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GitHub Open Sources Atom, Their Text Editor Based On Chromium

TyIzaeL Prime Example of Software Bloat (121 comments)

  • Notepad++: 7.3MB
  • Sublime Text: 7.6MB
  • BBEdit: 12.5MB
  • Atom - 67MB

about 4 months ago

Federal Magistrate Rules That Fifth Amendment Applies To Encryption Keys

TyIzaeL Re:Last Sentence (322 comments)

This is a close call, but I conclude that Feldman's act of production, which would necessarily require his using a password of some type to decrypt the storage device, would be tantamount to telling the government something it does not already know with "reasonably particularity"

I'm guessing this is the trick. The government doesn't know there is evidence on the storage device. It sounds like they are making the argument that compelling a password for discovery purposes is a violation, but providing one to give them what they know you have is not. At least, that's what it seems like they are saying to me.

about a year ago

Poking Holes In Samsung's Android Security

TyIzaeL Re:Carriers can still detect tethering (107 comments)

I get by by running a VPN server at my house and then connecting to that while I'm on the go.

about a year and a half ago

A Few Improvements for Firefox's Android UI

TyIzaeL Re:Start page (81 comments)

Nope. Even more annoying is if I pin sites to the start page they have tendency to go away every now and then.

about a year and a half ago

Java Vs. C#: Which Performs Better In the 'Real World'?

TyIzaeL Re:Language is hardly relevant (437 comments)

You must not work in the education sector. PowerSchool is becoming quite popular in many districts (at least where I live) these days and Windows and Mac are all they support. They most commonly set up Tomcat + Oracle on Windows servers.

about a year and a half ago

Netflix CEO Accuses Comcast of Not Practicing Net Neutrality

TyIzaeL Re:Comcast's memo in reaction (272 comments)

Youtube videos are just crap - gotta load them hit play and THEN hit pause and let the rest download and then hit play again AFTER they download completely because otherwise, it just starts and stops.

I don't know WTF it is. Is Netlfix buffering that much better or is Youtube shitty?

Youtube is just shitty sometimes.

more than 2 years ago

As a target for malware, my main computer is ...

TyIzaeL Re:None of the above (429 comments)

Key phrase in the poll is "As a target".

more than 2 years ago

Why IT Won't Like Mac OS X Lion Server

TyIzaeL Re:Elimination? (341 comments)

That's the joke.

more than 3 years ago

Will Apple's Lion Roar For Business?

TyIzaeL Re:Lame excuse (340 comments)

Just copy the downloaded Lion to a thumb drive and install it on all the corporate computers. If anything, it's easier than windows.

Hate to burst your bubble, but in the Windows world you can deploy pre-configured operating systems to bare metal from a central server on your LAN. See: Windows Deployment Services.

more than 2 years ago

No Additional Firefox 4 Security Updates

TyIzaeL Re:browsers too complex (445 comments)

Because creating and transferring text files is easier.

more than 2 years ago

Mac OS Update Detects, Kills MacDefender Scareware

TyIzaeL Re:Honest question about security of unix systems (277 comments)

worst case is that the user's files are all gone.

This is just as bad (if not worse) than losing the operating system for most users today.

more than 3 years ago

YouTube Now Transcoding All New Uploads To WebM

TyIzaeL Re:Copyright issues? (267 comments)

People expecting any sort of copy-protection from YouTube are Doing It Wrong. The plethora of re-uploaded videos (with their source being other YouTube videos) should be evidence enough of that.

more than 3 years ago

GNOME 3 Released

TyIzaeL Re:How To Tweak GNOME 3 (353 comments)

4) Can you recognize software by its icon? If not you'll hate Windows 7.

Unlike GNOME 3, Windows 7 allows you to get your old (Vista style) taskbar back with a simple setting change.

more than 3 years ago

AT&T To Introduce Broadband Caps

TyIzaeL Re:What's average Netflix datarate? (538 comments)

TFA says that U-Verse is indeed capped, but AT&T's IPTV service doesn't count towards the cap.

more than 3 years ago

AT&T To Introduce Broadband Caps

TyIzaeL Re:I wonder.. (538 comments)

According to TFA, U-Verse TV will not count towards the bandwidth cap. This strikes me as a wee bit anti-competitive.

more than 3 years ago

AT&T To Introduce Broadband Caps

TyIzaeL Re:What's bad about caps? (538 comments)

If pricing were based on actual usage, ISPs wouldn't be able to rake in large profits from people barely using their connections.

more than 3 years ago


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