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Hawking Warns Strong AI Could Threaten Humanity

eneville Re:No rules? (574 comments)

Some are though, such as the comment by "Anonymous Coward" that you followed up on. Wouldn't it be nice if Justice Bot could go to the posters location and dispense justice upon him autonomously? Rule 237, humans not bad would not apply in this situation. The problem would be when the AI considers all humans to do bad and in need of punishment.

about two weeks ago
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Firefox 34 Arrives With Video Chat, Yahoo Search As Default

eneville Not on by default (237 comments)

Mozilla are throttling the chat feature.

To enable, go to about:config, and set loop.throttled to false. Otherwise there is a one in ten chance of having the feature. Currently I think the servers are struggling. It's a new feature and as such needs to bed in whilst capacity is judged.

HTH.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Making a 'Wife Friendly' Gaming PC?

eneville Re:WTF ? (720 comments)

Indeed, everything is fine in moderation. Though, you know, there are far worse things he could be doing, at least this guy isn't in a bar chatting some other woman up. She should be pleased that he's home at least.

On the other hand, perhaps she has identified that he's not making the most out of life, perhaps he should take up some other hobby for a bit that they can do together, or just sit in the living room and read a parenting book or talk about how her day was.

Personally, I've never had any long runs of gaming, they get boring, but I still find computing itself to be quite absorbing and perhaps the mrs doesn't like this. So, from own experience don't spend more money on gaming hardware.

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Making a 'Wife Friendly' Gaming PC?

eneville Don't fight it (720 comments)

Your wife just wants to make the house more kiddie friendly. Get a laptop.

about three weeks ago
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Scientists Develop "Paint" To Help Cool the Planet

eneville Re:Hmm (145 comments)

That'll be the Walkie Talkie building

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-e...

The problem isn't reflectiveness alone, the shape of the building played a part too.

about three weeks ago
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Cameron Says People Radicalized By Free Speech; UK ISPs Agree To Censor Button

eneville Re:ISPs may not have the same objective (316 comments)

it's hard to believe he is as idiotic as he has been made out to be

You don't know Cameron very well then.

about a month ago
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Human Clinical Trials To Begin On Drug That Reverses Diabetes In Animal Models

eneville Re:What's the name of the drug? (140 comments)

Yes, that's not healthy if you're diabetic. The opposite, having a high blood sugar for too long will cause major issues, blindness, gangrene etc.

about a month ago
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British Spies Are Free To Target Lawyers and Journalists

eneville Re:UK = shithole (184 comments)

Orwell made it quite clear where his inspiration came from [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nineteen_Eighty-Four]. What makes you think he was writing about the USSR?

about a month ago
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Users Can't Distinguish Scams From Facebook's Features

eneville Click bait... (116 comments)

Click here to turn off Beta

about a month and a half ago
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Trisquel 7 Released

eneville Re: Does it use systemd? (39 comments)

It will run systemd, in 2015/2016.

If you don't like that, then do as I does:

# apt-get install sysvinit-core && reboot

or, for Ubuntuers:

$ sudo apt-get install sysvinit-core && sudo reboot

you choose.

about a month and a half ago
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OpenBSD 5.6 Released

eneville Re: Thank you! (125 comments)

By current off the shelf standards no, 8G isn't particularly unusual. However, I've run OpenBSD on *much* less. Heck, I even have ZFS running on less, it's just not that much fun when you have to retune it because of memory hogging. Would be good if this aspect could be resolved then I'd use it more frequently.

about a month and a half ago
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OpenBSD 5.6 Released

eneville Re: Thank you! (125 comments)

I admit that ZFS has some impressive features, but it also requires oodles of RAM. Don't discount openbsd for not having it, there are some instances where ZFS is more of a hinderance than an advantage. Small network routers being one of them, for that OpenBSD is perfect with its feature-full pf (freebsd lags a few versions behind, though that version is also quite capable).

about a month and a half ago
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OpenBSD 5.6 Released

eneville Re:Systemd? (125 comments)

If something works, what like gas guzzlers? Yeah, time has changed, it *is* possible to get more than 15mpg. However, systemd sucks right now.

about a month and a half ago
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Virginia Court: LEOs Can Force You To Provide Fingerprint To Unlock Your Phone

eneville So use two methods (328 comments)

Fingerprint for normals... then passphrase the dirty things you don't want people to look at... Sucks for things like the address book, but maybe if you purge call history and keep a protected address book then you'll be fine ... Lacks convenience though.

about a month and a half ago
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How Apple Watch Is Really a Regression In Watchmaking

eneville Re:How big a fuss is it, really? (415 comments)

The watch should keep good time. If the battery requires a recharge, then should one forget and pull an all-nighter, does the timepiece become less accurate?

