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Comment: Re:Article meets Advert in Slashdot Mash-up Junk (Score 1) 50

by gl4ss (#48249263) Attached to: Quake Meets Minecraft in FPS Construction Kit Gunscape

yes.. the "imagine '1990's part especially.

like, why the article imagines quake and player made content? didn't the guy play doom user made wads? or where the fuck does he think actionquake2, the fantasy quake and all that stuff came from? HAS HE NOT HEARD OF QUAKE MODS?? like, uh, I don't know, team fortress... the novel thing in this is the minecraft copy graphics and co-op editing?

Comment: Re:So the taxpayer pays for overage, got it (Score 1) 255

you should be modded funny.
in this case, no.

though, if there is a calculable "REAL VALUE(TM)(R)" for a team, then it should be on sale all the time for that money - if it were, then I would approve of this system.

but they're not, so the real value is actually the value you need to pay the current owner... the whole concept is so foreign to foreigner such as me that yeah this is just a tax break for the rich for nothing in exchange to the taxpayer.

Comment: Re:From the UK ... (Score 1) 68

by gl4ss (#48239527) Attached to: EU Court Rules Embedding YouTube Videos Is Not Copyright Infringement

the thing is, sometimes it's better to have a court 'far away' decide whats fair. they don't need to think about local interest groups, who they're fucking etc..

this is why I still think it was a good decision to go into EU by Finland - so that our mp's and toll fucks couldn't make us pay full brand new tax on used fucking cars from germany.

Comment: Re:Bennett! Bennett! Rah! Rah! Rah! (Score 1) 63

by gl4ss (#48239339) Attached to: Century Old Antarctic Expedition Notebook Found Underneath Ice

harder? maybe.
maybe not.

you can play pretty much all, even very obscure, arcade games with information taken from them being ran in your modern computer. in the long term, things tend to work out for this stuff. once you can easily train some algos to run emulation of old sw and "manually" move over data you wont even be having trouble with spreadsheets, databases in crazy formats or any of that. I'd worry more about the short term readability and preservation.. like, currently I can't run most of programs I wrote for living only ten years ago on anything buyable from the shop today(as brand new items). which could have been said for the amiga circa 1996 I guess - now getting amiga stuff written in say 1990 in almost perfect quality on modern pc's is pretty easy.

(so, maybe someone writes a series60 emulator in the next 10 years - the so called emulator that was used for developing was actually a win32 shim.. so it was useless for developing, since it involved a different memory model and compilers, haha. there wer some rumors of some true real arm emulator research projects though.. ).

and i someone finds digital stuff from today 100 years from now, they might find it interesting. howerver if they find a memory card from today 5 years from now it's worthless, the same card 10 years from now is a curiosity, like the 32mb sd card I keep around, and the same card in 50 years is a rarity and in 100 years an artifact..

Comment: Re:FUBAR Deluxe (Score 1) 307

by gl4ss (#48239051) Attached to: US Army May Relax Physical Requirements To Recruit Cyber Warriors

line unit? as if. doesn't work like the eastern front shit in ww2.

now, I got a perfectly good response to this, just draft them from google, ms etc. oh what do you mean that you need cyber warriors for the army BUT YOU AREN'T IN WAR?

is cyber warriors in this context also the push button drone guys? for that you don't need physical attributes, just the attribute to press a button on dubious justifications(remember, you're not in an actual war with any state), sometimes two times.

Comment: Re:Confusing (Score 3, Insightful) 296

by gl4ss (#48218647) Attached to: How Sony, Intel, and Unix Made Apple's Mac a PC Competitor

"MACS ARE SELLING LIKE PEECEEES! because apple so smart they use pc parts!"

clear enough for you? maybe too clear, since it's clearly bullshit - the blurb tries to imply that macs are selling in pc numbers.

it's not like apple had much choice. either sell shit or move to pc based parts.

