top How Identifiable Are You On the Web?
Almost certainly not from Slashdot. From their stats, most of their visitors are in France.
about a month and a half ago
top The Fastest Camera Ever Made Captures 100 Billion Frames Per Second
Sounds like you could replace the entangled particles with a pseudo-random number generator and get the same result.
You can't say for sure that the other party acted on the result of the particle/PRNG though. You can predict with a high degree of accuracy, but something could have changed (maybe the power went out, or the other side decided to change what happens when it reads a 1).
top Google Announces Motorola-Made Nexus 6 and HTC-Made Nexus 9
Searching brings up Intel, MediaTek, Broadcom and Nvidia.
The Blackphone uses an Nvidia modem; which supposedly doesn't need to share memory. I'm assuming the Nexus 9 will use an Nvidia modem as part of their SoC as well.
top The Geek Group's Hacker-Oriented High Voltage Lab In Michigan Damaged by Fire
I'm from Grand Rapids and studied CS here. Still haven't heard of them. Or if I did I've forgotten.
top Nintendo Announces $99 Wii Mini For US Release
A Gamecube controller is still the best way to play Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Mario Kart Wii, IMO. But they can't be used on the newer Wii consoles and the Wii U.
(Of course I still have a Wii with Gamecube support.)
top How Your Compiler Can Compromise Application Security
Overflows of unsigned values are well-defined in C (they wrap). (Technically the standard says unsigned values can't overflow because they're wrapped)
Overflows of signed values are undefined.
top SDL 2.0 Release Improves 2D/3D Rendering, Better Audio & New Features
I believe you can actually update the QT libraries on Android separately using Ministro. I don't know if any other libraries do something like this.
about a year and a half ago
top Snowden Claims That NSA Collaborated With Israel To Write Stuxnet Virus
Didn't the NSA develop SELinux specifically to compartamentalize data and prevent things like a sysadmin having more access to classified information than they need?
about a year and a half ago
top KDE's Plasma Active Ported To Nexus 7
Unortunately multiboot does not (yet) work with this.
(Posted from Ubuntu on Nexus 7)
top HTC Losing Ground Faster Than RIM or Nokia
Apparently Google hasn't learned from HTC either.
Supposedly the new Nexus phone will have a non-removable battery, 8GB storage, and no microSD slot. (Supposedly a 16GB version will be released later). At least it has an unlocked bootloader and fast updates, although Google does have an unfair advantage there. But don't expect them to pull the rug out from anyone.
top Windows 8 Has Scaling Issues On High-PPI Displays
Non DPI aware applications being marked DPI aware is Microsoft's fault. They decided to mark MFC applications (and potentially others) DPI-aware by default (at least when compiled with Visual Studio 2010).
It doesn't help that the GUI designer (at least for Windows Forms) in Visual Studio doesn't work right at non-default DPIs. It also doesn't help that their automatic scaling for Windows Forms doesn't work right (probably why they haven't enabled it by default). I was assuming a huge part of Metro was fixing the DPI scaling issues. I guess not.
top Amazon Blocks
Arch Linux Handbook Author From Releasing Kindle Version
Since the books are licensed under Creative Commons, you can upload them to archive.org (see
here) and redirect your users there to download.
top Victory For Apple In "Patent Trial of the Century," To the Tune of $1 Billion
The Nexus S 4G is part of the lawsuit.
top Russian Hacker Sidesteps Apple iOS In-App Purchases
The receipt data is first supposed to be sent to the developer's server. The server then verifies it with the app store. It's up to the developer to make sure communication with their own server is secure.
Still not a very good system IMO. What does Apple use for securing actual app purchases from their store? I'm assuming they have something in place to prevent using a MITM attack to install your own apps?
top Internet Explorer Market Share Drops To Almost 15%
The Metro stuff doesn't run on EEE netbooks (at least the older ones) due to not meeting the minimum resolution. Trying to run it on my 10" netbook still brought up the Metro start screen, but trying to open any of the apps did nothing.
top Facebook Says Your Email Is @Facebook
You can certainly point a domain name at a dynamic IP. Just use a DNS provider (like ZoneEdit) that provides a way to update A records using a dynamic DNS client and set your TTL low.
You still run into issues for the duration of the TTL after your IP changes, but how often does that actually happen now? It's not uncommon for me to be connected for 1 month or more at a time.
top Georgia Apple Store Refuses To Sell iPad To Iranian-American Teen
Being against the policies of Israel's government doesn't make people anti-Semitic.
Or are you referring to something more?
top Samsung Focusing On Phone Software
They already screw up Android enough as well.
Semi-related comment from the kernel source of my phone:
/*This is a temporary piece of crappy code that I was forced to write as I did not figure out how to properly use the SPI driver in the system. Please resist the temptation of ever using this code in a good Samsung phone. I will remove this code as soon as I figure out the correct way of using the SPI driver*/
(That code actually works correctly though, unlike some of the other stuff)
top Apple Fires Back At DoJ Over eBook Price Fixing
It remains to be proven that eBooks will last longer.
If your eReader breaks and the seller has gone out of business or just decided to not let you download the books anymore, you loose the books completely.
top Free Desktop Software Development Dead In Windows 8
The Structured Exception Handling is Microsoft's fault; they have a patent on it (at least for 32-bit) so it can't be implemented in GCC.
Obviously Microsoft has an unfair advantage on the API front as well, since I'm assuming the APIs were written and test primarily with Microsoft's compilers in mind. I'm guessing they'd have the ability to look at each others' source code as well?
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