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Mercedes Pooh-Poohs Tesla, Says It Has "Limited Potential"

monkeyhybrid Re:Myopic viewpoint (313 comments)

Maybe. But then as with other new players in various industries, the new players often end up being the R&D teams for the longer established businesses. When Tesla finally get close to the sweet spot of making money and having ironed out all the kinks, every other car company with deeper pockets and already established service centres, etc, can jump in and drown Tesla at the bottom of the pool.

yesterday
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Ask Slashdot: Which Router Firmware For Bandwidth Management?

monkeyhybrid Re:OpenWRT all the way (93 comments)

OpenWRT rocks, but as far as I am aware, there is no support for the type of bandwidth management the OP is after within the web interface. I'm sure you can achieve the same control from the CLI with a few extra packages and command line magic, but it sounds like the OP specifically wants all this to be done from the web interface.

yesterday
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Lucas Nussbaum Re-Elected As Debian Project Leader

monkeyhybrid No complaints here (28 comments)

I have not heard of Lucas Nussbaum or Neil McGovern before, but if retaining Lucas Nussbaum at the helm means Debian will continue to release what is IMO the best Linux server distribution out there, then there are no complaints from me.

4 days ago
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NASA To Send SpaceX Resupply Capsule To ISS Despite Technical Problems

monkeyhybrid Re:Open the pod bay door HAL (71 comments)

Ah, ok, that makes good sense. Hopefully it all goes well and we'll see a dry, and soft, landing soon.

4 days ago
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NASA To Send SpaceX Resupply Capsule To ISS Despite Technical Problems

monkeyhybrid Re:Open the pod bay door HAL (71 comments)

And if I'm not mistaken, this next flight will also be their first attempt to recover the first stage by propulsive landing. Demonstrating such a capability would be a game changer in itself.

I've seen the footage of their initial propulsive tests (awesome) but had not realised they were planning a full blown test following a proper mission so soon. Really looking forward to seeing that!

4 days ago
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OpenSSL Bug Allows Attackers To Read Memory In 64k Chunks

monkeyhybrid Quick test shows Yahoo user passwords (303 comments)

Filippo Valsorda's online tool for checking web servers for the Heartbleed vulnerability is quite an eye opener. As well as telling you whether the server is vulnerable, it displays a small snippet of the memory it retrieved (there are scripts on Github that will show you the whole 64KB I believe).

In the quick tests I did on login.yahoo.com (used for Yahoo's email and probably all other Yahoo services), I saw three different user's passwords and at least part of their usernames. And you can just sit there refreshing the page to see more! Madness!

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Can I Prepare For the Theft of My Android Phone?

monkeyhybrid Re:Seriously? (374 comments)

Very useful, thanks!

about a month ago
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Google's Motorola Adventure: Stinging Defeat, Or Semi-Victory?

monkeyhybrid Re:The numbers (139 comments)

Lenovo were already in the smartphone market with several Android phones. In fact, they were the fifth largest smartphone manufacturer in the world, shipping 45.5 million smartphones in 2013. Looks like most of those were in emerging markets though, so the Motorola Mobility acquisition should give them a big step forward into the western markets.

about 3 months ago
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Hard Drive Reliability Study Flawed?

monkeyhybrid Re:In all fairness (237 comments)

If the entire box is dead, wouldn't that imply mishandling during shipping?

Not necessarily. It could also be an awful batch of drives off a production line with really shit quality control.

about 3 months ago
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Google Planning To Remove CSS Regions From Blink

monkeyhybrid Re:The web needs a good layout engine (249 comments)

Honestly at this point, HTML should be obsoleted and everyone use an XML standard like RSS, or something semantic, and lay that out directly with CSS, since the entire web is converging on an blog-post/article-like data model.

One of the main goals of HTML is to be that semantic format you wish for. It has taken years (far too many) for it to get to that point, but in general, it works. You mark up your content semantically with HTML and then leave all presentation to be taken care of with CSS. At least, that's what web developers should be doing nowadays. I'm not saying HTML is perfect, far from it in fact, but in conjunction with CSS it does already provide a means to separate content from presentation.

about 3 months ago
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Stephen Hawking: 'There Are No Black Holes'

monkeyhybrid Re:SubjectsInCommentsAreStupid (458 comments)

It is an improper extension of the scientific method to claim that everything* that lacks scientific evidence therefore does not or cannot exist.

