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Facebook Bug Exposed 6 Million Users

MogNuts Re:What's a facebook? (75 comments)

Ha you should. I held out too all these years. Long story though, but I finally might be forced to use it. :(

On that note, because I don't want to give facebook that data to begin with and have it act as malware and scrape all my email accounts and browsing history (even if I'm logged out), I was thinking of the following. Let me know what you think Slashdotters:

1) Does running FB as a different user on the same machine (but obviously then running the same browser executable) preclude FB from getting the other user's data. Does (Windows in this case) it treat multiple users as truly different and private, in regards to the browser?

2) Or should I simply use a different browser solely for FB which wouldn't let it get any data in my other browser?

I ask because I simply refuse to let the ultimate in malware, aka Facebook, scrape all my browsing history, emails and content, contacts, etc. Also, don't forget, all shady 3rd party companies get your data too.

about a year ago
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Apple iPad Mini Could Complicate Things For Windows 8 Tablets

MogNuts Re:Homework (200 comments)

I use mine as a travel planner or dedicated documentation display or thought collector at conferences. I also use it quite often for review and composing of email. I've also used it to create whole presentations.

I type 100 WPM. I use my laptop as a thought collector too. I type as fast as I think. Using a touch keyboard is bad enough. To use an iPad without even haptic feedback, oh my god. I've done it--I wanted to kill myself after the first 3 minutes. And for conferences? Seriously? What do you do for a living?

Me: "Oh that looks interesting, show me the revised PivotTable"
iPad Dataviz user "oh, my iPad can't do that. But I can play the keyboard on it!"

Me: delivers my presentation with MS PowerPoint. Uses the standard VGA cable the place has.
iPad user: "oh sorry guys, my PowerPoint isn't displaying all the proper elements because Keynote is having trouble with the formatting." and "oh shit, I forgot my 30-pin-to-VGA adapter!"

Don't forget that people who make actual REAL PowerPoint presentations do more than 4 lines of text on a slide.

Or if you're in IT:

Me: "Oh you want to see the code? Hang on, I'll fire up Eclipse and show you. Want to see it run? No problem, I'll compile it for you."
iPad user: "fuck."

And to solve all these problems, you could always bring a laptop AND a iPad. But then why buy the iPad in the first place? Oh yea--toy. You remind me of The Verge reporters who bring an iPhone, iPad, and MBA with them. I still get a kick out of that.

Perhaps you are too set in your ways to use an iPad for real work, but much of the rest of the world is more fortunate.

Uh no, I just actually have to get stuff done. Did you miss the article where the entire school demanded they get their computers back after the department got iPads? Or that one country recently that did the same? No, pretty much the rest of the world doesn't agree. But again, feel free to do what u want. I'll be happily actually not being hindered in my computing experience.

We must be using a different iOS then. Just about every app I have used has been buggy, crashed frequently, had almost no features compared to its desktop or web based brethren. Do you really want me to list, app by app, what's on my iPhone and tell you how shitty each one is? I will if you want.

Yes in fact that would be interesting. I use apps that are generally stable and do things that I need. I'm not sure why you would install a bunch of buggy, crashing apps instead of finding better solutions.

1) Saleforce App: useless. Only let's you access like 1% of your entire database. You have NO way of finding the rest of your data, short of a search if you can remember the main lead or opportunity title. Doesn't even give all calendar data. Ridiculous considering you spend $330/yr on it
2) Dataviz office: crashes, buggy, poor document compatibility, can't even make headers and footers. Totally useless.
3) IGN: crashes, poor design, not total access to all site's data
4) Apple Maps: absolutely fucking awful. period.
5) Youtube: well now we have access to the google version. prior to that, youtube was a total nightmare. couldn't do a simple thing of playing the HD version on a cell connection, only wi-fi.
6) Travelocity app: only contains 5% of the ability of its desktop version. Used to be basically a web app. I think they redesigned though. Haven't tried it because it was such a nightmare.
7) CNET: actually not bad. But displays a video ad after every 2 pageviews. Nightmare.
8) Fring: crashes *ever* goddamn minute. Atriocious. Also, can barely intergrate with a SIP provider--super buggy with lots of failed connects.
9) Mapquest: oh my god fucking awful. Slow refreshes and navigation (not driving but pushing the app's buttons), but at least better than fucking iOS maps. At least it's data is correct.
10) Urbanspoon. Just garbage. Lacks so much of the functionality of it's website. But haven't used in 6 months so they may have made it better.
11) Newegg: got a lot better. Used to be a nightmare for discoverability (couldn't do Newegg's awesome browse by hardware category only as of last year or so).
12) Amazon: up until 6 months ago you couldn't even browse product categories. It was search for something or forget it, you couldn't find it.

