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Firefox 33 Arrives With OpenH264 Support

Jody Bruchon Re:Meanwhile, on Pale Moon (113 comments)

When Australis becomes optional, those people who left Firefox because of it will then have your suggested option available.

5 days ago
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Firefox 33 Arrives With OpenH264 Support

Jody Bruchon Re:A Non-story (113 comments)

If the website is the browser itself, you have sound logic. If not...

5 days ago
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DoJ: Law Enforcement Can Impersonate People On Facebook

Jody Bruchon Re:Copyright Infringment (191 comments)

Exactly. This is textbook identity theft. Law enforcement does not obtain any rights to use someone's cell phone photos or identity outside of the actual prosecutorial process just because that person is being or was successfully prosecuted. The fact that the DOJ argues this is totally okay reflects how absurdly fucked up the US government is.

about two weeks ago
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Lennart Poettering: Open Source Community "Quite a Sick Place To Be In"

Jody Bruchon Re:Critics should take positive action (993 comments)

You can't fork everything (unless you're insane) and you damn sure can't maintain all those forks once you've made them. One person cannot write an entire modern operating system, even if that is the only thing they do with their time. If 5 important programs require systemd, your choices are to fork everything and perform major surgery (could take months), code something like uselessd as an empty surrogate, or welcome systemd as your new overlord.

Or go back to your Amiga, which is what we all should be doing anyway.

about two weeks ago
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Fortune.com: Blame Tech Diversity On Culture, Not Pipeline

Jody Bruchon Re:Oh lord (342 comments)

This is like the argument that is made by some in the free software community that if you're going to criticize something, you should go code it the way you want it. It is more deflective than productive. I would like Slashdot to post interesting things. I would not like them to post the same things they've posted umpteen times over the past three months with the same discussions and same outcomes. It is pointless to have the same discussion ad infinitum and I do not feel that it is wrong to express a critical view saying so.

about two weeks ago
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Intel Drops Gamasutra Sponsorship Over Controversial Editorials

Jody Bruchon Re:So Intel pulled out (724 comments)

Irony: proving your own point as you make it.

about two weeks ago
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Fortune.com: Blame Tech Diversity On Culture, Not Pipeline

Jody Bruchon Re:Oh lord (342 comments)

It wouldn't be so bad if we hadn't already had plenty of articles over the past few months on the exact same subject, each of which hovers close to or goes beyond the 1,000 comment mark. All that is going to happen is "MUH SOJINY" "MUH SANDREE" "MUH THERFUCKERS" "HITLER DID NOTHING WRONG" "Hi, I'd like to have a level-headed reasonable discu-" "SHUT UP, SHITLORD!"

This is not even worth grabbing popcorn for at this point. Sigh.

about two weeks ago
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Fortune.com: Blame Tech Diversity On Culture, Not Pipeline

Jody Bruchon Oh lord (342 comments)

Here we go again. This topic is becoming horribly redundant.

about two weeks ago
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First Shellshock Botnet Attacking Akamai, US DoD Networks

Jody Bruchon Re:quality reporting! 16.7 addresses! (236 comments)

They had plenty of time to upgrade to IP3.14 (colloquially known as "Internet Protocol Pie") in which the subnetting is determined by ternary ellipses.

Just kidding. They use a late 80s anti-piracy decoder wheel and some silly putty.

about three weeks ago
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FBI Completes New Face Recognition System

Jody Bruchon Re:Dragnet (129 comments)

Aim a Class III laser at the camera. Problem solved. Don't like your camera blowing up? Don't aim it at my bedroom window.

about a month ago
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FBI Completes New Face Recognition System

Jody Bruchon Re:Drviers license. (129 comments)

Minority Report, anyone?

about a month ago
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Navy Guilty of Illegally Broad Online Searches: Child Porn Conviction Overturned

Jody Bruchon Re:capabilities (286 comments)

Interestingly, this setup is exactly how BitTorrent copyright protection companies find IP addresses to send settlement demands to.

about a month ago
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Technological Solution For Texting While Driving Struggles For Traction

Jody Bruchon Re:Root (326 comments)

While we're on the subject, why not invent something useful such as a windshield-projected HUD interface for the phone with voice interface capability? It seems like that would allow the use of texts while driving and keep all eyes facing the road.

about a month ago
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Technological Solution For Texting While Driving Struggles For Traction

Jody Bruchon Root (326 comments)

Root phone. Remove nanny state functionality. End of thread.

about a month ago
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Learning About Enea's Real Time Linux Embedded OS (Video)

Jody Bruchon Slashvertising (27 comments)

Nothing to see here.

about a month ago
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Unpopular Programming Languages That Are Still Lucrative

Jody Bruchon Re:COBOL (387 comments)

It's useless to learn COBOL or any other old language for job purposes because you have to have YEARS OF EXPERIENCE to get the jobs in the first place, plus experience with other non-COBOL things. Here's an excerpt from a current dice.com COBOL job:

Essential Skills:
- 6+ years COBOL, JCL, CICS, DB2, and SQL experience
- 6+ years Syncsort experience
- Excellent communication skills

Let me know when COBOL classes start teaching JCL, CICS, and DB2.

about a month and a half ago

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Firefox 29 is a Flop; UI Design Trends Only Getting Worse

Jody Bruchon Jody Bruchon writes  |  about 5 months ago

Jody Bruchon (3404363) writes "Firefox 29 marked the release of the UI overhaul codenamed "Australis" and the jury is back with a verdict: the vast majority of feedback on Firefox Input is negative and traffic to the Classic Theme Restorer add-on has aggressively spiked since Firefox 29 came out on April 29. Considering this is a year and a half after the backlash against the new Windows 8 user interface, it seems that even though the "dumbing down" trends in UI design are infuriating users, they continue to happen. Chrome will soon be hiding URLs, OS X has hidden scroll bars by default, iOS 7 flattened everything, and Windows 8 made scroll bars hard to see. If most users hate these changes, why are they so ubiquitous?"
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EPA makes most wood stoves illegal

Jody Bruchon Jody Bruchon writes  |  about a year ago

Jody Bruchon (3404363) writes "The Environment Protection Agency has lowered the amount of fine-particle matter per cubic meter that new wood stoves are allowed to release into the atmosphere by 20%. Most wood stoves in use today are of the type that is now illegal to manufacture or sell, and old stoves traded in for credit towards new ones must be scrapped out. This shouldn't be much of a surprise since more and more local governments are banning wood-burning stoves and fireplaces entirely, citing smog and air pollution concerns."

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