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Steam Music Now Accepting Beta Signups

yincrash Re:The More "Questing" for Domination the Better (102 comments)

This isn't a spotify/rdio etc competitor. It's just a network music player for Steam. That's all. A dude at valve who likes listening to music while playing videogames probably really wanted to continue listening to music while playing videogames on SteamOS

about 8 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: How To Protect Your Passwords From Amnesia?

yincrash Re:Just post it on Slashdot (381 comments)

Safety deposit boxes were designed with amnesia in mind? I learn something new every day.

about 8 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: How To Protect Your Passwords From Amnesia?

yincrash Re:Just post it on Slashdot (381 comments)

The problem with this (along with other plans), is that if you get amnesia and forget your password, there may be the chance that you forget where you stored your password as well. So, to be a good plan, it has to involve you either stumbling on to it quickly, or having someone / something tell you it once they get news that you have amnesia.

about 8 months ago
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Safari Stores Previous Browsing Session Data Unencrypted

yincrash Re:Why the surprise? (135 comments)

Pidgin (formerly gaim) also keeps unencrypted creds. This is their reasoning..

about 9 months ago
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Germany Produces Record-Breaking 5.1 Terawatt Hours of Solar Energy In One Month

yincrash Re:NO NO NO (687 comments)

What I'm more interested in is what is the percentage breakdown of various energy sources for the total energy consumption of the country.

about a year ago
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Code Released To Exploit Android App Signature Vulnerability

yincrash Re:Summary of the exploit (81 comments)

Does this affect anything jars that are signed with the standard java jar signer as well?

about a year ago
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Scientists Work To Produce 'Star Trek' Deflector Shields

yincrash star trek had two types of shields (193 comments)

deflector shields (which was emitted by the deflector dish) which were low powered and meant to deflect small particles and radiation, and defensive shields which were to protect against weapons and were emitted by various shield emitters on the hull. The summary really badly conflates the two.

about a year ago
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Vine Launches On Android

yincrash Re:Ah, Twitter... (33 comments)

I imagine the camera API is the biggest reason they went 4.0+ only. Putting version wrappers around all that junk is probably not fun. ABS is fairly rock solid, so I wouldn't really consider that that much a reason to hold back 1/3 of the android market.

about a year ago
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First Video Broadcast From Mt. Everest Peak Outrages Tourist Ministry of Nepal

yincrash Re:Their country, their rules (204 comments)

If the BBC did a live broadcast to millions of people from inside Disney World without Disney's permission, Disney World would most definitely have a legitimate bone to pick with the BBC.

about a year ago
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First Video Broadcast From Mt. Everest Peak Outrages Tourist Ministry of Nepal

yincrash Re:Their country, their rules (204 comments)

Well, if the video call was to a BBC live broadcast show, then they probably would.

about a year ago
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First Video Broadcast From Mt. Everest Peak Outrages Tourist Ministry of Nepal

yincrash Re:Easier to ask for forgiveness (204 comments)

Try that in Singapore with pot.

about a year ago
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Nintendo Hijacks Ad Revenue From Fan-Created YouTube Playthroughs

yincrash Re:copyright exempt? (297 comments)

You could also argue that all the actions that the player does is copyrighted by the player, but Nintendo still has a large stake in the copyright of the final product.

about a year ago
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Nintendo Hijacks Ad Revenue From Fan-Created YouTube Playthroughs

yincrash Re:copyright exempt? (297 comments)

It's a shared copyright. All the art is very much owned by Nintendo. The addition of commentary adds an additional copyright owner of the commentator, but since the footage definitely is full of Nintendo copyrighted material, they could easily be within their rights to have it removed. Basically, they've given these playthrough video makers a choice, either give Nintendo all the ad revenue, or take down the video that contains their copyrighted material.

about a year ago
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Astronaut Chris Hadfield Performs Space Oddity On the ISS

yincrash Re:Viral Marketing by NASA (212 comments)

Additionally, this is the person in the credits who edited it, also a Canadian, and doesn't work for any space agency. Let's try not to think everything is a conspiracy, please.

