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WhatsApp: 2nd Biggest Tech Acquisition of All Time

Little_Professor 2D (257 comments)

Since when do we use 2d for second? Are we that short of space in the new Beta?

about 2 months ago
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Multivitamin Researchers Say 'Case Is Closed' As Studies Find No Health Benefits

Little_Professor Re:For 10 cents a day... (554 comments)

Those are all about high-dose supplements. Most people are talking about a daily multivitamin which has 100% or less of the RDA. The FUD about harm overblown

about 4 months ago
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Facebook Silently Removes Ability To Download Your Posts

Little_Professor Re:has that ever worked? (229 comments)

Facebook Beacon was the last time I remember them bowing to public pressure. Of course, since then they have instituted technologies that are far more intrusive, yet after the initial outrage over the privacy violations dies down, people just forget about it and silently accept the FBRape
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Facebook_Beacon

about a year ago
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Why French Govt's Attempt to Censor Wikipedia Matters

Little_Professor Who is Laura Weinstein (104 comments)

It would be nice if TFS included an explanation of who Laura Weinstein actually is, and why anyone should be interested in the views she writes on her amaterish-looking personal blog.

1 year,15 days
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Where Have All the Gadgets Gone?

Little_Professor "To prove the point" (278 comments)

"To prove the point, here's an anecdotal based on a sample of one (myself)" I don't think proof means what you think it means

about a year ago
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With 128GB, iPad Hits Surface Pro, Ultrabook Territory

Little_Professor Re:Uh yeah (501 comments)

"In case you can't tell, I'm being sarcastic"

about a year ago
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Windows XP Drops Below 40% Market Share While Windows 8 Passes 1%

Little_Professor Re:I Wonder? (310 comments)

Instead of Start->All Programs->Vendor->Program, I now hit the windows key, and start typing what I'm looking for (which is pretty quick) and I just click that.

You could do that in Windows 7. You could also use the same method to launch any documents, songs or videos on your drive, without needing the extra step of pressing the down arrow to select the "files" lens.

about a year ago
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Most SSDs Now Under a Dollar Per Gigabyte

Little_Professor Re:It's not just consumer drives (187 comments)

No serious enterprise would use an OCZ SSD, they are reknowned for poor reliability and lack of manufacturer support.

about a year and a half ago
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Apple News From WWDC and iPhone 5 Rumors

Little_Professor Re:Shut up and take my money! (683 comments)

The display is amazing, yes. But all the other specs you quote are pretty ordinary. My 2011 laptop has double the capacity SSD, a faster processor, 16GB memory for around 2/3 of the price, albeit at the expense of some battery life.

about 2 years ago
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Europe Agrees To Send Airline Passenger Data To US

Little_Professor Re:Why? (403 comments)

This ruling shares all PNR data collected within Europe. It doesn't matter whether you are travelling to the US or to Botswana, your details have been stored and now will be handed over to the USA.

about 2 years ago
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Kenyan Chief Foils Robbery Via Twitter

Little_Professor This story brought to you by Twitter PR service (50 comments)

Or rather, Tweetminster, who seem to be quite adept at planting PR stories in the news. Meanwhile on the ground - hardly anyone in Africa uses twitter. Those that have access to mobiles and/or the internet use MXit, despite what Tweetminster/Portland Communication's recycled press releases would have you believe

more than 2 years ago
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German Copyright Group To Collect From Creative Commons Event

Little_Professor Re:Greetings Slashdot (349 comments)

Neither do I, what's the joke here?

more than 2 years ago
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Movie Industry: Loss of Control Worse Than Piracy

Little_Professor Re:name names? (360 comments)

Feist is on her fourth album, and it was released on Interscope/Polydor. Hardly fits the description of a Canadaian artist's second album released on an indie label. In fact I can't find anything fitting that description on the iTunes chart. The fact that the poster didn't name the artist makes me suspect they are full of shit.

more than 2 years ago
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Help Shape the Future of Slashdot

Little_Professor Re:Moderation system (763 comments)

Same here. I haven't had any mod points for 6 months, whereas I used to get them all the time. As far as I know, I have never abused the system - probably someone disagreed with the opinions I had moderated up.

more than 2 years ago
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Windows 8 Won't Support Plug-Ins; the End of Flash?

