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Google's Doubleclick Ad Servers Exposed Millions of Computers To Malware

sexconker Re:And there's the reason why... (29 comments)

Wrong.

Right now, there are a few sites (majorgeeks) that ask you to please allow ads because that's what pays for the site and others simply refuse entry.

You will reconsider when sites tell you to disable all ad blockers and hosts files that block ad sites or you will not be able to view the content.

Wrong. The only thing I'll reconsider is visiting those sites.

23 minutes ago
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Google's Doubleclick Ad Servers Exposed Millions of Computers To Malware

sexconker Re:And they wonder why I block ads... (29 comments)

Sometimes pages serves content from a different domain but that is rare enough to manage manually.

Not anymore.
Far too many sites (/. included) have or use a CDN for content.
And they will fetch at least half a dozen scripts for bookmarking/sharing with facebook/linkedin/tumblr/twitter/pinterest/googlehangouts/etc
Then, they'll try and fetch a non-zero number of tracking/website monitoring scripts.

Ghostery says http://slashdot.org/images/njs.gif is a 1x1 pixel tracker for WebTrends.

None of that shit is "content" that I want to load, and most of the time blocking it all has little to no effect on the content I want to see.

24 minutes ago
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Microsoft Kills Off Its Trustworthy Computing Group

sexconker Good (12 comments)

Trusted computing was always destined to be vaporware. Nobody wanted it.

about half an hour ago
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TrueCrypt Gets a New Life, New Name

sexconker Re:FOSS names (170 comments)

"Citation needed" is the internet equivalent of "Nuh-uh! PROVE IT!" and "LALALALA I CAN'T HEAR YOU!".
Go look at the Wikipedia page, the kind of drivel morons like you slurp up.

The name Wine initially was an acronym for Windows emulator.[5] Its meaning later shifted to the recursive backronym, Wine is not an emulator in order to differentiate the software from CPU emulators.[6] While the name sometimes appears in the forms WINE and wine, the project developers have agreed to standardize on the form Wine.[7]

You lose.

The phrase "wine is not an emulator" is a reference to the fact that no processor code execution emulation occurs when running a Windows application under Wine. "Emulation" usually refers to the execution of compiled code intended for one processor (such as x86) by interpreting/recompiling software running on a different processor (such as PowerPC). Such emulation is almost always much slower than execution of the same code by the processor for which the code was compiled. In Wine, the Windows application's compiled x86 code runs at full native speed on the computer's x86 processor, just as it does when running under Windows. Windows system services are also supplied by Wine, in the form of wineserver.

Emulate (verb)
1 - To match or surpass (a person or achievement), typically by imitation.
2 - To imitate.

WINE is an emulator. It is not emulating hardware or an instruction set, it is emulating pieces of Windows. They initially claimed it was an emulator because it was. They later claimed it wasn't an emulator because they didn't want idiots (like yourself) to think that meant they were emulating hardware or an instruction set, and thus incurring a severe performance penalty. Emulation is absolutely not restricted to hardware or instruction sets, using recompilers, interpreters, or anything else.

3 hours ago
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TrueCrypt Gets a New Life, New Name

sexconker Re:FOSS names (170 comments)

and it infringes on tons of the MP3 patents held by Fraunhofer

I think you mean "infringed", as those patents have long expired.

Have they? Do I care?
The point is that the LAME developers made the claim that LAME wasn't an encoder in order to skirt the patent infringement issue.
First they claimed they were only releasing changes, which was true. Then they were releasing a full encoder and claimed they were only releasing source code as as an educational effort and were not actually distributing an encoder so they weren't infringing on the patents (which is obviously bullshit). I don't think they were ever really pursued by the Fraunhofer people but I don't really care either way/ The fact is LAME is in fact an MP3 encoder, despite the name.

3 hours ago
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Ask Slashdot: How To Avoid Becoming a Complacent Software Developer?

sexconker Re:Here's why (166 comments)

Here's why:

Because I'm tacky!
Wear my Ed Hardy shirt with fluorescent orange pants.
Because I'm tacky!
Got my new resume - it's printed in Comic Sans.
Because I'm tacky!
Think it's fun threatening waiters with a bad Yelp review.
Because I'm tacky!
If you think that's just fine, then you're probably tacky, too.

3 hours ago
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TrueCrypt Gets a New Life, New Name

sexconker Re:FOSS names (170 comments)

WINE is a recursive acronym, it stands for "WINE Is Not an Emulator"...

Bit of a clue, there.

WINE originally stood for Windows Emulator.
WINE is in fact emulating bits of Windows - it is an emulator.
The backronym comes later.

