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World's Youngest Microsoft Certificated Professional Is Five Years Old

pak9rabid But (276 comments)

But can he run Linux?

about a week ago
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ISPs Removing Their Customers' Email Encryption

pak9rabid Email is insecure (245 comments)

Email is an insecure medium. Anybody that pretends it isn't is going to have a bad time. Sure we might have some tricks to secure messages along some of the paths it's going to traverse, but if you expect it to be secured end-to-end, you're naive. If you absolutely must send something via email that contains sensitive information, GPG-encrypt the message first and then send it, otherwise seek a more secure medium.

about two weeks ago
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Black IT Pros On (Lack Of) Racial Diversity In Tech

pak9rabid NdGT (459 comments)

White student: Neil deGrasse Tyson doesn't have anything to say about racial diversity in astrophysics.

Black student: Neil deGrass Tyson isn't the emperor of black STEM professionals!

White student: (to himself) He told my father he was.

about two weeks ago
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The Math Behind the Hipster Effect

pak9rabid It's the new punk (176 comments)

The main differentiation is that hipsters are pussies.

Fixed that for you.

about two weeks ago
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Marijuana Legalized In Oregon, Alaska, and Washington DC

pak9rabid The Fed could stop it easily if they wanted to (588 comments)

If the federal government really wanted to stop the spread of or even regress the legalization of marijuana at the state level, all they have to do is cut federal funding for various things until the state in question made laws making it illegal again, similar to what they did with the National Minimum Drinking Age Act back in the '80s.

about three weeks ago
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Microsoft Works On Windows For ARM-Based Servers

pak9rabid Good luck with that (113 comments)

MS couldn't produce a mobile device that anybody wanted (where ARM makes much more sense). What makes them think they're going to have any success on the server front?

about a month ago
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Leaked Documents Reveal Behind-the-Scenes Ebola Vaccine Issues

pak9rabid Re:Summary (124 comments)

I don't think that would sit too well with the Eighth Amendment.

about a month ago
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Ello Formally Promises To Remain Ad-Free, Raises $5.5M

pak9rabid Re:Open social network standard (167 comments)

What you're suggesting means that all of the social networks we're trying to avoid will still get all of our data.

It sounds like you would be a good candidate for the disconnected mode of operation then (IE, don't propagate information on your domain to other domains). The key here is control is being given back to the users, not owned by a single entity with a vested interest in selling your information.

about a month ago
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Ello Formally Promises To Remain Ad-Free, Raises $5.5M

pak9rabid Re:Sustainable business model (167 comments)

Eh, I'd see normal users getting more up in arms over this than what Facebook currently does (ads and selling their data).

about a month ago
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Ello Formally Promises To Remain Ad-Free, Raises $5.5M

pak9rabid Open social network standard (167 comments)

What I'd like to see in the near future is the concept of social media turned into an open standard (much like e-mail) and built out as a non-centralized, distributed network, with DNS controlling which server(s) power which domains. Your social network domain could either be a stand-alone domain (think an internal site for businesses, schools, etc), or it could be hooked into the greater social network, where status updates, messages, etc could propagate between domains and, depending on who your friends with, you would get those updates to show up on your own feed. I'd really like to see a standard drawn up, and then have there be many implementations (ideally open source) of the actual software used to power each social network domain (like XMPP implementations).

With social media becoming such a huge part in a lot of peoples' everyday lives, it really is about time to open it up and stop having it controlled by any single entity.

about a month ago
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Ello Formally Promises To Remain Ad-Free, Raises $5.5M

pak9rabid Sustainable business model (167 comments)

I don't see this business model of theirs being sustainable. Not to mention nobody in their right mind is going to want to acquire them with these restrictions bolted on.

about a month ago
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Speed Cameras In Chicago Earn $50M Less Than Expected

pak9rabid 6th ammendment? (398 comments)

Couldn't you get most (if not all) of these automated tickets thrown out in court by citing the 6th ammendment (the right to face your accuser), since it isn't an actual person issuing these tickets?

about a month ago
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Goodbye, World? 5 Languages That Might Not Be Long For This World

pak9rabid Re:If you wanted us to believe your Op-Ed... (547 comments)

As the saying goes, there's two types of languages: the one everyone bitches about, and the one nobody uses.

about a month and a half ago
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Miss a Payment? Your Car Stops Running

pak9rabid Re:Could be improved (907 comments)

So the car could still be push-started if it was a manual transmission?

about 2 months ago
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U2 and Apple Collaborate On 'Non-Piratable, Interactive Format For Music'

pak9rabid Re:confused (358 comments)

Well shit, maybe Austin really is the "live music capital of the world", because on any given night on 6th street all you hear is live music.

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Advice On Building a Firewall With VPN Capabilities?

pak9rabid Options (238 comments)

Oh man, this is totally my area of expertise.

Hardware:

  • APU 1C
  • APU 1C4 (same as above but with 4 GB of ram instead of 2)

Software:

  • Voyage Linux This is a Debian-based Linux distribution that's tweaked to run on x86-based embedded systems (like one of the APU systems above). This is a good option if you're a Linux power user and prefer to set things up yourself manually.
  • pfSense You can flash this onto an SD or mSATA card and boot straight into it. This is good for those that want a more turn-key solution. pfSense is based on m0n0wall.

about 2 months ago
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Apple CarPlay Rollout Delayed By Some Carmakers

pak9rabid Re:Hey, great idea here, guys... (76 comments)

Pioneer definitely sucks. I stopped buying their head units in favor of Clarion's. I shied away from the AppRadio not because of the UI or anything like that, but because of its lack of RCA pre-outs, not to mention they're shitty 2V (compared to Clarion's 4V). I figured that wouldn't be an issue for most people since they're probably not running multiple amps with 12+" subs.

about 3 months ago

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Google Issues Android Anti-Fragmentation Tool

pak9rabid pak9rabid writes  |  more than 3 years ago

pak9rabid writes "To address the ever-increasing issue of Android device fragmentation, Google is releasing an anti-fragmentation tool that will be included in Honeycomb, and will be made available for Android developers to include in their own pre-Honeycome applications, that will be supported by Android 1.6 and later."
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The bet is on! Ubuntu vs. Microsoft

pak9rabid pak9rabid writes  |  about 7 years ago

pak9rabid writes "From the thread: This is the deal: I have to use Ubuntu for 30 days. IF there is anything I can't do on Ubuntu (except for games which he reluctantly conceded is Microsoft turf) that I can do on Vista, then I get a brand new laptop courtesy of my buddy. IF on the other hand, I lose, I have to pay for his new laptop."
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