I could go on and on. But my point stands. Win 8. Tablet when you need it, but able to do real shit otherwise. iPad: toy.

about 2 years ago
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Apple iPad Mini Could Complicate Things For Windows 8 Tablets

MogNuts Re:Homework (200 comments)

Win 8 tablet: apps to use, plus a *real* OS when I need it. Tired of using bullshit dataviz office on the go? Fire up MS Office 2010. Don't want to play bullshit touch games? Fire up Dead Space, Mass Effect, etc.

Please explain why that approach will suddenly work now when it failed for about a decade straight before Apple introduced the iPad.

Because Apple made a new *toy*. iFans would buy shit in a box if it had a fruit logo on it. Regardless, I don't care. Enjoy your shiny toy. I'll be getting real work done. And watch sales numbers of iPads year-over-year decline and lose marketshare to Android and Win 8. It's going to happen. You still free to dream what u want though.

iPad: iOS apps. Limited feature

It's called "focused" and is why Apple has sold tens of millions to date. Odd how people appreciate well written software that tries to solve a specific problem.

We must be using a different iOS then. Just about every app I have used has been buggy, crashed frequently, had almost no features compared to its desktop or web based brethren. Do you really want me to list, app by app, what's on my iPhone and tell you how shitty each one is? I will if you want.

about 2 years ago
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Apple iPad Mini Could Complicate Things For Windows 8 Tablets

MogNuts Re:Plant (200 comments)

Always nice to know that Apple plant's stories (or exposes the media bias). I love how everytime some big iPad killer is announced, *someone* posts a story about the iPad mini. Remember the Nexus 7 launch? One week later there was a iPad mini that proved to be vaporware. At least this time it's BEFORE the launch of Win 8, so we'll see it was just a plant story of vaporware.

So Apple must have planted these stories even though their official stance has been "We don't comment on upcoming products." All the while they are orchestrating some media campaign to discredit competing devices (which they don't really compete against anyways). Or the other plausible explanation is that in the vacuum of real information, many fans endlessly speculate on upcoming products? If you want FUD campaigns, see what MS was doing in the 80s and 90s. The problem for MS is that it doesn't work any more.

Yup. It's classic PR. Just like those "supposed" lost iPhones, that happened *twice* around the time before it was soon released. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. They simply had someone in the company release to the media as a anonymous "trusted" source some BS about the iPad mini. So you're telling me the iPad mini was released when the Nexus 7 was? I haven't heard anything about it.

Apple is the world's best marketing company. You think they don't practice good marketing and PR?

And again, they do compete. Their marketing is orchestrated in a way to make you think they don't. That's actually one of the main tenants of their entire campaign. "Think Different." To make you think they don't even try to compete and want to deal with you. Make no mistake, they are shitting their pants about Win 8 tablets. They just want you to think they aren't.

You are pretty naive. Your nickname really is appropriate for your statement.

about 2 years ago
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Apple iPad Mini Could Complicate Things For Windows 8 Tablets

MogNuts Re:Meh (200 comments)

Agreed. Plus as someone elsewhere posted, anyone who wants an iPad, has one. Besides:

Win 8 tablet: apps to use, plus a *real* OS when I need it. Tired of using bullshit dataviz office on the go? Fire up MS Office 2010. Don't want to play bullshit touch games? Fire up Dead Space, Mass Effect, etc. (limited to what a intel HD 4000 that can play)

iPad: iOS apps. Limited feature, buggy, crashes alot apps. Yay.

about a year ago
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Apple iPad Mini Could Complicate Things For Windows 8 Tablets

MogNuts Plant (200 comments)

Always nice to know that Apple plant's stories (or exposes the media bias). I love how everytime some big iPad killer is announced, *someone* posts a story about the iPad mini. Remember the Nexus 7 launch? One week later there was a iPad mini that proved to be vaporware. At least this time it's BEFORE the launch of Win 8, so we'll see it was just a plant story of vaporware.

about a year ago
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Notch Won't Certify Minecraft For Windows 8

MogNuts Re:Shut up Notch (303 comments)

Forgot to mention to that it's probably all about greed. I suspect this is really about not wanting to lose a cut of his profits. Remember all those B.S. excuses about not wanting to deliver his game to Steam users? The service which is basically the anti-MS?

Yea. Profit.

about 2 years ago
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Notch Won't Certify Minecraft For Windows 8

MogNuts Shut up Notch (303 comments)

Shut up Notch. Seriously. Just shut up.

Notch is simply very skilled at being able troll the internet and being an attention whore. You all think he is the fabled developer of Minecraft. No, he's just the world's best indie PR person.

He needs to desperately draw attention to himself via the game press who eats it up to maintain relevant so he can milk more out of the one game he's ever made, if at all (didn't someone else do all the main stuff of the game?).

