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Favorite "Go!" Phrase?

awshidahak Where in time... (701 comments)

Initiate Chronoskimmer Launch Sequence!

about a week ago
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Microsoft Takes Down No-IP.com Domains

awshidahak Re:Legal Precedent? (495 comments)

I believe No-IP should have emailed you as well. They emailed me. Check your spam filter?

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Choosing a Web Language That's Long-Lived, and Not Too Buzzy?

awshidahak Re:obvious (536 comments)

They mentioned node.js, so I believe they mean server-side javascript. That can do proper input-validation.

about a month ago
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Google To Take On Apple's CarPlay

awshidahak Re:Answer: Both (126 comments)

about Android: it can't ever be updated

Uhh... yeah... bout that... When an update came out for my phone the update notifier sat in the notification drawer until I successfully updated my phone. Guess it can be updated then, huh?

about a month ago
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Study Finds Porn Exposure Associated With Smaller Brain Region

awshidahak Control Group (211 comments)

The portion of the brain that they were looking at was the one that comes up with lies. Everyone's been exposed to porn, some just lie about it.

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

awshidahak Re:646 lines of Perl? (142 comments)

Better yet: Why are there both DOS Batch and Bourne Shell scripts in the same project? I could understand that for a multi-platform PC program, but a website?

about a month ago
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Goodbye, Ctrl-S

awshidahak Re:IDE autocommit? (521 comments)

This wouldn't happen to be piping the output of cat to a file now, would it?

about 2 months ago
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Declining LG's New Ad-friendly Privacy Policy Removes Features From Smart TVs

awshidahak Re:Stupidity != righteous anger (221 comments)

What VCR do you have that connects to the internet?

about 2 months ago
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Linux Developers Consider On-Screen QR Codes For Kernel Panics

awshidahak Re:Good idea (175 comments)

I have a smartphone, but it can't scan QR codes because the camera is too crappy.

about 4 months ago
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Microsoft's Security Products Will Block Adware By Default Starting On July 1

awshidahak Re:But that's the deal, surely? (177 comments)

Babel Toolbar isn't the "free program". Babel Toolbar is what gets installed as the price of the free program.

about 4 months ago
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GNOME 3.12 Released

awshidahak Re: Meet the new boss: (134 comments)

Use Cinnamon with MATE apps like I do. It's a great experience.

about 4 months ago
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Firefox Was the Most Attacked & Exploited Browser At Pwn2own 2014

awshidahak Re:Firefox is the most unstable program in common (207 comments)

Yes. Flash has run in a separate process for 5-6 years now IIRC. When Flash crashes, it doesn't take down Firefox, it just displays a block say that Flash crashed, and I believe it gives you a report link.

about 4 months ago
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The last time I used a dial-up modem was...

awshidahak Re:What's the hurry? (410 comments)

I use the Internet for business, not entertainment.

Trolling again, are we AC?

What are you doing on Slashdot if you only use the internet for business? Also, how does ./ not crash your outdated version of javascript?

about 10 months ago
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The last time I used a dial-up modem was...

awshidahak Re:Anyone remember voip (410 comments)

I used to go to a University that would encourage you to use their VPN over dial-up (not as in, "use our VPN, but make sure you're dialing in", but more like, "if you're dialing in, make sure to use our VPN"). It was interesting because you would dial in to their server, and then start the VPN client. Why the dialed-in connection wouldn't just be in their network, I'm not sure.

about 10 months ago
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The Post-Lecture Classroom

awshidahak Re:Twice as much work for instructor, 5% benefit? (169 comments)

The way one of my previous schools justified their non-recording rule was that it prevented any unauthorized learning (someone might share the recording and then someone might gain valuable information without paying for it). Yeah, I know. It just makes them look worse.

about 10 months ago
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What Marketers Think They Know About You and What They Really Do

awshidahak Good job (277 comments)

Great inclusion of the link to the service, samzenpus. I love how I didn't have to hunt for it at all.

about a year ago
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Feds Allegedly Demanding User Passwords From Services

awshidahak Re:Companies shouldn't have this anyway (339 comments)

  1. 1. A company shouldn't have my password stored anywhere in a form that they can decrypt it.
  2. 2. A company shouldn't have the answers to my security questions stored anywhere in a form that they can decrypt it.

That's why the agency is asking for the salt as well. They're trying to eliminate the parts of the formula that make it so that you can't figure out what the password is. Reverse engineer the impossible formula, so to speak.

1 year,2 days
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Feds Allegedly Demanding User Passwords From Services

awshidahak Re:Quickly!! (339 comments)

Dang. So I was just trying to continue the joke, but apparently if you type the asterisk symbol enough times, it actually writes your password out. Weird...

1 year,2 days
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Feds Allegedly Demanding User Passwords From Services

awshidahak Re:Quickly!! (339 comments)

Hmm, sounds like a good idea. Here's mine: absdXGH4420078jkl!@gy

1 year,2 days

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