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The Hobbit: the Battle of Five Armies Trailer Released

gl4ss Re:Such a Waste (42 comments)

pointlessly long action scenes. just count in hobbit 1 how many times they jump from a tipping over column to another.

so much added crap which explains nothing.

I mean fuck, you could do it in a 2 hour movie! and it's been done before too!

14 minutes ago

Better Living Through Data

gl4ss you have data (35 comments)

but the data serves you no purpose, besides that it probably shows your battery isn't as good as it used to be.

10 hours ago

OKCupid Experiments on Users Too

gl4ss Re:what? (148 comments)

it's not really beta stuff though.

what they do is serve a portion of the visitors version A.

then they serve a portion of the visitors version B. then they see in which one resulted in more sales/longer engagement.

neither one is technically beta, but more like an experiment about what works to get you to do the wanted outcome.

there's plenty of tracking/logging companies providing easy facilities this and if you work in startups you'll see it pushed on your face, even if the a and b versions don't have enough difference and the sample sizes are too small to make any conclusions on. but it gives people to do something when they don't know how they should further the sales/engagement and it's on the "book" of marketing.


Ask Slashdot: Where Can I Find Resources On Programming For Palm OS 5?

gl4ss Re:prc-tools (163 comments)

wow an actual response to the question, mod up.

also some guys were telling him to just learn java.. there's a java vm available for palm os 5


Linus Torvalds: "GCC 4.9.0 Seems To Be Terminally Broken"

gl4ss Re:I know you're trying to be funny, but... (701 comments)

dangerous potential of a fork of what?

of fork of the broken gcc or fork of the kernel that uses some kludgy kladgy to get around the broken gcc?

2 days ago

Linus Torvalds: "GCC 4.9.0 Seems To Be Terminally Broken"

gl4ss Re:I know you're trying to be funny, but... (701 comments)

where is that obligation.. I don't remember reading it in the GPL.

I'd rather have a beer with Torvalds than RMS any day of the week and I don't even drink.

anyways, had he not been so called abusive, I would not know that version of gcc is crappy and that someone was shipping that with some release(i guess unstable though)

2 days ago

Bose Sues New Apple Acquisition Beats Over Patent Violations

gl4ss Re:Typical (161 comments)

hmm.. bose.

hmm.. beats.

but what the fuck are the patents? it's not like beats has any innovation so what the fuck? is the patent on using a too big bass driver in combination with high frequency driver or what that fck? or patent on only using a low end driver?

2 days ago

Household Robot Jibo Nets Over $1 Million On Indiegogo

gl4ss Re:crap hardware (61 comments)

hmm yeah but I'm thinking why would this be a device and not a piece of software? I mean, it would be just as well if it worked out of a laptop and laptop has probably much more cpu power than the device will have.. it's just a fucking talking face and the meat of the bone would be how good of illusion of reality it can give of being something else than eliza.

---is that why it's on indie-give-us-monay-we-don't-know-if-this-works-gogo?

3 days ago

Man Booted From Southwest Flight and Threatened With Arrest After Critical Tweet

gl4ss Re:What?!? (877 comments)

And that is fully legal.


I seriously doubt their soliciting for getting people to fly with them includes notification of that "if you think we're rude then we will not fly you and just take your money".

I mean, think about it. He paid for a service to be transported and they cancelled that contract based on that he tweeted the one person being rude. Why do you think that would be a legal way of doing things? taking money and not delivering their end of the contract? you also think it's legal for them to just sell tickets and then not fly at all?

Now do you think it would be legal for best buy to come to your house and take your tv away because you stated publicly that the salesman was an ass who tried to rudely pressure you into buying extended warranty? fuck no.

and why do you think they back pedaled? because what they did was "normal"? fuck no it wasn't. the criticized person was just using the powers he had for ANOTHER PURPOSE(purpose of keeping the plane safe) to make him delete the tweet that could negatively affect her career.

so next up - when you complain that comcast is a bunch of fuckers online you think it's also legal for them to cancel your internet.... with that kind of attitudes no wonder americans are corporate bitches getting bled dry into debt.

4 days ago

'Optical Fiber' Made Out of Thin Air

gl4ss Re:I read the list of applications (115 comments)

70km LOS would require 200 foot towers at each end, it's probably going to be cheaper to run cable.

that's not too high to be honest. it would not be cheaper to dig the trench for the fiber, cross the reivers and whatever and most areas in the west already have artificial buildings higher than that, not to mention all the mountains etc.

