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RCMP Arrest Canadian Teen For Heartbleed Exploit

slashmydots interesting (97 comments)

So you do something stupid like that in the US or Canada or England or any other civilized area and you get caught in like a day. Do it in Russia or Indonesia or Turkey or Israel (mega malware hotbeds) and you might get caught somewhere between 2 years and never. Where is the UN on this one? OHHHHH THAT'S RIGHT it's all old people who don't know a thing about technology. That explains the problem.

13 hours ago

SSD-HDD Price Gap Won't Go Away Anytime Soon

slashmydots Re:We live like kings and queens already (236 comments)

I just upgraded my 1TB to a 480GB Crucial M500 for $220 so I totally agree. A year ago it was closer to $500

13 hours ago

SSD-HDD Price Gap Won't Go Away Anytime Soon

slashmydots oh how wrong this is (236 comments)

A 480GB Crucial M500 is slightly cheaper per GB than a 4TB spinning drive right now. I think the 960GB SSD is as well.

13 hours ago

Bidding At FCC TV Spectrum Auction May Be Restricted For Large Carriers

slashmydots bribed, unfair, stupid crap (82 comments)

Just fight it out with paintball guns or a poker match. Or run through the Wipeout tracks. Or Super Smash brothers. Or Dance Dance Revolution best of 3 dance-off. All this behind the scenes, cloak and dagger, pretend-fair bullshit is getting old. If there's a cap or randomization, some dreamy idiot with some dumb invention wins and doesn't make good use of it. If it's unlimited, the customers end up paying AT&T or whatever for 10 years the 1 trillion dollars or whatever the hell they bid. It's all just passed straight to the customer. If the government runs it, it's a shitstorm.


GoPro Project Claims Technology Is Making People Lose Empathy For Homeless

slashmydots the real truth (311 comments)

I don't like the homeless because I met a bunch of them. They sincerely are lazy, unmotivated, and/or drug addicts. There's a temp agency in town where if you show up sober in the morning, you work. The end. If something is preventing you from doing that, it's probably your fault. So that's why I dislike and don't empathize with the homeless. I'm CIO of one company and the rest of the day run a computer repair shop just to make ends meet. I typically work 12 hour days. One of my homeless friends...well, he spends all day playing Magic the Gathering at a hobby shop, hanging out at various locations, bumming rides off people, and stays at the homeless shelter. When we told him to get a job at a temp agency for even just a week, he said he doesn't do that kind of work because he doesn't like it. He's also convinced he's unhireable because he's homeless but it's a cover for being lazy. THAT right there is the homeless. So take your Go Pro and shove it up your ass.


Vintage 1960s Era Film Shows IRS Defending Its Use of Computers

slashmydots I guess they were wrong (143 comments)

If you're about to say they were correct, hold on a minute. Without the aide of computers, the tax laws wouldn't be this complicated. No human could ever interpret and correctly follow tax law as it sits right now. So all these computers caused it to grow completely insane and waste small business owner's time.


Mt. Gox Ordered Into Liquidation

slashmydots aww (44 comments)

Now they'll have to melt all their bitcoins into liquid bitcoins. Darn.


Bill Gates Patents Detecting, Responding To "Glassholes"

slashmydots solution in the shell (139 comments)

I have an idea. Just hire the laughing man to hack an overlay on top of your face into their glasses in realtime. Come on, who got that reference? :-P


Your StarCraft II Potential Peaked At Age 24

slashmydots I hate SC2 (99 comments)

I used to be one of the best players, by sheer coincidence when I was exactly 23, but now I can't stand the game. Here's my summary of SC2. You're super intelligent and have the best strategy. The only thing getting in the way of you doing it is how quickly you can click the mouse and scroll and issue keyboard combinations. That's SO ANNOYING! The game might as well just be called "click the button" and see who can click the button faster. I prefer Realtime Strategy games that focus on strategy in realtime but not that ridiculously realtime. Otherwise it feels like stressful work. Oh and everyone you play against is an arrogant asshole, in case you were wondering what the player culture is like.

2 days ago

Student Records Kids Who Bully Him, Then Gets Threatened With Wiretapping Charge

slashmydots how this will obviously end (775 comments)

Well, someone's getting stabbed and I think it's the bully. That'd be a fitting end. Every staff member, the policeman, and anyone else involved will be fired and sued into bankruptcy.

2 days ago

Is Crimea In Russia? Internet Companies Have Different Answers

slashmydots Re:simple solution (284 comments)

You mean the Criver?

2 days ago

Ubisoft Hands Out Nexus 7 Tablets At a Game's Press Event

slashmydots Oh, I get it (43 comments)

I figured it out. All Ubisoft games are underbudgeted, glitchy DRM shitstorms so they gave them tablets to enter the rating immediately upon arriving since it was a foregone conclusion.

2 days ago

How Amazon Keeps Cutting AWS Prices: Cheapskate Culture

slashmydots I have a different theory (144 comments)

Or it's their unbelievable number of screw ups that ended up in downtime making people not respect them.

2 days ago

Microsoft Confirms It Is Dropping Windows 8.1 Support

slashmydots Re:u wot m8 (565 comments)

No no no. If it was a service pack, it'd be supported for more than...what was that, a week? Whatever this is gives it predecessor the boot after a much shorter period of time. I think Vista SP1 lasted a year or so.

2 days ago

Is Crimea In Russia? Internet Companies Have Different Answers

slashmydots simple solution (284 comments)

Call it Crussia.

2 days ago

First Glow-In-the-Dark Road Debuts In Netherlands

slashmydots you're kidding me, right? (182 comments)

"Whether the modified road paint can withstand harsh weather or even provide sufficient lighting given insufficient exposure to sunlight during the day remains to be seen"
So the standard US policy of making a 1 mile test strip didn't quote make it over to the Netherlands? They just threw it on 500 miles and said let's see if it works? Genius.

3 days ago

Jenny McCarthy: "I Am Not Anti-Vaccine'"

slashmydots Here's how stupid she is (584 comments)

When I was about 2, I got a vaccine and had a horrible reaction to it. I'm not allergic to eggs or anything normal, I just plan had a horrible reaction to it. I had a fever that almost killed me. I also have an autism spectrum disorder but it's mild and barely affects my social skills and made me exceptional at IT.


I'm 100% for vaccinations. If it's down to dying from a fever or measles, I'd take my change with the fever. But, it was obviously a dangerous vaccine that obviously should be monitored a little closely or followed up on and generally "fixed" so it doesn't give people fevers. So she does sort of have a point but she's also sort of a classless psycho-bitch lunatic.

3 days ago

Titanfall Dev Claims Xbox One Doesn't Need DX12 To Improve Performance

slashmydots maybe I'm old (117 comments)

Maybe I'm just old (26, lol) but I remember when games that were designed for static resources on a console worked just fine. You had an N64 and your game ran on an N64 and all N64s were similar. Now they're building Xbox One games like it's a computer except there's nothing you can do to raise the performance. So the console and things like DX11 and 12 are complicated...so what? Make your game run on the damn hardware before releasing it. On my own gaming PC I ALWAYS put gameplay, speed, and high frame rates above prettiness. On the console side, it's one big beauty pageant that results in games that run like crap.

3 days ago

Ask Slashdot: Are You Apocalypse-Useful?

slashmydots simple answer (727 comments)

I full time work as a professional...who cares, I'm a good shot with a gun.

5 days ago


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