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Linux Mint 17 'Qiana' Released

kodomo Re:This is so 1990s (132 comments)

I use linux as the day-to-day desktop at work since ubuntu 9.10.

In thoose days I used to let the laptop on for the entire week.. and was not a problem. But then.... well we all have an idea, I needed two or three reboots per week because the sistem thrashed a lot of memory.. tried alternatives, kubuntu, xubuntu, but they all lack stability.

MATE is a simple, neat destop that ... "just works". I'm just old fashoined and don't need a fancy UI.

about 3 months ago

Linux Mint 17 'Qiana' Released

kodomo Re:This is so 1990s (132 comments)

You sure have not used MATE for desktop.

about 3 months ago

Google Announces 'End-To-End' Encryption Extension For Chrome

kodomo Re:So they are begginig the monopoly (100 comments)

The encription is end to end. That's not the same as "keep encripted record of your interaccion with google services".

This way you are safe of NSA or some other 3 party who is sniffing your data, but not from goverment requesting legally this information to google.

about 4 months ago

Google Announces 'End-To-End' Encryption Extension For Chrome

kodomo So they are begginig the monopoly (100 comments)

This just help google.

Google will still have your internet/search/click usage information and will profit from it. It just makes harder for the goverment or another evesdroper to see what you are doing. But a every goverment is a subpoena away from it.

If you want anonimity, don't use google or their software/services. period.

Sorry about the sour post, but I don't see how this will change anything.

about 4 months ago

PHK: HTTP 2.0 Should Be Scrapped

kodomo Re:Encryption (220 comments)

Server can force you to https, by redirecting your browser.

about 4 months ago

C++ and the STL 12 Years Later: What Do You Think Now?

kodomo Re:Feels Dated (435 comments)

It would be nice to see a kernel in java

about 5 months ago

Should Patients Have the Option To Not Know Their DNA?

kodomo Insurance Companies (157 comments)

All that is true, but in real world, knowing you will get ill can (and probably will) make a difference in how you can live your life.

Besides medical related issues, most insurance companies (in my country at least.. but if some tecnology like that pops out, surelly will start to pop out everywhere) require you state all medical conditions prior to the purchase of the insurance. And this insurance are mandatory for all kind of credit.

In the case of my country what they ask is for Known/Diagnosed medical conditions. So, knowing will give them legal basis to... basicaly abuse you. Making you some kind of type B, gattaca style, human being.

about 6 months ago

Facebook To Begin Deploying Btrfs

kodomo Re:How about real problems (115 comments)

Can you explain it again, but using a car analogy?

about 6 months ago

How Do You Backup 20TB of Data?

kodomo Make a torrent (983 comments)

Easy, make a torrent and name it as porn. Soon enought you will get some hundred of seed, an will be a distributed backup easy to download.

about 6 months ago

Top E-commerce Sites Fail To Protect Users From Stupid Passwords

kodomo Re:Three fold problem (162 comments)

repeat that to ./ four digits uid number

about 6 months ago

Pinholes and Plastic Wrap Make Solid Walls "Transparent" To Sound

kodomo New Recitals (127 comments)

Now you will have to pay extra to SEE the band.

about a year ago

Ask Slashdot: How Can I Make a Computer Science Club Interesting?

kodomo Re:Step #1: toss Java. (265 comments)

I think Computer science it's a lot bigger that just programming. You can all take a huge project like customizing a Starctaft bot and give ever person a role in thar play... Some would be good organizers, some could have skills in programming, and... other could be beta tester playing against the bot and takin notes about bad behaivour. Thar game runs on a pentium MMX, so your old hardware shouldn't be a problem. Making them all fell like a part of something, contributing to the proyect shoud motivate them... Your role it's to identify their capabilities and give them a proper task.

about a year ago

Wall Street and the Mismanagement of Software

kodomo Re:Wny not just tax trades? (267 comments)

I think the problem is that we all forget what it all this about:Trading should be about investment. Not especulation.
A company that need to grow needs money, so it go public to look for investors, that put their money in the company.
What good makes a company a "trader" that buys a stock and sells it 1 microsecond later for a profit. A speculator is *NOT* interested in supporting a bussines.

So the focus should be in that. atract more investors and punish the speculator:
1) No tax for trades kept for 1 month.
2) 100% tax for trades bought & sold the same day (so you should sell it twice the buying price to don't lose money).
3) Some nice tax curve in between (1-e^(t) it's my candidate ).

That way, you should commit to your investments (like real men do)... but give a real movility (after a month) in case you want to capitalize quickly. Current system just feed the greed of some, and don't help the economy.

more than 2 years ago

Find My IPhone Used To Locate Plane Crash In Chile

kodomo Island Airport (95 comments)

A view of the smqll airport in the island A half mile long track, in between to cliffs. Currently lands about 300+ flights in a year.

about 3 years ago

Kinect-Based AI System Watches What You're Up To

kodomo Re:This will be Annoying POS AI (87 comments)

I can see some uses for the monitoring. Watching Infants or elderly, recognize someone in trouble (choking, having a seizure), monitoring jails.

more than 3 years ago

LibreOffice 3.3 Released Today

kodomo Re:They urgently need a new name (470 comments)

> "Libre" is used by others since it implies freedom (liberty, etc.) without really being a term from either "camp".

So why not LibertyOffice instead?

Or...since people usually call MS-Office simply 'Office', we could call ours 'THE Office' or somethin' just to mess with them. " got Office?" "No man...better. I got THE Office! ;-)"

nice... "Da' Office 'n Stuff"

more than 3 years ago

Why Money Doesn't Motivate File-Sharers

kodomo Re:Duh? (633 comments)

The chefs are payed for reproduction, not for the recipe. IF a machine is invented, so that you can input a memory card on it, and after some seconds there is a ready-to-be-served meal, no mater how hard or what ingredients are... then, the musicians would be as the chefs.

more than 3 years ago

StarCraft AI Competition Results

kodomo Re:Any 'learning' bots? (113 comments)

that's not a good idea, everybody knows what would happen if you try it.

more than 3 years ago


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