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Google Explains Why WebView Vulnerability Will Go Unpatched On Android 4.3

Zxern Re:The solution is obvious (579 comments)

It would have to be a second hand/used sale as Microsoft won't sell a license for oems to install xp anymore.

4 days ago
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Google Explains Why WebView Vulnerability Will Go Unpatched On Android 4.3

Zxern Re:The solution is obvious (579 comments)

Does it matter? This bug not being fixed reflects very poorly on google and android as a whole, not the carriers, or the manufacturers. Google should at least put up a patch and then leave it in the hands of the carriers to push it our or not. To not even bother making a fix just proves the android fragmentation problem is a serious issue.

4 days ago
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Verizon About To End Construction of Its Fiber Network

Zxern Re:Why lay fiber at all when you can gouge wireles (201 comments)

Yes more revenue, but still not as profitable. The problem is that it also costs them more to provide more services even when bundled. Whearas with wireless they can provide all the same services but charge significantly more to actually provide it.

about a week ago
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IRS Warns of Downtime Risk As Congress Makes Cuts

Zxern Re:People attacking the IRS here are dumb (253 comments)

WTF!?! The purpose of the IRS is to collect tax revenue. If you want to generate revenue (new taxes) go to congress.

about a week ago
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IRS Warns of Downtime Risk As Congress Makes Cuts

Zxern Re:Cry me a river (253 comments)

How long does it take you to do your taxes? How long does it take someone like warren buffet it to do his? And that's only individual taxpayers, now add in corporations, partnerships, trusts, non profits...

about a week ago
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Lies, Damn Lies, and Tech Diversity Statistics

Zxern Re:8chan in the House! (335 comments)

No the reason they are doing that, is the same reason they are doing that in every industry. Lowering costs is good for profits, its a simple as that.

about two weeks ago
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Lies, Damn Lies, and Tech Diversity Statistics

Zxern Re:Meh, gender diversity sucks in tech (335 comments)

Because only men are dumb enough to put up with the working conditions expected of most programing jobs. Perhaps if the hours and working condition(management expectations) were better they might be more interested.

about two weeks ago
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Lies, Damn Lies, and Tech Diversity Statistics

Zxern Re:Force women at gun point to join tech (335 comments)

So, the statement that no one has been able to find evidence of institutionalized sexism, proves that there is institutionalized sexism. That sounds a lot like "There is no evidence God exists, therefore that proves God exists."

about two weeks ago
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Google Throws Microsoft Under Bus, Then Won't Patch Android Flaw

Zxern Re:Makes sense. (629 comments)

Sure I want them to provide 10 years of service just like Microsoft did.

about three weeks ago
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Professor: Young People Are "Lost Generation" Who Can No Longer Fix Gadgets

Zxern Re:Its a cost decision (840 comments)

You would use JB Weld inside a dishwasher? Really?

about a month ago
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Professor: Young People Are "Lost Generation" Who Can No Longer Fix Gadgets

Zxern Re: Dupe (840 comments)

Or forget to put new oil in or replace the filter.

about a month ago
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School Defied Google and US Government, Let Boys Program White House Xmas Trees

Zxern Re:Considering how few boys graduate at ALL (355 comments)

Actually valuing soft skills over hard skills will prepare them perfectly for the job environment in the western business culture. Everything coming out of HR at my company is stating this. Soft skills are far more valuable than hard skills when it comes to job progression. If you're good bs'er you'll move up the corporate ladder far faster than the next guy regardless of your comparative hard skill level.

about a month ago
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The Beatles, Bob Dylan and the 50-Year Copyright Itch

Zxern Re:How soon? (153 comments)

Well for one thing, the house is a physical material possession.

about a month ago
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The Beatles, Bob Dylan and the 50-Year Copyright Itch

Zxern Re:How soon? (153 comments)

Funny how they managed to make music under the old copyright terms. You would think they wouldn't have bothered at all if they couldn't hold the rights forever. At least that seems to be the implication from the *iaa.

about a month ago
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Microsoft To US Gov't: the World's Servers Are Not Yours For the Taking

Zxern Re:It's bullshit, but it's the same bullshit as us (192 comments)

So you would argue that its ok to read my cable bill because timewarner puts ads for geico in the envelope?

about 2 months ago
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Judge Unseals 500+ Stingray Records

Zxern Re:Police legal authority (165 comments)

And that's it exactly. The stingray is basically a wireless phone tap without the pesky need to go through the phone company to do it and therefore no need to goto a judge for a warrant or even an NSL letter.

Right now they can tap anyone they want whenever they want with no oversight whatsoever. They don't want this brought before a court as this would reveal their (probably illegal) parallel construction schemes. So it shouldn't be a surprise they'd rather throughout a case than have it brought up for review.

about 2 months ago
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MARS, Inc: We Are Running Out of Chocolate

Zxern Re:The Fix: Buy good Chocolate! (323 comments)

They already have strains that are resistant to one of the major diseases, unfortunately they produce a poor tasting product.

about 2 months ago

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