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Comment: Re:Use public DNS (Score 3, Insightful) 181

by slashdime (#45837383) Attached to: How One Man Fought His ISP's Bad Behavior and Won
"I wouldn't trust Google" isn't FUD.

But "I wouldn't trust Google not to do the same or worse with their DNS" is.

Especially when presented with the evidence in the response. Their baseless accusation to inspire fear, uncertainty, and doubt with something google has done in a correct way (so far at least) is just that, baseless.

Your post to continue with this tinfoil asshattery despite seeing the evidence is begotten fud.

Comment: Re:Are you a law abiding citizen... (Score 2, Insightful) 109

by slashdime (#45513669) Attached to: San Quentin Inmates Learn Technology From Silicon Valley Pros
Were you not a child born into the world...

... naked, screaming, unknowing? To grow up into the adult you are now, did not YOUR PARENTS pay for your clothes, shelter, food, education, safety? Oh no, because you already had all that and you never needed help from anybody. And it's obvious everybody in jail also had those same advantages, they just chose to squander all that and it's not possible that they may have been backed into it at all.

Comment: Re:I think... (Score 1) 530

by slashdime (#45212557) Attached to: First Experimental Evidence That Time Is an Emergent Quantum Phenomenon
What a stupid assumption. You're arguing over the definition of entropy vs time, yet you conveniently throw in your own strict definition of time "perceiving a measure between different states of it" makes no sense. What different states? Is there a countable discrete set of states that a being can be in? Do all beings get different sets of states?

One of the the criteria of all life is adaptation: The ability to change over time in response to the environment. This ability is fundamental to the process of evolution and is determined by the organism's heredity, diet, and external factors.

There's time for you. Why does a pigeon need to specifically know how old it is? All a pigeon needs to know is whether he's hungry, and that after he's eaten, he's not hungry. You cannot have cause and effect without time.

Comment: Re:Why yes! (Score 1) 174

by slashdime (#45020111) Attached to: Dead Drops P2P File Sharing Spreads Around Globe
You're morely correct, but it would not prevent all attack vectors. If the boot cd auto mounts the usb key, and nautilus auto opens the mount point with preview on, the files could use vulnerabilities in various file formats (pdf comes first to mind) to run as nautilus (as root, or as a user that can escalate to root).

At that point, it has access to all partitions and devices connected to the system, mounted or not.

Comment: Re:Not just Ubuntu (Score 2) 631

by slashdime (#44946583) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Are We Witnessing the Decline of Ubuntu?

Open source software is a dying fad. There's really no need for Linux. Windows and OS X are just fine for most people. Even half of the new supercomputers in the top 500 in the past year are running Windows or OS X. Linux was a fad in the past 15 years, but it's going away and people are switching back to Windows and OS X.

It's a lovely day for feeding the trolls...

OS Family:
Linux: 476 out of 500 INCLUDING numbers 1-43 consecutively
Unix: 16
BSD: 1 (# 342)
Windows: 3 (#'s 187, 241, 289)
OSX: lol?

By the way, the 1 BSD system is SUPER-UX.

Comment: Re:GPL trumps BSD as a usable open source licence (Score 2) 335

by slashdime (#44878089) Attached to: New Operating System Seeks To Replace Linux In the Cloud
iOS devices are BSD?

iOS is released under a copyleft license that allows one to modify, rename and resell it?

Did noone think to tell Apple about this?


BSD allows anyone to take something that is BSD and turn it into NOTBSD, at which point, it is.... dun dun dun... NOT BSD.

Comment: Under what circumstances... (Score 1) 79

by slashdime (#44848093) Attached to: Crooks Arrested Over KVM-Based Bank Heist Attempt
Under what circumstances will Slashdot not pick up this story? Perhaps if....

CrookA calls CrookB on his cel^H^H^Hrotary phone. CrookB asks a bicycle courier outside his building to deliver some building plans across town to CrookC and CrookD.

The next night, they all meet up and get to work hammering down a wall from some parking garage which leads into the vault.

Comment: You know what else can predict box office flops (Score 1) 147

by slashdime (#44660525) Attached to: Wikipedia Can Predict Box Office Flops
Getting some qualified critics other than a fucking yes man to go and watch the fucking movies. Movies are not a series of random numbers that may or may not sit well with the general population.

How fucking stupid that it resorts to this to know what makes a good movie or not. Get the fuck out of your industry if you need wikipedia to tell you how to do your job.

Comment: Re:Cute. Too bad it won't scale up... (Score 2) 113

by slashdime (#44033853) Attached to: Teen's Biofuel Invention Turns Algae Into Fuel
It's time for you to grow old and die. Why don't you spend the rest of your years writing to all the science fairs held around the world warning them that all the projects students submit have been done before?

Just because so far we have not does not mean that others will not learn something along the way to lead to new discovery. Don't you DARE presume that your limits are future generations' as well.

Technology is dominated by those who manage what they do not understand.