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Improperly Anonymized Logs Reveal Details of NYC Cab Trips

imthesponge Re:Oops. (192 comments)

No anonymity in a currency for drug dealers?

about 3 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Computer Science Freshman, Too Soon To Job Hunt?

imthesponge Re:Move to India (309 comments)

Entry-level refers to salary, not experience.

about 4 months ago

GoPro Project Claims Technology Is Making People Lose Empathy For Homeless

imthesponge Re:I don't think it's technology (320 comments)

Benefits that people working 2 or 3 part-time jobs don't get.

about 5 months ago

FCC Wants To Trial Shift From Analog Phone Networks To Digital

imthesponge Re:The real motive (218 comments)

The man on the radio told me that unions are worse than Hitler.

about 7 months ago

Retail Copies of Office 2013 Are Tied To a Single Computer Forever

imthesponge Re:people still buy microsoft's software? (464 comments)

Until you need to send a document to someone important, and you have to be sure it won't look "funny" when they open it up with Word.

about a year and a half ago

Retail Copies of Office 2013 Are Tied To a Single Computer Forever

imthesponge Re:the offending texts (464 comments)

Having the physical media in your possession doesn't change anything. It's only for your convenience.

about a year and a half ago

Retail Copies of Office 2013 Are Tied To a Single Computer Forever

imthesponge Re:What happens when the machine dies? (464 comments)

"No right to resell and no right to continue using it after hardware problems or major upgrades, etc. means that buying a copy represents a significant risk to the consumer."

So? What other option do you have than to take that risk?

about a year and a half ago

Racism In Online Ad Targeting

imthesponge Re:Racism is a cause, (474 comments)

Statistics can be a basis for prejudice. If you judge every person of a particular group based on statistics that apply to the group as a whole, that's prejudice.
"You're black; here's an ad for a bail bondsman because you'll probably need one" is an example of that.
You're right that statistics in themselves are not racist. The misapplication of statistics can be racist.

about a year and a half ago

Apple Tells Siri To Stop Recommending Nokia

imthesponge Re:It didn't do that for me... (337 comments)

So? You still have an iPhone. Whether it works as advertised or not is irrelevant.

more than 2 years ago

Apple Tells Siri To Stop Recommending Nokia

imthesponge Re:Not just Apple (337 comments)

Of course they'll still buy iPhones, as long as Apple manages to keep the hipster marketing going.

more than 2 years ago

Objective-C Comes of Age

imthesponge Re:New features (437 comments)

Objective-C literally looks like vomit.

more than 2 years ago

Slackware: I'm Not Dead Yet!

imthesponge Re:And? (252 comments)

"Let's face it: a lot of so-called "Linux administrators" these days are little more than clicky-clicky Windows drones, people who almost never use a command-line and prefer staying with dumb GUI tools. Yes, I blame Ubuntu and Debian and Red Hat and the like for this sorry state of affairs. People who know Slackware are, at least, a lot more aware and a lot more knowledgeable in all things UNIX and Linux. The same cannot be said of a lot of people out there."

Those are the people who use their PC for work instead of as a hobby to tinker with endlessly.

more than 2 years ago

Vision and Sound From the Ideally Bare Numeric Impression giZmo

imthesponge What? (38 comments)


more than 2 years ago

Google Upgrades WebP To Challenge PNG Image Format

imthesponge Re:Is google's image format ICC capable? (249 comments)

"when you send them to others for viewing you absolutely need to convert to plain ol' RGB."

Because you don't know if the person you're sending it to has software that supports color managment. It's the chicken and the egg. And by "plain ol' RGB" I assume you mean sRGB.

more than 2 years ago


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