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What's After Big Data?

Dan Askme After Big Data? No Doubt... (77 comments)

More buzzwords conjured up by marketing wannabe's.

I'd love these buzzwords creators to define their buzzwords. Would make our world less clueless and a more informative race.

if(Data >= 1TB)
        bBigData = true;

Was that so hard mr.Marketing?

9 hours ago

At Home with Tim O'Reilly (Videos 5 and 6 of 6)

Dan Askme Clearly.... (6 comments)

Our comments/input mean fuck all to Slashdot.

All 3 of these stories have had all their comments wiped to -1:

Honestly, if your going to abuse the mod point system, at least make it less obvious.

Video? Nope, just blank empty space as usual.

Clearly proving Slashdot Beta doesnt display videos. And you gave it a -1 Troll...
Maybe spend more time fixing it, instead of being a retarded big brother having a strop?

12 hours ago

At Home with Tim O'Reilly (Videos 3 and 4 of 6)

Dan Askme Re:Not again (6 comments)

There's no video.

Dice = -1 troll every comment in this story
Everyone else = +1 informative

12 hours ago

At Home with Tim O'Reilly (Videos 3 and 4 of 6)

Dan Askme Question Dodging 101 (6 comments)

Clearly, you'd make a great politician.

This video interview, on the other hand, is a complete disaster.

If i'am honest, the 20 second advert before this video was:
- More informative
- More accurate
- More efficient
- More interesting
- Kept on topic. Very important this part.
- Answered my questions about the product straight away.
- Didn't leave me feeling sorry for Robin


Google Receives Takedown Request Every 8 Milliseconds

Dan Askme Re:Math wrong by one order of magnitude ... (155 comments)

For anyone who wants to learn (eg: editors)

Take downs per second:
takedowns a day / seconds in a day
1000000 / 86400 = 11.57407407407407

For seconds:
1 second / takedowns a second
1 / 11.57407407407407 = 0.0864
seconds in a day / takedowns per day
86400 / 1000000 = 0.0864

2 days ago

YouTube Music Subscription Details Leak

Dan Askme Leak? More like Advert. (71 comments)

YouTube Music Subscription Viral Marketing

2 days ago

If Fusion Is the Answer, We Need To Do It Quickly

Dan Askme We need ...... Solar? (300 comments)

We have a unlimited supply of energy which will last millions of years. Yet, we cant be bothered to pull our fingers out of our arse and make it really happen.

Fusion is a great bit of fun years down the line if it works, but we need to think of now.
Fix now, make solar plants on our planet or in space, then let the scientists play with other methods.

Either way, energy companies really dont care about the future. All they care for is profits and now. We are going to be stuck in this era for a very long time, unless someone outside of the corrupt energy group can step in and start the ball rolling.

2 days ago

Windows 8.1 Update Crippling PCs With BSOD, Microsoft Suggests You Roll Back

Dan Askme Re:It's pretty hard to roll back automated updates (303 comments)

System restore has N previous versions of your driver setup. You can reliably go back in time for the operating system but retain any changes to user files. It is stupid to NOT use system restore. Whenever you install a new driver, the system *will* retain the old files, registry settings etc as shadow copies. It is a well-tested and stable way to go back in time with your os.

I love how even you had to highlight "reliably". Its a known issue with windows system restore, hence why you should never use it.

If you want reliable system restore:
- Ghost or DD your HDD.
Ideally a fresh install on your system, to ensure you get a clean OS to start with.
If you image the drive without installed drivers, you can quickly install fresh/updated ones if you restore. Preventing any old drivers causing issues (cough AMD+CCC)

- When shit hits the fan, or, you cant be bothered to fix it, or, you just want a fresh install,
simply restore the backed up image. Boot with a USB linux disk to recover any files before hand if required.

Thats the method i used for many many years, at home and at work.
Not only does it improve windows performance (by disabling system restore), its alot quicker and reliable method of restoring your system.

2 days ago

Microsoft Considered Renaming Internet Explorer To Escape Its Reputation

Dan Askme MS Buzz words incoming! (413 comments)

Bong Cloud
Eye Eee Cloud

4 days ago

Facebook Tests "Satire" Tag To Avoid Confusion On News Feed

Dan Askme Re:East end subway (131 comments)

Labeling an article as satire would take all the fun out of it for those of us who 'get it'.

