Large Bitcoin Ponzi Scheme Collapses With a Loss of $5.6 Million
Even if you could turn "virus" into an -i plural, it'd just be "viri". I don't know where people get this extra i from. It's not "virius".
But yes, just use "viruses" for FSM's sake.
GUI nostalgia draws me back to ...
Castle Adventure! Always love seeing a reference to that. I can right this moment run through the solution to the game and all the treasures in my head.
My primary phone runs ...
The Amish feel that personal technology peaked in the early 1800s or so, and that most things invented subsequently only provide a distraction from living a worthwhile life.
You appear to be the same, but for 2001 instead. I guess there's nothing wrong with that, but don't expect the world to go along with you.
All Video Games Cause Aggressive Behavior, Say Two US Congressmen
More time spent on this pointlessness means less time available for their normal job of ruining things. Yeah the USA is "outrageously fucked up", but Congress can pretty much only make it worse, so the more they get out of the way, the better.
Wolf's my congressman btw. If someone better wants to run I'd be all for it, but the ones who actually run against him are much worse.
Ask Slashdot: Getting Feedback On Programming?
As long as it works, just fire it off and forget about it. If it sucks, that's a maintenance programmer's problem.
Cell Phone Jamming Devices Enjoy an Increase In Popularity
we are supposed to be proponents of network neutrality
We don't like governments mucking with DNS servers
Self-awareness just complete eludes "net neutrality" supporters, doesn't it?
Rob Malda (CmdrTaco) Joins the Washington Post
Slashdot used to lean libertarian, but has been pretty much just liberal since, I don't know, at least 2004.
Actually I would say the decline in quality at Slashdot is correlated pretty closely to the decline in libertarian leanings.
Where the OP got "conservative" I have no idea, Slashdot has never been that.
Full Disk Encryption Hard For Law Enforcement To Crack
Uh, I think your sarcasm detector needs work.
The best computer upgrade I've ever done was:
the 4MB was on the 386, which wasn't that strange at the time. Pretty sure it was basically the Gateway on this page: http://books.google.com/books?id=0FAEAAAAMBAJ&lpg=PA51&ots=ZzcqlRw110&dq=gateway%20386%2F25&pg=PA51#v=onepage&q=gateway%20386/25&f=false
Came with Windows 3.0! Probably needed the 4 MB of RAM to run that. :)
The best computer upgrade I've ever done was:
Best upgrade was from an XT clone to a 386. CGA to SVGA, 4 whole megabytes of RAM, a hard drive 4x as big (20 MB to 80 MB). I don't think anything has been as amazing as that.
I typically run Windows ...
7 on my home desktop, though I'm using it less and less recently in favor of a laptop running OSX.
Machines at work are all Vista, but 75% of the time I'm just using them to log into a Linux server anyway.
Facebook More Hated Than Banks, Utilities
Google+: For people who thought, "You know, I wish there were some way I could give even more personal information to Google!"
I've had a personal email account for ...
1989, I was 7. That was on Prodigy. Had some BBS addresses and an AOL address during the next few years; my first true "Internet" email address was from a local freenet in 1993ish.
NASA Confirms Discovery of Organism With Phosphorus-Free DNA
It's life Jim, but not as we know it.
You cannae change the laws of physics.
But the laws of biochemistry are open, I guess.
Duke Nukem Forever Back In Development
Were console kiddies even born when the original Duke Nukem games came out?
Water Not a Good Enough Guide To Find Alien Life
We come in peace, shoot to kill.
Mobile 'Remote Wipe' Thwarts Secret Service
So the Slashdot groupthink's anti-law enforcement stance has extended to the Secret Service now? Which part are we in favor of: counterfeiting money or assassinating the president? Personally I'll go ahead and take a bold anti-counterfeiting/anti-assassination position and say that this is a bad thing.
Telecom Plan To Take Over the Internet Isn't Real
I completely remember this debate. And my feelings haven't changed from that day to this: If you let the Government get involved in this issue, in ANY way, you will live to regret it.
What TWC and Verizon (the instigators of that roe as I recall) wanted to do was to charge large content providers (Google, Time, CNN, etc.) to have "priority" throughput on their networks. If they didn't pay, they'd be given a lower QoS and therefore, because of the number of requests to their servers, they would effectively be throttled.
What I pointed out all those years ago (with many years experience RUNNING an ISP) was that if you get the government involved, it will give them an avenue to moderate the Internet for political reasons. Further more, all the "kiddies" at that time were bitching about how Torrent, etc. was being throttled by Joe's Wireless company or some such, and they just couldn't understand the difference between what TWC/Verizon were doing and what Joe was doing trying to maintain a basic QoS on his limited bandwidth network.
In the end, it appears that two things have happened: The kiddies have drowned out the voices of people who actually have a clue, and the politicians have heard their cries and have come running.
"We're from the government, and we're here to help." -shiver-
(Quoting your entire post since someone seems to have modded you down for contradicting the groupthink.)
Civilization V To Use Steamworks
... what is the Xbox other than DRM writ large? Consoles are much more restrictive than any PC DRM could ever be. If you like console gaming, go for it, but citing DRM as an issue doesn't make sense.
I last bought 3.5" floppy disks ...
"Bought", not "used". By 2000 I had piles of floppies around, some purchased earlier in the 90s, and some obtained free (at one point Intuit would send you a free demo of Quickbooks in the mail -- on 7 floppies. A friend ordered a bunch of copies, and we never needed to buy floppies again).
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