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You Got Your Windows In My Linux

psyclone Re:Lennart Poetterings rebuttal (613 comments)

Interesting, it's nice to know that you can still use syslog along side systemd's journald. From the limited remarks, it appears you still get full syslog output.

about a month and a half ago
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Mozilla Rolls Out Sponsored Tiles To Firefox Nightly's New Tab Page

psyclone Re:I can ignore tabs somehow (171 comments)

Interesting, from the PDF you linked:

Potential for revenue; paying for top-tier placement for first-run

about 2 months ago
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Mozilla Rolls Out Sponsored Tiles To Firefox Nightly's New Tab Page

psyclone Re:Work for the man, not for mankind (171 comments)

To compete with Google [Chrome] they need to not rely on Google for 90% of their funding.

As long as the ads are clearly marked with no privacy implications (no pre-fetch of those sponsored tiles that sends cookies, exec's javascript, pings 40 trackers, etc.) then I support the move.

It's sad, but if Mozilla dies, will any free software group fill their void? The Net would never be the same...

about 2 months ago
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The Evolution of Diet

psyclone Re:Correlation Does Not Imply Causation (281 comments)

So does "Paleo" involve capturing wild goats or sheep, feeding and milking them for many days to get enough cream to make butter?

I guess it depends how long in the past we are talking about. Early nomadic people didn't have domesticated animals they herded around. Even the dog is only ~ 30k years old.

about 2 months ago
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The Evolution of Diet

psyclone Re:Tobacco Companies (281 comments)

I wonder if in 50 years we'll see the same legal actions and moral conscience swing towards processed food makers as the late 20th century saw towards tobacco companies.

about 2 months ago
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The Evolution of Diet

psyclone Re:Correlation Does Not Imply Causation (281 comments)

Try exercise for a minimum of 6 weeks about 3-4 times a week (something you like, sports or even walking on the golf course) and you'll find you /want/ to do more of it. And if your mind and body are in shape, the last 10 years might not be so bad.

about 2 months ago
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The Evolution of Diet

psyclone Re:Correlation Does Not Imply Causation (281 comments)

Cut the butter, cheese, and sour cream from the paleo diet, unless "paleo" now includes domesticated animals and stationary time to ferment and age milk (like agrarian). You might be thinking of another fad diet: Atkins.

about 2 months ago
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New Watson-Style AI Called Viv Seeks To Be the First 'Global Brain'

psyclone Re:This is important (161 comments)

How is this algorithm any different than Wolfram Alpha? Both are light on actual details and they both claim to do the same thing.

about 2 months ago
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Type 225 Words per Minute with a Stenographic Keyboard (Video)

psyclone Time for a Race (109 comments)

Race Qwerty vs Dvorak vs Steno at Type Racer.

Clearly some people type much faster than a measly 120 WPM (as TFA indicated) using a qwerty layout.

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Life Beyond the WRT54G Series?

psyclone Re:They used to call me paranoid... (427 comments)

I have no idea how those work, I would assume the channel guide is an external web service and is not hosted by the Actiontec router.

It's worth a try, you can always restore the router to it's default. It's not like you're flashing the firmware of the Actiontec, just changing some settings.

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Life Beyond the WRT54G Series?

psyclone Re:They used to call me paranoid... (427 comments)

Do the same thing. Setup the Actiontec to ONLY speak DSL and pass through the PPPoE connection to your router of choice. Thus your router of choice does the PPPoE authentication, and does NAT, and optionally wifi. As it now knows your external IP every time it changes, it can more easily use various dynamic DNS providers.

about 2 months ago
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Evidence of a Correction To the Speed of Light

psyclone Re:Which means (347 comments)

If you reverse the polarity of the neutrino beam, you might be able to detect the tachyon pulse that's out of phase with normal matter!

about 4 months ago
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Why Amazon Might Want a Big Piece of the Smartphone Market

psyclone Re:Amazon Apps already for iOS and Android. (61 comments)

Right, but just like their Kindle Fire tablets, the Amazon Phone (Fire Phone? whatev) will not come with the Google Play store installed, but only provide access to Amazon's App Store.

Just another slice of the mobile pie.

about 4 months ago
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Nokia Extorted For Millions Over Stolen Encryption Keys

psyclone Needs more Spy Thrilling (89 comments)

The money was left in a bag at a parking lot nearby Särkänniemi amusement park. Then things went wrong. The blackmailer took the bag. Police, however, lost track of the blackmailer and the money was gone.

What, no GPS transmitter in the filament of each paper Euro? Amateurs.

about 4 months ago
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Google: Indie Musicians Must Join Streaming Service Or Be Removed

psyclone Re:learn to write, dammit! (364 comments)

Agreed. And the quality of comments has not improved at all with the requirement of G+.

about 4 months ago
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Google: Indie Musicians Must Join Streaming Service Or Be Removed

psyclone Re:Ummm (364 comments)

Exactly this:

Google is unwilling to negotiate the terms of the [streaming service] contract except by saying "Well if you won't accept this offer, we'll pull your music from Youtube, our free platform, and yank the ad revenue because it's our service and that is our right."

about 4 months ago
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Book Review: Security Without Obscurity

psyclone Re:Meta-review (51 comments)

I also thought the review was overly wordy and hard to parse. For example:

One of the ways Stapleton brings his broad experience to the book is in the many areas where he compares different types of cryptosystems, technologies and algorithms. This enables the reader to understand what the appropriate type of authentication is most beneficial for the specific requirement.

Could easily be written as:

Stapleton compares different types of cryptosystems, technologies and algorithms.

Leaving plenty of space to list more concrete information from the book, like the Parent suggested: a table of contents.

about 4 months ago

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.NET Registry may Change Domain Dispute Process

psyclone psyclone writes  |  more than 3 years ago

psyclone (187154) writes "The May 10th deadline for comments on the .net registry agreement renewal has arrived with new domain name dispute changes. Instead of UDRP, the new agreement proposes adding the Uniform Rapid Suspension (URS) process to the .net TLD. The URS is a quick $200 process for a trademark holder to disable and take ownership of a domain. URS also reduces the panel size from 1-3 people to a single person. You can still comment on the proposal by sending an email to ICANN."
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