ago

Norwegian Police, Seeking Info On 2 Bloggers, Take Data From 7,000 Accounts

audunr Outlook not so good (100 comments)

It's nice to see that our police force already wants to protect law-abiding citizens' rights in the search for criminals, now that the data retention directive will most likely be implemented in Norway as well.

more than 3 years ago

Swedish Firm Proposes City Buildings On Rails

audunr Re:Lutefisk (223 comments)

Now if I could only remember the name of the fish that they put into the cans, where the fermentation turns the cans into a hand grenade form . . .

You're thinking of Surströmming. I'd link to Wikipedia but ./ did not like the umlaut o in the URL.

more than 3 years ago

Make Your Own DHS Threat Level Display At Home

audunr Re:He's Michal Zalewski (132 comments)

And he looks just like Jimmy Wales!

more than 3 years ago

Last Roll of Kodachrome Processed

audunr Re:Figures (359 comments)

Actually, exposed Kodachrome films can be processed into positive colour frames or negative black and white.

more than 4 years ago

AT&T Leaks Emails Addresses of 114,000 iPad Users

audunr Re:Goatse Security (284 comments)

Both are great security experts, but in my opinion they should reconsider their stance on government back doors.

more than 4 years ago

Apple Announces iPhone 4

audunr Re:iAds (1184 comments)

What would be interesting is Adblock Plus for the iPhone.

I hear Flashblock works great on it!

more than 4 years ago

UK Newspaper Websites To Become Nearly Invisible

audunr Re:And nothing of value is lost (454 comments)

You will have paid for newspapers, like the financial times, that contain news worth paying a premium for, which they won't publish online.

There was an article 2 days ago about how FT "sees a five-year trajectory for having exited print in substantial part."

However, in another article yesterday another spokesperson say they have no plans to scale back printing and go all digital.

more than 4 years ago

Roger Ebert On Why Video Games Can Never Be Art

audunr Art is art (733 comments)

Anyone who knows art will tell you that something is art if people who know art say it is.

Seriously, there's nothing more to it.

more than 4 years ago


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