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Supply and Demand in the Cybercrime Underground

zobier Nice try FBI (1 comments)


more than 3 years ago

Will Your Next Touchscreen Be Touchless?

zobier this (121 comments)

Seriously, who wants their screen to be a camera, wouldn't a camera be able to do the same - only more cheaply.

Also, Gorilla Arm.

more than 4 years ago

What IT pioneer do you respect the most?

zobier Re:Ada! (737 comments)

Too soon.

more than 4 years ago

Microsoft "Courier" Pictures

zobier Re:This isn't going to work. (230 comments)

I don't see a particular problem with a leather bound booklet.

more than 4 years ago

Whatever Happened To Programming?

zobier Re:Misleading summary. (623 comments)

I am totally unsurprised that this post was written in a way that may mislead readers into thinking that TFA was a rant written by Prof. Knuth. I am, however, disappoint; then I am left wishing that /.'s comment threading system was more like reddit's so that your comment would have been the first thing that I had read.

more than 4 years ago

Google Buzz — First Reactions

zobier Re:Public vs private (310 comments)

I hope you're also blocking Googlebot from indexing your websites, oh, you're not http://google.com/search?q=transboutique


Also, I trust Google over Scroogle. What, you think Scroogle doesn't love them some user data? They don't even have a privacy policy!

more than 4 years ago

The iPad Questions Apple Won't Answer

zobier Re:seat (671 comments)

The specs are "about half what everyone expected it to be" also.

more than 4 years ago

Harder-Than-Diamond Natural Carbon Crystals Found

zobier Re:How long (250 comments)

This is fucking brilliant chap.
Good show.

more than 4 years ago

Landmark Ruling Gives Australian ISPs Safe Harbor

zobier Wow (252 comments)

At least we can do something right down here!

Thank you Mr. Cowdroy!

more than 4 years ago

With New SDK, VoIP Over 3G Apps Now Working On iPhone

zobier Re:Lifted until? (171 comments)

Apple aren't evil per se, they're a corporation. If people don't like their products they're free to not buy them, hack them, make their own, or bitch and moan. Hardware I buy is _my_ hardware however, (unless I sign some contract waiving my property rights) and I'll do whatever the fuck I want to with it.

more than 4 years ago

Moving Away From the IT Field?

zobier Re:I'd never do it, but (783 comments)

I've worked with a number of admins like you, you guys rock.

People who have support like this at work should try to remember "hug your admin" day or whatever it's called.

more than 5 years ago

Best Tablet PC For Classroom Instruction?

zobier Re:Livescribe Pulse pen. (176 comments)

I came in to suggest the LiveScribe too, you can use it in conjunction with a overhead webcam + projector thingy.

more than 5 years ago

Dymaxion Car Being Restored

zobier KSJ (121 comments)

Surely a skilled machinist could just make a matching turn signal indicator from scratch.

A quick google reveals
KSJ Auto Sales NJ
KSJ Auto Parts Malaysia
KSJ Engineering India

more than 5 years ago

Alan Turing Gets an Apology From Prime Minister Brown

zobier Re:Not really... (576 comments)

I'm glad that Gordon Brown made this apology, just as I am that Kevin Rudd made one to the Aboriginal people of Australia.

As an aside,

his descendants

Perhaps we have different understandings of the meaning of that word, however I concur with your sentiment.

more than 5 years ago

Chrome 4.0 Vs Opera 10 Vs Firefox 3.5

zobier Re:AdBlock (354 comments)

As long as the developers are re-checking those datum on the other side of the tube, I don't have a problem with client-side validation. The form should still work without JS though, any site should, anything else is poor design.

Progressive enhancement people!

more than 5 years ago



In Soviet Australia, movies watch you

zobier zobier writes  |  about 6 years ago

zobier (585066) writes "apc magazine reports that AFACT, the mob responsible for legal action against an Australian ISP which we recently discussed, has hired goons to spy on cinema patrons with night vision equipment in an attempt to crack down on piracy. I wouldn't support any cinemas that I knew to be engaging in this practice. What does Slashdot think?"

zobier zobier writes  |  more than 7 years ago

zobier writes "Well, it's that time of year and ppl are decorating their pods at work. Someone in the dev team printed out this ASCII Christmas tree and put it on a whiteboard. That got me to thinking, what if we made a big 3D one as our pod decoration, it's sufficiently geeky and fits with the festive spirit.

Who else has geeky Christmas pod decorations?"

zobier zobier writes  |  more than 8 years ago

zobier writes "If you read the first few sub-threads of the recent article about Scott Adams' voice returning you'll notice the need for an inspirational topic icon on /., You may have noticed this anyway.

Some people have suggested a Buddha. While I like Buddhism, I don't feel that it's the most appropriate theme. What are your suggestions for a topic icon for these types of story?



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