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Intel Planning Thumb-Sized PCs For Next Year

ChunderDownunder Re:I used to want something kind of like this (98 comments)

Well my OS boots off a USB2 120GB SSD but anyway... :)

The point here is that there is no need for a terminal - all you need is a TV or monitor with USB and HDMI ports.

2 days ago
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Android Botnet Evolves, Could Pose Threat To Corporate Networks

ChunderDownunder Re:key words (54 comments)

Yeah there's no UI to configure "known sources".

It'd be nice to trust a certain repository only. For example, I replaced the old 2.3.x stock rom with CM11. Google Play is too heavy for the device but f-droid runs fine. But you need to check the unknown sources option.

(Google have no interest in encouraging users to go outside the play store, naturally. The checkbox is mainly there so developers can load an apk via adb over USB)

3 days ago
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Bicycle Bottle System Condenses Humidity From Air Into Drinkable Water

ChunderDownunder Re:Drinkable? Are you sure? (164 comments)

Before you leave the house, spoon a couple of scoops of powdered sports-water into the bottom of the container?

3 days ago
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Nokia's N1 Android Tablet Is Actually a Foxconn Tablet

ChunderDownunder Re:It's an Intel cpu (107 comments)

Well yeah, it's a Z3580 Anniedale with a PowerVR GPU.

Some Atoms come with Intel HD graphics. This ain't one of them.

4 days ago
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Intel Announces Major Reorg To Combine Mobile and PC Divisions

ChunderDownunder Re:Can Apple Move to ARM on the Desktop? (75 comments)

How would that 3Ghz A8X benchmark against an Atom SoC such as the 14nm Cherry Trail?

Sufficiently well enough to justify a switch away from x86-64 to ARM?

5 days ago
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Longtime Debian Developer Tollef Fog Heen Resigns From Systemd Maintainer Team

ChunderDownunder Re:damn (546 comments)

In Jessie there's one mega 'systemd' package but 1 module that specifically invokes it is 'libpam-systemd', from which dependancies sprawl out.

Maybe separate out logind via the 'systemd-shim' mechanism?

about a week ago
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After Silk Road 2.0 Shutdown, Rival Dark Net Markets Grow Quickly

ChunderDownunder Re:names.. (86 comments)

their top level domain is .onion

theonion.com should sue for defamation :)

about two weeks ago
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Mozilla Updates Firefox With Forget Button, DuckDuckGo Search, and Ads

ChunderDownunder Re:Alternative browsers? (308 comments)

Gnu icecat

about two weeks ago
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When We Don't Like the Solution, We Deny the Problem

ChunderDownunder Re:On the trickiness of words (282 comments)

Hmmm, in my country 'Liberal' is a term for right-leaning conservative.

about two weeks ago
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More Tor .Onion Sites May Get Digital Certificates Soon

ChunderDownunder Re:Why not use Verizon as your ISP as well (52 comments)

Creating a login, Winston Smith (not your real name), and using tor to access facebook isn't sufficiently anonymous?

about two weeks ago
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New NXP SoC Gives Android Its Apple Pay

ChunderDownunder Re:Convenience! (122 comments)

1st world problems.

Visa in my country has been quick to upgrade their pos terminals for contactless payment. Who needs an iPhone?

about two weeks ago
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'Star Wars: Episode VII' Gets a Name

ChunderDownunder Re:No thank you (267 comments)

Cumberbatch's main claim to fame is playing a camp version of Sherlock Holmes.

I liked the Robert Downey Jr version, so couldn't see why so soon the Americans had to make a TV series with Jonny Lee Miller, nor the BBC with Benedict.

But then Moffat ruined Doctor Who also. :)

about two weeks ago
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Australian Post Office Opens Mail Forwarding Warehouse In the USA

ChunderDownunder Re:Perhaps someone can explain this (142 comments)

AFAIK, Chinese businesses don't pay a cent for international postage - yay, communism!

Under international treaty, the receiving country delivers said small packages for free to the consumer.

Hamburg to Berlin, well it's sender-pays.

about two weeks ago
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Australian Post Office Opens Mail Forwarding Warehouse In the USA

ChunderDownunder Re:I'm not clear (142 comments)

Yep the 2 biggest groups, by sales, here are

(1) US ebay sellers.
(2) Amazon, who ship books but not their complete inventory OS.

Now they can just deliver to a regular US address.

Personally I'd look forward to all those special offers, e.g. when HTC were recently having a one-day US-only sale on their new Android tablets.

about two weeks ago
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Meet the 36 People Who Run Wikipedia

ChunderDownunder Re:They don't meet notability requirements (140 comments)

pretty much.That's what shits me about wikipedia.

When you navigate to a page and there's a header saying that the page is scheduled for deletion. Hello? I found the page useful and anyone else searching for information on the topic may also.

It's particularly annoying when a wikipedia article references another page. "examples of X are A, B and C". You navigate to B and it may or may not be there if some wiki-editor was in a bad mood.

about two weeks ago
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Trisquel 7 Released

ChunderDownunder Re:make us care when $random version $ver released (39 comments)

For the purists. debian do 99.9% the right thing but give the user the discretion to add 'nonfree' at their whim.

For example, I downloaded the mini installer iso to attempt to install debian on my machine.

It couldn't connect to the network to complete the install! Culprit - My usb wifi dongle, which worked fine under Ubuntu. Acquiescing to load a firmware and I was up and running.

My otherwise 'pure' system is thus tainted but this wifi dongle has served me 5+ years already, so the pragmatist favours working hardware. :)

http://www.gnu.org/distros/com...

about three weeks ago
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Mozilla Teases First Browser Dedicated To Devs

ChunderDownunder Re:Different browsers (132 comments)

HTML, JS, CSS are all W3C standards, so why should a web developer care what software the user browses with?

Idealism I know but hopefully we are done with the age when shitty non-compliant browsers had to be coded against specifically.

but for reference, the Mozilla Developer Network has extensive compatibility tables about what features are supported by what browsers.

That's not to say one shouldn't test on a variety of platforms but "Best works in Chrome" should be a thing of the past...

about three weeks ago

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Android forked, apps to run in Java SE

ChunderDownunder ChunderDownunder writes  |  more than 3 years ago

ChunderDownunder (709234) writes "Android not quite free enough? Dalvik sluggish? Concerned about the Harmony/Dalvik lawsuit? Can't run your favourite app on your desktop? IcedRobot will allow Android to run as a software stack on top of OpenJDK, the standard edition of Java (TM). The obvious target bringing Android compatibility to Meego but also to Windows/Linux/OS X desktops."
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