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Ello Formally Promises To Remain Ad-Free, Raises $5.5M

supertall Re:Oooh ... formally promised ... (167 comments)

Wait. You're trusting investors and stockholders, whose primary goal is to make money, to ensure that the company sticks to their profitibility-limiting "benefit corp" goals?

about a month ago

TrueCrypt Gets a New Life, New Name

supertall Re:"CipherShed" (270 comments)

I suggest IronCrypt or something of the sort that projects strength and security.

about 2 months ago

TrueCrypt Gets a New Life, New Name

supertall "CipherShed" (270 comments)

Suddenly I think of banjos.

about 2 months ago

Space Station's 'Cubesat Cannon' Has Gone Rogue

supertall Re:2001, oh how cute! (143 comments)

Monoliths even ....

about 3 months ago

Ask Slashdot: What Are the Best Games To Have In Your Collection?

supertall Cards Against Humanity (382 comments)

Side-splittingly funny.

about 2 months ago

KDE Releases Plasma 5

supertall Classic Menu Style? (108 comments)

Just installed and tried it. I don't see the "Switch to Classic Menu Style" option on the Application Launcher. I probably won't use it just for that.

about 4 months ago

Astrophysicists Build Realistic Virtual Universe

supertall Re:Why are these simulations impressive? (129 comments)

I thought the same thing at first. However, assuming that the simulation implements only the very fundamental building blocks of physics at it's core, it is interesting to see that they translate to match our observations on a macro scale. Given that, it's just a matter of what else we can glean from the simulation runs that we have yet to observe IRL. These new insights don't have to be taken as truth, but rather lead us to new observations.

about 7 months ago

Research Suggests Pulling All-Nighters Can Cause Permanent Damage

supertall Nice jump... (144 comments)

from "may" and "could" to "can."

about 8 months ago

Replicant OS Developers Find Backdoor In Samsung Galaxy Devices

supertall Re:OTA updates (126 comments)

Actually, the article states that Cyanogenmod uses the same blob as well.

about 8 months ago

Ask Slashdot: How Do You Manage Your Passwords?

supertall Re:Keepass (445 comments)

I've kept my passwords in an AxCrypt encrypted spreadsheet forever - think I'll migrate to KeepAss now. Linux, Windows and Android clients? Perfect.

about 9 months ago

Major Internet Censorship Bill Passes In Turkey

supertall Beta Blows (104 comments)

Beta Blows Beta Blows

about 10 months ago

Winamp Shutting Down On December 20

supertall Shoutcast DSP (400 comments)

Bummer, Winamp + Shoutcast DSP is perfect (and free) for broadcasting to Live365 and such (aside from stability issues - which now will never get fixed). MediaMonkey is close except for metadata updates.

1 year,7 days

Redesigned Seats Let Airlines Squeeze In More Passengers

supertall I'm 6'7" (466 comments)

I *WILL* notice, especially when the person in front of me reclines back at full speed.

about a year ago

Come Try Out Slashdot's New Design (In Beta)

supertall Inefficient (1191 comments)

Wasted space, useless pictures, makes digesting the news more difficult.

about a year ago

Boeing Turning Old F-16s Into Unmanned Drones

supertall QF-4 (239 comments)

They've been doing this for years with old F-4s for target practice over the Gulf. Must be running out of lead sleds. QF-4

about a year ago

(Highly Divided) Federal Circuit Opinion Finds Many Software Patents Ineligible

supertall Re:Does that mean? (116 comments)

I'd argue that the spirit of 35 USC 101 refers to physical processes, not abstract ones; at most a practical implementation of an abstract algorithm is what is patentable, not the algorithm itself. The Juducial Exceptions explain this further. This was decided by Gottschalk_v._Benson, and seems to have been confirmed by the current case.

about a year and a half ago

Activision, Raven Release 2 Star Wars Games Under GPL

supertall More! (105 comments)

I hope SOF2 is next ...

about a year and a half ago

Are There Any Real Inventors Left?

supertall Graphene (417 comments)

I'd say all the new tech coming out of graphene could be considered new invention. Look towards the universities.

about 2 years ago



Google Glass Banned From Seattle Pub

supertall supertall writes  |  about a year and a half ago

supertall (1163993) writes "Google Glass is sure to prompt a wave of innovative new hands-free applications, but privacy concerns have led to the 5-Point Cafe in Seattle banning the wearable technology. The issues comes down to being photographed/recorded without knowledge or consent. Some people just don't like it, as demonstrated by Steve Mann's assault at a Paris McDonald's. The misuse of such technologies may have deeper implications. Imagine with a single innocuous glance facial recognition technology doing a web search and pulling up someone's personal information such as their home address. Would you be comfortable in a world full of this tech?"
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