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Researchers Can Generate RSA SecurID Random Numbers Flawlessly

mr_stinky_britches WORST I'VE SEEN (98 comments)

Wow, this is one of the worst summaries I've seen in the last 2 days on /.

more than 2 years ago
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Paramount Claims Louis CK "Didn't Monetize"

mr_stinky_britches Re:I don't get it (288 comments)

ok

more than 2 years ago
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Are Rich People Less Moral?

mr_stinky_britches Re:Prius drivers suck (1040 comments)

No, they're just slow. I've been in one. Believe me.

more than 2 years ago
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How Mailinator Compresses Its Email Stream By 90%

mr_stinky_britches Re:Because nobody RTFA (75 comments)

[ TP neglected to mention the ejohn articles are covering compression using Javascript/Node.js ]

more than 2 years ago
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President By Day, High-Tech Headhunter By Night

mr_stinky_britches Re:Old is gold? (494 comments)

Please send me your resume, outtatime @ gmail dot c-o-m. I am looking for more excellent sw engineers for my team.
Cheers,
Jay

more than 2 years ago
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Mathematics Says Romney and Santorum Tied In Iowa

mr_stinky_britches Re:It's sad either way (457 comments)

Words don't get to change just because you want them to.

The slang "meaning" of santorum was deliberately conjured up to reference the person.
I can't just say natasrevol is a slang for the dried crust of stagnant breast milk that forms on nipples.

Eww... I think you have some santorum on your leg, bro.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Which Web Platform Would You Use?

mr_stinky_britches Play framework (519 comments)

Play-framework is a JVM web framework which works with both Java and Scala. It reminds me a lot of RoR and Django, with additional benefits, such as:

  • -High-performance JVM
  • -Real system-level threads
  • -Type safety
  • -Leverage existing libraries (jars), there are many fantastic resources available for the JVM

I've been using this in production for 9 months now and haven't looked back. The community support on the Scala side (IRC, Twitter, Stack Overflow) has also been friendly and responsive.

more than 2 years ago
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24-Year-Old Asks Facebook For His Data, Gets 1,200 PDFs

mr_stinky_britches Re:It should be illegal..... (291 comments)

> Yeah, but it's not like Facebook performed a forensic analysis to obtain this data. Despite the user having 'deleted' the
> content, Facebook still kept the data indexed somewhere, just not accessible to the user. What is being asked for here is
> that Facebook actually delete the data, which isn't hard.

> Nobody is asking for Facebook to write their harddrives with 0's, just delete the damn data so that it's no longer indexed and
> that it will eventually be overwritten on the disk.

Actually, deleting the data could be very difficult...in "BigData" [Cassandra, Hbase, Hadoop, HDFS, Hive, Pig, MapReduce, etc..] data gets written all over the place so it would have to be deleted from an ever growing list of locations. It is generally not as simple as deleting the data in a single place.

more than 2 years ago
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Facebook Could Spawn Thousands of Milionaires

mr_stinky_britches Re:Trickle down? (434 comments)

as usual you have oversimplified...

if they don't give it up, they get fired and never get the stock.

more than 2 years ago
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IT's Next Hot Job: Hadoop Guru

mr_stinky_britches Re:Bad learning resources (112 comments)

You forgot your oozie workdflows.mxl!!!1

And then what about your PIG UDF's... and wait, I actually want to do it in scala, mkay?

more than 2 years ago
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Cracks Signal Massive Iceberg Forming In Antarctica

mr_stinky_britches Re:An Idea (147 comments)

There are many regions around the world, particularly in India and Africa that are desperate for fresh water. Why not send a tanker up there with a legion of laborers to harvest these icebergs? Instead of just letting it melt into the ocean.

People may not know this, but before modern refrigeration, workers used to manually harvest big blocks of ice out of lakes with saws. Then your local Ice-guy would walk up to the side of your house, open a little door and stick a smaller block of ice through your wall, and into your icebox. This was how you kept food relatively cool.

What a brilliant idea! I highly doubt such a concept has ever been conceptualized before!

more than 2 years ago
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Pi Computed To 10 Trillion Digits

mr_stinky_britches Re:What Does This Mean? (414 comments)

Binary numerical representation always has some limit on precision (albeit sometimes very high). Clearly you do not understanding how floating-point and decimal representation works in digital systems.

more than 2 years ago

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Steorn's Orbo "free-energy" machine demonstrated!

mr_stinky_britches mr_stinky_britches writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Engadget is providing coverage and story updates regarding the pending demonstration of Steorn's Orbo "free-energy" machine in the Kinetica Museum in London. A formal announcement will be made tonight at 6pm London time (1pm New York).

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wait, Slashdot used to be fun!? @#$!@, I missed it.

mr_stinky_britches mr_stinky_britches writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Apparently the trolling on slashdot was of substantially higher quality in the olden days, see here. Are there any free ways to get onto usenet, since /. is now basically 99.999+% 'corporatized'?

Slashdot is on a steady decline towards the likes of digg (that of a mindless link farm). The firehose feature is especially digg-like and lame.

** UPDATE **
http://www.adequacy.org/ -- Does anyone know what happened to this site (it is no longer maintained?! I am interested in finding a replacement for the increasingly dull slashdot.

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