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A 24-Year-Old Scammed Apple 42 Times In 16 Different States

kwoff Re:What a strange title. (338 comments)

Maybe it is a steganography key, color #244216

yesterday
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A Year After Snowden's Disclosures, EFF, FSF Want You To Fight Surveillance

kwoff prove it (108 comments)

the NSA is certainly not the first, and arguably far from the worst

What's this argument? First of all, prove that you're not from the NSA.

about 2 months ago
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Is 'Fair Use' Unfair To Humans?

kwoff Re:There is a way to mark them (259 comments)

Tattoo a swastika on your forehead, and I'll stop raping your daughter. You can send me money you would have spent on psychiatrists.

about a year ago
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Iran Says It Sent Monkey Into Space and Back

kwoff Re:Stone age society develops space age technology (425 comments)

(Ignoring your obviously good points)

That you can still say the word "pizza," which has been banned in that country for being too western?

"Freedom fries" or "Peace pies", is it so different?

about a year and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Typing Advice For a Guinness World Record Attempt?

kwoff Z-Type (307 comments)

I recommend playing Z-Type all the time... :P But maybe I'm not a good one to take advice from:

Level 25 (?)
Final Score: 002651
Accuracy: 94.5%
Words Per Minute: 46.5

(Of course, you can't really judge your WPM from that (spend time waiting for new "targets"), but it's an interesting concept.)

about a year and a half ago
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Perl Turns 25

kwoff Re:Long-time perl developer (263 comments)

Moose should be a swear word. Every time I've encountered Moose, it just made maintenance harder. The argument about eliminating boilerplate code is laughable, when you look at any Moose class with pages of crap at the top. (should be indented, but slashdot ecode sucks)

has 'blah' => {
is => 'rw',
isa => 'Str',
};

Thanks, I could've put that in a hash, and I didn't really care if it was a string or modifiable. Now I get useless Java-like stacktraces to boot. Not to mention the implicit things like "_build", "clear", and reimplementations of things that were already native perl (traits; oh, wow, I can....count the number of items in an array now? and return those items? and tell if it was empty? Thanks for the unnecessary crap, oh yes this is much more readable....).

about a year and a half ago
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As Fish Stocks Collapse, Overpopulated Lobsters Resort to Cannibalism

kwoff Re:Exactly (231 comments)

Well, that settles it, as I'm sure a "genius investor" has no self-interest in saying what he says.

about a year and a half ago
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But Can It Run Crysis 3?

kwoff Re:Free advertising. (182 comments)

Double-edged sword: I've never played Crysis because of the impression that it wouldn't run well. Good luck selling to all those performance testers!

about a year and a half ago
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The Rise of Feudal Computer Security

kwoff courtier (147 comments)

I guess this makes Bruce Schneier a courtier?

about a year and a half ago
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SpaceX Launch Not So Perfect After All

kwoff Re:Transparency ? (272 comments)

Did anyone here a call of engine cut-off in the NASA TV feed? .... Also, when I fly I like my pilots to be well dressed and professional.

I understand where your coming from. As a former USAF airman I like sharp uniforms and haircuts

These fashion-obsessed, grammatically-challenged posts could bee seen as arguments four SpaceX....

about 2 years ago
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Beer Is Cheaper In the US Than Anywhere Else In the World

kwoff Re:Incidentally... (633 comments)

I have a gluten intolerance, so your "Bud uses rice" parenthetical comment interested me; soooo.... googling/wikipedia-ing, I was somewhat-pleasantly surprised to find that Bud and Corona do have less than 20 ppm gluten, so maybe.....I (or my immune system) could tolerate those (the "research" seems a bit controversial). I do (did) for some reason like Corona, though it's probably safer to stick with wine. Anyway, IMHO wine has a perfect level of alcohol for getting a little buzz going without getting too drunk while at the same time avoiding excess bloating/pissing.

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot. Best Online Science Course?

kwoff take it from a Nobel laureate (166 comments)

You said online but also said willing to pay, so for what it's worth....

Linus Pauling's "General Chemistry" is brilliant and a Dover Publication so it's cheap and a classic.

For a popular introduction to science (esp. great explanations of the chemical bonds, but also amazing word play...): The Canon, by Natalie Angier.

more than 2 years ago
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Artist's Catcopter Causes a Stir

kwoff Re:Missed opportunity (360 comments)

Better to use crucified Jesus, then we could really see the feces hit the rotor.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Find a Job In China For Non-native Speaker?

kwoff Re:Construction or landscaping (402 comments)

You seem a bit sensitive about people who are too sensitive.

more than 2 years ago
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The Gamification of Hiring

kwoff Re:also don't use Degrees (203 comments)

Getting a degree is just a different game. Thanks for not playing!

more than 2 years ago
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Are Porn and Video Games Ruining a Generation?

kwoff he's playing games (1034 comments)

In one of the links, a caption says "She knows. He's been playing Facebook games." I ask you, the Slashdot jury, who is more likely to be playing Facebook games: he or she?

more than 2 years ago
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Fox Sues Dish Over "Auto Hop" Ad-Skipping Feature

kwoff destroy it (578 comments)

We make legislation to make smoking annoying, because it is harmful. Why not do the same with television?

more than 2 years ago

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