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Firefox Will Soon Offer One-Click Buttons For Your Search Engines

Joce640k Re:Ah, good, progress. (100 comments)

PS: Yes, I know there's plugins which disable version-checking of the other plugins but quite often the real plugins are truly broken and don't work.

yesterday
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Firefox Will Soon Offer One-Click Buttons For Your Search Engines

Joce640k Re:Ah, good, progress. (100 comments)

I'd be happy if they just stopped breaking all the add-ons with every single release.

I mean why do they even bother with (eg.) "appearance" plugins if they break them every week and you have to go back to the default.

They should just remove support for them and be done with it. Save everybody's time.

yesterday
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Launching 2015: a New Certificate Authority To Encrypt the Entire Web

Joce640k Re:quick question (210 comments)

The fundamental problem is the whole concept of a "Web of Trust." How or why should I trust that a collision detection mechanism is in place, functioning properly, and has not been manually overridden? We've come full-circle to "I just have to blindly trust."

True, but lets get everybody used to using https and get it enabled on all the servers.

Once that's done, THEN we can tackle the problem of who to trust with the certificates.

"The longest journey starts with a single step", etc.

about a week ago
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FTDI Removes Driver From Windows Update That Bricked Cloned Chips

Joce640k Re:No FDTI (572 comments)

I just checked Windows update and my "update" is still there...

about a month ago
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FTDI Removes Driver From Windows Update That Bricked Cloned Chips

Joce640k Re:No FDTI (572 comments)

I don't have a problem with FTDI technology itself, the problem is with the hardware clones.

But FTDI could have taken a different route and instead show an annoying pop-up or only allow 300bps on counterfeit chips.

As an eBay buyer, how am I supposed to know what I'm going to receive?

about a month ago
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FTDI Removes Driver From Windows Update That Bricked Cloned Chips

Joce640k Re:No FDTI (572 comments)

A.... the clones do cost them reputation.

As opposed to bricking innocent people's devices, which doesn't?

about a month ago
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David Cameron Says Brits Should Be Taught Imperial Measures

Joce640k Re:FP? (942 comments)

Also lumber. Everyone knows a 2 by 4, but say that in metric. That'll probably be easy to fix though.

"5 by 10" ?

about 2 months ago
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Microsoft's Asimov System To Monitor Users' Machines In Real Time

Joce640k Re:Start menu usage dropped in lieu of what? (269 comments)

I'm still reeling over the fact they noticed that "Start Menu usage dropped" right after they removed the start button.

How is that possible?

about 2 months ago
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State of Iowa Tells Tesla To Cancel Its Scheduled Test Drives

Joce640k Re:Rent a Tesla for $1 (335 comments)

State and local politicians know who elects them, and it ain't Elon Musk.

They also know they aren't going to personally foot the bill for the legal defense. The taxpayer will do that for them!

about 2 months ago
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Consumer Reports: New iPhones Not As Bendy As Believed

Joce640k Front pocket is fine (304 comments)

Maybe you wear baggy pants with elastic waistband.

Hipsters prefer the "two pin plug" look.

about 2 months ago
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Consumer Reports: New iPhones Not As Bendy As Believed

Joce640k Re:I still don't get this. (304 comments)

Practically everybody puts their phone in a case. Which makes wonder: why is phone thinness such a huge issue?

Because you don't want something to be an inch thick when it's in a case....

about 2 months ago
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Consumer Reports: New iPhones Not As Bendy As Believed

Joce640k Exactly, reality says (304 comments)

In the end a large flat object can be broken, that's just physics and no amount of design will change that.

If you bother to look at the videos you'll see they all seem to bend right where the volume buttons are. That's called a "weak point" and a certain amount of design will change that (and without violating the laws of physics!)

about 2 months ago
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Consumer Reports: New iPhones Not As Bendy As Believed

Joce640k Yes, reality is a defense (304 comments)

Remember that in realty Apple's has reports of just six actual phones being bent.

Riiiight....becuase Apple has never lied about product defects and never, ever deleted a forum post that pointed them out.

about 2 months ago
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Consumer Reports: New iPhones Not As Bendy As Believed

Joce640k Re: If people bend their phones (304 comments)

how do you get away from the "I nicked my iPhone dropping it out of my car, let me bend it and get a new one" crowd?

Simple: You make a phone that doesn't bend in normal use.

about 2 months ago
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Consumer Reports: New iPhones Not As Bendy As Believed

Joce640k Re:In other words... (304 comments)

The general consensus that Consumer Reports seems to be getting at here is that the results that they observed shows that while the iPhones do bend, the amount of force required to do so results in phones from other manufacturers simply breaking under the stresses involved.

If by "phones from other manufacturers" you mean "the HTC One (M8)", then, yes, that is correct.

The real problem is the size. There's a physical principle called a "lever" which multiplies forces. Maybe you can google it...

about 2 months ago
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Should police have cameras recording their work at all times?

Joce640k ...like dash cams. (455 comments)

How to let officers pee without also letting them turn off cameras at every "inconvenient" time presents a challenge...

Why? They have no problem nudie-scanning the public at airports and calling their buddies over and having the chick pass through the machine a few more times if she's really hot.

They could have a button that turns it off for five minutes.

It could reactivate instantly if they start running, fighting, draw a weapon, etc.

about 3 months ago
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Should police have cameras recording their work at all times?

Joce640k Police have legal immunity (455 comments)

Hopefully the cameras won't point straight downwards.towards policeman's feet.

What's needed is a law that says that whenever the camera is switched off the cop is regarded as "off duty" and therefore regarded as a normal citizen with no special privileges.

When they switch it off a little flap appears with the words "Off duty" on it (so everybody can see it) and the time spent off duty is deducted from their paycheck at the end of the month.

about 3 months ago
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Euro Bank Santander Commissions Study On Bitcoin's Impact On Banking

Joce640k Re:hm (50 comments)

No. It just means that banks are looking for ways in which they can manipulate them.

Either that or the person that "commissioned" this study has personal interests (ie. family) in the company that's doing it.

about 3 months ago
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How the Ancient Egyptians (Should Have) Built the Pyramids

Joce640k Re:They made the blocks into wheels (202 comments)

The key failing of the cradle and the (actually extremely similar) pole theory is that it does not explain how they moved the far larger slabs that were not square blocks.

So they could only move 90% of the stones that way...

Yeah I guess that _does_ definitively prove they could never have used them for anything at all. Not.

about 3 months ago

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