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Keyless Remote Entry For Cars May Have Been Cracked

Whalou Re:just now? (398 comments)

In the case of my car, a Mitsubishi Lancer:

  • To unlock the door, the key needs to be within 2 feet of the handle, same with the trunk
  • To start the car, the key needs to be inside
  • If you try to lock the doors (by pressing the button on the door handle, while the key is inside, it beeps and the door won't lock

about a year and a half ago

Interpreting Global Flight Maps

Whalou Re:Eurocentric (93 comments)

Also, placing Europe in the middle prevents having to split landmasses. When the Americas are in the middle, Europe and Asia are no longer connected.

about a year and a half ago

DoJ Answers FOIA Request After Six Years With No Real Information

Whalou Re:Most Transparent Administration Ever (107 comments)

From TFA:

I wanted to get back to you on some of the more pressing issues...probably the most important of which is REDACTED."
This goes on for an entire page. It's a gray box of nothing.

They are a bit more transparent than before, they are using gray boxes instead of black to redact text.

about a year and a half ago

Boeing Touts Fighter Jet To Rival F-35 — At Half the Price

Whalou Re:This is not news (497 comments)

You can pry my poutine from my cold dead hands!

about 2 years ago

Microsoft Surface Pricing Goes Toe-to-Toe With Apple iPad

Whalou Re:Awesome! (521 comments)

I sometime get that urge but only because all the trackpads I used on PC laptops were crap and/or the size of a postage stamp. A nice size trackpad like the one on Mac laptops or the standalone Apple trackpad makes it unnecessary. Logitech made one for Windows 8 that seems usable as well.

I prefer not to have finger marks on my laptop. Although, strangely enough, it doesn't bother me on the iPad. Possibly because it's easier to orient it so that the marks are not too apparent.

more than 2 years ago

Texas Schools Using Electronic Chips To Track Students; Parents In Uproar

Whalou Re:Do what with daily records? (540 comments)

My guess is that it should be "tally attendance records" instead.

more than 2 years ago

Apple Acknowledges iPhone 5 Camera Flaw

Whalou Re:That's more like it! (472 comments)

It's a feature. You don't need to use Instagram to add a purple tinge to your pictures anymore.

more than 2 years ago

New Java Vulnerability Found Affecting Java 5, 6, and 7 SE

Whalou Re:Java runtime vs. .NET runtime (121 comments)

I had read 'poop' instead of 'pop' and thought that I never wanted to laugh that hard.

more than 2 years ago

Microsoft Unveils Outlook.com, Hotmail's Successor

Whalou Re:Fantastic first impressions (368 comments)

I like the way Gmail implements their classification scheme, i.e. tagging, better than folders. With folders you're restricted to a tree structure but tagging allows you to classify an email in several categories by adding different tags.

What I ended up doing with my emails at work (in Outlook) was to put every old emails into a single folder to be able to use search.

more than 2 years ago

LinkedIn Password Hashes Leaked Online

Whalou Re:Plain text (271 comments)

Or require users to create a password that when hashed makes a readable sentence.

more than 2 years ago

Stop Being Poor: U.S. Piracy Watch List Hits a New Low With 2012 Report

Whalou Re:A Band (310 comments)

This also allows you to drive in the carpool lane.

more than 2 years ago

GreenSQL is a Database Security Solution, says CTO David Maman (Video)

Whalou Re:Am I the first to think... (108 comments)

Am I the first to think Soylent GreenSQL?

Reading the posts that came before yours I'd say yes.


more than 2 years ago

When I drive, I place my hands at ...

Whalou Re:Missing Option (380 comments)

Usually one hand, at 6:00. [...] I feel it's safer in case the airbag needs to deploy...

Nothing says safe like banging yourself in the nuts when the airbag deploys.

more than 2 years ago

Berkeley HTML5 Timeline Tool Can Show a Day, Or the Lifetime of the Universe

Whalou Re:No Source code available (86 comments)

You need to click the Source Code tab on Codeplex, not the Downloads tab.

more than 2 years ago

Users Spend More Time On Myspace Than Google+

Whalou Re:First (310 comments)

One what?

Failed attempt at a first post.

more than 2 years ago


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