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Soda Pop Damages Your Cells' Telomeres

gl4ss Re:Overly broad? (388 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????????

yesterday
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No More Lee-Enfield: Canada's Rangers To Get a Tech Upgrade

gl4ss Re:May I suggest (280 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.

yesterday
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Ask Slashdot: LTE Hotspot As Sole Cellular Connection?

gl4ss Re:Depends on if you want to get calls... (99 comments)

but why wouldn't you just share the internet connection from the phone device?

even if you had a data only sim - why wouldn't you use it in the "smartphone" and share it with wifi/bluetooth/usb/whatever ? it's still more versatile on it's own than just a puck that you can't even see the time of day on.

that way you still only need just one sim. multiple sims are a hassle, but that has never made me feel like I would get yet another thing to carry around. if I need 3g/mobile internet and need to use tablet, second phone or whatever, I just connect them through the device that has the working sim. that device usually being the phone that I would receive any important calls or whatever with.

yesterday
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Ask Slashdot: LTE Hotspot As Sole Cellular Connection?

gl4ss Re:not reliable enough (99 comments)

yeah, it's not like you have to take 100000 minute plan.
actually, to get the data only hotspot, maybe you need.

the logical thing would be to use the phone as the hotspot. it's not like the hotspot is that much smaller than the phone in the first place.

the only reason I can think of is some trickery with the 'plan' pricing on behalf of the operator.

and I find it highly unlikely to be able to keep a voip call once you hit throttling..

yesterday
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BBC Takes a Stand For the Public's Right To Remember Redacted Links

gl4ss Re:As expected from google (109 comments)

Didn't give them much choice?

dude, that's not how the right to forgotten works.

GOOGLE HAS THE CHOICE. they reject about 50% of requests. it's not a court that makes the request, it's the who fuckingever individual that wants his stupid comment not to show up on google searches who makes the request.

indeed, you can send a request, provided that you live in the affected countries, to google to remove your previous comment from showing up on google search.

2 days ago
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BBC Takes a Stand For the Public's Right To Remember Redacted Links

gl4ss Re:Court's judgement, not Google's. (109 comments)

court? what fucking court? it doesn't work that way... unfortunately.

so kthxbai go here https://support.google.com/leg...

the law as it is is stupid.

also it's about 50% that google removes, it's ENTIRELY up to google to decide... so it's googles judgement. it would be better imho if they just offloaded it all to /dev/null . like, you can make the request but they could just default everything to denied.. good for bbc to provide the list.

and if you were wondering, yeah, you can request sites from bbc or whatever fucking site to be removed from search results. don't like something? post some info about you in the comments or make a stupid comment and then ask for the result to be removed! brilliant, eh?

2 days ago
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Debian Talks About Systemd Once Again

gl4ss Re:Some Sense Restored? (516 comments)

but it is a game over when due to exploit it runs something you didn't allow

3 days ago
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Tesla Teardown Reveals Driver-facing Electronics Built By iPhone 6 Suppliers

gl4ss Re:Auto deals worried? (155 comments)

oh they would be happy if they could just get away with shoving two tablets (300 bucks) into the instrument cluster and calling it a day.

tegra3?yeah, that's some sizeable price tag right there. not.

3 days ago
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Lead Mir Developer: 'Mir More Relevant Than Wayland In Two Years'

gl4ss Re:Why? (220 comments)

what he means to say is that mir wont have a protocol spec nor wont it have extensions?

oh and that he's a code hipster.

3 days ago
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Warner Brothers Announces 10 New DC Comics Movies

gl4ss Re:Wizard of Oz reboot? (186 comments)

well it was from the golden age of sci fi movies.

rollerball, zardoz.. ridiculous outfits, yet they still managed to be serious hardcore science fiction. rollerball maybe not so much(it's more society story than scifi).

but yeah, why the fuck can't they manage to make films like that nowadays, films that say something while at it?

3 days ago
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The Guardian Reveals That Whisper App Tracks "Anonymous" Users

gl4ss Re:Well (180 comments)

why don't whisper systems sue for the use of their company name then? should. it's in the same industrial/product space so shouldn't be a problem.

it's not like I can make a chat app called MicroSoft for people with small soft penises and not get sued..

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

gl4ss Re:Linus vs. most of management (387 comments)

yeah mod up.

the community building hasn't been a total fail, evident by code submissions.

it would be a lot worse if bullshit got added in just for being nice and if the asswits trying to submit shit just for the sake of them being the asswit who got shit in then there would be a lot more shit in there - also if he just said "this doesn't look right for the linux corporate strategy so regretfully I will not include this" instead of "this algorithm is fucking stupid and here's why:" things would be a lot worse for other people who were trying to figure out how to really make it better.

