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Google Now Arrives In Chrome For Windows and Mac

konohitowa Re:I am so glad I dumped Chrome (74 comments)

Apparently you're the only one that cared enough to say so.

about three weeks ago
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JavaScript Inventor Brendan Eich Named New CEO of Mozilla

konohitowa Re:Invented (112 comments)

awk

about three weeks ago
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JavaScript Inventor Brendan Eich Named New CEO of Mozilla

konohitowa Re:Invented (112 comments)

As it turns out, you're wrong. You use my products almost any time you fly commercially. My picture is etched in gold and orbiting the earth. Now, you I've heard of - AC must be the most common commenter on /. who throws around trash talk with no ability to back it up.

about three weeks ago
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Bitcoin's Software Gets Security Fixes, New Features

konohitowa Re:LOL .. 0.9.0? (173 comments)

Yeah, wasn't that weird? Java even more so, though. Java 2 is 1.2; Java 5 is 1.5. I haven't paid attention - are they still doing that? Personally, I was rather fond of SunOS 4.1.4.

about three weeks ago
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JavaScript Inventor Brendan Eich Named New CEO of Mozilla

konohitowa Re:Possible backlash over Prop 8 support (112 comments)

Dude, if that ain't an understatement. Not only are you not gay, I'd wager you're not even mildly jovial.

about three weeks ago
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JavaScript Inventor Brendan Eich Named New CEO of Mozilla

konohitowa Invented (112 comments)

Does it make sense that we would elevate the creation of an interpreted C variant to the level of invention? It reminds me of a self-promotor type who was bending my ear with the tale of how his team "invented an XML" - meaning, they came up with an XML spec for their data.

about three weeks ago
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Bitcoin's Software Gets Security Fixes, New Features

konohitowa Re:LOL .. 0.9.0? (173 comments)

So, essentially it has nothing to do with facts to you, but rather image. I guess they just need to call it Bitcoin 13.04.

about a month ago
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Gabe Newell Responds: Yes, We're Looking For Cheaters Via DNS

konohitowa Re:Still abusive (511 comments)

Oh, for Pete's sake. Stop RTFA! How do you expect this circle jerk to maintain itself when you keep polluting this thread with your "facts" and "reason"? Jerk.

about 2 months ago
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Developer Loses Single-Letter Twitter Handle Through Extortion

konohitowa Re:Multi-factor authentication on GoDaddy (448 comments)

"Hey AT&T. I need a new phone shipped to my current address. Thankfully I'll be keeping the same number."

about 3 months ago
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Rovio Denies Knowledge of NSA Access, Angry Birds Website Defaced Anyway

konohitowa This Isn't Difficult To Understand (71 comments)

The NSA doesn't need to target an advertising network; they just need to run advertisements. For more control, they could buy up or create an advertising network. At that point, you've got little recourse because you agreed to all of this at installation or during use.

about 3 months ago
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Edward Snowden and the Death of Nuance

konohitowa Re:False choice society (388 comments)

It wasn't cooked up by talking heads; it was appropriated by authoritarian leftists in the early 1900's to disguise their true intentions behind a palatable façade. "War is Peace. Freedom is Slavery. Ignorance is Strength. Authoritarianism is Liberty."

about 3 months ago
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GPUs Dropping Dead In 2011 MacBook Pro Models

konohitowa Re:Since its all the same (359 comments)

Now if only you'd crack open an Apple laptop & find the same thing. But we wouldn't want you to learn something; you might make all the other ACs look bad.

about 3 months ago
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Many Mac OS Users Not Getting Security Updates

konohitowa Re:Needing to buy a new Mac to run the new OS (380 comments)

If the system requirements have increased, it is a new operating system because it is likely to require hardware replacement.

So XP SP3 was a new OS as compared to SP2.

about 3 months ago
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How a MacBook Camera Can Spy Without Lighting Up

konohitowa Re:Godwin (371 comments)

But, "I call Any Web Loco on that." doesn't have the same ring to it.

about 4 months ago
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Safari Stores Previous Browsing Session Data Unencrypted

konohitowa Re:Really, Slashdot? (135 comments)

When I log into my bank account, my username and password are not in the URL and certainly not passed unencrypted over the wire. They are happily stored in the LastSession.plist file though.

Feel free to supply a suitably masked copy of the lines from your own LastSession.plist that you believe is doing that.

I suspect that someone doesn't know exactly where the autofill passwords come from (Keychain) and assumes that they're in the LastSession properties list.

about 4 months ago
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US Treasury Completes Bailout of General Motors

konohitowa Re:Obama (425 comments)

By definition, trolls intentionally get it wrong so as to evoke a smug response.

about 4 months ago
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Study: People Are Biased Against Creative Thinking

konohitowa Re:BZZZZT! Article Suspect! (377 comments)

The mention of Steve Jobs as an "innovator" makes the article suspect. E.G. the author does not know what she is talking about.

