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Trouble In Branson-Land, As Would-Be Space Tourists Get Antsy Over Delays

NotInHere Re:They're not astronauts, they're ballast. (75 comments)

OK, I see. Google has different versions of the "define" functionality running. The version with "a person who is trained to travel in a spacecraft" doesn't rely on wikipedia.

yesterday
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Trouble In Branson-Land, As Would-Be Space Tourists Get Antsy Over Delays

NotInHere Re:They're not astronauts, they're ballast. (75 comments)

Webdefinitions are one of the things I hate on google: People think it is google, while in fact it is Wikipedia. Instead of proper attribution (naming the author, the license, and so on), they just add a link to the site, and call it "web definition". And people who don't read the link think the information comes from google.

yesterday
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Why the iPhone 6 Has the Same Base Memory As the iPhone 5

NotInHere Re:It costs power (246 comments)

Yeah, don't store the stuff locally because that needs power and then stream the content over the air instead, because that doesn't need power.

2 days ago
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Why the iPhone 6 Has the Same Base Memory As the iPhone 5

NotInHere Memory doesn't cost that much. (246 comments)

Its only to drive people to use cloud services and buy the expensive model for more capacity. Apple would be stupid to satisfy its users.

2 days ago
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Native Netflix Support Is Coming To Linux

NotInHere Re:Finally! (174 comments)

Except that of course. But when you refuse to install the CDM, you will only be stopped from using DRM'ed content. All other stuff nondrm-ed {games, videos, etc} will be accessible without plugins.

2 days ago
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Dropbox and Google Want To Make Open Source Security Tools Easy To Use

NotInHere First (24 comments)

Dropbox should open-source its desktop client to prove it does what it is supposed to.

2 days ago
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Intel Putting 3D Scanners In Consumer Tablets Next Year, Phones To Follow

NotInHere Drivers? (72 comments)

And I guess you can only use it with the intel super-bloat app which ships with your device, and has a trial of 40 days, after which it costs money, and needs an intel.com account.

Will there be free drivers or at least a datasheet?

2 days ago
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Native Netflix Support Is Coming To Linux

NotInHere Re:Finally! (174 comments)

Its also a general issue of browser plugins dying out. Silverlight and Flash had a reason when they were created. The web didn't support the things people wanted to use it for. Browsers were immature, and every browser and every version of a browser rendered different results. In the past decade, the browser vendors and w3c have worked hard to create an unified standardized platform to work on. With this platform, plugins are just obsolete. Even today they are a major cause for browser crashes. With IE11, even microsoft has added a serious contribution.

2 days ago
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Industry-Based ToDo Alliance Wants To Guide FOSS Development

NotInHere Re:Google forked Linux? (54 comments)

I fully understand why they did the google layer. Its the only way to make money with android. And the google layer gives google control over fragmentation. And things do work properly even without the google layer.

Its also reasonable to centralize the push message system, as you /have/ to implement it via polling one way or another, and polling multiple services is bad, as most times nothing has happened.

5 days ago
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Industry-Based ToDo Alliance Wants To Guide FOSS Development

NotInHere Google forked Linux? (54 comments)

OK, they published Android, but they didn't fork linux. Linux is a kernel, not an OS. And even if they forked linux, every distro has its own "fork" of the kernel.

about a week ago
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Medical Milestone: Scientists Reset Human Stem Cells

NotInHere Re:Milestone? (75 comments)

What has always puzzled me was how all this mitosis-invariant ageing isn't a concern in the germ line.

about a week ago
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Medical Milestone: Scientists Reset Human Stem Cells

NotInHere Re:hoooray (75 comments)

Yeah meant the nonsuspectibility to death, not the apple product for ghosts.

about two weeks ago
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Medical Milestone: Scientists Reset Human Stem Cells

NotInHere Milestone? (75 comments)

For calling a scientific advancement a milestone you need to be either really sure, or have a bloating press. Einstein's theory wasn't regarded as "milestone" until the solar eclipse 1919. Are they already really sure yet?

about two weeks ago
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Medical Milestone: Scientists Reset Human Stem Cells

NotInHere Re:hoooray (75 comments)

What affects the 1%ers today will affect the 99%ers tomorrow. This was true for Electric Light and phones in cars, and will be true for imortality.

about two weeks ago
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Paypal Jumps Into Bitcoin With Both Feet

NotInHere Re:I started wondering... (134 comments)

Banks are already required to scan and report the serial numbers of all banknotes for deposits/withdrawals.

can you give me a reference?

about two weeks ago

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Firefox 33 gets Cisco's OpenH264

NotInHere NotInHere writes  |  about 2 months ago

NotInHere (3654617) writes "As promised, version 33 of the Firefox browser will fetch the OpenH264 module from Cisco, which enables Firefox to decode and encode H.264 video, for both the <video> tag and WebRTC, which has a codec war on this matter. The module won't be a traditional NPAPI plugin, but a so-called Gecko Media Plugin (GMP), Mozilla's answer to the disliked Pepper API. Firefox had no cross-platform support for H.264 before."
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India forged Google SSL certificates

NotInHere NotInHere writes  |  about 2 months ago

NotInHere (3654617) writes "As Google writes on its Online Security Blog, the National Informatics Centre of India (NIC) used its intermediate CA certificate issued by Indian CCA, to issue several unauthorized certificates for Google domains, allowing to do Man in the middle attacks. Possible impact however is limited, as, according to Google, the root certificates for the CA were only installed on Windows, which Firefox doesn't use, and for the Chrom{e,ium} browser, the CA for important Google domains is pinned to the Google CA.
According to its website, the NIC CA has suspended certificate issuance, and according to Google, its root certificates were revoked by Indian CCA."
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Are the hard-to-exploit bugs in LZO compression algorithm a hype?

NotInHere NotInHere writes  |  about 3 months ago

NotInHere (3654617) writes "In 1996, Markus F. X. J. Oberhumer wrote an implementation of the Lempel–Ziv compression, which is used in various places like the linux kernel, libav, openVPN, or the Curiosity rover. As security researchers have found out, the code contained integer overflow and buffer overrun vulnerabilities, in the part of the code that was responsible to process not compressed parts of the data. Those vulnerabilities are however very hard to exploit, and their scope is dependent on the actual implementation.
According to Oberhumer, the problem only affects 32 bit systems. "I personally do not know about any client program that actually is affected", Oberhumer sais, calling the news about the possible security issue a media hype."
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Mozilla launches student coding program "Winter of Security"

NotInHere NotInHere writes  |  about 4 months ago

NotInHere (3654617) writes "Mozilla has introduced a new program, called MWoS or "Mozilla Winter of Security", to involve university students into security projects. The attending students will write code for a Mozilla security tool during (northern hemisphere) winter. Unlike GSoC, attending it involves no monetary payment, but the student's universities are expected to activlely cooperate and to give the students a credit for their work. From TFA:

MWoS is a win for all. Students get a chance to work on real-world security projects, under the guidance of an experienced security engineer. Professors get to implement cutting-edge security projects into their programs. Mozilla and the community get better security tools, which that we would not have the resources to build or improve ourselves."

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