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Anonymous Member Sentenced For Joining DDoS Attack For One Minute

not already in use Re:Importance (562 comments)

Except that "freedom of assembly" is a well-defined act that any reasonable person would conclude doesn't include DDoS attacks.

about 10 months ago
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New Microsoft App To Coordinate Disaster-Relief Efforts

not already in use Re:But what about when all power is gone? (69 comments)

Yes, it's completely worthless because there are some cases where it couldn't be used!

The slashdot community has become one of the most insufferable communities on the internet. Rob Malda dumped ya'll, and now this dated website is changing hands at breakneck speed as the new owners realize their user base consists of a bunch of idiot neckbeards who are incapable of contributing anything of value. You're all disillusioned by the vapid self-affirmation that dominates any discussion. You all need to seriously consider the possibility that you're a bunch of fucking idiots.

about a year and a half ago
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RMS Speaks Out Against Ubuntu

not already in use Re:Ugh (597 comments)

Have you actually ever read anything about te FSF and its goals. The FSF explicitely states that Free Softwre is a social movement for the greater good. I'm pretty sure that spying on users and disrespecting their privacy is not for the greater good, even if they never explicitely state it.

The FSF can define free software however they want. They have no jurisdiction in forcing *their* definition onto others. They're a bunch of ideologues whose relevance is approaching zero.

about 2 years ago
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Microsoft Surface Struggles to Ship A Million Units

not already in use Re:I haven't read a bad review of it (375 comments)

The only review that matters in the end is what the market thinks. The market doesn't seem to be buying. Saying "the professional reviewers liked it!" is loser talk.

You act like people gravitate toward superior products, as opposed to the product with superior marketing. Microsoft is still fighting the deeply ingrained stigma that their products just aren't cool. People are more interested in fitting in than they are making objective decisions regarding the quality of the thing they will be consuming.

about 2 years ago
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Ask Richard Stallman Anything

not already in use Re:Is Microsoft the Great Satan? Betteridge says (573 comments)

When passing this question on to Mr. Stallman, try replacing "open source" with "free software".

And this is why RMS is no longer relevant -- his masturbatory pedantry. The only thing I'd ask RMS is to take his meds, he's clearly mentally ill and his paranoid ramblings do not deserve the platform they're given.

about 2 years ago
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Do Recreational Drugs Help Programmers?

not already in use Re:inpaired thinking = bad coding (878 comments)

So without drugs some people cannot program since they are not able to 'see' a way to solve the problem.

I'm not sure how you've come to this conclusion, because I surely didn't imply that.

about 2 years ago
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Do Recreational Drugs Help Programmers?

not already in use Re:inpaired thinking = bad coding (878 comments)

I disagree. Anyone with enough experience can write code like riding a bike -- writing the code itself is largely automatic when you know what you're trying to accomplish. Programming in general is about decomposing problems and solving them. This is where drugs can have a positive influence, not in that they make one *better* at problem solving, but they allow the mind to see a problem differently, perhaps offering an angle that the sober mind hasn't considered. Having multiple perspectives is always a good thing, and sometimes drugs can help with that.

about 2 years ago
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Microsoft Surface Review: a Tale of Two Tablets

not already in use Re:Gotta admit (183 comments)

The slashdot contingent still fails to see the value in a more closed, locked-down environment. I realize it butts heads with the ideology around here, but there is value to it, namely, a greater barrier to entry for malware. Wasn't there a story here on slashdot just a few days ago about a guy who can't go anywhere without his Android getting hacked into? Exactly.

about 2 years ago
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Microsoft Surface Review: a Tale of Two Tablets

not already in use Re:Gotta admit (183 comments)

and no one except Microsoft is allowed to write desktop applications at all.

Windows RT devices don't have a desktop. If you're claiming that only Microsoft can write desktop apps on Windows 8 (x86), that would be patently false.

about 2 years ago
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Pirate Bay Co-Founder In Solitary Confinement

not already in use Re:Not charged (259 comments)

So a man is languishing in solitary confinement for years

No.

they'll be sending him back to jail because he enabled people to download music and movies

No, he made millions of dollars allowing other people to download music/movies/games/software that other people made and own the rights to. Oh, he was a brazen prick while he did it, too. Karma is a bitch.

Does that seem right to you?

If he gets a fair trial, yes.

about 2 years ago
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CmdrTaco Looks Back on Fifteen Years of Slashdot

not already in use Re:lol slashdot (178 comments)

If anything, the more level-headed users have left for reddit. The only people who stick around here are people who scream "SHILL!" the second anyone has an opinion about Microsoft that isn't paranoid in nature.

about 2 years ago
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Flatlining User Base May Spell End of RIM

not already in use Re:RIM's Main Problem (180 comments)

Blue screens? Seriously? WTF are you running, some 7 year old plus XP installs?

