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Comment: Re:YAY! (Score 1) 499

by Zombie91836 (#22411402) Attached to: Writers Strike Officially Over
The thing I hate about Smash Lab is the unnecessary editing that takes place to pad the time. In the earthquake episode, they edited it as if they were swapping the test houses in and out for each test, instead of doing one house per day. You could tell that they were done on different days, because the people were wearing different clothing. Yet, between each test, they would show the clip of them hoisting the houses back into place again. The same clip from a different angle. Then, they would say "well, test house 1 did well, let's get test house 2 back into place and test it." Please. Don't insult us like that.
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+ - Convincing users of email address privacy->

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Gm4n
Gm4n writes "Recently, a friend of mine had the [possibly bad] idea of creating a lottery website that gives away the prior day's ad revenue to one visitor. It was finished a few hours ago, but there's still a big problem... how do you convince a user that you are not, in fact, going to spam them or sell their email address? With all the shady sites on the internet these days, the end-user is skeptical of any website that asks for an email address. Is it best to have a paragraph or two saying you won't do anything bad, or a popup written in legalese?"
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Privacy

+ - One-Click-Submission to German terror watchlist-> 5

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "As the German daily Der Tagesspiegel reported today, the German federal criminal agency has a new strategy to catch terrorists: they put up an informational web page about the terrorist group "militante Gruppe" ("militant group") and now look at their web logs. If someone clicks on that link, his IP address will be investigated and he will be put on the terror watchlist. It would be utter madness of us to ask you to click on THIS LINK to put a billion people on their list so we are not even going to mention the URL. In case you find it, do not click on it! Thank you."
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OS X

+ - Apple fails to deal with change to NZ DST

Submitted by NTDaley
NTDaley (259087) writes "Debian may not have pushed their update for the NZ daylight savings change, but Apple has failed to deal with it at all. Their website instructs users to change the time manually, which is obviously inadequate for people who have to administer a large group of computers, or who need to have accurate times for other timezones. Fortunately a third party has created a fix for the problem."

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