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Re: yes (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in Centrelink Releases Welfare Receipient's Personal Information to try to save face on 2018-06-22 20:59 (#3SV3P)

pipedot is....alive? found an old reference on soylentnews and thought I'd take a look. No pipedot is dead and waiting for the hosting contract to run out.

Re: Just sleeping (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in Dead? on 2018-04-28 10:09 (#3NX6X)

So, you're saying you only read it for the RSS. Perhaps what this place needs is a lolcat forum? Then people can come here just for the pictures.

Good info but no story (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in MVC, MVP and MVVM for app development in Android on 2018-03-23 07:51 (#3JXKY)

The linked article has interesting information about the different approaches to building applications for mobile devices... but we need more than just a hyperlink as the story.

From the article (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in Sierra Leone Becomes First Country With Blockchain-Powered Elections on 2018-03-23 07:47 (#3JXKX)

Outsourcing!
In the case of Sierra Leone elections, the system built by Agora allows the voters who are registered within the system to see these public ledgers but only authorized people can make any changes, thus reducing the chances of fraud since the information is available to all blockchain users enrolled in the system.The agencywhich enabled the elections with blockchain,Agora, a Swiss foundation offers digital voting solutions and uses a permitted blockchain. Agora monitored the manual votes cast in the western district, the most populous, of the country, using the technology.

What (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in Install Microsoft print to PDF driver missing in windows 10 on 2018-03-15 06:50 (#3J7RC)

Windows 10 has a print to pdf function in office products etc. Windows 7 users had cutepdf.

Re: Just sleeping (Score: 1)

by carguy@pipedot.org in Dead? on 2018-03-08 13:43 (#3HN3Z)

Haven't looked over here in some time, but I'm a very happy user of the Pipedot RSS page -- thank you for keeping it going.

On SoylentNews:
> ... Just HuffPo with user comments...
This seems a little harsh to me. I'm seeing plenty of tech articles there, but often they don't draw many comments (or only draw off-topic comments).
On the down side, there are a few high volume posters who take standard sides in "political" discussions. But the number of interesting AC posts are still fairly high.

yes (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in Centrelink Releases Welfare Receipient's Personal Information to try to save face on 2018-02-20 01:14 (#3G9QG)

I agree.

No story no life (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in goni on 2018-02-18 21:48 (#3G738)

Must be an anime

The days of desktop bitcoin mining are over (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in How to get bitcoins using a desktop in 2018 on 2018-02-12 11:29 (#3FP98)

Serious hardware and forethought are required now for mining

Re: Just sleeping (Score: 2, Interesting)

by evilviper@pipedot.org in Dead? on 2018-02-10 22:35 (#3FKFC)

IMHO the green site is utterly worthless at this point. Most articles are politics and flame bait. The few technical articles are massively inaccurate. The discussion is nothing of value EXCEPT for the handful of people who explain why the article is BS.

The red site was never what I wanted. It's not a tech site, or particularly intelligent at all. Just HuffPo with user comments...

To get a little fix of tech news I hit up The Register, but something has really been lost in the downfall of /. and the failure of anybody else to fully pick up the torch and run with it. I certainly haven't been commenting anywhere, and I'm sure many thousands of other knowledge people are keeping their insights to themselves these days, too. A real shame.

Re: Just sleeping (Score: 2)

by bryan@pipedot.org in Dead? on 2018-02-08 02:23 (#3FC3X)

With the red site doing well, and even the green site getting bought out by a new benevolent dictator, the need for another alternative has diminished considerably. If the other two sites self destruct or start a new "beta" fiasco, I'm sure we'll get some some renewed interest - but for now, yes, we are sleeping. I still use the site quite a bit every day to read RSS feeds so the site is definitely not dead. I also have a pretty big backlog of code changes to push up (probably around the release of the next Ubuntu LTS in April.)

Of course, I would not be opposed to a new editor volunteering and posting some fresh stories. Send me a message if interested!

US may want back in (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in Australian Labor Party Threatens to end TPP on 2018-01-26 08:01 (#3EAN0)

http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/malcolm-turnbull-to-discuss-trade-with-donald-trump-after-us-president-reopens-door-to-tpp-20180126-h0one3.html

"Australian farmers will be able to sell more beef, cheese, wheat and rice to Japan and more sugar to Canada and Mexico."

The Greens are still against it: "The original deal gave multinationals the power to override the will of the Australian people by allowing corporations to sue governments, even when a government is acting in the interest of the community," the party's trade spokeswoman Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said. "It has no protection for local content and Australian creative industries. If this zombie TPP is anything like what was originally proposed, it should have been left dead, buried and cremated."

and we still don't know what we're getting into http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-opinion/how-about-showing-us-the-tpp-deal-were-about-to-sign-20180124-h0ntni.html

"Australia's national income would eventually be 0.5 per cent higher, a gain of less than half of one-tenth of a per cent per year."

