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Why Phone Stores Should Stockpile Replacements

Syphonius Thank you /. (253 comments)

And I mean the crowd, not the admins.

For voicing all the thoughts that immediately jumped into my mind as soon as I saw this on the front page.


about 5 months ago

Why Your Next Phone Will Include Biometric Security

Syphonius It better get here quick... (110 comments)

My next phone is just six months away.

about 2 years ago

Using Technology To Make Guns Safer

Syphonius How dare they?! (1013 comments)

How dare those evil gun makers not make their products more fragile, less likely to fire and more prone to failure! If only guns could be made as safe as a child's toy,

more than 2 years ago

More Than 25% of Android Apps Know Too Much About You

Syphonius Re:If only! (277 comments)

Then you may have done it wrong (or whatever example you followed was wrong). The default IDE (Eclipse with the ADK plugin) does not generate permissions into the manifest. They all go in manually. If your Hello, World required extra permissions then they were most likely added by accident or you are using some uncommon IDE/plugin.

more than 2 years ago

Apple Reportedly Planning Streaming Music Service

Syphonius Of course... (95 comments)

They can't launch until they figure out who they will sue for patent infringement once they create the product.

more than 2 years ago

Microsoft: 'Unlikely' Credit Card Details Lifted From Xbox 360s

Syphonius Re:Terribly Misleading Headline (105 comments)

Yes, I see the difference. One follows the headline pattern of print and electronic media that has been established for probably 50-100 years. The other has extra garbage words that do not change the meaning and take up more space.

more than 2 years ago

Google Introduces Programming Challenge In Advance Of GoogleIO

Syphonius Doubtful (114 comments)

There's nothing to support the idea that machine quality is linked to registration.

I believe the hike to $900 is their response to 'freeloaders' showing up just to get swag.

more than 2 years ago

IBM Snags Patent On Half-Day Off of Work Notifications

Syphonius I don't care about existing art... (163 comments)

Even in 2006, this would have been an obvious solution for anyone in the field.

about 3 years ago

The London Riots and Facial Recognition Technology

Syphonius Really? Vigilantes? (482 comments)

Could we find a more loaded term than that? I don't think so. Heaven forbid some folks actually try to glom together and do good.

more than 3 years ago

Ray Gun Puts Voices Inside Your Head

Syphonius I've been hearing this music... (517 comments)

"There must be some way out of here," said the joker to the thief...

Catchy tune.

more than 6 years ago


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