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Apple Edits iPhone 6's Protruding Camera Out of Official Photos

Cramer Re:A protruding camera? Srsly? (403 comments)

And they often pay the price for it in court. (fraud and false advertising)

10 hours ago
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iOS 8 Review

Cramer Re:no wonder apple dropped 16GB machines (180 comments)

Because they can charge a 1000x markup for that extra flash. When a 64GB mcroSD card can be had for 20$, why should 64GB add hundreds to the cost of a phone? (greed)

10 hours ago
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Liquid Sponges Extract Hydrogen From Water

Cramer Re:Expensive? (113 comments)

Actually, the "improvement" in MPG is from capturing what would otherwise be wasted energy (idle, coasting, etc. ya' know, the things hybrid vehicles have been doing for a very long time.)

5 days ago
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Text While Driving In Long Island and Have Your Phone Disabled

Cramer Re:2nd phone (363 comments)

Right, because taking away a sliver of plastic will totally stop someone from driving. Just look at the stats for "driving without a license". Any technology put in the phone that can be selectively enabled (read: enabled by court order) can be disabled. And good luck getting Cyanogen to add that brain damage to the image. Plus, it's only the **DRIVER** who must be stopped; everyone else in the car is perfectly OK to text while in motion, but such technologies stop them too.

about a week ago
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Reported iCloud Hack Leaks Hundreds of Private Celebrity Photos

Cramer Re:Where are these photos? (336 comments)

No, but they do make it an absolute joy to supplant their will and use other applications. In short, unless you've put measurable effort into it (and if you're using a Mac, this is highly unlikely), you're logged in to iCloud, and using iPhoto and iTunes.

about two weeks ago
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Deputy Who Fatally Struck Cyclist While Answering Email Will Face No Charges

Cramer Re:From the linked article... (463 comments)

a) police radios are increasingly encrypted. the days of analog radios are long gone.
b) the "secure messaging" system records everything. misuse could lead to disciplinary action. (not that there's a staff of people looking over every email.)

about two weeks ago
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Deputy Who Fatally Struck Cyclist While Answering Email Will Face No Charges

Cramer Re:From the linked article... (463 comments)

Then part (e) needs to be removed or amended. There's a very good reason "texting while driving" is illegal pretty much everywhere: it's fucking dangerous. If he needed to respond "immediately" then he should've pulled the damned car over.

(Also note, in NC cops can be assholes and write you a ticket if the car is on but in park because you are still technically "operating" a vehicle.)

about two weeks ago
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Deputy Who Fatally Struck Cyclist While Answering Email Will Face No Charges

Cramer Re:pelvis (463 comments)

Some "experience" there. I'm not a hunter, and it's been decades since "hunter safety" in high school (required in NC)... You don't f'ing fire on things you cannot clearly see and identify. "I thought I saw a deer" should be what they carve in his tombstone.

about two weeks ago
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Project Zero Exploits 'Unexploitable' Glibc Bug

Cramer Re:Summary is completely exagerated (98 comments)

And to be perfectly fair, the issue hinges on glibc's completely idiotic insistence on free()ing everything at exit() instead of just f'ing exiting. The kernel knows exactly what to return to the free pool and does not depend on, or require, the application to return the memory it requested.

about three weeks ago
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Choose Your Side On the Linux Divide

Cramer Re:My opinion on the matter. (826 comments)

SysVinit doesn't have any way to restart services

Yes it does, and it always has. The problem is init didn't start cron. cron was started by a shell script that was started by a shell script that was a one-shot by init. If cron were a "respawn" task in the inittab, it would, indeed, restart it if it exited. (and disable it if it respawned too often.)

about three weeks ago
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Choose Your Side On the Linux Divide

Cramer Re:My opinion on the matter. (826 comments)

You could not be more wrong. While ntpd may not be installed by default, it's purpose is very much time synchronization with one or more servers, very rarely is it installed as a time source. I have it installed on hundreds of machines, only two of them are servers.

about three weeks ago
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Choose Your Side On the Linux Divide

Cramer Re:My opinion on the matter. (826 comments)

Scope? You've got to be smoking some good shit. As an init system, it's job is to start and stop (and monitor) applications/subsystems. NOT be those subsystems. Start syslog, not replace it. Start login, not replace it. Start ntp, not replace it.

SMF doesn't try to be anything else. And it doesn't 100% eliminate shell scripts -- though they aren't in /etc.

about three weeks ago
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Choose Your Side On the Linux Divide

Cramer Re:My opinion on the matter. (826 comments)

If I need SNTP support (or full NTP), I'll f'ing install software to handle it. I don't need my damned init system to carry that spare tire with it.

about three weeks ago
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Choose Your Side On the Linux Divide

Cramer Re:My opinion on the matter. (826 comments)

The real question is why didn't it stop. Of course, anyone looking at the code should've seen the obvious possible infinite loop.

about three weeks ago
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Choose Your Side On the Linux Divide

Cramer Re:My opinion on the matter. (826 comments)

Right. And systemd is going to make every distro in the universe use the exact same tools, in the exact same places, with the exact same filesystem layout, and the exact same configuration methods/languages/etc. HAH! No, major distros will continue to have their own ideas of how things should be done, and systemd will never stop that. The very minute systemd attempts to assert such control it will be dead. (it's a**hole creator will have long abandoned by then.)

about three weeks ago
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Choose Your Side On the Linux Divide

Cramer Re:My opinion on the matter. (826 comments)

If we can find a better way to do it, let's do it.

systemd is hands down, NOT a better way. It's a complicated, overgrown, bloated replacement for numerous systems that were not complicated, did exactly and only what they should, and did so efficiently with fairly simple, time tested code.

about three weeks ago
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The IPv4 Internet Hiccups

Cramer Re:Betteridge (248 comments)

IPv6 currently has fewer prefixes, but that won't always be the case, and it uses the same TCAM space as everything else. Giving IPv4 a little more space means taking it from something else -- by default that's IPv6 space.

about a month ago
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The IPv4 Internet Hiccups

Cramer Re:Betteridge (248 comments)

ABSOLUTELY FUCKING WRONG IPv6 addresses are 128bits with a 128bit mask. Every bit counts.

You have fallen to a classic blunder. Just because that bullshit SLAAC requires a 64bit prefix does NOT mean the whole damned world is 64+64. This idiot-assumption makes your entire product line completely useless; you have now bankrupt your company.

about a month ago

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