I was very careful to not claim that. To have done so would be stupid. For the same reason, you can not disprove that I am riding a pink unicorn on the moon, although I would hazard a guess that you'd think that be extremely unlikely.

about 3 months ago
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Stephen Hawking: 'There Are No Black Holes'

monkeyhybrid Re:SubjectsInCommentsAreStupid (458 comments)

No scientific evidence. Fine, I accept that; scientific evidence is exactly what I would need in order to believe there is a god. Needing anything less seems crazy to me.

However, something that is strictly and purely supernatural (which God is pre-eminently) is by the very definition of the word "supernatural" beyond having a nature that science can speak about.

Oh, man, that old argument. By that reasoning, I had better be on the lookout for ghosts, fairies, goblins, magic unicorns and all manner of supernatural beings? Do you ever try walking through walls just in case it might work? Nobody can prove you don't have that supernatural ability.

about 3 months ago
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Stephen Hawking: 'There Are No Black Holes'

monkeyhybrid Re:SubjectsInCommentsAreStupid (458 comments)

So you're saying science can be improved over time, taking new evidence into account to provide a more accurate understanding of how the universe works? That's a good point; it's very much the opposite to religion that continues to hold fast to myth and legend.

about 3 months ago
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Stephen Hawking: 'There Are No Black Holes'

monkeyhybrid Re:SubjectsInCommentsAreStupid (458 comments)

Scientific reasoning is justification that there is no evidence for a god.

about 3 months ago
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Stephen Hawking: 'There Are No Black Holes'

monkeyhybrid Re:SubjectsInCommentsAreStupid (458 comments)

Science is observable, testable, predictable and based on empirical evidence. Religion is based on myth, legend and anecdotal evidence. You can believe in both, but that rather suggests you don't really understand either.

about 3 months ago
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Valve Offers Free Subscription To Debian Developers: Paying It Forward

monkeyhybrid Re:last straw (205 comments)

You say you're out of here but I bet I see you, Anonymous Coward, posting here again.

about 3 months ago
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Valve Offers Free Subscription To Debian Developers: Paying It Forward

monkeyhybrid What's required to be recognised as a Debian dev? (205 comments)

The announcement on the mailing list says that developers need to send a signed email (signed with a key in the Debian keyring) to the Valve contact to request a redemption code. So my question is, what does it take to be recognised by Debian as a developer and get your key added to their keyring? Is this just for core Debian coders, or do documentation authors, package maintainers, etc, count too? This could be a great incentive for more people to get involved with the more mundane tasks that people usually shy away from, although if it's that easy, it would be ripe for abuse too.

about 3 months ago
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Great Firewall of UK Blocks Game Patch Because of Substring Matches

monkeyhybrid Re:opt-out censorship (270 comments)

From what I understand, the censoring (whether it is porn or file sharing sites) is all done by the ISP using their own choice of censoring system. With file sharing sites there were court orders listing specific sites, The Pirate Bay for example, handed down to the ISPs (the big ones at least) but the blocking mechanism is put in place by the ISP. I think for porn, the government / courts have nothing to do with which specific sites get blocked, it's just down to the crappy algorithms / blacklists put in place by the ISP.

about 3 months ago
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Great Firewall of UK Blocks Game Patch Because of Substring Matches

monkeyhybrid Re:Is it really that sensitive? (270 comments)

How sensitive is this filter really? How does it affect the residents of

I think you forgot to complete the end of your sentence.

about 3 months ago

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Is Linux Set To Be PC Gaming's Number Two Platform?

monkeyhybrid monkeyhybrid writes  |  about 3 months ago

monkeyhybrid (1677192) writes "Following a tweet from the developer of Maia (a cross platform game soon to hit Steam) that Linux was bringing him more game sales than Mac, Gaming On Linux decided to investigate further by reaching out to multiple developers for platform sales statistics. Although the findings and developer comments show Linux sales to still be sitting in third place, behind those of Mac and Windows, they are showing promise and developer feedback certainly appears to be positive about the platform's future.

With Steam OS on its way, surely leading to more big title releases making their way to the Linux platform, could Linux gaming be set to take the number two spot from Mac?"
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The most detailed images of Uranus' atmosphere ever

monkeyhybrid monkeyhybrid writes  |  about a year and a half ago

monkeyhybrid (1677192) writes "The Planetary Society's Emily Lakdawalla reports on the most detailed images of Uranus ever taken. The infrared sensitivity of the ground based Keck II telescope's NIRC2 instrument enabled astronomers to see below the high level methane based atmosphere that has hampered previous observations, and with unprecedented clarity. If you ever thought Uranus was a dull blue looking sphere then look again; you could easily mistake these images for being of Jupiter!"

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