5 days ago

The Secret Government Rulebook For Labeling You a Terrorist

gl4ss Re:Constitutional (242 comments)

spies, terrorists. it's all the same really.

it used to be that foreigners blowing up bombs in USA were spies, now they would be terrorists. except if they're part of the cartel, then that's just "crime"(and almost a hundred years ago blowing bombs in NYC was not enough to get USA choose sides in a war, haha).

5 days ago

How the Internet of Things Could Aid Disaster Response

gl4ss Re:Packet radio (60 comments)

because it'sss IoT!!!

you know, someone could just go dig the slashdot articles for mesh networking.

call me on it when it works actually on a small city level...

5 days ago

Microsoft's CEO Says He Wants to Unify Windows

gl4ss Re:Best Wishes ! (322 comments)

well, just go metro windows.

oh you want it be usable too...

the problem with their last unification was that it actually sharding more than unifying except for the fonts used. so instead of win32 style apis for windows mobile, desktop, server etc they ended up with different api's for phone, different apis for arm "desktop like" devices, different apis for trad. windows games to use, a bunch of api's for desktop "apps" that nobody uses with xna and silverlight "discontinued" but still somehow being integral pieces! but at least they all use the same font!

5 days ago

Dropbox Head Responds To Snowden Claims About Privacy

gl4ss Re:Worst Response of all Time (175 comments)

they could do that client side.

but wouldn't be such easy experience for everyone.

but if they provided tools to use the storage while doing the encryption on client side and have it still be visible as a drive/folder to the OS...

there might be a good market for that too. problem is that israel and usa could just coerce them to add backdoors even then.

5 days ago

Print Isn't Dead: How Linux Voice Crowdfunded a New Magazine

gl4ss Re:If (56 comments)

how? my thought that you weren't making a profit was based on the subscriber number times the cost of subscription minus the print costs and minus *personnel cost*. surely you cannot be making a profit unless nobody works for the magazine and/or all the writing is done for free in which case again, hey, it's easy to do profit if you don't count the expenses and fund doing it with something else.

which would actually mean that print is dead. see those professional youtubers? you know why they'r professional? because they're getting enough views for it to be a form of professional journalism because they're getting enough income that it pays their day to day living.

about a week ago

A New Form of Online Tracking: Canvas Fingerprinting

gl4ss Re:Identical devices (194 comments)

it doesn't need to.

they only need to be able to claim it does to the chaps buying the service.

so except some unexpected spam any day now!

about a week ago

Exodus Intelligence Details Zero-Day Vulnerabilities In Tails OS

gl4ss Re:Wait, wait... (132 comments)

but if I did it and sold it on the market on the country that I am in or their neighbouring countries then I would be unethical/criminal?

wtf? there's no "due time".

they could be just bullshitting too and just waiting for fixes to come in and then say "yeah those were the vulns".

furthermore, they would be vulnurabilities on the firefox code or the tor code which would count as news on their own. or perhaps they're just buggy drivers for wifi or ethernet. we don't know and now they're just doing two things, scaremongering and fishing for money from companies. they're using this as advertisement. "pay us or we'll sell exploits to your sw and not tell you" which is pretty much exactly what "black hat" exploit sellers are doing so does their work bother you? if not, ok.

about a week ago

MIT Combines Carbon Foam and Graphite Flakes For Efficient Solar Steam Generati

gl4ss Re:Algae (110 comments)

well after the first run through the loop it's not going to get any more..

pssh. you would think that slashdotters would release that steam has been used quite a while and even getting the purified water is the least of the problems with implementing the plant.

about a week ago

Print Isn't Dead: How Linux Voice Crowdfunded a New Magazine

gl4ss Re:If (56 comments)

ah but they don't actually seem to be making a profit..

you know, you can always have a print magazine if you fund it through some other scheme than selling subs/issues.

(few thousand subs is like nooothiiiing)

about a week ago

The "Rickmote Controller" Can Hijack Any Google Chromecast

gl4ss Re:Note to Google Users: (131 comments)

sure, if you care that much about taking over the raspberry pi of the attacker..

about a week ago



Would You Board Flight 666 to HEL?

gl4ss gl4ss writes  |  about a year ago

gl4ss (559668) writes " 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."
Link to Original Source

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."
Link to Original Source

Google acquires Motorola Mobility

gl4ss gl4ss writes  |  more than 2 years ago

gl4ss (559668) writes " . (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?"



gun crime vs. gun control

gl4ss gl4ss writes  |  more than 11 years ago

wtf has this to do with slashdot?


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.



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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