That's not much considering the cost. "enforced protections for the owners of pharmaceutical patents and extensions to copyright law." which is what America wants as it moves away from primary industries.

Just sleeping (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in Dead? on 2018-01-26 04:41 (#3EAC2)

Waiting for an editor to be nominated, it does seem.

yesyes (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in fdhfdkl on 2017-12-04 06:10 (#39QR4)

We could do with a sandpit. Thanks for pointing it out

Rewrite (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in 10 Best Lightweight Linux Distributions For Older Computers In 2017 on 2017-11-11 04:53 (#37N70)

Don’t throw your old computer just yet! Use a lightweight Linux distro and revive that decades-old system. Itsfoss has a list distributions to bring an old computer back to life. The distros mentioned in the article, which provides an overview of each with minimum machine specs needed, is: Peppermint, Lubuntu, Linux Lite, LXLE, CrunchBang++, Bodhi, antiX, SparkyLinux, PuppyLinux, TinyCore.

I cant get newest version of SeaMonkey to download (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in Seamonkey send mail doesn't work after update to 2.49.1 on 2017-11-04 20:58 (#371AN)

Version 2.49.1 won't download.

Related (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in Australia plans crowd facial recognition on 2017-10-08 05:41 (#34E5T)

Re: How about *Never* (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in When will you let a self-driving car take control? When they are: on 2017-09-27 21:25 (#33EB4)

You think that is not possible with non-self-driving cars?

Does your car have any sort of internet connection? Then it is hackable.

Re: OMG NEW FEATURE (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in Centrelink Releases Welfare Receipient's Personal Information to try to save face on 2017-09-13 23:50 (#322T3)

Yep, I mean it's much better than the green site and certainly no worse than SoylentNews.

Re: No (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in Do you cover up the camera on your mobile devices on 2017-09-13 23:44 (#322T2)

That would certainly block incoming data to the phone at that moment, but what's to stop software on the phone logging undesired information locally for later upload next time you do use it? OK you could monitor the memory and card free space but some data could still be stored in an existing fixed length file.

Related (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in Privacy concerns cloud Aus marriage vote on 2017-08-21 22:52 (#2ZX32)

Offtopic (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in First World Encounter Teresian Mysticism and Interreligious Dialogue: Theravada Buddhism and Teresia on 2017-07-25 14:32 (#2XD11)

Downvoted as this is off topic.

Re: Per Capita (Score: 1)

by evilviper@pipedot.org in California bill will cut greenhouse emissions – from cows on 2017-07-18 15:56 (#2WS6P)

I don't think per capita consumption numbers are very relevant. The whole EU is behind the US in numbers of cattle:

http://beef2live.com/story-world-cattle-inventory-ranking-countries-0-106905

Per Capita (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in California bill will cut greenhouse emissions – from cows on 2017-07-17 18:34 (#2WPN1)

Per capita, the U.S. only ranks 16th in milk consumption. Finland is number 1. Are they working on this?

Fork it (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in GRSecurity goes full commercial, no more free testing patches, threatens programmer trying to port. on 2017-06-26 22:35 (#2V0MY)

From the looks of it this should have been forked some time ago

Why link to a personal blog (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in Now, Google AI Can Beat Human Engineers on 2017-06-06 12:42 (#2S159)

Amit Malewar - some guy you know?

Sure. Bunch of websites have the lists (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in Where to see what's next on netflix in the Netherlands on 2017-05-22 14:07 (#2QAZV)

Re: Full Desktop Baby! (Score: 1)

by fransve@pipedot.org in Best HTPC setup? on 2017-05-17 16:17 (#2PT1F)

Sounds Great! I also really enjoy netflix the free way :-). It's great to watch netflix and even better free.

Re: OMG NEW FEATURE (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in Centrelink Releases Welfare Receipient's Personal Information to try to save face on 2017-05-12 15:25 (#2P7ZQ)

Me too, I think the author here has done a fabulous job of the site, we just need a constructive community to move in and build up the submissions and comments.

80 DECIBELS (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in Dyson's Supersonic hairdryer – worth £299 or just a blast of hot air? on 2017-05-09 12:26 (#2NVD1)

To put this level of noise and power in perspective our fast dry hand dryers (in around 10 seconds) have a decibel level that never goes above 75. 80 is pretty load and powerful!

Amazon steps in (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in eBay may block Australian buyers over GST collection on 2017-05-06 12:02 (#2NHV7)

Ref (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in Aussies say no to paying using their mobile on 2017-05-06 11:57 (#2NHTZ)

http://theconversation.com/google-trumps-apple-for-australian-mobile-payments-but-for-how-long-52429
despite initial enthusiasm for Apple Pay, persuading US consumers to switch from using physical cards or cash to using Apple Pay has been tough going. A recent survey found Apple Pay use was declining.
Imagine going into your local café to buy two coffees, using Apple Pay via your American Express card, say at $3.80 per coffee. Total cost to you $7.60. If the café charges a 2% surcharge for accepting American Express, then you will pay $7.75. Why pay 15 cents more, when you could use your MasterCard or Visa, credit or debit card? You can easily avoid the surcharge and still “tap and go”.

