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Adam Lanza Destroyed His Computer Before Rampage

cliveholloway Re:100 more will die today (1719 comments)

That's 75x and 30x respectively - not 7.5 and 3. Your decimal point is off there.

about a year and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: How To Avoid Working With Awful Legacy Code?

cliveholloway I quite like the challenge (360 comments)

I might be in the minority, but I've learned to love the challenge of taming a beast of a code base.

Coming in and helping out people who don't have *anything* in place and slowly adding order has a satisfaction level all of its own.

Building out a test suite as we document business logic and then planning a refactoring can be rewarding too!

about a year and a half ago
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UK Company Demos Color Video Animation On Electronic Paper

cliveholloway Re:Magic (61 comments)

Try the Guardian Weekly - 3 bucks a copy and about 95% news. Real News.

about 2 years ago
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Can You Fight DRM With Patience?

cliveholloway Re:No. It Is Far Too Pervasive. (309 comments)

Hehe - I remember lenslok - I had a friend who got to the point where he could read them without the lens though - that was talent :)

more than 4 years ago
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Futuristic Sex Robots Now Just "Sex Robots"

cliveholloway Re:Roxxxy? (602 comments)

And gives better head, yes?

more than 4 years ago
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Futuristic Sex Robots Now Just "Sex Robots"

cliveholloway Re:But does she.... (602 comments)

And, of course, if Windows file copy code had been used to write the orgasm prediction methods, it would be, "Oh, oh, I'm going to come in 2 minutes, Oh, Oh, I'm going to come in 10 seconds, Oh, Oh, I'm going to come in 3 hours... (yes, stolen from xkcd)

more than 4 years ago
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Anti-Smoking Vaccine Is Nearing the Market

cliveholloway Re:Easyway (237 comments)

If it takes you weeks to read 224 pages, I think you have bigger problems than smoking. 4-6 hours tops. And that's if you slow down to reread a chapter because you don't believe how simple it is. Heh. If that shot cost $20, I'd be all over it, but my guess is we're talking several hundred dollars minimum. And it only has a 50% success rate - as opposed to 90% for easyway. 3.5 yrs since my last smoke. Worked well for me, and 4 friends who wanted to quit also stopped on reading it too, with one failure - so 83% success rate in my peer group.

more than 4 years ago
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Best Tool For Remembering Passwords?

cliveholloway Re:The most secure place (1007 comments)

Have you learned how to salt and hash passwords since then? ;-)

more than 4 years ago
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Secret Copyright Treaty Leaks. It's Bad. Very Bad.

cliveholloway Re:So what's new? (775 comments)

When you win (the U.S. Presidency), you go into this smoky room with the 12 industrialist, capitalist scumfucks that got you in there, and this little screen comes down... and it's a shot of the JFK assassination from an angle you've never seen before, which looks suspiciously like the grassy knoll, and then the screen comes up and the lights go on, and they ask the new president "any questions?" – Bill Hicks

more than 4 years ago
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Marge Simpson Poses For Playboy

cliveholloway Re:In related news (413 comments)

I think they already do and that the technical term is "blue rinse".

more than 4 years ago
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Perl 5.11.0 Released

cliveholloway Re:Great! Another language to learn! (235 comments)

Yeah, it's so much easier to type VisualEditor filename - vi is so hard to remember! QuoteWords makes so much more sense than qw! I see the light now.

more than 4 years ago
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Obstacles Near Emergency Exits Speed Evacuation

cliveholloway This makes no sense... (199 comments)

"about 30 degrees to either the right or left side of an exit door" ??? Vertically, diagonally? That phrase makes zero sense...

more than 4 years ago
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Nielsen Recommends Not Masking Passwords

cliveholloway Re:hunter2 (849 comments)

dild0?

about 5 years ago
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Opera 10.0 Released, With Integrated Web Server Functionality

cliveholloway Re:Sweet Zombie Exploit Jesus (437 comments)

Assuming Opera approves your app - they aren't letting stuff get added to Unite without their approval. All in all, it's pretty well thought out.

more than 5 years ago
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Opera 10.0 Released, With Integrated Web Server Functionality

cliveholloway Re:That's all well and good... (437 comments)

Doesn't matter - *you* run Opera, then send them to the URL of services you're running. I think this has a lot of potential.

It's hard to see how cool it will be when there are real apps for it, but it will get there.

As to all the whining about it being offline when you are - well, so is your IM client, and that's the realm that these apps will start falling into...

more than 5 years ago
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Air Force One Flyby Causes Brief Panic In NYC

cliveholloway Re:Put yourself in their shoes (898 comments)

I don't know how to overcome the fear, but it *is* important to rationalize and notice the difference between perceived risk and actual risk. In the scale of things, dying in a terrorist attack is miniscule in terms of risk. If we had another attack on the scale of 9/11, we'd be looking at 3,000 dead. In a population of 20,000,000 - that's a 0.15% chance of dying - *if* there's an attack. On the other hand, there are 40,000 deaths from car crashes every year in the US - that's about 13 9/11 attacks EVERY YEAR (yes, I know, I'm not including attributable deaths, but it's close). But are you scared of driving? If not, why not? It's funny how our brains work, isn't it...

more than 5 years ago

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Universal blocks Trent Reznor's fan remix web site

cliveholloway cliveholloway writes  |  more than 6 years ago

cLive ;-) writes "Trent Reznor's recent departure from Universal was meant to leave all this crap behind but, even now, the suits are stopping him from helping to bring the music industry into the 21st century (eg, with new distribution models). Having previously fallen out with his record company by urging fans to steal his music when he thought his CDs were overpriced, now he's being "lawyered" over his upcoming fan remix web site. The main gist of the problem is that Universal are scared to host his remix site when fans could be submitting mashup tracks that would infringe on other artists' rights, as this would affect the industry's ongoing lawsuit against YouTube et al...

When will these dinosaur industries get it?"

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cliveholloway cliveholloway writes  |  more than 7 years ago

cLive ;-) writes "The BBC is reporting on developments in the world of wireless power transmission. An MIT team is exploring the idea of transmitting power through resonance (rather than using the pretty inefficient induction method).

"When you have two resonant objects of the same frequency they tend to couple very strongly," Professor Soljacic told the BBC News website. "Consumers desire a simple universal solution that frees them from the hassles of plug-in chargers and adaptors". That's a bit of an understatement!"

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debugging *nix FrontPage extensions

cliveholloway cliveholloway writes  |  more than 10 years ago If Danté is correct, I expect to see the FrontPage developers down on the 7th level of hell.

The extensions seem to break under so many conditions that it's just plain ridiculous. Add in trying to support older clients and life becomes very "interesting".

Finally, I work out *most* issues under http. But now, I'm frying my head on https issues that seem to occur completely randomly.

Page 1. View source. OK, Works. Page 2, view source. Hmm fried. Practically no real difference in the structure or HTML used.

Of course, both work in FireFox, so there's no point turning on the "Live HTTP headers" extension.

My guess is that IE is, once again, adding to the pain.

back to debug mode...

cLive ;-)

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