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Prominent GitHub Engineer Julie Ann Horvath Quits Citing Harrassment

EthanV2 Re:Time to fork Git? (710 comments)

GitHub relies on Git, not the other way around. There is nothing stopping you (apart from technical expertise) from starting your own GitHub clone.

about 6 months ago
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Australia and NSA Gain Comprehensive Access To Indonesian Phone System

EthanV2 Re:It just did! (133 comments)

I got the same error when trying to sign up, but the second attempt went through. I also keep getting "No data received" errors at random times when browsing, but hopefully it's going to become more stable as time goes on.

about 7 months ago
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New 25-GPU Monster Devours Strong Passwords In Minutes

EthanV2 Will it scale? (330 comments)

If he's able to attain numbers like this with four machines, how will it perform as a cluster of eight? Or sixteen?

about 2 years ago
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UK ISPs Asked To Block More File-sharing Websites

EthanV2 Re:70's porn music? (89 comments)

That's Phonographic

about 2 years ago
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UK ISPs Asked To Block More File-sharing Websites

EthanV2 So it begins (89 comments)

Imagine if you will, a country where any company or group can have any website blocked because they don agree with the content.

Better start setting up some fast VPNs, guys, because it won't be long before this gets out of hand.

about 2 years ago
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Injured Bald Eagle Gets New 3-D Printed Beak

EthanV2 Just when I thought (103 comments)

That 3D printing couldnt get any more awesome, something like this comes out of nowhere an proves that, yes, it can! What implications does this hold for humans?aube we could get 3D printe false teeth with A faster turn-around than current moulding techniques.

about 2 years ago
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iOS 6 Beta 3 Jailbroken Already

EthanV2 Re:Why Jailbreak? (68 comments)

Because some people don't want to pay for apps? That's the only reason I can think of. All of those people saying they have done it for 'stability reasons' are talking out of their asses. I moved from an Android phone to an iPhone, and I have never regretted it. You guys may use the "It just works" slogan mockingly, but it's true. I've had my iPhone for three months now, and I haven't needed to reboot it once (after all of the first-time installation stuff). Mean-while, during the two years I had my Android device, I had countless issues with it. Some of the problems, admittedly, were hardware issues, but a large number of them were software issues.

more than 2 years ago
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New Modeling Algorithms Bring More Detail to Google Earth's 3-D World

EthanV2 Simulator (64 comments)

Now someone needs to make a driving simulator based on this technology. Imagine, being able to play GTA in your own town or city!

more than 2 years ago
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Timothy Lord Looks at Gas and Electric Smart Cars (Video)

EthanV2 Re:I get the feeling... (66 comments)

Only in this case, "Smart" is the name of a company who makes cars.

more than 2 years ago
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Vizio Plans To Undercut The Market For All-In-One PCs

EthanV2 Re:Yeah but still. (268 comments)

How about blowing the dust off that wallet and getting the little lady something newer?

Typical Apple user, once something is s few years old, replace it. What's the point in replacing something if it still works fine, don't you people realise how wasteful you are?

more than 2 years ago
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Oracle Demos New SPARC T4 Processor

EthanV2 Re:Does that make any sense? (127 comments)

No, I don't think they won't ever succeed.

Sooo... You think that they will succeed?

more than 2 years ago
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Microsoft Curbs Wi-Fi Location Database

EthanV2 Dumbed down (69 comments)

Seriously, why are posters putting up such dumbed down summaries. First the article about networking LEDs, now this crap "Every Wi-Fi device has a unique I'D, somtimes called a MAC address" This is slashdot, I'd hope most of us know what a MAC address is.

more than 3 years ago
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Microsoft TouchStudio Uses Phone To Program Phone

EthanV2 Re:iPhone SDK comparison (162 comments)

But this will provide a way for end users to write code on their phone without having to void their warranty.

more than 3 years ago
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Microsoft TouchStudio Uses Phone To Program Phone

EthanV2 Re:iPhone SDK comparison (162 comments)

But that's jailbroken, not stock iPhone, so it doesn't count. Seriously I wish people would stop comparing jailbroke iPhone to stock Android, Windows and other phones, It's a stupid, unfair comparison.

more than 3 years ago
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HTML 5 As a Viable Alternative To Flash?

EthanV2 Re:My Kingdom for a Datagrid Element! (541 comments)

When's the last time you laid out a site without a table element on every page?

I don't know about anyone else, but when I design website layout I try to avoid tables unless I really have to, like for displaying data correctly. For all of my design work, I use CSS and div tags, it's much easier to maintain and much more customisable.

more than 5 years ago
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Mac OS X Users Vulnerable To Major Java Flaw

EthanV2 Re:Java and not javascript (306 comments)

Though I'm not sure why this whole discussion is under the title "Mac OS X users vulnerable..." when as the submission says the issue affects everybody. Other than to start yet amother boring FUD/flamebait war, of course.

