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Internet Explorer Vulnerabilities Increase 100%

lister king of smeg Re:Surprise! (137 comments)

You think that is bad I know someone who is still running Aol.

4 days ago
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Can the Multiverse Be Tested Scientifically?

lister king of smeg Re:Multiverse theory (147 comments)

What happens when two multiverse theories collide?

We call Walter Bishop and he gives agent Olivia Dunum LSD and puts her in the total immersion tank again...

about a week ago
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World Health Organization Calls For Decriminalization of Drug Use

lister king of smeg Re:Finally! (474 comments)

I invite you to consider what would happen if we make them legal. The government would tax them to an absurd level, a black market would still exist (look at tax-free cigarettes and their role in criminal revenue),

so like the untaxed cigarettes people would simply drive out to the nearest Indian reservation to buy a months supply?

about two weeks ago
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The debate over climate change is..

lister king of smeg Re:n/t (278 comments)

The science is undebatable. Politicians and idiots are the only ones debating, but I guess that is redundant.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C...

So falsifying data and results make the science undebatable? I don't recall the pulling numbers out of your ass step in the scientific method.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Future-Proof Jobs?

lister king of smeg Re:Nothing, really. (509 comments)

Seriously, try to imagine describing a lot of the things people do professionally now to someone 30 years ago.

Prostitution . . . the world's oldest profession will be around . . . well, as long as humans are still around.

realdoll
fleshlight

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Future-Proof Jobs?

lister king of smeg Re:Nonsense (509 comments)

Mortician
Groceries
Tax law

soylent green
amazon same day grocery^^^^^^^soylent delivery
turbo tax

about two weeks ago
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Court Rejects Fox's Attempt to Use Aereo Ruling Against Dish's Hopper

lister king of smeg Re:Need a EULA for video (67 comments)

The networks want to be paid every time a consumer watches a program, live, recorded, restreamed, or whatever. I am surprised that they do not insert a screen before every show reading something along the lines of 'I agree not to redirect the following content.' If the user does not agree with that, they are instructed to stop the program at that point.

Well if the show is being piped into my dvr and I only watch it latter then the eula would not apply as i "agreed" to it after I had recorded it.

about two weeks ago
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OpenWRT 14.07 RC1 Supports Native IPv6, Procd Init System

lister king of smeg Re:Why not systemd? (71 comments)

Personally I wish its death would be fast and painful. that way i don't have to deal with it as long.

about two weeks ago
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OpenWRT 14.07 RC1 Supports Native IPv6, Procd Init System

lister king of smeg Re:Something is broken (71 comments)

Apparently it isn't stuff that matters...

because unfortunately our dice overlords don't view slashdot itself as stuff that matters...

about two weeks ago
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White House Punts On Petition To Allow Tesla Direct Sales

lister king of smeg Re:What? (382 comments)

Well, that's the problem with Death Stars, they're not exactly the most "accurate" of instruments. If you want to nuke Washington, you have to wipe out the planet.

Hey, I don't say that it ain't worth it!

maybe he could just graze the surface of the planet firing tangentially to the earth?

about two weeks ago
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Hacking Online Polls and Other Ways British Spies Seek To Control the Internet

lister king of smeg Re:That's not all they've done (117 comments)

...including the ability to manipulate the results of online polls, artificially inflate pageview counts on web sites, "amplif[y]" sanctioned messages on YouTube,

Snowden has documents showing GCHQ was also behind those page widening posts in the early days of Slashdot as well as posting countless goatse and tubgirl links and other assorted crapflooding.

I would like to call you troll but unfortunately they were caught Man In The Middling slashdot.

https://www.techdirt.com/artic...

about two weeks ago
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Gameover ZeuS Re-Emerges As Fast-Fluxing Botnet

lister king of smeg Re:Windows or everyone? (62 comments)

Assuming we are talking about the same botnet, if i remember reading about it correctly it used a list of defualt passwords. If you are using a defualt password on any system you are going to get pwned hard.

about two weeks ago
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Maldives Denies Russian Claims That Secret Service Kidnapped a Politician's Son

lister king of smeg Re:Consipricy nuts, go! (100 comments)

Forget his kid can they taken him?

