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Microsoft Is Paying Brazilian Users In Skype Credit To Switch to Bing

roscocoltran Re:So... (90 comments)

This is exactly because of this kind of method that I've switched to full linux (except for games). We are hostages of computer superpowers who fights for our default settings. The money is in the defaults settings. The "by default.... but you can turn it off in the options" is a teller that you are getting screwed at this very moment, the facebook favorite method.

about 4 months ago
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Linus Torvalds Suspends Key Linux Developer

roscocoltran primadonna (641 comments)

But it's really sad that things like this get elevated to this kind of situation, and I personally find it annoying that it's always the same f*cking primadonna involved.

  • Being called a primadonna by Linux Torvalds: check
  • Being called a Biggot by Pat Robertson: todo

about 7 months ago
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GCHQ and NSA Targeted World Leaders, Private German Companies

roscocoltran Putin got it right (145 comments)

Following the shutdown of services from Mastercard and Visa in Russia, he is pushing for a russian payment system. At least he is facing his responsibilities, not like european leaders who, even facing the evidence that they are spied, won't do anything and still rely on US products.

We must ban Cisco equipment and Microsoft/Apple systems from our governments offices, once and for all. There are alternative solutions available, let's develop them, let's deploy them. Before, there was a risk. Now there is a fact. So what are we waiting for ?

about 7 months ago
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Facebook To Pay City $200K-a-Year For a Neighborhood Cop

roscocoltran Re:Buying police officers? (235 comments)

You can do the same in "Street wars". When you want to protect your gang from others, you deposit a pile of money in front of the police station and they provide you with a cop who patrols your area. At least now you know that if you're a FB empoyee, you can smoke pot in the street near your office building without too many risks of being arrested by your own cop.

While we're at it, why not rent a judge, you know, to speed up the lawsuit process, stuff like that.

Smells like OCP to me.

about 8 months ago
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HP To Charge For Service Packs and Firmware For Out-of-Warranty Customers

roscocoltran Dell (385 comments)

Hi,
Purchase Dell products instead. They offer free firmware downloads accessible from FTP without scripts, filters etc... super easy to use, very clean http pages as well.
Yes this is almost a publicity post but this is such a dick move from HP that I have to state the obvious: Dell is cool with his customers on the firmware side.
You can discuss about the quality of Dell products on other subjects or price, but on the firmware/drivers side they are cool and nowadays it need to be said when an IT vendor is cool.

about 9 months ago
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Windows 9 Already? Apparently, Yes.

roscocoltran Why leave windows 7 ? (1009 comments)

We are using windows 7 at work, also macosx and linux, but the windows machines are running windows 7, almost no windows 8 almost no windows XP.
And now Windows 9 is showing... tell me why should I upgrade my windows 7 machines ? The faster they release the less I want to upgrade. I prefer to wait until the dust settles. Even the users can understand this. Windows 7 have become a comfort zone.

about 9 months ago
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TorrentFreak Blocked By British ISP Sky's Porn Filter

roscocoltran Re:The question (171 comments)

I don't get it. Is it really as enormous as it seems ? Can they just block a web forum because it is a web forum ?

about 10 months ago
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Reuters: RSA Weakened Encryption For $10M From NSA

roscocoltran Re:That's a tiny number (464 comments)

They did not invest in the company, they bribed people. Would you refuse $3M ?

about 10 months ago
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Twitter Will Track Your Browsing To Sell Ads

roscocoltran Re:How does one prevent this ? (120 comments)

The IP is not the only way to identify a browser.

try this link and cry:
how unique is your browser

I talk smart, but my nerd resolution of 2400x1920 gives 15 bits of identifying identification, and firefiox ESR give 10.

"Your browser fingerprint appears to be unique among the 3,665,195 tested so far."

in fact disabling cookies makes your browser more unique. Add the timezone, the fonts, the plugins and your browser quickly becomes more and more unique.

about 10 months ago
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Don't Call It Stack Rank: Yahoo's QPR System For Culling Non-Performers

roscocoltran same with your porn collection (177 comments)

When your HD is full you have so purge the girls who did not made the top of the list. No that you wouldn't do them if you met them of course, but you know, the HD is full and you have to cut the dead branches.

about a year ago
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Next World of Warcraft Expansion: Warlords of Draenor

roscocoltran Re:I guess I'll see (156 comments)

GW2 grind is souldcrushingly long and tedious, as the game not only has far more grind than WoW ever it, it does the grind in a massively boring way, just like GW1 did. You just repeat the same small subset of actions in the same place all over and over and over and over again. I absolutely love their art, which is by far the best in the industry, but gameplay was remarkably boring after a few hours with very little depth and grind was just soul crushing. And I say this as someone who played GW1 for years, where best form of farm was running two instances with a solo build that could be (and widely was) botted.

What are you talking about ? All my guild was unanimous when they said that the leveling in GW2 was the coolest one they've seen in a MMO for a long time. And that was the same for me. The levels came to me like nothing, I just traveled in a beautiful world and I even posted scrrenshots, a thing that I never do usualy. And one day I was 80.
But nothing stops you from camping a place and doing the same stuff if you want to, just like IRL.

GW2 was the most refreshing MMO I've played in a long time.

about a year ago
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Edward Snowden Leaks Could Help Paedophiles Escape Police, Says UK Government

roscocoltran Re:May they burn in hell. (510 comments)

I won't even read the article, there is no need, the title is enough and I fully believe that it is accurate. What about: The Swnowden leaks will "help reopening the nazi death camps and their gas chambers" ? Ho God, we cannot allow that, can we ? Kill Snowden, quickly!

about a year ago
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Facebook Isn't Accepting New Posts, Likes, Comments...

roscocoltran Re:broken (258 comments)

Who cares ? Is slashdot becoming the nagios of popular websites ?

1 year,4 days
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D-Link Router Backdoor Vulnerability Allows Full Access To Settings

roscocoltran updating contacts (228 comments)

D-Link should update their firmware: Joel left the company a long time ago. And you should never hard-code usernames in a firmware, only group names. This is basic stuff.

1 year,11 days
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The Difference Between Film and Digital Photography (Video)

roscocoltran article ? (182 comments)

Hey, it's clickable! I learn a bit about slashdot everyday!

1 year,25 days
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Software Glitch Means Loss of NASA's Deep Impact Comet Probe

roscocoltran Thanks, NSA (65 comments)

This time I think you hacked a bridge too far.

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: Linux Security, In Light of NSA Crypto-Subverting Attacks?

roscocoltran Re:Not much worry with a source build (472 comments)

I can't help but feel scared by this SELINUX thing. You can tell me a hundred time that the code was reviewed (was it ?) I still won't trust it. I'd like to be sure that just disabling it altogether is enough to stop it completely from....I don't know, opening backdoor ? Cmon, NSA code in the kernel ?

about a year ago

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