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Ask Slashdot: What To Do With New Free Time?

edsousa Volunteer work (299 comments)

Use your skills (or learn new skills) to help people who can't pay you back.
I am a volunteer firefighter/EMT and the biggest joy is when the frail old lady you just helped thanks you. I'm sure you can find a number of places where you can make a difference.

about a year ago

The Perils of Developers Hooking Up

edsousa s/developers/people (278 comments)

Clearly the guy only knows programmers... the story he tells has nothing to do with the job. And the girl is a bitch.

about 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Open Source Software To Manage Student Grades?

edsousa Alternative summary (120 comments)

Lately on /.

I have a job to do, but I am too lazy/ignorant/both to do my job or even to use Google. Dear slashdot, will you do my work for me?


We are some BI company and we are doing market research on this area. What is your favourite software for/which one would you recommend for this task?

Rinse and repeat...
(to the hell with mod points)

more than 2 years ago

Baskerville Is the Greatest Font, Statistically, Says Filmmaker Errol Morris

edsousa Re:I read the article... (158 comments)

and I should start to login before posting... Now that I think of, the submitter probably used Baskerville in his submission to fool the editors-

more than 2 years ago

A Copyright Nightmare

edsousa Re:How is it different from a play? (411 comments)

They have right to their "image", not *copy* rights to the image (picture). They can prevent you (the photographer) of using/selling/distributing/whatever the picture if certain cases, like if they were in a place where they expected privacy or the image is being used to suggest they were endorsing some company/product, etc...

more than 2 years ago

Apple Fined By Italy For Misleading Customers About Warranty Terms

edsousa Re:Apple got off lightly... (218 comments)

Just a update on a new EU directive that states that if the replacement is a brand new device, a new 2-year warranty period begins. Also, for the time your device is sent for repair the warranty "countdown" is suspended.

more than 2 years ago

Apple Fined By Italy For Misleading Customers About Warranty Terms

edsousa Re:Apple got off lightly... (218 comments)

After Portugal passed the EU directive into law, I grew used to hear from the sales clerk at various stores if I buy any device worth 50 eur or more: "and this is your invoice. Keep it as it serves as your warranty certificate, valid for two years"

more than 2 years ago

New WiFi Setup Flaw Allows Easy Router PIN Guessing

edsousa Word (86 comments)

While the content seems sound... Arrgh! Papers made on Word with default template. Yuck.

more than 2 years ago

Nuclear Bunker Houses World's Toughest Server Farm

edsousa Re:Nothing is impentrable (152 comments)

We're talking about Switzerland here... Oh dear $deity, why are americans so friends with the courts?

more than 3 years ago

Best Phone For a Wi-Fi-Only Location?

edsousa Re:E-Series Nokia or other WiFi-capable Symbian ph (289 comments)

I got a 5800 Xpress Music for $250, and it works great: WiFi calls using skype/fring work almost flawlessly (ofc depends on your internet connection) Also, GPS with free OVI maps & navigation for life makes the phone a sweet deal.

more than 4 years ago

Microsoft Says, Don't Press the F1 Key In XP

edsousa Windows Help F1 (324 comments)

This won't affect anybody: those users that aren't very computer literate don't even know that help exists and is one key away... the other ones already know that windows help won't lead you anywhere!

more than 4 years ago

Former Congressman Learns About Streisand Effect

edsousa Re:Title wrong (527 comments)

And as former state legislator guess what legislation he pressed on..... Wait for it....

While Ted Klaudt served in the legislature, his name was attached to several bills designed to protect children from sex abuse. Klaudt served in the South Dakota House from 1998 to 2006. He served on the appropriations as well as the government operations and audit committees. And while in office, he co-sponsored several bills that took aim at sex offenders.,57165

more than 4 years ago

Your browser's home page is...

edsousa about:robots (496 comments)

Seriously, get your Firefox and type about:robots. I specially like the faces who uses my computer to check email :D

more than 4 years ago

Hulu Blocks International Access Via Witopia

edsousa Re:Legal obligation to dub? (256 comments)

I don't believe there are any requirements that the programs be dubbed in EU states (but I'm willing to look at any evidence to the contrary).

Don't need to. I'm from Portugal, and in here, every movie or tv-show (except Shrek's and other kids movies) is presented in its original language, let it be english, french, chinese or martian, (with subtitles of course).

more than 4 years ago

The Most Useless Key On My Keyboard Is...

edsousa Re:non of th abov (939 comments)

you lost your "e" key? You made quite an effort to write lookEd then.

more than 4 years ago

At What Temperature (F) Do You Prefer Your Nerd Cave?

edsousa Re:Fahrenheit: It's for telling temperature (1233 comments)

What a big woooooooooooooooosh for all this fellow replies. More like sound of boiling water .....

more than 4 years ago

Microsoft Releases Prototype of Research OS "Barrelfish"

edsousa Wrong comments? (366 comments)

What the hell is going here? I see a story about Corona CA evading the law on red-light cameras and comments (and tags) are about some MS story?

more than 4 years ago

Scammer Plants a Fake ATM At Defcon 17

edsousa Re:This is really curious (394 comments)

but I did just spend the better part of a week at Defcon.

He does not need to cite sources.

more than 5 years ago



Optical fiber data rate record for Nokia Siemens Networks

edsousa edsousa writes  |  about 2 years ago

edsousa (1201831) writes "In a press release, Nokia Siemens Networks tell us about a new data rate record of 57.9Tbps over a link length of ~74mi (119km) set on a commercially deployed multi-mode optical fiber by ModeGap consortium that includes NSN, University of Southampton, Eindhoven Techincal University and others. This represents a 6-fold increase when compared to available commercial systems. Rober Ritcher, head of optical R&D expects that by 2020, 100 times this capacity will be possible."

Microsoft releases Windows API documentation

edsousa edsousa writes  |  more than 6 years ago

edsousa writes "Microsoft just released 30000 pages of Windows API documentation. Other products are to follow. The press release is available here. Those documents before available only under a secretive non-disclosure agreement are now free of charge and publicly available.
The hell must be freezing.."

Link to Original Source



Hacker Redirects Barack Obama's site to

edsousa edsousa writes  |  more than 6 years ago Netcraft shows that a security weakness in Barack Obama's website has been exploited to redirect visitors to Hillary Clinton's website. Visitors who viewed the Community Blogs section of the site were instead presented with Clinton's website as a result of a cross-site scripting vulnerability.
While Clinton and Obama are battling it out in the political arena, security researchers are continuing to find vulnerabilities in the candidates' and supporters' websites.

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