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The Great Lightbulb Conspiracy

John Bokma Re:I dunno about LEDs, but CFLs don't last (585 comments)

And manufacturers like Philips still get away with advertising those CFLs and LEDs as e.g. "12 years(*)" with a footnote that comes down IMO that you have to provide a quality of power one doesn't find in a house / office. Good luck claiming that "warranty".

3 days ago
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Apple's TouchID Fingerprint Scanner: Still Hackable

John Bokma Re:Law Enforcement (70 comments)

not to mention different *parts* of each finger you could have used

or penis...

about a week ago
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Apple Locks iPhone 6/6+ NFC To Apple Pay Only

John Bokma Re:NFC isn't used for just payment (335 comments)

AirDrop only requires that both enable Bluetooth. No need to dig through settings (you just can do that via the control panel). It works quite well, I use it to transfer photos from my wife's phone to my iPad (and vice versa).

about two weeks ago
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iPhone 6 Sales Crush Means Late-Night Waits For Some Early Adopters

John Bokma Re:Instead a U2 Album, How About A Better Web Site (222 comments)

They plan to ship 80 MILLION iPhone6(+) this year alone, so that's 1.25 USD/phone in cost to cover the album. Peanuts.

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft Killing Off Windows Phone Brand Name In Favor of Just Windows

John Bokma Re:Good decision? (352 comments)

It has been my understanding that Apple will keep OSX and iOS separate but for features that make sense to be on both. I don't expect a iMac Touch or Macbook Touch soon, but maybe I am wrong.

about three weeks ago
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5 Million Gmail Passwords Leaked, Google Says No Evidence Of Compromise

John Bokma Re:Check you address here (203 comments)

Heh, my wife was asking about such a site, and like I explained to her: you really think that someone who has collected all this data is just handing it out for free? No, it's IMO just a small, probably outdated sample. Moreover, I wouldn't trust any site that allows me to check if I am on the list. This just confirms that such accounts are active or at least that someone cares enough about it to check it.

about three weeks ago
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5 Million Gmail Passwords Leaked, Google Says No Evidence Of Compromise

John Bokma Maybe a fraction of the actual list (and outdated) (203 comments)

I guess this is just a small fraction of the actual list, because such a list has a value and why just handing it out for free? Releasing a fraction and seeing people going upset because they are on the list, and it's actually their password, however, increases the value of the actual list. Even more so if the actual list is more recent.

about three weeks ago
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Apple Announces Smartwatch, Bigger iPhones, Mobile Payments

John Bokma Re:Trust us with your payments (730 comments)

And you know it's wrong because ... ?

Anyway, for one the photos were collected over months and only of a hand full of celebs. If iCloud was breached there would be terrabytes of data on the piratebay. But maybe I should just hold my breath a bit longer?

about three weeks ago
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Apple Announces Smartwatch, Bigger iPhones, Mobile Payments

John Bokma Re:Disappointing (730 comments)

The iPhone 6 is 4.7", and might fit your hand better than the 4.7" phone you had.

about three weeks ago
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Apple Announces Smartwatch, Bigger iPhones, Mobile Payments

John Bokma Re:Trust us with your payments (730 comments)

Yeah, collected over months and "suddenly" leaked a week before this event ...

about three weeks ago
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Egypt's Oldest Pyramid Is Being Destroyed By Its Own Restoration Team

John Bokma Re:Mayan temples too (246 comments)

"I wish everyday that an alien race would land on this planet so we finally have a true comparison. Lets see how "fantastic" we are when that happens."

This would create a culture shock way more severe compared to "a bunch of diverse indian tribes that got their asses kicked by the Spanish". And hence those aliens you love so much would be worse than those humans you seem to hate so much.

Finally, you can have true compassion, too. If you just made an effort instead of hating here.

about three weeks ago
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Firefox 32 Arrives With New HTTP Cache, Public Key Pinning Support

John Bokma Re:Still having misery with Firefox. (220 comments)

Not my experience but probably has to do that I clear out all tabs regularly (2-3x month). Fx is unstable, here, however (Ubuntu 14.04). More than latest on 10.04, which I was running until recently.

about three weeks ago
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Firefox 32 Arrives With New HTTP Cache, Public Key Pinning Support

John Bokma Re:Still having misery with Firefox. (220 comments)

Once in a while I clean out all open tabs (like 2-3 times a month). Firefox is still not as stable as the latest version on 10.04, so there's definitely something going on. Some have said (here) that it's my hardware. The most likely suspect is that when I switched to Ubuntu 14.04 (and got a way less stable Fx and Thunderbird as a rewards) I also switched to AHCI. Maybe that's buggy on a Dell Vostro 200ST. So soon I am going to do a reinstall and switch AHCI off. The only other difference is that I now have a 1T hdd instead of 320G. However, since I have 8G memory I fail to see how a bad HDD / bad transfer to/from HDD can affect Fx in such a way that it crashes several times a week.

about three weeks ago
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Firefox 32 Arrives With New HTTP Cache, Public Key Pinning Support

John Bokma Re:Still having misery with Firefox. (220 comments)

I just want to confirm this. Until a few months ago I ran Firefox on Ubuntu 10.04; worked great, rarely crashes and most of those rare crashes had to do with multimedia stuff (Flash, or Fx using VLC). On 14.04 I have nearly daily 1 or 2 crashes. Sometimes even when I don't interact with Firefox. Thunderbird has the same issue. Sometimes it's a middle click, sometimes it's something like selecting text, etc. And yes, I have 100+, sometimes 200+ tabs open in Firefox (Tree Style Tab keeps that very accessible and easy to work with, no idea why browsers keep insisting on horizontal tabs that become unreadable above 10 or so).

about three weeks ago
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Reported iCloud Hack Leaks Hundreds of Private Celebrity Photos

John Bokma Re:The worst possible publicity for Apple (336 comments)

Makes one wonder if this is not just smart spinning (Samsung?). Some quotes from Mac Rumors:

1. Some of the celebs have said they don't even use an iPhone 2. Doubtful celebs used one of the 500 passwords in the brute force script 3. Quite a few of the photos have proven to be from Android devices.

Add to that the statement that "old photos, have been deleted ages ago" and this sounds way more plausible:

This is not an iCloud hack, breach, or brute. This story has been spun to (my guess) take away from the big event September 9th. There isn't a single leak or a single hacker. These images originate from a small celebrity nude ring on the darknet. They typically require people to "buy-in" with an original image. Considering that celebrities almost all use an iPhone, putting iCloud hack in the headline is sure to grab attention and make some people actually believe it.

Didn't we see before (?) or around the iPhone 5s introduction suddenly a story about touch inaccuracy?

about a month ago
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Reported iCloud Hack Leaks Hundreds of Private Celebrity Photos

John Bokma Viral marketing ... (336 comments)

... to promote the iFap; the wearable device to be announced 9/9. Kidding aside, coincidence so close to an Apple event?

about a month ago
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Mozilla To Support Public Key Pinning In Firefox 32

John Bokma Re:When will it support killing CPU-hogging tabs? (90 comments)

Yup, including simple stuff like changing the address bar default search URL. Now one has to install an add-on to do so, instead of just going to about:config. GnomeZilla, the monster that feeds on usability.

about 1 month ago

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