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Ask Slashdot: What Games Are You Playing?

doti Re: Nethack (669 comments)

Angband too.

about 2 months ago
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N. Korea Could Face Prosecution For 'Crimes Against Humanity'

doti first (325 comments)

da!

about 2 months ago
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Ask "The Fat Man" George Sanger About Music and Computer Games

doti Tongue of the Fat Man (66 comments)

Is this related to the game "Tongue of the Fat Man"?

about 2 months ago
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Australia and NSA Gain Comprehensive Access To Indonesian Phone System

doti Re:It just did! (133 comments)

I got this too.

Try again, it will eventually work.

about 2 months ago
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How Adobe Got Rid of Traditional Stack-Ranking Performance Reviews

doti Re:Let me be the first to say... (175 comments)

I'm waiting for a Downfall parody on this theme.

Also, fuck Beta.

about 3 months ago
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HTML5 App For Panasonic TVs Rejected - JQuery Is a "Hack"

doti Re:Beta is terrible! (573 comments)

Care to elaborate on why Reddit sucks?

about 3 months ago
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How Edward Snowden's Actions Have Impacted Defense Contractors

doti Re:Headline is biased (180 comments)

sorry, we will not discuss about the articles until the beta goes away, or /. dies

also, fuck beta.

about 3 months ago
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How loud is your primary computer?

doti Re:Cowboy Neal option (371 comments)

Say 'what' again. Say 'what' again, I dare you, I double dare you motherfucker, say what one more Goddamn time!

about 3 months ago
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FreeBSD 10.0 Released

doti Re:FreeBSD... (136 comments)

same thing wonkey_monkey said

about 3 months ago
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Why the World Needs OpenStreetMap

doti Re:The race is on (162 comments)

If you want an offline map in the Android maps app, you select an area to download and it does just that. Any area.

Not true.
I can't download offline map for Brazil, it says it's not available in this region.

Getting a distance figure from driving directions is more useful, and a feature OSM doesn't have by lack of directions.

Not true.
Directions in OSM works well, even better than Google, as you can use it offline (there are places with no internet available at all, and no cell phone signal too); and you can add any number of waypoints you want, change their order, etc.

about 3 months ago
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First Recorded Observation of Freshwater Fish Preying On Birds In Flight

doti Re:Theory confirmed! (93 comments)

still waiting for a first post :/

about 3 months ago
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Isaac Asimov's 50-Year-Old Prediction For 2014 Is Viral and Wrong

doti Re:And your predictions? (385 comments)

You overestimate sex.

Once you can get it freely and any time you want, it eventually decays into just another thing you do for pleasure, or even just to satisfy another nature's urge.

about 4 months ago
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Emacs Needs To Move To GitHub, Says ESR

doti Re: What's bzr? (252 comments)

IIRC he dislikes C++ for kernel development.

about 4 months ago
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Winners and Losers In the World of Interfaces: 2013 In Review

doti Re:Difficult article (116 comments)

not difficult, just sucky and useless

about 4 months ago
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Canonical Targets Ubuntu Privacy Critic

doti Re:If you are still using Ubuntu... (259 comments)

Linux Mint cover all your points.

I use the MATE Edition, which is reasonably lightweight, but there is also a XFCE edition, which is even more so.

about 5 months ago
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CyanogenMod 10.2 M1 Released

doti Re:Warning, caused problems. (65 comments)

You are traveling today, and just upgraded your phone?

Not the very brightest of the ideas...

about 6 months ago
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Facebook Isn't Accepting New Posts, Likes, Comments...

doti Re:And.... (258 comments)

Neither am I.

about 6 months ago
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Facebook Isn't Accepting New Posts, Likes, Comments...

doti Re:And.... (258 comments)

nothing of value was lossed.

But your reputation as an English literate.

about 6 months ago

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Brazilian voting machines will switch to Linux

doti doti writes  |  more than 6 years ago

doti (966971) writes ""The intention is to facilitate the audit of the operating system from stakeholders on to ensure that all systems are reliable and secure, reduce the costs of acquiring new electronic ballot boxes because of the use of an operating system is free, and have a single operating system to simplify and reduce the cost of developing, testing and approval of the systems of the electronic ballot boxes."

Here's the original story, and the Google translation."

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doti doti writes  |  about 7 years ago

doti (966971) writes "The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today released the third discussion draft for version 3 of the most widely used free software license, the GNU General Public License (GNU GPL).

Today's draft incorporates the feedback received from the general public, official discussion committees, and two international conferences held in India and Japan. Many significant changes have been made since the previous draft, released in July 2006. In recognition of this fact, the FSF now plans to publish one additional draft before the final text of GPL version 3."
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doti doti writes  |  more than 7 years ago

doti writes "BBC reports that "a hand-held device being tested by 10 forces in England and Wales is linked to a database of 6.5m prints. Police say they will save time because people will no longer have to go to the station to prove their identity. Officers promise prints will not be kept on file but concerns have been raised about civil liberties." "Officers will scan a vehicle's number plates using a special camera that checks if the car is subject to an offence, like being uninsured." "If a vehicle is stopped, police will be able to identify the driver and passengers. At present about 60% of drivers stopped do not give their true identity.""

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