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Comment: Re:READY OR NOT IS NOT THE ISSUE!!! (Score 1) 2219

by ahbond (#46202207) Attached to: Slashdot Tries Something New; Audience Responds!
When logins first became available on Slashdot, there was a discussion very similar to this beta fiasco. Most of the REAL old-timers boycotted it until changes to the site eventually made it necessary for the holdouts to create accounts. Hence, many of us have IDs in the six-digit range..

Comment: Re:Dangers of Artificial Intelligence (Score 1) 244

by ahbond (#42720145) Attached to: Interviews: Ask Ray Kurzweil About the Future of Mankind and Technology
I'm not sure it's impossible.. you could make the argument that the Nazis were somewhat successful at controlling Jewish people whose intelligence likely exceeded their own.. (please refrain from any complaints about this obviously politically incorrect analogy)

Comment: Workaround for fb tracking (Score 1) 352

by ahbond (#37510600) Attached to: Facebook Cookies Track Users Even After Logging Out
From the article: 'The only solution to Facebook not knowing who you are is to delete all Facebook cookies.' I think that if you set the cookie permissions correctly, you should be able to use fb, and not have the cookies track you after you log out (In Firefox) From the facebook home page, right-click on an empty part of the page, and select 'View Page info. The select the Permissions tab. there is an option for 'Set Cookies' Set it to 'Allow for session', and the cookies should be deleted when you logout. Cheers, Andrew.

Comment: Disease names used for Windows Servers (Score 2, Funny) 1397

by ahbond (#26701837) Attached to: Why Do We Name Servers the Way We Do?
My favorite naming scheme was when I worked at Fujitsu Network Communications. The IT Admins used disease names for Windows 2000 Servers. e.g. CANCER PLAGUE MALARIA EBOLA etc.. I was surprised they could get away with it, but they did (It was a development environment though) Cheers, ahb.

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