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US Gov't Issues Alert About iOS "Masque Attack" Threat

XaXXon Re:I don't get it... (98 comments)

cydia isn't a jailbreak tool - it's an alternate app store.

Pangu is a jailbreak tool.

about a month ago
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US Gov't Issues Alert About iOS "Masque Attack" Threat

XaXXon I don't get it... (98 comments)

Don't you have to jump through all sorts of hoops to even INTENTIONALLY install an app from an alternate source?

Seems like it would be hard to do it unintentionally.

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Why Can't Google Block Spam In Gmail?

XaXXon Re:WTF? (265 comments)

That's not really spam. You wouldn't want your email service blocking email you're supposed to get.

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Why Can't Google Block Spam In Gmail?

XaXXon Re:WTF? (265 comments)

Me too. I'm very confused seeing this ask /.

about 2 months ago
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Intel Drops Gamasutra Sponsorship Over Controversial Editorials

XaXXon the linked verge article is just as bad (724 comments)

as the stuff people were complaining about.

Intel has pulled an advertising campaign from video gaming website Gamasutra after it reportedly received a number of complaints from self-identified gamers upset that the site was championing fair gender representation in video games.

Wow, could this have been written to represent one side any more strongly?

about 3 months ago
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Ebola Has Made It To the United States

XaXXon Re:Fristy Pawst! (475 comments)

Because we don't go around kissing dead people on the mouth?

about 3 months ago
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Matchstick and Mozilla Take On Google's Chromecast With $25 Firefox OS Dongle

XaXXon Strange rewards for top funding level (106 comments)

Why would they give me money as a reward for funding them with money?

They give you a $200 per diem at CES. But.. why not just make the reward level that much cheaper? I don't get it.

about 3 months ago
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Apple Sells More Than 10 Million New iPhones In First 3 Days

XaXXon Re:Sales figures are news now? (206 comments)

I'm guessing its' tough to tell because it's not nearly such a big event. With your choice of a bazillion different models, each with some feature the others don't have, the amount of people excited about any particular one will be significantly lower.

about 3 months ago
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Technological Solution For Texting While Driving Struggles For Traction

XaXXon Solving the wrong problem (326 comments)

The problem isn't how do we make people safer drivers.

The problem is how do we make people NOT the drivers. Then we don't have to worry about whether they are texting.

about 3 months ago
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Kickstarter's Problem: You Have To Make the Game Before You Ask For Money

XaXXon I don't see this as a problem (215 comments)

Part of kickstarter should be that you've already taken a substantive risk on your own. Making a game demo with, for example, limited level/playtime is a good mark that you are capable of producing the rest.

Since there is no recourse once the funding takes place for funders, this doesn't seem unreasonable.

about 3 months ago
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John Romero On Reinventing the Shooter

XaXXon So? (266 comments)

Why anyone cares what this guy has to say boggles my mind. He may have had a hand in some good games decades ago, but what have you done for me lately?

Oh yeah, you took a steaming turd on my computer. Thanks.

In other news, North Korea is the best Korea.

about 3 months ago
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Ontario Government Wants To Regulate the Internet

XaXXon Such clickbait (184 comments)

They want to regulate Canadian media consumption -- the same way they've been doing for decades.

Seems like a big non-story.

about 3 months ago
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Is It Time To Split Linux Distros In Two?

XaXXon Just because you can.. (282 comments)

doesn't mean you should.

Thinking that any Linux distro, just because it could be run in both environments, should be developed to be suitable for both seems wrong.

Why not just pick a desktop-oriented existing distro for your desktop and a server-focused one for your production environment?

And if you need to develop on your server environment, then this doesn't really matter to you, since you have to pick what's best for your production environment regardless of your desktop.

about 3 months ago
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Dropbox Caught Between Warring Giants Amazon and Google

XaXXon Re:Dropbox use AWS (275 comments)

while they could, amazon has never raised prices on AWS.

about 4 months ago
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Georgia Tech Researchers Jailbreak iOS 7.1.2

XaXXon Re:Why? (136 comments)

also I have no real choice in my selection of provider.

about 5 months ago
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Georgia Tech Researchers Jailbreak iOS 7.1.2

XaXXon Re:Why? (136 comments)

i'm not paying extra to use the data I paid for how I want. AT&T wants me to. Jailbreak.

about 5 months ago
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Vint Cerf on Why Programmers Don't Join the ACM

XaXXon Why would I? (213 comments)

I haven't heard about ACM since I left school and I wasn't interested then.. so why join now?

about 5 months ago
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Mozilla Is Investigating Why Dell Is Charging To Install Firefox

XaXXon Re:Is that legal in the UK? (306 comments)

That's not what average means. You mean "median".

about 9 months ago
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Customer: Dell Denies Speaker Repair Under Warranty, Blames VLC

XaXXon Re:Tell them... (526 comments)

The reason I'm going to leave /. is the fuck beta comments, not the beta itself.

This is almost as bad as the reddit /r/atheism crap from a while ago.

about 10 months ago
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EA's Dungeon Keeper Ratings Below a 5 Go To Email Black Hole

XaXXon Re:Works for Slashdot as well... (367 comments)

I dont' like the changes, but the comments are worse than the changes. I'm glad they are being removed.

about 10 months ago

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