Catch up on stories from the past week (and beyond) at the Slashdot story archive

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror

Comment Re:Wow that did not last very long! (Score 1) 91

Uh... zero. It will totally get you banned for trying, and would be pointless anyway, as their torrents have to authenticate you as a user of the site before they'll let you start downloading (I don't know how that works, but I know it does). But they'd still totally ban you for uploading their torrents to public sites even regardless, as it would be a clear indication that you didn't read the rules clearly, which say don't do that. :p

Comment Re:Wow that did not last very long! (Score 1) 91

Ok... how exactly are you supposing that THEY are going to find someone to invite them in? They can find the site, but they're not going to be able to see who's seeding what unless someone was dumb enough to send them one of their invites, so I repeat: who would be dumb enough to do that? (Clearly nobody, as that's never happened.)

Comment Re:Wow that did not last very long! (Score 2) 91

I disagree with your last sentence: there are plenty of private torrent sites that are exactly as you describe: low profile and under the radar. I don't even know anything about the vast majority of them, just that there are a good number of them, and I'm lucky enough to have gotten into one years back, that I use all the time. The nice thing about it is, being private, you're not in much danger of getting caught (and, being small, nobody's even going to try to sneak in or break them down - they're going to go after higher-visibility targets like demonoid.) Thanks for all the tv, !

Comment Is his address public? (Score 3, Insightful) 539

Because I think it would be fitting if everyone were to forward him big packages containing all the unsolicited mail they've received recently. After all, that's "content" too, right, so if you don't want to receive it, you're "subverting freedom of the press" that allows anyone to send advertisements unsolicited to whoever they want and regardless of how annoyed they might get, right?

Comment Who doesn't do this already? (Score 1) 303

I've always done that - if I copy any code from somewhere else, I add a comment saying where I got it from. Not because I feel like I need to legally, more because it's *helpful* - it's helpful if you come back a year later, and you're like, I don't remember writing this code? Oh, right, I didn't, I got it from somewhere else. It's also extra-helpful if the reason for the revisit later is because you think there might be a bug - first thing to do is go check the original source, see if the bug was already fixed. And of course, it is also polite to give proper credit, even if nobody is going to see the source other than your coworkers.

