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Mozilla Plans Major Design Overhaul With Firefox 25 Release In October

CyberDragon777 Re:Booo, hissss (250 comments)

I like having a forward/back dropdown so that I can see where I am in my back/forward history and select how far forward or back to go next. I had to install the addon Backward/Forward History Dropdown 0.2.4 to get this functionality back.

You can right-click, or left-click and drag down on the back/forward arrows to bring up the history.
(In case you didn't know and are not just using the addon because of preference.)

about a year ago

Business Cards the Latest Internet Casualty

CyberDragon777 Re:Business cards aren't going anywhere (243 comments)

The problem I have with QR is the information IS NOT encoded in the code itself. Instead, a QR code is a pointer to some other (commercial) entity that is holding the information hostage, usually for a fee. So yes, you can have your own personal QR code - except you have to pay someone to hold the information for you. How about a 2D bar code that actually has the information in it and is directly readable? This can easily be done, it just isn't because QR is a really great business opportunity for the QR code vendor.

Umm, what?

The QR code simply contains data. Text, URL, image, vCard, email address, whatever. Where did you get this " QR code vendor" thing from?

I would also say that you have no idea what you are getting with a QR code. With a business card and a scanner you know what you are getting and it is all useful information.

You know exactly what you are getting since the QR code reader software displays it.

Did you ever actually use a QR code or are you just repeating some bullshit you read on the internet?

more than 2 years ago

$350 Hardware Cracks HDMI Copy Protection

CyberDragon777 Re:Am I missing something. (161 comments)

That's not how it works in practice. The TV doesn't have a specific chip for decoding HDCP.

This $8 chip disagrees with you.
Load it up with some keys and you get the unencrypted audio/video stream on the output pins.

more than 2 years ago

Windows 8 To Reduce Memory Footprint

CyberDragon777 Re:About friggin' time... (306 comments)

In Windows 7:
1. Open the Task Manager by pressing Ctrl-Shift-Esc
2. Select the Performance tab
3. Check the Memory and Physical Memory sections.

4. Bonus: Click the Resource Monitor button and select the Memory tab to get a nice colored bar graph with mouseover tooltip explanations.

more than 2 years ago

Europeans Needed To Create Broadband Performance Measure

CyberDragon777 Re:Creeeps (47 comments)

You would expect average people to configure SNMP on their routers?
Plugging in two cables seems more user-friendly.

I bet it is hard enough to find participants to this study already.

more than 2 years ago

Europeans Needed To Create Broadband Performance Measure

CyberDragon777 Re:Creeeps (47 comments)

OK, Mr. Coward, how would YOU implement a way for the box to detect when the line is idle so that speed measurements can be made without interference from other network traffic?

more than 2 years ago

Apple Finally Removes DigiNotar Certs In Safari

CyberDragon777 Re:Pointless Apple-bashing (149 comments)

The current supported versions are 3.6.22 and 6.0.2

about 3 years ago

Microsoft Training May Have Helped Tunisian Regime To Spy On Citizens

CyberDragon777 Re:Maybe it's more than that; it's their CA (129 comments)

There is nothing "fishy" about it, Firefox just doesn't include the issuing CA in its certificate store.

Unlike Chrome (and obviously IE), Mozilla software doesn't use the certs supplied with Windows.

about 3 years ago

Dutch Government Revokes Diginotar Certificates

CyberDragon777 Re:Untrust Diginotar (78 comments)

If it is revoked, you get a "sec_error_revoked_certificate" error.

If it isn't, the page loads normally.

about 3 years ago

Dutch Government Revokes Diginotar Certificates

CyberDragon777 Re:Untrust Diginotar (78 comments)

Mozilla already released updates to Firefox (3.6.21 and 6.0.1) to distrusts all DigiNotar certificates.

Test here:

Firefox: sec_error_revoked_certificate

about 3 years ago

Windows 8 Desktop 'Just Another App'?

CyberDragon777 Re:But (375 comments)

Isn't this just disabling the auto-load of explorer.exe

No. Explorer.exe is a lot more integrated into the OS.

This is more like giving you a phone OS in which the desktop OS is an app.

Open the task manager and kill explorer.exe

You lose the desktop icons, the taskbar and any open Explorer/Control Panel windows, but the OS keeps on working, you can switch between open programs with Alt-Tab and open new programs from the task manager.
Explorer.exe is only a few UI parts, I can imagine that Win8 wil load/unload it on demand, when an "old style" program is started or the user wants to switch to the "regular" desktop.

When done with this experiment just start explorer.exe again and everything is back to normal.

(Tested on Windows 7)

about 3 years ago

Anonymous Claims Responsibility For WikiLeaks Attack

CyberDragon777 Re:This Doesn't Make Sense (183 comments)

Also, 4chan is basically the birthplace of Anonymous... Why would they attack it?

For the lulz.

about 3 years ago

UCLA Develops Stretchable OLED Display

CyberDragon777 Re:The title lies! (39 comments)

It is a 1x1 pixel resolution 1 bit color display with variable aspect ratio.

about 3 years ago

Australian 'Electronic Pigeon Hole' Could Replace Gov't Snail Mail

CyberDragon777 Re:That was late... (116 comments)

Not a Dane either, but according to this it is a real one-time pad with 148 codes. When they are used up a new card is snail-mailed. Apparently the card will be replaced by a hardware authenticator eventually.

more than 3 years ago

The FCC Says ISPs Aren't Hitting Advertised Speeds

CyberDragon777 Re:"Speeds up to ten megabits per second..." (228 comments)

In my experience people think their connection is slower because browsers display download speed as kiloBYTES/sec.

It is really "fun" when both the prefix and the unit are ambiguous.

AFAIK HDDs were originally measured by how many 8-bit ASCII characters they could store. So a 1 MB drive was advertised as "able to store 1 million characters".

more than 3 years ago



Ubuntu will switch to base10 units in next release

CyberDragon777 CyberDragon777 writes  |  more than 4 years ago

CyberDragon777 writes "Ubuntu's future 10.10 operating system is going to make a small, but contentious change to how file sizes are represented. Like most other operating systems using binary prefixes, Ubuntu currently represents 1 kB (kilobyte) as 1024 bytes (base-2). But starting with 10.10, a switch to SI prefixes (base-10) will denote 1 kB as 1000 bytes, 1 MB as 1000 kB, 1 GB as 1000 MB, and so on."
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Steve Wozniak Prius issues: A case of PEBKAC?

CyberDragon777 CyberDragon777 writes  |  more than 4 years ago

CyberDragon777 writes "Steve Wozniak recently claimed that his Toyota Prius suffered from a "scary acceleration problem" and that he was convinced that this was a software issue. Now it turns out the whole thing was a "hoax" according to him, with the media putting words in his mouth. Wolf Blitzer(TM)s show on CNN (transcript of the video available here).
Like many commenters wrote before, the "problem" is probably caused by the Dynamic Laser Cruise Control feature, which doesn't let the car accelerate to the set speed as long as there is an obstacle (like a slower car) in the way. Does this mean that Steve didn't RTFM?"

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