I don't see why some of the functions could be sacrificed to provide longer battery. That'd suit most people I imagine. I welcome the day when all smart phones can go upwards of two weeks with normal use before needing a charge. The Moto G can go most of the week between charges and I use it a fair bit to ssh to my mail server to check mail, irc, web logs etc. So why should a simple watch require more frequent charging?

about a month and a half ago
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OpenBSD Drops Support For Loadable Kernel Modules

eneville Re:OpenBSD! (162 comments)

Lightweight Portable Security, http://www.spi.dod.mil/lipose.... perhaps? Might be a good place to start, but I don't know if you're aware of this one already.

about a month and a half ago
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OpenBSD Drops Support For Loadable Kernel Modules

eneville Re:SYSTEM-D SUCKS! (162 comments)

Since it's a script, you can do what you want with it. run-parts style, if you like. It's a script, bring your own fun. Quite the opposite of systemd, if you will.

about a month and a half ago
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Quake Meets Minecraft in FPS Construction Kit Gunscape

eneville Reminds me of... (50 comments)

The video on that page reminds me of Rise Of The Triads. Anyone else get that nostalgia feeling? Probably shouldn't really though in this day and age, things should be AMAZING in comparison. The build your own game thing thought doesn't seem that different to DooM's mod files.

about a month and a half ago
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Google Announces Inbox, a New Take On Email Organization

eneville Re:No Fuckign Thanks (173 comments)

Agreed. After I don't know how long I've been using email, both GUI and CLI clients, I've found the only feasible way to do it without clutter is to use mutt. When something stupid comes in that can only be read with a HTML client as it has no text/plain part I can funnel it through lynx. I've not found any web client to help at all helpful when it comes to processing a mail inbox. Sorry, call me grumpy but snooze feature is no different to me setting a flag. I'll be surprised if anything beats mutt this decade.

about 2 months ago

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Perl 6 for 2015

eneville eneville writes  |  about a month ago

eneville (745111) writes "The last pieces are finally falling into place. After years of design and implementation, 2015 will be the year that Perl 6 officially launches for production use.

In this talk, the creator of Perl reflects on the history of the effort, how the team got some things right, and how it learned from its mistakes when it got them wrong. But mostly how a bunch of stubbornly fun-loving people outlasted the naysayers to accomplish the extraordinary task of implementing a language that was so ambitious, even its designers said it was impossible. Prepare to be delightfully surprised."

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21 Years of FreeBSD

eneville eneville writes  |  about a month and a half ago

eneville (745111) writes "It has been 21 years since the first release of FreeBSD. The world has changed a fair bit since then, here's a brief snippet from the announcement showing what FreeBSD 1.0 came with: While a fair number of bugs were also whacked between EPSILON and RELEASE, the following additional features deserve special mention:
  1. A dynamic buffer cache mechanism that automagically grows and shrinks as you use the memory for other things. This should speed up disk operations significantly.
  2. The Linux sound driver for Gravis UltraSound, SoundBlaster, etc. cards.
  3. Mitsumi CDROM interface and drive.
  4. Updated install floppies.
  5. More fail-safe probing of devices on the ISA bus. This makes it much harder for devices to conflict with each other.
  6. Advance syscons support for XFree86 2.0.
"

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BBC Corrupted

eneville eneville writes  |  more than 7 years ago

eneville writes "
Today the BBC made it official — they have been corrupted by Microsoft. With today's launch of the iPlayer, the BBC Trust has failed in its most basic of duties and handed over to Microsoft sole control of the on-line distribution of BBC programming. From today, you will need to own a Microsoft operating system to view BBC programming on the web.
— Matt Lee."

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eneville eneville writes  |  more than 7 years ago

eneville writes "It seems that all the advances in home computer hardware incur expensive use of power, the more MHz the more power it drains for top of the range equipment. Do any of the slashdot readers have any advice for purchasing a replacement computer that is reasonably fast, reasonably quiet and does not hurt the environment? The key point here is for lower power use whilst maintaining reasonable performance. Scaled up a little, this should also be good practice for business to implement, when I take a walk around a server room, or a data center I wonder just how much waste electricity is spent."

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