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After 40 Years As a Double Amputee, Man Gains Two Bionic Arms

davester666 Re: Electrical Accident? (60 comments)

He cut twice and both arms were still too short!

9 hours ago
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Over 9,000 PCs In Australia Infected By TorrentLocker Ransomware

davester666 Re:How? (78 comments)

On Windows 8.1, using IE [non-Metro], just visiting a website using the default configuration for security settings, lets it display the drivers that are installed, with version numbers, which presumably could also be uploaded to the server, without needing further interaction with the user [after clicking a link to go to that page].

You might as well just have the web browser directly publish the vulnerabilities...

9 hours ago
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Top Five Theaters Won't Show "The Interview" Sony Cancels Release

davester666 Re:Home of the brave? (558 comments)

Have you considered telling your elected officials? Most of them seem to be more of the "running around like a chicken with it's head cut off" variety.

yesterday
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Top Five Theaters Won't Show "The Interview" Sony Cancels Release

davester666 Re:Home of the brave? (558 comments)

"The group behind it isn't well-known but has delivered on recent smaller threats."

Except the 'recent smaller threats' are completely different, of the sending out email, posting torrents of private data.

To go, well, if they can successfully do that, they can also pull of some giant terrorist attack at a bunch of movie theatres is just stupid.

yesterday
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What Will Microsoft's "Embrace" of Open Source Actually Achieve?

davester666 Re:Oblig ... (210 comments)

That's more of a "don't take on more than you can chew" story.

yesterday
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Webcast Funerals Growing More Popular

davester666 Re:copyrighted music (69 comments)

sorry, no. it's not "incidental"

It is being played on purpose [the music is specifically selected and played at specific times] AND it is a public performance. Particularly if it's webcast. Nevermind that it is being "broadcast" by a [generally, for-profit] company, the funeral home.

2 days ago
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9th Circuit Will Revisit "Innocence of Muslims" Takedown Order

davester666 Re:Hope it won't happen in USA, again ! (158 comments)

a single wack-job holding a bunch of people hostage with crazy demands?

happens semi-regularly in the US. only it's better, because the wack-job can easily buy a bunch of really powerful weapons, so the situation generally goes south fairly rapidly, so it becomes a mass-killing instead.

3 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Software For Image Organization?

davester666 Re:pornview (258 comments)

who the fuck is still collecting nude images, other than pedophiles and people who use 4chan to manage their archive?

3 days ago
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Apparent Islamic Terrorism Strikes Sydney

davester666 Re:SQUASH THEM! (872 comments)

Excellent comment. Because we normally let hostage takers go in situations like this. Or just give them house arrest or community service for a couple months.

3 days ago
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Apparent Islamic Terrorism Strikes Sydney

davester666 Re:It's just some dipshit with weapons and no hope (872 comments)

That's just it. The gov't and the media make sure EVERYBODY feels terrorized by some lone wack-job.

Here in Canada, where one of our wack-jobs was running around Ottawa killing one person, across the country in Edmonton, AB [3400 km away], schools were being locked down "just in case".

And of course there will be the "OMG. We just have to ram through a bunch of legislation making it easier for the police and the secret police to spy on everyone because we just have to catch every terrorist." Nevermind that it is either 100% likely we will find out about the wack job some other way [like say, the family calling the police saying "our son is a wack job"] or 0% likely to find the wack job in advance because they interact with nobody.

3 days ago
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Apparent Islamic Terrorism Strikes Sydney

davester666 Re:Wrong... (872 comments)

Jibbers Crabst!

3 days ago
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Forbes Blasts Latests Windows 7 Patch as Malware

davester666 Re:Short sighted (228 comments)

gnome-terminal

4 days ago
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Forbes Blasts Latests Windows 7 Patch as Malware

davester666 Re:Short sighted (228 comments)

Yes. That's what it is. One bad patch.

What does Microsoft average, having to pull a patch every week? Or only every second week?

4 days ago
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Vinyl Record Pressing Plants Struggle To Keep Up With Demand

davester666 Re:Not really missing vinyl (432 comments)

Sorry, but that's not a problem with the format, but with the production of the audio master.

CD's are capable that clarity, but doing things like trying to make the music sound louder artificially wrecks the audio quality. The ease of use of digital processing and auto-tuning has wrecked most music "produced" today.

4 days ago
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Google Suggests Separating Students With 'Some CS Knowledge' From Novices

davester666 Re:Screw you white boys (305 comments)

Janitors.

4 days ago
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Google Suggests Separating Students With 'Some CS Knowledge' From Novices

davester666 Re: The Nazis excluded people (305 comments)

It actually wouldn't surprise me if the majority of kids who got to stay home and do the classes online still did better than those going to class, primarily through self-motivation to learn the stuff and not just jammed in the class to make quota.

I managed to exceed the knowledge of my teacher in grade 7 after one class, without having a computer at home, and never met a teacher that knew more about programming computers than I did until I went to University.

4 days ago
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Facebook Drops Bing Search Results

davester666 Re:Good think my browser (33 comments)

That's because you experienced it using bing. Now try it with native Facebook technology! It's great!

4 days ago
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Attorney General Won't Force New York Times Reporter To Reveal Source

davester666 Re:My biggest fear (55 comments)

or spend more time with a plastic bag taped over his head.

4 days ago

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Cisco to cut 4,000 jobs despite strong profits

davester666 davester666 writes  |  about a year ago

davester666 (731373) writes ""Network equipment giant Cisco Systems has announced plans to cut 4,000 jobs, about 5% of its workforce.
The news came after it reported net income of $2.3bn (£1.5bn) in the fourth quarter, up from $1.9bn a year earlier."

Translation: The CEO is having some trouble buying Airplane Gas for his car."

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MS rebranding Windows for portable devices again

davester666 davester666 writes  |  more than 5 years ago

davester666 writes "From macnn.com: "The Windows Mobile cellular platform is being rechristened as Windows Phone, says Microsoft's French product chief for the software, Audrey Zolghadr..."

I guess they're hoping we'll finally stop calling it "microsoft wince"..."

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Journals

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Man, I wish I could get into posting to the Journal...

davester666 davester666 writes  |  more than 5 years ago

On a regular basis. But I find it tough to get into a new pattern of living.

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