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Grace Hopper, UNIVAC, and the First Programming Language

crunchy_one Grace Hopper and the Tech Ethos (137 comments)

Grace put it so beautifully: "It is often easier to ask for forgiveness than to ask for permission".

about 2 months ago
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The Phone Dragnet That Caught the World's Top Drug Lord

crunchy_one Re:OR... Mod Parent Up (62 comments)

This is the only explanation that makes sense.

about 5 months ago
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IE Vulnerability Exposing Banking Logins, Spreading Rapidly

crunchy_one Re:Is IE Really to Blame? (93 comments)

Any compromised website can take over the browser. So a malware ad hosted on Youtube or ./ can infect the browser, and the attacker can then snoop on future activity – e.g. on banking sites.

And this is exactly why I always run an ad blocker.

Given the current mess that is web advertising, it would be foolish to do otherwise.

about 5 months ago
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Rome Police Use Twitter To Battle Illegal Parking

crunchy_one I'm Wondering (157 comments)

Did this program improve the parking situation in Rome? Doubt it. I'll go out on a limb and guess that it has yielding a tiny bit of revenue that disappears into the noise of what they already collect. But this is Rome, so why not a bit of tech circus for the masses?

about 6 months ago
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How Silicon Valley CEOs Conspired To Suppress Engineers' Wages

crunchy_one Re:Jail Time? (462 comments)

Does this mean Eric Schmidt and Shona Brown could be going to jail?

Please, ask for the pony, too!

about 6 months ago
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Adware Vendors Buying Chrome Extensions, Injecting Ads

crunchy_one Re:Autoupdate (194 comments)

And some automatic updates are badly borked, and screw up everything six ways from Thursday.

Wouldn't that be Tuesday?

about 6 months ago
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Come Try Out Slashdot's New Design (In Beta)

crunchy_one Very, Very Sad (1191 comments)

If this redesign goes live, I'm outta here. It's as simple as that.

about 10 months ago
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Preserving Memories of a Loved One?

crunchy_one Live Every Day to Its Fullest (527 comments)

Live every day you have together to its fullest.

Learn to let go of what you cannot hold onto.

more than 3 years ago

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