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UK Broadcaster Sky To Launch Mobile Service

Dan Askme Re:Offtopic but... (17 comments)

It's the gradual infiltration of beta.

And/Or (regarding the massive header font size on main page)
- The invasion of a semi-blind website designer.
- The website designer had to use a 22" monitor today.
- The website designer had Chrome set to 25% zoom in testing and didn't realise.

And/Or (regarding the double paragraphs header under "You may like to read")
- The Website maintainer's Enter key is broken and commits two clicks instead of one

3 minutes ago

Anonymous No More: Your Coding Style Can Give You Away

Dan Askme Re:Up next, automatic intelligence rating... (217 comments)

goto blah;
^^ Idiot.

// If you don't know why this is here, don't fuck with it.
goto blah;

^^ Code guru.

Yep i hate them aswell, only ever had to use them once in coding. But there is a very rare case that goto is actually needed. Nested loops.


Twitter Moves To Curb Instagram Links

Dan Askme Re:the problem with Twitter (114 comments)

I agree, however, I got bored and wanted to find out how much potential storage twitter posts use on a daily basis.
500Million Tweets a day : http://www.internetlivestats.c...
* 140 bytes = 70Billion Bytes, or, 70Gigabytes roughly a day

If you double the char array to 280, thats only 140Gigabytes a day for just tweets.

Twitter have the money and network infrastructure to do this without question. I think its more a case that Twitter believes the 140 character limit is part of their "ethos", changing it would piss off all those users who wasted their life mastering the "shorthand of Twitter messages".

5 days ago

Ask Slashdot: Best Anti-Virus Software In 2015? Free Or Paid?

Dan Askme Dont Install any. Use free manual scans. (467 comments)

Turn off Windows Defender via run > services.msc.
Run this free AV/Malware scan twice a month, or whenever you feel your system "may be infected".
http://www.eset.com/us/online-... (left option)

- No need to install a bulky Antivirus/Anti-Malware program that will slow your PC down more than an actual infection.
- No need to pay for something that you'll probably never use, let alone need.

If you "must" have active protection. Re-enable Windows Defender and put up with the performance impact it has on your system.

about a week ago

Facebook Will Let You Flag Content As 'False'

Dan Askme Friends that spam.. Solution (224 comments)

If you're tired of seeing fake or misleading news articles posted by your friends to Facebook and then spreading like wildfire, you might be in luck.

No luck needed, i have the magic ability to remove that spamming "friend" from my friends list.
If i want to read the news, i'll choose someone who went to school, got a degree and is highly regarded in the news sector on a daily basis (eg:their job at BBC news).

So if enough people don't believe something and flag it false, it becomes "false." Something else for paid shills and opinionated people to do I suppose.

Facebook will never be a true opinionated platform unless they add a "DISLIKE" button. Until then, i fail to see the point of creating an artificial "fake" world for people to waste their life with. Facebook works by allowing its users to believe on the assumption that everyone loves them and everything they say is gold dust.

about a week ago

With Community Help, Chrome Could Support Side Tabs Extension

Dan Askme Typical abuse of unpaid opensource devs. (117 comments)

if someone from the open source community would step forward to do the work to drive the feature to completion.

Google/Chromium paid devs can then take all the credit. One sided deal if you ask me.

about two weeks ago

FCC May Permit Robocalls To Cell Phones -- If They Are Calling a Wrong Number

Dan Askme Re:Once (217 comments)

Result of your request:

800-555-1212 -- Nemyst -- Confirmed quality number with confirmed name, removed from our call database -- Placed on working number selling list

I used to be so kind to call center workers, asking them to remove from the call list, with all the please and thank you's i could give. But most of the call centers would call back (most likely due to the above).

Now i tell them to "Fuck off", be abusive and swear my heart out. Surly that gets you put on the "black list" and removed from the system?
Works for me in the UK.

I feel sorry for the staff, but at the end of the day, their job is to piss people off and they know it.

about two weeks ago

Ridley Scott Adapts Philip K. Dick's 'Man in the High Castle' For Amazon

Dan Askme Re:US only and needs MS Silverlight .. (94 comments)

US only and needs MS Silverlight ..

Amazon’s First Pilot Season of 2015, Featuring Slate of 13 Original Comedy, Drama, Docuseries and Kids Offerings, is Now Available on Amazon Instant Video in the US, UK and Germany

And yeah, Silverlight :S . Amazon must be getting some £££££ from Microsoft, either that, or their video/web department is run by 16 year olds that never heard of flash.

about two weeks ago

Ask Slashdot: Options For Cheap Home Automation?

