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Checkpoint of the Future Coming Soon To Airports

bjartur Discrimination (373 comments)

And how exactly, will they differentiate people? Nation? Date of birth?

more than 3 years ago
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How Apple's iOS Went From Insecure To Most Secure

bjartur Re:Security is a big selling point (312 comments)

...or you've only been hit by professional trojans, viruses and worms as opposed to adware and scareware. XP is bad not only because it's exploitable, but because it's exploited *without the user noticing*.
Ever wondered why your Internet connection is so slow? Ever wondered how spammers manage to send such volumes of mail? How do you know your computer isn't lurking on irc://evil.net/DDoSonDemand, waiting for a signal to take down an anti-NATO blog?

It's not a coincidence that most of the malware we see looks /so/ amateurish and so full of spelling and grammar errors. "Nobody'd fall for that." But what about the not so amateurish malware? What about botnet worms with backing?

more than 3 years ago
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Chrome May Drop the URL Bar

bjartur Re:Not in my config either (343 comments)

I prefer sharing the title bar, and showing it only on demand. Having both a tab bar and a separate window bar seem pointless.

Authenticity can be displayed by coloring the scrollbar

more than 3 years ago
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Chrome May Drop the URL Bar

bjartur Re:Mozilla already experimenting on this (343 comments)

So does surf, but using Webkit and integrating with your window manager - allowing you to group windows from different applications together.

more than 3 years ago
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Does the End of KOffice Mean the End of KDE?

bjartur Kalligra (233 comments)

What happened to that annoying K in all names of the K Desktop Environment?

more than 3 years ago
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Security Expert Warns of Android Browser Flaw

bjartur Re:Chester Wisniewski's point is invalid, IMO (98 comments)

Yes we will. We'll distribute custom images and install them onto our phones.
First one buys the phone, then one buys the OS. Android seems like a fine choice.

The only problem is manufacturers not specifying interfaces to the hardware. Do not buy hardware for which full specifications are not available as you won't be able to utilize the hardware is you wish.

more than 3 years ago
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Security Expert Warns of Android Browser Flaw

bjartur Re:Chester Wisniewski's point is invalid, IMO (98 comments)

That's why everything is standardized. That way you can patch your kernel and win32 and unix subsystems without braking your window manager and web browser.
Imagine if OEMs bundled Opera and dwm with their hardware.

I'm sorry, but if you've bought a computer that brakes horribly when you try to use it and make it execute code, you've been ripped off. Check if your warranty's expired.

more than 3 years ago
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Security Expert Warns of Android Browser Flaw

bjartur Re:Chester Wisniewski's point is invalid, IMO (98 comments)

One downloads updates from one's distro's repos. That will be Windows Update if you can't be bothered to choose an distro on your own.

more than 3 years ago
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Did an Apple Engineer Invent FB Messages In 2003?

bjartur SIP (128 comments)

Isn't that the main idea behind SIP, anyway?

more than 3 years ago
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Google's Slideshow of Interesting Things

bjartur Slideshow? (72 comments)

Whats wrong with a list?

more than 3 years ago
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Lawrence Lessig Reviews The Social Network

bjartur Re:Lawrence Lessig on a soapbox (223 comments)

Anyone checked what that Perl snippet writes on stdout yet?

Probably Just Another Easter Egg :)

more than 3 years ago
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UK ISP To Prioritize Gaming Traffic

bjartur Re:Illegal under Net Neutrality (196 comments)

I take you're perfectly fine with ISPs prioritizing traffic to/from certain IP addresses (e.g. throttling access to popular TOR gateways and widening logical pipes to Fox), then?

more than 3 years ago
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Google Starts Charging a Signup Fee For Chrome Extension Developers

bjartur Did Google suddenly stop caring about PR? (132 comments)

It's like Google just stopped marketing itself as the good, open giant. Have the hired all the best hackers already?

more than 3 years ago
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Hands On With Jolicloud OS

bjartur Thank god! (1 comments)

Finally we can interpret JavaScript at run-time on our underpowered netbooks and download all our files over our low-throughput and metered wireless links! Why didn't anyone come up with this before?

more than 3 years ago
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Google Goes On Offensive vs. JavaScript Attacks

bjartur Re:Scheme (108 comments)

Affirmative, nor do I like emacs style interfaces.

more than 3 years ago
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Cow Clicker Boils Down Facebook Games

bjartur Fail (237 comments)

It's missing the most important aspect of a Facebook game: The "Post on you wall?" that should appear every time you click on you cow.

more than 3 years ago
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NASA Launches Moonbase Alpha

bjartur Re:Online? I don't think so! (230 comments)

You've can download, press OK and run an executable EXE or download an HTML file that links to an executable JavaScript program, skip the prompting and run it in a sandbox.

EXE don't /have/ to be self extracting archives, though they often are.

more than 4 years ago
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Google Goes On Offensive vs. JavaScript Attacks

bjartur Re:Scheme (108 comments)

Honestly, I've just never understood why I'd want to run a whole program inside my web browser.

more than 4 years ago

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