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Bash To Require Further Patching, As More Shellshock Holes Found

F.Ultra Re:this is why... (317 comments)

or Debian and Ubuntu where /bin/sh is Dash and not Bash!

yesterday
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DMCA Claim Over GPL Non-Compliance Shuts Off Minecraft Plug-Ins

F.Ultra Re: What the heck? (354 comments)

How do you seriously consider that any form of copyright would dictate what people upstreams from you can do with their own code? Seriously!

about three weeks ago
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DMCA Claim Over GPL Non-Compliance Shuts Off Minecraft Plug-Ins

F.Ultra Re: What the heck? (354 comments)

So Bukkit is licenses with something else than the GPL? Because there is nothing in the GPL that forbids you from linking with propietary code like the Minecraft Server, it can only be applied to code that links with the GPL:d data, not the other way around.

about three weeks ago
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DMCA Claim Over GPL Non-Compliance Shuts Off Minecraft Plug-Ins

F.Ultra Re: What the heck? (354 comments)

So is this some failed attempt from Wolfe to open source the MInecraft server by somehow implying that Bukkit and and CraftBukkit can not be legally distributed unless Mojang relicenses Minecraft Server?

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Linux-Friendly Desktop x86 Motherboard Manufacturers?

F.Ultra Re:Sensationalism? (294 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.

about a month 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 a month 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 a month 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 a month and a half 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 a month and a half 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 a month and a half 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 a month and a half 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months ago

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