Dan Askme Re:Bah ... (189 comments)

Bah, do what people have been doing for centuries ... have kids and make them get up and do it.

I did the "have kids" part, but it cant even crawl yet!
Misses will be pissed when i have to hire her services again.

Light-hearted joke. Dont go all "omgwtfbbq sexism" on me lol

about three weeks ago

EFF Takes On Online Harassment

Dan Askme EFF meeting 101 (189 comments)

We can and should stand up against harassment.

EFF meeting:
Lets make a search engine?
- Google done that

Lets make the world more connected?
- Facebook/Twitter did that

Fuck it, lets enforce our own laws on the world and get donations to do it.
- Roger that. Lets create an issue that doesnt really need to exist and make people fall for it. Lets ignore the things that really matter like world hunger, corrupt governments and corporations. But hey, at least EFF will get popular sifting shit down peoples throats that DOESNT REALLY MATTER.

about three weeks ago

Intel 5th Gen Core Series Performance Preview With 2015 Dell XPS 13

Dan Askme Re:i5? Call me when they have the i7 (97 comments)

But for multithreads (getting more common, despite the complaints about it here),

If only the Java/python/ruby "script kiddies" could do the below. Your i7 would be worthwhile. :)

//Thread 0 - Scan Filesystem for music
unsigned __stdcall Thread_0(void*)
        while (cThread.bActive[0])
        { //Find Files
                for (int i = 0; i MAX_PLAYLIST_DIRECTORY; i++)
                { //Stop request, break
                        if (cThread.bStopRequest[0])
                        else if (cFile.Playlist_Directory[i] != "")
                                cFile.Scan_Media(cFile.Playlist_Directory[i], "*.*", true);
                cThread.bActive[0] = false;
        return 0;

about three weeks ago

Text Editor Created In Minecraft

Dan Askme But will it work as a smartwatch? (114 comments)

Can i strap my smartphone to my wrist, and, have the LCD readout in minecraft show the time?

about three weeks ago

Ask Slashdot: High-Performance Laptop That Doesn't Overheat?

Dan Askme Re:advertised turbo boost speed (325 comments)

They call it "turbo boost speed" precisely because you can't run at that speed for an entire day. .

Unless you live in the Antarctic. :)
Dam those polar bears, with their 5ghz+ overclocked laptops running at 5'c.

about three weeks ago

CES 2015: FTC Head Warns About Data Grabbed By Smart Gadgets

Dan Askme Blah blah blah (62 comments)

Yet the people who share all their daily activities, without a care in the world for their privacy on Facebook, are safe.........
The "clueless" that use facebook like a diary will also be the "clueless" that use the hardware version. Always will be.

The collated data could create a false impression if given to employers, universities or companies

I used to work for a company that allowed their HR department to investigate candidates on Facebook. Nothing new.

about three weeks ago

Doxing -- Something To Expect More of In 2015

Dan Askme Re:Sigh, yet more lazy buzzwords. (171 comments)

Um... No. Identity theft is using someone else's identity, not just obtaining information about them.

Go read: http://www.actionfraud.police....

"Identity theft is when your personal details are stolen and identity fraud is when those details are used to commit fraud"

about a month ago

What Language Will the World Speak In 2115?

Dan Askme Yet more Buzzwords.. Sigh.. (578 comments)

Buzzwords will become more common, no doubt.
Mostly, to allow the people who dont understand the correct wording/terminology, fall for yet more marketing adverts aimed at the sub 80 iq population. Buzzwords are essentially a language made up by people who failed English at school, for people who failed English at school.

about a month ago

Doxing -- Something To Expect More of In 2015

Dan Askme Sigh, yet more lazy buzzwords. (171 comments)

Or, we could use the correct wording for each situation, brought to you by one of those English dictionary's you had at school.

Usually it's things like an address and phone number, but it can also be credit card details, medical information, private e-mails—pretty much anything an assailant can get his hands on

Pretty simple: Identity Theft.

about a month ago



Coinye Currency Abandoned due to Legal Threats

Dan Askme Dan Askme writes  |  1 year,15 days

Dan Askme (2895283) writes "West, who alleges that the creators of Coinye are trading on his name and image without permission, had previously filed suit against the anonymous coders who are creating it. Today he broadened his attack to include the operators of Coinye exchanges including 0daycoins.com, Coinye-Exchange.com, and NewChg.com.

Coinye developers have apparently abandoned the project.

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