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Upgrading Software From 350 Million Miles Away

KamuZ Re:And NASA has made mistakes with this before... (228 comments)

They explained yesterday in the NASA News Update, the department chief in charge for the upgrades explained it as follows

* Boot the rover with the Primary Computer to test the upgrade (no flashing)
* If all works, flash the software in the Primary Computer and test
* Boot the rover with the Backup Computer and test the upgrade (no flashing)
* If all works, flash the software in the Backup Computer and test

This is going to take about 4 days.

about 2 years ago
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Japanese Government Will Censor Fukushima "Illegal Information"

KamuZ Re:Be careful of sources. This article in particul (411 comments)

I agree.

Anyway, if you are interested in readings, here is a website that grabs the information released by the government and other sources (TEPCO, Schools, etc.) and consolidate them in graphs.

http://atmc.jp/

It is in Japanese but they added Google Translate.

more than 3 years ago
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AMD Challenges NVIDIA To Graphics Throw-Down

KamuZ Re:Hope their drivers have improved (240 comments)

I always hear this with AMD drivers but I have been using their cards (as a gamer) for years now and never had any problems.

more than 3 years ago
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Google Starts Testing Google Music Internally

KamuZ Re:Cloud, eh? (119 comments)

Probably that is true for the USA store.

In the Japanese store pretty much there is no Japanese artist releasing songs without DRM (iTunes Plus), so pretty much it seems the decision is from the labels and not from Apple.

more than 3 years ago
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Coder Accuses IBM of Patenting His Work

KamuZ Re:Doesn't Look as if IBM really patented his work (249 comments)

Actually in another post by Sockatume pointed the USPTO examiner is the one mentioning his website and not IBM.

(for some reason I cannot link the article)

more than 3 years ago
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Inside Google's Anti-Malware Operation

KamuZ I like it (105 comments)

I like this approach and also as usual, they offer you a way to go "there" anyway which saves you from false positives, never seen one though.

Also I like the alerts in the Webmaster tools as they send you an e-mail if you site gets infected, never happened to me but pretty sure is a good tool when you handle a lot of sites. I mean, how many webmasters actively run malware tools in their website?

more than 3 years ago
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Blizzard Suing Creators of StarCraft II Hacks

KamuZ Re:Spore got this right (385 comments)

You can actually enable cheats in SC2 and it will disable achievements. I think the program used for cheating allows you to get all the achievements in single and probably also in multiplayer which probably is what they are trying to "fight".

more than 3 years ago
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IOS 4.1 Jailbroken Already

KamuZ Re:I've never understood why they fight this... (315 comments)

True, if the phone does everything you want, that is perfect.

For me at least with my Android, I really need the OpenVPN client (which is not available with the stock firmware) so I rooted my phone. I didn't rooted because I can.

I am also happen to be in Japan where the mobile company selling the HTC doesn't have an app to get the SMS messages from their service (it is some kind of email/sms hybrid).

more than 3 years ago
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Texas Opens Inquiry Into Google Search Rankings

KamuZ Re:Texas? (178 comments)

I just search for Convervapedia... it's not a joke...

"...An encyclopaedia with articles written from a conservative viewpoint."

Some of the top results are about Obama and Homosexuality...

more than 3 years ago
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Narco-Blogger Beats Mexico Drug War News Blackout

KamuZ Re:fuckin a (518 comments)

The current Mexican President doesn't want to get drugs legalized BUT he opened the debate on this matter. As a democratic country (take it or leave it) if people push enough, it can happen.
At least it doesn't sound impossible, just really hard. But 20 years ago I wouldn't believe anything from my government, now at least I have hope (even if it is really small).

Call me naive but things have changed in Mexico.

more than 3 years ago
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Canonical Begins Tracking Ubuntu Installations

KamuZ From the article (548 comments)

The summary sounds like "oh noes, privacy issues" but then the article says:

"The good news for those concerned about privacy is that it appears for now Canonical is just interested in tracking the users of OEM installations -- those PCs that ship with Ubuntu by default such as from ZaReason, System76, and Dell."

