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Finnish Anti-Piracy Site Pirates Thepiratebay Content

beachcoder Re:Pirates! (82 comments)

It's not pirated content. Ever notice the Kopimi link at the bottom of TPB pages?

about a year and a half ago

Valve and JJ Abrams Collaborating On Half-Life, Portal Movies

beachcoder Way to go (208 comments)

Valve and JJ Abrams Collaborating On Half-Life, Portal...

*Deep inhale of excitement*

... movies


about a year and a half ago

Intel CEO Tells Staff Windows 8 Is Being Released Prematurely

beachcoder Re:Been testing Windows 8 (269 comments)

A little too obvious. Is anyone anti-shilling yet?

about 2 years ago

Sony Announces 'Superslim' PS3

beachcoder Re:Most important question (165 comments)

If only they let you hold down the PS button on the controller, bringing up a menu allowing you to shut down the system amongst other things.

about 2 years ago

Data-Mine Your Own Facebook Data With Wolfram Alpha

beachcoder Re:Seems to get hung up at 96% for me (55 comments)

As it says in the blog post:

If you’re doing this for the first time, you’ll be prompted to authenticate the Wolfram Connection app in Facebook, and then sign in to Wolfram|Alpha (yes, it’s free).

about 2 years ago

The Rebirth of PC Gaming? Bring On the Modders!

beachcoder Re:Rebirth (249 comments)

My sister bought a Wii early on, she played it religiously for about a month. Since then I've clocked about 10 horus on it and that's far more than she has put in.

Did she only play it on Sundays?

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: What's the Most Depressing Sci-fi You've Ever Read?

beachcoder Re:Short Story (1365 comments)

There are alternate endings; I never really liked the original ending (though that could have been the execution rather than the concept). Not sure what the book ends with though (didn't know there was one).

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: What's the Most Depressing Sci-fi You've Ever Read?

beachcoder Re:or Brazil (1365 comments)


more than 2 years ago

Has a Biochem Undergrad Solved a Cosmic Radiation Mystery?

beachcoder Re:A few weeks ago in slashdot... (156 comments)

There seems to be some consensus that it's an aurora ('wonderful' suggesting visually pleasing) and has also been described as fire from Heaven.

more than 2 years ago

Berkeley Law Releases Its First Web Privacy Census

beachcoder Re:Not as simple as "use Tor!" (55 comments)

Another Opera user here. I enable cookies from only the site I visit, and they're auto-deleted when I close Opera. Coupled with the Wand and Notes/Personal info only a right-click away, it keeps a lot of the guff out of the system.

more than 2 years ago

Google Blockly — a Language With a Difference

beachcoder Re:At the risk of sounding elitist... (141 comments)

Repeat forever:
If [not wall to the left] or [wall ahead] then turn left
Else move forward

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Ambitious Yet Ethical Software Jobs?

beachcoder Re:Everything's unethical! (559 comments)

Quite right.

In general, the more money you want to make, the more ethics you have to drop.

more than 2 years ago

How Many Seconds Would It Take To Crack Your Password?

beachcoder Re:Websites (454 comments)

A few years ago, MSN let me change my Live password online to a 16 character password. Unfortunately, Live Messenger artificially limited you to entering 8 characters when logging in.

more than 2 years ago

Microsoft Ignores Usability With All-Caps Menu in Visual Studio

beachcoder Re:All part of their retro-COBOL strategy (415 comments)

Freaking Office 2010 with the ribbon crap confuses the heck out of me, because I can never find the function I want. Where's the undo function? Find-and-replace? Full justification? I know they're in that mess of Egyptian hieroglyphics, but I have no clue where.


more than 2 years ago

Is Facebook Going To Buy Opera?

beachcoder Re:Rockmelt (226 comments)

Agreed. And without an alternative browser I want to use, I may just have to leave the Internet. Time to buy that yacht :)

more than 2 years ago


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