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Quake Meets Minecraft in FPS Construction Kit Gunscape

gl4ss Re:Article meets Advert in Slashdot Mash-up Junk (50 comments)

yes.. the "imagine '1990's part especially.

like, why the article imagines quake and player made content? didn't the guy play doom user made wads? or where the fuck does he think actionquake2, the fantasy quake and all that stuff came from? HAS HE NOT HEARD OF QUAKE MODS?? like, uh, I don't know, team fortress... the novel thing in this is the minecraft copy graphics and co-op editing?

2 days ago
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Rite Aid and CVS Block Apple Pay and Google Wallet

gl4ss Re:Good luck with that. (553 comments)

you mean ability like visa/mc debit cards linked to your bank account, like used in 95% of the world apart from USA?

besides, you're still on the hook for the CC charges so not much difference there either..

3 days ago
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Steve Ballmer Gets Billion-Dollar Tax Write-Off For Being Basketball Baron

gl4ss Re:So the taxpayer pays for overage, got it (255 comments)

you should be modded funny.
in this case, no.

though, if there is a calculable "REAL VALUE(TM)(R)" for a team, then it should be on sale all the time for that money - if it were, then I would approve of this system.

but they're not, so the real value is actually the value you need to pay the current owner... the whole concept is so foreign to foreigner such as me that yeah this is just a tax break for the rich for nothing in exchange to the taxpayer.

3 days ago
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EU Court Rules Embedding YouTube Videos Is Not Copyright Infringement

gl4ss Re:From the UK ... (68 comments)

the thing is, sometimes it's better to have a court 'far away' decide whats fair. they don't need to think about local interest groups, who they're fucking etc..

this is why I still think it was a good decision to go into EU by Finland - so that our mp's and toll fucks couldn't make us pay full brand new tax on used fucking cars from germany.

3 days ago
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Steve Ballmer Gets Billion-Dollar Tax Write-Off For Being Basketball Baron

gl4ss Re:If you tax the rich, they'll leave (255 comments)

I'm just thinking is there a loophole here for the old guys just selling the teams to each other every now and then and skipping paying taxes..

or you pay tax when you sell the team? I guess not.

3 days ago
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Century Old Antarctic Expedition Notebook Found Underneath Ice

gl4ss Re:Bennett! Bennett! Rah! Rah! Rah! (63 comments)

harder? maybe.
maybe not.

you can play pretty much all, even very obscure, arcade games with information taken from them being ran in your modern computer. in the long term, things tend to work out for this stuff. once you can easily train some algos to run emulation of old sw and "manually" move over data you wont even be having trouble with spreadsheets, databases in crazy formats or any of that. I'd worry more about the short term readability and preservation.. like, currently I can't run most of programs I wrote for living only ten years ago on anything buyable from the shop today(as brand new items). which could have been said for the amiga circa 1996 I guess - now getting amiga stuff written in say 1990 in almost perfect quality on modern pc's is pretty easy.

(so, maybe someone writes a series60 emulator in the next 10 years - the so called emulator that was used for developing was actually a win32 shim.. so it was useless for developing, since it involved a different memory model and compilers, haha. there wer some rumors of some true real arm emulator research projects though.. ).

and i someone finds digital stuff from today 100 years from now, they might find it interesting. howerver if they find a memory card from today 5 years from now it's worthless, the same card 10 years from now is a curiosity, like the 32mb sd card I keep around, and the same card in 50 years is a rarity and in 100 years an artifact..

3 days ago
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The Man With the Golden Blood

gl4ss Re:The military saves lives! (75 comments)

iirc we just got the evening off for donating(Finland).

and we stayed every 3rd weekend at the barracks, just cause, no reason. you apparently can sleep 16 hours a day and play the rest 8 hours tekken tag tournament and still eat two pizzas in a day.

3 days ago
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US Army May Relax Physical Requirements To Recruit Cyber Warriors

gl4ss Re:FUBAR Deluxe (307 comments)

line unit? as if. doesn't work like the eastern front shit in ww2.

now, I got a perfectly good response to this, just draft them from google, ms etc. oh what do you mean that you need cyber warriors for the army BUT YOU AREN'T IN WAR?

is cyber warriors in this context also the push button drone guys? for that you don't need physical attributes, just the attribute to press a button on dubious justifications(remember, you're not in an actual war with any state), sometimes two times.

