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Google Announces Inbox, a New Take On Email Organization

Russ1642 Please give us the option (146 comments)

We must have the option of turning this stuff off. Google already does a fantastic job of keeping spam out of my inbox, and I unsubscribe from bulk emails I don't want. The result is that I get only a couple emails per day. I don't need fancy features to organize them as I just use search to find what I want. I'm sure this will help people with email clutter problems but I just like it the way it currently is. So please let me turn it off, just like Gmail's last attempt at automatic sorting.

11 hours ago
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FTDI Reportedly Bricking Devices Using Competitors' Chips.

Russ1642 Re:On the other hand... (542 comments)

So is it illegal to own counterfeit products or only to sell them? For example, if you have a fake Gucci handbag can a Gucci employee come up to you with a can of spray-paint and spray it to ruin it? Or if you took it to a legit store and they discovered it was counterfeit could they do the same thing? I'm thinking this steps way way over the line of what they're allowed to do to stop counterfeiting and they're going to get their asses sued big-time.

11 hours ago
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Software Glitch Caused 911 Outage For 11 Million People

Russ1642 Re:backup for 911 (109 comments)

They also list their dispatch numbers. That's what you call when you want to report a non-emergency. For example, I called it to report a completely wasted drunk lady causing a disturbance. Not quite enough to call 911 but I wanted to report her before she wandered into traffic.

yesterday
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Software Glitch Caused 911 Outage For 11 Million People

Russ1642 Re:Hint (109 comments)

That's just about the most ridiculous thing I've heard here in a while.

yesterday
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Windows 0-Day Exploited In Ongoing Attacks

Russ1642 Re: Only for root users (107 comments)

People accept these when it's expected. When a UAC prompt comes up when opening a PowerPoint presentation downloaded off the internet I think even most casual users will wake up and cancel the request... unless it's my sister-in-law. She'll install anything.

yesterday
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The Future of Stamps

Russ1642 Complete waste (124 comments)

Why re-invent the printer just to stamp a package? All of the major shipping companies let you print out a shipping label already. As for the other stuff, such as having the shipping company look up an address, that can all be done with software provided there's enough incentive to develop it.

yesterday
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Delivering Malicious Android Apps Hidden In Image Files

Russ1642 Re:symptom of dumbing down computing (112 comments)

Exactly. He's complaining about Windows hiding file extensions by default, which has little to nothing to do with command line crap, which is what my post said in the first place. It's a known security problem with a known solution.

2 days ago
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Delivering Malicious Android Apps Hidden In Image Files

Russ1642 Re:symptom of dumbing down computing (112 comments)

How do you think Windows and Android launch image viewers? They associate the file format with the viewer and launch the viewer with the file as a command line argument. It is EXACTLY the same as it was when you had to type it on a command line. You're basically just complaining about windows' ability to hide file extensions, which is valid, but has really nothing to do with using icons instead of typing on a command line.

2 days ago
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FBI Director Continues His Campaign Against Encryption

Russ1642 Re:I don't trust it (284 comments)

Not remotely. Because the iPhone is from America, as everyone knows, and America is entirely peopled with criminals, and criminals are used to having people not trust them, as you are not trusted by me, so I can clearly not choose the iPhone encryption.

Truly, you have a dizzying intellect.

Wait till I get going! Now, where was I?

about a week ago
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FBI Director Continues His Campaign Against Encryption

Russ1642 Re:I don't trust it (284 comments)

But it's so simple. All I have to do is divine from what I know of the FBI: are they the sort that would put their cracking abilities in the open or keep them for themselves? A clever administration would hide their secret abilities, but they know that we're not fools so clearly they would rather lie and say they could crack our encryption when clearly they can't...

about a week ago
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FBI Director Continues His Campaign Against Encryption

Russ1642 I don't trust it (284 comments)

Anyone wanna bet that they have no trouble breaking this encryption, or they have secret backdoors? This is just a big advertising campaign to get people to think they can't break it.

about a week ago
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FBI Director Continues His Campaign Against Encryption

Russ1642 Re:The Children! (284 comments)

Pervert. Stop thinking of the children that way!

about a week ago
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Google Announces Motorola-Made Nexus 6 and HTC-Made Nexus 9

Russ1642 Re:phablet (201 comments)

The term, not necessarily the device. If you want a device that size then fine. Just don't call it a phablet.

about a week ago
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Google Announces Motorola-Made Nexus 6 and HTC-Made Nexus 9

Russ1642 phablet (201 comments)

Please oh please may that term die a quick painless death.

about a week ago
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Positive Ebola Test In Second Texas Health Worker

Russ1642 Re:Just tell me (463 comments)

As they get sicker and sicker, people deal with the mess and viola...

Depends on what you play. I've heard many an upbeat tune played on the viola. If you're into somber melodies it's better to get an Irish band.

about a week ago
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Positive Ebola Test In Second Texas Health Worker

Russ1642 Re:Just tell me (463 comments)

When I was in University I had a parking spot such that I could walk through a hospital for quite a distance on the way to my classes. It seemed everyone who parked there would do that because when it's -20 Celsius or below (-4 F and below) you can get pretty cold walking outside in the wind. I walked outside. Why expose yourself to that crap day after day? Eventually you'll catch something, hopefully nothing more serious than the flu but who knows. I only got a bit cold.

about a week ago
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Flight Attendants Want Stricter Gadget Rules Reinstated

Russ1642 Re:That's not the reason you're being ignored. (405 comments)

They don't want people looking at their devices with their headphones in when the captain says "brace for impact" a moment before you're supposed to land normally. It's not that hard to just be ready for an important announcement before takeoff and landing. And they're right that you want everything stowed away for those two phases of the flight.

about a week ago
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Ubisoft Claims CPU Specs a Limiting Factor In Assassin's Creed Unity On Consoles

Russ1642 Sacrifice visual quality (338 comments)

I'd go for reducing overall visual quality rather than the AI quality. Having good AI, and supposedly better gameplay as a result, should be at the top of the priority list. I'd go so far as to reduce the visual quality so much that the framerate is high and the game responsiveness is super smooth.

about two weeks ago
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Gmail Security Is a Problem For Tor Users In Repressive Countries

Russ1642 Re:Stupid (74 comments)

I recently enabled this. It works. My email account is more secure. You can also generate codes for off-grid use, such as when you have internet access but no cell phone coverage.

about two weeks ago

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