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Microsoft Eyes PC Isolation Ward To Thwart Botnets

1 inch punch Catch 22 (413 comments)

So how are these Windows PCs going to download the patches if they are banned from connecting in the first place?

more than 3 years ago

Apple Hires Antenna Engineers. Really.

1 inch punch Verizon? (417 comments)

Could this be making the iPhone 4 ready for Verizon's network?

more than 4 years ago

Apple Wants To Share Your Location With Others

1 inch punch Link bait again (248 comments)

Well if the authors actually read the licensing agreement, they can choose to opt out by going to

And, you can always totally turn off Location Services. It's under Settings>General>Location Services.

more than 4 years ago

iOS 4 Releases Today

1 inch punch Re:Can't wait to see (702 comments)

I think you're over-reaching when you claim to speak on behalf of the "average person" because the "average person" may not necessarily share your view on what's important to him. Right now it seems the "average person" is richly rewarding Apple with record sales quarter after quarter.

more than 4 years ago

Wikileaks Source Outed To Stroke Hacker's Own Ego

1 inch punch Inconsistency in the story (347 comments)

>>Lamo says that Manning thereafter sent him additional emails encrypted to his current PGP key, but that Lamo never bothered to decrypt them. Instead, Lamo claims he turned over all those Manning emails to the FBI without ever reading a single one of them. Thus, the actual initial communications between Manning and Lamo -- what preceded and led to their chat -- are completely unknown.

The only way that the FBI could've read the emails without having Lamo himself first decrypt them, is to allow the FBI access to his secret key and password. You be the judge on the plausibility of that happening.

more than 4 years ago

AT&T Breach May Be Worse Than Initially Thought

1 inch punch What's going to happen is.... (102 comments)

Knowing how large companies work; Chris is going to get a subpoena to appear in court to provide his self-proclaimed expert testimony and Goatse Security is going to get charged with illegal computer access, which, by their own admission, did occur.

And then everyone is going to forget about this and get right back to watching the World Cup.

more than 4 years ago

Google Researcher Issues How-To On Attacking XP

1 inch punch Grandstanding (348 comments)

>>Finally, a reminder that this documents contains my own opinions, I do not speak for or represent anyone but myself.
Didn't see where the Google association was, but judged in isolation it appears to be nothing more than grandstanding since 5 days doesn't seem to be reasonably enough time to respond.

more than 4 years ago

FBI Investigating iPad E-Mail Leaks

1 inch punch Re:Stay classy, Reuters (209 comments)

Definitely; check out the headline: "FBI probing AT&T iPad security breach"

more than 4 years ago

iPad Review

1 inch punch Re:Pound and a half and its too heavy? (750 comments)

So what is your proposed solution? Is there a netbook that weighs less than 1.5 pounds that would not cause your arm to tire after an equivalent length of time?

more than 4 years ago

iPad Launches, FCC Teardown Leaked

1 inch punch Re:Pay, pay, pay. And don't skip the ads (617 comments)

If you have a problem with WSJ costing more than the print edition, then don't subscribe to it. It is WSJ itself that determines the price, not Apple. The market will find the equilibrium.

As for ad-blocking, there are always proxy servers like Privoxy that can filter out ads.

more than 4 years ago

Google Opens Apps Marketplace

1 inch punch Re:Trusting Google (54 comments)

Two words: Google Buzz.

more than 4 years ago

Google Faces Deluge of Nexus One Complaints

1 inch punch Re:Just Look At Her Other Garbage Articles (329 comments)

Doesn't make her points any less valid i.e. none of the external developers had access to the 2.1 SDK prior to the N1's release, that Google is unaccustomed to direct sales etc.

more than 4 years ago

Nokia Claims Patent Violations in Most Apple Products

1 inch punch Re:This is not going to end well (419 comments)

But that is the point.

You develop for iPhone OS, you are largely absolved of the burden of having to determine device configuration and specifications. You know the exact target; either an iPhone/iPhone 3G/iPod Touch (no camera or video recording ability) or an iPhone 3GS. Can all Nokia smartphones run the apps on ovi?

more than 4 years ago

Nokia Claims Patent Violations in Most Apple Products

1 inch punch Re:This is not going to end well (419 comments)

Your numbers are way off. Apple had cumulative sales of 50 million iPhone OS devices (iPhones in various versions and iPod Touch) a month or so ago. The general consensus is that about half are iPod Touches, so that leaves about 25 million, and not 10-15 million that you claim.

But handset sales are only one part of the equation. Apple is recognizing revenue through carrier deals and also through the App Store, and iTunes Music Store. Until now there is no credible competitor for the App Store in terms of sales volume, profit or developer mindshare.

more than 4 years ago

Google About Openness

1 inch punch Re:And why should they? (283 comments)

In other words, they're being hypocritical. Or the author failed basic high school English composition.

"Open source is high quality code and benefits an open internet, but our lucrative search and ad products are closed, because opening them up would lower its quality." But isn't that the point of "open source" in the first place?

I fail to see why a free software developer wouldn't be insulted by such a condescending position.

Oh, and Google panders to the Chinese censors too. What was that about an "open internet" again?

more than 4 years ago

Some Claim Android App Store Worse Than iPhone's

1 inch punch I know this is Slashdot and all... (289 comments)

but Google was a major contributor in getting people comfortable with trading their data for "free" usage.

On the other hand, Apple customers generally do not mind paying for a perceived level of quality. Look at the Mac shareware market, although small in size there are companies that have existed and even prospered in this niche for years.

Essentially the people who actually buy iPhone apps do not mind paying that $1 or however much the developer wants for it, despite the fact that piracy is quite rampant by most measures.

This is not actually an insane proposition when you consider that the iPhone or iPod Touch is also a reasonable alternative to existing handheld game consoles like the DS, PSP etc, especially when you factor the price of the games.

more than 4 years ago

Some Claim Android App Store Worse Than iPhone's

1 inch punch Re:400 times the sales (289 comments)

You're replacing others' bias for one of your own. For every "fart app" that is not needed, how many "alternate dialers" or "profile managers" do you think the general public needs, or even cares about? This is classic developer featuritis. I don't need 50 ways to accomplish one thing. I only need one way to do it, but perform it reasonably well/fail gracefully.

more than 4 years ago



Google Chrome OS: Hotmail icon links to Gmail

1 inch punch 1 inch punch writes  |  more than 4 years ago

1 inch punch (319701) writes "According to article: One thing that I found rather amusing is that when you click on the Hotmail icon, it takes you to Gmail. However, the Yahoo! Mail icon does indeed bring you to the Yahoo! Mail login page. I suppose Google likes Yahoo! better than they do Microsoft."
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