3 days ago
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How Sony, Intel, and Unix Made Apple's Mac a PC Competitor

gl4ss Re:Confusing (296 comments)

"MACS ARE SELLING LIKE PEECEEES! because apple so smart they use pc parts!"

clear enough for you? maybe too clear, since it's clearly bullshit - the blurb tries to imply that macs are selling in pc numbers.

it's not like apple had much choice. either sell shit or move to pc based parts.

about a week ago
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Isaac Asimov: How Do People Get New Ideas?

gl4ss Re:Creativity vs Common Sense (150 comments)

so you're skeptic of the skeptics? skeptics of what?

or what the fuck? maybe light too travelled distance per year in Noahs time? that kind of thing?

the problem with saying that people who go against common logic and science are creative geniuses is that.. the more time goes on and the better the established science goes, the more of the people who are skeptical of science are just morons - not creative geniuses. and there's a lot of morons with too high self confidence and self esteem filling up the youtubes already with all kinds of crap theories - that is to say that a moron with high self confidence is a pretty common sight.

about a week ago
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The Future of Stamps

gl4ss Re:No postmark date? (131 comments)

but it has more accountability than a simple stamping of a date? and what good does that date stamp do while it is in transit for years?

like, how do you know it is even stamped? if there's an unique code in your stamp and that qrcode gets scanned in, then at least it is scanned in and potentially could have information available to you about it's state. something simple stamping would not give. ...but... about this device... why the need for a laser burner when a simple printer does the job? or why no just do stamps like us ps machines have been giving away for years, with qrcodes. just scan the code in your stamp, put the letter in the mail and use the app to see the state of your delivery..

about a week ago
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Isaac Asimov: How Do People Get New Ideas?

gl4ss Re:Dont complain about this one (150 comments)

it's really simple why this wouldn't have been published.

the author thought for a moment more, deduced that in the future there would be a streaming video service full of geniuses willing to fly against reason, common sense and logic to present all kinds of sca... "inventions".

I guess he then understood that all the good inventions needed common sense and buried the paper. now more than ever because we know so much already that you can just call people trying to build another "magnetic generator" bullshit artists who they are and call homeopathy a fraud it is due to common sense, since common sense includes so much more(including nuclear physics).

about a week ago
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Delivering Malicious Android Apps Hidden In Image Files

gl4ss Re:fjaoiejaaaaaaarghhh (113 comments)

if you glance the paper, it might seem that they include a root exploit that gets run with the application. however, deeper reading is that the root exploit is only mentioned on an exampe of an android malware file..

in the example of their application, they conviently skip even saying if the apk install screen is shown! however I still think it is shown because they include this disclaimer right after there..
"Note trickier implementations can conceal the installation of the payload APK", sneaky bastards, they apparently use that line in the paper to justify skipping of showing the installation screens for the second apk- the paper makes it look like it just skips from one application straight to the next but that note line there tells the truth, so technically they're not lying. and a trickier implementation wouldn't even require an apk, devoting half the paper to angecrypt commandline usage and all that shit - making the whole paper irrelevant in the context of a 'trickier implementation'. now tell the trickier implementation as that would be news, if you have it!

does a troll mod give a temporary few minute ban to slashdot? that's real classy. couldn't post clarification for hours.

about a week ago
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Facebook To DEA: Stop Using Phony Profiles To Nab Criminals

gl4ss Re:Government Dictionary (239 comments)

well... it's definitely inciting to crime(or other similar).

and well.. it just happens, it's illegal in most countries, doesn't matter if you're a cop or not.

"do you want to buy some pot? here's some pot. please buy some pot! please go to your friend who sells pot and buy it and sell it to me!" shit you know. it's illegal in most countries and they manage just fine.

now, perhaps the DEA is worried that the prison population in USA is in decline.. perhaps...

"oh but judge I had to rape her to keep up appearances to get her to knife me, I knew she was a potential murderer all the time and now she should go to prison for attempted manslaughter!"

I mean fuck, there's martial law dictatorships where the officials use less power.

about two weeks ago
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Speed Cameras In Chicago Earn $50M Less Than Expected

gl4ss Re:Easy to solve - calibrate them to overestimate (398 comments)

the amber is there exactly for the purpose that you don't need to slam on the brakes as it turns red.

if it just turned red instantly and you had cameras, it would be fun times for both the company charging for the camera service and for the insurance repair companies.

about two weeks ago
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Delivering Malicious Android Apps Hidden In Image Files

gl4ss fjaoiejaaaaaaarghhh (113 comments)

yeah it's fucking stupid fucking stupid fucking stupid
FUCKING STUPID TO THE EXTREME!

that the included APK is hidden inside the png is totally TOTALLY irrelevant. it could be ANY kind of file that it is in. heck, just "thisisthemaliciousapkinrot8.apk" would do it.

also, does it somehow silently install the malicious apk? on phones where untrusted sources is unchecked? that would be the interesting bit, so I guess no. it would be the main bit of their program, not the irrelevant png wooooo encryption nonsense shit. they could just download the malicious apk too. or open a browser to go the malicious apps url and hope that the user installs it.

