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RCMP Arrest Canadian Teen For Heartbleed Exploit

gl4ss Re:Story important for pacifying headlines (52 comments)

yeah, it's a shame.

and I bet some asshats will stop from patching because the "hacker is already in jail".

about an hour ago

Ask Slashdot: System Administrator Vs Change Advisory Board

gl4ss Re:Nonsense (204 comments)

Then you get a signed exemption to the policy from the vice chancellor for this specific instance.

had he the power and will to issue such exemption I'm pretty sure the vice chancellor would have done so...

about an hour ago

SSD-HDD Price Gap Won't Go Away Anytime Soon

gl4ss Re:Depends (124 comments)

worker bees can use ssd.

because they don't need to store weeks worth of video.

1 hour ago

SSD-HDD Price Gap Won't Go Away Anytime Soon

gl4ss Re:not really (124 comments)

well, the thing is that hdd's keep getting faster and bigger too.

100 bucks buys you 3TB. for 300 bucks you can get 9TB. of course this is not "enterprise grade" but neither are such cheap ssds.

so the gap exists and will continue to exist - both go up in storage space but there's no reason to think why either one would stop growing in size. you can already get 4TB drives.

1 hour ago

Switching From Sitting To Standing At Your Desk

gl4ss victorian clerks.. (135 comments)

had to move around.
they had no choice, really. they had to ferry around small slips of paper and cards.

they had a boss who sat behind a desk in a comfy chair though, smoking a cigar while his secretary ferried him scotch.

my reasoning is actually that all desktop work chairs just suck ass. a 10 dollar one piece plastic chair beats all of them - your ass doesn't sweat, you can lean on them, they don't roll out under you - they don't roll around their axis(this one is particularly annoying because WHO THE FUCK really needs a rotating chair?? that rotation and roller wheels are the worst fucking idea ever. I mea, who the fuck comes up with that idea and thinks it's a good choice for a worker who keeps constantly pushing on buttons on the desk and moving an object around the desk? ? fix problems for the 99% by removing the wheels, rotation and smelling cushion and let the hipsters have the stand up desks).

the ten dollar seats just get bad rap because they don't have an upmark of 1000% at the dealer. just 700%. they last a lot longer than usual office chairs too. and the constant redesigning of the offices causes companies to stock up on cheapest(still very expensive to buy but cheapest option) shitty chairs because hey who would use an old chair with a new desk. end result is that people start thinking that standing up all day is the way to go...

3 hours ago

The Squishy Future of Robotics

gl4ss Re:attacked by a pillow (26 comments)

And the Earth could be sterilized by a gamma ray burst at any second. I don't think the article meant to imply that there is an absolutely zero level of risk associated with these robots.

oh really? what about the pillow analogy then?

though.. maybe they just mean malfunction mode as in "goes limb". a python dropping from the tree dead can hurt you pretty badly though too, soft or not.

5 hours ago

Ask Slashdot: System Administrator Vs Change Advisory Board

gl4ss Re:SCCM (204 comments)

sure, but how does that help with having to run the CAB through 102 patches?

I think go for easy solution. introduce the patches in batches for the board. ("monday updates for week 32").

the fucking board will not care after 2 weeks anyways so just do lip service for two weeks.

5 hours ago

FBI Drone Deployment Timeline

gl4ss Re:So other than those ten (30 comments)

If they use them in criminal investigations the usage eventually becomes part of the public record when entered into evidence.

so how are these ten cases then so fucking secret? and they don't need to enter the drone data into evidence if they don't use it as an evidence. it's obvious they want to keep the drone use as a secret ace card in their book. only problem is that law enforcement isn't supposed to have budget or permission for such cards...

9 hours ago

Bill Gates Patents Detecting, Responding To "Glassholes"

gl4ss Re:Cameras embedded in contact lenses (134 comments)

sure, but there isn't actual detail about methods how the magic happens - just a vague mention that the detection&obstruction magic happens.

12 hours ago

Nokia Had a Production-Ready Web Tablet 13 Years Ago

gl4ss Re:Yeah, probably a VGA screen (195 comments)

firing the entire team and canceling this product and production of 770(with linux) probably were connected(770 was out only short few years after this. and by the way all the guys connected to 770 r&d early on for some friggin reason thought that all the phones would be running it's OS by 2007, completely failing to understand how s60 phones managed to be cheap).

because hey, it's Nokia. such politics were always the name of the game after 2000. it wasn't about which teams were best at producing code, ui's or whatever. it was just politics. and as a consequence they had thousands of developers but still politics had made it so that key developers were all subcontractors(for pumping money to people whos companies those subcons worked for. mind you, the actual workers weren't getting the fat slices)

12 hours ago

Student Records Kids Who Bully Him, Then Gets Threatened With Wiretapping Charge

gl4ss Re:WTF?? (740 comments)

what proof of wiretapping remained? ..and in case there was that, why not charge the bullies with assault, since it was then already on court records what he wiretapped?


