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Ask Slashdot: Facebook Archiving?

lucas teh geek Too late (368 comments)

Theyre already gone. All you can do now is download the shitty low res copies facebook keeps

more than 3 years ago
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Google Pulls 21 Malware Apps From Android Market

lucas teh geek Re:iPhone suddenly looks wise (242 comments)

I'll match your 'what if' and raise you '21 out in the wild actual cases of malware'. Your move.

more than 3 years ago
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NSS Labs Browser Report Says IE Is the Best, Google Disagrees

lucas teh geek Independent? (205 comments)

Independent my ass

more than 3 years ago
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The iPhone Serial Port Hack

lucas teh geek Re:Or (217 comments)

Also, jailbroken iphone = horribly unstable

I dunno what deluded andriod fanboy echo chamber you're pulling that info from, but it's certainly not from actual experience. I've run my iphone both jailbroken and with stock firmware at various times and the stability has been consistently flawless either way

more than 3 years ago
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The iPhone Serial Port Hack

lucas teh geek Re:Or (217 comments)

There is of course, hassle. I don't like to restore from backup so Every time there is a major firmware update I actually wipe my phone clean, then sync all my apps over fresh. But thanks to several tools out there it isn't a total restart.

out of interest, is there some jailbreak app that will let you back up your iOS app save data? on of the things that's always shitted me was the way there's no way to back up an individual app's data, and that if you remove an app from your device there's no way to save it's user data and use it later when you reinstall the app

more than 3 years ago
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Prices Slashed For Nook, Kindle E-Readers

lucas teh geek Re:Neglect the benefits & tablets win... (255 comments)

assuming youre not trolling, take it into an apple store and get it replaced. if it's under a year old it's still under warranty, and that's definitely not normal battery life

more than 4 years ago
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Google Builds a Native PDF Reader Into Chrome

lucas teh geek Re:Google Policy on Automatic Updates (285 comments)

Telstra used to offer a "super fast adsl2+" (about 20mbps) that had only 250mb of quota. i dont know if they still do, I would hope the ACCC reamed their asses for such dodgy practices. 1GB quotas havent been common in many many years, and even back then it was only common on cable (which has always been ruled by shitty monopolies)

more than 4 years ago
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iPad Jailbroken

lucas teh geek Re:Only Apple (624 comments)

it's nice to blame apple for everything that's wrong in the world, but those stupid ass glossy laptops had a strong foothold long before the first glare screen macbooks came out.

more than 4 years ago
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Has 2.4 GHz Reached Maximum Capacity?

lucas teh geek Why can't we push all this short range... (250 comments)

Why can't we push all this short range, high bandwidth stuff onto 5 GHz?

pretty simple really, because people are tight-arses and wont pay extra for the licencing to use non-ism spectrum

more than 4 years ago
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IT Workers To Get Fewer Perks, No Free Coffee

lucas teh geek Re:Fine, but I want more vacation (620 comments)

Personally I'm shocked that Americans will put up with only 12 days in the first place. In Australia 20 is the legal minimum. Various countries in Europe have 25-30 as the norm. How the fuck do you even get by on 12, even before a company like up goes and pulls a dick move like that?

more than 4 years ago
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Do You Hate Being Called an "IT Guy?"

lucas teh geek Re:It doesn't matter that much (736 comments)

I find those that are worried about their title are generally those who obtained a degree and think that anything less than the title of their choice is offensive because they take their degree far too seriously or people who, for whatever reason (ie no degree or just stupid) don't feel qualified for the job and want a excellent job title to reaffirm they're doing their job right and it will help when they're caught out and need to be find a job elsewhere.

ok then, would you graciously accept "junior" prepended to your job title? I mean, it's just a title, right?

more than 4 years ago
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Attack of the PowerPoint-Wielding Professors

lucas teh geek Re:From the other side (467 comments)

I know personally, I dont hear a thing if im concentrating on copying something down from a board correctly. I also write quite slowly and it makes my hand cramp, so if I'm trying to get things written down before they're taken off the board I do not have the opportunity to think about what I'm writing.

take those facts and apply them to your lectures, and all I get out of them is hand written notes that I then have to go back and try to teach to myself. why exactly is this any better than me not showing up and studying of your pre-prepared notes? I'm not advocating not showing up, but what you're forcing upon students like me is no better than what you seem to be so against.

personally, when I go to a lecture I want to listen, think and ask questions. taking notes prevents all of that. by trying to force those with no concentration to learn by ROTE, you're forcing EVERYONE to sit and take notes and you're preventing many students from learning in the manners they find efficient. some people learn by seeing, others by hearing. others by doing. on the scale of learning efficiency, ROTE comes in pretty fucking low.

