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New Music Discovered In Donkey Kong For Arcade

freeze128 Re:Haiku is more interesting than the MIDI (73 comments)

The real question is: Why would there be a message from "Ikegami Co." when Donkey Kong was clearly made by Nintendo?

2 days ago
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The Physics of Why Cold Fusion Isn't Real

freeze128 Re:Wrong (339 comments)

Maybe we should call it "cold-day-in-hell fusion".

2 days ago
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Torvalds: I Made Community-Building Mistakes With Linux

freeze128 Re:Has it been working so far? (381 comments)

Perhaps "largest" isn't the right word. Perhaps "furthest reaching" is better.

The linux kernel. It's in your desktops, in your web servers, in your cell phones, in your cars, in your televisions, in your game systems, in your embedded devices... if it were to suddenly go away, the landscape of modern technology would drastically change.

Sure, Linus is harsh with his words. So is a drill instructor. I would say that both have equally important jobs. Sure, when developing the kernel, nobody's life is at stake.... But the future of technology is.

3 days ago
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Millions of Voiceprints Quietly Being Harvested

freeze128 Re:Are they collected by hot women (86 comments)

Or late 70's tweed overcoats: There is nothing more useless than a lock with a voiceprint.

5 days ago
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Confidence Shaken In Open Source Security Idealism

freeze128 Re:The difference (264 comments)

Not only that, but the SPEED at which they are fixed. When heartbleed was discovered, there was a patch available later that day. Shellshock was also patched very quickly. In the case of Windows flaws, you usually have to wait until the next patch cycle (once a MONTH). Sometimes Microsoft knows about a flaw and simply DOESN'T patch it.

5 days ago
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Pro-Democracy Websites In Hong Kong Targeted With and Serving Malware

freeze128 Foolish (44 comments)

That move seems just really childish for a government. Couldn't the government just take down the DNS entries of those sites, rather than install malware? Also, this will only help to legitimize the pro-democracy movement. It makes more sense that this was done by script kiddies with an agenda.

about a week ago
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Z Machine Makes Progress Toward Nuclear Fusion

freeze128 Re:Wrong Z-Machine (151 comments)

You are in a science lab of twisty little passages, all alike.

It is dark. You could be eaten by a grue.

about a week ago
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FBI Says It Will Hire No One Who Lies About Illegal Downloading

freeze128 Re:Ok, but (574 comments)

If you think the word "derpers" is "Fedspeak", then you will probably also be excluded from hiring at the FBI.

about a week ago
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Ask Slashdot: Capture the Flag Training

freeze128 Re:Willing to help (102 comments)

Don't do it! He'll hack your brain!

about two weeks ago
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Complain About Comcast, Get Fired From Your Job

freeze128 Re:Lawsuit in 3...2...1 (740 comments)

In addition, now he can call Comcast all day and continue to complain, because they can only get him fired if he's employed.

about two weeks ago
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A Garbage Truck That Would Make Elon Musk Proud

freeze128 Re:Missed opportunity (174 comments)

Or more realistically, a trash-burning steam-powered garbage truck. The more trash it collects, the more fuel it has.

about two weeks ago
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Downtown Project Suicides Shock High Tech Community

freeze128 Re:What's the point ? (185 comments)

Did you decide to leave college on your own, or did you get expelled?

One of those may have a severe negative effect on how you feel about yourself, and how others view you.

about two weeks ago
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Silk Road Lawyers Poke Holes In FBI's Story

freeze128 Re:Whaa? (191 comments)

But yet the IP address in the Krebs PDF file shows a 192.168.x.x address....

about two weeks ago
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Google Threatened With $100M Lawsuit Over Nude Celebrity Photos

freeze128 Re:Google, Google, Google, ... (225 comments)

Then they should sue Internet Explorer.

about two weeks ago
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Google Threatened With $100M Lawsuit Over Nude Celebrity Photos

freeze128 Re: Possible? (225 comments)

Have you seen some of the camera work in porn? I think they already do.

about two weeks ago
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Will Windows 10 Finally Address OS Decay?

freeze128 Re: Here's the solution (577 comments)

Apple is a major offender of installing stuff that automatically runs on startup... On Windows machines. They were also one of the first companies to do this circa 1995. When you installed Quicktime, it would automatically run a stub in the system tray in case you wanted to launch quicktime. Now, every damn application does that.

Also, just look at any Windows machine that has iTunes installed on it and you will undoubtedly see a bunch of other stuff like:

Bonjour
Safari
iPod service


Apple makes great software.... For apple computers, but they really know how to screw up Windows.

about three weeks ago
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CEO of Spyware Maker Arrested For Enabling Stalkers

freeze128 Re:Not sure about this. (195 comments)

This sounds like it would be better categorized as "illegal wiretapping".

about three weeks ago
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Google To Require As Many As 20 of Its Apps Preinstalled On Android Devices

freeze128 Re:Root it (427 comments)

The ecosystem is like that because the telephone carriers NEEDED to institute some kind of protection. If they didn't, imagine the horror that modern communications would be. Every 12 year old kid would be cloning the cell phones of senators and start making crank calls to the Premiere of China. It would be anarchy.

about three weeks ago

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