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GitHub Hacked

LiquidFire_HK Re:GitHub hacked (202 comments)

But git is stored in git, so to sneak stuff into it in order to break git's security, you would have to break git's security first.

On the other hand, hiding malicious changes in otherwise legit-looking commits is a whole different issue that has nothing to do with github or git.

more than 2 years ago
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Facebook Blocks KDE Photo App, Deletes Users' Pics

LiquidFire_HK Re:distributing the private API key (262 comments)

You are not quite correct. Firefox is tri-licensed under the MPL, GPL, and LGPL. Furthermore, the MPL is a free/open source licence (approved as such by the OSI and FSF).

more than 3 years ago
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Facebook Blocks KDE Photo App, Deletes Users' Pics

LiquidFire_HK Re:distributing the private API key (262 comments)

Actually, the Firefox name and icon are trademarks of Mozilla. They are openly available, but you do not have rights to distribute non-official builds of Firefox carrying the trademark name and logo without permission from Mozilla. This is compatible with the GPL because (IANAL) the GPL does not care about trademarks, only copyright.

more than 3 years ago
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Microsoft Counts Down To XP Death

LiquidFire_HK Re:Really? (766 comments)

Actually you can't. Vista and 7 no longer have the 16-bit subsystem. (You can probably run them in XP mode, but that's just Windows XP in a VM) The earliest applications you might be able to run are from Windows 95.

more than 3 years ago
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Microsoft Explains Mystery Firefox Extension

LiquidFire_HK Re:Always pushing... (142 comments)

That's not really possible. If you have filesystem access, you can install the add-ons the same way the browser does. How would Firefox stop that?

However, Firefox does show on startup if any new extensions have been installed - that's the way this thing was spotted.

more than 4 years ago
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Wi-Fi In a SIM Card

LiquidFire_HK Re:Expensive? (126 comments)

You can also get 1 GB for 5 pounds with the Internet Monthly addon (which are taken from your topped-up money, so you essentially pay 10 pounds and get 1.15 GB + 5 pounds for calls or a few more MB). Or just top up 5 pounds online and get a decent 1 GB for 5 pounds, 0.5p/MB.

more than 4 years ago
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OpenOffice Tops 21% Market Share In Germany

LiquidFire_HK Re:Getting through the university barrier in the U (252 comments)

I have on two occasions submitted PDFs exported natively by OOo to turnitin with no problems whatsoever.

That said, turnitin needs to die a horrible death.

more than 4 years ago
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IE 8 Is Top Browser, Google Chrome Is Rising Fast

LiquidFire_HK Re:I downloaded Chromium a few days ago (319 comments)

They are working on multi-process support which should get you exactly what you're looking for. The project is called Electrolysis. The first step will be that plugins (Flash, Java, etc) will be in separate processes, which will be added in a 3.6 security update supposedly.

more than 4 years ago
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My keyboard has X-many keys; X=

LiquidFire_HK Re:186 keys! (430 comments)

I considered that, though he said "plugged into" which might imply two external ones.

more than 4 years ago
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My keyboard has X-many keys; X=

LiquidFire_HK Re:186 keys! (430 comments)

Out of curiosity, why do you need two?

more than 4 years ago
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Of the following online annoyances, I most despise ...

LiquidFire_HK Re:YouTube (507 comments)

Adblock Plus also blocks them.

more than 4 years ago
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Nokia To Make GPS Navigation Free On Smartphones

LiquidFire_HK Re:Provider dependent? (300 comments)

And if you turn off the phone and use GPS, I assume there won't be any roaming charges since your phone is talking to the GPS satellite?

That's correct. Though it's not "talking" to the satellite - GPS is one-directional. It only receives signals from the GPS satellites and processes them.

As for the provider locking it - I doubt it. It's theoretically possible, I guess (the same way they could theoretically disable e.g. your camera unless you pay them a monthly fee, assuming the phone is running custom firmware supplied by the provider), but I really don't see why they would. The feature doesn't depend on anything network-specific, and you can use it entirely offline. (Disclaimer, however: I live in Europe and have only used unlocked phones, so I can't really speak for the situation in North America)

more than 4 years ago
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Bing To Become Default iPhone Search?

LiquidFire_HK Re:Blame Firefox (463 comments)

I'm sorry but I don't see anything that indicates this is the case, nor can I see how this would even be possible to accomplish. How would you know where some piece of JS will redirect you to without executing it?

At any rate, copying Google search result URLs works just fine for me in Firefox.

more than 4 years ago
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YouTube Hints At Support For Free/Open Formats With HTML5

LiquidFire_HK Re:Well then... (133 comments)

You're ignoring devices like netbooks, smart phones, etc. You can't just expect everyone to buy an i7 and ignore the problem.

more than 4 years ago
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OnLive One Step Closer

LiquidFire_HK Re:So, their business model... (175 comments)

What they're selling is the ability to play the latest games on maximum settings without ever having to upgrade your computer (or even have one - did you miss the very cheap hardware version they have for TVs?). You can even e.g. play Crysis from your netbook (or iPhone, as shown). It sounds like it might be worth it, depending on the price.

That said, I'm still very sceptical about the technical feasibility of the whole thing.

more than 4 years ago
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Anti-Technology Themes in James Cameron's Avatar

LiquidFire_HK Re:Who said it was anti-technology? (870 comments)

Even when they destroyed the great tree they didn't move in and start mining the unobtainium, they decided to try and destroy the soul tree instead.

They attacked the soul tree as a preemptive strike. They knew the Na'vi tribes would attack and severely outnumber them if they gave them more time.

more than 4 years ago
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Gravatars Can Leak Users' Email Addresses

LiquidFire_HK Re:So let's change the algorithm. (170 comments)

How is that going to work? If each site uses a different salt, it will produce a different hash for the same email, thereby defeating the whole purpose of Gravatar.

more than 4 years ago
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Mozilla Thunderbird 3 Released

LiquidFire_HK Re:Tabs (272 comments)

That was my point - you have to do it manually. It's inconvenient, especially if it's more than one level deep. If there were "hierarchical labels" that could have parent labels, that would be fine.

To clarify, consider this folder hierarchy:
leisure
leisure/Slashdot
leisure/Slashdot/reply-notifications
leisure/Slashdot/comment-moderation

If I add something under comment-moderation, with folders it is automatically also filed under Slashdot and leisure. With labels, I would have to manually add them. Additionally, labels are unordered, whereas a folder path is ordered - "foo/bar" may have a different meaning than "bar/foo".

I'm not arguing labels are bad, just saying they're not strictly better than folders.

more than 4 years ago
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Mozilla Thunderbird 3 Released

LiquidFire_HK Re:Tabs (272 comments)

Folders can have a hierarchy though. If an email is in foo/bar, it's also in foo. You can't really make that automatic with labels - you'd have to create a label foo, a label foo/bar, and manually add everything that is labelled as foo/bar to foo as well.

more than 4 years ago

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