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Facebook Files For a Patent To Track Its Users On Other Sites

Chris_Stankowitz EU Cookie Law (Directive 2009/136/EC) (133 comments)

This appears to circumvent the EU cookie law and could be sold to others as a means for doing the same. Evil, or evil genius?


more than 2 years ago

Corporate Mac Sales Surge 66%

Chris_Stankowitz Re:Corporate sales? (494 comments)

I know of a couple of offices in NYC that do the same. The iMacs were bought because they are aesthetically pleasing, however the business software is windows only and is ran in a VM on the system. A lot of effort and money went into designing the entire office and the extra cost of the macs makes sense in my opinion. You don't buy a luxury car and then cover the seats with ratty old t-shirts.

more than 3 years ago

SQL and NoSQL are Two Sides of the Same Coin

Chris_Stankowitz Let me too coin a phrase... (259 comments)

coSQLInjection (cSQLI)

Has a nice ring to it.

more than 3 years ago

iPad Just Another TV Set?

Chris_Stankowitz Re:Get a clue, Olde Skoolers (270 comments)

A brick_and_mortar store is the largest music retailer in the world... Walmart. *Not* Apple.

more than 3 years ago

FBI Overwhelmed With 'Solutions' To Encrypted Note

Chris_Stankowitz Snail Mail vs. E-mail? (137 comments)

How is it easier to handle snail mail than it is e-mail? How does one grep snail mail for starters?


more than 3 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Is There a War Against Small Mail Servers?

Chris_Stankowitz Business Account (459 comments)

1) You are more than likely breaking the ToS of your contract by using the connection for "business" purposes.

2) Switch to a Business plan. It will cost more... such is the cost of doing business.


more than 3 years ago

Nicaragua Raids Costa Rica, Blames Google Maps

Chris_Stankowitz Irony... (285 comments)

"(Google translation of Spanish original)."

How can I trust it now?

more than 3 years ago

Las Vegas Hotel Vdara an Accidental Death Ray

Chris_Stankowitz Walt Disney Concert Hall (218 comments)

Walt Disney Concert Hall had a very similar problem and was solved by sandblasting the the side to dull the reflection...

Search for: Microclimatic Impact: Glare around the Walt Disney Concert Hall

more than 3 years ago

AppleTV Runs iOS, Already Jailbroken

Chris_Stankowitz Re:Want Open - Get a Cheap NetTop (299 comments)

Would you post the exact items you picked up, I've been looking to do the same. Thanks,

more than 3 years ago

Making Closed Software Act Like It's Open

Chris_Stankowitz Re:Seriously? (157 comments)

hat has to add a lot of overhead to the already running process and to what benefit? If it's reading the code "as many as 20 times per second" that is going to add tons of CPU and RAM usage to the system that just isn't needed. F/OSS ftw!

With i7 chips, SSD HDs, 64bit OSes that support 4+ gig of triple chan memory (any or all of those in one machine are huge improvements in desktop computing power) you'll still not push it to capacity with 20 such apps running. We are at a point where we have an abundance of CPU/memory to spare, I see nothing wrong with developing such apps (if only as stop gaps) until such time that a suitable replacement arrives. These apps very well may be the impetus for the development of those open apps once it proved that a user/market base wants it.


more than 4 years ago

Color E-Book Displays Coming From E Ink Next Year

Chris_Stankowitz Re:Cool, I'll wait for the magazine quality ones. (219 comments)

Yeah, I bought a palm pilot and then one month later they announced the color version. I'm not getting bit by that again. I'll just wait for the color this time.

You were bitten by your own ignorance, not by being am early adopter... there was no announcement and subsequent release of the color palm one moth after the B&W Palm. It was easily 10 - 12 months. That said, early adopters know the price they pay for being at the front of the line.


more than 4 years ago

I prefer my (non-technical) books to be ...

Chris_Stankowitz Re:It depends (390 comments)

The best way to get non-DRM books is to pirate them after you buy your DRM encumbered version. I wish I was joking, but I'm not. This is one reason I don't buy ebooks. The other reasons is that it is hard to beat the tactile feeling of paper in your hand while you read. Very analog. And the third reason you already pointed out, price. At least I can share a paper version with a friend when I'm done, so I'm not paying more for a version that I can't share later.

Several years ago when reading Cryptonomicon (918 pages) I had to leave it at home when travelling. Recently when travelling I was not only able to take Anathem (928 pages) with me, but able to take appx. 100 other books and countless articles using a Nook and adding a mere 8 gig micro sd (it will take up to 16g). I still own the paper version, for that "Tactile" feel when at home, but I prefer not having to read USA today in my hotel room.

Pirating is unfortunately necessary to avoid paying twice for the item... :( I'd be willing to pay a resonable (say 10 - 15%) bit more to own the dead tree version and e-book in one purchase.


more than 4 years ago

Microsoft Fined In India For Using "Money Power" Against Pirates

Chris_Stankowitz Very Poor Taste (204 comments)

Was using the term "rapped" in the summary of the article necessary? It gets rather old watching the word used so flippantly. Good Job bhagwad, you just surpassed Kdawson as the worse /. editor.


more than 4 years ago

Blizzard Tries To Forbid Open Sourcing Glider

Chris_Stankowitz Re:"illegal" open source software (638 comments)

That's like saying everything at Miliw0rm is illegal. No, the software there can be used for illegal purposes, but in no way is the code it self illegal.

more than 6 years ago



China announces ".cn" registration overhaul

Chris_Stankowitz Chris_Stankowitz writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Chris_Stankowitz (612232) writes "The China Internet Network Information Center said that it would be enacting a new set of regulations that will require webmasters to submit a paper application and show ID when registering a domain name.

The new set of rules will force applicants to provide the application along with photocopies of both the user's ID and business licence. Each of the applications would then be reviewed by an official."

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EU Allows Mobile Phones on Airplanes

Chris_Stankowitz Chris_Stankowitz writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Chris_Stankowitz (612232) writes "The European Union on Monday opened the way for air travelers to use mobile phones to talk, text or send e-mails on planes throughout Europe's airspace. Under the plan approved Monday, cell phone users could make and receive calls through an onboard base station. They will be allowed to turn their phones on after the plane reaches 10,000 feet, when other electronic devices such as portable music players and laptops are permitted."
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