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Ask Slashdot: Can You Say Something Nice About Systemd?

waspleg Thanks (717 comments)

Also a good read, like the uselessd dev post linked before it.

yesterday
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Ask Slashdot: Can You Say Something Nice About Systemd?

waspleg Thanks (717 comments)

it was an interesting read.

yesterday
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Tim Cook: "I'm Proud To Be Gay"

waspleg LBGT marketing? (737 comments)

My default response was "0 fucks given", but my cynical side says this is about marketing.

2 days ago
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Tech Giants Donate $750 Million In Goods and Services To Underprivileged Schools

waspleg Apple will probably make their money on support (141 comments)

and warranties and gaining in roads for future sales.

Their process to get a locked ipad unlocked is egregious and takes *WEEKS*. I'm glad my particular school doesn't have any for kids (it does for a few administrators) as it's hell to support them.

2 days ago
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Elon Musk Warns Against Unleashing Artificial Intelligence "Demon"

waspleg Huh. (582 comments)

You make it sound like you enjoy having your basic survival needs used to enslave you. I can't relate.

4 days ago
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Employers Worried About Critical Thinking Skills

waspleg Re:Want Critical Thinking? Fix the Public Schools (553 comments)

Except they still want standardized, punctual, obedient, docile workers that will take substandard wages and living conditions while thanking their overlords that they're not homeless.

It's even easier when you flood the market (see Google/FaceCrook manufactured tech worker shortage for details).

about a week ago
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Manga Images Depicting Children Lead to Conviction in UK

waspleg Want to know what's worse? (474 comments)

Someone who does not having a fictional outlet. Let them jerk off to cartoons and leave the real kids alone. Dumb fuck.

about two weeks ago
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The Raid-Proof Hosting Technology Behind 'The Pirate Bay'

waspleg Technical details? (144 comments)

There are some on the wikipedia page but I suspect some of them are outdated given what's said in the article. I was interested in reading about their VM setup and how they communicate with each other and what platform they're using, etc, but I can't find any details anywhere. I went through their blog, their forums, the affiliated articles, etc. Does anyone know where one might find more details of their infrastructure?

about a month ago
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Small Restaurant Out-Maneuvers Yelp In Reviews War

waspleg Except the BBB isn't at all neutral (249 comments)

It panders to its dues paying members. It's worse in some areas than others but I've had absolutely no resolution from some places where the BBB just auto-deleted the complaint after awhile, automatically siding with the business.

The BBB has no gov't oversight and is not accountable to anyone, but it poses like it is to give a false sense of control to consumers.

about a month ago
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New Usage-Based Insurance Software Can Track Drivers Using Smartphones

waspleg Re:Nope! (137 comments)

The UK seems to be winning the race to the bottom for the dystopian nightmare where our gov't use all our technology against us... For our own good, not total power of course.

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Do You Wish You'd Known Starting Out As a Programmer?

waspleg Re:Pick a different job. (548 comments)

Wish I had mod points for you.

about 2 months ago
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Munich Reverses Course, May Ditch Linux For Microsoft

waspleg Re:Open Source Integrated email/calendar/phones/et (579 comments)

We just switched from Groupwise to Outlook/Exchange. Completely agree. We lost a bunch of functionality and gained a bunch of shitty buggy problems.

about 2 months ago
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Munich Reverses Course, May Ditch Linux For Microsoft

waspleg On the contrary... (579 comments)

Yea it does, dealing with this right now at work where all staff went from Office 2K3 to 2K7 to 2K13 in the last 2 years. They all hate the changes but a handful of managers that are in a building elsewhere make these decisions without asking for the opinions of the people who actually use them. Hooray for bureaucracy.

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Would You Pay For Websites Without Trolls?

waspleg Fuck Censorship (382 comments)

Sometimes Trolls are the only honest posters; or even real people.

about 2 months ago
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Microsoft Surface Drowning?

waspleg The Register hit the nail on the head (337 comments)

This article is from the end of last year. I admit I haven't looked at them since, maybe their not terrible now.

However, I have a Surface RT from work running an nvidia tegra 3. I can count on one hand the number of times I've used it. Mine is jailbroken to run classic start and putty and a few other things but it's locked down with a "secure" bootloader aka can't run fuck all else and is essentially an even more crippled version of Windows 8 (which I personally loathe). Kindles have gone this direction too, shitty walled gardens.

Don't vote for this kind of garbage with your money.

about 3 months ago
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"ExamSoft" Bar Exam Software Fails Law Grads

waspleg That there is even a need for lawyers (100 comments)

Shows you just how much of an unjust, deeply shackled, and corrupt society you live in. At least I can find state law online these days. I can go through the thousands upon thousands of pages myself if I need to.

about 3 months ago
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Ad Tracking: Is Anything Being Done?

waspleg My mod points (303 comments)

You have them. Fuck ads. All of them. Always. Forever.

about 7 months ago

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Russia thinks the Chinese have trojan appliances

waspleg waspleg writes  |  about a year ago

waspleg (316038) writes "FTFA: According to news outlets in Russia, batches of Chinese-made electrical appliances such as kettles and irons have been found to contain chips designed to spy on their owner and launch cyber attacks."
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