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Google Expands Safe Browsing To Block Unwanted Downloads

Vlijmen Fileer The title is a lie (106 comments)

Apparently, it is not Google (as in the search engine, or the company) that will block things. It is their shady browser, Chrome, that will block things.
So people not using Chrome (quite some, I'd say) are not helped by this endeavour.

about two weeks ago

Microsoft Surface Drowning?

Vlijmen Fileer Borg (337 comments)

Maybe I am late noticing, but... Where did the VERY APT borg icon for microsoft articles go?

about three weeks ago

UK Seeks To Hold Terrorism Trial In Secret

Vlijmen Fileer Terrorism (240 comments)

But.... Then it is /not/ justice!
It is more like state terrorism against civilians.
Civilians now know that the moment that the state will destroy them, in secret, for any petty offence is not far off. And out of terror, people will start acting afraid and careful.

about 3 months ago

Apple Says Many Users 'Bought an Android Phone By Mistake'

Vlijmen Fileer Re:"By Mistake" (711 comments)

I'm sure you meant that in a funny way. But I find it almost frightening to realize that "Reality distortion field" seems to be about the only way to explain Apple fans' weird fanatism :s.

about 3 months ago

Apple Says Many Users 'Bought an Android Phone By Mistake'

Vlijmen Fileer Re:Other way around (711 comments)

That's pretty uninformed.
3x4 Is a very good format for reading, at any rate clearly better than any more elongated format like 9x16.
Not all videos are 9x16; mine are 3x4 and will stay that way; it's a much more balanced format.
Photos are, and will remain, what the photographer wants them to be. Normaly anything between 1x1 and 3x4 for artistic reasons.
Mind you: Computer screen first went to longer formats because that was cheaper to cut when making LCD screens. Movie theater screenings are often even in something like 1x2.2 because of theater hall dimensions. All the talk about longer formats being more natural for humans is nonsense, the drive is purely financial.

about 3 months ago

Which desktop environment do you like the best?

Vlijmen Fileer Joke? (611 comments)

People actually /use/ KDE? How can that be?? It has been an utterly laughable unusabilty disaster from day one, and still is. And of all the many Linux users I know, not a single one uses KDE. Maybe there is one country or big company where it is pushed upon people?

about 3 months ago

You Can Now Run Beta Versions of OS X—For Free

Vlijmen Fileer iShould have read (201 comments)

iOS iX iBeta iSeed iProgram iNow iFree iTo iUse.
iAnnoyingly iChildish iApple iCrap :/ Who the hell would be interested????

about 4 months ago

Oracle Deflects Blame For Troubled Oregon Health Care Site

Vlijmen Fileer Re:It's Not Really Oracle (163 comments)

Carrot? I would also produce an enourmous steaming pile of shit if you made me eat that many carrots.

about 4 months ago

Oracle Deflects Blame For Troubled Oregon Health Care Site

Vlijmen Fileer It's not Oracle's fault! (163 comments)

It's the customers' fault. EVERYBODY in the IT business already knows that Oracle invariably gives you:
- Bizarely high price
- Incomplete project result
- Project delays
- Low quality
- Extreme vendor lock in
E.v.e.r.y s.i.n.g.l.e p.r.o.j.e.c.t they do.
I'm not sure whther to cry or laugh at this. Just don't go with Oracle, every sane IT professional knows that.

about 4 months ago

OpenSUSE To Offer Rolling Release KDE Experience

Vlijmen Fileer Re:Debian (51 comments)

I'm not doing that :) I dislike KDE much, so I'm not even using it, sorry...
I was just trying to say that KDE, as an infrastructure project, seems to take on Debian's system as a distribution of always having a fixed number of well-defined releases "in the air". For Debian ofcourse these are stable, testing, unstable and experimental.
B.t.w. testing is indeed fine to use for desktop systems; it has about the stability of other distributions' stable releases.

about 5 months ago

OpenSUSE To Offer Rolling Release KDE Experience

Vlijmen Fileer Debian (51 comments)

Sooo, KDE goes Debian. No shame in there, it happens to the best so certainly KDE can be excused.

about 5 months ago

Drive-by Android Malware Exploits Unpatchable Vulnerability

Vlijmen Fileer Wrong metrics (120 comments)

My HTC phone, ~1 1/2 years old, ~$400,- is and will remain stuck at 4.1.2.
And not supported by Cyanogenmod or anything else.

about 6 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Anti-Camera Device For Use In a Small Bus?

Vlijmen Fileer Re:Confiscate cameras (478 comments)

The whole goal of owners (of themparks, buses, whatever) is to /make money/.
So in terms of the pictures-farce:
- They will try to deny you your right to take your own pictures, without exception with some clearly false excuse.
- And they hire /the absolute cheapest button-clicker/ they can find!!! An idiot can think of that. And any idiot can /see/ it in any them-park. All these button-clickers are high school students or something alike, /never ever/ a professional photographer, as that would eat into the profit margins.

about 6 months ago

Now On Video: GCHQ Destroying Laptop Full of Snowden Disclosures

Vlijmen Fileer They DO belong fully in the open, unredacted (237 comments)

They DO belong on the piratebay. You said it yourself; they are /false/ accusations. By giving them to an intermediary to prevent these false accusations from being brought into play you /actually give credibility/ to these false accusations.
Then again, it does give the leaker some protection against prosecution for these false accusations :).
But to me, the balance is still wrong: stepping back for false accusations is a road into the abyss. The only wise long-term approach in this case is to fight all falsehood right-on.

about 7 months ago

Network Solutions Opts Customer Into $1,850 Security Service

Vlijmen Fileer Bought by someonse else (405 comments)

I would guess someone offered the company a fair amount of money to have Brents domain names released and handed over. I'd seriously check if this message has been sent to all client of this "Network Solutions".

about 7 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Are AdBlock's Days Numbered?

Vlijmen Fileer Internet plus ads is unusable (731 comments)

I got an eye opener a few months ago when I improved a new Windows laptop by installing Firefox. In the few seconds that the system (with Firefox) was without AdBlock, I got totally shocked as to how horrendously and utterly unusable most of web pages I frequent were with ads not removed.
If I had to choose between using these pages with ads, or using them not at all, I would simply choose the latter and go on for a site that actually does behave.
The same will hold here; pages that succesfully sidestep AdBlock, the most important thing on the web after Firefox, I will simply add to the blacklist.

about 7 months ago

Reducing Climate Change Uncertainty By Figuring Out Clouds

Vlijmen Fileer There is no uncertainty (249 comments)

Every time I point out the shaky grounds on which the so called climate "science" is founded I get lambasted by very vocal, very fanatical shouters telling me I am a denier.
The conclusion is clear: I am wrong, all others with doubts about climate "science" are wrong, climate "science" is really science, and there is no uncertainty AT ALL in climate science.

about 8 months ago

Rise of the Super-High-Res Notebook Display

Vlijmen Fileer Underdeveloped (333 comments)

Can I ask what country you live in? I have the feeling it must be rather underdeveloped.
Where I live and work, laptops for everybody has been the standard for years already. Finding a desktop PC is a curiosity that makes you halt in your track.

about 8 months ago


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