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German NSA Committee May Turn To Typewriters To Stop Leaks

syockit Re:foolproof (243 comments)

But what has been sent still cannot be retracted.

about two weeks 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 2 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 6 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 6 months 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 6 months 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 6 months 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 6 months ago
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The Role of Freeloaders In Open Source Communities

syockit Re:Not freeloaders (120 comments)

You have a very interesting definition of "most popular".

MS Excel is indeed popular, but I think it's rather due to its level of polishedness rather than customizability. (Unless you consider cell formulas as customizability as well)

about 6 months ago
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Regex Golf, xkcd, and Peter Norvig

syockit Re:Is there a regex... (172 comments)

Now I know where Frosty Piss's username came from.

about 6 months ago
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Google Confirms Shut Down of Schemer

syockit Re: Here we go again... (170 comments)

I'll take that term as an addition to my vocabulary, thank you.

about 6 months ago
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Largest Bitcoin Mining Pool Pledges Not To Execute '51% Attack'

syockit Re:Cant be worse (351 comments)

Wouldn't they come to shop at the supermarket more frequently then? It's just that the market becomes more liquid than ever!

about 6 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Getting an Uncooperative Website To Delete One's Account?

syockit Re:bit of a tricky question with forums (171 comments)

No, GP is arguing that the publisher should stop printing his books. Everyone else who's already bought the books can do whatever they want with the books within their legal rights. Likewise, people who've downloaded previously published HTML are free to keep it for future viewing. But they shouldn't be able to redownload it in case they accidentally cleared the cache.

about 7 months ago
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GNU Octave Gets a GUI

syockit Re:Having a GUI is great... (166 comments)

No it doesn't. And heck no, why should it? Sure, given enough time and resource, it could be possible to run linux on Octave, but I don't see any sense of it.

about 7 months ago

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Malaysia Mulls Regulating IT Practice

syockit syockit writes  |  more than 2 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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