Maybe it's because everybody else has patched it

FruitWorm writes in with word of a vulnerability in Java that has been patched by everyone but Apple.

more than 5 years ago
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Vista Post-SP2 Is the Safest OS On the Planet

EthanV2 Re:I have a feeling.... (1010 comments)

The second best is to remove all network connections.

Hackers can attack through the power line now? Great Scott!

more than 5 years ago
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ISP Capping Is Becoming the New DRM

EthanV2 Nope... (395 comments)

I'm pretty sure that DRM is still the same old DRM.

more than 5 years ago
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Using Linux To Make a Slow, Awful WAN Connection

EthanV2 Re:Lol. (110 comments)

It's funny how the post mocking Linux gets modded Flamebait, yet the post mocking Windows gets (Score:5, Funny)

more than 5 years ago

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BlackBerry's square-screened phone to free us from our "rectangular world"

EthanV2 EthanV2 writes  |  about 2 months ago

EthanV2 (1211444) writes "Most smartphones produced in 2014 will follow a certain design playbook: rectangular screen, a few buttons around the edges, and just enough thickness to house the internals and the requisite battery. One could argue that this is the idealized design for a touchscreen phone, arrived at after years of research and development and even more years of booming sales. BlackBerry would argue that all phones look like this because innovation is dead."
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Bradley Manning gets 35 years in prison

EthanV2 EthanV2 writes  |  1 year,25 days

EthanV2 (1211444) writes "US Army Pfc. Bradley Manning was sentenced to 35 years in a military prison this morning after being convicted of 20 counts related to his leaking classified documents to WikiLeaks, which consisted mostly of diplomatic cables. (He escaped conviction on the most serious charge of "aiding the enemy.") In addition, he will also forfeit all of his pay and allowances, have his rank reduced to private, and be dishonorably discharged."
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Samsung Hits Apple With 20% Price Increase

EthanV2 EthanV2 writes  |  about 2 years ago

EthanV2 (1211444) writes "The Wall Street Journal cites a report which quotes a "person familiar with negotiations between the two tech giants", apparently confirming this special price hike for Apple. The source said: "Samsung Electronics recently asked Apple for a significant price raise in (the mobile processor known as) application processor. "Apple first disapproved it, but finding no replacement supplier, it accepted the [increase].""
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PlayStation Network user data stolen

EthanV2 EthanV2 writes  |  more than 3 years ago

EthanV2 (1211444) writes "In his latest report on the situation, Sony senior director corporate communications and social media Patrick Seybold revealed the sobering truth that user data had indeed been compromised. The following email will be going out to all PlayStation Network subscribers:

We have discovered that between April 17 and April 19, 2011, certain PlayStation Network and Qriocity service user account information was compromised in connection with an illegal and unauthorized intrusion into our network."

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T-Mobile and Orange in UK merger

EthanV2 EthanV2 writes  |  about 5 years ago

EthanV2 (1211444) writes "T-Mobile and Orange plan to merge their UK businesses, creating a mobile phone giant with 28.4 million customers. If completed, a deal between Deutsche Telekom's T-Mobile and Orange owner France Telecom would see a firm with sales of 9.4bn euros (£8.2bn; $13.5bn)."
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VirginMedia re-directing invalid URLs

EthanV2 EthanV2 writes  |  about 5 years ago

EthanV2 writes "It seems that VirginMedia in the UK has started redirecting invalid URLs to their own search page, which we have seen happen to several ISPs in the US in the last year. It's quite strange since I've only noticed it now (1AM in the UK), so they seem to have rolled this out at a time that not many people are online. Perhaps to make sure no one notices?"
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Easily Splitting Water into Oxygen and Hydrogen

EthanV2 EthanV2 writes  |  more than 5 years ago

EthanV2 writes "In what some are calling a major breakthrough for renewable energy, MIT chemists Daniel Nocera and Matthew Kanan discover a new catalyst that speeds up the splitting of water into oxygen and hydrogen. The discovery may heighten interest in pollution-free fuel cell vehicles, which generate energy by combining hydrogen and oxygen chemically, emitting only water. The catalyst, made from cheap materials and working in ordinary water, may also make it easier to convert sunlight into chemical fuels, storing solar energy in much the way plants do."
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Google SearchWiki goes live

EthanV2 EthanV2 writes  |  more than 5 years ago

EthanV2 (1211444) writes "Have you ever wanted to mark up Google search results? Maybe you're an avid hiker and the trail map site you always go to is in the 4th or 5th position and you want to move it to the top. Or perhaps it's not there at all and you'd like to add it. Or maybe you'd like to add some notes about what you found on that site and why you thought it was useful. Starting today you can do all this and tailor Google search results to best meet your needs."
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