BÃ go maith, a mhuirnÃn.
BÃ go maith, a mhuirnÃn.
Step 1: Missile Command, but as a web proxy. Every outgoing connection = 1 incoming missile, labeled with the hostname. The proxy holds onto the connection until the missile hits the city at the bottom. Shoot down the rocket to prevent the connection to tracker.facebook.com or whatever. Speed would be adjustable.
Step 2: add auto-targeting by hostname, so you don't have to click on tracker.facebook.com over and over.
Step 3: whitelist hostnames to avoid having to wait for the connection.
Step 5: browse the internet and watch the fireworks display
Using windows 10 at work and I've already run into two major WTFs.
First, UAC; "Would you like to allow this program to install software?" Which program? Install what software? I ran an installer, but then went on my way until I noticed the shield icon flashing at the bottom of the screen. Why is UAC not instantly grabbing the controls so people dumber than me can connect the action they performed with the action UAC is warning about?
Second, "Which application would you like to perform this action with"? Which action? I let the install run and suddenly that popped up. Even as a tech person I'm at a loss to figure out what is happening here (apparently the installer wanted to open a website).
Solas agus Ãilleacht duit, a mhuirnÃn, an lÃ seo agus gach lÃ, cibÃ© a bhfuil tÃ.
That's all it took for me to finally check the "don't show me ads" checkbox. Good job, Dice! Tone deaf as always, I see.
Edit: testing editing.
Every day at about 10:45 AM central my Windows 7 computer at the office grinds to a halt, and trying to use the computer is an exercise in absolute frustration. Windows are slow to gain focus, tabs don't change, even typing has a delay that I haven't seen since typing on a BBS with a 300 baud modem decades ago. The weirdest part is that when I try to alt tab to a different application during this, the window I'm trying to get to will actually completely disappear (showing the desktop underneath) for a couple of seconds then reappear as if nothing was wrong. Sometimes the entire monitor goes black and starts to redraw a little bit at a time.
Task manager shows svchost.exe sucking up 800+MB of RAM (on this paltry 1GB system). Even listing the processes and services by PID, it's impossible to tell what's going on, the PID of this svchost.exe process is listed on 15 different services: wuauserv, winmgmt, themes, shellhwdetect, sens, schedule, profsvc, mmcss, lanmanserver, iphlpsvc, ikeext, gpsvc, browser, bits, and appinfo. I'd like to say that I assume it's Windows Update causing this (isn't it always?), but windows update is scheduled to download and install updates at 3AM (and the computer is left on overnight), so either one of those other services is going haywire or Windows 7 hasn't got a clue what time it is.
Any ideas on figuring out what's going on, or is it time to give this thing the ol' reboot reformat reinstall?
So Reddit - where most veteran Slashdotters have been hanging out these days - is melting down, and for good reason.
I've been coming back here more lately.
But man, there's things that Reddit does better. No limit on mod points, for one. A better story queue mechanism for another.
There is a window here, if Slashdot admins have the balls to try. Implement Reddit's up vote system and subreddits. Maybe limit the latter to departments more traditional for Slashdot, but allow all users to submit stories in the Reddit manner. Hell, just clone the thing! You'd get a huge amount of your readership back.
Maybe the Slashdot front page is curated a la
Is the spirit of Rob Malda still alive in
Ah, nobody will ever read this....
Chrome's new bookmark manager is definitely a poster child for "half-ass it then push it to the masses". It seems to be working hard to almost replicate the Windows 8.0 Metro interface that everyone loved down to the "checkmark a tile to open the menu".
If you want to make a new folder, go to the folder you want it to be in and press the NEW button on the left outside of the folders, there's no button for it on the right inside the folder (but there is a button to delete the entire folder from inside the folder).
If you want to drag items into your new folder, drop them quick. If you hesitate Chrome decides that you are re-ordering the items and you want the bookmark to go before the folder even though your mouse is directly over the tile.
If you have nested folders, opening a subfolder seems to randomly display all the elements in the center of the screen where you can't click on anything because its all on top of each other. Sometimes. There's no tree view of nested folders. Top level folders are on the left, after that you have to drill down individually.
No right clicking. Haven't you heard that there's no way to right click on a tablet?
When you checkmark a folder you don't get the option to edit its name or description. You have to open the folder then rename it from the inside.
Cuireann mÃ© marc ar an lÃ. CuimhnÃm.
I was doing some research for a project and happened back here. Hello slashdot.
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For the love of all that is holy, please do NOT automatically select shit from a dropdown list if I'm typing and a dropdown opens up underneath where the mouse pointer just happens to be idling on the screen.
Chrome: This. Means. YOU.
So 104 people were killed by police in the USA during August, 2014. To my eyes, that's an absolutely enormous figure. As a Brit, I compare it to the 1 person killed over 3 years by the UK police. Yes, they're two different countries, yes there's a lot more people in the US, yes they have different cultures, yadda yadda yadda; people are dying here.
Let's do some maths:
That's a scarily huge percentage, given that it's normalised by population. Bear in mind that police in the USA are not
Now let's consider extrapolating for the period of time that most shootings occur (i.e.: suspect between the ages of 15 and 40), and see how that changes things:
Now that's an amazingly large percentage chance of being shot dead by a policeman. Let's do the same thing for the UK:
Compare 0.01% and 0.00001% and remember these are normalised by population. Yeah.
Love is over.
I was redirected to http://java-update-us.com/index.html?sid=42&aff_sub=wb-playanma-us&aff_sub2=am1&aff_sub3= which dropped a java_installer.exe into my Downloads folder from some ad playing on http://science.slashdot.org/story/14/07/24/1357256/empathy-for-virtual-characters-studied-with-fmri-brain-imaging around 2:30PM central time 7/24
Machines certainly can solve problems, store information, correlate, and play games -- but not with pleasure. -- Leo Rosten