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Password Security: Why the Horse Battery Staple Is Not Correct

balbus000 Soooo...... (546 comments)

I should update my password to incorrecthorsebatterystaple?

about a week ago

FBI Says It Will Hire No One Who Lies About Illegal Downloading

balbus000 Re:SubjectsInCommentsAreStupid (576 comments)

Default on student loans? How do you do that?

I was under the impression that it was practically impossible to get rid of that debt.

about a week ago

Facebook's Auto-Play Videos Chew Up Expensive Data Plans

balbus000 Re:Turn off Facebook video autoplay (108 comments)

This may have been added after the story originally came out, but I found this.

about a month and a half ago

Microsoft Runs Out of US Address Space For Azure, Taps Its Global IPv4 Stock

balbus000 Re:Don't Panic! (250 comments)

Is there a reason why ports still exist in IPv6?

If your ISP gives you a /64 for your house of 0:0:dead:beef::/64, then you could assign a /112 to a server in your house (say 0:0:dead:beef:0:0:1:0/128). So your server listens on multiple IP addresses instead of multiple ports on one IP address. A web server on that server would handle HTTP requests on 0:0:dead:beef:0:0:1:50, HTTPS would be 0:0:dead:beef:0:0:1:1bb, etc.

about 4 months ago

Big Telecom: Terms Set For Sprint To Buy T-Mobile For $32B

balbus000 Re:I would allow them to merge allright (158 comments)

So what we really need is cellular neutrality. The towers should be public infrastructure, and the cellular providers should become just like ISPs would be if there was net neutrality.

about 4 months ago

Patent Troll Ordered To Pay For the Costs of Fighting a Bad Patent

balbus000 Re:Newegg did that too? (191 comments)

I clicked on the first link to remind myself of the background for this story.

It links to the beta site.

Never again. Never again. Never again. Never again. Never again. Never again. Never again.
Never again. Never again. Never again. Never again. Never again. Never again. Never again.
Never again. Never again. Never again. Never again. Never again. Never again. Never again.

Also, when I'm on a story on the beta site, why does the button to return to Classic Slashdot take me to the Classic homepage, instead of the Classic version of that story?

about 4 months ago

4K Displays Ready For Prime Time

balbus000 Re:Where's The Content? (207 comments)

I slowly moved to an inch away from the screen, and now it's worse!

about 5 months ago

TrueCrypt Website Says To Switch To BitLocker

balbus000 Re:I wonder... (566 comments)

Other notable minor changes (yes, I noticed the oxymoron too):

-because it breaks the main font app when the app is running on XP (likely an MS bug).
+because it breaks the main font app when the app is running on XP.

They don't want MS to be associated with bugs?

- // The Windows API sometimes fails to indentify the file system correctly so we're using "raw" analysis too.
+ // The Windows API sometimes fails to indentify the file system correctly (observed under Windows XP) so we're using "raw" analysis below too.

Alright, maybe they're okay with XP taking some heat, as long as Win 7&8 are implied to be better.

-- Microsoft Visual C++ 1.52 (available from MSDN Subscriber Downloads)
+- Microsoft Visual C++ 1.52
- header files (available at
+ header files
- wxWidgets 2.8 library source code (available at
-- FUSE library and header files (available at
- and
+ wxWidgets 2.8 library source code
+- FUSE library and header files
- RSA Security Inc. PKCS #11 Cryptographic Token Interface (Cryptoki) 2.20
- header files (available at
- located in a standard include path or in a directory defined by the
- environment variable 'PKCS11_INC'.
+ header files located in a standard include path or in a directory
+ defined by the environment variable 'PKCS11_INC'

They're trying to make it harder to find what you need to build your own binaries?

