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The Psychology of Phishing

dilvish_the_damned Trained to be clickers (126 comments)

Trained to click on shit by bad interface design. It might have been a different story if UI designers didn't think every simple little thing demanded the users exclusive attention and acknowledgment right now.

2 days ago

Microsoft's CEO Says He Wants to Unify Windows

dilvish_the_damned Re:Why did they release Windows RT? (318 comments)

They did it to hit the price point. No one asked for windows on ARM. Wait, was one of you guys trolling Microsoft again?

2 days ago

Even In Digital Photography Age, High Schoolers Still Flock To the Darkroom

dilvish_the_damned Re:It's the chemicals.. (240 comments)

He huffed, but he didn't inhale.

about a month ago

Ask Slashdot: Best Rapid Development Language To Learn Today?

dilvish_the_damned Re: Python (466 comments)

I think you meant Perl. Python is for something else.

about a month ago

Ask Slashdot: Best Rapid Development Language To Learn Today?

dilvish_the_damned Re: Python (466 comments)

"Have to" is pretty strong wording considering you must do nothing of the sort.

about a month ago

3D Bioprinters Could Make Enhanced, Electricity-Generating 'Superorgans'

dilvish_the_damned They need a better market research dept. (69 comments)

If they really knew what they were trying to build it would be a multiply redundant liver with wireless charging pad.

about a month and a half ago

Snowden Rallies Privacy Advocates In New York City

dilvish_the_damned Snowden is misinformed (72 comments)

With 4.3 million personnel, the federal government licks its genitals pretty much all the time.

about a month and a half ago

Should Everybody Learn To Code?

dilvish_the_damned Wannabes (387 comments)

I too get annoyed at virtuosos trying to play the violin without the proper Fortran running through their head.

about 6 months ago

Wikimedia Community Debates H.264 Support On Wikipedia Sites.

dilvish_the_damned Its to be bloodshed then (247 comments)

Let the contributor opt in/out.
Or doesn't anyone do compromise anymore?


about 6 months ago

Fusion Reactor Breaks Even

dilvish_the_damned Re: What controls the ceiling of the energy output (429 comments)

Reference to E=mc^2 is a truism and largely irrelevant. Every energy-producing reaction loses mass. Yes, even the chemical ones.

What of burning magnesium?

about 10 months ago

Your preferred Linux distribution for 2013?

dilvish_the_damned Re:Can't trust proprietary drivers or programs now (627 comments)

All proprietary software is now a potential carrier of hidden surveillance backdoors - especially if its being developed by Americans. Debian without non-free sources is the way to go.

And as long as you only talk to yourself you should be golden.

about a year ago

CNET: Feds Put Heat On Web Firms For Master Encryption Keys

dilvish_the_damned Re: Dupe (148 comments)

Freeze his account!
But sir, we don't have his PIN number...

1 year,17 hours

Ask Bas Lansdorp About Going to Mars, One Way

dilvish_the_damned To make things interesting (540 comments)

will we have the ability to vote anyone off [Mars]?

about 2 years ago

Do Solo Black Holes Roam the Universe?

dilvish_the_damned Rare and dying (135 comments)

Although loner black holes may be an entity that has to be reckoned with, they would still be rare."
Without lots of matter to use as a fuel source they would evaporate after a fashion.

more than 2 years ago

What Struck Earth in 775?

dilvish_the_damned Re:Effect on Carbon dating? (344 comments)

Probably not as demeaning as condescension, however to avoid offense we could use the more accurate form "braindoggle" if you like.

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: What Type of Asset Would You Not Virtualize?

dilvish_the_damned Re:Not virtualize (464 comments)

?) laptop

more than 2 years ago

'Gaia' Scientist Admits Mispredicting Rate of Climate Change

dilvish_the_damned So whats the title of his new book? (744 comments)

I would suggest "More Climate Change in my pocketbook".

I am not trying to start a flame war, I just think fewer people would be outright deniers if there was less doomsday and fear profiteering.

more than 2 years ago

The Tech Behind James Cameron's Trench-Bound Submarine

dilvish_the_damned Re:Onion (111 comments)

I suspect what your trying to suggest is a thicker shell, approaching that which is required to withstand the pressure. I think you can dispense with putting water in it.

more than 2 years ago



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