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Comment: Re:Honestly ... (Score 1, Flamebait) 340

by LordWabbit2 (#49470049) Attached to: Allegation: Lottery Official Hacked RNG To Score Winning Ticket
Erm, firstly that's racist, and second wtf does it have to do with anything?

If a company cant trust it's IT department it's screwed. I've worked in environments with billions, I had to get a security clearance to work there.
Most financial institutions will not hire someone who is black listed, too much temptation for them.

Comment: The death of american software (Score 2) 212

This is moronic, if this is put in place only Americans will use American software (and then only some of them). NO other country is going to voluntarily use software they know has a "front door" regardless of all the "good intentions" promised by splitting the key up. May as well shoot Microsoft in the foot.

Comment: Re:Clickbait-ish Headline (Score 2) 121

by LordWabbit2 (#49444781) Attached to: Has Google Indexed Your Backup Drive?
But that's the thing, the DID want to share it, probably not with everyone granted, but then they should have secured it so only the people they did want to give access to it would have access. I love the way the article implies it's somehow google's fault that some clueless idiot didn't click on a tick box and enter a user name and password. If people don't want to RTFM then they are going to get burned.

Comment: Re:More... (Score 1) 232

by LordWabbit2 (#49377769) Attached to: Why You Should Choose Boring Technology
Sometimes, it's okay to just do a check twice
No, it's not. Because now if you need to change the check (or more likely someone else) you have to make sure you do it in both places. If the other person does not even look for the second check then you now have broken code. If you have to copy paste your own code with minimal or no changes then you are doing it wrong and it's time to refactor.

Comment: Re:Not GoDaddy. (Score 2) 295

by LordWabbit2 (#49281675) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Advice For Domain Name Registration?
My experience with GoFuckYourselfDaddy was also not pleasant. Had a VM with them which they arbitrarily shutdown due to "unusual traffic" took them a month to respond and restart the server, not even sure what the "unusual traffic" was since I was barely using it except for some ftp's. Maybe the "unusual traffic" was due to the fact that there was barely any traffic. Also it was slow, I think they have horribly oversold their services.

Comment: Re:EA got too greedy (as usual) (Score 2) 256

by LordWabbit2 (#49281645) Attached to: SimCity's Empire Has Fallen and Skylines Is Picking Up the Pieces
Stopped playing battlefield and cod ages ago, I don't play online anymore, so for such a short single player campaign it's just not worth it. Been digging into the indie games on steam - some real gems in there - like "This war of mine", depressing as fuck - but still an awesome game.

Comment: Re:Par for the course (Score 1) 140

Please, I am relying on other search engines more and more.
I go looking for a review of a movie and half of the google results are
In response to a complaint we received under the US Digital Millennium Copyright Act, we have removed 1 result(s) from this page. If you wish, you may read the DMCA complaint that caused the removal(s)
The automated DMCA removal requests are turning google search into a joke.

Comment: Re:CHEAP Intel (Score 1) 23

by LordWabbit2 (#49213641) Attached to: AMD Enters Virtual Reality Fray With LiquidVR SDK At GDC
Talking CPU, dude.
And yes, buying 4 PC's which can play any game currently on the market is not cheap, so the initial PC's were AMD because of the cost involved. When I was upgrading them the difference between AMD and Intel (cost and performance) was such that I found it cheaper to go Intel. I use "upgrade" rather loosely here, since we all know that after a couple years an "upgrade" means "buying another computer".

Always try to do things in chronological order; it's less confusing that way.

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