It's a shitty name and propagate a shitty belief that it is not an emulator, that an emulator has some strict definition relating to hardware or instruction sets, etc.

I included it on my list for precisely these reasons, and your ignorant post validates those reasons nicely.

3 hours ago
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TrueCrypt Gets a New Life, New Name

sexconker Re:FOSS names (170 comments)

I don't know if you're joking or not.
LAME is in fact an encoder, and it infringes on tons of the MP3 patents held by Fraunhofer.
Originally, LAME was just a set of changes to existing encoders, and you were expected to provider your own copy of the encoder. That scheme went out the window really fucking quickly, though. LAME quickly became a full-fledged encoder in itself, infringing on many patents. I don't give a shit about the patents, but I do give a shit when people claim it isn't an encoder when it is.
Shitty fucking name.

3 hours ago
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TrueCrypt Gets a New Life, New Name

sexconker Re:FOSS names (170 comments)

WINE emulates bits of Windows, it is an emulator. it does not emulate hardware, an instruction set, or even all of Windows, but it is an emulator nonetheless.
In fact, WINE originally stood for "Windows Emulator", before clowns decided to change it to that recursive backronym lie.

Check your facts.

4 hours ago
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U2 and Apple Collaborate On 'Non-Piratable, Interactive Format For Music'

sexconker Re:Expert. (290 comments)

It's kind of like Dr. Princess. She's not really a Princess, that's just her surname.

4 hours ago
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U2 and Apple Collaborate On 'Non-Piratable, Interactive Format For Music'

sexconker Re:Expert. (290 comments)

" Bono said the new tech "can't be pirated" "

Since when is Bono qualified to have an opinion on this subject?
He should make songs and not talk about things he hasn't got a clue about.

How about he does neither?

5 hours ago
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'Why Banana Skins Are Slippery' Wins IgNobel

sexconker Re:Hmmph. Keep asking 'why'. (112 comments)

To paraphrase Feynman, all accurate science is good science because despite how meaningless you may think your findings are, someone in the future may come along and do something wonderful with them. Keep asking 'why'.

To quote Whitman: That you are here–that life exists, and identity; that the powerful play goes on and you have to watch this fucking obnoxious iPhone commercial again. That the powerful play goes on and you have to watch this fucking obnoxious iPhone commercial again.

5 hours ago
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'Why Banana Skins Are Slippery' Wins IgNobel

sexconker Re:Sadly, the committee overlooked a potential win (112 comments)

If it isn't mozz, get it the fuck off my pizza!

This man gets it.
Pizza needs one fucking cheese and it's mozzarella. Everything else is pure fucking shit functionally.

5 hours ago
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'Why Banana Skins Are Slippery' Wins IgNobel

sexconker Re:Bananas vs Grapes (112 comments)

That experiment was all wrong. They should have placed the peels flat, not splayed out.

5 hours ago
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'Why Banana Skins Are Slippery' Wins IgNobel

sexconker Re: Dogs as compass (112 comments)

Hard salami is one such fermented sausage.

Infant feces makes your salami hard?

5 hours ago
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Science Has a Sexual Assault Problem

sexconker Re:Is there a single field that doesn't? (317 comments)

Well, here's the actual questions:

32. Have you ever personally experienced inappropriate or sexual remarks, comments about physical beauty, cognitive sex differences, or other jokes, at an anthropological field site? (If you have had more than one experience, the most notable to you.)

The section is entitled Sexual harassment and assault so you would hope people would be contextually aware that "or other jokes" means of a sexual nature. But it's still a badly worded question. I further assume the reader is supposed to parse "inappropriate or sexual" as prefixes for the other items, but we live in a tightly wound panties world when comments about physical beauty are harassment.

39. Have you ever experienced physical sexual harassment, unwanted sexual contact, or sexual contact in which you could not or did not give consent or felt it would be unsafe to fight back or not give your consent at an anthropological field site? (If you have had more than one experience, the most notable to you.)

The problem, again, is a terribly worded question. Are we to again assume physical should extend through the commas? Or is unwanted sexual contact just a fat girl asking a handsome dude to get a date after the working day is done. Is all physical contact unwanted sexual contact now?

The math for their statistical distributions is fine.

Their questions suck, lack good wording, and lack examples. [Not limited to but including... ...excluding FOO, but not limited to BAR.]

The second question also leaves "yes" as a valid response when consent was given for sexual content at an anthropological field site, but the respondent felt it would have been unsafe to fight back (despite having no need or desire to, since the sexual contact was consensual and enjoyed by all).
Fighting at a dig site while having sex is unsafe. Hell, everyone in the world could answer that question "yes" as fighting in general is unsafe.

