Just now I couldn't load Slashdot at all, not even the main page!!
Just now I couldn't load Slashdot at all, not even the main page!!
Slashdot used to be superfast
No matter where I happened to be - be it in America, in Asia, in Europe, in Africa or in Australia, - Slashdot loads up fast
No matter if the device is a smartphone or a desktop PC, you could almost always count on Slashdot to load fast
But no more
Now Slashdot takes something like 10+ seconds to load, and sometimes it took more than half a minute to load
Has Dice shrunk the pipe to the Slashdot server?
Furthermore, Slashdot has been giving a lot of troubles, lately
Just now I was reading back stories on Slashdot, and when it hit " http://slashdot.org/?page=2 " the Slashdot server gave me this:
No matches found. Try a different search or head back to the main stories
You like to tinker with stuffs? You like to create new things? You are interested in IoT (Internet of Things)?
Then you are in luck. There's a site (no, not related to me in any way) that has been set up for people just like you
It's been funded by Foxconn (and no, I ain't related in any way with Foxconn either) and what the site is doing is to provide tinkerers a venue to propose their idea and if their idea has merit, Foxconn will build it (prototype and all) and if the idea is really interesting, Foxconn might even make your product for you (of course, Foxconn gonna take a big cut, but then, they provide the funding)
Site's name? http://kick2real.com/
One last thing
I am posting this site on
The thread http://developers.slashdot.org/story/14/08/10/2250205/new-nsa-funded-code-rolls-all-programming-languages-into-one has been seriously spammed, and that troll that does the spamming always spam threads that are related to "NSA"
So what are you going to do with the spam problem, Slashdot ?
If you can not stop that bot from spamming you, at the very least offer us an 'un-friend' feature so that we can make a tick on the box next to that fucker, and forever and ever we won't need to see any more of his spam
Will you do that, Slashdot ?
In the comment http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=4728375&cid=46105237 I was commenting that the Nobel Peace Prize committee should take back the prize that they have wrongly awarded to Obama.
In the comment I used the full name of Obama, which is Barack Hussein Obama, which in fact, is the LEGAL NAME of the current POTUS.
For whatever reason, a fella "Stargoat" flamed me for using the full name of Obama and specifically accuse me of using the name of "Hussein" !
I was totally floored by the way that knee jerk threw his temper tantrum. I mean, The word "Hussein" isn't my invention, I wasn't the one who "gave" Obama that name.
It was Obama's dad who gave him that "Hussein". Not me.
Is it a taboo to use the full name of Obama ?
If it has become illegal to use Obama's full name, why don't they make an official law from now on, making it a federal offense for any "peon" to call the Emperor/ President / Dictator of the United States of America by his/her full name ?
A chill ran up my spine after I read http://yro.slashdot.org/story/13/12/19/2113235/proposed-california-law-would-mandate-smartphone-kill-switch
Right now, as it is, NSA can listen to your telephone communication, can read your sms/email, can know where you are, who you regularly communicate with, can profile your behavior (when you will do what at where), but they still can't shut you off (unless they send in a "cleaner").
With the Kill Switch, they can do that.
Yes, the law as it is, is for people who report to the police that their smartphones were stolen, so that the authority can issue a "kill order" to brick that lost smartphone.
And we also know what NSA is all about - no law on the land can touch them - and with the availability of the "Kill Switch", NSA can effectively KILL THE PHONES of those who they do not like, cutting them off the communication grid, and leaving them out in the cold.
I can foresee the consequential abuses that will accompany this new "Kill Switch" law. It'll only make NSA (and all the other BIG BROTHERS) that much stronger.
will show you the complete 180-degree change of direction Obama has taken on the Genocide in Sudan.
will guide you to the shameful decision by the Obama White House in refusing to display an 88-year-old rug, despite having promised so earlier, for a Smithsonian Institute project.
I, as an American Citizen, is very shameful to have Obama as my president. Although I never cast my vote for him, millions of my fellow Americans were stupid enough to elect this two-faced liar into the White house, not once, but twice.
If issues such as GENOCIDE can become a total non-issue, what kind of message the United States of America is going to give to the world, that America is a non-principled, rogue country ?
I was one of the early investors in google, naturally, when others were still using altavista or yahoo I put my homepage as google.com
Google has always have that "I'm Feeling Lucky" button, and will send visitors to random sites (from a pre-chosen, pre-approved bunch, of course, don't want to send children to porn sites)
That was the google I knew
Nowadays, everything change
No matter if you start with google.rw or google.com.au or plain google.com, and click on that "I'm Feeling Lucky" button you will end up in the "doodle" page
What kind of fucking crap is that ?
" I don't know if your listeners or people living in the U.S. understand these changes, but as I observe them from the outside, I feel that America is gradually contracting and closing itself off. It's a very strange thing." "
The person who said the above is Mr. Wu Ji, the director of China's National Space Science Center ( http://cssar.cas.cn/ ), English version @ http://english.cssar.cas.cn/
As an American, the above quote left a very bitter taste in my mouth.
What the fuck has gone wrong with my country ?
First, it was revealed that America cracked the email of the Brazilian President.
Then, it was Mexico's turn, closely followed by revelation of NSA tapping on France' telecommunication network
Now, it's Germany's chancellor which got the unwelcome tap.
Would you still trust the United States of America as your ally ?
If you think TOR (The Onion Router) is safe, if you think that you can get away from the prying eyes of the BIG BROTHER you could not be more wrong.
TOR originated from a research project of the U.S. Naval Research Lab, and currently still receive funding from the states department of the US government, the Swedish government, and others.
And there already have been several cases of the fed successfully cracking the myriad layers of TOR and some people have already been apprehended.
This link outlined how FBI has successfully cracked TOR
The following link outlined the background of TOR
"To IBM, 'open' means there is a modicum of interoperability among some of their equipment." -- Harv Masterson