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

Luthair Re:Already have this in my Firefox (99 comments)

I believe the point is that the drop down menu includes all the search providers. Personally I would like this, seems like I always have Wikipedia selected when I want Google and Google selected when I want Wikipedia.

yesterday
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Revisiting Open Source Social Networking Alternatives

Luthair Re:Takes Two To Network (85 comments)

This doesn't work. The issue isn't a node connecting to the network and having access to all data, the issue is that any user's home node explicitly has access to anything the user has been granted permission to.

2 days ago
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Revisiting Open Source Social Networking Alternatives

Luthair Re:Takes Two To Network (85 comments)

I fail to see how that matters. The user you're sharing with is authenticating with their home server, thus their home server can readily impersonate them.

2 days ago
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Revisiting Open Source Social Networking Alternatives

Luthair Takes Two To Network (85 comments)

So unfortunately this means there really aren't any open source alternatives.

Unfortunately the distributed model has fundamental privacy problems. One needs complete trust in all server nodes as they can do nearly anything with a user's data after they have access. e.g. a user can revoke permission but that doesn't prevent a networked server from having cached & continuing to display it. Or potentially a rogue server which makes everything they have permission to see publicly available.

2 days ago
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Married Woman Claims Facebook Info Sharing Created Dating Profile For Her

Luthair Re:Zoosk will claim programmer error. (188 comments)

I'd say its more likely to be user error. The article references oauth and facebook so it seems likely the user clicked through things without reading unless there was an xss vulnerability.

2 days ago
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The Software Big Oil's PR Firm Uses To "Convert Average Citizens"

Luthair Re:Heh... (106 comments)

That is patently absurd.

about a week ago
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Does Being First Still Matter In America?

Luthair Budget (246 comments)

Simply put the US population (or at least the portion that politicians pay attention to) seem unwilling to fund being first.

about a week ago
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The Software Big Oil's PR Firm Uses To "Convert Average Citizens"

Luthair Re:Heh... (106 comments)

Nice straw man. No one is claming C02 and global warming have an immediate effect on health (obviously there are thoughts that if the climate shifts a significant amount we might see tropical disease and parasites expand their range but no one is claiming that is now).

about a week ago
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No, You Can't Seize Country TLDs, US Court Rules

Luthair Net split (120 comments)

Ignoring entirely why the us feels it's courts have jurisdiction at all, any other outcome would have resulted in these countries and their friendly neighbours legislating TLD definitions.

about two weeks ago
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Tesla Delays Launch of Model X Until Q3 2015

Luthair Re:Why? (111 comments)

This could reasonably apply to any major car manufacturer going back a decade.

about three weeks ago
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Tesla Delays Launch of Model X Until Q3 2015

Luthair Why? (111 comments)

Is this on Slashdot? Tesla is a car company, their every move is not relevant

about three weeks ago
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Will HP's $200 Stream 11 Make People Forget About Chromebooks?

Luthair ExplorerBook (232 comments)

I think unfortunately these devices are very misleading, with 32gb of (very slow) local storage they simply don't offer anything more than a Chromebook. There isn't space for installing programs (or games), nor is there enough space for local media.

about three weeks ago
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MPAA Bans Google Glass In Theaters

Luthair Selective? (357 comments)

So why are we banning Google Glass, but not cellphones? Cellphones have cameras too, they're much more annoying than glass for anyone in the theatre.

about a month ago
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Debate Over Systemd Exposes the Two Factions Tugging At Modern-day Linux

Luthair Holy War (863 comments)

Sorry still don't care. The argument against systemd is being perpetrated by a small number of folks who have an axe to grind. They operate anonymously to hide how few and irrelevant they are.

about a month ago
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Quake Meets Minecraft in FPS Construction Kit Gunscape

Luthair Ironically (50 comments)

Quake probably has better graphics despite being 15-years older.

about a month ago
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Rite Aid and CVS Block Apple Pay and Google Wallet

Luthair Re:I don't blame the retailers (558 comments)

I've actually heard both ways on this that Apple is taking a fee and that they are not. I can't imagine Apple (or another company) dealing with the implementation, infrastructure and liability for no financial gain.

about 1 month ago
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Law Lets IRS Seize Accounts On Suspicion, No Crime Required

Luthair Re:ummmm the constitution trumps laws (424 comments)

They especially can't afford a good lawyer after their assets have been seized.

about a month ago
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BitTorrent Performance Test: Sync Is Faster Than Google Drive, OneDrive, Dropbox

Luthair Trickle (124 comments)

These programs are designed not to saturate the upload/download pipes ruining the connection for all the users. So congrats, your protocol has all the problems of BitTorrent.

Ruining the connections since 2001.

about a month ago
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More Eye Candy Coming To Windows 10

Luthair Ridiculous (209 comments)

The OSX animations are awful, people have been using windowing systems for decades and completely grok what happened to the window. At most you need to a tiny fraction of a second to avoid the user overlooking the change. Please do not waste precious seconds or cause people motion sickness for your whizbang effects.

about a month ago
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Debian's Systemd Adoption Inspires Threat of Fork

Luthair Seems Doubtful (555 comments)

The fact that the claimed developers are anonymous is a pretty good indicator that this a sham in a misguided attempt to pressure Debian's vote.

Unfortunately in open source we always have a group of assholes who don't contribute but somehow feel they know best. Oftentimes their opinion will involve a lot more work, but hey they won't be the ones responsible, so who gives a shit

about a month ago

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