^take
(stupid tablet keyboard auto-corrected)

about three weeks ago
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Microsoft Settles With No-IP After Malware Takedown

lister king of smeg Re:This was never about malware (83 comments)

If you think about it, Microsoft has a close relationship with the NSA - see the _NSAKey scandal.
Routing all traffic No-ip traffic through MS controlled servers, it can safely be assumed the data was routed to the NSA.
The full list of no-ip names and associated internet addresses (and thus identities of the users) I think could be a very valuable thing for the government.
It smells wrong.

Um you could get their identity by traceing each dns entry to its ip address in most cases

about three weeks ago
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Maldives Denies Russian Claims That Secret Service Kidnapped a Politician's Son

lister king of smeg Re:Consipricy nuts, go! (100 comments)

What would your reaction have been if, while on vacation to England (or any other country for that matter) John McCains kid was arrested and flown to Russia overnight?.

Forget his kid can they taken him?

about three weeks ago
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A Box of Forgotten Smallpox Vials Was Just Found In an FDA Closet

lister king of smeg Re: Patience, my pretty... (120 comments)

No it won't. We have enough vaccine in anti-terror storage to vaccinate the country and the disease is slow spreading. Sure it will suck to be in city 0 but we'll stop it.

but if we just preemptively vaccinate then city zero won't be an issue.

about three weeks ago
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Tired of Playing Cyber Cop, Microsoft Looks For Partners In Crime Fighting

lister king of smeg Re:cautiously pessimistic (113 comments)

sounds to me like we need develop more user friendly distributed anonamous internet tools. while the tools we have work when used they are not user freindly and often have horrible documentation. We need a suit of tools to fix the internet to stop corporate/government control over the web. include tor freenet i2p namecoin & bitcoin, retroshare and pgp. encrypt everything end to end and make domain hijacking impossible.

about three weeks ago
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Thousands of Leaked KGB Files Are Now Open To the Public

lister king of smeg Re:seems like snowden did the exact same thing. (95 comments)

If he had this "decency" you speak of, he would have only alerted his own people and not the foreign governments.

And how is he supposed to only tell the US when the internet covers the whole planet, local news is an illusion.

about three weeks ago
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Foxconn Replacing Workers With Robots

lister king of smeg Re:That's Less Than $1 per Device (530 comments)

I'm not really sure the SoC is *that* cheap even if you subtract all the salaries and wages involved. All the energy, ultra-pure water, organic solvents, lithography and epitaxy machine depreciation etc. certainly aren't free.

no but the are incredibly cheap when amortized against millions of units, with much of the equipment already paid for you just have to take into account depeciation which again may already be paid off.

about three weeks ago
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New Russian Law To Forbid Storing Russians' Data Outside the Country

lister king of smeg Re:I suck cocks, but... apk (206 comments)

its a sad day on slashdot when apk makes a lucid argument and everyone else is trolling him with ad hominum attacks. Grow up people.

about three weeks ago

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ESR on Clang and GCC no plugin policy

lister king of smeg lister king of smeg writes  |  about 6 months ago

lister king of smeg (2481612) writes "Eric S Raymond writes in the GCC mailing list that GNU's GCC no plug-in policy may have been a good idea before open source won the compiler war but it now acts as an artefact of the past and that is now hindering its adoption in the face of more open compilers such as Clang. He argues that GCC should adopt to more current needs so it may be more closely integrated into other tools so it can stay competitive."
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not enough garbage?

lister king of smeg lister king of smeg writes  |  about a year ago

lister king of smeg (2481612) writes "Oslo, a recycling-friendly place where roughly half the city and most of its schools are heated by burning garbage — household trash, industrial waste, even toxic and dangerous waste from hospitals and drug arrests — has a problem: it has literally run out of garbage to burn.
The problem is not unique to Oslo, a city of 1.4 million people. Across Northern Europe, where the practice of burning garbage to generate heat and electricity has exploded in recent decades, demand for trash far outstrips supply. “Northern Europe has a huge generating capacity,” said Mr. Mikkelsen, 50, a mechanical engineer who for the last year has been the managing director of Oslo’s waste-to-energy agency."