Bill Gates Patents Detecting, Responding To "Glassholes"

gl4ss Re:Cameras embedded in contact lenses (134 comments)

Yes. When you patent stuff, you have to disclose the way it works.

no you don't.

proof: this patent. go read it and then try claiming again that it discloses how it actually technically would work.

because it fucking doesn't. it just mentions that it would detect them. heck, if you were to put it in a scifi book you would have to be more precise about it or get scorned...


Bill Gates Patents Detecting, Responding To "Glassholes"

gl4ss bullshit patent (134 comments)

the patent is bullshit. it doesn't provide the magical means of how to technically decide that something is a viewer or not and the other stuff is obvious. it doesn't take a genius to come up with that hey it would be nice to detect if someone is viewing while you input your pin. but it would take a genius to sit in the box24 /7 to figure out if there was a camera somewhere or not!

"Intruder analysis module scans the input for viewers, and classifies them as either intruders or safe viewers. Intruder analysis module also scans the input for cameras or camera-equipped devices (e.g., SLR cameras, camera-equipped cellular phones, point-and-shoot cameras, building-mounted camera systems, etc.). Intruder analysis module may classify an object as a viewer or camera using any number of detection algorithms. For example, intruder analysis module may apply motion detection algorithms on the sensor information, and may classify any moving object as a viewer"


Microsoft Confirms It Is Dropping Windows 8.1 Support

gl4ss Re:u wot m8 (565 comments)

well they released an update that you must get to get updates!

just another MS win8 era naming fail. how they can fuck up so badly is a miracle.

(and nevermind that windows 8 is what.. under 2 years old?? and 8.1 is not getting security updates now?? )

2 days ago

Intel and SGI Test Full-Immersion Cooling For Servers

gl4ss Re:I wonder... (101 comments)

it can be an advantage, as long as it doesn't break down on boiling.

that way the cpu can stay at 49c and the system can be built to not require pumps, just by piping the steam to a cooling tower and from tower back to servers. however of course this needs redesign of the server and components, like said.

about a week ago

Scientists/Actress Say They Were 'Tricked' Into Geocentric Universe Movie

gl4ss Re:where is the controversy? (639 comments)

well it ends up with it being easy to prove that the earth isn't staying static on it's place.

or if it is then the whole universe works by magic and is just made to appear that earth goes around the sun and that the sun moves itself through the galaxy and...

and what does it matter what it says in the bible when the real issue is that these guys are trying to discredit science, theory of relativity etc by bullshitting people into believing that nasa is just trying to fool them into becoming heathens?

about a week ago

Data Storage Pioneer Wins Millennium Technology Prize

gl4ss Re:Facepalm ... (40 comments)

..yeah exactly more so because without this invention there would be much much more demand for shared cloud storage and cloud streaming services. .but really, thanks to this now you could store several years worth of music on your desktop quite easy.

about a week ago

Isolated Tribes Die Shortly After We Meet Them

gl4ss Re:So? (351 comments)

because they regard to the tribesmen as animals to conserve. not as humans to interact with like you do with humans, to educate, to help.

now, why don't we regard north korea as the same? I'm willing to bet the justice system in those tribes works just as fine as it does in NK.... the mortality rate goes up? well, how about vaccinating them - though a lot of the reason why things hit the fan might be just that their tribal system collapses as the village elders/strongest no longer have anything to base their power on since they don't have the most strength(since guns take out brute force from killing prowess) and its obvious pretty soon that they don't have the most knowledge either.

(furthermore, the population levels of the tribes are so small that they're doomed in the long run anyways)

about a week ago

Apple: Dumb As a Patent Trolling Fox On iPhone Prior Art?

gl4ss Re:This isn't how patents work... (408 comments)

you're obviously new here and don't understand how patents work while thinking that they still somehow aren't fucked up.

the slide to unlock, rectangular design claim and all that are exactly like that was.

about two weeks ago



Would You Board Flight 666 to HEL?

gl4ss gl4ss writes  |  about 7 months 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."
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 "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?"



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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