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Explosive-Laden California Home To Be Destroyed

niteice Re:Owner? (424 comments)

He can even sell renter's insurance! Brilliant!

more than 4 years ago

Lighthearted Facebook Friends Could Make You Join NAMBLA Group

niteice NAMBLA (178 comments)

What's wrong with the National Association of Marlon Brando Look-Alikes?

more than 4 years ago

What To Do With an Old G5 Tower?

niteice Well (417 comments)

You could always grate cheese with it...

more than 4 years ago

Diskless Booting For the Modern Age

niteice Re:PXE/DHCP/AoE (99 comments)

If you have the resources to set up Windows Deployment Services it's stupid easy to get a network install of Windows (Vista/7) going...

more than 4 years ago

The Struggle To Keep Java Relevant

niteice Re:Groovy (667 comments)

The nice thing is that LINQ is just syntactic sugar. So the two cases are equivalent:

List<int> numbers = { 5, 383, 291, 274, 104, 184, 63 };
List<int> results = from n in numbers where n > 150 select n;
List<int> results2 = numbers.Where(n => n > 150);

If you like to write lambdas instead of SQL-like queries it works just as well and either is very expressive.

more than 4 years ago

US Immigration Bill May Bring a National Biometric ID Card

niteice Re:Wake up (619 comments)

track its own people without warrant


lifetime punishments for every crime


silence anyone with an unfavorable opinion


Please stop being so paranoid. It's not healthy.

more than 4 years ago

"Loud Commercial" Legislation Proposed In US Congress

niteice Re:Let the techies at TV/radio stations speaks... (636 comments)

Essentially, yes. The master control (final step before transmission) has the ability to change output volume. It isn't that hard to do so (either manually or automatically, depending on the existing setup).

more than 5 years ago

Even More Restriction For German Internet

niteice wait, what? (330 comments)

"the great Internet is in danger of turning into a lawless range of chaos, where you're allowed to bully, insult, and deceive limitlessly."

It's not already?

more than 5 years ago

Emigrating To a Freer Country?

niteice Re:What languages? (1359 comments)

He asked for a freer country. Australia seems destined to censor the entire Internet out of existence.

more than 5 years ago

Qualcomm Demos Eee PC Running Android OS

niteice Re:Because Snapdragon Is an ARM Processor! (125 comments)

Apple had the advantage of inheriting NeXT's already architecture-independent API, and all of their new code respected that. Unfortunately, Win32 is *mostly* source-compatible between architectures but not entirely - it's only recently that you start seeing explicit type sizes such as UINT32 instead of just UINT - you still often have to guess what that will be on your target architecture.

Apple also inherited the Mach-O format, which encapsulates code for different architectures into a single binary - core system libraries often have code for ppc, ppc64, i386, and x86_64 all in one. PE binaries don't have that luxury, so you often see multiple binaries per architecture - proggy_x86.exe and proggy_x64.exe, for example. Imagine the confusion that would cause for your average user with ARM thrown into the mix.

more than 5 years ago

Microsoft To Banish Memcpy()

niteice Re:No - there are plenty of safer alternatives (486 comments)

Or, better yet, if security really was the goal, develop a C-like language that was secure by design?

And then why don't you make it compile to non-native code, so you can do code analysis at runtime? Might as well give it a good standard library that uses all the features so people would try writing stuff. Of course, you can't name it C then, maybe you should give it a catchier name with some punctuation or other pun on the language.

Hey, wait a minute...

more than 5 years ago

Apple Freezes Snow Leopard APIs

niteice Re:Why would my Mom upgrade to Snow Leopard? (256 comments)

Snow Leopard is Intel-only, and apparently even encourages developers to target 64-bit primarily (thus leaving out the pre-Core 2 machines).

To be pedantic, the PPC iMac was discontinued in January of 2006. If the machine is really two years old it will run Snow Leopard fine.

more than 5 years ago

Why Toddlers Don't Do What They're Told

niteice Re:And that's different how? (412 comments)

I would like to raise your statement an order of magnitude and suggest it is before the age of 35 that people are incapable of understanding that.

more than 5 years ago

id Releases Open Source Wolfenstein 3D for the iPhone

niteice Re:but the real question is (232 comments)

There's also the minor issue of having to port it to Java.

more than 5 years ago

Princeton Student Finds Bug In LHC Experiment

niteice Re:wha? (243 comments)

and Von Neumann would do it in his head

Ah yes, the classical separation of code and data.

more than 5 years ago

Microsoft Asks For a Refund From Laid-Off Workers [updated]

niteice Re:No accident (424 comments)

pursuit by the Furies

I initially read that as "furries", which made this article VERY disturbing...

more than 5 years ago

S3 Graphics Responds About Linux Support

niteice Re:I bet (114 comments)

I'm reasonably certain that to get the full Vista WHQL logo a manufacturer has to provide both 32-bit and 64-bit drivers.

more than 5 years ago



WWII sabotage manual advocates modern management

niteice niteice writes  |  more than 6 years ago

niteice writes "A recently declassified US Strategic Services sabotage manual from 1944 gives techniques on how to covertly sabotage business from within in an enemy-occupied area. Some suggestions:

Insist on doing everything through "channels." Never permit short-cuts to be taken in order to expedite decisions. ... Bring up irrelevant issues as frequently as possible. Haggle over precise wordings of communications, minutes, resolutions. ... Be worried about the propriety of any decision — raise the question of whether such action as is contemplated lies within the jurisdiction of the group or whether it might conflict with the policy of some higher echelon.

If this sounds like modern management techniques, you're right. It reads as if someone replaced "sabotage" with "business" and gave it to your boss. Direct PDF link (2.2mb)."

Link to Original Source



i have to pay to see my own history?

niteice niteice writes  |  more than 7 years ago I was just looking at my own user page and noticed this: "Subscribers can view entire comment history for all users."

What the shit?

Get with the program, Slashdot. This isn't SomethingAwful, you're not requiring everyone to pay to post --- so why should everyone pay to see their own comment history?


Somebody set up torrents the packet

niteice niteice writes  |  more than 10 years ago Seeing as the MPAA is about to sue torrent sites up the wazoo, I present to you "All Your Movies Are Belong To Us":

MPAA: What happen ?
Minion: Somebody set up us the Tracker.
Minion: We get packet.
MPAA: What !
Minion: Packet Sniffer turn on.
MPAA: It's you !!
Torrents: How are you gentlemen !!
Torrents: All your MOVIES are belong to us.
Torrents: You are on the way to destruction.
MPAA: What you say !!
Torrents: You have no chance to survive make your time.
Torrents: Ha Ha Ha Ha ....
MPAA: Sue every Tracker!!
MPAA: You know what you doing.
MPAA: For great PROFIT.

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