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Comment Re:Actually, there is an iTunes for movies (Score 1) 474

I have no "Movies" in my iTunes.

Oooooohhhhh, that must be because I'm not part of the world, but of those minor landmasses outside of the borders of the U.S.A.

If I switch iTunes to the american store, I get "Movies", but I sure as hell can't buy anything, because that's not available in the spanish store.
In fact, not even TV-series are available there. I can follow links to the other stores to (for example) the Dr Who-selection they have there, but I sure as hell can't buy anything.

And I bet you that if I _COULD_ buy it, it'd surely be dubbed in spanish, because the languages you speak are apparently defined by the credit cards you currently possess.

(And on the subject of itunes store, the app store is a joke. I can't even get _free_ applications from a store that's not spanish. Which is a shame, since I'm swedish and there are some interesting swedish things I would like, but I can't get them - regardless of them being free apps.)

Comment From the EXHIBIT-A pdf (Score 0) 1079

"I know from my training and experience as both a cyber crime investigator and as a lay person acquainted with online chatting, emailing shopping, and other miscellaneous online activity, people who use computers and regularly go online to various websites, often must eftter information known as "user names", or log-in screen names, as well as passwords, in order to access certain things on their computers and on various online websites."

I, for one, welcome our new experienced cyber crime investigator overlords!

Comment Wait what? (Score 2, Funny) 424

After all, barbershops and even paid-for sex changes have come about due to player demand in World of Warcraft.

Uhm. Paying for sex in WoW?
Exactly how deeply entrenched in your parents basement would you have to be to do that?

Comment Re:This won't work because... (Score 1) 354

No complex database or HTTP hacking. You control EXACTLY what the URL is. You're always in control of where the visitor is redirected to.

Huh? Wha? 301's are magical beasts of ancient lore that i can't control? Last time i checked, a 301-response gave me full control to redirect from any url on the domains i control to anywhere else, so i control EXACTLY what the url is. And you can be damn sure I'm in control to where it points.

Your system is flawed, on the simple premise that it's just a different way of doing exactly what's already available, but ass-backwards.

Comment Re:The VpN (Score 1) 121

A couple of years ago i sketched out something like this for a project at work.
It was with a known cloud of clients though, so security could easily be beefed out with no concerns to "compatiblity" on the client side.

Basically, a big ol tracker running in position X.
A number of headless clients connected to storage systems, spread across the world, potentially divided into a hierarchy based on connectivity.
Each client uses a unique key-pair to communicate with the tracker (phase 1 of security, for a 3rd party it'd be a bitch to sniff, not even another client could sniff and make sense of any of the data related to the first client).

In client communications, a random (weaker) cipher is used, to obscure the data transfer slightly more.

So basically, heavily encrypted tracker communication, weaker encrypted client communication.
All client->client communication apart from the actual data channel also went via the tracker in question, so the only client->client happenings would be a port opening on client A and a connection request from client B, handshake and then the data transfer.

At the time of new files, a "Hello. Wake up now omgplz"-kind of request would be made available to the clients, starting with the innermost ones first (to facilitate a relatively speedy distribution of the files across the entire network, while attempting to not completely clog the intarweb tube of the "master client"), and when deemed appropriate (x% completion among y% of tier-z clients), move on to tier-(z+1).

This, of course, won't scale to something the size of pirate bay without some serious hardware from the future, but i find it an interesting sidetracking :p

Comment Re:First PS (Score 1) 309

Doom didn't have reloading, now did it?
I recall Doom 2's double barreled shotgun having some "chug two more cartridges in there"-animation, but apart from that there was nothing keeping you from holding down the fire button and spewing sprites until your ammo counter read 000, was there?

Comment Re:My dilemma is this ... (Score 2, Interesting) 337

Oh how I want to mod you +5 ForTheWin. But that might be because I share the same predicament. I can't buy, I can't catch it on TV. I suppose the only way to catch show X is to buy a satellite receiver and subscribe the the channel show X is on, which is what they want me/you/everyone to do. Apparently they haven't realized that the time when people paid for 24h/day programming when they want 1h/week is over. Either they give me the ability to see the show I want, in the Late Night/South Park/Colbert Report way, or they give me the ability to buy and download the episodes after (or at) air-time - no matter where I'm located, or I'm going to pirate the hell out of their stuff and they'll never see a dime in either sales or ad-spots coming from me. Time to freshen up on Big Bang Theory. It's not here in spain, and if it by some miracle happened to be, it would surely be dubbed into incomprehensible jibberish.

Comment Re:That last screen shot of X (Score 1) 562

I was waiting for that. Yes since about Etch I've decided that's OK to put a minimal X on a server. I finally decided that a graphical browser for googling solutions and multiple xterms are better then lynx and virtual terminals.

If you can google from the machine, you can SSH to the machine, so no 80x25 terminal there :p
Servers shall display "$SERVER login: _" and nothing more ;)

Comment Re:Remains unbelievable (Score 2, Informative) 1306

If the whole world believes that you can jump off a cliff without harm does that make it true?

Yes, if all evidence found and all experiments, theoretical and practical, points to - yes, you CAN jump off a cliff without harm.
The instant someone jumps off a cliff and dies, a thousand people will go back to their desks, do the math again and figure out where the calculations went wrong.

That's, in an abstract nutshell, how science works. Theory -> Counter-Evidence -> Revision -> Back to #1.
As opposed to religion, which is Theory.

Dynamic vs Rigid. Proven vs Unprovable. Debated vs No-ears-but-a-big-mouth.

The only Jesus to ever produce fish and bread was the one in South Park, and in the words of Stan: "That's lame".

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