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New Mayhem Malware Targets Linux and UNIX-Like Servers

kvvbassboy B-b-but the thousand monkeys?!! (168 comments)

I thought linux was secure because there were thousands of monkeys looking at the code. How did they let this happen - or was I lied to?

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Software Can You Not Live Without?

kvvbassboy vim (531 comments)

vim is the better editor - there's absolutely no reason to choose emacs over vim

about 8 months ago
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Firefox 21 Arrives

kvvbassboy Re:No. .Just No. (246 comments)

Nope, it's not the mantra of FOSS community. FOSS is about software licenses not "Let me decide!".

about a year and a half ago
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Adobe Releases New Openly Licensed Coding Font

kvvbassboy Re:Looks like ubuntu monospace (136 comments)

> ubuntu mono and adobe source mono pro are almost identical ...

I am guessing you have not really spent too much time carefully choosing the best font for you.

more than 2 years ago
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Chrome To Get 'Do Not Track'

kvvbassboy Re:Pointless? (111 comments)

The point is that advertisers WILL (and want to) take this seriously on the server level, as long as the user KNOWINGLY sets the DNT option on. But, if it is abused by certain software vendors, the whole exercise is going to be rendered pointless.

more than 2 years ago
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Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Review

kvvbassboy Re:Too bad no one will get it (255 comments)

That's not the point though. I have a samsung galaxy s2, and I am willing to bet a dollar that I will never get upgraded jellybean, unless I flash the rom.

more than 2 years ago
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Microsoft Blocks FSF Donation Website As a 'Gambling Site'

kvvbassboy Re:malice or incompetence? (301 comments)

I am sorry, but using a bitcoins as a single factor to rule out a site as legitimate is a bug in the design of the filtering machine. There needs to be different levels of severity based on a set of features. It is not 100% effective, but if MS labels it as being "not a bug but a feature", it just means they are being lazy (which is okay, maybe they don't have time to make it better).

more than 2 years ago
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Microsoft Blocks FSF Donation Website As a 'Gambling Site'

kvvbassboy Re:malice or incompetence? (301 comments)

Automation is supposed to be smart enough to detect edge cases. If not it's just buggy software. Saying that something is automated, is not an excuse for it to make wrong decisions.

more than 2 years ago
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Linus Torvalds Awarded the Millenial Technology Prize

kvvbassboy Congrats! (91 comments)

That's awesome, Linus! Congrats, you really deserve it for revolutionizing software development twice in the last two decades.

more than 2 years ago
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Patent Troll Sues Google, AOL Over Search 'Snippets' and Ad Serving Tech

kvvbassboy Re:Enough already (83 comments)

My prediction : 201x will be referred to as the decade when the software patent and copyright bubble burst.

more than 2 years ago
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'Goofing Off' To Get Ahead?

kvvbassboy Re:MBA's aren't against R&D ... (141 comments)

I'm a recent MBA grad

Work for a few more years in hardcore tech, and come back and read what you just wrote. Your approach could work for ultra-conservative companies. You should look at 20% projects more as something that keeps the really smart and enthusiastic engineering folks from leaving your company.

The biggest end result of side projects are motivated people, not new technology.

more than 2 years ago
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Google Talks About Its Ubuntu Experience

kvvbassboy Re:Precise (230 comments)

There is much more to ubuntu than the default desktop environment, right from their hardware support to their extensive list of software and ppas. Even then, it's always good to have a modern but simple DE for people just getting into Linux, and Unity is one of the best DEs for that. (I personally use gnome shell)

more than 2 years ago
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Low-Cost Indian Tablet Project Falls To Corruption

kvvbassboy Re:incomeptent contracts != corruption (144 comments)

It's not just incompetent contracts, but also looks like there was some breach of faith somewhere alone the way.

more than 2 years ago
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NYC Teachers Forbidden To "Friend" Students

kvvbassboy Re:Good. (238 comments)

So, are you saying that you lost touch with your teachers, especially the ones you really liked, after the year got over? Since, that is absurd, I'll assume you haven't.

So, let's say you add your teacher on FB after the year. What do you do when the same teacher takes a class for you the following year? Do you un-friend them? Even if you _do_ unfriend them, it doesn't solve the main problem, which is innate bias from some teachers to some students.

What needs to be done is that, all teachers that favor a select few students with respect to grades or personalized attention need to be penalized or reprimanded. Students should be allowed to complain anonymously about such issues to a higher authority.

more than 2 years ago
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Plantronics Helps Make Remote Workers' Lives Easier (Video)

kvvbassboy Re:it's official... (233 comments)

Oops.. typo. It should be news.ycombinator.com

more than 2 years ago
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Plantronics Helps Make Remote Workers' Lives Easier (Video)

kvvbassboy Re:it's official... (233 comments)

news.ycominator.com

Also known as hacker news.

more than 2 years ago
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Maybe the FAA Gadget Ban On Liftoff and Landing Isn't So Bad

kvvbassboy Re:Gahh (414 comments)

>implying a plane can actually land on water.

You are so naive.

more than 2 years ago
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Sprint CEO Defends Company's Decision To Bet It All On the iPhone

kvvbassboy Re:iPhone users (187 comments)

I should by an iPhone then. I will get more chicks, for sure!

more than 2 years ago

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New Menu System To Be Introduced in Ubuntu

kvvbassboy kvvbassboy writes  |  more than 2 years ago

kvvbassboy (2010962) writes "A new menu system named "Head-Up Display" or HUD is on the works to be introduced in Ubuntu. It adds a search feature to the global menu, that uses fuzzy logic that learns from your past usage. Using it would be as simple as hitting in a key stroke and typing in the first few letters of what you want to do, and the menu would show you relevant actions that the application can perform. As Mark Shuttleworth points out on his blog, this is still in a preliminary design phase with a lot of refinements and features (like speech guided search) planned in the horizon. However, a testing version can already be downloaded from Launchpad."
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Google slapped with fine in Bedrock lawsuit

kvvbassboy kvvbassboy writes  |  more than 2 years ago

kvvbassboy (2010962) writes ""A Texas jury decided to fine Google Inc. (GOOG) $5 million for infringing on Linux technology patents owned by Bedrock Computer Technologies. ... The original complaint, filed in 2009 against Google, also alleges that Yahoo, Amazon.com, PayPal, Match.com, MySpace, and AOL are all violating Bedrock's patent of the Linux code. Google visited court first, likely due to the fact that the company uses one of the hugest sets of Linux-based services." This is extremely bad news for Linux and open source software, in general."
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