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Former iTunes Engineer Tells Court He Worked To Block Competitors

syockit Re:Because Apple has no fucks to give about Window (161 comments)

Not if you don't need the market share.

Even better, Apple could've posted a large disclaimer on the iTunes' download page: "We don't guarantee 100% Windows support"

about a week ago
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Using Discarded Laptop Batteries To Power Lights

syockit Indians... (143 comments)

Poor people tend to breed more because:

  1. They have less access to education, and as a result, no idea about family planning.
  2. They don't have access to high-tech machineries, meaning they have to employ more labour, including child labour.

You could sterilise them now, but the slums would still be repopulated in no time if you don't tackle the root causes of poverty.

about two weeks ago
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Finding an ISIS Training Camp Using Google Earth

syockit ISIL not ISIS (134 comments)

They've been just IS for some time now. And if I'm not mistaken, the last S in ISIS stands for Sham, which is Arabic for Levant. And they claim that the Caliphate has been established.

about 4 months ago
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Tesla and Panasonic Have Reached an Agreement On the Gigafactory

syockit Re:I blame Obama if this fails. (95 comments)

In electronical systems equipments, something akin to a stroke would be a system failure. A drone stroke is the one you see when drone suddenly coming down crashing to the ocean, with the owner claiming that it was all intentional

about 5 months ago
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Which Is Better, Adblock Or Adblock Plus?

syockit Re:Chrome? (436 comments)

My ass was ignorant too, but so was I with regards to Java updater, as I thought it was only the installer that had the checkbox thing. To my dismay, they resorted to bundling it even with security updates!

about 5 months ago
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Gaza's Only Power Plant Knocked Offline

syockit Re:Radicalization (868 comments)

Regarding point 1, in a same manner, a jew could claim that the jews are the master race of this world, contrary to what the majority of the jews would think. Would you say there's no distinction between them? What Erdogan said borders as being radical. And most radicals don't consider moderates to be part of Islam.

about 5 months ago
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German NSA Committee May Turn To Typewriters To Stop Leaks

syockit Re:foolproof (244 comments)

But what has been sent still cannot be retracted.

about 5 months ago
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Data Mining Shows How Down-Voting Leads To Vicious Circle of Negative Feedback

syockit Re:BS (293 comments)

I thought the system detects and reverts any kind of targeted modding spree?

about 7 months ago
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Woman Attacked In San Francisco Bar For Wearing Google Glass

syockit Re: Take pictures, press charges. (921 comments)

Is it legal to take video of others with first asking for permission? In case it's not, will the video be admissible as evidence in court?

about 10 months ago
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Riecoin: A Cryptocurrency With a Scientific Proof of Work

syockit Re:Fools (156 comments)

We all know that government issued currencies are buggy, hence the attempt to come up with these pseudo currencies. But replicating the bug in their new design means they're doing it wrong.

about 10 months ago
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Asia's Richest Man Is Betting Big On Silicon Valley's Fake Eggs

syockit Re: Why? (269 comments)

Nobody ever cared to ask me when they ate my Broccoli friends!

about 10 months ago
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Ohio Attempting To Stop Tesla From Selling Cars, Again

syockit Re:Meh... (387 comments)

“Or you could even find somebody who is willing to transport 10 cars at once, for less than it would cost you to go get that car yourself.”

which the manufacturer can finely handle by itself. The only situation where such middle-men could contribute to lower logistic costs is when the factories of different manufacturers are all in the same spot.

about 10 months ago
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Godot Game Engine Released Under MIT License

syockit Scope of fame engine? (73 comments)

Does a fame engine do anything useful outside SEO? I don't want to be famous on just the internet you know. Sure, the internet has a very large demographics, and it's international, but everything feels so virtual. And being "virtually famous" doesn't make me look good.

about 10 months ago
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These Are the Companies the FAA Has Sent notices To For Using Drones

syockit rem in CSS3 (136 comments)

“Some of the comments use font size 0.85rem (never heard of REM before for a font size), and some of them use 1.5em. Can't work out why some are different. Don't care either. ”

This page explains why you should avoid em, unless you know what you're doing. Most of the time, you want to define the size of a font in terms of the default size, not in relative to parent element.

about 10 months ago
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Environmental Report Raises Pressure On Obama To Approve Keystone Pipeline

syockit Re:Well, Heck... No Wonder! (301 comments)

I wonder why you think your trolling post warrants an "adult, enlightened" response?

about a year ago
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The JavaScript Juggernaut Rolls On

syockit Re:I'm not the poster, but... (505 comments)

I hope not. I consider myself a rabid Julia fan, and for the past month I've been doing mostly Julia daily. But I don't want to see the language get dumbed down in order to accomodate general purpose programming, as it's proved to be stellar in what it's made for: numerical/technical computing.

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: Are Linux Desktop Users More Pragmatic Now Or Is It Inertia?

syockit Re:*nix desktops (503 comments)

I don't have a Mac so my opinion probably doesn't weigh much, but don't they have MacPorts for that? Are the offerings not adequate enough for your solutions?

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Can I Improve My Memory For Study?

syockit Re:Digress from what? (384 comments)

I was about to disagree, but I digress.

about a year ago

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Malaysia Mulls Regulating IT Practice

syockit syockit writes  |  about 3 years ago

syockit (1480393) writes "A draft of law for regulation of IT practice in Malaysia has been leaked online, triggering heated discussion at a local online forum. The law requires any entities providing IT services to be registered under a board of professionals. It is feared that the new law might hinder freelancers and sole proprietors as an unregistered IT worker will be restricted from giving services, and also that cronyism may run rampant due to the board being a government-appointed body."
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