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Comment: Scooter (Score 1) 304

by (#49150117) Attached to: I ride a bike ...

I ride a scooter 4 times a day to go to work. About 8 minutes from home to the train station, 10 minutes from the arrival station to work. And back at the end of the day. Easy to fold and to transport in stairs of the station, and the rides are too short to require a bike.

Comment: Read over SSH (Score 1) 148

by (#48763897) Attached to: Tips For Securing Your Secure Shell

If you are worried about SSL, you can also download the content over SSH because the content is hosted on Github. This requires a Github account (unfortunately this has to be done over SSL) where you have setup SSH access (the later can be done with my tool github-keygen, despites it does not yet implement all Stribika advices).

git clone
less _posts/

Anyway whatever the state of the transport encrpytion, that will never tell you if the content is legitimate.
At least reading your local copy you will make with Git will at least ensure you that will not be affected if the server copy is later altered.

Comment: Re:gotta be Bennett (Score 2, Insightful) 162

by (#48567477) Attached to: An Algorithm To Prevent Twitter Hashtag Degeneration

I just saw "Bennett Haselton writes", mentally inserted "tldr:" in front of it and came for the LULZ in the comments without even registering what he was drivelling on about.

Same here. But even before seing the "Keep reading to see what Bennett..." sentence I already though "Hey, looks like Bennett dumb stuff again, isn't it?" just by looking at the title.

Slashdot was once about "stuff that matters"...

Comment: Re:Many users won't be back (Score 1) 516

by (#47152921) Attached to: Microsoft Won't Bring Back the Start Menu Until 2015

The difference is that they will have changed their business model, to one where you have so sign on the their own cloud computing in order to use it [...]

This is already the case with Windows 8.1. You have to use a Microsoft cloud account (, to create an account on your local Windows 8.1 PC. The creation of a pure local account is only a very hidden option that is only proposed when you are couraged enough to fight and about to give up account creation.

Nothing happens.