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Selectively Reusing Bad Passwords Is Not a Bad Idea, Researchers Say

steak Re:Dumb dumb dumb advice... (278 comments)

and once that one strong password has been obtained by neerdowells they have access to everything.

5 days ago
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Predicting a Future Free of Dollar Bills

steak The road to dystopia... (748 comments)

The road to dystopia is paved with good intentions.

about a week ago
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Chimpanzee Intelligence Largely Determined By Genetics

steak Re:Humans too (157 comments)

are you talking about that movie where iceman uses a satellite with frickin lasers to fill some dude's house with popcorn?

about two weeks ago
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Senator Al Franken Accuses AT&T of "Skirting" Net Neutrality Rules

steak verizon, comcast? (81 comments)

why not go after the worst offenders?

about two weeks ago
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By 2045 'The Top Species Will No Longer Be Humans,' and That Could Be a Problem

steak Re:With chainsaw hands (564 comments)

you mean sparkimus prime, a bold leader for a brave new world.

about two weeks ago
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By 2045 'The Top Species Will No Longer Be Humans,' and That Could Be a Problem

steak the machines understand sprockets better (564 comments)

our pitiful understanding of the importance of sprockets is far out weighed by the machines understanding. Woe be unto we sorry creatures as we bow down in subservience to the things we created.

about two weeks ago
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30% of Americans Aren't Ready For the Next Generation of Technology

steak Re:/. included ! (191 comments)

this man speaketh the truth.

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: SIM-Card Solutions In North America?

steak any gas station in the ghetto (146 comments)

go to any gas station in the ghetto and buy all the sim you want.

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Would It Take For You To Buy a Smartwatch?

steak battery life. (427 comments)

my last watch went 14 years on one battery, my current watch is about 3 years old.

about a month ago
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Prisoners Freed After Cops Struggle With New Records Software

steak the up side... (128 comments)

15 years ago this story would have been about how some buffoon had released prisoners because they put a tick in the radio button that said "not a prisoner."

about a month ago
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SpaceX Falcon 9R Vertical Take-Off and Landing Test Flight

steak spacex 2014 is... (105 comments)

like apple circa 1978.

about a month ago
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Yahoo's Diversity Record Is Almost As Bad As Google's

steak "diversity" is illegal (435 comments)

My understanding is that hiring based on race, gender, and etc. is illegal.

about a month ago
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Interviews: Ask "The King of Kong" Billy Mitchell About Classic Video Games

steak donkey.bas (122 comments)

what's your high score?

about a month ago
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NSF Researcher Suspended For Mining Bitcoin

steak Include incompetence in the charges (220 comments)

This the scientific equivalent of a heisman quarterback stealing $25 of crab legs from the grocery store.

about a month and a half ago
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Microsoft Won't Bring Back the Start Menu Until 2015

steak third party developers rejoice. (516 comments)

all those companies selling alternative start menus can continue making money.

about a month and a half ago

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The Great and Powerful Woz

steak steak writes  |  about 6 months ago

steak (145650) writes "Someone on Google+, apparently people do use it, asked for opinions on the "JOBS" movie; and Steve Wozniak gave the reply that many have expected since "Pirates of Silicon Valley" first came out.

the Apple I was the FIFTH time that something I had created (not built from someone else's schematic) was turned into money by Jobs. My Pong game got him his job at Atari but he never was an engineer or programmer. I was a regular member at the Homebrew Computer Club from day one and Jobs didn't know it existed.

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No Kindle for university students

steak steak writes  |  more than 3 years ago

steak (145650) writes "The Justice department forced the kindle textbook test porgrams to shutdown because it supposedly violates the ADA.

"The Civil Rights Division informed the schools they were under investigation. In subsequent talks, the Justice Department demanded the universities stop distributing the Kindle; if blind students couldn't use the device, then nobody could.""

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Why does Firefox 3 switch favicons?

steak steak writes  |  more than 5 years ago

zeos386sx writes "Firefox 3 has been out for sometime now and there is still a problem with it that has been bothering me; it's not a huge deal, just weird. Firefox sometimes switches the favicons of bookmarked sites to the favicons of different sites on a domain; for example if I click on my bookmark to my school (http://www.baylor.edu/path/current.asp) and then click on the link to blackboard (my.baylor.edu) the bookmark's favicon switches from the normal interlocking b u to the blackboard favicon. Even more baffling is when I go to my blog and then click on the last.fm link firefox switches the bookmarked favicon from blogger to last.fm. So why is firefox changing the favicons of my bookmarks around?"

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CMI9739A

steak steak writes  |  more than 9 years ago

this is really here for my own purposes.

http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/message.php?msg_id=9138147

mute

IEC958 Capture Monitor
IEC958 Capture Switch
IEC958 Capture Valid Switch

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Biostar iDEQ 200V and Fedora Core 1

steak steak writes  |  more than 10 years ago

I recently purchased a Biostar iDEQ 200V from newegg, and i love it. I bought
it for the express purpose of having a small-form-factor linux box; and I chose fedora core
1, mainly because I have been using red hat related products since red hat 5.2
(my fisrt distro was caldera 1.3, oh how times have changed). Set up was pain
free, as most distros are nowa days. I didn't try to use the onboard video card
although Via does provide drivers for the km400 chipset. Instead I used
my newly freed up radeon 7500 (thank you 9800 pro) as the video card. One note
about drivers the sound card was detected as a Via 8233, but Biostar says that it is a C-Media 9739/A. Either way it worked just fine the way Fedora autodetected it. The network card also worked right out of the box and was autodetected as a Via Rhine-II card. The only problem I have had is getting 3d hardware acceleration to work, and since I am planning on taking this rig to Quakecon this year I'm gonna need hardware aceleration. My roomate found this helpful how-to for upgrading Fedora Core 1 to 2.6.x on Linux Electrons; I don't know if your in to that or not.

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mac haters

steak steak writes  |  more than 10 years ago

I just realized something. people always talk about how blindly loyal mac fans are, but they never mention how unreasonable mac haters are. for example, while i am a mac fan, i admit that the hardware is overpriced. there is not much you can say bad about os x (although it is in no way perfect), and when i start speaking about how much better os x is than windoze all they can say is "os 9 sucked." yes it did now get up off your ass and come into 2003.

p.s. i have also noticed that said mac haters are almost always use windows and think that linux is something you put in the bed of your truck.

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sour and sweet II

steak steak writes  |  more than 10 years ago

sour:

storm borks 3 year old motherboard

gigabyte ga7zx-1, athlon tbird 700, 768 pc133

sweet:

i have a legit reason to replace my 3 year old motherboard

gigabyte ga7vaxp ultra, athlon xp 2500+(barton), 256 pc2700

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sour and the sweet

steak steak writes  |  more than 10 years ago

sour:

$300 g-chart card for my dad's gps stop working

sweet:

hurricane claudette knocked the gps around and it started working again.

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amazon dvd recomendations

steak steak writes  |  about 11 years ago

today i was really really bored so i played with the recomendations page on amazon and i got my dvd recomendations down to

1. The Day the Earth Stood Still

is this movie any good, hopefully i just confused amazon with all my inputs in the space of 30 minutes. becuase i wouldnt know what dvds to buy if amazon doesnt tell me. ;)

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