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Netflix Gets What It Pays For: Comcast Streaming Speeds Skyrocket

ignavus Re:Seriously (319 comments)

"That's a nice video streaming service you got there. Pity if anything were to happen to it."

2 days ago
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How Does Heartbleed Alter the 'Open Source Is Safer' Discussion?

ignavus Closed source doesn't have Heartbleeds (573 comments)

Closed source just has deliberate NSA backdoors. Clearl superior and much more efficient than accidental backdoors.

"I is in your PC reading all your emailz!" - lolcat works for NSA

2 days ago
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Rover Curiosity Discovers Australia-Shaped Rock On Mars

ignavus Re:I'm trying (99 comments)

But no matter how I squint my eyes I can't see Australia in that rock.

Perhaps you need to take a closer look.

about two weeks ago
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NSA Hacked Huawei, Stole Source Code

ignavus Re:Act of war... according to US (287 comments)

> Wait,... isn't this the purpose of the NSA?

According to US government, hacking communication infrastructure of a country by another government is an "act of war", not regular espionage. They said this very loudly just before Snowden revelations began. So NO. They are not supposed to be doing that.

Ah, but when we do it, it is a glorious action undertaken for freedom, truth, and to protect innocent children.

But when those foreigners do the same thing, it is because they are mean, slinking, low scoundrels.

There's a world of difference. Anyone can see that!

about a month ago
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Ice Age Fossils Found During Los Angeles Subway Exploration

ignavus Re:Visit the Tar Pits museum, if you can (64 comments)

It is an amazing place and easy to get to without a car.

A lot of animals certainly discovered how easy it was to get to without a car.

about a month ago
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The New PHP

ignavus Re:Too Little, Too Late & MtGox (254 comments)

Why in 2014, do I have to decorate variables with '$'?

That is your first complaint about PHP? That? I can't stand PHP but, seriously, that is first on your list of PHP badness?

Maybe he is poor and seeing all those dollar signs depresses him.

about a month and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Modern Web Development Applied Science Associates Degree?

ignavus Re:Not a good idea (246 comments)

No. You can implement OOP in C if you feel like it:

www.cs.rit.edu/~ats/books/ooc.pdf

about a month and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Modern Web Development Applied Science Associates Degree?

ignavus Re:Not a good idea (246 comments)

Do you people ever actually read what you type?

What's the point? Technology moves so fast that it is probably no longer relevant by the time he finishes typing it.

about a month and a half ago
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India Plans Mission To Probe Sun By 2020

ignavus Re:Take ... (146 comments)

"... ice"

They won't need ice. They're going at night.

I thought the ice was for the astronauts to get high on just before they try their first solar landing.

about a month and a half ago
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Windows 8 Metro: The Good Kind of Market Segmentation?

ignavus Re:Computer illiterate little sister? (389 comments)

The quote is out of context, and was part of a larger list of users. On its own it does seem negative - here's my full quote:

Metro is a content consumption space. It is designed for casual users who only want to check facebook, view some photos, and maybe post a selfie to instagram. It's designed for your computer illiterate little sister, for grandpas who don't know how to use that computer dofangle thingy, and for mom who just wants to look up apple pie recipes. It's simple, clear, and does one thing (and only one thing) relatively easily.

The word you are looking for is "iPad".

about 2 months ago
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Can Reactive Programming Handle Complexity?

ignavus Re:A few problems... (149 comments)

I think I just started development on the 3rd worst D20 product

*rolls a 1*

Your fingers fumble over the keyboard, striking keys almost under their own accord.

UPDATE customer SET lastname='Jones'

*rolls save vs. WHERE clause... 3*

;

With horror you look on as you strike a glancing blow to the enter key.

No problem if you live in the right part of Wales: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Jones.png

about 2 months ago
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China's Jade Rabbit Fights To Come Back From the Dead

ignavus Re:It was only mostly dead (76 comments)

Mostly dead is a little bit alive. A little bit alive they can work with.

But does it have a wheelbarrow? That would be something.

about 2 months ago
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Leonard Nimoy: Smoking Is Illogical

ignavus Re:Seriously - GTFO (401 comments)

Exactly! Why would Slashdot ever carry a story about Leonard Nimoy? Wasn't he in some westerns, like Gunsmoke and The Virginian? Anything else that we should know about? Did he ever travel? Any famous treks to relate that nerds would care about?

Well, he was a TV star. So when he was trekking around the Wild West doing those westerns you list, I suppose we could say he was a star trekking.

about 2 months ago
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Debian Technical Committee Votes For Systemd Over Upstart

ignavus Re:Glad this is over (379 comments)

So wait, you're saying that narrow corporate interests were trying to push their own inferior solution in place of a technically superior system strongly preferred by the userbase? There seems to be something vaguely familiar about this scenario, but I can't quite put my finger on it...

You must be thinking of Windows Metro! :-)

(He says with a big naive smile)

about 2 months ago
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How Farming Reshaped Our Genomes

ignavus Re:Why is he unkempt? (144 comments)

http://news.sciencemag.org/sit...

Who says he let his hair and beard grow long? What evidence from the skeleton would have led to this conclusion?

They found a selfie on a nearby fossilized cellphone.

about 3 months ago
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Is the West Building Its Own Iron Curtain?

ignavus Re:For everyone who said "what do you have to hide (337 comments)

In discussions about government spying and surveillance, there is often a vocal group who says "if you don't have anything to hide, then this spying should not bother you."

Answer: "So, if that is the case, then you won't mind giving me your name and address and phone number. After all, `if you don't have anything to hide, then this spying should not bother you'."

about 3 months ago
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Is the West Building Its Own Iron Curtain?

ignavus Re:No (337 comments)

You forgot some pertinent facts: The U.S. has a long history of funding terrorists, supporting coups, and undermining democracies.

Yes, but they are OUR terrorists, OUR coups, and OUR ENEMIES' democracies.

And we are RIGHT!

Moral choices are so much easier when your country is always right. It's practically like you don't even need to think.

about 3 months ago
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Chinese Moon Rover Says an Early Goodnight

ignavus The song? (284 comments)

Didn't Audrey Hepburn in "Breakfast at Tiffany's" sing a song called "Moon Rover"?

That's the first thought I had when I saw this topic.

about 3 months ago
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Facebook Is a Plague That'll Burn Out In a Few Years, Says Study

ignavus Re:Login with Facebook to Post a Comment (338 comments)

99.28% of visitors arrive directly at the site, and only 7.7% arrived from Google

But what about the other -6.98% ?

Clearly they left the site.

about 3 months ago

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