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Comment: Re:Marketing?... NOT! (Score 1) 186

by PopeRatzo (#48651351) Attached to: Anonymous Claims They Will Release "The Interview" Themselves

*You mentioned elsewhere in the topic that you're from Chicago and you know a lot of Bears fans. I'm writing with the assumption that you are also a Bears fan.

I hope you're happy, now. You've made me cry again. How many times do I have to relive this trauma?.

Oh, and Democrats are constantly saying racist things. I live in Chicago, remember? There are Democrats here that are every bit as bad as Republicans. We live in a racist country. Racism is part of the deal. But here on the verge of 2015, at least it's a source of embarrassment, which I choose to see as progress. And only Republicans make a political strategy out of it.

Comment: Re:Multi touch while driving? (Score 1) 89

by PopeRatzo (#48650205) Attached to: "Infrared Curtain" Brings Touchscreen Technology To Cheap Cars

But given that I've seen people disappear to reach into the glove box for a CD and fiddle with removing the previous, and change the CD while in heavy traffic

Brother, in my day, I could swap out an 8-track with a beer in one hand and a joint in the other while driving a stick shift on the Eisenhower Expressway at 8:45am. On mexican quaaludes.

Don't look at me like that. I was the designated driver. You should have seen the guys in the back seat.

Comment: Re:Marketing?... NOT! (Score 1) 186

by PopeRatzo (#48650181) Attached to: Anonymous Claims They Will Release "The Interview" Themselves

Fun fact: There's no Republicans involved in this story. Like most Hollywood types, the Sony exec here GAVE A SHITLOAD OF MONEY TO OBAMA'S CAMPAIGN.

All that tells us is their money is on the winner.

Fun fact: Just because I draft Tom Brady in my fantasy league doesn't mean I'm a Patriots fan.

Comment: Re:anon (Score 1) 186

by PopeRatzo (#48649899) Attached to: Anonymous Claims They Will Release "The Interview" Themselves

Which anonymous "made a statement"?

The Brooklyn anons or the Westchester anons? Did it come straight from the president of Anonymous or maybe the board of directors? Or is it maybe THESE anons?:

Now you're learning of the inherent problem with anonymous, leaderless groups, cuck.

Comment: Re:Marketing?... NOT! (Score 1, Flamebait) 186

by PopeRatzo (#48648773) Attached to: Anonymous Claims They Will Release "The Interview" Themselves

So you're absolutely right, better to ask what is proper etiquette WITH ANY CULTURE

If you live in the US and are an executive with a multinational corporation, and you still have to ask what is proper etiquette in dealing with a highly educated and well-traveled black man, you are either 1) clueless , 2) a Republican or 3) a racist.

Believe it or not, you'll never go wrong by just treating American people as people, regardless of their skin color. It works surprisingly well. On the off-chance that I encounter a black person, living as I do on the near West Side of Chicago, it usually turns out that they're generally regular people who laugh at funny sitcoms, enjoy well-made movies and good food and think the Bears should fire their entire coaching staff.

Comment: Assumptions (Score 1) 372

by bmo (#48648547) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Is an Open Source<nobr> <wbr></nobr>.NET Up To the Job?

So, assuming Microsoft is sincere

That's a pretty fuckin' big assumption there, guy.

>BMO goes back to read the Halloween documents

The Easter Bunny, Santa Claus, A Sincere Microsoft Board Member, and a Rabbi (a Rabbi is required in every joke) come to a 4-way stop/intersection at the same time.

Who goes first?

The Rabbi, because the others don't fuckin' exist.


Comment: Re:Marketing?... NOT! (Score 0) 186

by PopeRatzo (#48648429) Attached to: Anonymous Claims They Will Release "The Interview" Themselves

She also asked whether she should be prepared to ask the president if he would like to go check out some thick white broads after feasting on fried chicken and red pop (no ice).

I'm pretty sure that if you're at work and and pretty high up in a big corporation, you should have enough common sense and basic human dignity and respect not to be asking a colleague whether it's true that black people have a special bone in their ankle that prevents them from enjoying movies with white stars.

I mean, everyone knows black people like Liam Neeson movies.

Fucking people. I'm tickled whenever a huge multinational corporation has it's ass displayed for the world to see. It's a sign that they haven't completely locked down the world just yet.

Comment: Re:Network Level (Score 1) 97

by bmo (#48642979) Attached to: Staples: Breach May Have Affected 1.16 Million Customers' Cards

Otherwise it's potentially just a matter of inserting a tiny reprogramable USB stick when there are few cashiers on and the cashier who is on isn't looking for a few seconds (ie two people walking into a Staples store can pull this off really easily).

Indeed, so much this.

I've seen open USB ports on all sorts of POS terminals and it just boggles my mind, especially because I've been in industrial environments in small companies where hot-gluing USB ports shut is a matter of course.

You can buy a USB flash drive that sits almost flush and if you take a little bit of elbow-grease and sandpaper, you can get it to sit flush easily.

So I don't see how big companies like Staples, who have the actual budget to look at security this way, don't even bother to do the basics like this. It's time we start fining/class action lawsuit-ing firms that don't even do the least bit of security, with amounts of money that actually hurt and not take "5 minutes of profits" to pay.


Comment: Re:News at 11.. (Score 2) 652

Copyright infringement is theft because it denies a copyright owner the ability to sell the product for which they have the copyright and thus they lose money.

Thanks for the nostalgia! I remember when people tried to claim that with a straight face back in the 80s, but no one believed it even then. Can you imagine that someone actually said that ridiculous crap in seriousness once? I'm glad we've moved past those ludicrously mind-bending contortions and can laugh about them now, knowing full well that no one actually thinks that way anymore.

Dead? No excuse for laying off work.