This is fucking slashdot. You simply imply that Microsoft still writes unstable software, it doesn't actually have to be true.

about 2 years ago
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Leak Hints Windows 8 Tablets May Be Dearer Than Makes Sense

not already in use Re:My god, slashdot editors are retarded (365 comments)

"Windows Runtime, or WinRT, is a cross-platform application architecture on the Windows 8 operating system. WinRT supports development in C++/CX (Component Extensions, a language based on C++) and the managed languages C# and VB.NET, as well as JavaScript. WinRT applications natively support both the x86 and ARM architectures, and also run inside a sandboxed environment to allow for greater security and stability."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Runtime

I've never met a group of people so boastful with their ignorance. No wonder Rob Malda jumped ship, I'd be ashamed too.

about 2 years ago
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Leak Hints Windows 8 Tablets May Be Dearer Than Makes Sense

not already in use Re:My god, slashdot editors are retarded (365 comments)

WinRT is the name of the runtime you fucking moron. It runs on ARM and x86. What do you think RT stands for? Hint: It rhymes with fun time.

about 2 years ago
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Leak Hints Windows 8 Tablets May Be Dearer Than Makes Sense

not already in use Re:My god, slashdot editors are retarded (365 comments)

No, WinRT is the name of the runtime that runs on both ARM and X86. What do you think the RT stands for?

about 2 years ago
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Leak Hints Windows 8 Tablets May Be Dearer Than Makes Sense

not already in use My god, slashdot editors are retarded (365 comments)

First of all, Windows RT is a runtime. Secondly, this is the pricing for a *device*, not an operating system. Thirdly, Microsoft's own Win8 tablet is retailing for $200. Who let this idiot put this up?

about 2 years ago
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Valve Finds Open Source Drivers To Be Great

not already in use Re:What? This story isn't about Linux (159 comments)

The interesting thing is how the OSS allows Valve to tweak or examine the driver code on the fly to find out how to optimize performance.

Anyone who *actually* games wants to know who the fuck cares about underpowered Intel video card drivers. Oh, it will be able to play 5 year old Valve games? WHOOPTY-FUCKING-DOO.

Perhaps you forgot about the time, years ago, when the FOSS crowd courted ATI, saying "Release your specs! The FOSS community will do the rest!" What did ATI do? They released the specs. An opensource driver was born, and it's an unstable, slow piece of shit. When these FOSS folks realized they weren't technically competent enough to actually create a driver for a modern GPU architecture, they went back to demonizing ATI for not releasing their proprietary driver under a free license.

What's the moral of the story here? Just because something is open source doesn't mean "the community" is going to be able to do shit about it. Intel wants to point and say, "Look! Intel GPU can play 5 year old valve games!" Valve wants to say, "Look, Linux is a viable gaming platform!" At the end of the day, it's totally irrelevant to people who want to play new games on modern GPU's.

more than 2 years ago
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Valve Finds Open Source Drivers To Be Great

not already in use Re:Yes, we get it. (159 comments)

>And yes, I'm using both preload and readahead on the Linux system, so don't give me the "Windows uses RAM to store things it will need in the future" because my Linux does as well. If you're *only* using 231MB of 16 gigabytes, you're not caching nearly as many things as it could/should be. The only point you make is that Linux is terrible at putting your system's resources to good use.

more than 2 years ago
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Valve Finds Open Source Drivers To Be Great

not already in use Yes, we get it. (159 comments)

Funny how Valve just *loves* Linux now that Microsoft threatens their primary business model. Meanwhile, John Carmack, who supported Linux before it was trendy and cool and has no financial incentive to shit all over Microsoft claims that Linux is not a good platform for games. Gee, I wonder who I should believe?!?!

more than 2 years ago

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not already in use not already in use writes  |  more than 7 years ago

not already in use (972294) writes "The UCLA tasing incident is certainly a touchy subject, and anyone who has seen the video witnesses what could be considered police brutality. Unfortunately, the video doesn't present the entire story. There have been eyewitness reports that the tasered student was looking for a fight, and refused requests by the campus patrol (who are students) to leave the premises, all before the police were called in. A quote on the students FaceBook page is reported to have said "I like to find the most difficult solutions to the simplest of problems" before it was taken down following the incident.

I think it is important to remember that, to the police, he wasn't a student because he was unable to present ID. What if, for the sake of discussion, he had intended to cause harm and the police didn't act with force? What would the headlines be saying then? Read the eyewitness report over at the Tucker Max forum."

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