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Ubisoft Revokes Digital Keys For Games Purchased Via Unauthorised Retailers

hduff "WE would never do that . . ." (436 comments)

"WE would never do that . . ." -- Amazon.

yesterday
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Police Organization Wants Cop-Spotting Dropped From Waze App

hduff Simple Solution (433 comments)

Just make it illegal to use Waze to commit a crime.

There. Problem solved.

yesterday
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Bomb Threats Via Twitter Partly Shut Down Atlanta's Hartsfield Airport

hduff Twitter Leads Instagram (109 comments)

Is this an area where Twitter leads Instagram?

2 days ago
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Americans Support Mandatory Labeling of Food That Contains DNA

hduff American Clay Pidgeon (349 comments)

Since college, I have been encouraging people to help save the American Clay Pidgeon, colorfully-marked creatures "fragile as eggs" that a slaughtered every day and left to rot in fields at the hands of wildly enthusiastic gunners.

2 days ago
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Microsoft Announces Office 2016 and Office For Windows 10 Coming Later This Year

hduff Marketing (146 comments)

The marketing drones have won. Style triumphs over substance.

5 days ago
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Obama: Gov't Shouldn't Be Hampered By Encrypted Communications

hduff Re:And the true colors are revealed. (562 comments)

If Romney or any of the rest of the scum can be any worse,
I will be very surprised.

Your logic is flawed by asssuming that they play for different teams. They are all one team against us.

about two weeks ago
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Obama: Gov't Shouldn't Be Hampered By Encrypted Communications

hduff Re:Prior art (562 comments)

The technology required is the "warrant" - issued by a judge on probable cause. I believe the technology has been around for several hundred years.

I mean, Obama couldn't possibly have been referring to intercepting communications without a lawful warrant, and certainly not without cause, right?

You must not be a "patriot", Citizen. Otherwise you would accept the good intentions of the governmnet without question. Perhaps you can wait in this jail cell while we question your commitment to keeping babies from being killed . . .

about two weeks ago
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An Open Letter To Everyone Tricked Into Fearing AI

hduff And the answer to any editorial question? (227 comments)

"Forget about the risk that machines pose to us in the decades ahead. The more pertinent question, in 2015, is whether anyone is going to protect mankind from its willfully ignorant journalists."

No, of course not.

about two weeks ago
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Pope Francis: There Are Limits To Freedom of Expression

hduff If I Don't Believe As You Do (893 comments)

If I don't believe in YOUR beliefs, I have no obligation to observe them and, in a polite society, I have no need to mock them -- although in a free society, I could if I wanted to.

If I do not believe as you do, you have no right to enforce your beliefs on me and should have no expectation that I would respect your beliefs. Why should you care about how I believe or act unless you are unsure of your own convicitons or are actually threatened (as in I'm going to hurt you) by my unbelief?

An most importantly, if I do share your belief and then violate it (perhaps by murdering people in the name of your belief), then you should be angry with me and you should correct and discipline me. You should renounce me. You should hold me accountable as the criminal I am. You should turn me over to the civil or religious authorities.

Unless you take that responsibility for your beliefs, STFU.

about two weeks ago
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Russia Says Drivers Must Not Have "Sex Disorders" To Get License

hduff Fark.com? (412 comments)

I've already read all this news on Fark.com. You're late to the party Slashdot.

about three weeks ago
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Inside Cryptowall 2.0 Ransomware

hduff Re:I wonder about their key generation. 1% of RSA (181 comments)

Around 1% of RSA keys are easily broken, meaning you could decrypt your data without paying the ransom. This is because about 1% of keys are weak in one way or another. I wonder about the key generation function this malware uses. If they are using one of the weaker algorithms to generate keys, many victims may be able to decrypt fairly easily.

Please check with the NSA about this strategy.