I just laugh, because remember that tweet he made about not being as open because people will mis-read. So it's ok if it generates more press towards your $30 *indie* game, but not good if it negatively affects your name and brand.

So I re-iterate, just shut up notch.

about 2 years ago
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W3C Announces Plan To Deliver HTML 5 by 2014

MogNuts I Wonder If It Will Matter (110 comments)

I wonder if it will even matter anymore?

With everyone willingly giving up everything to go into walled gardens, and the obvious superiority of native code applications*, is HTML5 a dead end?

Discuss! (ha)

* Not saying that pretty much all apps on smartphones I've used aren't buggy, featureless, poorly designed piece of shit--they are--so much so. And I love the openness of using web sites and never having to need to update my software. I love it. I'm just saying they have the *potential*.

about 2 years ago
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Apple Confirms iPhone 5 Preorders Top 2 Million In 24 Hours

MogNuts Re:Perspective (428 comments)

You know, that's a good point. Never thought about that.

But then I thought, it isn't true. I saw it with a few of my friends, but the reality is this: they just connect to WiFi access points instead. It's just different usage patterns.

For example, they use their smartphones all the time. They just use WiFi in their house. When they leave, they connect to work's. Or they connect at Starbucks when they sit down for coffee. Or when they go out for lunch they connect to the place's WiFi. And this is most of the world. Regardless of what tech sites and the carriers want you to think, not everyone has $100/mo cell bills with data plans. Even iPhone users.

about 2 years ago
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Apple Confirms iPhone 5 Preorders Top 2 Million In 24 Hours

MogNuts Re:So having $100B in the bank is a loss? (428 comments)

You are celebrating an evil company who makes inferior products, has cult people constantly justify that and spout BS vitriol about the superiority to others? Way to go man! (read:sarcasm).

They're are a ton of companies in our history that went to shit. Even Apple itself. Gee, I don't know, remember when it went *bankrupt* in 1997?

about 2 years ago
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Apple Confirms iPhone 5 Preorders Top 2 Million In 24 Hours

MogNuts Re:Wow. (428 comments)

Amen to that. You are spot on. That's why I just ignore Apple articles most of the time. You know they're just plant stories. Don't ever expect actual news or critical reporting on it. Or even any depth. Or even a slightly critical sentence on one annoying detail. The articles just repeat memes over and over and over. I was just reading some article the other day, it was really good. The guy actually spoke of a few features that he didn't like. *Actually* mentioned the features. And I was like "oh yea, now I remember why I never bought a Mac back in the day. Brain dead design functions and lack of features--just think of QT for Windows, ugh." Even though I am constantly unconsciously swayed by their supposed "perfect" hardware that is so sexy, that is repeated EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. by supposed tech sites.

I wonder what people think about their beloved Mac when they have all these problems that come to rise? When they get a spinning beachball or finder crashed once a week? Do they get pissed or rationalize it like usual cultists?

And as for the stock, I know what u mean. It's going up so high because institutional people are buying it because retail people are suckers and think "OMG OMG apple forever!" They flat-out know that the people are idiots and will continue to buy. But then when the musical chairs drop, they'll act like institutional investors: they'll have no problem walking away and taking their profit. But the retail investor will hold on "because it's Apple!". Problem is, when institutional sells, stocks drop, because just a few institutions holds more shares than all the retail investors in the country. So all those fanboys will be left with nothing. Can't say they don't deserve it though.

And it also doesn't help that institutional investors read the WSJ, and we all know that they're a shill with the resident "Walt Moss-Puppet."

about 2 years ago
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MS Office 2013 Pushing Home Users Toward Subscriptions

MogNuts Re:Guess I am learning Libre Office (349 comments)

Wow. You brought back some memories. Been a long time since I heard dBase and WordStar. I miss WordStar *sniff*.

But you completely illustrated my entire point. You were a user of Word 97 and like most people probably never learned anything more. Used none of the new features. None of the new tools or used the new workflow of the new Offices that made things easier, faster, etc. The revamped ribbon in 2010 for example made discovery awesome. I've been using Word/Excel professionally for years and even then I discovered new shit I never even knew existed, thanks to the ribbon. Or pivottable reports. So much freaking better. Could Word 97 even do PivotTables?

So you gave your hand right in the beginning. You even said all you do is databases.

