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Comment: Re:Be careful ... (Score 1) 183

by hyades1 (#46513559) Attached to: Is DIY Brainhacking Safe?

'Way back in my last year of high school, a buddy of mine's older brother dropped by our "common room", where senior students were allowed to relax during spare periods and after school. The guy was well known for his spectacularly comprehensive use of recreational drugs.

So this guy sees that a chess game is just ending, and challenges the winner (one of our top players, as it happened). He took forever to make his moves, but it became obvious before long that he had the game in the bag. When our classmate resigned, my buddy's stoner brother turned around to us, tapped his head, and said, "It might not work as fast as it used to, but it still works".

Comment: Another try at commenting... (Score 1) 2219

by hyades1 (#46182593) Attached to: Slashdot Tries Something New; Audience Responds!

Slashdot's not particularly good for long back-and-forth exchanges, and it doesn't have the most modern-looking interface. That's a good thing. Because the commenting approach is STILL head and shoulders above most of what's happening now. Part of the Slashdot attraction is its quirkiness in a sea of one size fits all websites.

You're losing that.

This looks just like a hundred other sites, with a tuck here and a poke there to make it look marginally original. The commenting structure genuinely sucks. And it looks to me like it was designed to suck. It isn't that you need a few tweaks to fix little problems. The direction you've chosen is WRONG. I suspect it was chosen because some jackhole who uses terms like "monetize" and "accounting noise" got hold of the reins, and intends to Huffpost the place.

But hey, who am I to say it sucks like a tornado on meth? I've only been coming here for a few years.

Comment: Re:That's not the only place you'll find these dll (Score 1) 197

by hyades1 (#46091509) Attached to: FileZilla Has an Evil Twin That Steals FTP Logins

Thanks for the information. I've found that a heads-up on certain file names can be quite helpful, however. If a particular file name has been targeted by nasty people, I'll just submit the one on machine for analysis by one of the many on-line anti-malware sites that attend to such things.

As it works out, I've learned that according to several sources the specific DLL's on my system are OK. They're where they belong, they're exactly the right size and contain exactly what they should contain...nothing more, nothing less.

I don't want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve immortality through not dying. -- Woody Allen