Also, when did /. start auto-creating links? Yes, I used preview and actually edited my post before submitting. Although now since I said that, someone will point out a typo somewhere in my post.

about 5 months ago

Mathematical Model Suggests That Human Consciousness Is Noncomputable

balbus000 Re:Memories do decay (426 comments)

No babe, I called you another name because I think about you all the time!

about 5 months ago

Google Shifts Editing From Drive to Docs and Sheets In 'Confusing' Switch

balbus000 Re:Great name! (89 comments)

I always wonder why Linens & Things didn't go for the alliteration of Sheets & Shit.

about 5 months ago

Some Users Find Swype Keyboard App Makes 4000+ Location Requests Per Day

balbus000 Re:Regional dialects (191 comments)

If the suggestions aren't static, then they are useless.

If I know to type "mittens" I need to press M, I, and then it will be the word suggested in the center, then I will learn to use it. If I type M, I, and the suggested word could be "milk" or "might", etc. then stopping to read the suggested words will take longer than just typing the word out myself.

Same goes for word predictions based on the previous word. It has to be static to be useful.

about 5 months ago

Can You Tell the Difference? 4K Galaxy Note 3 vs. Canon 5D Mark III Video

balbus000 Re:No different than asking... (201 comments)

Hey guys, I'm going to see how good 4K video really is. To do that, I'm going to use a DSLR to record 1080p video, and a smartphone to record 4K video and then scale that down to 1080p.

Comparing the results is sure to be meaningful. Really, why is this a story?

about 5 months ago

Oklahoma Botched an Execution With Untested Lethal Injection Drugs

balbus000 Obligatory (1198 comments)

Chased by topless women off a cliff.

about 6 months ago

The Science Behind Powdered Alcohol

balbus000 Re: But is it cheaper? (176 comments)

Svedka is the best I've found in terms of quality/price, it's about $18-$22 for 1.75L.

Although I still keep some top shelf bottles in my bar for when I want to drink it on the rocks without any mixers (just a slice of lime).

As another vodka lover, what are your favorites? I usually go for Crystal Head, Grey Goose or Belvedere, but I'm not exactly a connoisseur.

about 6 months ago

Online Skim Reading Is Taking Over the Human Brain

balbus000 Re:Its called evolution.. (224 comments)

Be grateful you made it back to this thread in under two hours. I am just now making it back after three days. Obligatory.

about 6 months ago

Jack A. Kinzler, Savior of the Skylab Mission, Dies At 94

balbus000 Re:This guy personifies when NASA had creativity.. (34 comments)

I don't normally post about personal things, but this seems like a good place for it. There was another guy like him who passed away recently. My grandfather was an amazing man, and (I like to think) played a very important role in NASA's success. The den at his house is basically a museum of his medals and signed photographs with astronauts and presidents. I loved going through it with him, and I'm going to miss listening to his stories.

about 7 months ago

Goodbye, Google Voice

balbus000 Re:kevin (166 comments)

Dear O('_')O_Bush,

I'm a little sad that you don't care what I think, but I don't think I've told you yet.

Kevin (not the article's author)

about 7 months ago


top hacked by Lulzsec

balbus000 balbus000 writes  |  about a year and a half ago

balbus000 writes "The domain has been hacked by Lulzsec and replaced in memory of Aaron Swartz. The paragraph on the hijacked site now states: "R.I.P Aaron Swartz / Hacked by grand wizard of Lulzsec, Sabu / GOD BLESS AMERICA / DOWN WITH ANONYMOUS"."
Link to Original Source

Open Source Projects Using Best Practices?

balbus000 balbus000 writes  |  more than 4 years ago

balbus000 writes "I recently graduated with a degree in software engineering (software emphasis). However, most of the homework and projects given were extremely small scale. I want to be exposed to more "real-world" projects to help me in my career. What open source projects are out there that are well organized and use best best practices in object oriented design, design patterns, etc. and aren't bloated to the point where it would take me 6+ months to get up to speed with how it's structured? I mainly want to study the source code, but would also like to start contributing once I feel comfortable enough."


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