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Swearing Provides Pain Relief, Say Scientists

hayalci Re:SLOW FUCKING JAVASCRIPT (230 comments)

It's the comment control box(the one with "X Full, Y Abbreviated, Z hidden")

Click on the little arrow on the right, it sticks itself up somewhere, and the pages scroll fast again.

more than 5 years ago

Using Light's Handedness To Find Alien Life

hayalci Re:raise your hand... (210 comments)

two hands for "life's self-assembly".

OP: not all people at slashdot are biologists, you know that right?

more than 5 years ago

Dual Boot Not Trusted, Rejected By Vista SP1

hayalci Re:How is this news? (525 comments)

Vista's security chain works as designed and intended, preventing from you to inject an untrusted bootloader into the bootstrap. Isn't that what we -want- from our security systems? This isnt' a case of "Microsoft" holding our data hostage, this is a case of our own security policies WORKING.

If I were to be running Linux, with equivalent protection, I'd be right pissed if it could be trivially rootkitted/bypassed by swapping in a malicious bootloader.

If the attacker can install a bootloader, that means you were rooted and your precious data can be grabbed from the memory of the program that happens to be using it.

If the bootloader is installed while the OS is not running, that means you do not have adequate physical security.

more than 6 years ago



New gNewSense release get rids of mono programs

hayalci hayalci writes  |  more than 5 years ago

hayalci (807196) writes "A new release of the "all-free" GNU/Linux distribution gNewSense, backed by the Free Software Foundation, hit the servers in September.

This version gets rid of two mono programs, Tomboy and Fspot, which are installed by default on Ubuntu, and replaces them by Gnote and gThumb, which perform the same functions but written in C++ and C.

More info can be found in the release announcement."

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FSF Fundraising for Freedom in 2008

hayalci hayalci writes  |  about 7 years ago

hayalci writes "The Free Software Foundation(FSF) is looking for new members and/or donations, which will boost the FSF's activities in 2008. Protecting your Freedoms since 1985, FSF recently published version 3 of the GNU GPL licence, and continued campaigns against software patents, DRM and closed hardware. These will continue in 2008 with the help from community. Visit appeal page, read about activities and plans of FSF, and join! You can also donate if you do not want to become a member. Membership page has some more details, and the appeal continues until end of January."
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