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Longtime Debian Developer Tollef Fog Heen Resigns From Systemd Maintainer Team

randomhacks Re:damn (550 comments)

I agree. It's a real shame that people can't work on projects that interest them because they get attacked by other people.

about two weeks ago
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London Unveils New Driverless Subway Trains

randomhacks Re:I've been wondering why this took so long (127 comments)

I agree. They have removed the worst part of the underground. Over paid train drivers and their unions!

about a month and a half ago
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UK Government Tax Disc Renewal Website Buckles Under Pressure

randomhacks Re:Is this news? (145 comments)

This is bullshit. The website didn't fail on the 1st day. The website has been working for years. The problem is that it didn't scale perfectly when the load dramatically increased.

about 2 months ago
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John Carmack's Oculus Connect Keynote Probably Had Samsung Cringing

randomhacks Wow - a stream of consciousness. (88 comments)

That was an amazing video purely to watch someone talk without ever finishing a sentence or pausing for thought. It was like watching a stream of consciousness.

about 2 months ago
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Dremel Releases 3D Printer

randomhacks This is so 2012. (105 comments)

You can date it from the marketing photo. In 2014, no one goes 'WOW' and points at 3D printers anymore.

about 2 months ago
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Synolocker 0-Day Ransomware Puts NAS Files At Risk

randomhacks What a load of FUD! (150 comments)

This article is complete FUD. According to Synology "this issue only affects Synology NAS servers running some older versions of DSM (DSM 4.3-3810 or earlier), by exploiting a security vulnerability that was fixed and patched in December, 2013." Like any operating system - if you don't patch it then you it will be probably be vunerable to hacking. Just upgrade to the lastest version. As you were.

about 4 months ago
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UK Government Report Recommends Ending Online Anonymity

randomhacks Re:Another value of anonymity (282 comments)

You're not anonymous. You have created a slashdot user and online name for yourself. http://slashdot.org/~Alomex You could have clicked the 'Post Anonymously" button but you didn't. Therefore, if you were breaking the law then it would be possible for the goverment to find you by contacting slashdot and requesting your information.

about 4 months ago
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UK Government Report Recommends Ending Online Anonymity

randomhacks Re:Have government go first. (282 comments)

Could you please explain what govement employee financial records and private lives have to do with freedom of speech? It doesn't. The govement doesn't want to look into people private lives. The internet is fundementally a public space and if you break the law then you should be accountable. I.e. if you bully people online then it should be possible to find and bring you to justice.

about 4 months ago
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UK Government Report Recommends Ending Online Anonymity

randomhacks Freedom of speech doesn't require anonymity (282 comments)

I think this is a great idea. Freedom of speech / expression doesn't require anonymity. Everyone seems to forget that we had freedom of speech before the internet and for freedom of speechm to work, you actually need some basic rules of fair play. This protect other basic rights which are required for society of work. I.e. You need to be able to stop people being hateful, terrorising or bullying each other. You also need to stop things which might negatively affect national security, publc safety and basic human right.

about 4 months ago
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Linux Voice is a New Magazine for Linux Users — On Paper (Video)

randomhacks Awesome interview... (72 comments)

Makes me proud to be British!

about 7 months ago
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Startup Out of MIT Promises Digital Afterlife — Just Hand Over Your Data

randomhacks Re:All of this has happened before... (241 comments)

You're right. Channel 4 (UK) Black Mirror - Episode 1: "Martha and Ash are a young couple who move to a remote cottage. The day after the move, Ash is killed, returning the hire van. At the funeral, Martha's friend Sarah tells her about a new service that lets people stay in touch with the deceased. By using all his past online communications and social media profiles, a new 'Ash' can be created. Martha is disgusted by the concept but then in a confused and lonely state she decides to talk to 'him'..." Definitively worth watching.

about 10 months ago
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Elsevier Going After Authors Sharing Their Own Papers

randomhacks A possible solution? (259 comments)

How about this for a possible solution? 1) The researchers should publish everything on a website and make it freely available. 2) The website should allow anyone to read, comment and rate the papers - however they must use their real identities to comment. The comments and ratings would be weighted based on the reputation of the commenter which would be calcuated from previous comments and the ratings of their papers. The journals could still have a business because they could review the papers themselves. They could select papers which they that think are interesting and timely. They could then purchase the right to print the research off the researchers and publish them in a nicely laid out magazine complete with editors comments which they could sell to Universities. It would be in their interest to have good quality and interesting papers. Grants could be given based on the ratings / comments that your work receives and also which journal selects and publishs your work. This system would have benefits over the existing journal system by: 1) Allow complete transparency 2) Allow papers to be retracted or corrected. 3) Allow "you might also like" functionality. 4) Encourage public discuss of papers. Personally, I think it is really said that the acedemics can't sort this out.

about a year ago
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Mark Shuttleworth Apologizes for Trademark Action Against Fix Ubuntu

randomhacks Re:It didn't change my opinion one bit... (196 comments)

God this kind of generic comment is boring. The recipe is: 1: You used to like Ubuntu 2: Unity comes along 3: You don't like Ubuntu 4: You like something else 5: You post this story everywhere. 6: Goto 5

1 year,16 days
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Hoax-Proofing the Open Access Journals

randomhacks If only StackOverflow made an Open Access Journal (114 comments)

... then you would be able to vote his paper down for being nonsense. This would then reduce his reputation and would: 1) Reduce the rating of future publications 2) Reduce the affect of feedback that he leaves others 3) Reduce his funding. I.e. Post bad work and reduce the chances of succeeding as an academic.

1 year,22 days

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Should a ticket system send emails?

randomhacks randomhacks writes  |  about 6 months ago

randomhacks (3420197) writes "We are using a Kayako for as our customer service ticket system. It receives incoming email from an email account and creates a ticket. We respond to customers using Kayako and it sends an email response via the smtp server. The problem is that our smtp server went down. It turns out that if Kayako fails to connect to the smtp server, it simply throws an exception and deletes the email. I have spoken to Kayako. They say that this is good design. They say Kayako is not an email client. Personally, I think that Kayako is an email client and it should have an outgoing email queue. They insist that it is a bad design. What do you think?"

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