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23-Year-Old X11 Server Security Vulnerability Discovered

thomasdz Re:Go ahead, just TRY a buffer overflow on my VAX (213 comments)

Those hundreds of thousands of people who know VAX machine code are now retired and watching the weather channel on TV... not attempting to 0wn my server so they can get k4rm4 from their 'leet hacker peeps.

about 8 months ago
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23-Year-Old X11 Server Security Vulnerability Discovered

thomasdz Go ahead, just TRY a buffer overflow on my VAX (213 comments)

I'm running OpenBSD on my VAX. Go ahead. Try to exploit a buffer overflow on my home VAX cluster. If you can, then you deserve a prize because you've learned VAX machine code.

about 8 months ago
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Ubuntu Developing Its Own Package Format, Installer

thomasdz The good old days (466 comments)

Remember the good old days when everything was just a single -r-xr-xr-x executable in /bin or /usr/bin

sigh, the good old days

about a year ago
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Big Advance In Hydrogen Production Could Change Alternative Energy Landscape

thomasdz It's too bad we can't do this with Helium (340 comments)

It's HELIUM that we really need. that stuff is going to be pretty scarce in a hundred years.

about a year and a half ago
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A New Benefit For Logged-In Readers: Meet Slashdot's ROT13 Initiative

thomasdz This is great! (261 comments)

I appreciate this extra security since the Cisco "type 7" encryption was broken earlier this year.

And as a long-time Usenet reader, I can basically de-crypt ROT13 in my sleep.

about a year and a half ago
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NASA Asteroid Capture Mission To Be Proposed In 2014 Budget

thomasdz Re:asteroinauts? (106 comments)

Is this a real word? asteroinauts? really?

apparently, yes.

about a year and a half ago
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GoPro Issues DMCA Takedown Over Negative Review

thomasdz Thanks GoPro, I'll check out the Sony (232 comments)

I'll be definitely looking into the Sony AS15 now. I've never heard about it until now.

about a year and a half ago
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Why Trolls Win With Toxic Comments

thomasdz Re:It's Obama's fault (298 comments)

The polarization is because of the left wing agenda pushed by Obama. You see it when the poor rise up and congratulate the new pope while simultaneously agreeing to farm subsidies for Monsanto

We have a winner!

about a year and a half ago
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Contiki Turns Ten

thomasdz This will be the year!!! (28 comments)

2013 will be known as the Year of the Contiki Desktop! mark my words.

about a year and a half ago
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Windows Blue: Microsoft's Plan To Release a New Version of Windows Every Year

thomasdz oh great. and I have to support it all? (712 comments)

Lovely... so it'll be like automobiles.
You'll hear about recalls that affect Windows 2015, 2017, and 2018
but luckily, I'm still running Windows 2014

people in 2029 will brag about how they wish they'd bring back "classic Windows 2019, but not that crappy POS Windows 2021 that had the noise problem"

about 2 years ago
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New Zealand Turning Hobbits Into Actual Cash

thomasdz Soylent Green (89 comments)

Personally, I'd grind my hobbits into a paste and sell it as health food. I'd make millions!

about 2 years ago
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Are Patent Wars Worth the Price Tag?

thomasdz Yes, because only the BIG guys can play the game (128 comments)

After a few years of these patent wars, all the Googles, Apples, Microsofts, Samsungs, etc have big war chests that they can win some battles and lose some battles. unfortunately, battles will kill the smaller companies and keep the existing big companies in place.
Status quo all the way baby...it's a new world.

more than 2 years ago
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Sony Outlets Control Electricity Through Authentication

thomasdz Re:What could possibly go wrong? (284 comments)

I thought Wayne's World was more 1990s than 1980s?

more than 2 years ago
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Sony Outlets Control Electricity Through Authentication

thomasdz What could possibly go wrong? (284 comments)

I don't see any risks in this whatsoever, no siree bob, this plan is completely flawless....

NOT!

more than 2 years ago
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Bill Gates Takes the Stand In WordPerfect Trial

thomasdz Remember WordPerfect? ha! (472 comments)

Remember WordPerfect? Hell, I'm still using it. I still have an old Toshiba laptop that runs FreeDos and WordPerfect v5.1

Now, get off my lawn you whippersnappers while me and Bill Gates reminisce about the old days

more than 2 years ago
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Amazon Denies Reports That Airport Scanners Ruin Kindle's e-Ink

thomasdz Amazon pouring cold water on the Kindle? (182 comments)

Yes... Pouring cold water on the kindle would probably be bad for it. Well... I guess not distilled cold water, but cold water from the Amazon river would definitely kill it. The piranhas would also munch on your fingers.

more than 2 years ago
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Plasma-Filled Bags Could Replace the Petri Dish

thomasdz Re:plasma or plasma (43 comments)

Highly unlikely, BUT... It could also be referring to the mother of some guy who is named "Pla"

Pla's Ma

more than 2 years ago

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