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NSA Cracked Into Encrypted UN Video Conferences

DMoylan Re:You don't know shit. (427 comments)

what happened in 85? run out of bullets or something?

about a year ago

Never Mind the Epidemic, Who Gets Patent Rights For the Cure?

DMoylan Re:Just make patents full ownership (135 comments)

they'll just blame people making illegal copies and sue their next of kin :-)

about a year and a half ago

Microsoft Working With Suppliers on Designs for Watch-Like Device

DMoylan Re:A smart watch? (260 comments)

when squashed on public transport for a few hours a day and not enough space to take out a large phone? as a watch a flick could change the page while still holding onto a handrest.

also a way to communicate with said device via morse would be nice. niche but nice.

about a year and a half ago

Microsoft Working With Suppliers on Designs for Watch-Like Device

DMoylan Re:A smart watch? (260 comments)

my palms had 160x160 pixels and i read ebooks on them fine. played simcity and other games.

instead of a wrist watch maybe they could aim at a 21st century pocket watch. smaller than a phone aimed to sit in palm of hand. make it small enough and you could add a wrist strap like the early wrist watches

about a year and a half ago

New Sony Patent Blocks Second-hand Games

DMoylan Re:It's Sony... (344 comments)

in the same way the tobacco industry needed to recruit new young smokers to replace those killed by their products sony needs to replace those that are driven away by restricted hardware.

the kids and parents that buy the ps3 are those that haven't experienced the lockouts and restrictions enough to realise there are better companies to support.

on the plus side sony stores around dublin seem to be closing and their sales are slumping so maybe the message is filtering down.

about 2 years ago

Free Wi-Fi Coming To Japanese Vending Machines

DMoylan Re:Excellent Idea (81 comments)

screw that. it could reduce the repair costs on vending machines when if the machine is attacked for swallowing money it turns off the wifi (a pinball tilt switch should do). angry nerds will rush to defend the vending machine to get their wifi back.

more than 2 years ago

Samsung Tablet Ban Lifted For Most of EU

DMoylan so good apple tried to ban it! (137 comments)

so good apple tried to ban it!

you can't buy advertising that good!

disclaimer-very happy with the 7" tab

more than 3 years ago

Google Running 900,000 Servers

DMoylan Re:Real Question (127 comments)

many ...

yeah i'm trollin' :-)

more than 3 years ago

Test Driving GNU Hurd, With Benchmarks Against Linux

DMoylan Re:I guess it was inevitable... (335 comments)

video chat?

i was using video chat on a nokia n70n when they came out 2005-2006? worked fine on 3g with other nokia devices. even when i was surrounded by granite at my home location. only made a few test calls as video calls then and now hold no interest for me. always saw it as technology in search of a market that doesn't really exist.

more than 3 years ago

Hijacked Fox News Twitter Account Falsely Claims Obama Shot Dead

DMoylan Re:Why aren't they deleted yet? (290 comments)

because announcing that obama is alive and well and still running the us of a goes against everything they believe in? :-)

more than 3 years ago

English Teenager Invents a Better Doorbell

DMoylan Re:Overkill (363 comments)

well here in ireland a prepay sim can be picked up with no paperwork and i think 5 euros every six months will keep it active and in credit. so 10 euros a year to run it?

it would be nice with a wifi model running voip to your mobile though.

more than 3 years ago

Nokia Issues Profit Warning

DMoylan Re:Good lord, it isn't about Symbian at all. (158 comments)

problem was not symbian? would agree to that for the most part.

problem was 150 phones? disagree to that. they sell huge numbers of phones all over the world. different markets and different users have different requirements and i always could find something that fitted exactly what i wanted in their hardware range. better than the apple one size fits all policy.

i think their problem was the way they kept changing symbian so that addon software from one year would not work on next years phone. the platform while it didn't change much in look and feel changed enough so that every year i found i had to find new software to do what i was doing on last years phone. this pissed off developers who would often release only once or twice before abandoning the platform. in the time i had symbian devices i went through at least 4 different etext readers as the old software wouldn't work on the newer devices.

they never cared about creating a developer friendly platform. pity as it remains the only device i could write and run python software on. ase for android is getting better but is still not as good, yet.

just my 2c.

more than 3 years ago

Linus Renames 2.6.40 Kernel To Linux 3.0, Announces Release Candidate

DMoylan Re:If Linux kernels had microsoft names (378 comments)

huh i would have thought a microsoft kernel would be along the lines of;
ProfessionalEnterpriseKernel NoBugsHere SafeAsHouses ReallyExpensiveSoMustBeGood

more than 3 years ago

Carriers Delay Paying Japan's Texting Donations

DMoylan doing a father ted? (235 comments)

the money was just resting in my account.

more than 3 years ago

Richard Stallman: Cell Phones Are 'Stalin's Dream'

DMoylan Re:This is why few take Stallman seriously (792 comments)

we need people who are this uncompromising:

to quote gb shaw;The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man.

we need more like him. as crazy as they may seem.

more than 3 years ago


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