And again

"For those not wanting to participate in this anonymous data gathering process, they could always sudo apt-get remove canonical-census. "

Just saying before the shit hits the fan.

more than 3 years ago
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Google Adds Licensing Server DRM To Android Market

KamuZ Re:Building up Android (184 comments)

It seems you are assuming the data collected by Google when an application checks against the DRM server is going to be used for other purposes. I haven't seen the privacy policy for this service yet so you may be true. Care to share more info?

more than 3 years ago
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Google Remotely Nukes Apps From Android Phones

KamuZ Re:Still doesn't bode well (509 comments)

You install the app with the "Market". So they can monitor what do you have (same way they can offer you updates). They flag it to remove and it gets removed.

Can Apple do the same? Yes!

What is the difference here?
Well, I can go to the website, get the .apk file from this malicious file and install it. Then, they cannot remove it (of course, they will not offer updates) and you just keep going.

Not saying if Google did wrong or not, just telling you there is an option there which you don't have on the iPhone.

about 4 years ago
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Google Remotely Nukes Apps From Android Phones

KamuZ Re:But what if I liked the application (509 comments)

Maybe because they profit from application which actually are against the ToS ?
It would be a mess to return your money for it.

I wonder what would google do in you had to pay for the application.

about 4 years ago
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Foxconn May Close Factories In China

KamuZ Re:Suicide Rates (476 comments)

Death by overwork happens in first world countries.

In Japan, they will have to pay a lot of money because of this, but then again, a life was lost because of overwork.

http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201005250384.html

There are other similar to this. Like everyone said, this is work related.

Japanese suicide rate is 24.4%, 5th in the world, 1st on "industrialized" countries (read as "first world countries").

It is a shame. Besides here in Japan is so common. I have been stuck in the train because someone jumped and have been once in the train that actually ran over someone who jumped and I have been only here for just a bit more than a year.

At least here in Japan the laws are trying to change this and reduce the amount of hours required to work (8 hours is always 12 hours in here) for any average job.

more than 4 years ago
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'Month of PHP Security' Finds 60 Bugs

KamuZ Re:One of the biggest problems is configurability (120 comments)

what are you talking about?
You still write your models and can override anything you want really easy.
But it seems you have something against PHP so no need to keep discussing this.

Again, this is just a matter of preference! :)

more than 4 years ago
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'Month of PHP Security' Finds 60 Bugs

KamuZ Re:One of the biggest problems is configurability (120 comments)

I am a PHP Developer and you are right, when I was checking Rails it was really awesome.

Then I discovered http://www.symfony-project.org/ and it was amazing, give it a try, you will also see how much low level work is eliminated entirely. Their documentation and tutorial is awesome too.

I used to work with Zend Framework but now it looks complex and slow compared to Symfony. Of course as most programming discussions, it is a matter of preference. Pretty sure someone is going to come here and say Zend Framework is the best and symfony is crap :)

more than 4 years ago
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Arrr ye a pirate, matey?

KamuZ Re:solve the source of the problem (572 comments)

Of course!
There is no mp3 because some patent issues.
Same for video codecs, so no movies or TV.

And everytime he wants to download something, the PPPoE drops for some reason! :)

burrrrrrrrning karma here :P

more than 4 years ago

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Yahoo! Japan ditching own search engine for Google

KamuZ KamuZ writes  |  more than 3 years ago

KamuZ (127113) writes "It seems Yahoo! Japan is ditching their own search engine for Google Search. Also they plan to use the AdSense to serve advertisement. All this should happen before 2010 ends and the length of the agreement is not decided yet.
You can see the original statement in here.(PDF, only Japanese)."

Link to Original Source
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Twitter movement stops Mexican government

KamuZ KamuZ writes  |  more than 4 years ago

KamuZ (127113) writes "The Mexican government wanted to tax 3% to the Internet for the fiscal year 2010 but a movement in twitter called "#Internet Necesario" (Internet needed) started discussing about it in a polite way to inform the politicians and people why is wrong to tax it. They got media coverage and finally the Mexican Senate asked them to go to discuss the tax. Here is an automated English translation"
Link to Original Source
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French teenager hurt by shattering iPhone

KamuZ KamuZ writes  |  more than 4 years ago

KamuZ (127113) writes "From the article, "A French teenager suffered an eye injury when his girlfriend's iPhone shattered... The phone began making a hissing noise and the screen suddenly broke, sending pieces flying in the air...". Good thing he didn't lose an eye."

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