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Canadian Supreme Court Rules In Favor of Warrantless Cellphone Searches

flacco "Balance" (104 comments)

I have come to understand that when courts refer to the "balance" between privacy and law enforcement or security, your privacy is about to get fucked in the ass.
 

about a week ago
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Oracle Hasn't Killed Java -- But There's Still Time

flacco Re:Oracle Forms (371 comments)

Actually we don't expect anything from Microsoft and don't really care what it does. Anymore, at least.

about 4 months ago
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Oracle Hasn't Killed Java -- But There's Still Time

flacco Re:Oracle Forms (371 comments)

It's like Java, only not terrible.

And only runs on Windows.

And also it's terrible.

about 4 months ago
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Fifth Circuit Upholds Warrantless Cellphone Location Tracking

flacco Question (149 comments)

DROID4 : phone off = no location tracking? I can do without texts from the GF while about my business being an existential threat to the United States.

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: Secure DropBox Alternative For a Small Business?

flacco I just can't believe this (274 comments)

I completely do not understand anyone storing even remotely confidential data, much less security-related data, on servers hosted by another organization.

about a year ago
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Motorola Is Listening

flacco I've pretty much had it (287 comments)

If some douche at Motorola is checking out pics of my GF's ass I will really feel like shooting him in the fucking face.

I'm seriously sick of this shit.

about a year and a half ago
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Employers Switching From Payroll Checks To Prepaid Cards With Fees

flacco Re: Weekly/Monthly Salary (1103 comments)

> nothing is free, handling cash is not free, writing checks is not free, setting up DD for employees not likely to stick around more than a year is not free.

Correct, these are called "costs of doing business" and should be treated as such by the employer, not clawed back from the employee. Auctioning off the employees to the card companies adds insult to injury.

Fuck those employers/slave-traders.

about a year and a half ago
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Personal Audio's James Logan Answers Your Questions

flacco Please add (78 comments)

Mr. Logan - Why are you such a huge faggot?

about a year and a half ago
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U.S. House Wants 'Sustained Human Presence On the Moon and the Surface of Mars'

flacco And I would like a pretty pony! (285 comments)

And I would like a pretty pony!

about a year and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Do You Stay Fit At Work?

flacco At the very least... (635 comments)

If you're sedentary, you could benefit from working stabilizer and core muscles, and this is possible without equipment.

Squats - even without weight - will strengthen your legs, back stabilizers and the connective tissue in your knee. Do multiple sets to near-failure.

Planks - get in the "up" position of a push-up and stay there, back straight, for a good 30-60 seconds to start. Repeat several times.

This is assuming you can do this while taking short breaks from your work. If you absolutely must incorporate it into your actual while-working time - I don't know, attach a 45 pound plate to your mouse or something.

Hopefully at some point you'll start to feel some benefit, and this will motivate you to dedicate some time to exercise outside of work.

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: How To Convince a Company Their Subscriber List Is Compromised?

flacco Zappos got hit recently (247 comments)

I have my own domain as well, and follow the same convention as OP. Within the last month, I've been getting scam email to the address I use with (and only with) Zappos. I retired the email address.

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Do Coding Standards Make a Difference?

flacco Hundreds of hours? (430 comments)

"As a result, I've lost hundreds of hours in code reviews because some pedant was more interested in picking nits over whitespace than actually reviewing my algorithms"

Stop coding like shit, then. Adopt your organization's coding standards, or lobby to have them changed if they're dumb.

about 2 years ago
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Anonymous Hacks Westboro Baptist Church

flacco Why the fuss? (1061 comments)

As nutty and distasteful as the Westboro folks are, I don't understand why they aren't simply ignored, like the faint smell of dung wafting over from a nearby field during a walk on a sunny day.

about 2 years ago
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Ubuntu Community Manager: RMS's Post Seems a Bit Childish To Me

flacco "Childish"? (529 comments)

I got a bit queasy reading Jono's post, with the corporate-speak, hand-waving, and magical feel-good thinking.

RMS's statement was well-reasoned and dispassionately delivered. He understands his role in the community and he executed this action perfectly.

Canonical: Fix the offending code, apologize to the community, fire the decision-makers involved.

For my part, I've used Ubuntu almost exlusively for a couple of years now, but have always known the day would come when I need to start looking for alternatives because of corporate overreach.

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Which OSS Database Project To Help?

flacco Re:With shared hosting (287 comments)

This is the way to do it. Linode is quite good.

about 2 years ago
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School Sends Child's Lunch Home After Determining it Unhealthy

flacco Re:conservative rag.. nothing to see here (554 comments)

As soon as I read this, I thought "some bullshit to whip conservatives into a lather."

more than 2 years ago

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