Little_Professor Re:Microsoft (661 comments)

Silverlight won't work in the plug-in free Metro IE either. What's the relevance of bringing that up? This isn't Microsoft's attempt to replace Flash with Silverlight.

more than 2 years ago
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Public AAC Listening Test @ ~96 Kbps [July 2011].

Little_Professor Re:Many claim so and most a quite wrong. (277 comments)

Why not try the blind test and find out for yourself? If it's too tiring for you, you can always break it into separate sessions. There's no reason for your ears or your temporal lobe to get tired after listening to music samples for 5 minutes. By the way, your friend's MP3 player could well have been playing Xin-encoded 128kbps MP3s - that's not what we are talking about here. Try comparing a decent lossy encode to the equivalent FLAC. Unless of course, you want to carry on with the self-delusion that you are capable of hearing a percepitble difference where countless others have tried and failed. That's fine, kid yourself if it makes you feel better, but there's no need to come on here and spout ill-informed nonsense.

more than 2 years ago
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LulzSec Target the Sun After Phone Hacking Scandal

Little_Professor Re:IMPORTANT (363 comments)

People, this could be massive ^^
Could have been, but turns out as usual they were just posting silly images and indulging in short-lived DDOS attacks. If only they would use their talents for good.

more than 2 years ago
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NoScript Awarded $10,000

Little_Professor Re:Should have been a default in browsers from day (178 comments)

It makes the web unusable. I don't want to spend half my browsing time clicking on popups to decide if I want to allow every innocuous minor action by a pirce of sandboxed javascript code

more than 2 years ago
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iPhone 4 Survives Fall From Skydiver's Pocket

Little_Professor Re:Sponsored by Apple (233 comments)

Yep. These stories are always shill plants by PR firms. Shame a reputable news organization like CNN doesn't do some fact-checking to figure out this story is bogus

more than 2 years ago
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Man Ordered At Gunpoint To Hand Over Phone For Recording Cops

Little_Professor Re:Not an iPhone (983 comments)

How did this get modded Insightful??? If you read TFA you'd see the model of phone was mentioned (HTC Evo).

more than 2 years ago

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Little_Professor Little_Professor writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Little_Professor writes "the Pirate Bay proudly present OscarTorrents. OscarTorrents is the Oscars as it should be — everyone can download the year's nominations using the popular BitTorrent service, watch the movies, then use our rating system to choose their favourites. Why restrict the voting to a few bought-off jurors when the whole world can have their say?

The site is not just aimed at torrent verterans — it features an easy to use guide to downloading bittorrent files for newbies. there's even a reassuring notice: "To those worried about downloading in case they get sued: by our calculations, your chances of getting nailed are way less than your chances of winning the lottery. Don't think twice about it.""
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Little_Professor Little_Professor writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Little_Professor writes "Technology giant Apple has reached a deal with the Beatles to end the dispute over the use of the Apple name. Apple Inc will now take full control of the Apple brand and licence certain trademarks back to the Beatles' record company Apple Corps for continued use. The two companies have been wrangling over the use of the Apple name and logo for more than 25 years. The legal battle over the trademark will now end. Apple chief executive Steve Jobs said the court dispute had been "painful"."
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Little_Professor Little_Professor writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Little_Professor writes "Dailytech reports that the Blu-Ray Disc Association has proclaimed its victory in the high definition DVD market. Blu-ray and HD DVD products haven't even been on the retail market for a year, yet Andy Parsons, of the Blu-ray Disc Association, proclaimed that "The success of Blu-ray Disc is unprecedented." Understanding & Solutions, Ltd., a leading market analyst predicts that by 2010 virtually all HD optical disc hardware sold will be Blu-ray hardware, with all but the smallest fraction of movie content also on Blu-ray only."

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Police hack into Downing Streets Computers

Little_Professor Little_Professor writes  |  more than 7 years ago Police hacked into Downing Street computer systems during their investigation into allegations of cash for honours against the Labour Party. Officers were authorised to break into the network. The search was made before the arrest of Ruth Turner, a top Blair aide, on suspicion of perverting the course of justice on Friday. The Sunday Telegraph reported that the Met team, headed by assistant commissioner John Yates, became frustrated with the "very slim" file of documents handed over by Number 10. More here.

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