I.E., the AC doesn't know what E.G. means.

about 4 months ago
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Apple Blocks Lawrence Lessig's Comment On iOS 7 Wi-Fi Glitch

konohitowa Re:Hello Streisand. Welcome to the spotlight. (326 comments)

So now everyone on /. knows

Oh gosh. Now Slashdot knows. You do realize that, while a decade ago that meant something, now it's meaningless. There aren't enough eyeballs here anymore to Slashdot an IIS4 server running on a 128bps fractional T1. Okay, maybe if it was running NT 3.5.1.

about 5 months ago

Submissions

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Brazil Sues Samsung Over Work Conditions

konohitowa konohitowa writes  |  about 8 months ago

konohitowa (220547) writes "The Financial Times is reporting that the Brazilian government has filed a lawsuit against Samsung for working conditions that put workers' health at risk (both through repetitive motion injuries as well as excessive consecutive work days). While Samsung has "promised to conduct a thorough review and fully co-operate with the Brazilian authorities once it receives details of the complaint", the article also points out the following:

The prosecutors’ office in the Amazon said that it started legal action against Samsung on August 9 following three government inspections at the plant, the first of which started in May 2011.

Perhaps Latin America won't be quite the easy alternate to China that manufacturing corporations had envisioned."
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Amazon Forces Removal of Non-Competing iPhone App

konohitowa konohitowa writes  |  more than 4 years ago

konohitowa (220547) writes "Back in July, Amazon notified Delicious Monster (developers of the Mac-only Delicious Library) that their iPhone companion app to Delicious Library was in violation of Amazon's API licensing agreement. Their choices were to either remove the companion application from the iPhone store, or be cut off from Amazon's API — which would utterly cripple Delicious Library. I only found out about this when I read the release notes for the Delicious Library 2.2 software update. More details are available at The iPhone blog. Personally, I'm ticked off about it. I've deleted Amazon Mobile (their iPhone Amazon store application), have stopped spending my money at Amazon, and have sent them feedback. Maybe if enough people get irritated, they'll rethink this stupidity."
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Wear Ur World: "Minority Report" Interface

konohitowa konohitowa writes  |  more than 5 years ago

konohitowa (220547) writes "MIT's indefatigable Patti Maes is showing off a wearable interface, dubbed 'WUW' for 'Wear Ur World', that lets the wearer interact with objects around them. According to the AFP story the device, a collaboration between Dr. Maes and Pranav Mistry, "... can turn any surface into a touch-screen for computing, controlled by simple hand gestures. The gadget can even take photographs if a user frames a scene with his or her hands, or project a watch face with the proper time on a wrist if the user makes a circle there with a finger." There is much gushing about being as cool as Tom Cruise, but the picture on the project's info page leads me to believe no one will be mistaking wearers for John Anderton. Some of you may remember Dr. Maes' work with intelligent agents and the Firefly project from the late 90's."
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Mitsubishi Developing Perpetual Motion Machine?

konohitowa konohitowa writes  |  more than 6 years ago

konohitowa (220547) writes "Mitsubishi Motor's recently showed off a concept electric car that includes a roof mounted solar panel and "a fan in the front air intake system, to enable wind power generation". The latter strikes me as the marketing staff overriding the engineering staff, and the tail end of the article indicates as much: "... these features are designed to highlight Mitsubishi's environmental focus and efficient energy use, according to the company".

One can only assume the wind turbines won't make it into the production version (if there ever is a production version). Unless they have supplementary plans for a system that keeps your vehicle pointed into the wind while it's parked.

In this house we obey the laws of thermodynamics!"
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Speed of Light "Exceeded"

konohitowa konohitowa writes  |  more than 6 years ago

konohitowa (220547) writes "Two German scientists claim to have performed an experiment in which microwave photons exceeded the speed of light. From the story: "The pair say they have conducted an experiment in which microwave photons — energetic packets of light — travelled "instantaneously" between a pair of prisms that had been moved up to 3ft apart." Having seen claims such as these in the past, it will be interesting to see what mistake this particular pair made. And yes, I'm definitely assuming they're misinterpreting their results."

Journals

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Score:-2, Insightful

konohitowa konohitowa writes  |  about 4 years ago

How hard is it to understand the difference between informative and insightful? For that matter, how hard is it to really understand what insightful means? I currently browse with Insightful modded down by 2 points and my score threshold at 3. This still doesn't remove the many obtuse comments masquerading as insightful, but it helps.

The trigger for this rant: I just got done modding two Informative comments to Insightful. They contained no links nor did they expound upon the story providing additional information (nor even tangential information). They were insights into deeper points within the story -- you know, insightful.

Really. How hard can this be? I understand why moderators often get Flamebait and Troll wrong. They're subjective and frequently emotional judgement calls. That's also why I browse +6 Troll +6 Flamebait. I've somewhat recently (maybe 18 months ago) added Offtopic +6 to the mix. Unfortunately, that means I'm subjected to the CmdrTaco scat posts, but it's easy enough to spot them quickly and scroll past. And, frankly, I may have that story somewhat burned into my retina by now anyway (along with "The Receiver" goatse - sigh).

I do realize that one person's insight is frequently another person's "Gee. Ya think?" I'm somewhat willing to let those slide, although I can certainly be a condescending ass about those things. I try to leave that behind when I moderate, but I'm not always successful. However, I also have higher expectations of the slashdot readership. If the coffee shop dialogue in "Dogma" seemed insightful to you rather than the ramblings of some people who replaced reading and intellectual inquiry with a quarter ounce of skunk and a bong, then I'm gonna have a hard time agreeing with your insightful mods.

In as much as it would be nice to think someone other than me will read this, I figure the odds are against that happening. However, I do feel a whole hell of a lot better. Perhaps I'll start writing more of these. The only other times I've used this feature is for technical postings. Unfortunately, most of what I do falls either so far under NDA or so far outside most people's expertise that I haven't felt the need.

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