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A New Homegrown OS For China Could Arrive By October

guygo new platform (93 comments)

Oh good. Noob hackers need a new platform to practice on. Windows exploits are SO 20th century. If their knock-off OS is anything like their knock-off lunar rover, it should be as stable and secure as the first release of Win95, providing no end of fun for wannabe malware authors.

2 days ago
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Do Readers Absorb Less On Kindles Than On Paper? Not Necessarily

guygo Re:Probably has to do with pages. (105 comments)

I'm with medv. I much the way people wake up just before their alarm clock goes off, I think we subconsciously keep track of where we are in the book, and the pages give us a concrete measuring stick to judge by. Then we can relate passages of the story to physical locations in the paper book, giving us more of a timeline reference. At least, that makes sense to my experience with ereaders v books.

about a week ago
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John McAfee Airs His Beefs About Privacy In Def Con Surprise Talk

guygo Re:Why? (124 comments)

you have no idea what you're talking about. if I "must be young", you must be unborn.

about two weeks ago
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John McAfee Airs His Beefs About Privacy In Def Con Surprise Talk

guygo Why? (124 comments)

Why would anyone listen to this paragon of paranoia?

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Life Beyond the WRT54G Series?

guygo The Wart (427 comments)

... rules. I have been on a WRT54Gs running DD-WRT since I can't remember, and I really see no reason to mess with something that ain't broke.

about three weeks ago
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How Many Members of Congress Does It Take To Pass a $400MM CS Bill?

guygo It's a trick question... (180 comments)

The vaulted Speaker of the House has already stated it is a better metric to judge them on how many laws they have repealed. Oh... nevermind.

about three weeks ago
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Law Repressing Social Media, Bloggers Now In Effect In Russia

guygo next... (167 comments)

the Berlin Wall goes back up.

about a month ago
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HP Gives OpenVMS New Life and Path To X86 Port

guygo FS compatability... (136 comments)

As an old DECcie I loved VMS, but then I was coming from RSX-11m. It made for a pretty good software development system. One thing that can really hold it back though is its file system. While it is a robust FS, it is very closely coupled with the OS. There could be some real problems if/when people want to run it on something like ext4 or ReiserFS. Bodes for a whole new set of drivers and fs converters. Sigh.

about a month ago
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China Plans Particle Colliders That Would Dwarf CERN's LHC

guygo Oh great! (219 comments)

Just what we need. From the people who brought you the Yutu moon rover...

about a month ago
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Appeals Court Affirms Old Polaroid Patent Invalid

guygo amazing... (45 comments)

a common-sense decision from a Patent Court.

about a month ago
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UK Computing Student Jailed After Failing To Hand Over Crypto Keys

guygo Re:But it wasn't for "national security" (353 comments)

A fair trial. Amerika? Hahahahahahahahahahaha. Tell me another.

about a month and a half ago
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Wireless Industry Lobbying Hard to Keep Net Neutrality Out

guygo sometime... (85 comments)

AT&T also said their service representative would be there at 10:00am. How'd that work out?

about 2 months ago
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Man Arrested For Parodying Mayor On Twitter Files Civil Rights Lawsuit

guygo Re:Let's hope its a section 1983 suit (163 comments)

wonderful. that would be the only way to stop them, and it is certainly appropriate. and thank you for the education. I had no idea they could lose their OWN shirt. excellent.

about 2 months ago
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Aliens and the Fermi Paradox

guygo Under our noses... (686 comments)

It is not certain that we would recognize it if it was right under our noses.

about 3 months ago
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FCC Gets Go-Ahead For Plan To Expand Rural Internet Access

guygo But but but (156 comments)

"Well, we said it, but we didn't really MEAN it! I mean - come on, just think of the incredible 0.0001% loss of profits! How can I justify that to my stock holders?"

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Tech Customers Forced Into Supporting Each Other?

guygo Re:Start a company selling support. (253 comments)

Attempts have been made to fill that hole, but there is no way to train support agents in everything they would need to know. Only those who have already encountered issues know how to get around them, and the software companies couldn't be bothered to investigate as getting out the next rev of their software has a timeline that must be adhered to and effects their bottom line much more than a few disgruntled customers.

about 3 months ago
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Was Eich a Threat To Mozilla's $1B Google "Trust Fund"?

guygo Re:The new Hitlers (564 comments)

If such ideology as yours was what this world really wanted, we would still be trading with an Apatheid government in South Africa. As you note, history is full of examples where economic pressures have been used to create social change, but unlike you I see that as a normal expression of the hallowed "free" market. I don't see anyone going to the guillotine, do you? Or are your just being hyperbolic in order to be completely out of our solar system?

about 5 months ago
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Computer Program Allows the Blind To "See" With Sound

guygo Wonderful (56 comments)

Geordi's glasses can't be far behind. Excellent.

about 6 months ago

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