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The Case For Flipping Your Monitor From Landscape to Portrait

geminidomino Re: You're Doing It Wrong (567 comments)

Don't try to do that with a browser reading /. though. Doesn't seem to work right (something to do with wonky CSS, I suspect)

about a week ago
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POODLE Flaw Returns, This Time Hitting TLS Protocol

geminidomino Re:This is the God of Job (54 comments)

And if you don't think that's a backronym, I have some swampland in Florida to sell you.

about two weeks ago
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AdNauseam Browser Extension Quietly Clicks On Blocked Ads

geminidomino Re:Adblock (285 comments)

Actually, USPS does derive quite a bit of its revenue from "bulk rate" mail.

about two weeks ago
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AdNauseam Browser Extension Quietly Clicks On Blocked Ads

geminidomino Re:Isn't that click fraud? (285 comments)

Sounds like we need more bots.

about two weeks ago
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Displaced IT Workers Being Silenced

geminidomino Re:Is it legally binding (398 comments)

I doubt it. "Duress" is pretty well-defined in most jurisdictions, and rarely extends to "living beyond your means."

about two weeks ago
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Displaced IT Workers Being Silenced

geminidomino Re:Is it legally binding (398 comments)

They can't make you sign it, all they can do is fire you if you don't. But since it's a "severance agreement," it probably includes severance pay and other consideration for the outgoing employee - otherwise there's no reason to sign it.

about two weeks ago
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South Korea Bans Selfie-Stick Sales

geminidomino Re:Fuuuuuck (111 comments)

and, for Tolkien fans only, "weregild" (as in "This I will have as weregild for my father's death"

Or Norse/Germanic mythology, from which Tolkien wasn't too shy about generously "sampling".

about three weeks ago
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Montana Lawmakers Propose 85 Mph Speed Limit On Interstates

geminidomino Re:German autobahn is not an example for you guys (525 comments)

Look at the road fatalities french are better driver, than , say , USian

That counterpoint is only valid if the poster claimed that American's AREN'T terrible drivers.

He does not appear to be that delusional.

about three weeks ago
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Player-Run MMORPG By Former Ultima Online Devs Finding Kickstarter Success

geminidomino Re:Games are getting to be like TV shows (33 comments)

Sounds great. I think I'll be all over it if/when I can get a copy of it uncoupled from Steam.

about three weeks ago
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Greenwald Advises Market-Based Solution To Mass Surveillance

geminidomino Re:It's all bullshit (157 comments)

Since the system works like an old-school video arcade (how much you can get done is directly proportional to how much money you have to dump into it), I'm not quite sure what you're getting at.

about three weeks ago
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Officer Not Charged In Michael Brown Shooting

geminidomino Re:Present without comments (1128 comments)

Because Slashdot is run by the corporate whores at Dice, not Anita Sarkeesian.

about three weeks ago
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Greenwald Advises Market-Based Solution To Mass Surveillance

geminidomino Re:It's all bullshit (157 comments)

Except you're not. You're responding to someone who has begged off of voting to elect (but still vainly tries to keep shit like Florida's 2008 "Amendment 2" out, for some reason) because there are exactly zero options that don't equate to fucking himself over.

So you're preaching to the choir.

about three weeks ago
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Google Launches Service To Replace Web Ads With Subscriptions

geminidomino Re:Ads (319 comments)

That's why GOG gets $2-300 from me every fall sale. I'm so weak...

about three weeks ago
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Greenwald Advises Market-Based Solution To Mass Surveillance

geminidomino Re:It's all bullshit (157 comments)

Look at your own sig very carefully, and think about it a little bit.

about three weeks ago
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Google Launches Service To Replace Web Ads With Subscriptions

geminidomino Re:Ads (319 comments)

Another obvious difference is that buying a legal copy of a creative work does not in itself subject me to severely degraded system performance, wasting arbitrary amounts of bandwidth I'm already paying for on things I didn't ask for, or assorted security and privacy risks.