I mean fuck, there's dozens of ways to hide malicious code that even gets run in android without this. do the authors even understand how impossible it is for the automatic scans to check for every custom "malicious" code there is? it just checks for pre configured signatures on files ffs. their new malicious code would have gotten through just as included class files, nevermind as included .so files,nevermind as included linux executables(old way to do native parts without ndk).

now, let's get back to talking about host files.

about two weeks ago
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Security Company Tries To Hide Flaws By Threatening Infringement Suit

gl4ss Re:Most hated character flaw (123 comments)

..how about beer with ice?

(thailand, everyone puts ice in beer. even if it is 15 C outside and they're wearing eskimo clothing.)

about two weeks ago
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More Eye Candy Coming To Windows 10

gl4ss Re:how pretty (209 comments)

no.. they were pretty simply to get working 1996.

after that however.. dunno what the fuck went down. even 3dfx cards(voodoo1/2) were easy to get work in linux.

however, I'm just having flashbacks to os/2 warp when they talk about windows animating out of things etc.. those transitions don't matter shit.

about two weeks ago
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Soda Pop Damages Your Cells' Telomeres

gl4ss Re:Overly broad? (422 comments)

well the blurb just says soda so it has to be the carbonization.

I mean, otherwise it would surely say high sugar content drinks.. right??? right????????

about two weeks ago
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No More Lee-Enfield: Canada's Rangers To Get a Tech Upgrade

gl4ss Re:May I suggest (331 comments)

this depends highly on what "synthetic" you mean.
some do just fine.

dunno why botherwith bolt action either, just get some kalashnikov clones. clones, as in better built but same action. with metal tube stock and synthetic barrel wrap/guard.

works just fine for canadian winters and summers.

though I guess USA makes them buy some old ar15's or something.

about two weeks ago

Submissions

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Would You Board Flight 666 to HEL?

gl4ss gl4ss writes  |  about a year ago

gl4ss (559668) writes "http://abcnews.go.com/Weird/wireStory/board-flight-666-hel-20244972 Superstitious people might want to skip this one, the flight AY666 to HEL. Currently in Helsinki the weather is great, even if HEL is due to freeze in few months."
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Android-x86 3.2-RC2 released

gl4ss gl4ss writes  |  more than 2 years ago

gl4ss (559668) writes ""The test build is based on the Android 3.2.2. We fixed and added many x86 specified code to let the system runs smoothly on x86 platforms, especially for netbooks or tablets.". android-x86 can be used for running android on generic x86 hw or in virtual machines, which is useful for development purposes among other things."
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Google acquires Motorola Mobility

gl4ss gl4ss writes  |  more than 3 years ago

gl4ss (559668) writes "http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Google-to-Acquire-Motorola-bw-4079820793.html?x=0 . (g&m))"today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Google will acquire Motorola Mobility for $40.00 per share in cash, or a total of about $12.5 billion, a premium of 63% to the closing price of Motorola Mobility shares on Friday, August 12, 2011. The transaction was unanimously approved by the boards of directors of both companies." So Motorolas frequently re-organized phone subsidiary has found now a new home, at a sizeable premium. Is this start of Google starting to defend Androids patent troubles and what will this mean for the rest of Android manufacturers?"

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gun crime vs. gun control

gl4ss gl4ss writes  |  more than 11 years ago

wtf has this to do with slashdot?

WTF?

gazillion idiot posts in a second. NONE of wich were unbiased, and riddled with serious thought holes.

israel has low gun crime ratio? wtf, the country is in (half) state of war ffs. oh yeh, legit shooting isn't gun crime and legit rocket strikes from another side of the fence isn't gun crime either.

guns don't kill people, idiots with guns thinking they can protect people kill people.

guns are fun. ON A FREAKING SHOOTING ALLEY. that i must admit.

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whore.

gl4ss gl4ss writes  |  more than 11 years ago

yes. i'm developing my theory and practice of karmawhoring.

seriously, there should be a howto to karmawhoring.. though.. it could end up pretty short. following just about 3 rules one could easily expand his karma to excellent in ~3 weeks.

hmm. karmawhoring robot could end up intresting..
aw i guess i'll have to try to finish my google linkfarm detector/filter searcher..

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