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Comment: Re:Fuck Beta: I've been here for 13 years (Score 1) 573

by CoolGopher (#46171969) Attached to: HTML5 App For Panasonic TVs Rejected - JQuery Is a "Hack"

I don't normally care for "me too" comments, but the day this slashdot beta is forced on me is the day I stop reading slashdot. And that's sad, since it's been part of my morning routine for the last 16 years or so.

But yeah, fuck the bigfonted blogified facebookie beta, pardon my french.

Comment: Re:i wonder.. (Score 1) 530

by CoolGopher (#45218623) Attached to: First Experimental Evidence That Time Is an Emergent Quantum Phenomenon

The next brain-melting thing to consider is that, perhaps, everything moves at the speed of light - not through space, but through spacetime. But because most of the stuff we're familiar with - the Earth, the stars, etc - shares roughly the same path through spacetime, we don't experience it like that. All of our speed is taken up with travel into the future. We could swap a bit of it for travel through space if we accelerate.

Thank you! That's the first coherent explanation I've read that allows me to reach some sort of understanding of this!

Comment: Re:Digg version 2.0 (Score 1) 1191

by CoolGopher (#45009553) Attached to: Come Try Out Slashdot's New Design (In Beta)

This. So much this. Get the editors to, you know, edit, and improve the quality of the stories. That's what would make a positive change, not adding tons of white space and eye gouging/candy.

If this new designed is forced upon me, I will finally stop reading slashdot, even though it's been part of my morning "ritual" for the last 15+ years.

Comment: Re:Links to classified data should be labeled (Score 4, Insightful) 271

by CoolGopher (#44712887) Attached to: Inside the 2013 US Intelligence "Black Budget"

I'm sorry, but if it's available to all and sundry on the internet, it is no longer secret, let alone Top Secret. The cat is out of the bag, the genie is out of the bottle, the train's left the platform, etc.

If institutions fail to adapt to the changing world, that's their problem, not the world's.

Comment: Bottle - Genie? (Score 1) 168

So how is anyone, courts included, meant to unpublish something? Unless a security researcher is saying "in X days I'll release the details on vulnerability Y" how would you even know to get a court injunction against said person? Once the cat is out of the bag, that's it.

Of course, I can then see the "logical" progression that all vulnerability disclosure must be outlawed - think of the children!

Today's scientific question is: What in the world is electricity? And where does it go after it leaves the toaster? -- Dave Barry, "What is Electricity?"

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