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Comment: Re:And still we don't learn (Score 2) 89

by geekymachoman (#49567407) Attached to: New Zero Day Disclosed In WordPress Core Engine

Because it's easy to install and maintain, it has millions of free templates and plugins and it's highly flexible.
Because small startups cannot AFFORD a custom coded CMS, themes, plugins or TRAINING.
Small startups/businesses in my experience are majority of wordpress users and their money is better spent on marketing, paychecks, and everything else that's needed to get the project off the ground.

I can literally set you up with a site and a ecommerce system in 20 minutes for FREE - that's why. The site that will be functional and professional looking.

The guy I work for now is doing sales of his own brand product. All his sites are in wordpress including the shop site. All of these were made by "clueless" people (in terms of IT knowledge) and he's doing $35k USD a month in sales after 1 year of doing it.
It's a small startup, and if wordpress didn't exist - his business wouldn't exist and salaries for 4 people wouldn't exist.

Wordpress has pretty good support as well. Updates are released often, and on dashboard you get notified of those updates - after which you do 2 clicks - done. Up2date, vulnerability gone. If they don't fix known bug, cool - hire somebody to fix it for you.

I know slashdot people like to shit on wordpress, PHP etc., but hundreds of thousands of businesses are on internet because of wordpress. It's a great CMS.
Internet is not only geek's playground anymore. Common people are on it now and are running their own internet business thanks to wordpress/joomla, facebook apple and the likes. But I also know average slashdot nerd don't care or understand much about how things work outside of what he does for a living.

Comment: cause of intent (Score 1) 460

by geekymachoman (#49421475) Attached to: Planes Without Pilots

Whatever people invent some other people are gonna try to exploit it, and in some cases they will succeed.
To successfully prevent people murdering other people you need to treat the cause of that intent. Or at least start thinking about it instead of just forcing another dumb law or trying to put a camera in the cockpit, remote control .. whatever.

In 20 years there will be so many laws and regulations it will be impossible to live.

Comment: Re:This validates the US policy... (Score 4, Insightful) 737

by geekymachoman (#49344965) Attached to: Germanwings Plane Crash Was No Accident

What's up with people and these retarded knee-jerk reactions ? And you got even modded insightful. This was obviously premeditated. You don't think the guy would be capable of doing the same thing if a clueless flight attendant was there while pilot is taking a leak ? A guy capable of killing himself and 150 other people like this is perfectly capable of knocking the flight attendants lights out before locking the door, and if he really intended to crash the plane... he would indeed punch her/him out first.

Second thing... there's what.. 100k flights per day for the last 10 years ? That's like 360000000 flights. For one freak occurrence you should not introduce new laws and regulations and shit. That's exactly what happened on 9/11 .. knee jerk reactions which introduced dozens of new regulations and laws that basically did nothing but made life more difficult and annoying (security theater). And don't give me that crap how every life matters.. nobody cares really about strangers, ottherwise everybody would be in tears over starving children in Africa and some other places instead of stuffing themselves with pizzas, burgers and beer while reading slashdot and playing Call of Duty or whatever. This is just IN now.. plane crashes. So everybody is commenting about it, talking about it, and falsely emotional about it.

And finally, comment on your post title (This validates the US policy). -- The US has some of the stupidest policies ever. They are like everything else - fake.
On the surface (or on the paper) they look cool and effective, in real life they're just a shallow cover or a front for taking away your freedom and controlling your life.

I hope Europeans will actually think how they gonna deal with this instead of doing what Americans are doing. Perhaps incorporate emergency biometric scanner or something like that on the door that can override the "unlock" option ? There are dozens of better systems than .. "oh yeah, we can solve the problem by putting the flight attendant in while pilot is out"...

Jesus.

Comment: Re:America, the Police State. (Score 1) 140

by geekymachoman (#49272961) Attached to: How Police Fight To Keep Use of Stingrays Secret

You know who's to blame ? Common people (includes slashdot). When some of us were seeing this coming 10-15 years ago.. we were branded as lunatics. Now.... I'm so glad this is happening.
That's for being too blind(or more probable - dumb) to see it before it happened. And guess what ? It's gonna get worse. They gonna teach your kids through movies, music, mainstream media, *tube thingies to like living in a police state were no rights exist.. only (couple of) privileges.

Comment: Re:I like the ghost town. (Score 4, Informative) 146

by geekymachoman (#49164243) Attached to: Google+ Divided Into Photos and Streams, With New Boss

Tried filtering ? There's an option on facebook "I don't want to see this" or "Turn off notifications".
Most of the things people have on their feeds or whatever that "home page" on facebook is called is garbage anyway posted by people you barely know.

