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Google Proposes To Warn People About Non-SSL Web Sites

webmistressrachel 503 (391 comments)

Did slashdot just die and silently come back up? I was getting 503's and "offline mode", logged in and out for ages, then suddenly its just working again. Anybody else experience anything like that?

3 days ago
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Sony Leaks Reveal Hollywood Is Trying To Break DNS

webmistressrachel Re: The US Internet Shutdown Switch (386 comments)

Seriously, insightful?? Sarcastic, funny maybe, but I was definitely not being insightful! Next I'll be accused of having sock puppets!

3 days ago
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Army To Launch Spy Blimp Over Maryland

webmistressrachel Re:Aerostat definitions (176 comments)

You need to move all of those tables and chairs, I am trying to land...

4 days ago
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A New Law For Superconductors

webmistressrachel Re:Diversity = Natural Order (53 comments)

To really get the natural order you're suggesting, you'd have to nuke his mum in the past - requiring faster-than-light-travel - so your troll-biting comment isn't as off-topic as the resulting moderation would imply!

4 days ago
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Sony Leaks Reveal Hollywood Is Trying To Break DNS

webmistressrachel Re: The US Internet Shutdown Switch (386 comments)

I really, really hope apk will come on and tell me how "manly" I'm looking these days!

4 days ago
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Curiosity Detects Mysterious Methane Spikes On Mars

webmistressrachel Re:Maybe there was something to it... (68 comments)

What, so in your own words, Mars shows no signs of life, except for farting, and Venus is very stormy and no-one can touch (land on) her? Sounds about right!

4 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Unlimited Data Plan For Seniors?

webmistressrachel Re:First... (170 comments)

That is correct. A failed assumption that mine would be the first, and last post - which would have scored Insightful had it actually been first and only post, since he's searching for rocking-horse shit, as the ensuing discussion shows!

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Unlimited Data Plan For Seniors?

webmistressrachel First... (170 comments)

And last...

about 2 months ago
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found the breach in my network...

webmistressrachel 2 months? (1 comments)

In hacker terms, you may as well have the hole open for half a century, this definitely calls for a re-install!

about 2 months ago
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NVIDIA Launches Mobile Maxwell GeForce GTX 980M and GTX 970M Notebook Graphics

webmistressrachel Re:Graphics Card News (29 comments)

Does your "portable" LAN rig (including monitor) fit in a rucksack or panniers (bike rack)? Does it have decent h/k speakers and a meaty subwoofer built in for train journeys? Does it boot (and login) in under 30 seconds from power off, less than that from hibernate?

These trade-offs alone, along with the ability to game or perform (I have an Edirol and portable 12V PA) for two hours without the mains, make the NVidia 9700M GTS seem quite impressive, actually!

They're bigger because they contain more useful things...

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Alternate Software For Use On Smartboards?

webmistressrachel Re:Game/Set/Match (96 comments)

I only joked about being smug because of the game/set/match concept, I'm not that cruel, and yours really was a very constructive comment!

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Alternate Software For Use On Smartboards?

webmistressrachel Re:Game/Set/Match (96 comments)

Agreed, game / set / match, and helping him use the advice you have given to teach the class as well, earns you extra points.

Even with points deducted for smugness...

You win 1 internets.

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Alternate Software For Use On Smartboards?

webmistressrachel Re:What advice can I offer? (96 comments)

Believe it or not, I sincerely believe that this introduction was his way of eating the humble pie, in advance - prostrating himself at our altar and asking for help. We should give him a break!

about 3 months ago
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Taking the Ice Bucket Challenge With Liquid Nitrogen

webmistressrachel Re:fuck you and the bucket challenge (182 comments)

I would mod you up, but my recent post count isn't good enough, and I'm not being allocated any mod points. This should solve the problem; though not for you, unfortunately! ;-)

about 4 months ago
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New Battery Tech From Japan Could Supercharge EVs

webmistressrachel Re:Intense skepticism. Fraud? (81 comments)

PHP and most other server-side preprocessors can process html on the way out, too. Simple setting.

Means script kiddies like you won't look too hard at hacking... after all not much there to hack if you think it's all just straight html...

about 7 months ago
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Whatever happened to Netscape?

webmistressrachel Seamonkey... (1 comments)

Which I browse with religiously, my everything-but-the-kitchen-sink-written-by-us-for-us, browser.

about 7 months ago
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Sony Warns Demand For Blu-Ray Diminishing Faster Than Expected

webmistressrachel Re:Like downloads *don't* have DRM?! (477 comments)

What gives here - downloadable media most certainly does not have DRM, my torrent client says otherwise! Please go and read about "prohibition" and "designed obsolescence". Thank you.

about 7 months ago
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Sony Warns Demand For Blu-Ray Diminishing Faster Than Expected

webmistressrachel Re:Blank Media (477 comments)

If you have a good product, with fixed costs,that is too expensive, that nobody is buying, you are losing money. Sony et al. know this only too well, it's why the DVD industry followed the pattern it did.

If you reduce the price and get SOME customers, and they tell other people "Hey this works, it's good." you'll get MORE sales, with LESS margin - but this is much better than no sales at all!

Also, drives aren't proper backup, unless they're offsite, and these discs pack 50GB each, more than enough for most discrete items on your 3TB drive (what do you need that for anyway, HD porn?)

about 7 months ago

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Moderator Access

webmistressrachel webmistressrachel writes  |  more than 8 years ago Well, I've been allocated my first 5 moderator points.

Quite boring, actually, considering I looked forward to this.

I have 4 mod points left...

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webmistressrachel webmistressrachel writes  |  more than 8 years ago Well, here I am in reciept of my first "troll" mod. I think the comment was "insightful". Can anybody who can moderate and reads this please just look at that post, just once, and read the replies (such as "mod parent up - not a troll it's the truth").

It might be short and to the point, but it's also true. We rage against countries who support censorship and spying, including the US, but short snappy comments like this always seem to get modded down.

I suppose I could just accept that short, snappy posts like this get modded down and write long boring ones about US policies, but then they might never get read!

At least all of my positive comments outweigh it and leave my Karma "positive".

P.S. The Anonymous Coward poster was not me rotfl!

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