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Nasty Business: How To Drain Competitors' Google AdWords Budgets

bytesex Hm (90 comments)

1) This service will survive for all of two weeks tops - it's him against the collective power of Google. I put my money on Google.
2) Ads should come inline with the other HTML, as well as associated images. It's not difficult, and adblock can never really find a solution to that.

yesterday
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The Daily Harassment of Women In the Game Industry

bytesex Re:Hypothetical (956 comments)

Yes they are. What a strange thing to say?! It may not be interesting, but you can surely start any discussion, right?

"Their conferences get shut down"

[citation needed]

5 days ago
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FCC Proposal To Limit Access To 5725-5850 MHz Band

bytesex 5GHz ? (112 comments)

That doesn't travel very far, right? At least not with acceptable power. It's almost microwave!

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

bytesex Re:Remove the ransom note excuse with Deparse (536 comments)

I just did your deparse trick on my worst perl script, and it made it *worse*! I must be doing something right.

about a month ago
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Unisys Phasing Out Decades-Old Mainframe Processor For x86

bytesex Re:Half a century (113 comments)

Wasn't Unisys in the eighties still Sperry and Univac?

about a month ago
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iOS 8 Strikes an Unexpected Blow Against Location Tracking

bytesex Re:Lack of intent (323 comments)

It's not about intent at all - a MAC address is simply meaningless! A car's serial number is something that is officially alotted, and has all sorts of codified repercussions. A MAC address is simply a number. Prosecutors arguing that changing your MAC address is akin to filing off a car's serial number, are like those that argued that etoy.com had a .com address and therefore was meant to be using in the US only: a complete fabrication intended to pull the wool over the judge's eyes!

about a month and a half ago
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Lyme Bacterium's Possible Ancestor Found In Ancient Tick

bytesex "every species on the planet is parasitized" (30 comments)

And "Parasites represent at least half of all modern animal species". Unless there's some Escher-like parasite-chain at work here, I don't think that this can be remotely true.

about a month and a half ago
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Facebook Refuses To Share Employee Race and Gender Data

bytesex Re:Stupid is as stupid does (250 comments)

77% of the USA is white male? That seems a bit unlikely.

about 2 months ago
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Professors: US "In Denial" Over Poor Maths Standards

bytesex Re:US (688 comments)

The thing is, *education* should *not* be heterogenous.

about 2 months ago
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IT Pro Gets Prison Time For Sabotaging Ex-Employer's System

bytesex Re:Noob (265 comments)

The problem with that is that, after a year, he'll not be angry anymore. And what's the use of that?

about 2 months ago
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Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: Experts Unable To Replicate Inmarsat Analysis

bytesex Re:data retention (245 comments)

Yes they do. Their sattelite is essentially a faceted mirror. When using it, you fall into one of the facets. In order for them to know which facet you're going to use next, they keep track of where you are, and your movement.

about 2 months ago
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Physicists Turn 8MP Smartphone Camera Into a Quantum Random Number Generator

bytesex The problem isn't the RNG (104 comments)

Well, the problem is *also* the RNG. The bigger problem is finding a RNG like this, that can be easily embedded in electronics that you lock away. A camera won't do that.

about 3 months ago
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TLS 1.3 Draft Prepares to Drop Static RSA Key Exchange

bytesex The hate for RSA (51 comments)

is a bit *too* trendy these days. The NSA should be about five - ten years away from breaking it. If you have secrets that will be worthless by then, then by all means, use it.

about 3 months ago
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TLS 1.3 Draft Prepares to Drop Static RSA Key Exchange

bytesex Re:Static DH is not better than Static RSA (51 comments)

Are you purposely, or ignorantly, confusing RSA, the company, with RSA, the assymetric cipher suite based on primes?

about 3 months ago
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Finally, Hi-Def Streaming Video of the ISS's View of Earth

bytesex That's great, but.. (97 comments)

extremetech is the kind of website that requires you to allow such an enormous crapload of all-interconnected javascript, that re-iterates every time you 'temporarily allow all this page', that I can't watch it.

about 3 months ago
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C++ and the STL 12 Years Later: What Do You Think Now?

bytesex Re:It's a turd that's slowly being polished (435 comments)

Can you read? The person you replied to was not fanboying about C++ at all!? He was calling it a turd!

about 3 months ago
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Erik Meijer: The Curse of the Excluded Middle

bytesex Re:Gobbledigook (237 comments)

But you have to agree that 'functional programming is the next big thing' has been said for so long now - it's the flying car of computer science. When people say 'any day now' for so long, some scepsis *is* in order.

about 3 months ago
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Erik Meijer: The Curse of the Excluded Middle

bytesex Re:Concurrency is still badly understood (237 comments)

Agreed on main points. A few remarks:

- In C's pthreads library, you *can* tell the 'system' 'I'm leaving this object to wait' of sorts (pthread_condition_wait requires you to pass a mutex).

- Overall, there are many, *many* programs out there that, justifiably, do not use threads at all. To require these programs to incur the overhead associated with threading even though they don't use it, seems a bit much.

about 3 months ago
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Not Just a Cleanup Any More: LibreSSL Project Announced

bytesex Or.. (360 comments)

you use polarssl. Which is already exactly that.

about 3 months ago
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This 1981 BYTE Magazine Cover Explains Why We're So Bad At Tech Predictions

bytesex Re:Ironic and Iconic (276 comments)

I guess this is what that moment is called just before somebody makes a million bucks off of a simple idea.

about 3 months ago

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