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Mexican Gov't Shuts Down Zetas' Secret Cell Network

CmdrPony There wouldn't be any of this (300 comments)

If US would just let its citizen get high.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: To Hack Or Not To Hack?

CmdrPony Re:Language matters (517 comments)

Hacking is hacking into remote targets. Cracking is cracking software on your local computer by reverse engineering and debugging it.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: To Hack Or Not To Hack?

CmdrPony First thing first (517 comments)

Don't talk about it much publicly. You never know what kind of people there are on the internet and what they could do once they figure out what company you're talking about. Now Slashdot, what are your suggestions to him?

more than 2 years ago
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Napster Being Shut Down

CmdrPony Re:Without Napster we'd still be buying all CD's (213 comments)

Yes, I will lock the source including all the modifications that I make to it. Then I will only offer a binary, and no one will get the source for those modifications.

more than 2 years ago
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The Strange Birth and Long Life of Unix

CmdrPony Re:No support, no bug fixes (293 comments)

I paid for it myself. Like I said, I use it for work, so can pay too.

more than 2 years ago
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The Strange Birth and Long Life of Unix

CmdrPony Re:No support, no bug fixes (293 comments)

If you are droning on about Photoshop then you are a poser that has no clue what Photoshop is used for. It's a canned Lemming Troll for idiots with no real clue.

I do my professional work with Photoshop. I wouldn't say I'm an artist (artists don't paint with computers), but I have very professional use for it. Yet you say I have no clue what it is used for. Care to tell me what it's good for, then?

more than 2 years ago
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Patriot Act Clouds Picture For Tech

CmdrPony Re:Probably, but... (203 comments)

Just like with colocation and other hosting services. You have to trust someone though, and big cloud providers are required to be good at what they do. They're too big to fail.

more than 2 years ago
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The Strange Birth and Long Life of Unix

CmdrPony Re:Future (293 comments)

That's easy to fix, just reset the timer. We should change 0 to 2000 anyway, it's much better place for it than 1970.

more than 2 years ago
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The Strange Birth and Long Life of Unix

CmdrPony Re:No support, no bug fixes (293 comments)

I also prefer it as desktop OS, and not just for games. I use Linux on servers because that's where it shines best, but Linux in general either doesn't have the desktop programs I want or they're poor options. Like for example I love PHPEdit for editing php files, like I do with Visual Studio for .NET programs. Linux lacks compared to those, especially if you want to develop with C# or any other sane higher level language or for Windows. Another case is photo editing. There's both Photoshop and Paint Shop Pro along with several video editing programs and website designing programs like Artisteer. Those don't support Linux and there just isn't anything equivalent. Linux totally lacks on software catalog side of things. There just isn't any programs available.

more than 2 years ago
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The Strange Birth and Long Life of Unix

CmdrPony Re:No support, no bug fixes (293 comments)

Now that's a good support cycle, almost 10 years. How long Firefox has? At most a few months, but seeing their recent release cycle it looks like two weeks.

more than 2 years ago
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The Strange Birth and Long Life of Unix

CmdrPony No support, no bug fixes (293 comments)

This is also why many people prefer Windows and Mac OSX. They want support and bug fixes.

more than 2 years ago
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Researchers Find Big Leaks In Pre-installed Android Apps

CmdrPony Re:facepalm (136 comments)

Wait, what now? So when it's about Android vulnerabilities it's "Faceplam. This just in: complex software has security vulnerabilities." and when it's about Windows vulnerabilities, Gates should get a death sentence and we should bomb half the planet to kill every human being has ever even touched Windows?

more than 2 years ago
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Napster Being Shut Down

CmdrPony Re:Without Napster we'd still be buying all CD's (213 comments)

What about if I don't sell it, but give it away for free? I don't profit from it. Yet, I don't give away the source code like I'm supposed to. But as I donated directly to some Linux coders, that it makes it ok right?

more than 2 years ago
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Napster Being Shut Down

CmdrPony Re:Without Napster we'd still be buying all CD's (213 comments)

Should we do the same with DRM software?

If we go that route, then I could take Ubuntu and wrap it up in proprietary code. After that I donate to some Linux programmers who worked on some small part of it ("but Canonical just steals from the poor coders!") and it's justified!

Of course we can forget about the other people who worked on Ubuntu, just like we can forget about the other people who made that artists album happen.

more than 2 years ago
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Chrome Becoming World's Second Most Popular Web Browser

CmdrPony Re:And still... (511 comments)

Actually, Firefox is the only one losing now. Even IE is just slightly gaining users.

more than 2 years ago
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Web Usage-Based Billing On Its Way

CmdrPony Re:Municipal broadband is on its way, then (397 comments)

Sadly, I don't think they will. That's always a good dream, but casual people will be okay with all this if it means they can continue watching their favorite TV shows, movies and listen to music. You really think they're going to drop watching their TV shows just because some heavy downloaders get billed more?

more than 2 years ago
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GamePro Shutting Down After 22 Years

CmdrPony Re:Most popular services survive (91 comments)

Not everyone is from US. We had our own magazines in our own language back when I was a kid. There was english PC Gamer too, but for obvious reasons it wasn't as popular. I don't really remember other english magazines that they sold, but there wasn't many.

I stopped ordering and reading them when internet became more mainstream and I guess so did many other people, as the magazines first changed to console-only and later just stopped making paper version.

more than 2 years ago
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GamePro Shutting Down After 22 Years

CmdrPony Re:By Slashdot standards, Reddit's crap looks savo (91 comments)

It forces you to get to the point and not jabber endlessly. Learning to write in a way that is simple, short and well understood is important skill too. I can't stand people post walls of text, even if it would be interesting or intellect text. Whenever Slashdot shows that "Read the rest of this comment..." in bottom of a comment I

more than 2 years ago
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Italian Court Rules Web Editors Not Responsible For Comments

CmdrPony Re:Sadly (72 comments)

The poster? Just that it doesn't show your details on the page doesn't mean it makes you invulnerable to prosecution if you break the law. Even Slashdot saves the ip addresses of commenters and if you post something that breaks the law and police comes asking about it, they have to hand out the details. That is not going to ever change either.

more than 2 years ago

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Apple's Siri Cracked

CmdrPony CmdrPony writes  |  more than 2 years ago

CmdrPony (2505686) writes "The iPhone design/development house Applidium claims to have cracked open Siri and taken a look at its inner workings. They used a fake Siri server to catch all the HTTPS requests and forwarded their own to Siri servers. After a while, they managed to get a response using their laptop, and it included what Siri had heard and how sure it was about each word. All requests made to Siri still need an unique ID that is embedded in iPhone 4S phones, but theorically Siri could be used on any device, including Android phones and computers."
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