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Transforming the Web Into a Transparent 'HTTPA' Database

iCEBaLM What? (69 comments)

Web browsers with DRM built in? Terrible.

about a month and a half ago
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Sony Tape Storage Breakthrough Could Bring Us 185 TB Cartridges

iCEBaLM Re:But is it even usable? (208 comments)

If the density is greater, the speed will (probably) be greater if the tape pull speed is the same....

about 3 months ago
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A Rock Paper Scissors Brainteaser

iCEBaLM Simple. (167 comments)

If your opponent must throw rock 50% of the time, then you throw paper 100% of the time.

You will win AT LEAST 51% of the time, because you get the 50% gifted to you, and the other non-0% of the times that your opponent throws paper will cause a rematch.

about 4 months ago
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Quebec Language Police Target Store Owner's Facebook Page

iCEBaLM Re: And in other news... (506 comments)

shut the fuck up asshole. we all know english people won't make any efforts to learn french even if the live in france directly.

I am Canadian, I live in Ontario, I am an anglophone, and I went to french immersion school for 4 years, with about 90 other students in my class, and studied with Rosetta Stone for two, but I live in an almost exclusively english area.

I can read french pretty well, but I can't really speak it well due to lack of practice. So anyways, english people do make efforts to learn french. It's usually the French people who put us off of it with attitudes like yours.

about 5 months ago
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Whatever Happened To the IPv4 Address Crisis?

iCEBaLM Re:Probably the home router... (574 comments)

Your ISP can give you a block of dynamic/static IP addresses, which your router assigns instead of 192.168.1.X?

Yep.

about 5 months ago
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Website Checkout Glitches: Two Very Different Corporate Responses

iCEBaLM Yes (303 comments)

If your website fucks up and gives me a good price, that's not my fault, and you shouldn't be "punishing" the customer for it.

about 7 months ago
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SSD Manufacturer OCZ Preparing For Bankruptcy

iCEBaLM Re:STILL not accurate and STILL misquoted (182 comments)

But they're not incorrectly working 80% of the time, they're incorrectly working once, fixed, and then they work for the rest of the products life.

about 8 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: MMORPG Recommendations?

iCEBaLM Re:Non-comprehensive list (555 comments)

You can have your own opinions, you cannot have your own facts. There is nothing pay to win about Planetside 2.

about 8 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: MMORPG Recommendations?

iCEBaLM Re:Non-comprehensive list (555 comments)

So you post a bunch of stuff about each game, then a disclaimer that it could all be inaccurate and you think that's OK?

Planetside 2 is not pay to win. A pay to win game allows you to get some kind of superiority over other players by paying real money. You cannot do this in Planetside 2. The only things you can buy that you cannot get from playing the game are cosmetics, and XP/Resource boosts, and these do not make you better than other players, they do not grant you extra abilities or allow you to do anything any other player cannot do.

about 8 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: MMORPG Recommendations?

iCEBaLM Re:Non-comprehensive list (555 comments)

Planetside 2:
Pros: huge maps, has tanks, has motorcycles of sorts, has flying vehicles, pew-pew PvP, massive PvP.
Cons: P2W galore, rubberbanding massive fights, vast areas feel devoid of... well, everything.

As a semi-competitive Planetside 2 player, if that P2W stands for pay-to-win then I'm pretty sure you're not playing the same Planetside 2 that I am.

about 8 months ago
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Global Warming Since 1997 Underestimated By Half

iCEBaLM Re:Orders of magnitude errors dont inspire confide (534 comments)

Regardless, if we spend money to reduce our greenhouse gases and it turns out global warming was a myth, no harm no foul, and as an added bonus, we have less smog!

If we don't spend money to reduce our greenhouse gases and it turns out global warming is real, we're boned.

about 8 months ago
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Withhold Passwords From Your Employer, Go To Jail?

iCEBaLM Terrible Laws (599 comments)

This is California Pen. Code, 1 Â 502, subd. (c)(5) of which Terry was found guilty:

(5)Knowingly and without permission disrupts or causes the disruption of computer services or denies or causes the denial of computer services to an authorized user of a computer, computer system, or computer network.

Operate a back hoe and go to jail? Pull the wrong patch cable and go to jail? Tell someone "no, you can't use this computer right now" and go to jail?

This law is ridiculously broad, glad I don't live in California!

about 9 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Easy, Open Source Desktop-Sharing Software?

iCEBaLM Re:ChunkVNC + Instant Support (116 comments)

There's a few, the recommended one right now is written in perl, easily runnable on any linux box.

about 9 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Easy, Open Source Desktop-Sharing Software?

iCEBaLM ChunkVNC + Instant Support (116 comments)

ChunkVNC + Instant Support is great and can be found here: http://www.chunkvnc.com/ Do yourself a favor and click the "Help" at the top of the page to get to the forums and look for rat's 4.0 fork.

Basically what you do is run a repeater on an internet accessable box, use the scripts to customize and create a small (2mb usually) "instantsupport.exe" that you can link on a website somewhere, and then when the user runs it, they either pick a support technician, or get an ID number that you use to connect to them, through the repeater, using the chunk viewer.

about 9 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: When Is It OK To Not Give Notice?

iCEBaLM Re:No notice, no reference (892 comments)

I had an employer who told me up front that if anyone called asking for a reference all they would do is say when I worked there, they would not give any information good or bad. Judging people on employers giving the second response is not fair.

about a year ago
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US IT Worker Files Hiring Lawsuit Against Infosys, Class Action Proposed

iCEBaLM Re:Master's degree in information systems (684 comments)

If we put everyone under this light then would a McDonalds have to hire anyone with a college degree? What about a retired CEO? The turnover would be disasterous and nothing could function.

If they applied for entry positions that McDonald's was trying to bring in H1B workers to fill, yes, they would have to hire them first.

The point is not that the company has to hire overqualified workers, the point is they have to hire ANY available qualified legal US worker BEFORE they can try to bring someone into the country with an H1B.

about a year ago
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US IT Worker Files Hiring Lawsuit Against Infosys, Class Action Proposed

iCEBaLM Re:Master's degree in information systems (684 comments)

If she was "overqualified" then there's even more reason why the H1B shouldn't have gotten the job. In this case, it is illegal to "filter" her.

The law is quite clear - you can't bring someone in on an H1B unless an already work legal qualified candidate cannot be found. If she's overqualified, she's still qualified. Expensive or not, it would be illegal to hire an H1B over her.

about a year ago
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ICANN Approves First Set of New gTLDs

iCEBaLM Not Quite... (106 comments)

"the first time that people will be able to access and type in a website address for generic Top-Level Domains in their native language."

My native language is english, I've been able to do this for a long time.

1 year,10 days
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Kernel Dev Tells Linus Torvalds To Stop Using Abusive Language

iCEBaLM Re:Victim Card (1501 comments)

Sure, if you want to swear at my closed door all day, by all means, I'll be in the living room though, watching TV.

1 year,13 days
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In Australian Town, Public CCTV Off Over Privacy Concerns

iCEBaLM Combatting Crime? (160 comments)

Cameras don't combat crime. They don't prevent crime, they don't deter criminals, they don't allow police to stop perpetrators.

They are evidence after the fact, and a really easy way for the government to spy on you.

about a year ago

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