Now, who in their right mind uses Access for DB's anyway? Everyone has known that Access is just "thrown in" and not to be used since us normal users got to use Linux and therefore PostgreSQL or MySQL. There is legacy stuff and enterprise installations, such as what you do at work. Dude, don't yell at me. Blame your work and or IT managers for *ever* choosing a choice that no one ever makes sanely and has known about for 15 years.

about 2 years ago
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Apple Confirms iPhone 5 Preorders Top 2 Million In 24 Hours

MogNuts Re:OSX is a complete UNIX system. (428 comments)

Let's take a step back here. I've been using Linux since 1995. Since Slackware v 2 IIRC. So you can fool most of the Apple sheep on here with ur BS, but not me. I was configuring apache servers and Sendmail servers since well, forever.

Apple has rudimentary BSD userland tools. It was just based on a BSD kernel and to show the press "UNIX!" they put some userland shit around it to make you feel all fuzzy. Compare that userland to FreeBSD today or a full distro of say CentOS or Debian. If you're doing anything heavy "UNIX-like" or using anything POSIX related, or want anything better than god awful fink and want up-to-date and featureful UNIX apps from a good package manager like apt or yum, you use a real distro.

There is no shame in dual-booting. Just don't pretend that OSX is the better choice.

Wait, why am I even arguing? I'm realizing the futility of typing this post out as I do it.

You're just the idiot.

about 2 years ago
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Are SSDs Finally Worth the Money?

MogNuts Re:OP obviously has not used an SSD before... (405 comments)

I've haven't experience the pain of loading Adobe apps in a while ha. But again, once it's loaded, why would you ever close it? And since you mention lightroom, surely your workstation has 24-32GB of RAM in it at least. You eat up all your RAM and your box bogs down because it's running constantly from swap?

Though that is good to know about closing many tabs in web browsers. I never had that problem, but I am always opening and closing my browser completely because of security (other sites read what you have open, or malicious software places overlays on your logins, etc) or just plan want to avoid memory leaks from browsers.

about 2 years ago
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Are SSDs Finally Worth the Money?

MogNuts Re:OP obviously has not used an SSD before... (405 comments)

Did you read my post at all? You missed the entire point. I never reboot. Only when I have to reboot for patches. So this point is moot.

about 2 years ago
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MS Office 2013 Pushing Home Users Toward Subscriptions

MogNuts Re:Guess I am learning Libre Office (349 comments)

So don't.

It's simple. Spend the $120 for the home and student perpetual and stop whining.

It amazes me that people are such boneheads. Have people actually used Office 2010 or are they still armchair quarterbacks spouting BS because they used Word 95 back in the day? Libre is awesome, no doubt, but let's not pretend it's even in the same league as office. Libre is comparable to Office 97, maybe.

Are you people seriously bitching about spending $120 on one of the most featureful, useful, advanced, and complex pieces of software today? And MS isn't Apple, they support their stuff. So you can spend $120 and skip each one, so in effect you are spending $120 every SIX years! People have no problem spending ridiculous amounts of money on other shit, but "OH NO! I don't want to spend $20 per year on the world's most useful software GRRR!"

Idiots.

about 2 years ago
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MS Office 2013 Pushing Home Users Toward Subscriptions

MogNuts Re:Guess I am learning Libre Office (349 comments)

How is it for data analysis and modeling? Specifically how does Libre compare to Excel with Pivot Tables, charts, etc.? The Libre documentation PDF is awesome and extensive (like 400 pages!) but mentions no word of Pivot Tables.

As a side note, I disagree with you on cut-and-paste. I bought a spectacular book, can't remmeber the name, it's like Office Inside and Out, by Ed Bott who has been around since forever. Read up on Excel. Excel 2010 is pretty amazing and you'll see how awesome it's clipboard system rocks.

And obligatory Yea yea "use SPSS like u should" for data modeling. But businesses don't give a crap. In the real world, we use Excel.

about 2 years ago
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Apple iPad 2 As Fast As the Cray-2 Supercomputer

MogNuts OMFG (231 comments)

Oh my god. If I have to read one more BS Apple story like this on the internet, I'm going to go nuts.

Apple lovers must be stopped. They're driving ad revenue and hits to all these *retarded* articles. They keep writing them because people keep clicking on them. STOP IT people!

Maybe I should just follow "if u can't beat em, join em." I should just post "Using an iPhone gives you crabs" or "iPhone as valuable as cream of wheat" and watch the money roll in.

I just laugh. Remember that new screw hoax? They said "they just make it too easy."

about 2 years ago
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Apple Confirms iPhone 5 Preorders Top 2 Million In 24 Hours

MogNuts Re:Wow. (428 comments)

They provide bug fixes. Not updates. 3GS and 4 won't get all the goodness of iOS 6. Let's not pretend they are still getting an update.

Also don't forget Google didn't need to provide a lot of updates (notice i didn't say bugfixes) because it had features that iOS lacked for ages, like the newly touted turn-by-turns directions, Google-earth ripoff, poor man's version of cloud functionality as opposed to badass Google's implementation, etc.

about 2 years ago

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