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Bellard Creates New Image Format To Replace JPEG

chrylis Re:JPEG2000 replaced JPEG (377 comments)

That's if you're trying to permit AJAX requests cross-site, and that's pretty easy. The difficulty with the JavaScript image-decoding shims is that they're trying to intercept the browser's ordinary page-loading flow, and at least Firefox (the one major browser that doesn't support WebP) won't let JavaScript hook into third-party img loads.

about two weeks ago
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Bellard Creates New Image Format To Replace JPEG

chrylis Re:JPEG2000 replaced JPEG (377 comments)

What in the world are you talking about? I have an application that's focused on processing and displaying user images. Are you seriously claiming that it would be better practice for me to deal with reinventing the storage wheel instead of saving everything to S3 and serving it from there?

about two weeks ago
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Bellard Creates New Image Format To Replace JPEG

chrylis Re:JPEG2000 replaced JPEG (377 comments)

Same-origin policy is a nightmare for use with CDNs. I really wanted to use WebP for image handling for the application I'm working on, but Firefox adamantly refuses to merge a patch adding WebP support, and the JavaScript shim can only access the images if they're pulled of the same host. Images loaded from a CDN aren't accessible to the JS decoder.

about two weeks ago
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High School Student Builds Gun That Unlocks With Your Fingerprint

chrylis Re:99.99%, eh? (600 comments)

No, the actual number of defensive gun uses is only around 7000 per day in the United States.

about 3 months ago
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TweetDeck Hacked

chrylis Re:Not really a hack (19 comments)

The code that I saw, which basically reached out of its container and hit the "retweet" button on itself, was definitely a clever hack.

about 6 months ago
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The Case For a Safer Smartphone

chrylis So basically (184 comments)

The Moto X, or an enhanced version of it? In addition to the now-standard voice control, it automatically detects when I'm driving and goes into a "driving mode" that will suppress some notifications and use text-to-speech for calls and texts.

about 8 months ago
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Why Is US Broadband So Slow?

chrylis Re:Why Is US Broadband So Slow? (513 comments)

Hardly "insightful". If corporate greed were allowed to take its natural course, I'm quite sure that plenty of companies would be happy to offer faster access at lower prices than I currently have available, but local governments won't let them. It's regulatory capture, not the profit motive, that keeps the incumbents fat and lazy.

about 10 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Games Are You Playing?

chrylis Re:Fast and slow (669 comments)

I'm trying not to pick up any extra bad habits, and I figure having one MOBA is plenty. ;-) I like the completely-free-to-play model, which Dota 2 also uses, and Valve's legitimate efforts to support their products on Linux.

about 10 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Games Are You Playing?

chrylis Fast and slow (669 comments)

Local friends got me playing WC3 DotA, and I moved over to Dota 2 when Valve got the native Linux client working reliably. I also keep Civ 4: BTS around when I really have to be unproductive but can't sign up for an hour-long game.

about 10 months ago
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Kernel DBus Now Boots With Systemd On Fedora

chrylis Re: "Slashmirrored" (341 comments)

Pretty obvious typo for "can now be".

about a year ago
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Dial 00000000 To Blow Up the World

chrylis Re:Isn't the actual launch code for a nuclear warh (306 comments)

Depends on which level you label the "code". The way the PAL worked was that the firing parameters were stored encrypted, and the code entered was used as a decryption key. Bad code, random firing sequence (and a fizzle).

1 year,21 days
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Ask Slashdot: Low-Latency PS2/USB Gaming Keyboards?

chrylis Caps Lock isn't a hardware issue (177 comments)

What the system does with the key labeled "Caps Lock" is controlled by the OS, just like all the other keys. Remapping Caps Lock is usually quite easy in any modern system; KDE's Keyboard settings page has options to make it an extra Control or more exotic things like Hyper or Super, and on Windows you can use RemapKey or AutoHotkey.

about a year and a half ago
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MagicPlay: the Open Source AirPlay

chrylis For a streaming protocol... (177 comments)

the site is remarkably content-free. In particular, is this just a nice implementation of SAP/RTP, and if not, why? Even AirPlay is just RTP with an obnoxious (and broken) encryption on the payload.

about a year and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: How To Begin Simple Robotics As a Hobby?

chrylis Re:Arduino (166 comments)

I'll pile on the Arduino bandwagon here. For somebody who knows software (specifically, C with a bit of kinda-C++ for libraries), it's quite simple to get started, literally just requiring plugging in the USB cable and clicking the "upload" button to send a program to the board. You can get "shields" (stackable expansion boards) like the already-recommended Motor Shield to handle high-power or specialized connections, and you get a USB serial port to talk to the Arduino board from a computer (necessary if your "simple" soccer robot needs vision processing). It's great as either a simple standalone controller or a scriptable I/O breakout board.

about a year and a half ago
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Most precise measuring tool I've used ...

chrylis Re:Depends on quantity being measured (328 comments)

Our group was focused on muon tracking, and I never got into any detail on the calorimetry. Which detectors did you work on?

about a year and a half ago
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Questioning Google's Disclosure Timeline Motivations

chrylis Re:Just Google? Not at all (73 comments)

Oh, I'm completely with you: Developers should run QA, but there will always be bugs that slip through. I was responding to the AP's insinuation that Google should be catching all their security problems in internal QA but that Microsoft should get a pass for some reason.

about a year and a half ago
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Questioning Google's Disclosure Timeline Motivations

chrylis Just Google? (73 comments)

Why single out Google? Shouldn't traditional software vendors have also run programs through QA?

about a year and a half ago
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Judge Orders Child Porn Suspect To Decrypt His Hard Drives

chrylis Re:Here's his best defense.. (802 comments)

Yes, there actually is a difference. In the United States, the consensus of the Supreme Court appears to be that there's a distinction between producing a physical object in one's possession (such as a key) and divulging information in one's memory. Among other things, giving up an encryption key or a combination to a safe is an admission that you did in fact have access to the contents, whereas a key might have been planted in your office.

about a year and a half ago

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