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The Biggest iPhone Security Risk Could Be Connecting One To a Computer

pak9rabid Re:Or dumbphones (72 comments)

Who's given enough shit about them to discover and publish them?

about a week ago
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Silicon Valley Doesn't Have an Attitude Problem, OK?

pak9rabid Silicon Valley is overrated (261 comments)

Having almost passed the 90-day mark at my first Silicon Valley job, my experience has been that it's a highly overrated (and overpriced) place to start a new tech company. Compared to where I'm from (and currently still reside), Austin, I haven't really been wowed with the talent over there vs over here. The big difference I've seen is that the people over in Silicon Valley just seem more big-headed about what they do.

about two weeks ago
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KDE Releases Plasma 5

pak9rabid Keep it up! (108 comments)

Looks awesome guys. Keep up the great work!

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Choosing a Web Language That's Long-Lived, and Not Too Buzzy?

pak9rabid Re:Perl still works, and PHP is fine (536 comments)

Judging by the fact that most of Facebook is based on PHP, it sounds to me like it's pretty robust... It's also object oriented.

And functional

The only drawback that I would find as a code-geek is weak typing

Which Facebook is addressing with their language Hack, which is heavily based on the PHP language. As a bonus, you also get a language that's built from the ground-up to be fully functional with their HHVM technology. It's an exciting time for PHP.

about a month and a half ago
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Measles Outbreak In NYC

pak9rabid Re:A bit of common sense maybe? (747 comments)

- Don't allow children into public schools that are not up to date on their vaccination schedules.

If parents don't want to vaccinate their kids, fine; they can put them in private schools or homeschool them themselves.

about 5 months ago
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Google Blocking Asus's Android-Windows "Duet"?

pak9rabid Re:Free as in not (194 comments)

Perhaps I should have been more clear: where's the Raspberry Pi distribution that's actually useable for anything (aka, not slower than dog shit).

about 5 months ago
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Men And Women Think Women Are Bad At Basic Math

pak9rabid Re:Don't be so harsh ... (384 comments)

She's built like a steakhouse, but handles like a bistro!

about 5 months ago
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Google Blocking Asus's Android-Windows "Duet"?

pak9rabid Free as in not (194 comments)

Android is free and open

So where's the Raspberry Pi distribution (that actually works) if it's so free and open?

about 5 months ago
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Police Say No Foul Play In Death of Bitcoin Exchange CEO Autumn Radtke

pak9rabid Re:How long would it take (126 comments)

I'd imagine if a large enough pool of bitcoins were for sure confirmed missing (not sure if that can even be tracked), the block difficulty would probably be lowered and miners would be awarded new bitcoins at a higher rate for solving more blocks, thus fixing the shortage problem.

about 5 months ago
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First LSD Test In 40 Years Reveal Drug Helps Terminal Patients Prepare For Death

pak9rabid Re:The fed killed drug research for decades. (221 comments)

Personally, I believe that the benefits you list can be achieved with relaxation

Are you fucking kidding me? Tell that to my friend who's currently undergoing chemotherapy to combat stage IV cancer, which is likely to kill her within the year. It's a little hard to just relax without outside help knowing that she's about to leave a family behind at the age of 30...

about 5 months ago
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Comcast Turning Chicago Homes Into Xfinity Hotspots

pak9rabid Re:So what happens (253 comments)

I fail to see how this changes anything, other than you now have an additional network behind your router. The border gateway into your house from your ISP is already potentially "compromised" by them, in that they have the final say of how your public IP gets used. Setting the ISP's router into bridged mode and giving your own router full control of your public IP is really what you want. I'm finding, however, that this seems to be a dying trend (Time Warner's Roadrunner service still allows it, but they're hiding the page to set your router into bridged mode such that you have to know the direct URL to the router's page to control this...I imagine they'll probably just do away with this feature entirely in the future). As far as I know, services like AT&T's U-verse and Google Fiber don't even allow setting your router into bridged mode at all (somebody please correct me if I'm wrong).

about 5 months ago
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RadioShack To Close 1,100 Stores

pak9rabid Good riddance (423 comments)

Radio Shack is worthless. Every time I go in there looking for something, they never have it. The last thing I went in for that that I surely thought they would have (but didn't) was a 1+ amp micro-USB power adapter for a Raspberry Pi. They're more interested in selling shitty phones to idiots than stocking things that are actually useful.

about 6 months ago
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Ohio Attempting To Stop Tesla From Selling Cars, Again

pak9rabid NADA (387 comments)

"Man the automotive dealer associations don't like Tesla.

They have a name: NADA. Hate them, they are evil.

about 6 months ago
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Microsoft Joins Open Compute Project, Will Share Server Designs

pak9rabid Re:Which one is this? (90 comments)

Without Billy G, I don't think they're capable of that anymore.

about 7 months ago
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Largest Bitcoin Mining Pool Pledges Not To Execute '51% Attack'

pak9rabid Put it in writing (351 comments)

Promises aren't worth shit unless you're willing to put them in writing.

about 7 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Getting an Uncooperative Website To Delete One's Account?

pak9rabid Re:bit of a tricky question with forums (171 comments)

Usenet and mailing list archives are forever

This isn't necessarily true. I worked at a place where the CEO came across some archived mailing-list posts that contained sensitive company information (apparently the previous sysadmin didn't have much regard for keeping sensitive company information secret when he had questions). An email or two asking them nicely to remove the content and it was gone. Granted, if it had been propagated to many other archive sites, this could have been a major pain in the ass.

about 8 months ago
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Harvesting Power When Freshwater Meets Salty

pak9rabid Re:Cool (151 comments)

Why not just use the river to turn a turbine?

Typically in the coastal plains (where a river would meet with saltwater), a river will widen up and it's current slows to a crawl (due to the lack of a "downhill" presence).

about 9 months ago
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Tesla Fires and Firestorms: Let's Breathe and Review Some Car Fire Math

pak9rabid Re:American cars in general... (264 comments)

Every dealer is gunning for Tesla

This association of dealers even has a name: the National Automotives Dealer Association (NADA); they are a cartel.

about 9 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  |  more than 6 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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