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Google Wants You to Use Your Real Name on YouTube

ashridah Re:Benefits to not having a Google+ account growin (602 comments)

p>Really makes you think twice about having a Google account for anything, although there's really no great replacement for some of the services they offer...

If someone were to build a third party website or tool that let me keep track of subscriptions for youtube, in a manner that doesn't wind up changing every 3 weeks (unlike youtube's front page), without needing a youtube account, I'd delete my youtube account in about 1 minute flat.

about 2 years ago
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Australia's Iconic Parkes Telescope Turns 50

ashridah Re:Good On Ya Ozzies! (30 comments)

The directors commentary on the dish suggests that a lot of the old equipment was just sitting around in a spare room, and all they had to do to get the sets setup was just push it into the right place, if memory serves (been a while since i watched it, but perhaps it's time to watch it again)

more than 3 years ago
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Microsoft 'Ribbonizes' Windows 8 File Manager

ashridah Re:Whatever (951 comments)

Uh. Locking the screen is the first entry in the ctrl-alt-del menu.

Try ctrl-alt-del, then hitting enter.

more than 3 years ago
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Are 'Real Names' Policies an Abuse of Power?

ashridah Re:Simple (318 comments)

The various government agencies who're putting their entire database into computer systems, making them internet accessible, and getting hacked would make this choice about putting stuff online rather nonexistent :P

more than 3 years ago
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Are 'Real Names' Policies an Abuse of Power?

ashridah Re:Easy solution (318 comments)

Exactly.

I avoided facebook for almost 2-3 years. Then someone I know/knew (never found out who), decided to impersonate me on Facebook. Then one of my friends finds out i "have" and account, and tells my new girlfriend, who promptly gets really pissed off at me for having a facebook account and not friending her.

I ended up making a facebook account just to avoid this kind of situation continuing (and i reported the imposter, who promptly removed themselves from search, and facebook ui bugginess prevented me from copying their account id number, etc (I hit block when they friended me, and then went to hit the 'report' button, but their page rewrote itself and removed the entire chunk of html before i could get close to clicking the report button)

Now i find out google's got a facebook clone, and all my friends are going nuts about it. And i find out "oh, don't worry, you're already listed in a bunch of my circles". Which means, i presume, i'm being tagged on shit, with no control, unless I sign up. Awesome.

This entire system can fuck itself.

more than 3 years ago
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Are 'Real Names' Policies an Abuse of Power?

ashridah Re:Easy solution (318 comments)

And yet, one of my friends is named 'Killface' on facebook :S

more than 3 years ago
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Comcast Activates IPv6 Trial Users

ashridah Re:Where are the routers for IPV6? does comcast ma (214 comments)

uh,. no. that's not true.

You have to wait, last i checked, 2-3 minutes for the remote end to forget your old mac address. then you plug the cable back in.

I've had to do this, when swapping from a laptop (for the comcarse support or installation tech), and then as soon as they're gone/done, i turn off the modem, plug it into my linux gateway, and wait a few minutes. then turn the modem back on, and the linux gateway gets an IP immediately.

more than 3 years ago
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Explosive-Laden California Home To Be Destroyed

ashridah Re:Pyros. All of them (424 comments)

If it does go wrong, this could be one incredible fireworks display though!

"And the bomb technicians claimed that having to perform the burning operation on new years eve at midnight was totally coincidental..."

more than 3 years ago
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Disc-Free Netflix Streaming Arrives For the PS3 and Wii

ashridah Re:What about XB360? (188 comments)

The Xbox is getting it in the november update, if i remember the reviews correctly.

more than 4 years ago
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Pope Says Technology Causes Confusion Between Reality and Fiction

ashridah Re:Hmm (779 comments)

Not to mention Begging the question. To claim that science can't explain free will is assuming that free will exists to be determined in the first place.

I'm personally putting my money down on 'Chaotic but not free' will. Our brains are organized systems, but they're organized systems based on feedback loops that self-modify based on stimulae. They're incredibly complex, but they're still operating within the realm of biochemistry. What remains to be seen is how much quantum effects (such as the random position of an electron at any given time) can affect the self-modification process.

Of course, i'm hardly a neuroscientist, or a developmental biologist (both of which play a huge role here, not to mention a few other disciplines)

more than 4 years ago
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Windows Phone 7 Hits Technical Preview Milestone

ashridah Re:Nice (195 comments)

Ah, so you've got a completely normal consumer scenario down pat, then :)

more than 4 years ago
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Windows Phone 7 Hits Technical Preview Milestone

ashridah Re:Did a bit of research already.... (195 comments)

And for the more complex data-binding scenarios, this is pretty much the best approach to getting it done quickly anyway. you quickly drag/drop the ui, set it up so that it shrinks/expands the right way, and then move on to doing the plumbing using the code view of the xaml. I spend more time hooking up esoteric databinding scenarios than I do fiddling with the UI (although i do enjoy using blend for the basic design aspects, i just don't need the storyboarding it provides when working on WPF)

more than 4 years ago
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Windows Phone 7 Hits Technical Preview Milestone

ashridah Re:Nice (195 comments)

The phone can't just remember the wifi key? seems like a rather essential feature to me.

more than 4 years ago
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Windows Phone 7 Hits Technical Preview Milestone

ashridah Re:Nice (195 comments)

It won't, on launch, but it'll probably catch up with one of the first few 6-month mandatory updates (the carrier can't hinder that process either, it's in the contract they have with MS), i'd imagine.

That said, i can count on one hand the number of times i've used copy&paste on my old g1. I think i did it to copy content from failed SMSs that bounced due to network congestion/no signal, and that's about it, so i find it hard to get worked up over that. Perhaps i wrote more on my phone (i tend to browse content, and issue shorter messages, c&p just doesn't seem as necessary yet), which is likely if i had access to word.

more than 4 years ago
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Apple Offers Free Cases To Solve iPhone 4 Antenna Problems

ashridah Re:So how bad was it? (917 comments)

It seems like they're trying to cloud the issue, since there are two problems. One that all smartphones face: Your hand can capacitively interact with the antenna in the phone, and cause signal loss.
The other, that the Apple iphone 4 supposedly faces (And didn't in previous generations): bridging the gap between two different antennas causing noise to be effectively introduced to both, drastically reducing signal.

The thing is, you can trigger the latter problem without your hand being near it by using something metal to bridge the two antennas, I've seen that in action.

A Rubber bumper around the edge is enough to prevent problem two, and problem one just isn't as significant a loss, so it's acceptable.

more than 4 years ago

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