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Slashdot Coming Attractions

zombie_monkey The bug that made me stop reading Slashdot (410 comments)

is still not fixed. It was just the final straw, I am literally forced to read comments not logged in, as to be able to see all the comments. This one: http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=2292696&cid=36649522/ For example, in the previous story (Belfast), the interface is telling me I'm supposed to see five comments, but I am seeing three. Logged out, I can read the missing ones; but anything I do with the interface while logged in does now show the missing ones I see logged out. This has been the case for at least a year, I think.

more than 2 years ago
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Designer Arrested Over Anonymous Press Release

zombie_monkey Re:Proof Positive (288 comments)

I always thought tapanar is an insult more becuase the tapan (whose name does derive from tap) is percieved as a really simple instrument to play.

more than 3 years ago
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Designer Arrested Over Anonymous Press Release

zombie_monkey Re:Proof Positive (288 comments)

Nope, Tapanaris it's definitely the name a Bulgarian would come up with if he wants to make up a Greek /sounding/ name for a stupid person (it's somewhat similar to the Biggus Dickus thing in History of the World).

more than 3 years ago
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FOSS RTS Game Glest Gets Revival — Enter Mega-Glest

zombie_monkey Re:Just in time! (103 comments)

I spent almost half a minute wondering who did a graphics overhaul to Star Control 2.

more than 4 years ago
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Parasite Correlated With World Cup Success

zombie_monkey Re:Good News is... (366 comments)

Indeed, that's why the European Cup, in which 16 teams qualify for the finals, is regarded as a stronger tournament than the World Cup.

more than 4 years ago
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Parasite Correlated With World Cup Success

zombie_monkey Re:Good News is... (366 comments)

That's if you go by population. If your aim is to include the best 32 teams in the world, you would have much _more_ teams for Europe. The way it is right now is a compromise between team strength and population.

more than 4 years ago
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Iceland Volcano's Ash Grounds European Air Travel

zombie_monkey Re:iPad to the rescue! (283 comments)

Why would it be a problem for helicopters? I thought it's just jet engines? And the ash is at a much higher altitude?

more than 4 years ago
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Apple Approves Opera Mini For iPhone

zombie_monkey Re:Posting from it now.... (284 comments)

To clarify: Opera proxies need to de-encrypt HTTPS data from servers sent to you because Opera Mini does not parse HTML. It parses OBML (Opera Binary Markup Language), which the Opera proxies transform HTML into, which is the whole point of it being _Mini_. If you want an HTML parser get Opera Mobile.
And for normal HTTP you get the benefit of encryption from their proxies to your phone, for which you would otherwise need to run your own encryting proxy on your own server.

more than 4 years ago
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Apple Approves Opera Mini For iPhone

zombie_monkey Re:Posting from it now.... (284 comments)

Eh, what? "insecure"? On the contrary, traffic between Opera Mini and the Opera proxy servers is always encrypted. HTTP traffic is unencrypted. That makes Opera mini _more_ secure by definition for the huge majority of surfing. Only when you use HTTPS, Opera (the company) has access to the unencrypted data. There is no way around that, technologically, and as they plainly state in the FAQ, if you don't trust them, don't use their browser for secure connections like banking. But you implicitly trust Apple for that, on an iPhone, or your browser vendor in general, unless you check the whole code every time before an update and compile it yourself with a compiler you trust to be secure.

more than 4 years ago
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Councilman Booted For His Farmville Obsession

zombie_monkey Re:51 council members??? (185 comments)

Going to Wikipedia, NY City council also has 51 councillors. Looking at an American city the same size as Plovdiv, Minneapolis has 39 councillors.

more than 4 years ago
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Councilman Booted For His Farmville Obsession

zombie_monkey Re:51 council members??? (185 comments)

He was voted off the budget committee, which is presumably comprised of a small subset of council members. Also, they are often actually called local parliaments in Bulgaria.

more than 4 years ago
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Could UK Tax Breaks Pave the Way For GTA London?

zombie_monkey kids these days... (137 comments)

The two expansions of the original GTA were set in London.

more than 4 years ago
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Perelman Urged To Accept $1m Prize

zombie_monkey Re:what mushrooms? (421 comments)

Just check the weather in St.Petersburg, Russia. It is still too cold there for any mushrooms to grow. So much for journalist's integrity.

Dude, journalists have been harrassing him for years. It's weird that you hadn't heard of the media siege on him, but at least RTFA.

more than 4 years ago
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90% of the Universe Found Hiding In Plain View

zombie_monkey Re:Dark stuff? (279 comments)

From TFA: "I'll note: this has nothing to do with dark matter. As it happens, 90% of the matter in the Universe is in a form that emits no light, but affects other matter through gravity. We know it exists, and you can find out why here. We know it exists locally, in nearby galaxies and clusters of galaxies, too. This new result doesn't affect that, since the now un-hidden galaxies are very far away, like many billions of light years away. They can't possibly affect nearby galaxies, so they don't account for dark matter."

more than 4 years ago
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Opera For iPhone To Test Apple's Resolve

zombie_monkey Re:It does not violate SDK terms (292 comments)

Not only can you turn off image loading altogether, you have two levels of image compression (with the corresponding reduction in image quality) that the proxy can do for you, or you could it set no compression.

more than 4 years ago
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Firefox Mobile Reaches 1.0

zombie_monkey Re:No Symbian? Sorry, but: FAIL! (198 comments)

<quote>As far as I can tell Opera Mobile is only available for Nokia & Windows Mobile platforms (same targets as Mozilla is aiming for). </quote>
By "Nokia", do you mean Maemo or Symbian? As the GP poster said, Mozilla have no plans to support Symbian, which Opera does, and Opera does not have a Maemo version. So what do you mean by "same targets"?

more than 4 years ago
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Firefox Mobile Reaches 1.0

zombie_monkey Re:??? Ok then... (198 comments)

http://www.opera.com/mobile/download/
There are Symbian and Windows Mobile versions.

more than 4 years ago

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