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What Should We Do About Wikipedia's Porn Problem?

mnot Another approach (544 comments)

Just curious... why doesn't wikipedia create a new hostname (e.g., "safe.wikipedia.org"), and then create a process (it's good at that, right?) for promoting content into it?

Then, schools / parents / etc. could blacklist the "main" site as much as they like, and whitelist the "safe" one, WITHOUT altering the main site at all?

more than 2 years ago

IE10 Will Have 'Do Not Track' On By Default

mnot MSFT is violating the spec (181 comments)

As Roy pointed out to them on Twitter, this is a blatant violation of the spec; DNT is designed to reflect the USER's preference, not a default.


The goal of this protocol is to allow a user to express their personal preference regarding tracking to each server and web application that they communicate with via HTTP, thereby allowing each service to either adjust their behavior to meet the user's expectations or reach a separate agreement with the user to satisfy all parties.

Key to that notion of expression is that it must reflect the user's preference, not the preference of some institutional or network-imposed mechanism outside the user's control. Although some controlled network environments, such as public access terminals or managed corporate intranets, might impose restrictions on the use or configuration of installed user agents, such that a user might only have access to user agents with a predetermined preference enabled, the user is at least able to choose whether to make use of those user agents. In contrast, if a user brings their own Web-enabled device to a library or cafe with wireless Internet access, the expectation will be that their chosen user agent and personal preferences regarding Web site behavior will not be altered by the network environment, aside from blanket limitations on what sites can or cannot be accessed through that network.

more than 2 years ago

Google's SPDY Could Be Incorporated Into Next-Gen HTTP

mnot Re:Adds bufferbloat and reduces VoIP sound quality (275 comments)

Actually, Jim Gettys has called for the adoption of SPDY (alongside the wider deployment of HTTP pipelining) to help mitigate bufferbloat.

about 3 years ago

Few Contribute To Aussie Classification Review

mnot Furious? (114 comments)

Considering the furious debates within Australia's technology communities...

I think you mean among the teen-boys-with-too-much-time-and-Internet-access community. Australia's technology communities have bigger collective fish to fry.

more than 3 years ago

Millions of Jellyfish Invade Nuclear Reactors

mnot Jellyfish Heaven (280 comments)

Jellyfish heaven
In the big blue sea
Where it's too cold to surf
And it's too warm to ski
Jellyfish Heaven
Is full of dead

People always saying
"I won't eat jellyfish
'Cause they ain't got no bones
And you can't make a wish"
People always shouting
"Don't go swimming near those things!"
But when they're close to dying
You can hear them sing

Jellyfish heaven
Is not like Japan
Jellyfish heaven
Is not like Thailand
Jellyfish heaven
Is a lot
Like LA

more than 3 years ago

Cisco Helps China Keep an Eye On Its Citizens

mnot Re:Same Old Cisco (121 comments)

You *do* realise that the Intertubes go further than the US border, don't you?

more than 3 years ago

Telstra Starts Implementing Australian Censorship Scheme

mnot Re:The Australian Government did do this, read on. (212 comments)

Additionally, ISPs like Internode, which are the nerds choice of ISP, who also own a significant amount of infrastructure, and were active in dissenting against the prior censorship plans, have been told flat out that they will not be offered such favourable contracts for their infrastructure, in the same week these were awarded.

Uh, I loves the Internode, but they don't own the kind of infrastructure that's important here -- last-mile.

more than 3 years ago

Mozilla Rejects WebP Image Format, Google Adds It

mnot A silly statement (262 comments)

"However, as the article explains, Google sees enough value in WebP to add it as a supported image format for Picasa."


more than 3 years ago

IPhone 4 Survives 1,000 Foot Fall From Plane

mnot What?!? (222 comments)

Nobody's calculated the terminal velocity of an iPhone 4 yet?

Slashdot, you're getting sad in your old age...

more than 3 years ago

Jeff Jaffe Named CEO of W3C

mnot Re:How about? (145 comments)

Because the Web is more than a browser.

more than 4 years ago

The In-Progress Plot To Kill Google

mnot Wow (234 comments)

Fanboy? check. Paranoid delusional? check. Assert lots of absurdities with no basis? check. Good to see the Slashdot editors are maintaining their standards high here.

Speaking of high...

about 6 years ago

Kilogram Reference Losing Weight

mnot Re:hmmmm (546 comments)

Typical developers, using a program where a config file would do. I bet God used a consultant.

more than 7 years ago


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