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Ask Slashdot: Linux-Friendly Desktop x86 Motherboard Manufacturers?

F.Ultra Re:Sensationalism? (212 comments)

Asus might say that but they still allow updates via their built in EasyFlash2 utility that can read the firmware file from either a USB-drive or from the attatched disks. I myself always put the firmware file in /boot/efi/ and from there it's quite easilly reachable from within the UEFI itself.

5 hours ago
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Your Phone Can Be Snooped On Using Its Gyroscope

F.Ultra Re:The paper says... (96 comments)

And we really need "Kalman filters" on our phones? And there is no way in hell that one could filter out the noise level produced by audio (which must be extremely low) and still give enough resolution for the Kalman filter ?

about two weeks ago
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Your Phone Can Be Snooped On Using Its Gyroscope

F.Ultra Re:The paper says... (96 comments)

Something tells me that this could quite easily be fixed by filtering out "noise" from the gyroscopes before presenting it to apps. There can hardly be a use case for this finegrained details from the gyro except this one of course.

about two weeks ago
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The Man Responsible For Pop-Up Ads On Building a Better Web

F.Ultra Re:No they weren't (135 comments)

They? He worked for Tripod.com, they where a web hosting company. The car company bought ads to be shown on the sites that Tripod.com hosted. Removing that particular ad might have been a working solution but he just brought up the one case that made them rethink how they placed ads on their hosted sites, not that they _had_ to use popups due to this very car ad.

about three weeks ago
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The Man Responsible For Pop-Up Ads On Building a Better Web

F.Ultra Re:Wouldnt be the first time (135 comments)

No it simply means that he is aiming for a position at Apple.

about three weeks ago
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The Man Responsible For Pop-Up Ads On Building a Better Web

F.Ultra Re:Wrong protocol for you, you want nntp (135 comments)

Well you asked for the site, and the site is funded by ads so in some sort of way you did ask for the ads.

about three weeks ago
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The Man Responsible For Pop-Up Ads On Building a Better Web

F.Ultra Re:Not sure I believe him... (135 comments)

Why is an intent to get funded not "good" ?

about three weeks ago
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Verizon Throttles Data To "Provide Incentive To Limit Usage"

F.Ultra Re:Sell BandWIDTH not data (316 comments)

Because they want to fool you into thinking that you have bought an unlimited 100Gbps, just as long as you don't plan to actually use it.

about a month ago
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Least Secure Cars Revealed At Black Hat

F.Ultra Re:Bullshit. (140 comments)

All thing's considered, this all just goes to reinforce my dream of owning a mint condition 1965 Plymouth Barracuda.

And chasing down the tall man!

about a month ago
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Least Secure Cars Revealed At Black Hat

F.Ultra Re:High speed car chase on "Cops" (140 comments)

In my country high speed chases in cities or highly populated areas are prohibited due to the high risk of collateral damage. It's far better to let the car thieves get away than to kill some innocent bystanders.

about a month ago
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Suddenly Visible: Illicit Drugs As Part of Silicon Valley Culture

F.Ultra Re:The only good thing (511 comments)

That's not the ones I'm referring to. A small percentage of the populous have a genetic disposition to be alcoholics without needing large amounts of alcohol. Not that a single glass of wine once in their life triggers the sickness but it's not far from it either, i.e "love at first sight" so to speak.

about a month ago
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Suddenly Visible: Illicit Drugs As Part of Silicon Valley Culture

F.Ultra Re:The only good thing (511 comments)

Well you can use Heroin and not be addicted also, yes the chance or probably magnitudes higher but still. Also according to some studies, once addicted, alcohol seams to be one really ugly mother: http://www.webmd.com/mental-he...

about a month ago
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Suddenly Visible: Illicit Drugs As Part of Silicon Valley Culture

F.Ultra Re:The only good thing (511 comments)

smoke or drink excessively

I hope that you understand that you can get lung cancer and be an alcoholic from moderate smoking and driking right? Excessive drinking can increase the risk of beeing an alcoholic but it is by no means a necessity.

And as a side note, do you believe that people who started using drugs did so in order to be addicted to it? Or could there be a whole world of other reasons why they did that?

about a month ago
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Suddenly Visible: Illicit Drugs As Part of Silicon Valley Culture

F.Ultra Re:The only good thing (511 comments)

+1

about a month ago
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Suddenly Visible: Illicit Drugs As Part of Silicon Valley Culture

F.Ultra Re:Ban caffeine! (511 comments)

+1 That these people use Red Bull is just an indicator that that worked for them. If it hadn't worked or there was no Red Bull then they would go straight to the Cocaine.However gateway drugs exists and it's name is alcohol, it's the number one intoxant that get people to try insane stuff when under it's spell.

about a month ago
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Microsoft Runs Out of US Address Space For Azure, Taps Its Global IPv4 Stock

F.Ultra Re:Not sure what they mean... (250 comments)

If you called MS support you will think that you live in India.

about 3 months ago
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Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment

F.Ultra Re:Militia, then vs now (1633 comments)

Could it thus be argued that the intention never was for the US to have a standing Army capable of invading other countries but instead a militia of the people that could be assembled if and when it was necessary (due to foreign countries trying to invade the US) ?

about 5 months ago
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How Does Heartbleed Alter the 'Open Source Is Safer' Discussion?

F.Ultra Re:Original premise is false (582 comments)

No the bug was found because some one was looking at the code. In fact it was a company developing a static code analyzer that used the available source of OpenSSL to test their analyzer that found it, interestingly enough also a Security Engineer from Google found it at roughly the same time. So yes it was found exactly because people where looking at the sources.

Had this been close source then none of the above would have found it.

about 5 months ago

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