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Comment Re:Is it just me... (Score 1) 516 516

> So, because you like the 256 color, flat, windows 3 style icons, everyone else is just opposing change? I never said that. All I said is I like the new icons. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, however I would say that people who refuse to use Windows 10 because of the icons are completely overreacting.

Submission + - NSA firmware may be on your hard drive->

An anonymous reader writes: Sensationalist headlines aside, Kaspersky has recently announced that they have discovered traces of spyware inside hard drive firmware from manufacturers such as Western Digital and Seagate. They said that they "...found personal computers in 30 countries infected with one or more of the spying programs, with the most infections seen in Iran, followed by Russia, Pakistan, Afghanistan, China, Mali, Syria, Yemen and Algeria." While NSA spokespeople often cite having targets who deserve their attention, their widespread infection rate might drive one might think twice before granting internet access to a computer that contains any sort of sensitive information.
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Comment Slashdot mobile website (Score 1) 407 407

If this is the case, why is the new Slashdot mobile website so javascript heavy? I simply cannot use it on my phone and have to revert to the desktop version, which runs much smoother and faster. Mobile websites should be lighter and faster than their desktop counterparts, not the other way around!

Comment CodeLite (Score 1) 1055 1055

http://www.codelite.org/ Its the only IDE I've ever found comfortable to use on Linux. Eclipse isn't designed for C++ and feels clunky as a result. Code::Blocks was OK, but seemed to have too many bugs to make it usable. CodeLite on the other hand is designed for C++ and I haven't encountered any major bugs preventing me from using it productively.

Comment Mailinator (Score 2, Informative) 91 91

Whenever a site asks me to register before I can access content (and I don't mind my username/password being made public), I use http://www.mailinator.com/. You basically make.up.an.email.address@mailinator.com, and then head over to the site, type in your made up email address, and it shows you the last 5 (probably spam) messages it has received. Of course its totally unsecure (but that's sort of the point), so be careful what you use it for.

Real programmers don't bring brown-bag lunches. If the vending machine doesn't sell it, they don't eat it. Vending machines don't sell quiche.