about a year ago
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Astronaut Chris Hadfield Performs Space Oddity On the ISS

yincrash Re:Viral Marketing by NASA (212 comments)

Chris Hadfield is a Canadian (working for the CSA). I'm sure that Chris would like more people to want to go in to space and become scientists, etc. If you look at his previous videos though, I would say this is pretty in line with the other stuff he's done (just with more effort in to it).

about a year ago
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Astronaut Chris Hadfield Performs Space Oddity On the ISS

yincrash Lens Flare (212 comments)

Who knew that having that many lens flares was true to life?!

about a year ago
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Competitors Complain To EC That Free Android Is a 'Trojan Horse'

yincrash what is stopping them from doing the same thing? (315 comments)

If you don't like it, release your own free operating system where you package your search engine it.

about a year and a half ago
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Opera Confirms It Will Follow Google and Ditch WebKit For Blink

yincrash Re:So webkit != Blink! (135 comments)

They are keeping legacy -webkit prefixes and are not adding any new prefixes. Please see here

about a year and a half ago

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Opiate Maintenance Treatment is a Tale of Two Cultures

yincrash yincrash writes  |  about 2 years ago

yincrash (854885) writes "Opiate maintenance treatment is a tale of two cultures. People who can afford Suboxone get to keep their addiction private. People who are restricted to methadone clinics pay the price of stigma. Experts generally agree that Suboxone is more effective than methadone, but not by much. Studies have found that the recommended dose of Suboxone is better than low-dose methadone, but no better than high-dose. Yet methadone poses a greater risk of overdose and is easier to abuse. All things being equal, therefore, Suboxone is the preferred treatment. But all things are not equal, and most unequal is a patient's ability to pay."
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How to become informed in judicial elections?

yincrash yincrash writes  |  about 2 years ago

yincrash writes "Today I've been looking up information on local elections and have found it virtually impossible to determine information on judicial elections, both with regards to information on the candidate, and what makes a good judge. Is there a good way to find information on these candidates? chooseyourjudges.org seems to agree that this is basically an impossible task. What do slashdotters do in an information vacuum? Just abstain from voting? Write-in something in protest?"
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New dual-pivot quicksort is has 20% less swaps tha

yincrash yincrash writes  |  about 5 years ago

yincrash writes "A new quicksort has been created that is 20% faster than previous implementations. The creator, Vladimir Yaroslavskiy, is proposing replacing the existing Java implementation and has proofs and a full description available on his website. Gillette is rumored to be announcing a three-pivot quicksort soon."
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Rep. and Dem. don't make Texas ballot deadlines

yincrash yincrash writes  |  about 6 years ago

yincrash (854885) writes "Republicans and Democrats haven't apparently failed to meet Ballot deadlines in Texas of 5pm August 26th.

According to documents obtained by the Barr campaign, neither John McCain nor Barack Obama complied with Texas Election Code 192.031, which requires that filings must be submitted "before 5 p.m. of the 70th day before presidential Election Day," listing the "names of the party's nominees for president and vice-president."

Some websites are reporting that the Tex. Secretary of State somehow ended up eventually 'finding' the paperwork after the deadline. Bob Barr is threatening to sue, but I'd wager that the law will be changed retroactively by the state gov't.

Do you think there is a double standard?"

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Free Taco Day

yincrash yincrash writes  |  more than 6 years ago

yincrash writes "Today is free taco day. Taco Bell decided to be nasty and make it a time when everyone is at work.

I know I've scheduled my break for a free taco though, have you?

Go to taco bell between 2-5 today for a free 50ct taco! Yum."
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yincrash yincrash writes  |  more than 7 years ago

yincrash (854885) writes "Lik-Sang has put up the Out of Business sign. They are wrapping up all loose ends and no longer taking any new orders, due to the lawsuits Sony has been throwing down in Europe. In London specifically, the High Court declared Lik-Sang's sale of PSP illegal. Where am I going to get my imports now??"

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