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How the NSA Profits Off of Its Surveillance Technology

carrier lost Re:Necessary (83 comments)

i rubbed my balls all over your drumset!!!

Right here! See this? this is what I'm talking about.

Why won't the NSA take me seriously?

about three weeks ago

How the NSA Profits Off of Its Surveillance Technology

carrier lost Necessary (83 comments)

Do they have anything that can tell you if your roommate has touched any of your stuff while you were gone?

about three weeks ago

Switching From Microsoft Office To LibreOffice Saves Toulouse 1 Million Euros

carrier lost Re:Put some of the money back in... (296 comments)

"Conan, what is good?"

"To see your enemies driven before you, to have their libraries forked and to hear the lamentation of their wizards"

about 3 months ago

Ask Slashdot: How Many Employees Does Microsoft Really Need?

carrier lost Answer to Quiz (272 comments)

How Many Employees Does Microsoft Really Need?

With any luck, no more than is necessary to shut the doors and turn out the lights.

about 3 months ago

Comcast Predicts Usage Cap Within 5 Years

carrier lost Related (475 comments)

"I would also predict that the vast majority of our customers would never be caught in the buying the additional buckets of usage, that we will always want to say the basic level of usage at a sufficiently high level that the vast majority of our customers are not implicated by the usage-based billing plan."

"640k ought to be enough for anyone*"

"Let them eat cake"

*Looks like Gates never said that

about 5 months ago

Samsung 'Smart' Camera Easily Hackable

carrier lost I Can't Get Past This (62 comments)

...a simple port scan reveals that the camera is running an unprotected X server (running Enlightenment).

And here I thought I was the only one running Enlightenment

about 5 months ago

This 1981 BYTE Magazine Cover Explains Why We're So Bad At Tech Predictions

carrier lost The Future (276 comments)

It looks like that watch might be running MS/TRES

about 6 months ago

Your Car Will Tell You How To Hit the Next Green Light

carrier lost There's a Name for That (364 comments)

It's called "Hypermiling"

And it's difficult to do when everyone around you is hell bent on getting to that next red light before it turns green.

about 7 months ago

Sons of Anarchy Creator On Google Copyright Anarchy

carrier lost It's Simple (381 comments)

If you can't make money off copies of your work, don't release copies of your work.

Musicians should only perform live and Hollywood movies should only be shown in theaters.

The rest of us like our internet just the way it is, thank you very much.

about 7 months ago

Does Relying On an IDE Make You a Bad Programmer?

carrier lost The Gospel Accodring to VI (627 comments)

Nowadays I only write scripts (PHP, Perl, Python, Bash, sh) and I debug with print, error_log, echo and exit/quit().

about 8 months ago

Senator Dianne Feinstein: NSA Metadata Program Here To Stay

carrier lost No Kidding (510 comments)

"'..."I don't believe so," Feinstein said during an appearance on NBC's Meet the Press. "The president has very clearly said that he wants to continue to recieve the funding provided by the contractors who supply the equipment, software and bodies involved in this billion-dollar operation. So I think we would agree with him. I know a dominant majority of the - everybody, virtually, except two or three, on the Senate Intelligence Committee would agree with that." ... "A lot of the privacy people, perhaps, don't understand that we still need massive amounts of campaign funds going into this next election cycle", Feinstein said. "We need to be prepared. Television spots and Youtube ads are frickin' expensive!"'"

about 9 months ago

Federal Court Kills Net Neutrality, Says FCC Lacks Authority.

carrier lost Line Sharing (383 comments)

I can't say it enough.

Line sharing, line sharing, line sharing.

From a 2009 Ars Technica article:

"...mandating "open access" to broadband networks works really, really well as a way to boost speeds and lower costs."


If ISPs want to experiment with data-caps and pay-to-play systems, let them. If there's 10 ISPs in town they can all offer different packages. Competition and market-forces will do the rest.

about 9 months ago

4K Is For Programmers

carrier lost Aw Man! (520 comments)

You went and spilled the beans about 'alt-tab'!

Now it's going to be harder to find people to amaze by showing them how they can swap between applications without taking their hands off the keyboard.

Ruined all my fun...

about 9 months ago

Twister: The Fully Decentralized P2P Microblogging Platform

carrier lost Foretold! (169 comments)

Well, not exactly

I'm expecting something like this to topple Facebook.

With a terabyte of storage on a handheld device and a local application, you could replicate FB's service without the ads, limitations and privacy issues.

about 9 months ago

Only 25% of Yahoo Staff "Eat Their Own Dog Food"

carrier lost Just Want to Say (292 comments)

The Yahoo weather app for tablets/phones is aesthetically gorgeous and efficiently laid out.

Ditto for the Flickr app and the Flickr makeover.

Not a fan-boy, but definitely want to give props to a few things I have been enjoying using lately.

about a year ago

UK Town To Get Driverless 'Pods' Mixing With Pedestrians

carrier lost Number 6 (111 comments)

Just as long as the pods are not giant white balls

about a year ago

Drone-Mounted Laser Weapons Are On the Way

carrier lost Try the Roast Beef (116 comments)

DARPA is focused on miniaturizing the technology, as well as 'developing high-precision target tracking...

If they miniaturize and precisionize them enough to do Lasik, could they call it a "surgical strike"?

Ha! I got a million of 'em!

about a year ago

Root of Maths Genius Sought

carrier lost See? (251 comments)

...using the Ion Torrent machine that Rothberg developed.

Told you there was a legitimate use for torrents.

Also, a marginally related image that I just posted this morning!

Sha! Pocket sand!

about a year ago



Ajax Against Us?

carrier lost carrier lost writes  |  about 5 years ago

carrier lost writes "Ask Slashdot: In light of the Reddit meltdown from errant javascript embedded in comments, I've had the following question for some time now. Can't Ajax components in a page transmit everything you type back to the server, even if you don't submit the page? Let's say you're typing sensitive data into form fields (credit card number, embarrassing confession, unfortunate comment), couldn't the page be written so that javascript is invisibly transferring the info, even if you change your mind and never click on "Submit"?

I first got this idea when typing in a comment on the wonderful MetaFilter which has a nifty, javascript-enhanced editing box which makes your text appear on the page as you enter it."

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