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SCO Puts Unix Assets On the Block

rdavidson3 Re:First Bid! (217 comments)

Or how about OSS community buying the IP assets they tried to claim that they owned through the trials, and once those assets are bought then give them freely to the community.

I realize that giving money to SCO leaves a bad taste in my mouth and the courts have ruled that there wasn't any infringement to begin with, but at least MS can't use that FUD to curtail companies from using Linux.

My $0.02.

more than 3 years ago
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Mozilla Plans Fix For Critical Firefox Vulnerability In Next Release

rdavidson3 Re:Your official guide to the Jigaboo presidency (140 comments)

That's why logs are keep at the ISPs. Get the police involved and the time of the post, and they can identify the people or bots behind it.

With the language the same in every single post, why doesn't slashdot just filter this out to the garbage before it gets posted.

Maybe we should have a "-1 hate crime" mod, and the overlords can determine what to do with it. As it is, I only see myself or other mods pushing it down, thus wasting one of my mod points whereas I can be modding someone "+1 interesting" instead.

more than 4 years ago
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Mozilla Plans Fix For Critical Firefox Vulnerability In Next Release

rdavidson3 Re:Your official guide to the Jigaboo presidency (140 comments)

I could mark this one down as a troll as well, but what's the point since he is wasting one of my mod points in doing so, and it will just post this hate garbarge in another posting.

Has anyone contacted the police and get IP records and get this bozo charged with hate crimes? We do live in the 21st century; language, culture and humanity has moved waaaaaaay past this, and there are laws that are being broken here. Although I think this behavior shouldn't have been allowed to happen then and definitely not now. I am getting upset that I keep seeing this and have to waste time and points burying it, and have seen people posting that to just "ignore it and it will go away", but it hasn't gone away.

I really don't know why after so many months, we are allowing this clown to continue posting. The wording and language is almost exactly the same. So, why doesn't the filter pick this up and log IP and delete the post? Do the overlords in slashdot secretly agree with this language and choose to let this continue.

I come to slashdot to read and comment on various IT / science topics and may not agree with everyone here, but we can be civilized about it.

Sincerely,
White guy that hates racism in all forms.

P.S. Sorry for the rant, but this has gone on for too far. This will be the last time I will waste any of my time commenting on this or using mod points to deal with it. Mod me into oblivion if you wish to do so, but its your conscience.

more than 4 years ago
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Quantum State Created In Largest Object Yet

rdavidson3 Re:In Slashdotters Pants. (265 comments)

Only need 2 of them, and a million bucks should about do it.

more than 4 years ago
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Quantum State Created In Largest Object Yet

rdavidson3 Re:In Slashdotters Pants. (265 comments)

I hear you need a million bucks for that.

more than 4 years ago
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Simpler "Hello World" Demonstrated In C

rdavidson3 Re:BTDT (582 comments)

Your ideas interest me and I would like to subscribe to your architecture diagram

more than 4 years ago
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How Do You Get Users To Read Error Messages?

rdavidson3 Re:Electric Shock v2.0 (951 comments)

I heard good things about that version too.

Didn't they electrify the barbed wire too? I also heard that the help desk has a "big red shiny button" that controls it.

more than 4 years ago
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How Do You Get Users To Read Error Messages?

rdavidson3 Re:Oh, I dunno, try making the error messages usef (951 comments)

The blame lies with LAZY system designers and LAZY developers.

Since we're spreading blame, then don't forget the lazy QA department for not testing that, and the lazy BA for not writing sufficient specs, or the data architect who thinks that a CustomerID should only be an INT.

I believe that the root of these issues arises from poor specs that the developer and QA consume to produce code / unit tests that ultimately fail in the end product. I've worked for many companies throughout my career and almost every time this issue occurs it can be pointed to the BA producing the original spec. Most times the BA is over worked / inexperienced and management isn't interested in spending more time on the front of projects to get things done right, or the end users don't want to invest time in working with the BA to get things right. I've seen it all.

Lots of blame to go around, just don't pile it on the developers.

more than 4 years ago
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How Do You Get Users To Read Error Messages?

rdavidson3 Re:Electric Shock v2.0 (951 comments)

Our version 2.0 system includes a small amount of absorbent material woven into teh seat bottom that can hold 50X it's weight in liquid.

We've moved onto version 2.1 where the absorbent material was replaced with a catheter.

more than 4 years ago
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When I die, I want my body to be ...

rdavidson3 Re:Death? (793 comments)

In the family plot?

More like in the in-laws plot.

more than 4 years ago
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Ubisoft's Constant Net Connection DRM Confirmed

rdavidson3 Re:BRING IT ON !! (631 comments)

I think the priates could get the constant internet connection re-routed to somwhere else.

Instead of pinging Ubi website (or whatever it is) to see if the internet is connected, the hackers could just get the game to ping 127.0.0.1 instead. Problem solved (me thinks)

more than 4 years ago
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Number of USB cable types on hand? (A-B, A-mini, etc.)

rdavidson3 Re:One: It's UNIVERSAL (211 comments)

I think this is what displayport is trying to accomplish

more than 4 years ago
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Space Shuttle Spy Gets 15 Years

rdavidson3 Re:Concorde vs. Concordski (402 comments)

Maybe they bought those set of tires from the Russians ;)

more than 4 years ago
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New Material Transforms Car Bodies Into Batteries

rdavidson3 Re:Slashdot does it again! (213 comments)

I don't understand... can you provide a car analogy for me?

more than 4 years ago
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Stay Off the Grid, Win $10,000

rdavidson3 Re:Uh, but you can't drop off the grid... (228 comments)

Otherwise I'd just take a month off of work and buy a ton of food and go wilderness camping somewhere (Canada would be nice, but not in Feb)

Given the weather you guys had this year in the states, I would rather stay here in Canada (Calgary). Other than a couple of cold days in December (-30 C), its been a relatively balmy winter (near melting temps throughout January). I pity the people in Vancouver though as they don't have much snow for the Olympics.

http://www.vancouversun.com/sports/Vancouver+Olympics+could+face+lack+snow+Accuweather/2102994/story.html

more than 4 years ago
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Can You Trust Chinese Computer Equipment?

rdavidson3 Re:Sure... (460 comments)

I think the Chinese could do this by ensuring that the USB, computer, firewall, etc were made by them, and ensuring there was a hidden pipe through all those channels. This would only work in certain scenarios, and I doubt that they would try it until they could guarantee that a customer would be using all compromised equipment.

I wouldn't be surpised if they are trying something like this and selling as a packaged deal (computer + servers + routers + switches + etc) to big corporate US that has R&D that they are interested in but can't get their hands on because that US corp is hesitant to set up a shop in China.

more than 4 years ago
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IE Flaw Gives Hackers Access To User Files

rdavidson3 Re:Flawed (259 comments)

Good point. Mod the parent up for it.

more than 4 years ago
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IE Flaw Gives Hackers Access To User Files

rdavidson3 Re:Flawed (259 comments)

One more reason not to keep your files in "My Documents".

Problem with that logic on windows 7 is that "My documents" are stored in the "c:\users\xxxxxx\Documents" folder. Now the hacker needs to figure out what the xxxxx is.

Maybe this is different under windows 7 (or any other version) when the computer is not on a domain.

more than 4 years ago

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