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Interviews: Ask Malcolm Gladwell a Question

odie5533 Re:My question (111 comments)

I think you've answered your own question:

Your books are full of bullshit masquerading as research

about two weeks ago
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ISPs Removing Their Customers' Email Encryption

odie5533 Re:Don't blame the ISPs for STARTTLS (245 comments)

If you create an account that supports encryption, but the account later silently drops the encryption, will Thunderbird warn you that the message you are sending is being sent as plain text?

about two weeks ago
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Multi-Process Comes To Firefox Nightly, 64-bit Firefox For Windows 'Soon'

odie5533 Re:Bizarre usage habits (181 comments)

Hell you cannot even find a particular tab efficiently with that many open.

Tree Style Tab addon. Life is better with it.

about two weeks ago
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Seattle Passes Laws To Keep Residents From Wasting Food

odie5533 Re:Another terrible article courtesy of samzenpus (385 comments)

Would that I had mod points. A very good explanation! Food can be wasted by not being eaten or by not being used to make fertilizer. Throwing food in the trash is a waste because it was not eaten and not used to make fertilizer.

It is a waste of a clean glass bottle to throw it in the trash when it could be recycled.

about 2 months ago
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Programming Languages You'll Need Next Year (and Beyond)

odie5533 Re:Functional Programming? (315 comments)

Probably not enough money for an editor.

Sprinkle in some 'whereby's and no one can tell you did the editing yourself.

about 3 months ago
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Dealing With 'Advertising Pollution'

odie5533 Re:You dorks (418 comments)

I wonder how long before they invent a DRM-based browser that requires a ToS to access restricted web content.

about 4 months ago
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Comcast Customer Service Rep Just Won't Take No For an Answer

odie5533 Re:So... (401 comments)

I just attached the little protest note they let you attach and then no one gave a crap about my $50 argument with Verizon.

Could you elaborate on this?

about 4 months ago
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Comcast Customer Service Rep Just Won't Take No For an Answer

odie5533 Re:So... (401 comments)

The better method, though, is to do it in writing, by registered mail.

Who are you going to send the letter to? I don't believe Comcast has a method to cancel your account in writing. Usually in the contract they state you must call them to cancel your account.

about 4 months ago
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Court Rejects Fox's Attempt to Use Aereo Ruling Against Dish's Hopper

odie5533 Re:Can't use duck test and rational argument (67 comments)

If the OTA signal comes in encoded digitally as MPEG2 and is then re-encoded to MPEG4 to make it use less bandwidth, that is in a sense rebroadcasting.

What I choose to do with my files on my rented server for my own personal use should be only my business.

about 4 months ago
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Gamestop's Ludicrous Idea: Require Preorders To Unlock Custom Game Content

odie5533 Re:Young Gamers (86 comments)

the Game didn't require a patch every two days

They often did require a patch; the patches just weren't forthcoming.

about 5 months ago
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Gamestop's Ludicrous Idea: Require Preorders To Unlock Custom Game Content

odie5533 Re:But it's simple (86 comments)

He never said claimed anything of the sort. He simply observed that people like being able to talk about current tv shows and video games.

To answer you directly: sure, some art is worth appreciating more than 30 days after it's created. But this is unrelated to keeping up with current video game trends.

about 5 months ago
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Police Using Dogs To Sniff Out Computer Memory

odie5533 Re:Any Memory?? what judge will go on just that? (415 comments)

Only do this in a country that will tolerate your games. If they come with a rubber hose and ask you to decipher the hexademicals, they better have some meaning.

about 5 months ago
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Qualcomm Takes Down 100+ GitHub Repositories With DMCA Notice

odie5533 Re:Comply first. Litigate later. (349 comments)

Litigate what? All the documents I checked were clear copyright violations.

about 5 months ago
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Qualcomm Takes Down 100+ GitHub Repositories With DMCA Notice

odie5533 Re:No validation (349 comments)

It seems most or all the code actually belongs to QUALCOMM. In the takedown it says that the documents requested for removal all contain the header "Copyright (c) 2012 QUALCOMM Austria Research Center GmbH". You can find the files still using Google Cache. They seem to mostly be QUALCOMM's own code that others are copying without permission, making it a clear copyright violation.

about 5 months ago
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US National Archives Will Upload All Its Holdings To Wikipedia

odie5533 Re:Deleted (108 comments)

It's not a straw man. You can't argue for zero standard, then call straw man when people draw perfectly logical conclusions of such an argument. Either you have a line as to what is allowed, or you don't have any such standard. Do you believe there should be some standard or threshold for notability?

about 5 months ago
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US National Archives Will Upload All Its Holdings To Wikipedia

odie5533 Re:Deleted (108 comments)

You don't need to host every piece of information on Wikipedia. People are free to put up their own websites to post personal opinions, trivia facts about their favorite tv shows, or new medical curatives they've discovered. Wikipedia just isn't the place for it.

You seem to be arguing for including everything in Wikipedia, and I think most contributors there would disagree and say that it's not the place for everything, and some stuff shouldn't be included.

about 5 months ago
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Massachusetts SWAT Teams Claim They're Private Corporations, Immune To Oversight

odie5533 Re:Shill (534 comments)

How can you know if the person giving you commands or arresting you is a deputized police officer and not just a security officer? Can you be charged for running from the police if you run from whom you believe is a security guard that hasn't identified himself as a police officer?

about 5 months ago
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TrueCrypt Author Claims That Forking Is Impossible

odie5533 Re:If you get the NSL, can you consult your attorn (250 comments)

Impersonating the government worked out great for that guy in Peoria.

Tangentially related: If you Google "peoria mayor" it shows a picture of Jim Ardis with a hitler mustache.

about 5 months ago
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Kingston and PNY Caught Bait-and-Switching Cheaper Components After Good Reviews

odie5533 Re:And another on the ban pile (289 comments)

Reminds me of how Samsung, ASUS, LG, HTC, Motorola, and others were cheating at benchmarks on their Android devices. Are these companies all dead to you as well?

about 5 months ago

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Google Documents Security Risk

odie5533 odie5533 writes  |  more than 6 years ago

odie5533 writes "When someone clicks an invitation to join your Google Document, their name and email are automatically recorded. Using frames, we can extend this invitation idea to gather the name and email of everyone with a Google Account that visits your site."
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