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Chromium 37 Launches With Major Security Fixes, 64-bit Windows Support

Himmy32 Re:Hello, it is 2014 (112 comments)

Because support for 64 bit plugins are still lagging...

2 days ago
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Chromium 37 Launches With Major Security Fixes, 64-bit Windows Support

Himmy32 Re:Sweet (112 comments)

Pale Moon is a 64 bit build of the LTS version of Firefox. Highly recommend it.

2 days ago
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Lizard Squad Bomb Threat Diverts Sony Exec's Plane To Phoenix

Himmy32 Twit....ter (131 comments)

Looking at Lizard Squad's twitter feed they have the maturity level of about a screaming toddler. The obvious lack of thinking is painful. They see these things as just pranks and a way to make a political statement. But bomb threats and DDoS attacks are a good way to waste your prime years in prison.

4 days ago
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Microsoft's Windows 8 App Store Is Full of Scamware

Himmy32 Re:Selling Free Software (188 comments)

Yeah, the problem before was that Apple was selling a license on behalf of a third party, which runs a foul with the GPL. If Apple charge for the software and not for a license then they would be able to sell it. Since this is "Free", they aren't selling a license so it doesn't have issues with the GPL.

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft's Windows 8 App Store Is Full of Scamware

Himmy32 Re:Selling Free Software (188 comments)

If I remember correctly, the issue with VLC on the Apple store was that the GPL allows charging for the software but does not allow charging for the license. Since Apple doesn't charge for the software but instead charges for a license to the software on behalf of a third party. So you can put free GPL on the Apple store but not pay for, even though GPL allows for it.

I actually had to read about the Wii store issue. The issue there seems to be that a subcontractor used both ScummVM and Nintendo's SDK. Nintendo explictly prohibits use of open source software together with their Wii SDK. Again nothing have to do with keys. Use of the Wii SDK forbids Open Source, so it doesn't what the terms of the GPL are, no GPL at all on the Wii Store.

about two weeks ago
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Paint Dust Covers the Upper Layer of the World's Oceans

Himmy32 Not even a part per billion. (141 comments)

~200 particles vs ~3*10^25 molecules of water in liter seems pretty small. Especially since these plastics aren't very reactive. Seems pretty small scale of a problem.

about three weeks ago
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Snowden Granted 3 More Years of Russian Residency

Himmy32 Re:First post (266 comments)

You're saying people like Angela Merkel are terrorists?

about three weeks ago
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The Man Who Invented the 26th Dimension

Himmy32 Re:String theory is voodoo physics (259 comments)

I know I shouldn't feed the trolls, but it deserves to be said.

In no way is String Theory anything like Phrenology. Trying to develop a model that unites both the large scale and the small scale is incredibly difficult. Quantum mechanics and relativity are complex enough without trying to unify them. String theory and super-symmetrical models have a basis in advanced mathematics, but the question is whether or not the model matches the immensely complex reality.

Even if it doesn't work out, studying the problem advances our knowledge of the known universe and modelling it in mathematics. That's how science works, you make a hypothesis and you attempt to test it and then you reform your hypothesis. The current problem right now is finding a way to test it. A failed hypothesis is not something to laugh at, because what you learn from that failure helps you forms a new and more accurate model.

about three weeks ago
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Ford, GM Sued Over Vehicles' Ability To Rip CD Music To Hard Drive

Himmy32 Over $1 a track (317 comments)

If the royalties they get is over a dollar for every track, I guess we are blessed that digital music stores can sell tracks for under that. The iTunes store is truly benevolent for giving away money...

about a month ago
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Gaza's Only Power Plant Knocked Offline

Himmy32 Re:child casualties (868 comments)

Hamas fires weapons in areas with civilians so that when Israel retaliates against the launch site they kill children. It doesn't mean that Israel isn't also responsible for the death of the kids and other collateral damage when they return fire. They know when they pull the trigger that this is the case. Both sides are to blame.

During a hostage situation, if you shoot at the hostages to get at the criminals behind, you are still responsible for killing the hostages.

about a month ago
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Gaza's Only Power Plant Knocked Offline

Himmy32 Re:child casualties (868 comments)

People have the right to complain about abuses on both sides. Either way the only things coming out of the current conflict right now is suffering of innocent children. Both sides should be ashamed.

During a hostage situation, if you shoot at the hostages to get at the criminals behind, you are still responsible for killing the hostages.

Both sides suck, finger pointing isn't helping.

about a month ago
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Gaza's Only Power Plant Knocked Offline

Himmy32 Re: Radicalization (868 comments)

But it's still probably wrong to shoot at his children or bystanders, even if he's standing next to them.

about a month ago
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Gaza's Only Power Plant Knocked Offline

Himmy32 Re:Please Explain This Crap (868 comments)

If you read this thread, there is rarely support for Hamas. But not that doesn't sanction the killing of children or shelling schools by Israel. The citizens there can't leave basic necessities like concrete to build houses or basic foodstuffs like fruit are blockaded.

People have the right to complain about abuses on both sides. Either way the only things coming out of the current conflict right now is suffering of innocent children. Both sides should be ashamed.

about a month ago
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Lots Of People Really Want Slideout-Keyboard Phones: Where Are They?

Himmy32 Obligatory personal blog remark (544 comments)

This week in the exciting adventures of what irks Bennett.... cellphone keyboards.

Tune in next week for yet another complaint about something that no one cares about.

about 1 month ago
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Ebola Outbreak Continues To Expand

Himmy32 Re:EVD (170 comments)

Or a whole lot less, considering how many other TLA's there are for EVD. It takes to the third page of google for there to be a page on ebola when searching for EVD. But if you say Ebola everyone knows what you are talking about.

Now I can understand wanting to abbreviate "ebola hemorrhagic fever", which is way more descriptive.

about a month ago
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Amazon Fire Phone Reviews: Solid But Overly Ambitious

Himmy32 Bias (58 comments)

If you don't want to listen to nerds or think this site has a bad bias, then the comment section probably isn't for you. Whenever you get a group of like minded individuals together, you are obviously going to get biased opinions reflecting their mindset. That isn't always a bad thing.

about a month ago
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Researcher Finds Hidden Data-Dumping Services In iOS

Himmy32 XOR (98 comments)

The summary seems to imply that law enforcement and being an attacker are mutually exclusive...

about a month ago
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Gameover ZeuS Re-Emerges As Fast-Fluxing Botnet

Himmy32 Fast Flux (62 comments)

The article linked to Wikipedia on what Fast Flux was:

The basic idea behind Fast flux is to have numerous IP addresses associated with a single fully qualified domain name, where the IP addresses are swapped in and out with extremely high frequency, through changing DNS records.

In case anyone else didn't know that was Fast flux was.

about a month and a half ago
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Insurance Claims Reveal Hidden Electronic Damage From Geomagnetic Storms

Himmy32 Re:Industry being destroyed! (78 comments)

I say we launch a spaceship with a team of oil drillers to place nukes on it.

about a month and a half ago
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Insurance Claims Reveal Hidden Electronic Damage From Geomagnetic Storms

Himmy32 Re:Look somewhere else (78 comments)

Good idea, however even if geomagnetic activity was a significant cause to consumer equipment failures, I think that would be hard to see through the random noise on other reasons for buying new equipment like sales and new models.

about a month and a half ago

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