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Spam Causes Microsoft To Kill Newsgroups

Sicnarf Re:What's the problem? (157 comments)

useless, because a forum is all about it's moderators and staff.

more than 4 years ago
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In Defense of Jailbreaking

Sicnarf Re:spread the word (405 comments)

i doesn't matter if you've found a flaw in his logic. his article still is reasonable. it's talking more about general legal implications and how the consumer can or should respond. this doesn't necessarily have to do with "locked down" versus not.

"Here are a couple of proposals that I'd consider more realistic. Both of these really do involve voting with your wallet. (1) If there are no options that avoid DRM and lockdowns, don't buy. This is my current attitude about the Kindle and iPod. I'll buy one when there is a non-DRM'd library of books available for it that is roughly the same size as Amazon's current catalog. (2) Buy the lesser of two evils. E.g., I believe Android is significantly less locked down than iPhone, so if I were choosing between the two, I'd buy an Android. "

sounds good. i'd go further and only buy it, if there are proper import and export functions in an open format (pdf, txt, etc).

more than 4 years ago
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What IT pioneer do you respect the most?

Sicnarf Mission Option (737 comments)

No CmdrTaco option?!?

more than 4 years ago
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If Everyone Had To Pass A Particular 101 Course, It Should Be About...

Sicnarf Other: (1142 comments)

Morals and Christianity 101

more than 4 years ago
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1/3 of People Can't Tell 48Kbps Audio From 160Kbps

Sicnarf Re:I've conducted my own blind tests... (567 comments)

But what about the variation in sound quality? Can't the ear distinguish between quickly shifting bit-rates?
In other words, doesn't the CBR sound "smoother"?

more than 4 years ago
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Up To 9% of a Company's Machines Are Bot-Infected

Sicnarf Re:egress filtering (146 comments)

increase* latency ofc. that and once you're part of a botnet u wanne wipe ur machine clean with a reinstall. or else the malware will just spread on further.

more than 4 years ago
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Up To 9% of a Company's Machines Are Bot-Infected

Sicnarf Re:egress filtering (146 comments)

nowadays bot net controllers are hard to track, since they use peer to peer methods and hierachies. going through a proxy will lower latency :s

more than 4 years ago
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Is "Good Enough" the Future of Technology?

Sicnarf Re:Windows Vista: "Good Enough" is the right answe (350 comments)

the problem is, that the 10% of features varies from one user to the next, so much, that essentially it's necessary to add them, sooner or later to the core OS. look at linux: there's many utilities, that developers rely on (and as a result end users), it's just more modular there.

more than 4 years ago
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PHP 5.3 Released

Sicnarf nt4 (120 comments)

as of this version, windows nt 4 will no longer be supported :-(

more than 5 years ago
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More Than Coding Errors Behind Bad Software

Sicnarf Re:Perfection Has a Price (726 comments)

the faa process is impressive.. i took a look at their "nas system engineering manual". what kind of systems require level A certification? that sounds like a huge endeavor..

more than 5 years ago
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More Than Coding Errors Behind Bad Software

Sicnarf Re:Perfection Has a Price (726 comments)

except he's talking about modern technology, and i think voltaire is generalizing about everything..
i wouldn't even agree to voltairs statement, since perfection is achievable.

more than 5 years ago

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