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Programming Languages You'll Need Next Year (and Beyond)

odie5533 Re:Functional Programming? (306 comments)

Probably not enough money for an editor.

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

yesterday
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Dealing With 'Advertising Pollution'

odie5533 Re:You dorks (394 comments)

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

about two weeks 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 two weeks 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 two weeks 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 two weeks 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 three weeks 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 three weeks 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 three weeks 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 three weeks 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 three weeks 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 a month 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 a month and a half 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 a month and a half ago
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Help Crowd-FOIA Stingray Usage Across America

odie5533 Re:Funny (89 comments)

The crowdfunding is to pay for stamps. I managed to get through the entire summary, so I'm here to share my wisdom.

about a month and a half ago
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The FCC Can't Help Cities Trapped By Predatory Internet Deals With Big Telecom

odie5533 Re:politicians put the public over that barrel. Te (93 comments)

They are against having the federal government stick its nose in the business of local government. The FCC's only job should be to pass out enough rope to the local governments so they can hang themselves.

about a month and a half ago
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Comcast Converting 50,000 Houston Home Routers Into Public WiFi Hotspots

odie5533 Router congestion and power consumption (474 comments)

Adding more clients will congest the router, and draw more power. Some people (like myself) disable the wifi on the crap routers they receive from their ISPs. Would this override that disable? It also features extra radiation going through your house, and makes it easy for people to find your router which you thought you were hiding by disabling SSID broadcasting.

about a month and a half ago
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Chicago Robber Caught By Facial Recognition Sentenced To 22 Years

odie5533 Re:Wear a balaclava (143 comments)

Enormously expensive state surveillance initiative finally manages to fulfill the specious secondary goals it was sold to us as doing.

about 1 month ago

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Google Documents Security Risk

odie5533 odie5533 writes  |  more than 5 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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