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BP Buys "Oil Spill" Search Term

colourmyeyes Re:have they bought "Beyond Pitiful" yet? (439 comments)

Your rock concert load-in is a great example. I worked as a stagehand for several years (still hold an active union membership) and I know precisely what you're talking about. Five hands who know what they're doing are so much better, and safer, than 15 who don't. I don't really have anything to add, just wanted to say that from experience I found your example interesting and apt.

more than 4 years ago

Novell Changes Enterprise Linux Kernel Mid-Stream

colourmyeyes Re:outrageous! (96 comments)

$ cat /etc/slackware-version

more than 4 years ago

Multitasking In For iPhone 4.0?

colourmyeyes Re:It's a freakin' PHONE (345 comments)

Are these some examples of ANECDOTAL EVIDENCE? My favorite!

more than 4 years ago

Multitasking In For iPhone 4.0?

colourmyeyes Re:They haven't been phones for years (345 comments)

To me my laptop is a computer with wireless. It isn't to the vast majority of consumers, to them it's a chat/email device (occasionally a phone), PDA and content delivery platform (music and video).

more than 4 years ago

Aurora Attack — Resistance Is Futile, Pretty Much

colourmyeyes Re:Sounds like resistance is easy. (268 comments)

I'm guessing you're a troll, but I do this. Well not exactly, you don't need to convert anything.

Open a youtube video, let it buffer, go into /tmp and there's the file. Just do "mplayer file" and watch it. I do this because the flash player crashed a lot (x86_64 Linux) and mplayer is smoother.

more than 4 years ago

Toyota Pedal Issue Highlights Move To Electronics

colourmyeyes Car analogies! (913 comments)

This is a dream Slashdot thread - your car analogies won't have to be analogies at all! They can be completely literal!

more than 4 years ago

NASA Satellite Looks For Response From Dead Mars Craft

colourmyeyes Re:Love the space program (152 comments)

Listing more examples may be redundant, but it's worth mentioning that the U-2 spyplane has been in service for over 50 years because it's still the right tool for the job. If it ain't broke...

more than 4 years ago

"Lawful Spying" Price Lists Leaked

colourmyeyes Re:Get what you pay for (245 comments)

People will use whatever's free, and probably say they have "nothing to hide!" The truly paranoid (which I say without intending any negative connotation) will run their own services. Unfortunately 90% of the email addresses you communicate with probably end in, or anyway. That data is available on the other end, if in much more fragmented format.

I agree with your idea, but I honestly don't think the masses will go for it. If enough concerned people do, it could be worthwhile.

As a sidenote, your idea reminded me of's privacy policies.

more than 4 years ago

"Accidental" Download Sending 22-Year-Old Man To Prison

colourmyeyes Re:Call the cops (1127 comments)

(should also work with /dev/random)

You should use /dev/urandom instead - /dev/random eventually runs out of entropy (it doesn't take too long, actually) and blocks. /dev/urandom doesn't block and is sufficient for this application.

more than 4 years ago

Opera 10.10 Released, Includes New "Unite" Tech

colourmyeyes Re:Wow, Opera has what I call ambition... (262 comments)

By this line of reasoning, would you agree with the following?

Despite low desktop usage numbers after more than a decade in existence Linux folks continue to spew out features. Good for them but I still won't touch their product.

Nuff said.

more than 4 years ago

Bug In Most Linuxes Can Give Untrusted Users Root

colourmyeyes Not an issue for Win32 Apps (281 comments)


Only Win16 binaries require the ability to mmap low addresses, Win32 binaries do not. It is recommended that you test your application with the increase mmap_min_addr setting. If the application starts up without issue, then you should not need to remove the mmap_min_addr restriction.


$ cat /proc/sys/vm/mmap_min_addr shows 4096 on my system, and MS Word 2003 works just swell under WINE.

more than 4 years ago

Now Linux Can Get Viruses, Via Wine

colourmyeyes Re:marketshare (343 comments)

Malware: *tries to install*
OS: "Malware needs root access to install. Please enter your root password." (Windows version of this would be "Cancel or Allow.")
User: *enters root password*

A Linux box with a NOPASSWD 'sudo' setup would skip all of this and go right from "executes malware" to "infects system."

more than 4 years ago

Fedora 12 Beta Released

colourmyeyes Re:Fedora (236 comments)

Your trolling: 10/10. Bravo.

/slow clap

more than 4 years ago

Road To Riches Doesn't Run Through the App Store

colourmyeyes Re:Perhaps (305 comments)

Being greedy can be helpful to society.

Gordon Gekko approves.

more than 4 years ago

SSL Still Mostly Misunderstood, Even By the Pros

colourmyeyes Re:OpenSSL: [STILL INCOMPLETE] (292 comments)

[Parent modded "Funny" for lack of a "Sad" mod]

more than 4 years ago



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