Also, this is (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in Google invents a whole new way to creep us out on 2017-04-16 13:26 (#2K92Y)

Apparently the face recog doesn't work (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in Galaxy 8 to have face recognition for payments on 2017-04-07 05:20 (#2JCVZ)

Oh well

Re: OMG NEW FEATURE (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in Centrelink Releases Welfare Receipient's Personal Information to try to save face on 2017-04-07 05:19 (#2JCVY)

Submitting to The Pipe is free. Give it a try! I am!

Re: OMG NEW FEATURE (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in Centrelink Releases Welfare Receipient's Personal Information to try to save face on 2017-04-01 08:14 (#2HT2W)

I love that this story has more posts. Slashdot is unbearable these days, and I've always held a candle for Pipedot, with fingers crossed that it gains more readers, more stories, and more comments...

Fine (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in Galaxy 8 to have face recognition for payments on 2017-03-19 08:06 (#2GBF6)

Posting this as I am happy to hear that the 3.5mm jack will stay, ambivalent about USB-C, worried about not being able to replace a mobile phone battery or take it out for a force reset if need be, and seriously annoyed with smart phones with virtual buttons in the past. They are a pain in the ass, the touch screen eventually dies, the physical button isn't accidentally triggered, and there must be a market out there for people who like the three physical buttons?

Re: Still down as of 1154pm (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in ACT elections results website mirrors ABS PR incident on 2017-03-18 09:10 (#2G8WM)

Or never. That link is now dead.
Or the ACT government has been dismantled.
Or the ACT government is highly dysfunctional.
It could be anything really.

there must be a better headline (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in Vibrator maker pays out after admiting to tracking users with online app on 2017-03-18 09:08 (#2G8WK)

Vibrator maker pays out after admiting to tracking users with online app

Come on.
Try harder.

Manufacturer of vibrators involuntarily puts out after tracking user orgasms

Vibrating sensation not tickled by data breach lawsuit loss

Company caught red handed with users private data in class action

Class action against vibrator specialist after hacker string erupted

Re: DHS? (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in Centrelink Releases Welfare Receipient's Personal Information to try to save face on 2017-03-18 09:03 (#2G8W0)

How did porn come into this?

nice (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in Libre-VideoGame Chaos-Esque Anthology reaches release 100. on 2017-03-17 05:24 (#2G4WP)

You can also set each team to start with different specific weapons if you want to test a theory that you could defeat a well equipped military force with your bolt action rifle or crossbow.

That's... cool.

Download is an ISO, which is different for Linux games. A torrent would be good - few trust SourceForge these days.

Consider writing an article about the Linux Game Database - https://lgdb.org/ - because some of us have not ever seen this before

Do we need a tag for #pipevertisements ? :-)

Re: Hashtags (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in Vibrator maker pays out after admiting to tracking users with online app on 2017-03-17 03:02 (#2G4MF)

=^_^=

Re: Hashtags (Score: 1)

by bryan@pipedot.org in Vibrator maker pays out after admiting to tracking users with online app on 2017-03-16 18:41 (#2G3DC)

Re: OMG NEW FEATURE (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in Centrelink Releases Welfare Receipient's Personal Information to try to save face on 2017-03-16 13:28 (#2G2BM)

Wow. Two years. Umm. I should like login or something.

Re: OMG NEW FEATURE (Score: 3, Informative)

by evilviper@pipedot.org in Centrelink Releases Welfare Receipient's Personal Information to try to save face on 2017-03-16 05:15 (#2G16S)

It was introduced (and announced) two years ago:

- https://pipedot.org/61RE

Re: OMG NEW FEATURE (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in Centrelink Releases Welfare Receipient's Personal Information to try to save face on 2017-03-16 03:51 (#2G12C)

All hail the new feature

Re: DHS? (Score: 2, Funny)

by fishybell@pipedot.org in Centrelink Releases Welfare Receipient's Personal Information to try to save face on 2017-03-16 03:51 (#2G12B)

Did the porn companies do something in particular? All I can see in recent news is the PornHub/Boston deal. I'm not entirely sure people got screwed on that one, but they definitely got plowed.

Only females? (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in Vibrator maker pays out after admiting to tracking users with online app on 2017-03-15 12:38 (#2FYER)

A SEX toy company has promised to destroy data collected by its smart vibrator after it was accused of storing “highly sensitive” information about women’s sexual activities without their consent
This device likely has a significant male following as well

Spam in here (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in ADV: Upgrade to weather.com Gold! on 2017-03-15 12:20 (#2FYCZ)

How unoriginal
Can you spam somewhere else or do we need to DNSBL RBL you?

RSS (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in 1064: Chained of Command on 2017-03-15 12:15 (#2FYBV)

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