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

gl4ss Re:I'm not convinced (387 comments)

well it seems, that plenty of times, when he has gone "overboard" it has been the result of.. well you can guess, result of that the same thing written prior without cursing wasn't taken seriously and some shit got submitted to him.

3 days ago
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For Game Developers, It's About the Labor of Love

gl4ss Re:Nobody Counts (160 comments)

"Gamers" as in gamergate seem like "people who would like to make money off from games without making games".

the whole gamergate is stupid. it's about a stupid game, about stupid journalists writing for stupid online magazines and about stupid gamers.

goat simulator is stupid too - that and depression quest both underline how PUBLICITY matters more than the game being good in any way! and the problem is the "gamer" journalists who just latch on to everything they see other youtubers latch on to - so playing the indie game lottery has nothing to do with how good your game is! it's just lottery(or maybe you can effect said lottery by putting out).

I say bring back the shareware indie and get rid of the fucking media publicity indie "ooh I'm a hipster game developer uu give me money uu look at this movie of me developing this game give me money uu don't try my game just give me money uuuuu".

and goat simulator is stupid, this is from their own fucking webpage ffs:
"Goat Simulator is a small, broken and stupid game. It was made in a couple of weeks so donâ(TM)t expect a game in the size and scope of GTA with goats. In fact, youâ(TM)re better off not expecting anything at all actually. To be completely honest, it would be best if youâ(TM)d spend your $10 on a hula hoop, a pile of bricks, or maybe a real-life goat."

3 days ago
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How an FBI Informant Led the Hack of British Tabloid "The Sun"

gl4ss Re:Sounds like a movie plot. (38 comments)

well why bother with finesse when the crimes were clearly of victimless, damageless nature.

how the fuck else could you turn 124 years into 12 months probationfuck? the crimes are of nature that nobody gives a fuck about really, so there's unbelievable range in the potential punishment.

for the record, that's like giving a mobster 6 months in jail for confessing to multiple crimes that would give life sentences each - while not disputing that he did those things.

4 days ago
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How an FBI Informant Led the Hack of British Tabloid "The Sun"

gl4ss Re:Sounds like a movie plot. (38 comments)

or we have the US justice system dealing peddling finally maybe getting near end of it's life?

I mean, prosecution/enforcement do deals all the time - while not asking the victims. heck, they let there be more victims to further their case in the dealing(of incarcerating maximum number of people). that's not justice - where is the justice for The Sun and Murdoch in the case, when the ringleader acted while under FBI leash to do something harmful against Murdoch - and the ringleader for that crime gets off from that crime, without asking the victim if it is ok.

4 days ago
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Anonabox Accused of Lying About Its Product Being Open-Source On Kickstarter

gl4ss Re:I posted a question (72 comments)

well with facebook, gmail and other https sites.. the problem is really someone doing a man in the middle on the traffic outgoing from the tor exit point.

basically it just moves the point where the MITM might hapen, but, say, if you're in china then you might want to move that point to be outside of china.

4 days ago
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Anonabox Accused of Lying About Its Product Being Open-Source On Kickstarter

gl4ss Re:Agreed on the moot point (72 comments)

wouldn't know about that before they ship, not under obligation to give gpl code before giving product having said code.

however, it might be unlikely for them to even have the board drivers etc to distribute as open source?

4 days ago
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Anonabox Accused of Lying About Its Product Being Open-Source On Kickstarter

gl4ss invention vs. product (72 comments)

well.. from the looks of it..

the question should be to ask do they understand the difference between an INVENTION and a product.

clearly they had read about the invention way before and just hashed together a product. they don't seem to have clear understanding of how the product works.

basically they're just selling a 20$ box for 50$. which isn't too bad. but if they don't understand the product, why the fuck trust with them running it, instead of running tor on your laptop? or better yet, running something like tails on the laptop.. the tor wont help if the os on the laptop is the problem - and how they can vouch for the closed source drivers on the board? and if it's not their board, I doubt it's theirs to give away as "open hardware" either. it seems like it's open in the sense that they used whatever was openly available to them...

I think they just saw the project on hackaday, asked around for some boards and smelled money and wanted the money upfront from the customers to negate risks - and then did some bullshit to sell it. now that bullshit could technically be in violation of kickstarter rules, so they might have to move to indiegogo and spin up some more bullshit why they moved("big brother forced us to!" most probably).

4 days ago
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Commerce Secretary: US Wants Multi-Stakeholder Process To Preserve Internet

gl4ss Re:Amazing that they think it's theirs to give awa (57 comments)

well, not quite. any country can to a point control how other parts seem when viewed from their land.

however, it seems that US supporting multi stake is more like US opposing a new more level multi stake arrangement through some other entitity(un is a multi stake entity for example). US would rather that all the stakes are US stakes..

4 days 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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