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Windows 10: Can Microsoft Get It Right This Time?

GuldKalle Re:Who cares? (489 comments)

You probably shouldn't. Do you ask that question for every piece of software that you don't use?

about two weeks ago
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How To Hijack Your Own Windows System With Bundled Downloads

GuldKalle Re:Application installers suck. (324 comments)

Are OSX application bundles able to auto-update themselves? If not, package repos (or app stores) have a serious advantage over application bundles.

about three weeks ago
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How Bitcoin Could Be Key To Online Voting

GuldKalle Re:Secret Ballot? (480 comments)

Now, the concern that an organization would force it's members to either hand over it's tokens, or allow the organization to review their votes could be real. But I would go out on a limb and guess that any organization to do so would have it's ass nailed against the wall by the AG so hard and fast that the need for a colostomy bag would be a moot point.

Hopefully you're right. But will you also be right in 20 years? 50? And if you aren't, will it be possible to revert to the old system by then?

about three weeks ago
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How Bitcoin Could Be Key To Online Voting

GuldKalle Re:Secret Ballot? (480 comments)

The problem is that you yourself can provide the token to, let's say, an employer forcing you to vote a certain way, an abusive spouse or someone who wants to buy your vote.
The current systems prevent that or make it hard to do in any systematic way. Even taking a picture of your ballot won't help, as you can always get it exchanged for a fresh one.

about three weeks ago
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Extra Leap Second To Be Added To Clocks On June 30

GuldKalle Re:Better way? (289 comments)

Instead it will crash when one event happens at 23:59:59.8 and another happens at 23:59:60.4 (old notation). In your proposed notation, there would be no way of knowing that event one happened before event two.
In the case of DST, most systems use UTC internally, which doesn't have a notion of DST. Or said in another way, we don't adjust the base clock, we just change time zone.

about three weeks ago
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Extra Leap Second To Be Added To Clocks On June 30

GuldKalle TAI (289 comments)

You could use Atomic time, which is basically UTC but without leap seconds.

about three weeks ago
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After Outage, Sony Makes Peace Offering To Users of PlayStation Network

GuldKalle Re:Yeah keep it... (95 comments)

This is about the ddos of Sony Playstation Network, not about the hack of Sony Pictures Entertainment.

about a month ago
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After Outage, Sony Makes Peace Offering To Users of PlayStation Network

GuldKalle Re:Lame (95 comments)

Completely agree. First off, trying to upsell by giving a 10% off coupon is just lousy as hell. And especially for digital goods. And second, 5 days extension for a 4-day down time is extremely weak. It's not like they haven't had a chance to learn.

about a month ago
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Out With the Red-Light Cameras, In With the Speeding Cameras

GuldKalle Re:Are they good? No. (335 comments)

If they are set up to maximize revenue, aren't they also in places where a lot of people are speeding? The motives might not line up, but the results do.

about 1 month ago
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Early Bitcoin Adopters Facing Extortion Threats

GuldKalle Re:anonymous! (106 comments)

He might not have tried to be anonymous, though. No amount of obfuscation or anonymity can stop you from proclaiming who you are.

about a month ago
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Critical Git Security Vulnerability Announced

GuldKalle Re:I blame Microsoft (148 comments)

Are there any advantages to case-sensitive file systems?

about a month and a half ago
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French Publishers Prepare Lawsuit Against Adblock Plus

GuldKalle Re:Just wondering (699 comments)

You visited their website without their prior consent, too.

about 2 months ago
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Uber's Android App Caught Reporting Data Back Without Permission

GuldKalle Re:It DOES have permission (234 comments)

A third possibility is that the sms collection code is in the program, but is never actually called.

about 2 months ago
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Apple Swaps "Get" Button For "Free" To Avoid Confusion Over In-App Purchases

GuldKalle Re:Listen to Yoda (103 comments)

Alternative title: If your "get" button is broken, Apple will now replace it for "free".

about 2 months ago
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Nielsen Will Start Tracking Netflix and Amazon Video

GuldKalle Re:What about SSL? (55 comments)

It's still encrypted when played back, so it's just white noise. Netflix installs a decryption implant as part of the subscription.

about 2 months ago
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Assassin's Creed: Unity Launch Debacle Pulls Spotlight Onto Game Review Embargos

GuldKalle Re:Depends on Embargo Lift (474 comments)

You need time to actually write the review.

about 3 months ago
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Blizzard Announces Overwatch, a First-Person Shooter

GuldKalle Re:Destiny ? (183 comments)

That's the problem, it doesn't make sense. When talking platforms, you'll distinguish by processor/instruction set or by OS family. Can you show an example (other than when installing OSX) where your definition of PC is better than using the OS family?

about 3 months ago
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Blizzard Announces Overwatch, a First-Person Shooter

GuldKalle Re:Destiny ? (183 comments)

If you install Windows on a mac, does it turn into a "PC"? What's a "PC" called if you install Linux on it? It seems like a pretty useless definition.

about 3 months ago

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