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Microsoft To Buy Minecraft Maker Mojang For $2.5 Billion

mnt The bubble is inflating again (326 comments)

And it's only a matter of time before we see another dotcom crash because some people can not get enough money.

2 days ago

Valve Discloses Source 2 Engine In Recent DOTA 2 Update

mnt lets do the math (97 comments)

source -> source 2 -> half life 3!!1

about a month ago

Firefox 33 Integrates Cisco's OpenH264

mnt cave in (194 comments)

so mozilla gave up to make the web a better place?

about 2 months ago

German NSA Committee May Turn To Typewriters To Stop Leaks

mnt Bad bad bad! (244 comments)

With "to stop the leaks" they mean "to stop privacy advocates getting proof that the committee is doing _nothing_ against the NSA".

about 2 months ago

Want To Resell Your Ebooks? You'd Better Act Fast

mnt Bought one ebook from Amazon, will never do again (72 comments)

Having switched completely to all kinds of unixes and FirefoxOS on the phone i'm unable to read that DRM-bullshit amazon is selling. Will never buy an ebook that has DRM again. And it's even more outrageous that the Sellers claim i can't resell it, so i will probably not buy an ebook again, DRM or not.

about 3 months ago

Ask Slashdot: What Would It Take For You To Buy a Smartwatch?

mnt i want privacy (427 comments)

- most important: a sync feature (for example with a basestation at your home) that does NOT give up your personal health data to the manufacturers server, which in term will sell your data to health insurance companies and what not. - standalone operation, not a dumb device that needs a bluetooth tethered smartphone near it all the time - buttload of sensors, like pulse, oxygen level, blood pressure, odometer, body/outside temperature - battery run time in the region of weeks or months - physical buttons on the front, not side. if it has an laughable stamp-sized touchscreen i am not going to buy it - waterproof, not water resistant

about 3 months ago

Firefox OS Powered Flame Available For Pre-order; Ships Globally

mnt No, thanks. (109 comments)

I'm not found of my ZTE Open. The touchscreen sucks, Reception is abysmal and so on. Oh, and there is only one thing i hate more than the ZTE Open: FirefoxOS itself. I dont mind the feature set, i bought this for development and stuff, but FFOS (1.2, or 1.3 or 1.4) is just too unstable. I'm stuck at the lockscreen way too often, and given the current state of the development tools it's very hard to debug the source. My opinion regarding getting a FFOS phone is: Wait.

about 4 months ago

NASA To Send SpaceX Resupply Capsule To ISS Despite Technical Problems

mnt But for how long? (71 comments)

If there are no signals from NASA that it can financially support the ISS past 202* SpaceX (and others?) may bail because of the unsecure business future.

about 5 months ago

Interviews: Ask Bre Pettis About Making Things

mnt Well Bre... (69 comments)

How did the transition from being an open source darling to a danger to the whole 3d-printing community work out for you? How do you feel about kicking out your two co-founders because big money demanded it?

about 5 months ago

How Facebook and Oculus Could Be a Great Combination

mnt not buying it (151 comments)

and no amount of weasel words will change my mind.

about 6 months ago

Did Facebook Buy Oculus To Counter Google Glass?

mnt Not slashdot worty. (108 comments)

Did bigX buy littleY to ________________?

about 6 months ago

Creationists Demand Equal Airtime With 'Cosmos'

mnt "thats proven thats not possible" (667 comments)

instead of "that some believe that's not possible" and it would be okay. Or people believing in fairies will be next demanding airtime.

about 6 months ago

Top E-commerce Sites Fail To Protect Users From Stupid Passwords

mnt ...and this wont change because (162 comments)

users dont like registration dialogs. Enforcing good passwords will make users stop the registration process and go away. And a compromised user account is the users problem, not the companies. That is current management thinking.

about 6 months ago

Satoshi Nakamoto Found? Not So Fast

mnt Nothing is more tantalizing (182 comments)

than to not know whats true or not being part of the circle that knows the answer.

about 6 months ago

In an Age of Cyber War, Where Are the Cyber Weapons?

mnt cyber-physical damage (94 comments)

hm. let's translate that to a form that may make more sense: computer-physical damage. nope, still makes no sense.

about 8 months ago

EU Secretly Plans To Put a Back Door In Every Car By 2020

mnt Secret (364 comments)

Every time there is the word secret, something bad or outrageous is about to happen.

about 8 months ago

Dell Partners With MakerBot To Resell 3D Printers and Scanners

mnt Re:But ... (44 comments)

This. MakerBot turned from an open source darling to the corporate evil we all hate today. And it's about time to leave Thingiverse (now called Makerbot Thingiverse, including Makerbot ads) and go to youmagine, cubehero or others because it's gotten just way too makerbot centric.

about 8 months ago

Cracked Game Released To Get Back At Pirates

mnt Another notable example (509 comments)

Mines in "The Settlers" produced pigs instead of coal (?) if the game detected it was pirated.

about a year ago

Researchers Hack Over a Dozen Home Routers

mnt Schhhhht! (109 comments)

Just exploit thousands of them to create new tor exit nodes.

about a year and a half ago


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