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"Team America" Gets Post-Hack Yanking At Alamo Drafthouse, Too

carrier lost Re:D'oh! (229 comments)

I know, it's confusing

Here's the quote I was responding to:

"due to circumstances beyond our control,â their Dec. 27 Team America screening has also been canceled." If only I had a copy, I'd like to host a viewing party here in Austin for The Interview , which I want to see now more than ever.

About Team America, I can only guess that the Southpark people are not that big on copyright

2 days ago
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"Team America" Gets Post-Hack Yanking At Alamo Drafthouse, Too

carrier lost D'oh! (229 comments)

Wrong movie - hit send way too fast that time.

3 days ago
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"Team America" Gets Post-Hack Yanking At Alamo Drafthouse, Too

carrier lost Here Ya Go (229 comments)

If only I had a copy, I'd like to host a viewing party here in Austin for The Interview, which I want to see now more than ever.

https://archive.org/details/TE...

3 days ago
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US Links North Korea To Sony Hacking

carrier lost Re:Or (182 comments)

Ha!

Sounds about right...

3 days ago
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US Links North Korea To Sony Hacking

carrier lost Or (182 comments)

To quote Mike Masnick of Techdirt:

I can't help but feel that there's a kid in a basement somewhere yelling, "OMFG, I killed a movie!"

3 days ago
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Economists Say Newest AI Technology Destroys More Jobs Than It Creates

carrier lost AI or Corporate Overlords? (658 comments)

...technology was a central reason that median wages had been stagnant over the past decade...

...corporate profits have surged.

hmm

4 days ago
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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 a month 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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)."

link

about 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 3 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 3 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 5 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 5 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 7 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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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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