And for those of us who :
- "get it"
- value their time
- Dont want to have their time wasted, sifting through pages of crap to find its satire.
- Dont want the world to be full of non-sense, unlabelled crap.

are grateful.

4 days ago

No, a Huge Asteroid Is Not "Set To Wipe Out Life On Earth In 2880"

Dan Askme Honestly (120 comments)

Like most of us care if the world will end in 2880.
The majority of our planet only cares how their profits will turn out next week.

4 days ago

Windows 8.1 Update Crippling PCs With BSOD, Microsoft Suggests You Roll Back

Dan Askme Re:It's pretty hard to roll back automated updates (303 comments)

I hadn't realised it was an update which caused the error, so when I finally resorted to system restore it just auto-updated immediately and broke again.

Rule number 1 = Dont use system restore
Rule number 2 = Dont use system restore
Rule number 3 = Google "Stop 0x0000000e" error code on your BSOD.
Rule number 4 = Remember the last thing you did before the BSOD started happening, reverse the process. Job fixed.

One thing I learned: Disable fast boot, if it's enabled, on your Windows machine. Your startup time will be a little slower, but you might just save that time if something ever goes wrong with your Windows install and system restore fails.

All fastboot does is skip a few bios checks (eg: fast memory scan instead of full). It will not effect anything else, unless you have a hardware fault which can be detected at BIOS post.

Apparently a Ubuntu boot dvd cannot mount an NTFS partition with write enabled if a hiberfile.sys is present (apparently windows leaves its mounts active and stored in said file, so modifying the file system would cause problems).

Sounds like the Ubuntu DVD doesnt include NTFS-3G which is required for NTFS write ability on linux. Or simply its a safey feature to prevent you deleting the hibernation file.
The only time you need to keep this file is if your machine is in hibernation and powered off. Only then will it contain possible data your working on that isnt technically saved. If you wernt in hibernation when you powered the machine off, the file is just a placeholder for the next hibernation.

4 days ago

Web Trolls Winning As Incivility Increases

Dan Askme Re:My 0.02 (456 comments)

Twitter trolls, who spew forth such abuse that several high-profile twitter users cancelled their accounts

And when those Twitter users go outside and appreciate the world they live in. They will be thankful to the troll for removing them from a pointless addiction.

5 days ago

Project Aims To Build a Fully Open SoC and Dev Board

Dan Askme Re:Hackers? (47 comments)

You lost interest in this project because the summary of the slashdot post decribed them as "hackers"?

Pretty much.

Slashdot Editors:
"mm, what to call people who design and manufacture SoC chips. Nope, cant think of anything, lets just call them hackers because we can use it in anything, whilst looking cool!"

Everyone else:
"SoC designers and engineers"

I'am with everyone else.

5 days ago

Project Aims To Build a Fully Open SoC and Dev Board

Dan Askme Hackers? (47 comments)

is the brainchild of a team of hardware and software hackers from the University of Cambridge

All credit to this news article, and, my interest in this project just vanished.

Seriously need to be careful how you use the word "hackers".
For some of us it means the ability to "steal/control in the use of electronic methods and devices".
And the unlucky new generation, well, it means how to make a button on your raspberry Pi.

about a week ago

Can Our Computers Continue To Get Smaller and More Powerful?

Dan Askme Re:Computers Yes. But theres no point (151 comments)

Are you the same guy that labels porn "amature". It's "amateur". "Amature" doesn't even exist, except if you interpret the "a-" prefix as "not", which then the word would mean "not mature".

Not i'am just the guy who trusted Google Spell Checker a little too much.

Not sure what porns got to do with incorrect spelling, but why not.

about a week ago

Can Our Computers Continue To Get Smaller and More Powerful?

Dan Askme Computers Yes. But theres no point (151 comments)

Computers will get faster, they always do.

But lets be honest, the influx of Java/Ruby/Python and "easy" amature programming are making our computers slower than they were 5 years ago.
- Slower language before we even start.
- Single thread
- No optimizations. Dreadful performance
- Relying on language safety measures, instead of "good logic". Buggy as hell.
- Relying on 50+ library's, just to use 1 function in each.

If only they would learn C++. Our processors probably wouldn't need to be upgraded for another 5 years.
We can but dream, just a shame we live in this "fast food alpha" development world.

about a week ago



Coinye Currency Abandoned due to Legal Threats

Dan Askme Dan Askme writes  |  about 7 months ago

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,, and

Coinye developers have apparently abandoned the project."

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