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Ask Slashdot: Workaday Software For BSD On the Desktop?

carlhaagen I don't understand why you... (267 comments)

...think you wouldn't be able to find a modern browser, media player or window manager for FreeBSD; Firefox, mplayer and XFCE are all available there. It's as if you think the BSD family is something completely different and incompatible with the rest of the UNIX world.

about a month ago
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Do Good Programmers Need Agents?

carlhaagen About as little as... (215 comments)

...programmers need to be referred to as "engineers" or the currently growing and even more retarded title, "architects".

about a month ago
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Online Payment Firm Stripe Boots 3D Gun Designer Cody Wilson's Companies

carlhaagen Re:Bitcoin... (353 comments)

Not sure I understand your response. He isn't dealing with cash, he is dealing with bank transfers, which are the complete opposite of anonymous. But the problem here isn't about doing anonymous transaction - this guy is after all not trying to be incognito; quite the opposite - the problem here is that banking and comporations have control over these traditional payment solutions. In contrast, they have absolutely no control at all over Bitcoin, Litecoin, Dogecoin etc.

about a month and a half ago
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Online Payment Firm Stripe Boots 3D Gun Designer Cody Wilson's Companies

carlhaagen Bitcoin... (353 comments)

...and other cryptographic currencies. This is one out of many reasons why we need them.

about a month and a half ago
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Online Payment Firm Stripe Boots 3D Gun Designer Cody Wilson's Companies

carlhaagen Re:I thought the lower receiver is the weapon.. (353 comments)

Depending on country, various parts are classed as "vital". In Sweden for example, barrels and slides ("upper receiver") demand licenses, but a lower receiver doesn't.

about a month and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Can You Say Something Nice About Systemd?

carlhaagen It stands out clearly that... (928 comments)

...for better or worse, quite special conditions have to be met in the engineering department of a user's brain in order to like systemd.

about a month and a half ago
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Which Android Devices Sacrifice Battery-Life For Performance?

carlhaagen Re:all (108 comments)

I get between 4 and 5 days (which includes ~4-5 hours of total use) per charge on my 3 years old iPhone 4S, with 3G enabled. If I play and surf a lot more the time obviously drop; if I don't do much more than handle calls on it a charge gets me one week.

I took this screenshot yesterday for an "Android friend" who refused to believe any smartphone would reach into a 2nd day on a charge: http://i.imgur.com/YxZjboT.jpg

about 2 months ago
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Apple Sapphire Glass Supplier GT Advanced Files For Bankruptcy

carlhaagen Re:Did Apple screw GTAT? Or vice versa? (171 comments)

It may be that the yield or the quality/specs/durability/etc. didn't meet the request.

about 2 months ago
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DARPA Delving Into the Black Art of Super Secure Software Obfuscation

carlhaagen Re:security through obscurity (124 comments)

There are different aspects of "security through obscurity". In this case I don't think obfuscation equals obscurity, as the software is still available in its whole form. But I agree with you that this is a pretty weak effort.

about 2 months ago
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DARPA Delving Into the Black Art of Super Secure Software Obfuscation

carlhaagen If a compiler can... (124 comments)

...interpret the obfuscated source code, then why wouldn't a human be able to?

about 2 months ago
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iOS Trojan Targets Hong Kong Protestors

carlhaagen Re:iOS Attack Vector? (72 comments)

Jailbroken iOS, is the vector and requirement.

about 3 months ago
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Stallman Does Slides -- and Brevity -- For TEDx

carlhaagen Re:No thanks (326 comments)

To me, "free society" means being able to have and express that opinion and perspective without people like you blaming them for being idiots just because they don't side with your view of the world. Think about what you said and its implications for a second.

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Service To Digitize VHS Home Movies?

carlhaagen DIY - buy a cheap DVB-T receiver, with... (130 comments)

...s-video/composite/audio input - almost all of them, even the "cheap-o" $20 models, have these inputs. Simply record to MPEG-2 and from there convert to f.e. h.264 in .mp4 using Handbrake (http://handbrake.fr) or similar.

about 3 months ago
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New DNA Analysis On Old Blood Pegs Aaron Kosminski As Jack the Ripper

carlhaagen WALTER Sickert, not "William" (135 comments)

You uneducated buffoon, Timothy!

about 3 months ago
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Did you use technology to get into mischief as a child?

carlhaagen Fairly often, but nothing serious: (231 comments)

From 1991 to 1995 I was what was called an "elite trader" in the Amiga warez scene, slinging cracked software (as well as plenty of other non-commercial software) between BBSes around the globe. I never paid a dime for a single minute I spent online, using only calling cards that were provided to me by the group I was a member of. Organizations such as the BSA would gladly blame my sort for being responsible for millions after millions of pounds, deutschmarks and dollars of economical losses, but I still feel that I never caused anyone any harm.

about 3 months ago
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Reported iCloud Hack Leaks Hundreds of Private Celebrity Photos

carlhaagen Re:Here they come... (336 comments)

Yeah we're all standing line, right after you and the rest of the morons who open their mouths before investigating how factual a story is.

about 4 months ago
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Reported iCloud Hack Leaks Hundreds of Private Celebrity Photos

carlhaagen Re:"complained about the service" (336 comments)

What she complained about was that it kept reminding her about backing her iPhone up; she wanted it to do so automatically, which she didn't know can be done by flipping a single setting in iOS' iCloud control panel.

about 4 months ago

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