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Favorite way to add capsaicin to a dish:

nitsew Re:Such a thing as "too hot" (348 comments)

I agree completely. I tend to stay away from 'extract' sauces, as they usually have a very bad flavor, and are primarily heat. I have been hooked on Lucky Dog Hot Sauce lately. [no affiliation] -- It has roasted peppers and a great roasted garlic flavor to it. It has just enough heat to add a kick, but not so much as to overpower the taste of the original dish that you add it to.

about 2 years ago

Apple Launches New Legal Attack On Samsung

nitsew Searching by voice? (490 comments)

That has been going on since the advent of language. Walk into a crowded room... "HAS ANYONE SEEN MY KEYS?!?"

Nothing new... :)

more than 2 years ago

How often do you put pen to paper?

nitsew Re:I'm a Geocacher (241 comments)

I still haven't found a way to feed the log sheets through a laser printer I'm capable of carrying around, particularly when the logs are wet or those infernal Blinky logs.

Came here to say something similar. I typically find a few caches per week, providing it isn't too hot outside.

more than 2 years ago

Walking HECTOR Robot Inspired By Stick Insect

nitsew They should develop one called Achilles... (46 comments)

It would be fun to watch them battle it out.

Integrated... something something. [They were never really specific on which Homer they were talking about]

more than 3 years ago

37 Android Patent Lawsuits

nitsew I wish they would... (154 comments)

Shut down all of the law schools for 10 years. This is getting ridiculous.

more than 3 years ago

New FBI System IDs People By Voice, Iris, More

nitsew Scary (151 comments)

How long before your touchscreen device recognizes your fingerprints, and then transmits audio/video and GPS coordinates to the authorities? I love big brother, as it were.

more than 3 years ago

My phone is ...

nitsew Locked... For Now. (274 comments)

Mine is locked for now. I thought I would wait until I am a little closer to the end of my contract to take the risk of bricking it. I have only had it for a month, and do not want to experience the wrath of my wife when I explain to her that my Evo 4G is now a paperweight...

more than 3 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Worst Computer Scene In TV or Movies?

nitsew Netforce (1200 comments)

Never, never, NEVER watch Netforce. I didn't even finish it.

more than 3 years ago

Book Review: Social Engineering: The Art of Human Hacking

nitsew Re:Kevin Mitnick ripoff? (114 comments)

Didn't Mitnick do this 8 years ago with Art of Deception. Even the title is sort of stolen. Is there anything new in here that hasn't already been written about by one of the world's greatest social engineers?

If you look closely at the front of the book, you will see a recommendation by Mitnick. Also, if you read the review, it explains how this is different from Mitnick's book.

"Two of the most popular books to date on social engineering to date have been Kevin Mitnick’s The Art of Deception: Controlling the Human Element of Security and The Art of Intrusion: The Real Stories Behind the Exploits of Hackers, Intruders and Deceivers. The difference between those books and Hadnagy, is that Mitnick for the most part details the events and stories around the attacks; while Hadnagy details the myriad specifics on how to carry out the social engineering attack. "

But, thanks for playing!

more than 3 years ago

Sony Closing 18M CD/Month Plant

nitsew Plant Plant (318 comments)

I think their department of redundancy department was siphoning funds...

more than 3 years ago

Tron: Legacy

nitsew Loved it. (412 comments)

I thought the movie was excellent. I just really enjoy the whole premise. The only disappointing part was that it was 3D. This is the first 3D movie I have seen since I was a kid, and I found it largely distracting. The polarized lenses made it hard to see in some of the darker scenes... and they seemed to give me a headache after the 2+ hours.

I also really enjoy retro video games, so this movie really appealed to me.

more than 3 years ago

Tron: Legacy

nitsew Re:Bit Jokes? (412 comments)

Sorry, I read your comment in the wrong context. I thought you were saying that this was a problem, not using it to refute the previous post. :)

more than 3 years ago

Tron: Legacy

nitsew Re:Bit Jokes? (412 comments)

Not to mention that for all the time he spent subjectively in the computer world, hardly any time passed in the real world. He was never noticed missing.

They addressed that in the movie. When Flynn Jr. walked in, and said "long time", his dad said "You have no idea." -- Later they talked about the time relationship. Something like: "You can spend hours on the grid, and only a few seconds pass by in the physical world."

more than 3 years ago

The Case For Lousy Passwords

nitsew Pass Phrase (343 comments)

I have been instructing users to use passphrases, instead of passwords. Something like:

"I have 3 children, and 2 of them are boys."

That is actually a lot harder to crack than d5*wnkf8Vis324

more than 3 years ago

Google Seeking "Search Without Search"

nitsew Re:What's your style? (198 comments)

"I guess you could call it the art of fighting without fighting." -Bruce Lee

Haha! That is the first thing I thought of too. I came here to post that. :-P

Is it just me, or is Google getting scarier and scarier?

more than 3 years ago

Web Bugs the New Norm For Businesses?

nitsew Looking for participants... (108 comments)

I heard about this years ago. I am still waiting on my check from Bill Gates.

more than 3 years ago

I typically read about __ books per year.

nitsew Multiple Books (363 comments)

I generally have several books going at the same time. I read reference books, not necessarily cover to cover, but enough to get a general idea of what they are talking about... along with fiction books. I have read a few eBooks, but I generally prefer an old fashioned paper book that I can sit down with.

more than 3 years ago

My Job Is..

nitsew I am at work... (404 comments)

...reading and posting on Slashdot. So obviously it isn't all bad. Once the usual 'beginning of school' rush is over, being a sysadmin for a school district isn't too bad at all.

more than 2 years ago


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