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Comment: Re:Actual thought process (Score 0) 108

Would people stop using /. and start using, please!?!? I can't take this anymore!

Yet here you are ... using slashdot instead of soylentnews ...

If soylentnews is so great ... why are you here commenting on the articles that you dislike so much?

Not that I disagree about the shit quality of the articles, but you just look stupid when you harp on how people should use another site when you don't take your own medicine. Hypocrite?

Comment: Re:Joke about lawyers (Score 1) 70

by BitZtream (#46804553) Attached to: General Mills Retracts "No Right to Sue" EULA Clause

Lawyers are like Graphics Artists working on a UI.

They don't do it because they think its good for something or useful, they do it because they have to justify their existence in a profession full of people who aren't half as good as they'd like to think and keep working.

Its well past the intention of the law and good of society and completely in the realm 'doing it because we have nothing else to do'. Another example of this would be Windows Vista's changes or the iOS changes to change the entire look and feel of the OS in version 7. It has nothing to do with better or more productive, and everything to do with justifying the reason they are employed.

Comment: Re:But is their criticism of Psychiatry wrong? (Score 1) 167

by BitZtream (#46804181) Attached to: Google Aids Scientology-Linked Group CCHR With Pay-Per-Click Ads

Scientology's believers are far more ignorant because L Ron Hubbard said 'if you want to make a bunch of money, start a religion and charge for it' ... and then he did ... and its a pay for play religion ... and people like Tom Cruise and John Travolta actually pay ridiculous amounts of money to 'move up' the chain of 'believers'.

Its one thing to believe in what you believe is fantasy (God) ... its an entirely different thing to have some guy tell you he's going to rip you off ... and then you let him rip you off.

Comment: Re:Eliminating buffer overflows (Score 1) 234

by BitZtream (#46795105) Attached to: Bug Bounties Don't Help If Bugs Never Run Out

No, those languages have all sorts of other problems.

Your problem is you're blaming the language for the fact that you're not meticulous enough to write code in C, not that the language is the problem. You just shouldn't be a programmer. I don't think I'm so good that I don't make mistakes, I'm also not so stupid to think that the language is the reason that mistakes were made. You're just blaming something other than the actual person who is the problem.

But hey, don't let your silly view of reality cloud your way. You keep thinking that a language can make your sloppy code magically better.

Comment: Re:Bennett Haselton (Score 1) 234

by BitZtream (#46795083) Attached to: Bug Bounties Don't Help If Bugs Never Run Out

While I can block stupid editors, like timothy and kdawson, how can I block stupid OpEd posts from morons like Bennett?

All he does is ramble on about shit he utterly fails to understand. I actually feel dumber for reading the first bit of this 'story'

I don't want to see timothy write stupid shit about how he took a trip to CES nor do I want to see stupid shit from Haselton waxing on about things he's not in any way qualified to even discuss like he has an opinion.

I naturally skip over the 'submitter' of articles, but I didn't even finish the first word of the first sentence before I know it was Haselton. He can't even fucking write properly. I'm certainly not the besets speelr or grammar king, but holy shit, you don't start with 'I' you arrogant fuck. We don't give a shit about what he thinks, he's an idiot.

Go back to 6th grade and learn to write, you aren't a journalist, you aren't knowledgable at all on info sec, you're just someone who likes to hear yourself talk.

Comment: Re:Spare Change (Score 4, Insightful) 320

That may be true in some countries, but not in America.

In America you have to actively refuse help in order to be in continual pain or homeless.

I HAVE been poor, there is no excuse for hunger or suffering in the US, there are programs to help.

The problem is not that they are poor, its that they don't want to be helped, the reason for this could be any number of things from simple depression to severe mental disorders, but it IS NOT because help is unavailable.

A severe tooth abscess can be handled by the ER if its that bad and no publicly funded ER will turn down you down, its illegal. I know, I've been in EXACTLY that spot. And for reference, alcohol does pretty much nothing at all for tooth pain, you're far better off packing clove powder around it to numb it and treat the infection than drinking yourself silly, unless you drink enough to pass out ... in which case you have to stay drunk or the sobering up process will be FAR worse.

Comment: Re:What a shame (Score 1) 267

by BitZtream (#46774963) Attached to: Nokia Had a Production-Ready Web Tablet 13 Years Ago

If you think about the tech from the time, you'd realize they were shitty.

Battery life ... would have been crappy
Display tech ... would have been crappy
Touch screen ... would have been crappy, resistive touch if at all
Processing power ... would have been crappy
GUI hardware acceleration ... would have been nonexistent from a practical perspective.
Connectivity ... bad wifi or ridiculously over priced cellular modems that killed the batteries even faster.

As soon as the non-techie guys in the company saw it, though would have canceled it in a heart beat, it would have been an embarrassment ... much like pretty much EVERY tablet before the iPhone/iPad era. Android may be fine now, but before they iPhone, pretty much every mobile device was asstastic. A few die-hard geeks (myself included) had things like old high end nokia smartphones or windows ce devices, but they were entirely the realm of high end geeks who would put up with the quirks

Comment: Re:Open source was never safer (Score 0) 580

by BitZtream (#46762985) Attached to: How Does Heartbleed Alter the 'Open Source Is Safer' Discussion?

You do realize that encryption is security through obscurity ... right? ActiveX is just a plugin system, just like XPCOM in firefox, but you know that too ... right?

Please don't quote shit that you utterly fail to understand. The only part you got right was that IE was buggy as shit. Of course, so is Firefox, but you ignore all the security fixes it has gotten. The only thing is does better, and that Microsoft sucks at is time to fix, which while extremely important, is only part of the equation.

+5 insightful ... the ignorance runs deep here.

Comment: Re:Anonymous (Score 1) 170

by BitZtream (#46760981) Attached to: Snowden Used the Linux Distro Designed For Internet Anonymity

as long as you don't share anything reveling.

So its pretty much useless then? I realize the point of what its doing, but its fairly trivial with software running at or near exit nodes to figure out who's doing what and who they are. I have no doubt the NSA is capable of doing it. Put me in an IRC channel with 20 people I know and have chatted with for some time, randomize their nicks, give me an hour and I can tell you who most of them are based on their conversation patterns alone, and I'm just observant, not software combing EVERYTHING you do.

Doesn't mean you shouldn't try to be anonymous, but just that its PRETTY FRAKING HARD to do if you're doing it in public view, regardless of how hard you try to hide.

Comment: Re:Good for him (Score 1) 91

by BitZtream (#46758955) Attached to: Carpenter Who Cut Off His Fingers Makes "Robohand" With 3-D Printer

Instant stop? You can stick your finger into the blade at full speed and it will stop before it breaks the skin.

Both my table and chop saw have it, and I have all my digits in full working order, which is important for someone who uses their fingers all day long (Software engineer)

Comment: Re:Medical Device Certification? (Score 1) 91

by BitZtream (#46758849) Attached to: Carpenter Who Cut Off His Fingers Makes "Robohand" With 3-D Printer

Because the insurance industry won't allow it.

Obamacare is nothing more than a free ride and bonuses for the insurance industry. It brought them more customers at higher rates than they had before. EVERYTHING about Obamacare favors insurance companies.

There is no way thats going to end without a massive shift in public perception. As long as people keep thinking Obamacare is a good idea, the insurance companies win.

It is contrary to reasoning to say that there is a vacuum or space in which there is absolutely nothing. -- Descartes