I have to wonder why we would sell our garbage when we could be doing this ourself?"
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Gnome Project is Understaffed

lister king of smeg lister king of smeg writes  |  about 2 years ago

lister king of smeg (2481612) writes "

I suppose I can’t just leave my last post standing there as-is. I’ll start by listing a bunch of things I consider facts about the GNOME project. I don’t want to talk about solutions here, I just want to list them, because I don’t think they are common knowledge. People certainly don’t seem to talk about them a lot. core developers are leaving GNOME development. The most recent examples are Emmanuele and Vincent. Both cite the need to look for something different, there is no hard feelings. GNOME is understaffed. This is hard to explain in a short and concise way. For anecdotal numbers: GTK has 1 person working full-time on it (me). Glib doesn’t even have that. I think evolution is in a similar situation (a complete email client). We can also try Ohloh’s statistics for GNOME (they include 131 packages, including GStreamer and NetworkManager). You’ll see a sharp drop off of committers on the first page already which suggests around 20 full-time developers at most. GNOME is a Red Hat project. If you look at the Ohloh statistics again and ignore the 3 people working almost exclusively on GStreamer and the 2 working on translations, you get 10 Red Hat employees and 5 others. (The 2nd page looks like 6 Red Hat employees versus 8 others with 6 translators/documenters.) This gives the GNOME project essentially a bus factor of 1. GNOME has no goals. I first noticed this in 2005 when Jeff Waugh gave his 10×10 talk. Back then, the GNOME project had essentially achieved what it set out to do: a working Free desktop environment. Since then, nobody has managed to set new goals for the project. In fact, these days GNOME describes itself as a “community that makes great software”, which is as nondescript as you can get for software development. The biggest problem with having no goals is that you can’t measure yourself. Nobody can say if GNOME 3 is better or worse than GNOME 2. There is no recognized metric anywhere. This also leads to frustration in lots of places. GNOME is losing market- and mindshare. I don’t want to point out Linus’ bashing, but a bunch of very pragmatic facts that all together lead to fewer GNOME users and developers: Distros are dropping GNOME for other environments instead of working with GNOME. Previous supporters of GNOME are scaling back their involvement or have already dropped GNOME completely. Most important desktop applications have not made the switch to GNOME 3. From talking to them, it’s not a priority for most of them. The claimed target users for GNOME are leaving desktop computers behind for types of devices GNOME doesn’t work on.

Maybe if the higher ups in gnome would listen to the users and quit chasing the elusive Joe-Sixpack by trying trying to be a tablet gui they would be doing better."
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Ask slashdot, Privet chat server

lister king of smeg lister king of smeg writes  |  more than 2 years ago

lister king of smeg (2481612) writes "I am wanting to build and setup a chat server that i can run on a Linux based preferable Debian/*buntu (where i have the most experience). I want the traffic to be encrypted between my sever and clients, it would be nice to have file transfer capabilities between clients. It needs to use a protocol that has clients for windows linux mac android and ios seeings as my friends all have devices on those platforms. Does anyone know of a descent easy to administer configuration, or any suggestions or advise on what use or how to configure such a set up? Also this may end up on a virtual machine seeings as i have a limited number of available physical boxes and several other internet facing projects i am going to be working on so it needs to be as light weight as possible."
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EA releases two games for linux

lister king of smeg lister king of smeg writes  |  more than 2 years ago

lister king of smeg (2481612) writes "In a rather unexpected move, Electronic Arts has added two web-based game titles to the Ubuntu Software Center of the popular Linux distribution, and although they're far from the newest games, Linux users will likely welcome Command and Conquer Tiberium Alliances as well as the Lord of Ultima with open arms.

Before Linux fans get too excited, it isn't the full game installation, but rather a loading web-app. That said, the move does suggest that the game developer has potentially spotted the currently untapped opportunity of using Ubuntu Linux as a another channel for delivering its content."

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what DHS is looking for in your posts

lister king of smeg lister king of smeg writes  |  more than 2 years ago

lister king of smeg (2481612) writes "As we all know The Department of Homeland Security monitors social networks ,in an attempt to expose Items Of Interest. as it turns out many terms including seemingly benign words such as flu, agent, response, cops drill, and many more words are on the list of words that set off warning bells for the government spooks. Many of the terms make since to be on the list mind you but there are some real stupid one on the list to like "social network".

animal new york has a compiled and indexed list of words that were provided to a DHS contractor that were released by epic.org"

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