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Mushroom-Like Deep Sea Organism May Be New Branch of Life

nuckfuts Mostly Non-Symmetrical? (64 comments)

FTA:

What we can say about these organisms is that they do not belong with the bilateria.

When I look at the photos, they seem to have rough bilateral symmetry.

about two weeks ago
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The Frustrations of Supporting Users In Remote Offices

nuckfuts Au contraire! (129 comments)

What a useless and whinging article! You find remote support frustrating? Some of us recall the days before remote support was an option, having to hop in a car and drive somewhere every time a problem occurred. Remote support is a f*cking godsend. Don't work in support if you can't handle a bit of frustration.

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Old Technology Can't You Give Up?

nuckfuts Re:Simple (635 comments)

Actually, real pros use
cat > filename
then type Ctrl-d when done.

Seriously.

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Would You Do With Half a Rack of Server Space?

nuckfuts Bitcoin mining? (208 comments)

I don't know if those machines are capable of competing for bitcoins, but it might be fun to try. Years ago I used to configure underused computers to do distributed computing stuff like SETI@home. Now there are programs like Folding@home where you can donate resources to medical research.

about 2 months ago
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Meet Canada's Goosebuster Drone

nuckfuts It's a wild goose chase! (74 comments)

(If you had RTFA, you too could have stolen that comment).

about 4 months ago
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Emory University SCCM Server Accidentally Reformats All Computers Campus-wide

nuckfuts Two-Person Authorization (564 comments)

We already have things like User Account Control that prompt for explicit authorization for potentially detrimental actions. Perhaps systems like SCCM should have an option to require authorization from two people (like turning two keys to launch a nuke) for operations such as wiping out hundreds of computers.

This would not prevent a rogue administrator from wreaking havoc, but it might eliminate the "accident" defense.

about 4 months ago
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13th Century Multiverse Theory Unearthed

nuckfuts Re: Grosseteste (59 comments)

Funniest comment I've read in a while :)

about 5 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Management Interface On an IT Appliance?

nuckfuts BIOS Settings (114 comments)

I press F1 for help like a naive fool. It helpfully informed me that the setting configures L3 Mode to either mode 5 or mode 7.

This reminds me of the "help" feature in every system BIOS I've ever worked with.

about 6 months ago
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Computer Program Allows the Blind To "See" With Sound

nuckfuts Re:But can you (56 comments)

Sure!

about 6 months ago
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RadioShack To Close 1,100 Stores

nuckfuts Re:Stop putting their name on everything (423 comments)

For God's sake, there's no reason to damage the paint! These things are stuck on with adhesive, and a suitable solvent is all you need. I've removed things like dealership logos with a rag dipped in gasoline and some gentle prying.

about 7 months ago
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Tim Cook: If You Don't Like Our Energy Policies, Don't Buy Apple Stock

nuckfuts Fiduciary Duty (348 comments)

Cook responded that there are many things Apple does because they are right and just, and that a return on investment (ROI) was not the primary consideration on such issues.

Isn't it the law that directors of a public company have a fiduciary duty to make a profit for their investors? Regardless of whether it's morally right or wrong, it seems to me that Cook is admitting here to a breach of his fiduciary duty.

about 7 months ago
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Complete Microsoft EMET Bypass Developed

nuckfuts Can someone explain... (116 comments)

Is this a general method for bypassing EMET protections, or is it only applicable to one specific IE exploit?

about 7 months ago
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Can Electric Current Make People Better At Math?

nuckfuts Not nearly as effective as (112 comments)

the teacher who gave her students oral sex for good achievement on their math tests (in the novel "Cocksure" by Mordecai Richler).

about 7 months ago
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How would you use science to innovate upon sports?

nuckfuts Clone Michelle Jenneke (253 comments)

and keep her forever young :)

about 8 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: What To Do With Misdirected Email?

nuckfuts Notify the Sender (388 comments)

I don't see what the big mystery is here. Misdirected (non-spam) e-mails should be sent back to the sender, as has long been done with physical mail.

I routinely reply to such e-mails with something along the lines of...
"It appears that you have e-mailed me by mistake. I am not the person addressed in this e-mail."

The sender can then track down the correct recipient or not, but at least they're aware it didn't reach the person intended. It's the considerate thing to do.

about 8 months ago
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The Startling Array of Hacking Tools In NSA's Armory

nuckfuts Hot tip? (215 comments)

Where is the "hot tip on how to know if your own machines have been owned"?

about 9 months ago
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1.5 Million Pages of Ancient Manuscripts Online

nuckfuts Link to the Gutenberg Bible (79 comments)

The Gutenberg Bible can be viewed here.

The beautiful colour woodcuts in Stamp.Ross.283 can be viewed here.

about 10 months ago
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Lawsuits Seek To Turn Chimpanzees Into Legal Persons

nuckfuts Not a question of being "human" (641 comments)

Chimpanzees are not human. They don't think like humans, they don't behave like humans, they aren't physically built like humans. Of all these things, probably the most important is that they don't think like humans.

The point is not whether chimps are human; it's whether they are persons.

about 10 months ago

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Does Facebook Violate RFC2142?

nuckfuts nuckfuts writes  |  more than 3 years ago

nuckfuts writes "An e-mail sent to abuse@facebook.com resulted in an automated response saying:

Unfortunately, the email address you are using to reach us is no longer available. In order to best assist you, we have provided avenues of support for specific issues that are located in our Help Center. Please follow the link that best suits your problem.

All the provided links require logging in to Facebook. Since I don't have a Facebook account, it appears I cannot report abuse. Is this not a violation of RFC2142 ?"

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