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Russia Proposes Banning Foul Language On the Internet

hey The Future (239 comments)

I can see the future of the internet. There will always be somebody in authority wanting to ban something.

about a year ago

Love and Hate For Java 8

hey Re:Who has the biggest kitchen sink? (434 comments)

I like Perl too but Perl5 has some bad stuff. You can't put the argument names in sub definitions, etc.

about a year ago

Intelligence Director Claims NSA Surveillance Reports Inaccurate

hey Better social (262 comments)

This is a great opportunity to make (or promote) a better social network that is decentralized.

about a year ago

Microsoft's "New Coke" Moment?

hey Re:New Poke (786 comments)

I agree. You are in desktop *mode* and move the mouse to the side of the screen and some Metro thing slides in.
Maybe you wanted it but probably you were just trying to get to the side of the image you are photoshopping (or whatever).
It doesn't respect the modes - that is the problem.

about a year ago

UK Benefits Claimants Must Use Windows XP, IE6

hey Virtualization service (230 comments)

Somebody should open an online virtualization service. It emulators XP/IE6 for you.

about a year ago

The Balkanization of Chatting

hey Re:It's the email clients, stupid (242 comments)

Might be interesting if somebody came up with an email client that used mail protocols but was more like a chat client.
So if somebody else has that prog it works like chat but for email only users it still gets thru.

about a year ago

Oracle Fixes 42 Security Vulnerabilities In Java

hey Re:#1 web error (211 comments)

Java is the only choice for things like that. It is quite nice, actually.

about a year and a half ago

Hacker Modifies Facebook Home To Work On All Android Devices

hey manifest (124 comments)

Could just be a manifest change.

about a year and a half ago

Ask Slashdot: What Should Happen To Your Data After You Die?

hey Your spouse (122 comments)

Or its a sneaky way of Google finding the email address of the person your trust the most?
Probably your spouse.

about a year and a half ago

Court: Aereo TV Rebroadcast Is Still Legal

hey Re:What a hack (64 comments)

Does an Aereo user actually get content thru "their" tiny antenna?

about a year and a half ago

Fighting TSA Harassment of Disabled Travelers

hey Re:My answer (525 comments)

Yes, i really do avoid the US if possible.

about a year and a half ago

When Your Data Absolutely, Positively has to be Destroyed (Video)

hey Mark it (295 comments)

Would be nifty if it spray painted the drive to show it was degaussed.

about a year and a half ago

Apple: 75% of Our World Wide Power Needs Now Come From Renewable Power Sources

hey What about Apple Stores (262 comments)

Many are in malls, connected to the regular grid.

about a year and a half ago

Cubans Evade Censorship By Exchanging Flash Drives

hey UUCP (171 comments)

i wonder whats on the drives. Is it folders of content organized by subject?
Would be cool if they had a way for people forwarding messages ... to other flash users and to the public internet.
Like UUCP.

about a year ago

Minority Report's Legacy of Terrible Interfaces

hey Huge string of numbers (305 comments)

Notice how Tom Cruise has to list of a huge string of numbers at the start of that clip?
How intuitive and handy.

about a year and a half ago

Why My Team Went With DynamoDB Over MongoDB

hey Re:It's so ... wrong (106 comments)

Make a table of authors, make a linking table that joins authors to the article table.

about a year and a half ago

Home Server Or VPS? One Family's Math

hey Why not both! (380 comments)

VPS is great for hosting websites, off site backup, etc.

Home server is great as a NAS, keeping all your movies, music in a central place. Fast large backups - eg save that entire video project.

So maybe the answer is to have a home server which backs stuff up. Then at a slower rate it can back stuff up on the VPS.
(Doesn't the pogoplug work something like this.)

about a year and a half ago



"Inception" discussion

hey hey writes  |  more than 4 years ago

hey (83763) writes "Obviously, the film "Inception" is a terrific summer sci-fi hit. But, beyond that it has some interesting themes for programmers. Without giving much away I'll just say: returning from a deeply nested stack of subroutine calls. I'd be interested to see what the Slashdot community has to say about it.
There will be SPOILERS in the comments... please don't click thru until you have seen the movie."

Link to Original Source

Bilski - end of business method patents?

hey hey writes  |  more than 6 years ago

hey (83763) writes "the patent law community is closely watching one case in particular and speculating that federal judges could invalidate business method patents sometime this year. The case, generally known as re Bilski, involves a method for managing the risk of bad weather to crops by making hedged trades in the commodities markets."

Facebook crushes applications

hey hey writes  |  more than 6 years ago

hey (83763) writes "When Facebook opened up their API, lots of people raced out to make applications. Me and others made apps to organize your fiends into groups — eg: cliques, circle of friends, groups (sorry links only work for logged in Facebook users) But now this week, Facebook added that functionality to the core friend page. Sounds much like monopolist Microsoft cutting off Netscape's air supply."
Link to Original Source

hey hey writes  |  more than 7 years ago

hey (83763) writes "An article on says "Scientists have unlocked the secret of an ancient device recovered from a Roman shipwreck, saying the complex mechanism was used to track the movements of the stars and moon." Which I think is pretty cool."


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