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Deloitte: Use a Longer Password In 2013. Seriously.

wondershit Re:I Got It! (538 comments)

Well, not if you scope the timer to the IP address the failed login comes from. Obviously this doesn't really work either because of bot nets.

about a year and a half ago

Pushing Back Against Licensing and the Permission Culture

wondershit Re:unlicensed code (D)DOS (320 comments)

But shouldn't this work both ways?

about a year and a half ago

JavaScript JVM Runs Java

wondershit Re:Not A New Concept (234 comments)

There is a JVM targeted for research named Maxine that is written in—you guessed it—Java. It needs to be bootstrapped by another JVM in order to compile itself with its JIT compiler and after that it runs by itself. I recently attended a talk by one of its developers and it looks very interesting.

more than 2 years ago

Things That Turbo Pascal Is Smaller Than

wondershit What the hell?! (487 comments)

Good job. Posting obvious shit and getting on the main of Slashdot. I hope I'm not the only one who thinks this sort of comparison is absolutely pointless. Why are we even comparing executables to web pages or images?

more than 2 years ago

Official "Firefox With Bing" Released

wondershit Re:I've actually been using bing lately (274 comments)

The page summary doesn't include some of the words, and worse is that when you go to the page, and hit ctrl-f, you can't even find one of the omitted keyword! Frustrating as hell.

I think this has been around for a while. I usually went to the cached version which highlights the searched terms in different colors. At the top, the omitted terms are listed and described as appearing only in sites linking to the current site. This may even be very helpful in finding sites. However when you specifically search for one of those words (say, a configuration parameter) it just sucks.

more than 2 years ago

Glowing Cats a New Tool in AIDS Research

wondershit Re:Hilarious! =D (107 comments)

A little while ago we had something similar: fluorescent dogs. The interesting thing with the dogs is that you can turn the effect on and off depending on what drugs you mix into their food...

about 3 years ago

'Cosmo' — a C#-Based Operating System

wondershit Re:Failure (406 comments)

I agree that it's stupid they got got even the name wrong in the summary. But I do not agree with such a project being "pointless in the first place". How often do we embrace stuff like that on slashdot? Doing things for the sake of doing. Hand in your Geek Card.

about 3 years ago

Book Review: Using CiviCRM

wondershit Re:Packt (38 comments)

The interesting thing is what Packt achieves with these reviews. I'm stating this as if they were buying the reviewers (which is a likely possibility) and this is exactly the problem. Whenever I'll see two books on the same topic - one from Packt and one from another publisher - I'll pick the other one. Because somewhere in the back of my head I'll always think "Yeah, that's Packt. They need to buy all those reviews; therefore their books must be crap."

more than 3 years ago

Cloud Gaming With Ray Tracing

wondershit Re:Bad Tech Journalism (83 comments)

For a while I don't open links to *world sites like Computerworld, PCWorld or Infoworld anymore. Keeps the blood pressure low. Too often they have horribly bad researched articles spread over as much pages as possible. It's unbearable how little content they provide with so many words. Comments on slashdot seem to confirm this more often than not.

more than 3 years ago

Browser Private Modes Not So Private After All

wondershit Re:Opera (198 comments)

I think Opera got better. I once opened Google in private mode and was still logged in. Now this isn't the case anymore, even when opening them right after each other. But what is really great is that it also won't save or read Flash cookies in private mode. I recently read that some browsers have or had problems with it but can't remember where. I think they'll all figure it out eventually. (well, it might be useful for those who use Flash... /. seems to be populated only by people who despise it.) Of course this doesn't say if it leaks encryption keys or whatever.

more than 4 years ago

MINI-ITX and the Future of PC Case Design?

wondershit Re:That's cute and everything.... (164 comments)

but PLEASE don't spread bullshit you know isn't true.

That's why I only spread bullshit on things I know nothing about. That way I don't even know I'm wrong.

more than 4 years ago

Google Says It Mistakenly Collected Wi-Fi Data While Mapping

wondershit Re:Shenannigans! (215 comments)

hey /. I need your help
I accidentally 93MB of Wi-Fi data
what should I this dangerous ?

more than 4 years ago

Mac OS X Problem Puts Up a Block To IPv6

wondershit Re:Troll? (204 comments)

Nope, still funny.

more than 4 years ago

The Virtual Choir Project

wondershit Re:I disagree (58 comments)

Dude, you mean Heiner Goebbels. Heinrich Goebbels is the nazi child of Heinrich Himmler and Joseph Goebbels.

more than 4 years ago

MIT Offers Picture-Centric Programming To the Masses With Sikuli

wondershit Re:FrontPage? (154 comments)

Non-techies want to do things like scripting and web design without paying a professional, the same way they want to fix things around the house or fix the car.

I really doubt that. And from what I hear you can't easily fix most issues with cars anymore.

more than 4 years ago


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