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The Untold Story of the Invention of the Game Cartridge

rHBa Re:And we are back to them again... (60 comments)

Just tried that, no luck. I'm guessing that the referrer has to match hardwaresecrets.com rather than being empty.

about a week ago
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Local Hackerspace Loses Solar Balloon, Creating Another UFO In New Mexico

rHBa Re:In Albuquerque? (31 comments)

The strangest thing I've ever seen flying (although not at Kirtland) is a Citroen 2CV.

about two weeks ago
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19,000 French Websites Hit By DDoS, Defaced In Wake of Terror Attacks

rHBa Re:Did they deface Slashdot too? (206 comments)

Over the last few days I noticed that some of the height of the buttons was too short for their text and the search input was also shorter than normal but that seems to be fixed now (FF35/Linux).

about two weeks ago
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Lost Beagle2 Probe Found 'Intact' On Mars

rHBa More multi-billion dollar probes? (130 comments)

This one cost £50M and seeing as it landed intact, within 5km of the centre of its target landing area they obviously did a pretty good job getting it the surface. If they'd spent a bit MORE money/time they might have engineered the probe more reliably so it actually opened properly...

about two weeks ago
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Best current live-action TV show based on comics?

rHBa Re:Don't Watch TV (148 comments)

Pro tip: It's possible to participate in outdoor activities *and* watch TV.

Exactly! I watch Survivorman and Mantracker all the time.

Personally I watch TV in the garden. The glare is pretty bad on sunny days so I put a large blanket over the my head/TV.

about two weeks ago
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Your High School Wants You To Install Snapchat

rHBa Re:Fuck off Bennett (157 comments)

Have you managed to find the search functionality on the mobile version of /. 'cause I haven't. You'd assume it's there somewhere but it must be well hidden.

Personally, using FF Mobile on Android, I just "Request Desktop Site" and get /. classic. Then again that's on a Nexus 7 so the classic version is quite usable, not sure if it would work so well on a <6'' mobile

about two weeks ago
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Your High School Wants You To Install Snapchat

rHBa Re:i knew it was Bennett (157 comments)

The way I read it he's not complaining about long-form posts in general but specifically about the content of your posts.

about two weeks ago
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Your High School Wants You To Install Snapchat

rHBa Re:Fuck off Bennett (157 comments)

I'd happily sign but it says:

Petition Not Available

The content of this petition is under review.

about two weeks ago
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Your High School Wants You To Install Snapchat

rHBa Re:Fuck off Bennett (157 comments)

I agree but unfortunately /. (or more specifically Dice) doesn't care about usability (have you seen Beta?), they only care about page views/eyes on ads. If users never viewed a BH posts then they'd quickly stop him posting.

Personally I saw the abbreviated version of this post without taking in the fact it was yet another BH diatribe, I'd already loaded the page before I realised what it was so Dice's stats will register a hit on the page despite the fact I didn't want to read 90% of the rubbish contained in the OPs post.

IMHO a Greasemonkey userscript would be one way* to allow users to more easily avoid BH posts completely and help get the message to Dice that we don't want these steaming piles of elephant shit.

* I'd be happy to consider other methods such as native plugins or whatever...

about two weeks ago
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Your High School Wants You To Install Snapchat

rHBa Re:Fuck off Bennett (157 comments)

Someone should write a userscript to do that, maybe put it on kickstarter, I know I'd help fund it...

about two weeks ago
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Is 'SimCity' Homelessness a Bug Or a Feature?

rHBa Re:oh the humanity (393 comments)

Are SimCity's homeless people in Dwarf Fortress or the player's homeless people?

about two weeks ago
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SpaceX Rocket Launch Succeeds, But Landing Test Doesn't

rHBa Re:No good video? (213 comments)

According to Elon "Didn't get good landing/impact video. Pitch dark and foggy."

about three weeks ago
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Is Kitkat Killing Lollipop Uptake?

rHBa Re:Some experiences from Nexus 7 (437 comments)

(infamous "triangle, circle, square" comes to mind)

Which one was change weapon again?

about three weeks ago
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Inside Cryptowall 2.0 Ransomware

rHBa Re:How to prevent it from ruining my backups (181 comments)

As mentioned above, you need a PULL backup solution so the back-up is done by a remote server logging into your machine and taking copies of the files that need to be backed up rather then your machine connecting to a remote server and sending the files. That way your computer has no knowledge of where its backups are stored so cryptowall won't be able to find them either.

In a Linux or Mac environment this would be simple to set up with common tools, You could write a sample BASH script that runs daily on the remote backup server, using SSHFS to mount the target computer's file system and then use backup2l to make incremental backups of the appropriate directories which are saved on the backup file system.

This should work for Windows clients as well but you'd have to install an ssh daemon on the machine or use unencrypted Telnet.

about three weeks ago
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What Isn't There an App For?

rHBa Re:Missing from my iPhone (421 comments)

2) A keyboard that's the same as the default, just with a row of number keys on top.

I use Hacker's Keyboard on Android, not sure if there's an iPhone equivalent.

about a month ago
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What Isn't There an App For?

rHBa Re:Alsways the same (421 comments)

It's not being released until the Spring but they're working on it although identifying individuals/counting the number of birds might be phase two...

about a month ago
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Peter Diamandis: Technology Is Dissolving National Borders

rHBa Re:clearly (129 comments)

Actually, attitude to sporting teams in general could be a good indicator. In the UK football teams (with the exception of a couple of teams from Manchester) are often supported by people local to the area and if that team moved to another town there would be outrage and the team would have to start building a new fan base (take Wimbledon FC's move to Milton Keynes as an example here).

On the other hand, as I understand it, it's relatively common for NFL teams to move to a new town/city and they usually take their fans with them.

Having said that I could be completely wrong...?

about a month ago
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Out With the Red-Light Cameras, In With the Speeding Cameras

rHBa Re:Speeding not always an issue (335 comments)

[citation needed]

Agreed.

Although not directly relevant, I've seen various documentaries about level (railway) crossings and the effect that increasing visibility DOESN'T increase safety because the drivers will approach the crossing more quickly given better visibility. In other words drivers often approach too quickly and wrongly asses the danger.

Unfortunately I can't find a citation for these studies :-(

about a month ago

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CERN looking for help filling in the gaps in photo archive

rHBa rHBa writes  |  about 3 months ago

rHBa (976986) writes "According to the BBC scientists at the European nuclear research centre CERN have uncovered an archive of images from its first 50 years and are asking for help in deciphering what is going on in them. Dr Sue Black, who was a key figure in the campaign to save Bletchley Park, said "we believe that much of this information could be crowd-sourced from the CERN community.""

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