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Comment Re: When The Lunatics Take Over The Asylum (Score 1) 367

"That isn't ADD, it's being bored"

I think you miss the point. The point is that one task cannot take up his entire attention (the ability to focus).

I've never been DXd with ADD or ADHD -- but I am aspy. I similarly had the issue described above. However, I found my work-around was to have the TV playing in the background or listen to an audio book or music while I did homework. It needed to be something I was already familiar with so it wouldn't draw too much of my attention. That way, the part of me which WAS working on something that needed to get done wouldn't get bored or become easily distracted.

In class, I had a number of other "work arounds". I would "ignore" the teacher and work on another subject while they lectured (if it was material I could get from the book). Or I might find something mildly entertaining to think about (for me it was reciting Monty Python sketches in my head) if I needed to focus on the lecture. I found I could also focus better without distractions when taking notes if I used multi-colored pens and categorized sections by color.

My understanding is the ADD/ADHD crowd could NOT really adapt the way I could and as I've gotten older, I've been able to wrangle in the various "bubbles" of attention in to problem solving groups without needing to "trick" myself with outside diversions.

One of my earliest memories from elementary school (probably 2nd or 3rd grade) was when I was talking with a class mate and the teacher interrupted me and asked me to repeat what she had been saying. I went on to repeat everything she said for the last 5 mins. She was an awesome teacher -- She got me. She explained to me that while *I* could pay attention while doing other things others could not and I needed to find something else to do that wasn't distracting to THEM.

Comment Re:Ubuntu _is_ primarily a desktop OS... (Score 4, Informative) 133

It's almost as bloated with junk as the desktop version. I've been telling our developers to use debian over ubuntu. A base minimal container with Debian is under a 100 megs. With Ubuntu it's close to 700 megs. There's just too much stuff included by default. That means a whole bunch of things that could be potential security problems. Sure, you have to set up more in the Dockerfile since so little is included, but I consider that a feature, not a bug.

Comment Re:I've had this as a plug-in. (Score 3, Informative) 138

I'm assuming HTML5 graphics and videos will still play, so if it's limited to just Flash, so what?

So what? It'll stop all drive-by Flash malware. cf. the AOL (advertising.com) attack vectors that are such a problem right now.

Amazon is refusing Flash ads on its CDN on the same day.

Comment Re:As it's been said, it is like bailing out a bat (Score 4, Interesting) 71

Actually, comments like yours are the kind of "media hype" they've been getting... It seems to consist of more unsupported criticism than anything else. And more to the point, all the criticisms have been soundly addressed, in a nice convenient list, LAST YEAR:


You'll find a lot of the crap you're spouting is already in there, and already debunked.

Comment Re:Garbage what? (Score -1, Offtopic) 71

It's because we've been told over and over by leftists like yourself that as long as large problems remain, it is pointless to work on small problems. Example: "I can't believe you shitlords are worrying about a law to prevent dog poop in the streets when there are people going hungry in Iraq! Won't somebody think of the children!"

You can change around the issues to ones that suit you best, but that's basically it. Of course, as soon as it gets reversed and used against you, it becomes invalid, and of course everyone expects this.

Comment Do you have to click on the ad? (Score 1) 219

I read the article all the way through, and it SEEMS like you have to click on the ad in order for it to infect you. They don't specifically come out and SAY this, though. So, is this the case? Does not clicking on ads keep you safe? I thought just having a flash ad download and execute on your machine was enough, or are we not talking about this? There are references to "hardened landing pages" that infect the users, so WTF is up with that?

The funny part is that the malware installed is used to install click-fraud bots on infected machines, so the ad networks and/or end clients themselves are the ones being screwed out of money.

Comment Re:It can't. (Score 0) 93

I take it you haven't met average people, have you? I'll bet you're surrounded by upper-class Ivy League (or wished they had gone to an Ivy) intelligent people like yourself all day long, and have used that great intellect to project those characteristics onto the rest of humanity. Why don't you actually get out there and talk to some of them? You'd be horrified, and withdraw into a gated community like so many of your fellow travelers have already done.

Just think of how stupid the average person is. And half of 'em are stupider than that!
-- George Carlin

Comment Re:Advertisers, worry about security? Get real (Score 1) 219

The goal of an advertising company is not to make a profit. It is to maximize profits. They will do everything the law allows and then a little bit further. And then if nobody goes to jail, even further than that.

Also, please stop with "Mad Men" analogies, that is a fictional TV show that has nothing to do with reality. Might as well try to connect the oil companies to "Mad Max".

Comment Re:Here's my nightmare (Score 1) 82

Back in the 1960s-1970s, Progressives imagined a violent overthrow of the US government and its replacement by a far-left regime. They were serious about it, too, they engaged in terrorism and went as far as blowing up the U.S. Capitol. For some strange reason you never hear about that today and most people are totally unfamiliar with the topic. Implementing the leisure society, bullshit. The far-left ideal was "he who does not work, also shall not eat."

Comment Re:Isn't this supposed to be the FBI's job? (Score 1) 83

Causing Katrina? There isn't anyone who causes hurricanes to form. They're natural disasters that form by themselves. Is this a late-stage version of Bush Derangement Syndrome? It's fallen off greatly but still affects some patients.

Comment Re:Not used to quality details? (Score 2) 122

You HAVE to ride Chinese factories on details. They simply don't understand why they're important. They'll do the work according to your standards as long as you're supervising, but as soon as you think they've got it and you don't need to watch them any more, bam, it's right back to the old way.

"Pok pok pok, P'kok!" -- Superchicken