Comment: Re:Creativity vs Common Sense (Score 2) 149

by gl4ss (#48201259) Attached to: Isaac Asimov: How Do People Get New Ideas?

so you're skeptic of the skeptics? skeptics of what?

or what the fuck? maybe light too travelled distance per year in Noahs time? that kind of thing?

the problem with saying that people who go against common logic and science are creative geniuses is that.. the more time goes on and the better the established science goes, the more of the people who are skeptical of science are just morons - not creative geniuses. and there's a lot of morons with too high self confidence and self esteem filling up the youtubes already with all kinds of crap theories - that is to say that a moron with high self confidence is a pretty common sight.

Comment: Re:No postmark date? (Score 1) 131

by gl4ss (#48201197) Attached to: The Future of Stamps

but it has more accountability than a simple stamping of a date? and what good does that date stamp do while it is in transit for years?

like, how do you know it is even stamped? if there's an unique code in your stamp and that qrcode gets scanned in, then at least it is scanned in and potentially could have information available to you about it's state. something simple stamping would not give. ...but... about this device... why the need for a laser burner when a simple printer does the job? or why no just do stamps like us ps machines have been giving away for years, with qrcodes. just scan the code in your stamp, put the letter in the mail and use the app to see the state of your delivery..

Comment: Re:Dont complain about this one (Score 0) 149

by gl4ss (#48201075) Attached to: Isaac Asimov: How Do People Get New Ideas?

it's really simple why this wouldn't have been published.

the author thought for a moment more, deduced that in the future there would be a streaming video service full of geniuses willing to fly against reason, common sense and logic to present all kinds of sca... "inventions".

I guess he then understood that all the good inventions needed common sense and buried the paper. now more than ever because we know so much already that you can just call people trying to build another "magnetic generator" bullshit artists who they are and call homeopathy a fraud it is due to common sense, since common sense includes so much more(including nuclear physics).

Comment: Re:fjaoiejaaaaaaarghhh (Score 1) 113

by gl4ss (#48201049) Attached to: Delivering Malicious Android Apps Hidden In Image Files

if you glance the paper, it might seem that they include a root exploit that gets run with the application. however, deeper reading is that the root exploit is only mentioned on an exampe of an android malware file..

in the example of their application, they conviently skip even saying if the apk install screen is shown! however I still think it is shown because they include this disclaimer right after there..
"Note trickier implementations can conceal the installation of the payload APK", sneaky bastards, they apparently use that line in the paper to justify skipping of showing the installation screens for the second apk- the paper makes it look like it just skips from one application straight to the next but that note line there tells the truth, so technically they're not lying. and a trickier implementation wouldn't even require an apk, devoting half the paper to angecrypt commandline usage and all that shit - making the whole paper irrelevant in the context of a 'trickier implementation'. now tell the trickier implementation as that would be news, if you have it!

does a troll mod give a temporary few minute ban to slashdot? that's real classy. couldn't post clarification for hours.

Comment: Re:Government Dictionary (Score 1) 239

by gl4ss (#48195629) Attached to: Facebook To DEA: Stop Using Phony Profiles To Nab Criminals

well... it's definitely inciting to crime(or other similar).

and well.. it just happens, it's illegal in most countries, doesn't matter if you're a cop or not.

"do you want to buy some pot? here's some pot. please buy some pot! please go to your friend who sells pot and buy it and sell it to me!" shit you know. it's illegal in most countries and they manage just fine.

now, perhaps the DEA is worried that the prison population in USA is in decline.. perhaps...

"oh but judge I had to rape her to keep up appearances to get her to knife me, I knew she was a potential murderer all the time and now she should go to prison for attempted manslaughter!"

I mean fuck, there's martial law dictatorships where the officials use less power.

Comment: Re:Easy to solve - calibrate them to overestimate (Score 1) 398

by gl4ss (#48195291) Attached to: Speed Cameras In Chicago Earn $50M Less Than Expected

the amber is there exactly for the purpose that you don't need to slam on the brakes as it turns red.

if it just turned red instantly and you had cameras, it would be fun times for both the company charging for the camera service and for the insurance repair companies.

Facts are stubborn, but statistics are more pliable.