That way you gonna get relevant (to you) feed.

Nobody I know is using G+.. and everybody I know is using facebook, in all age groups - including my whole family(between age 7 to 66) that I like keeping in touch with. Many people abandoned all other styles of communication (emails, IMs) and just use facebook and fb messenger. Until Google get's all those people to use G+ .. I for one am not interested, because the point is to 'connect' with people and G+ don't have any.

So everybody can bitch about facebook as long as they want.. but the fact is, the whole damn world is using it - so it's obviously what people want. Google circles.. nobody was interested a year ago, and nobody is now.

Comment: leave people alone (Score 0) 187

by geekymachoman (#49144731) Attached to: Facebook Puts Users On Suicide Watch

This is just another attempt to control people. What's it gonna be in 50 years ? I'll have my TV call police and save.org 5 days before it thinks I'm gonna commit suicide, based on my behavior in the last one month ? It's "we know what's good for you, not you.".

Fuck off all of you. I'm gonna live the way I want and I'm gonna die the way I want, and I don't need to facebook and save.org to tell me anything. Come to think of it.. even people close to me. It's MY life.

These people seriously, just ruined technology for me. I hate it for good couple of years already and having less and less of it.

Comment: Re:Developing Story (Score 4, Insightful) 275

by geekymachoman (#48683669) Attached to: AirAsia Flight Goes Missing Between Indonesia and Singapore

Slashdot - News for nerds, stuff that matters.

So... airplane crashes and other huge international events is not what matters to a nerd ? To a nerd the only thing that matters is C, Linux, ASM and Stephen Hawking ? Talk about narrow mindedness.

Why is there one of you commenting every time airplane crashes ?

Comment: Re:Somebody mod this up (Score -1, Flamebait) 252

Maybe better that government is taking over corporations compared to corporations taking over the government ?

In any case.. "commoners" like you and me have no saying and are not important. Democracy, fascism.. same bullshit different name. Think what you will..

Comment: Re:This explains a lot (Score 1) 511

No wonder there's so much shitty software being thrown out. People are too stoned or drugged up to have any idea of what they're doing and as a result we get crap such as Windows 8 or the near-monthly Facebook "updates".

But hey, drugs are cool and in no way should the deaths of Philip Seymour Hoffman, Peaches Geldoff, Cory Monteith, Heath Ledger, Dee Dee Ramone and a whole slew of other folks who felt being high was so great that they didn't care if they killed themselves in the process.

Unfortunately we'll have to keep hearing about how poor [insert name] died, how they were a good person and blah, blah, blah.

Fuck that. You think drugs are cool and being high is the thing to do, go for it. Just don't expect the rest of us to give a shit when you're found face down in your home.

I don't give a shit when a person that I don't know died (includes celebrities). Nobody does, if they say otherwise.. they're lying.
If a person that I know die, I care no matter what the reason is. If you don't care when somebody you know dies cuz of drug abuse and you don't care only because of that, then you a def somebody I would never want to meet and know in life.

Comment: Re:Times have changed (Score 1) 195

by geekymachoman (#46704569) Attached to: Comcast Takes 2014 Prize For Worst Company In America

Here in BKK where I live, millions upon millions of people are eating street food daily... and for 2 years already, from people I know... I never heard anybody dying or getting sick. What makes street food not healthy is sugar, MSG and other additives (but the amount of it pales in comparison to your big mac).

In fact.. when I compare westerner(usually those big mac eating ones) and locals(street food ones you talking about)... it sickens me. Overweight fake food eating Americans and Europeans walking around it's easier to jump over them then it is to go pass them. Do you think that's healthy ?

What makes McDonalds and other fast food chains and food in general, not healthy is like stated above.. number of additives/chemicals in it.

Basically... you shouldn't trust anything other than 100 % natural and naturally grown product. Why I know ? Because I grew up without electricity in a war torn country. The food that I had available was 100 % organic grown by me, my neighbors and people from villages around my village. When you cut the tomato in half, your whole house smells of it. That is a tomato.. the thing you eating now if you live in any modern city, is not a tomato no matter what you may think. It's devoid of 80 % of what tomato should be. How or why I don't know. Maybe it's GMO, maybe it's been frozen 20 times .. no idea. I just know I haven't seen a tomato looong time and I miss it. As well as cheese, not that sliced shit you buy in 7/11 or wherever .. wrapped in plastic.

For the record I eat fast food like McD too and sometimes I even drink coke.

Humanity has the stars in its future, and that future is too important to be lost under the burden of juvenile folly and ignorant superstition. - Isaac Asimov

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