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Microsoft Plans $1 Billion Server Farm In Iowa

PNutts Re:Saves about $38 million in taxes (81 comments)

On the other hand, paying 84 people for 6 years will do very little for the economy by itself

Strippers and fast food restaurants disagree.

9 hours ago
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The Design Flaw That Almost Wiped Out an NYC Skyscraper

PNutts Re:What poetry is this? (148 comments)

Holy tongue twister Batman!

9 hours ago
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Bug In the GnuTLS Library Leaves Many OSs and Apps At Risk

PNutts Re:Freedom is better than dependency. (231 comments)

So when Apple's proprietary encryption software suffered a problem, Apple users could do nothing but wait for Apple to deliver a fix; there's nobody else that are allowed to fix Apple's proprietary software but Apple. And when that fix ostensibly arrived, Apple users had to hope it wasn't bundled with some malware too (as is often in proprietary software).

I shouldn't feed the troll, but Apple released the patch and simultaneously announced the issue so there was no waiting. IIRC the trusted jailbreak community had a patch the next day. As to the rest of your rant, if you're trying to glamorize non-proprietary software by comparing it's benefits to someone technical vs. my six year old using her iPod then you really don't have much of an argument. And to those people who may have known about this and fixed it without telling anyone (which puzzles me why you made that an example of why non-proprietary software is better): FU you selfish bastards.

about a month and a half ago
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Bug In the GnuTLS Library Leaves Many OSs and Apps At Risk

PNutts Re:Waiting for Microsoft's "Goto Fail" (231 comments)

Apple was already mentioned so it's another Slashdot Hat Trick.

about a month and a half ago
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Damming News From Washington State

PNutts Re:Lower the river, obviously (168 comments)

Yes. And we don't have to worry about Trojan anymore. But now that I think about it the containment wessel was shipped to Hansford and buried. It would be a real bitch to see that thing floating back downriver.

about a month and a half ago
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Damming News From Washington State

PNutts Re:WTF (168 comments)

Actually, "bring it on". Bonneville (one of the five dams below it) generates a considerable amount of power for my area. On the other hand, we'll need that water this summer if we don't get more snowpack in the mountains.

about a month and a half ago
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Damming News From Washington State

PNutts Re:Any pictures? (168 comments)

For the love of god don't waken the goatse guy.

about a month and a half ago
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Apple's Messages Offers Free Texting With a Side of iPhone Lock-In

PNutts Re:Learned the hard way (179 comments)

This is what I keep coming back to. You have to initially turn on (log into) iMessage to start using it. And there are complaints because you have to log out for the service to stop working? And this is a lock-in strategy? Wow.

about a month and a half ago
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Free (Gratis) Version of Windows Could Be a Reality Soon

PNutts Re:Free as in... (392 comments)

beer?

No, free as in bend over.

about a month and a half ago
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How To Take Apart Fukushima's 3 Melted-Down Reactors

PNutts Re: Wait for better robots (167 comments)

You keep saying "keep it contained". It's not contained yet. "Step 1: Contain it." See the difference?

about 2 months ago
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How Mobile Apps Are Reinventing the Worst of the Software Industry

PNutts Re:App permissions (333 comments)

iOS apps cope with being denied permissions. Why can't Android apps?

it's about the quality of the program / programmer regardless of the platform.

about 2 months ago
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How Mobile Apps Are Reinventing the Worst of the Software Industry

PNutts Re:App permissions (333 comments)

It wasn't discovered by Apple, lol. It was disclosed to Apple and they denied it. It was later disclosed publicly, so they were forced to admit it and fix it.

I can't find that information but I can find credible sources that contradict your statements.

about 2 months ago
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Apple SSL Bug In iOS Also Affects OS X

PNutts Obligatory (140 comments)

"You're bracketing it wrong."

about 2 months ago
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Apple SSL Bug In iOS Also Affects OS X

PNutts Re:Lets see how far back... (140 comments)

Not on all devices. AC posted this so it got lost in the filters: If you are able to upgrade to iOS 7, you are not able to upgrade to 6.1.6.

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Distributed Online Storage For Families?

PNutts Re:Skydrive (168 comments)

And it will be interesting to see how they achieve "lower cost".

about 2 months ago
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Slashdot Tries Something New; Audience Responds!

PNutts iOSlashdot 7 (2219 comments)

You took something mature that works and gave us something broken with form over function. When you tell me "So let's all slow down" as if it's a dialog and then lecture to me that you're going to do it anyway you might as well simply say "You're reading it wrong" and be done with it.

Since I'm referencing an Internet meme to make my point I'll double-down and say, "Six lines of text ought to be enough for anybody."

about 2 months ago
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Windows 8.1 Passes Windows Vista In Market Share

PNutts Re:Tell me.... (249 comments)

No considering the drivers and everything else built in. I'd only see that being an issue if you were full up and needed some of that 24GB back. Windows 8.1 system requirements is 16 GB. Did you upgrade and not run a cleanup to delete the previous Windows installation?

about 3 months ago
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Windows 8.1 Passes Windows Vista In Market Share

PNutts Re:Sort of (249 comments)

Windows 8/8.1 under the hood is better than Windows 7 under the hood.

I haven't seen that yet. I just rolled back to Windows 7 on a Lenovo x230. Even with Windows 8.1 drivers the NIC sometimes wouldn't work after waking up the laptop. Will drivers make Windows 8 remembered like Vista?

When Windows 8 came out I tried it and call it, "My eight hours on Windows 8". With 8.1 and StartIsBack it's OK, but I realized I jumped through a few hoops to make it exactly like Windows 7 so why deal with the headaches and removed features (manage wireless networks I'm looking at you), hidden features, and breakages (SkyDrive sync). This time I lasted a month.

about 3 months ago
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Russia's Dyatlov Pass Incident May Have Been Explained By Modern Science

PNutts Re:Nuclear test still most likely (110 comments)

And even more interesting from your second link is that in 2010 someone proposed infrasound.

about 3 months ago

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Passcode bypass on iPhone 5 iOS 6.1 allows full access to Phone and Contacts app

PNutts PNutts writes  |  about a year ago

PNutts (199112) writes "Using a specific sequence of actions it's possible to achieve full access to the Phone and Contacts apps. You can make calls, create and delete contacts, listen to and delete voice mails, etc. Here's a link to the YouTube video showing the procedure: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDkLpj3MM-c"
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Adobe Discontinues Development of Flash Player on

PNutts PNutts writes  |  more than 2 years ago

PNutts (199112) writes "ZDNet is reporting that Adobe has announced to its partners that the company has discontinued development on Flash Player for mobile browsers. The news comes roughly a year and a half after the publication of Steve Jobs' "Thoughts on Flash" open letter, laying out his thoughts on the use of Flash in mobile devices and explaining why Apple would not support Flash on their mobile devices.
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