more than 4 years ago
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Installing Linux On Old Hardware?

lucas teh geek Re:too old (507 comments)

I'm only a jr software dev but I make more money than that before lunch each day. Are you still at uni or something?

more than 4 years ago
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Warez Moving From BitTorrent to Conventional Hosting Services

lucas teh geek xIAA loses (366 comments)

with things moving away from p2p and back to the client-server model, the number of people open to lawsuits drops dramatically. downloaders are no longer forced to upload, so they're no longer "making available", the the most they can be realistically charged with is making one copy.

more than 4 years ago
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Best Developer's Laptop?

lucas teh geek Re:To Mac or Not (672 comments)

But it's really easy for the less tech savvy to forget to unplug stuff and break ports and hardware.

WTF? Just how dumb are the devs you work with, and why hasn't working with them driven you to quit and find a job somewhere not staffed by morons?

more than 4 years ago
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Fake Antivirus Overwhelming Scanners

lucas teh geek Re:Are we surprised? (334 comments)

Not noscript, I did that once and I got bollocked for that a bit because 'using the web was too hard as he had to press buttons every site he went on', the guy was a real pleb but nevermind

no, you got bollocked because noscript is shit. Adblock is a blacklist that comes with a nice choice of subscriptions, noscript is a shitty whitelist that comes with no option of preconfiguring commonly required scripts, and to top it off noscript is written by an untrustworthy dipshit who has a history of trying to fuck with users adblock settings for his own gain and spamming his site with the daily updates.

Browsing the web today with no scripts is akin to browsing with no images. Sure, it's possible but the experience is shit. I wish someone would put out a competitor to noscript that worked on the blacklist model, they'd take over in an instant. Can you imagine how much people would hate adblock if it was a whitelist and you had to add exceptions for every site you visited in order to see any content? Try it out, remove your subscriptions, add a block everything rule and start browsing the web. Then come back and claim that guy was a pleb because browsing like that is a pain in the ass. He may have been a pleb for other reasons, but he wasn't wrong about noscript

more than 4 years ago
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Sony Takes Aim At Amazon's Kindle

lucas teh geek Re:THIS is why it is better than kindle (273 comments)

I interpret that statement (with knowledge of the shit sony typically spins) that their windows and mac software will "enable the user to read PDF, Word, BBeB and other text files on the Reader". in other words, it's going to do a conversion and look just as shitty as the kindle version amazon did for you. perhaps it's poorly worded and the device actually supports those formats natively... but this is sony we are talking about so I doubt it

more than 4 years ago
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Northern Sea Route Through Arctic Becomes a Reality

lucas teh geek Re:but but but.. (373 comments)

I'm not convinced that's the right question. whether it is man-made or just natural climate cycles, it still looks like it's on track to fuck shit up and cause major problems for us in the future (seas rising and all that jazz).

the real question is can we do anything to stop it.

about 5 years ago
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26 Years Old and Can't Write In Cursive

lucas teh geek cursive sucks (921 comments)

if reading things in cursive was beneficial, we'd all be using cursive fonts all over the place on computers. I dont think I've seen anyone use a cursive font on a computer that made things better in any way ever, so I can only conclude that reading cursive sucks compared to a nice clean (preferably san serif) font.

now there's the personal preference aspect, that you may prefer to hand write something; but having established that reading cursive is inferior to pretty much any decent font, you're not doing anyone any favors by opting to handwrite things.

in short, good riddance.

about 5 years ago

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Australia Causes Fallout 3 Censorship Worldwide

lucas teh geek lucas teh geek writes  |  more than 5 years ago

lucas writes "No longer will you be able to take morphine to ignore limb pain. Australia's Lack of an R18+ caused the original submission of the game "Fallout 3" to be banned because of it rewarded players for taking drugs that have real life counterparts. Bethesda made a new version with the names of such drugs replaced with fictional ones, but instead of only releasing it in the country with a retarded Attorney-General, the whole world will be getting the censored version. Thanks a bunch Michael!~"
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ARIA sells a licence for DJs to format shift music

lucas teh geek lucas teh geek writes  |  more than 6 years ago

lucas writes "The Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) has set up a new licence to let DJs format shift their music to use at gigs. DJs will need to pay a licence fee to copy music they already own legally from one format to another for ease of use, and as a back-up in case originals get lost or stolen. Criminal penalties for DJs involved in "music piracy" are up to sixty thousand dollars and 5 years imprisonment. There are also on-the-spot fines of over one thousand dollars."
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