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Wiring Programmers To Prevent Buggy Code

vomitology So.... (116 comments)

The source of most mistakes (coding or otherwise) beyond sheer lack of knowledge is usually not being focused on the task at hand. So to help you focus on the keyboard, we'll be hooking you up to basically what amounts to a modified lie detector! It's brilliant!

about two weeks ago
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Silent Circle's Blackphone Exploited at Def Con

vomitology Interesting! (46 comments)

Company says something is 'secure', gets proven wrong. This is *exciting stuff*, people!

about two weeks ago
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Inside BitFury's 20 Megawatt Bitcoin Mine

vomitology Missed Opportunity (195 comments)

They should be thinking bigger... imagine how much WoW gold you could farm with that! ( :

about three weeks ago
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Cable Companies: We're Afraid Netflix Will Demand Payment From ISPs

vomitology Re:It begins to make sense (200 comments)

Thongs that really matter can drive *anyone* into a frenzy? Have we learned nothing from Sisqo?

about a month ago
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Asteroid Mining Bill Introduced In Congress To Protect Private Property Rights

vomitology My new Dream Job (181 comments)

...developing backronyms for governmental agencies.

about a month and a half ago
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Use of Encryption Foiled the Cops a Record 9 Times In 2013

vomitology Security Through Antiquity (115 comments)

I keep all my 'important' files in .JAR format on 5 1/4 floppies.

about 2 months ago
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A Physicist Says He Can Tornado-Proof the Midwest With 1,000-Foot Walls

vomitology Re:Plus bonus.... (501 comments)

and zombie protection, as long as you don't sing too loud.

about 2 months ago
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Chicago Adding Sensors For Public Monitoring

vomitology How Prophetic... (107 comments)

I just finished playing Watch Dogs.

about 2 months ago
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Clueless About Card Data Hack, PF Chang's Reverts To Imprinting Devices

vomitology Now That's Amusing (142 comments)

A company that didn't know it was breached, doesn't know the extent of the breach, and who's answer to the breach is to revert to 40-year old tech using the phrase "If it's not obvious..."

about 2 months ago
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Game Industry Fights Rising Development Costs

vomitology Interesting Theory! (111 comments)

It costs more now to do stuff than it did before? How curious...

about 3 months ago
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American Judge Claims Jurisdiction Over Data Stored In Other Countries

vomitology In related news... (226 comments)

Every company based in America just packed up its stuff and left the country. Democracy in action!

about 4 months ago
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NASA Pondering Two Public Contests To Build Small Space Exploration Satellites

vomitology In other news... (127 comments)

hashtag buckfeta yes.

about 7 months ago
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With HTTPS Everywhere, Is Firefox Now the Most Secure Mobile Browser?

vomitology Re:Breaks some websites (279 comments)

C-C-C-COMBO BREAKER!

about 7 months ago
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Meet Slashdot 'Super Submitter' Esther Schindler (Video)

vomitology Re:What is this? (53 comments)

Let's ask the NSA!

about 10 months ago
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Feature-Rich FreeBSD 10 Alpha Released

vomitology Re:The real problem with BSD (143 comments)

Sorry, didn't know I needed to source my opinion. I've tried several versions of both Free- and PC-, I've tried to get help on official forums, a few Google Groups, and some of the larger IRCs. I did read the Handbook. It did help with installation, but it wasn't much help getting my Broadcom wireless working.

Where shall I submit my sworn affidavit and list of personal references?

about a year ago
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Feature-Rich FreeBSD 10 Alpha Released

vomitology Re:The real problem with BSD (143 comments)

I can (unfortunately) second this. When I tried to install on my netbook and asked for help, I got many variations of RTFM... which if I could find one that was written in some semblance of English I would. Most of the BSD documentation I've seen is... somewhat less than user friendly.

about a year ago
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Research Shows E-Cigs Might Be As Good For Quitting As Nicotine Patches

vomitology Re:ecigs not really a good thing... (314 comments)

I don't think anyone is actually saying e-cigs are a good thing, just that (compared to 'analog smokes) they are a better thing. I've been using e-cigs myself for about a year, and I concur with most of the previous anecdotes; I smell better (in both ways), I feel better, and I'm saving money.

Anyone who blindly says "e-cigs are healthy, great and fun!" is an idiot. E-Cigs and analog cigs are like American politics; neither is actually good, one is just less bad.

about a year ago
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Taking the Battle Against Patent Trolls To the Public

vomitology Layman Alert! (107 comments)

Seems to me there's an easy fix. In order to hold a patent, you must demonstrably make, sell, support or otherwise profit from whatever the patent is for*. That incentivizes patent owners to use them for more than bargaining chips, and discourages people from hoovering up patents with only the intent to troll.

* 'Profit' does not include litigation.

about a year ago
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Linux 3.11-rc7 Release Celebrates 22 Years of Linux

vomitology Re:I'm a believer. (151 comments)

Maybe 'for the people'... but unless you count Android, I think it has a ways to go before it can be considered 'of the people'.

1 year,1 day

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