Comment This is not spam (Score 1) 246

Dear Business person ; We know you are interested in
receiving amazing news . We will comply with all removal
requests . This mail is being sent in compliance with
Senate bill 1623 , Title 3 , Section 305 ! Do NOT confuse
us with Internet scam artists . Why work for somebody
else when you can become rich within 26 months . Have
you ever noticed how long the line-ups are at bank
machines and the baby boomers are more demanding than
their parents . Well, now is your chance to capitalize
on this ! WE will help YOU turn your business into
an E-BUSINESS plus deliver goods right to the customer's
doorstep . You are guaranteed to succeed because we
take all the risk . But don't believe us ! Prof Ames
who resides in Alaska tried us and says "Now I'm rich,
Rich, RICH" ! We assure you that we operate within
all applicable laws . We implore you - act now ! Sign
up a friend and your friend will be rich too . Thanks
. Dear Cybercitizen ; This letter was specially selected
to be sent to you ! We will comply with all removal
requests . This mail is being sent in compliance with
Senate bill 2416 , Title 9 ; Section 305 . This is
a ligitimate business proposal . Why work for somebody
else when you can become rich as few as 30 weeks .
Have you ever noticed nobody is getting any younger
and more people than ever are surfing the web ! Well,
now is your chance to capitalize on this ! WE will
help YOU turn your business into an E-BUSINESS and
increase customer response by 130% ! The best thing
about our system is that it is absolutely risk free
for you ! But don't believe us . Ms Ames of South Dakota
tried us and says "I was skeptical but it worked for
me" ! We are licensed to operate in all states ! You
have no reason not to act now . Sign up a friend and
you get half off . Thanks . Dear Cybercitizen , Thank-you
for your interest in our publication . If you no longer
wish to receive our publications simply reply with
a Subject: of "REMOVE" and you will immediately be
removed from our mailing list . This mail is being
sent in compliance with Senate bill 2616 ; Title 8
, Section 301 ! Do NOT confuse us with Internet scam
artists ! Why work for somebody else when you can become
rich inside 62 months . Have you ever noticed how long
the line-ups are at bank machines and nobody is getting
any younger ! Well, now is your chance to capitalize
on this . WE will help YOU deliver goods right to the
customer's doorstep and sell more . You can begin at
absolutely no cost to you ! But don't believe us !
Mrs Jones who resides in Washington tried us and says
"I was skeptical but it worked for me" ! This offer
is 100% legal . For the sake of your family order now
! Sign up a friend and you get half off ! Thank-you
for your serious consideration of our offer ! Dear
Friend ; Especially for you - this red-hot intelligence
! We will comply with all removal requests . This mail
is being sent in compliance with Senate bill 1624 ,
Title 4 , Section 307 ! This is NOT unsolicited bulk
mail . Why work for somebody else when you can become
rich as few as 72 WEEKS ! Have you ever noticed nobody
is getting any younger plus nobody is getting any younger
. Well, now is your chance to capitalize on this .
We will help you deliver goods right to the customer's
doorstep & use credit cards on your website ! You can
begin at absolutely no cost to you ! But don't believe
us . Prof Jones of Alaska tried us and says "My only
problem now is where to park all my cars" . We are
licensed to operate in all states ! Don't delay - order
today . Sign up a friend and you get half off ! Thank-you
for your serious consideration of our offer ! Dear
Decision maker ; Especially for you - this amazing
news ! If you no longer wish to receive our publications
simply reply with a Subject: of "REMOVE" and you will
immediately be removed from our mailing list . This
mail is being sent in compliance with Senate bill 1619
; Title 8 , Section 309 . THIS IS NOT MULTI-LEVEL MARKETING
! Why work for somebody else when you can become rich
within 10 days . Have you ever noticed most everyone
has a cellphone and more people than ever are surfing
the web . Well, now is your chance to capitalize on
this . We will help you SELL MORE plus process your
orders within seconds . You are guaranteed to succeed
because we take all the risk . But don't believe us
! Ms Anderson who resides in Vermont tried us and says
"I was skeptical but it worked for me" ! This offer
is 100% legal ! We implore you - act now . Sign up
a friend and you'll get a discount of 90% ! Thank-you
for your serious consideration of our offer .

AT&T

Carrier iQ Goes Under, AT&T Buys Assets and Staff (techcrunch.com) 26

An anonymous reader writes: You may recall a company called CarrierIQ from when it angered tech-savvy internet users four years ago. They developed software that allowed explicit monitoring of anything happening on a cell phone, down to individual keystrokes. It was pre-installed on millions of phones at the time, and Carrier iQ unsuccessfully tried to silence the researchers working to uncover it. As the article notes, the company and its software "became synonymous with creepy, unseen monitoring of everything that you do on a smartphone on behalf of carriers and phone makers." Well, it seems they never really recovered. Carrier iQ seems to have evaporated. The bad news is that they sold most of their assets to AT&T, and handed off some employees as well. AT&T says they've continued to use Carrier iQ's software over the past few years to "improve the customer's network and wireless service experience."

Comment Re:Head In Sand (Score 1) 247

Nah, we should build a wall, but clearly it's going to be paid for mainly with funds from the Chinese mafia. (Things to make sure: 1. it's not actually in Mexico; 2. it's not a tower a mile up into the air with bushes hanging mid-air; 3. don't build it while high on maca.)

Comment "Always" is a powerful word (Score 1) 242

"Always" is a powerful word. "Often", perhaps, but I'm over 30, work at a software company, have worked there since I graduated with an undergrad cs degree, have no interest in becoming an executive, and got a pretty nice raise last year, and another one this year. And my boss, who is at least as talented a developer as I am, is female, and is married with a a kid, so presumably sex is being had (with other people) by at least one other member of my team (I obviously don't ask about my coworkers' sex lives, but having a kid is pretty good proof.) Absolutes are absolute. :p

p.s. my job also doesn't ever require math beyond basic algebra, which is actually kinda sad, I took so much math in college and never use it.

Comment Re:Not Understanding (Score 2) 78

How about making their core product suck less instead of more, so it stops declining in market share? (I say this as someone who is still using FF as my primary browser, as I personally think it sucks the least of the available options... but for the past couple years, every version closes that gap just a little bit more...)

Slashdot Top Deals

Neutrinos are into physicists.

Working...