Unless the "creative work" is a computer game, of course.

about a month ago
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Google Launches Service To Replace Web Ads With Subscriptions

geminidomino Re:Welp, sold (319 comments)

I presume, from the (rather thin) description that your favorite websites are ones you go to more often, so they'll get more of those little chunks of money sent their way, no?

about a month ago
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Greenwald Advises Market-Based Solution To Mass Surveillance

geminidomino Re:It's all bullshit (157 comments)

Because the actual choices are evil, evil, I-don't-know-you, never-heard-of-you, who-are-you and I-don't-care-enough-to-actually-check-who-the-choices-are.

And it's naive to assume that I-don't-know-you, never-heard-of-you, and who-are-you aren't just as evil, or at least as enthusiastically corruptible, as the scumbags we keep getting stuck with.

about a month ago
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Greenwald Advises Market-Based Solution To Mass Surveillance

geminidomino Re:It's all bullshit (157 comments)

Saying you won't because there's little chance they'll win is a self-fulfilling prophecy

What about saying you won't because, in the end, you're not likely to see any appreciable difference anyway?

When the game board is made of toxic waste, going out and buying a new set of plastic tokens doesn't fix the whole "getting deathly sick" thing.

about a month ago
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"Barbie: I Can Be a Computer Engineer" Pulled From Amazon

geminidomino Re:Wow (561 comments)

When are they going to pull the books from Amazon that have any subjects where a man is a pedophile, or a rapist?

Of course not. Those are approved stereotypes.

about a month ago

Submissions

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New Zealand Schools find less structure improve childrens' behavior

geminidomino geminidomino writes  |  about a year ago

geminidomino (614729) writes "A research project involving eight schools in Dunedin and Auckland report that loosening rules on the playground may lead to fewer incidents of bullying, vandalism, and injury. One principal opines ""The kids were motivated, busy and engaged. In my experience, the time children get into trouble is when they are not busy, motivated and engaged. It's during that time they bully other kids, graffiti or wreck things around the school."

As one might expect, the article states that there was a lot of resistance to the project, and I'm kind of surprised they got as many administrators to sign on as they did. The story may be premature, as the article states that "the results of the study will be collated this year," but it may be interesting to see how the numbers shake out."
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Google Blocks Privacy Scraper "Scroogle"

geminidomino geminidomino writes  |  more than 4 years ago

geminidomino (614729) writes "According to a message from Daniel Brandt that appears when attempting to use the scraper at http://scroogle.org/ "Scroogle has been blocked" by google. According to the message, the simplified interface that the scraper has used for several years has been replaced with a redirect to an ad for IE8 and a link to the google toolbar (seen here). Mr. Brandt goes on to say that he has contacted Google to find out if this is a policy decision or if there is another interface that may be use, and is awaiting their response, although I must admit that his tone does not sound optimistic."
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Apple Geeks? Help me out!

geminidomino geminidomino writes  |  more than 8 years ago

Given the flakiness that is dvdauthor, I'm playing with the idea of getting a Mac Mini for dvdauthoring.

This is strictly a hobby, so I'm really not looking to spend $500 on software on top of the cost of the compute r (though this would be a good excuse to finally get myself a Mac!)

So what I mainly want to know is: how advanced is the DVD Authoring software bundled with the Mac Mini?

Can it:
Create Detailed menus, with clips, etc? (dvdauthor can do this)
Apply subtitles to the stream during authoring, from .srt format? (dvdauthor can't do this)
Work directly with file formats other than raw mpeg2 video and ac3 audio (built in demuxer)? (dvdauthor can't)

I want more than the simple "click and drag" style level of control.

Is it doable, or am I hoping for too much?
Thanks for any help.

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Something I wrote up.

geminidomino geminidomino writes  |  more than 10 years ago

Don't really give a rats ass whether anyone likes it...

Immortal Banner

When you were born, you stood for all that was good.
Courage, Freedom, Respect, and Honor.
Always were you regarded above all others,
for this was your birthright, your place.

Legions of warriors fell in your name
And met their gods with great pride
In life your likeness graced their chests
And embraced their bodies when they died.

In the mists of two centuries gone past
The glory that is yours has faded
Yet, striving against oblivion, you march on
As the minds of your children forget you.

Your face now serves the cause of evil,
Etched in the surface of tyrannical stone
Though you still fight, you are disgraced
Through no misdeeds of your own.

Do not weep for the past
Nor lament the sins of your children
For some remember who you are
dreaming and striving for your return.

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