5 hours ago
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Science Has a Sexual Assault Problem

sexconker Re:Is there a single field that doesn't? (317 comments)

  Saying something sexual, is NOT sexual assault.

That was before the PC revolution, and I'm not talking about computers here.

2015 will be the year of Linux on the vagina!

5 hours ago
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Science Has a Sexual Assault Problem

sexconker Re:Is there a single field that doesn't? (317 comments)

Actually Slashdot is like that about everything. What really gets to some on Slashdot is how people like you act all sanctimonious and incredulous when people disagree about something, and only when it comes to feminism.

Correct.
Dipshits like "I kan reed" are always champing at the bit to jump on the next agenda bandwagon so they can scream at everyone else how they're terrible people while ignoring other problems completely because they're not represented by mob of "enlightened" retards.

5 hours ago
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TrueCrypt Gets a New Life, New Name

sexconker Re:FOSS names (170 comments)

LAME
WINE
MAME
etc.

LAME and WINE are especially terrible since their names are lies - LAME IS an MP3 encoder, and WINE IS an emulator (the word "emulation" is not restricted to emulating hardware or an instruction set).

5 hours ago

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Nvidia GTX 970 and 980 Tech Specs Detailed

sexconker sexconker writes  |  2 days ago

sexconker (1179573) writes "According to videocardz.com the specs of the GeForece GTX 970 and 980 have been unveiled. Both cards will officially launch on the 19th of September.with 4 GB of VRAM and 224 GB/second bandwidth. The 970 comes with 1664 cores and a TDP of 148 W while the 980 comes with 2048 cores and a TDP of 175 W.

Leaked benchmarks peg the 980's performance at nearly 20% faster than the GTX Titan, and just under that of the GTX 780 Ti. Note that the 800 line was skipped (or may be reserved for OEM parts).

No official pricing has been determined, but MSRP is rumored to be between $330 and $350 for the 970 and between $500 and $550 for the 980. Actual prices and availability will depend on whether this is a paper launch or not. Look for official reviews this Friday."
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17" Unibody MacBook Pro Disassembled

sexconker sexconker writes  |  more than 5 years ago

sexconker (1179573) writes "The folks at ifixit.com have gotten their mitts on one of the new 17", unibody MacBoock Pros. You can see the complete disassembly here.
Of interesting note is the battery which Apple hyped up: Packaging-wise it's just a standard laptop battery. It's also trivial to remove, so you can expect to see replacements from the usual third parties in the coming months."

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Street View Driver Kills Deer

sexconker sexconker writes  |  more than 5 years ago

sexconker (1179573) writes "A street view was found showing street view driver hitting a deer, and driving off. The deer died after rolling around for a while. Google has removed the images (first saying they were unavailable due to high demand, and later saying they had been removed), but they can be found below. The images show the deer before and after the impact. There was no other vehicle near the vicinity at the time. http://i41.tinypic.com/neja6e.jpg http://i40.tinypic.com/x60p06.jpg http://i41.tinypic.com/2vc6wlf.jpg http://i44.tinypic.com/2ductw2.jpg http://i42.tinypic.com/2q24ymf.jpg http://i40.tinypic.com/2lxa683.jpg http://i43.tinypic.com/6ibequ.jpg http://i44.tinypic.com/vgjz0y.jpg"
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Microsoft to Pull Seinfeld Ads

sexconker sexconker writes  |  about 6 years ago

sexconker (1179573) writes "According to valleywag, Microsoft is pulling its recent series of ads featuring Jerry Seinfeld. The decision to drop the ads likely stemmed from the fact that most viewers just didn't get them. MS reps are spinning the decision to drop Seinfeld as "planned" and say that Seinfeld could be involved in future projects. The ads cost Microsoft in excess of $10 million."
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DivX Releases H.264 Decoder

sexconker sexconker writes  |  more than 5 years ago

sexconker (1179573) writes "DivX is finally jumping on the H.264 bandwagon with Project Remoulade.

Project Remoulade is an H.264 decoder and is designed to be highly scalable and compatible with just about any twisted form of the MPEG spec you can throw at it. In typical DivX fashion, we can expect a push to get this integrated into portable devices. We'll also probably see branding and profiles for set top boxes. Early info and benchmarks are at the link.

There's currently no word on a compressor implementation (the benchmarks were run against samples created with x.264), however."

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New Study Sheds Light Into the Behavior of Cats

sexconker sexconker writes  |  more than 6 years ago

sexconker (1179573) writes "A recent study involving has revealed some interesting results.
Researchers at have discovered that .

The study involved .
When , researches noticed some odd behavior; the the , and even tried to .

Proof positive that ? The study can be found here:"

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