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

DVega Re: Parallax. (425 comments)

If you get your lens closer enough of the phone to hide the camera you will get a fisheye view because now the lens is much closer to the center of the phone than the edges. You could correct this by post-processing the photo, but in the end you are still doing tricks in other to hide the camera

about 4 months ago

Firefox 29: Redesign

DVega Re: All lies (688 comments)

Firefox changed "A" to "X", and instead of saying: "A" was better because all these reasons, you are saying: Where is my "A"? How can I restore "A" again? These are not valid objections.

about 9 months ago

Blood of World's Oldest Woman Hints At Limits of Life

DVega Re:Strange conclusion (333 comments)

A few centuries ago, we could have concluded that there is an absolute limit to human life span because at some point someone can't eat anymore while he lost all his teeth.

Do you know about soup?

about 9 months ago

MtGox Files For Bankruptcy Protection

DVega Cryptocurrency too useful to disappear (465 comments)

One way to evaluate the value of any given currency is to look at its usefulness.

Paul Krugman, a critic of Bicoin, said:

Gold’s value comes in part because it has nonmonetary uses, such as filling teeth and making jewelry; paper currencies have value because they’re backed by the power of the state, which defines them as legal tender and accepts them as payment for taxes. Bitcoins, however, derive their value, if any, purely from self-fulfilling prophecy...

But what Mr. Krugman doesn't realize is that cryptocurrencies offer a unique advantage over other kind of payments. Instant, unblockable, long distant, anonymous money transfers. No other currency or payment method allows that.

Let's see some possible uses:

  • You are a gay man in Uganda. You want to make a donation to an organization defending homosexual rights without disclosing your sexual preferences to the government.
  • Some whistleblower revealed some corrupt/shade practices about your government. The government immediately blocks any financial money transfers to that site
  • You want to buy any service or intangible asset (eg. porn, software, data) without the transaction recorded in your credit card and without revealing your identity

For the first time it is now possible to do these things. And these things are too valuable to disappear. Cryptocurrencies are here to stay.

about a year ago

FileZilla Has an Evil Twin That Steals FTP Logins

DVega Re: people still use FTP? (197 comments)

SSH will not help here. A modified SSH client (eg. WinSCP) could do exactly the same. It can even steal your private keys.

1 year,4 days

If Java Is Dying, It Sure Looks Awfully Healthy

DVega Re: Wake me up... (577 comments)

It has an unsigned 16 bits integer. It is called "char"

about a year ago

Activists Angry After Apple Axes Anti-Firewall App

DVega Corporations have no morals, but we have. (196 comments)

Corporations have no morals. But then it is the responsibility of us, the customer, to reward (with our wallet) corporations/CEOs that are noble, and punish the ones that are evil. For these actions to be successful a great number of customers must behave this way. To get many behaving this way we need to announce/advertise these kind of actions taken by corporations. This is the main purpose of articles like this. So, if by saying that Tim Cook is "evil", we will help, in the long run, to make corporations more charitable and decent, then I am very fine with that

about a year ago

Technologies Like Google's Self-Driving Car: Destroying Jobs?

DVega In other news... (736 comments)

Escalators and automatic elevators are destroying elevator operator jobs

about a year and a half ago

Anonymous Leaks 1M Apple Device UDIDs

DVega Re:My Reaction (282 comments)

When the IQ tests were created, they did not evaluate every single individual, just a small sample. So it is fair to say that the average IQ of the population is near 100, but not exactly 100.

more than 2 years ago

California Wants Genetically Modified Foods To Be Labelled

DVega Re:Land of the Free (559 comments)

The rational decision is to eat the food we have been eating for millennia and leave the experiment to the progressive guys like you who think corporations are acting in people's best interest.

Good luck finding in the supermarket any food that have been eated for milennia. All food have been modified during the centuries trough mutations and selective breeding. If you happen to find a supermarket that sells this kind of food, I hope you enjoy your bananas

Given the consequences of eating bad food, it's like knowing whether the piano teacher of your daughter is a sex offender with tastes for younger people.

We don't know any GMO was harmfull to humans. I would say that putting GMO label on food, is like putting a "possible sex-offender" label to the piano teacher, because he has a cousin who is suspected to be a sex offender.

Come on guys! We are suppossed to be nerds pro-science and technology. Puttng a fear mongering label on foods is not logical. If you are worried about Monsanto Glyphosate herbicides, then put a label that says if that herbicide was used or not. This is not related to GMO foods. It is just another case of herbicides and pesticides.

GMOs have saved many lives, by producing cheaper medicines (like insuline) and increassing supplies of food. If we think regulations for approval of GMO foods are not strong enough, then push for legislating tighter rules.

By putting a GMO label on foods you can make the same informed decision as if the food had a label saying that the president of the company is Taurus.

more than 2 years ago

California Wants Genetically Modified Foods To Be Labelled

DVega Re:Land of the Free (559 comments)

What an informed or rational decision can a consumer make with a GM label in foods? If there ere any scientific prove these foods may be dangerous, they would be prohibited by governments.

What's next? Putting "GAY" and "JEW" labels in people so we can make an informed decisions who we relate to?

I do not like Monsanto procedures and patents either, but this not make me support irrational legislation.

more than 2 years ago

App Developer: Android Designed For Piracy

DVega Can some mobile developer enlighten me? (596 comments)

I usually hear some critics about Android. Mostly in 2 areas. 1) Fragmentation. Both in device hardware, and OS versions. It is difficult to develop for Android because there are too many variants 2) Piracy. Android is too open. It is too easy to pirate software on Android.

How is this different from the PC software market? There were many companies who succeed in the PC software market facing the same problems. From Microsoft, Adobe, Steam, and many small independent developers. Like Humble Indie Bundle and more.

more than 2 years ago

National "Do Not Kill Registry" Launched In Response To Drone Kill List

DVega Re:Yeah, so what? (484 comments)

I've never understood this concept, that moral rights only apply to American citizens. May be I am not smart enough to grasp the idea.

It seems to be Ok to kill any non-american without due process or self-defense. Even to kill anyone including (or around) his family/kids. It seems also fine to detain and torture foreigners for an undetermined amount of time as long it is done outside USA soil.

Can someone explain it to me? Does it mean, for example, that I can own a slave, as long is not American?

more than 2 years ago

Monsanto May Have To Repay 10 Years of GM Soya Royalties In Brazil

DVega Sterile seed!!?? (377 comments)

Monsanto designed these seeds to be sterile, ...

I can't believe this post was moderated "Informative".

The seed are not sterile! Are perfect fertile seeds Else they would be useless.

Why farmer will buy sterile seed? Why Monsanto will prosecute farmers who re-used his sterile seeds without paying royalties?

more than 2 years ago

Meebo Discontinuing All Services Except for Meebo Bar

DVega IM+ (121 comments)

IM+ and IM+ Pro

more than 2 years ago

Oracle Not Satisfied With Potential $150,000; Goes Against Judge's Warning

DVega Re:U.S. court systems (234 comments)

Not only simple and small. The author of both copies is the same person: Josh Bloch. He wrote the original lines while working for Sun, and repeated the same code while working for Google. So, according the law, Josh Bloch plagiarized himself

more than 2 years ago



DVega DVega writes  |  more than 8 years ago

DVega (211997) writes "Due to increasing legal costs, murder suspect Hans Reiser, is seeking to sell his company. His lawyer William DuBois said he is running out of money to pay for his defense. And added "This is a unique opportunity for someone to buy the company for pennies on the dollar. We welcome all vultures." This is a good opportunity to own a filesystem and rename after your own."


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