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Study Shows How Humans Can Echolocate

carrier lost Re:Give me a ping... (136 comments)

I read it first as "Humans can Echo Chocolate"

about two weeks ago
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Smart Meters and New IoT Devices Cause Serious Concern

carrier lost Timing? (168 comments)

Sounds like it might be a good time to buy a high-end TV

Just get the model below the one with all the "smart features" and hook it up to your Mythbox

Seems like you could get a really decent "dumb" TV for a reduced price to use as a monitor.

about a month ago
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Drupal Warns Users of Mass, Automated Attacks On Critical Flaw

carrier lost Re:Actual irony? (76 comments)

I believe that's just sad coincidence, it's missing a third factor.

It would be ironic if she were dropped off the ladder AND her family owned the ladder factory.

Irony be tricky.

about a month ago
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First Detailed Data Analysis Shows Exactly How Comcast Jammed Netflix

carrier lost Re:Techdirt Article on Same Story (243 comments)

Ha, your sig

I keep telling my GF I don't want to be a citizen of California (we live in Nevada)

about a month ago
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First Detailed Data Analysis Shows Exactly How Comcast Jammed Netflix

carrier lost Techdirt Article on Same Story (243 comments)

"Similarly, M-Lab's data shows that the problem wasn't a lack of bandwidth on the part of the ISPs (i.e., no actual technical congestion), because those same ISPs had no problem connecting to a different transit provider, Internap. So the only logical culprit was the interconnection points. There was more than enough bandwidth to go around. There's just the single bottleneck of the interconnection border router (which, again, is trivially simple to get rid of by opening up more ports)."

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about a month ago
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Drupal Warns Users of Mass, Automated Attacks On Critical Flaw

carrier lost Re:Actual irony? (76 comments)

Rain on a wedding day isn't ironic...

Agreed.

Irony is rain on the wedding day of a couple of meterologists.

I may be wrong, but I think that coincidence is 2-factor, irony is 3-factor

about a month ago
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We Need Distributed Social Networks More Than Ello

carrier lost Sad it Before (269 comments)

...a protocol that allows users to create profiles, "status" posts, groups, events, and other familiar social networking features as "objects" that live on their own server

I believe that mobile device computing power and storage will advance to the point that everyone will be able to carry his/her own server, removing even the need to contract with a third party for services.

All that's necessary is the user-hardware and the FOSS protocol. No deep-pocketed sponsor necessary.

about a month ago
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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 2 months ago
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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 2 months ago
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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 4 months ago
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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 4 months ago
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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 6 months ago
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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 7 months ago
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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 7 months ago
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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 8 months ago
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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 8 months ago
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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 9 months ago
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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 10 months ago

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Ajax Against Us?

carrier lost carrier lost writes  |  more than 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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