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Ask Slashdot: Where Do You Stand on Daylight Saving Time?

silverdr Re:Against it (613 comments)

Timezones are NOT needed for anything. Your proposal would make them even worse. Most of the EU shares the same time zone already now and I would be happy seeing them gone for good everywhere. What you propose would bring more of them and cause clock changes even within one country/city, maybe even city block... No, getridoftimezones.org!

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Where Do You Stand on Daylight Saving Time?

silverdr Re:For it and Against it! (613 comments)

I would like 12:00 noon every day to coincide with a local solar maximum.

Why? And what for? Relativity aside - time is one. Everywhere on the planet. UTC is the way to go.

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Where Do You Stand on Daylight Saving Time?

silverdr Re:Everyone should just use GMT (613 comments)

Exactly! except that we should talk about UTC, rather than GMT.

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Where Do You Stand on Daylight Saving Time?

silverdr Re:UTC or go home (613 comments)

UTC is the way to go! About the only two drawbacks are that some people will have to get used to a)date/day of week change somewhere during daytime, and b) celebrating New Year in full sunlight, which makes fireworks less impressive ;-)

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Where Do You Stand on Daylight Saving Time?

silverdr Get rid of both (613 comments)

Both the timezones and the DST are obsolete, confusing, error prone, useless and completely unnecessary pieces of crap that bring more harm than good. Somebody has even registered "getridoftimezones.org" already :-) P. S. Where errors and confusion can be too costly to bear (aviation, military, ...) people got rid of those things long ago.

about 2 months ago
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Mac OS X Bitcoin Stealing Trojan Horse Called OSX/CoinThief Discovered

silverdr Re:OSX/CoinThief ??? (108 comments)

Some people are too stupid to handle "real" computers and some are too stupid to learn how malware is classified and what a malware index is. Hint: OSX/CoinThief.A is NOT a name of the program in question.

about 10 months ago
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A Plan To Fix Daylight Savings Time By Creating Two National Time Zones

silverdr Get rid of that stupid anachronism.. (545 comments)

.. which is time zones in the first place. They stem from the times when circumnavigating the globe took months if not years, and even back then it was not really useful. Time zones in general bring more harm than good and they only exist in order to feed our habits of having specific digits on the clock when we do various things. Whenever there is a need for something unambiguous and not susceptible to errors people learned long ago that the only way is to use single time description for the whole planet. Aviation, military and many other services use the only reasonable, unambiguous time description: "Zulu time" aka UTC. When you really think deeply and throw away the "that's impossible" prejudices about time zones - there is really nothing that we would lose by throwing away them completely and saving lots of confusion, unnecessary dealing with them, unnecessary handling of errors with them, etc.. There is only one thing that would be very difficult to adjust ourselves to: New Year would have to start in full sun in some places...

about a year ago
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Mac OS 10.9's Mail App — Infinity Times Your Spam

silverdr Re:Apple done fucked up good (158 comments)

Those things happen. Slightly less often on OS X because they added some constraints on resizing triggers. But all the annoying beauty of this brain-dead idea is there: distracting pointer/cursor changes, unintentional resizes when something completely different was meant. Lost workflow focus, lost time re-sizing the window back to what it was supposed to remain.. And what's worst is that this s**t can't be turned off properly. True, one can edit the plist with either editor or "defaults" command but turning it off this way introduces rendering errors in many windows. Especially there, where the resize gadget is supposed to be placed.

about a year ago
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Mac OS 10.9's Mail App — Infinity Times Your Spam

silverdr Re:Apple done fucked up good (158 comments)

OS X has been going downhill (the autosave/versioning sucks for how I use software) and now with 10.9 mail.app regressions and iWorks losing features. I'm not upgrading to iOS 7. I'm not sure if I'll upgrade to 10.9 I need to buy a new computer in a couple months so I may switch to OpenIndiana. Maybe Linux for steam box, we'll see.

The last uphill version was 10.5. This current 10.9 is in big part back-pedalling the visuals of 10.7/8 without removing the functional crap they introduced. I decided not to go beyond 10.6 the moment I saw "Edge Resize" in 10.7 :-(( So... no, thanks - even being free (as beer) doesn't make it more appealing..

about a year ago
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Mac OS 10.9's Mail App — Infinity Times Your Spam

silverdr Re:Apple done fucked up good (158 comments)

[...] I mention that because Apple now seems to be my Microsoft. iOS 7 is ugly as fuck.

My fucks are always beautiful. Or at least pretty (when I am more desperate).

about a year ago
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How Did My Stratosphere Ever Get Shipped?

silverdr Re:I HATE uUSB (238 comments)

I rarely condone use of f-words but this is the case when I couldn't say it any better...

about a year ago
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Monogamy May Have Evolved To Prevent Infanticide

silverdr O'rly? (256 comments)

"Human males and females have a strong tendency to live together in monogamous pairs"

As much as they have a strong tendency towards not being able to afford harems.

about a year ago
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Gnome Founder Miguel de Icaza Moves To Mac

silverdr Re:Good Riddance (815 comments)

Is this because of him that the latest MacOS versions got "blessed" with the annoying, workflow interrupting feature called "EdgeResize" in all windows? ;-)

about 2 years ago
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Sale of Galaxy Nexus Banned in the US

silverdr What a.. (696 comments)

"Is this the beginning of the end for Android?"

No, and by far no... What a stupid question...

more than 2 years ago
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Geezers Pick Stronger Passwords Than Young'uns

silverdr Generation "G".. (189 comments)

Strength of the password is inversely proportional to the time needed to type it in and effort required to remember it. Generation "G" (today's youngsters) have much lower tolerance for complexity and deferred gratification. Not much of a surprise here IMHO.

more than 2 years ago
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Global Christianity and the Rise of the Cellphone

silverdr Re:New technology, old mindsets (559 comments)

It's just as with every other business: one needs to reach the customers, potentially solving some technical challenges on the way there.

more than 2 years ago
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Man Who Downloaded Bomb Recipes Jailed For 2 Years

silverdr Orwell laughs out loud (741 comments)

[comment not written down in order to avoid being tracked and jailed for having "evil" thoughts]

more than 2 years ago
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Fighting Mosquitoes With GM Mosquitoes

silverdr Re:Nature... will find a way! (521 comments)

I'd even learn to fly and echolocate mosquitos in order to eat them if they were mango flavoured!

about 3 years ago

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silverdr silverdr writes  |  more than 7 years ago

silverdr (779097) writes "When reading the explanations on the latest Airport Security Update from Apple — it seems that Airport in fact was exploitable in a number of ways. Does this put an end to the speculations on the (in)famous video on compromising the MacBook with a third party wireless card?"

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