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Non-Coders, Why Aren't You Contributing To Open Source?

hduff The asshats in charge (488 comments)

For me, it's mostky the attitudes of the asshats in charge.

about 2 months ago
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Linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon and MATE Editions Released

hduff Works well with systemd? (89 comments)

Then I don't want it.

grumpycat.jpg

about 2 months ago
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How the Rollout of 5G Will Change Everything

hduff I'll just wait for 6G (216 comments)

I'll just wait for 6G. Or maybe 7G.

I really don't need to talk any faster.

about 2 months ago
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Single Pixel Camera Takes Images Through Breast Tissue

hduff Wait a minute meathead . . . (81 comments)

"Chicken chest! Chicken chest!" -- Archie Bunker

about 2 months ago
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A Toolbox That Helps Keep You From Losing Tools (Video)

hduff Not Very Practical (82 comments)

It's a very inefficiant toolbax, spacewise. Plus, If I'm using foam cutouts, I already know my tool is missing.

about 2 months ago
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Amnesty International Releases Tool To Combat Government Spyware

hduff Re: MS-Windows (95 comments)

I ran it in a virtual Win7 machine and it displayed a splash screen and just sat there like that for hours until I killed it.

How is this any better than, say, ComboFix,exe? http://www.bleepingcomputer.co...

about 2 months ago
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Amnesty International Releases Tool To Combat Government Spyware

hduff Re:Only win32? (95 comments)

I guess the spyware it detects only runs on Windows platforms. Would be nice, though, to be able to do an offline scan of a windows system from a bootable usb, or linux cd.

My thoughts exactly.

The win32 binary will not run with WINE. I get a segfault.

about 2 months ago
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Pianist Asks Washington Post To Remove Review Under "Right To Be Forgotten"

hduff Re:its terrible (257 comments)

Douchebaggery in action.

Given the description of how the artists' personality is reflected in that performance, this request comes as no surprise.

Dejan Lazic meet Barbara Streisand. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S...

about 3 months ago

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anonabox Kickstarter SUPENDED

hduff hduff writes  |  about 3 months ago

hduff (570443) writes "I was just notified by email that the anonabox Kickstarter project has been suspended by Kickstarter for violating their TOS.

All funding has stopped and backers will not be charged for their pledges, according to the message.

A sad result, but you have to credit Kickstarter for their actions."

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Mageia4 is Released

hduff hduff writes  |  about a year ago

hduff (570443) writes "Mageia has quickly established a reputation of working well both for the novice user and the power user. Installation is typically easy and hardware support is among the best of any distro. The user and administrative tools are comprehensive and easy to use. Mageia is known for excellent default fully-featured configurations of the KDE4, GNOME2, LXDE and other desktop environments as well as a broad range of available applications.Both 32-bit and 64-bit installation DVDs as well as a Live CD are available."
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User Backlash at Slashdot Beta Site

hduff hduff writes  |  about a year ago

hduff (570443) writes "Look at almost any current Slashdot story and see loyal, long-time members rail against the new site design, willing to burn precious karma points to post off-topic rants against the new design and it being forced on users by the Dice Overlords. Discussion has begun to create an alternate site."
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Mageia 3-beta Vs. Fedora 18; A Different Kind of Review

hduff hduff writes  |  about 2 years ago

hduff writes "I recently compared the installation of Mageia3-beta with Fedora 18. When installed and fully configured to taste, you have essentially the same level of usability and ease of administration with a similar choice of desktop environments and current versions of applications running on a recent kernel using SysV-style init and RPM packaging. The meaningful differences are more easily illustrated with some history, so this will not be the typical, dull, meaningless version-to-version comparison with a plethora of useless screenshots and inevitable inane jargon overload."
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Dirty Stacey Needs Registry Cleaner

hduff hduff writes  |  more than 4 years ago

hduff writes "If you're pimping a Windows registry cleaner, it's probably not a good idea to send a poorly written request to a Linux blogger to review it and offer a free license for the mention. Complete with gratitude from Stacey."
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My Entries

hduff hduff writes  |  more than 3 years ago

all can be found at [url=http://maximumhoyt.com/]MaximumHoyt.com[/url]

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