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Want To Influence the World? Map Reveals the Best Languages To Speak

zidium Hi-Res Image? (142 comments)

Is there a higher resolution image, preferably a PNG, of the map? I cannot make out a single language in the image attached to the article.

3 days ago
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BitTorrent Launches Project Maelstrom, the First Torrent-Based Browser

zidium Re:Private? (67 comments)

Because they're MUCH cheaper for the end-developer who wishes to use them. Think about it.

about a week ago
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The Cost of the "S" In HTTPS

zidium Re:Not Slashdot! (238 comments)

Worry not, Comrade!

HTTPS will come to Slashdot after UTF-8 arrives and the Usable Slashdot interface is retired.

In the meantime, why don't you come join us at https://pipedot.org/? It has both UTF-8 and SSL support already.

about two weeks ago
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Officer Not Charged In Michael Brown Shooting

zidium Re:This issue makes smart people go dumb. (1128 comments)

That's because we're a defeated country. 6 1/2 years of Obama, 8 years of Bush Jr., that's almost an entire generation (100% of *my* generation's (1981) adulthood and all of the Millennials') of being subjugated in a decadent, decaying, debauched, defective and degenerate culture of mind numbing stupidity, narcissism, vice and inebriation.

Most, at this point, are so nihilistic and so cynical, or so twisted by drugs, rampant casual sex, and the loss of the bond that makes a man want to FIGHT and even give up his life FOR HIS WOMAN has solidified the young generation, which should be taking a progressive stand against all sorts of encroachment to tyranny (such as NSA spying), into a decaying heap of irrelevancy, as we collectively chase after the next high and next high score.

*I* am an outlier. *I* am striving to change the world every damn day. But I am *so* utterly divorced from my age peers' culture that I cannot even relate to them anymore. And that's the problem.

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Stop PulseAudio From Changing Sound Settings?

zidium Re:are the debian support forums down? (286 comments)

The way I'm treated trying to find a solution to this SAME problem, I thought I was the only one!

I **loved** OSS audio about a decade ago. So much better than ALSA! PulseAudio *ruined* it for me.

about 2 months ago
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As Prison Population Sinks, Jails Are a Steal

zidium Re:An alternate use (407 comments)

ESPECIALLY if you lock the doors while they have their eyes closed and are mumbling!

about 2 months ago
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Protesters Blockade Microsoft's Seattle Headquarters Over Tax Breaks

zidium Re:well... (246 comments)

Are you just an idiot, or what?! Payroll taxes are PAID BY EmPLoYErs and the employees never even see them.

about 3 months ago
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Amazon To Buy Twitch For $970 Million

zidium Re:Cash? or gold? :D (61 comments)

They should have asked for it in gold bullion ;-) I doubt COMEX could come up with the requisite 746,154 troy ounces and we'd see a gold boom like never before!

Plus, who wouldn't want 51,165 pounds (23,208 kg) of gold?

about 4 months ago
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Google Spots Explicit Images of a Child In Man's Email, Tips Off Police

zidium Re:Well at least they saved the children! (790 comments)

Boy, I sure didn't! I read it as "the people you communicate with regularly ARE using gmail." His argument makes way more sense that way, too.

about 4 months ago
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Getting Back To Coding

zidium Re:Tool complexity leads to learning the tool (240 comments)

Big big words for an Anonymous Coward!

Even though I totally 100% agree with the AC who said they can use notepad and shove an icepick in their eyes too lol! I deal with those sorts ALL THE TIME. Esp. the SublimeText fanatics who wouldn't recognize a debugging breakpoint if they saw one.

about 5 months ago
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'Just Let Me Code!'

zidium Re:Code the way you want... (372 comments)

Same here. I hire out people to go to my meetings for me. No joke. It works GREAT!

about 5 months ago
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'Just Let Me Code!'

zidium Re:Code the way you want... (372 comments)

PHP at work. HHVM+Hack at home ;-)

I am **very**, extremely happy with this arrangement ;-)

about 5 months ago
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Privacy Lawsuit Against Google Rests On Battery Drain Claims

zidium Re:ads (175 comments)

No, just "morans" [sic] ;-)

about 5 months ago
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New Digital Currency Bases Value On Reputation

zidium Re:Paper tracked barter (100 comments)

This is how the Subway restaurant chain became so huge. Remember their Subway Tickets in the mid-90s through mid-00s?

about 4 months ago
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New Digital Currency Bases Value On Reputation

zidium Re:Paper tracked barter (100 comments)

But then again, it worked WONDERS for Worgl, Austria (google "The Miracle of Worgl"), Ithaca, NY, Berkshire Bucks, the Ancient Egyptians (built the pyramids using distributed paper money based on degrading wheat storage), AND the Cathedral economy of the pre-Enlightenment Europe.

about 4 months ago
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New Digital Currency Bases Value On Reputation

zidium Re:I have an idea (100 comments)

This is absolutely amazing ;-)

about 4 months ago

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