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Look Forward To Per-Service, Per-Page Fees

patro Re:Money talks (400 comments)

What if ISPs will do the same thing?

more than 4 years ago

How Do You Manage the Information In Your Life?

patro OrgMode (366 comments)


It's very powerful once you get the concept.

more than 4 years ago

Gene Simmons Threatens Anonymous Again and Gets DDoS'd

patro Re:Something I find interesting (403 comments)

Weird. Don't they make most of their money by performing dozens of times a year, anyway?

I'd rephrase it: Don't they make enough money anyway?

If someone is that rich does it really matter if not everyone buys his records? Isn't the free publicity worth more than earning even more money?

more than 4 years ago

Zen Coding

patro Here's the Emacs version (175 comments)

Emacs users can find the relevant package here with screenshots and demonstration Youtube video.

more than 4 years ago

High-Tech Research Moving From US To China

patro Re:No not exactly... (426 comments)

First of all China is robbing the West blind intellectually.

Well, in the past the West robbed China materially.

So it's not like a thief steals from an innocent, more like an aspiring thief stealing from an experienced one.

more than 4 years ago

Code Bubbles — Rethinking the IDE's User Interface

patro Re:Soo much space required. (198 comments)

I watched the video in 1080p and the text was pretty much unreadable. One would need either a huge screen or have to live with constant panning.

more than 4 years ago

Is Mozilla Ubiquity Dead?

patro Re:In a nutshell (148 comments)

Bad for you. It's very useful for quick calculations, translations, map searches, etc. I find it most useful to add tasks effortlessly to my Google Calendar.

I suggest you to try it, because it's quite handy.

more than 4 years ago

EU Committee Says No To Bank Data Sharing

patro Re:Who let US out of the playground again? (160 comments)

This is a great thing. US has no fucking business to our banking data or any other thing.

Or at least if they want this data then obviously they must share all US banking data with us in the spirit of cooperation.

One sided data sharing is out of the question.

more than 4 years ago

Microsoft Links Malware Rates To Pirated Windows

patro Re:Just suppose... (348 comments)

How about Service Pack 3? Does it contain WGA? If so then those who want to avoid WGA can't install SP3 at all, because it's one big bundle and you can't select individual components from it to install.

And SP3 is offered as a recommended security update by MS for SP2 users.

more than 5 years ago

10/GUI — an Interface For Multi-Touch Input

patro Re:Overhyped (344 comments)

How can you over-hype a one-paragraph summary?

Five minutes into the video and I'm still none the wiser as to how this is supposed to be an improvement in the use of my computer, or more comfortable, or easier.

In my opinion, it isn't.

Putting all my apps into a single line and navigating that line is not efficient. I'll stick to Autohotkey which allows me to jump to any of my usual apps with a single keypress.

I found eliminating the mouse as much as possible and finding convenient keyboard shortcuts is the key to efficient computer use. Using a touchpad which is just an other kind of mouse is not the solution. For computer newbies it may be, but not for seasoned users.

more than 5 years ago

Cameron's Avatar Trailer Posted

patro Not impressed to say the least (278 comments)

Cartoon-like blue CGI aliens and an apparently average summer blockbuster story. Maybe it's better in 3D, but in 2D it's laughable.

more than 5 years ago

Google Wave Reviewed

patro Re:Ads (365 comments)

Probably only if you use a wave server operated by Google.

But this is acceptable, since they devote their own resources to run it. You can always run your own server if you don't like it.

more than 5 years ago

Strong Passwords Not As Good As You Think

patro Re:limited application (553 comments)

Sentences as passwords are only applicable in environments that allow such things.

You can use a long sentence and use only the first letter of words and the punctuation. That's what I do.

more than 5 years ago

British Men Jailed For Online Hate Crimes

patro Re:Apparently Free Speech rights do not cover Hate (778 comments)

Also track down the "Anonymous" group for hate speech against Scientologists, etc.

Well, how about tracking down scientologists for hate speech against "Anonymous" then?

more than 5 years ago

Online Attack Hits US Government Web Sites

patro Re:blame China (199 comments)

Let's not. See what offends me about this whole thing is that it's so obivious. If they'd just targeted America, it could have been anyone. But 'whoever' it was had to go and hit South Korea too, at the same time. Who hates both the US and South Korea?

It could be the Martians.

more than 5 years ago

uSocial Sells Twitter Followers By the Thousand

patro Re:So what? (118 comments)

It's a total waste of money buying in

There are lots of narcistic people in the world and they may pay for all those fans who follow their precious self.

more than 5 years ago

Professor Gets 4 Years in Prison for Sharing Drone Plans With Students

patro Re:Not long enough (354 comments)

Should have been 40 years, idiot. Just bringing the laptop to China is shear stupidity.

Not really relevant. The data can be copied from it just as easily in the US.

Even the " prohibited from sharing sensitive data with foreign nationals" condition is a fluff, since a foreign nation can simply pay a US citizen to get the data.

more than 5 years ago

NSA To Build 20-Acre Data Center In Utah

patro Re:So... (226 comments)

The secret service builds a datacenter and announces that in mainstream media?

It can be a ploy to divert public attention from other more important clandestine projects to this decoy.

more than 5 years ago

Pirate Bay Announces Sale to Swedish Company For $7.8 Million

patro Re:Sold out (406 comments)

Personally I don't really approve of piracy because it hurts Open Source alternatives and wouldn't trust anything downloaded from PB to not have trojans on it these days.

AVIs of Lost episodes are trojan-free.

more than 5 years ago

Wikipedia Censored To Protect Captive Reporter

patro Re:Hypocrites (414 comments)

They'd gladly blab about a kidnapping if it wasn't one of their own. It does, after all, sell newspapers.

True. There is lots of information in newspapers and Wikipedia in general which can get people in trouble. Why select one individual? Where do we draw the line on what should be supressed?

Maybe a committe should be set up to prescreen Wikipedia edits, so they don't harm anyone on the planet...

more than 5 years ago



The Next Big Thing from Google is on the Horizon

patro patro writes  |  more than 6 years ago

patro (104336) writes "Hungarian tech weblog Webisztán breaks a story about a looming global launch from Google based on intel from insider sources. The article is short on details, but it teases the readers with phrases like "this will be big even by Google's standards". Can the Slashdot community guess what this next big thing is before it happens?"

patro patro writes  |  more than 7 years ago

patro (104336) writes "Opera Watch mentions that the Opera browser has a Slashdot easter egg in it. Type a slash and a dot in the address bar, press Enter and look what happens. How cool is that?"

patro patro writes  |  more than 8 years ago

patro (104336) writes "Opera 9 implements Server-Side Events, so that the client doesn't have to continuously poll the server for updates. The event model is according to the WHATWG Web Applications 1.0 specification. As an example a chat room has been implemented, but the possibilites are limitless."


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