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Alleged Satellite Photo Says Ukraine Shootdown of MH17

citizenr Re:uh, no? (340 comments)

it was barely visible with naked eye, probably recorded by the same bastard that shot it down
gee, i wonder why people that shot pasanger plane didnt upload their home movie

about a week ago
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Elite: Dangerous Dumps Offline Single-Player

citizenr Re:No longer a day one purchase (473 comments)

Single player still seems to exist, but will need to sync your universe with that of the multiplayer universe "from time to time". That's perfectly acceptable

no, that online DRM, like simcity

about a week ago
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Alleged Satellite Photo Says Ukraine Shootdown of MH17

citizenr Re:uh, no? (340 comments)

1 its manpad, not buk
2 no missile trail either

about two weeks ago
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Alleged Satellite Photo Says Ukraine Shootdown of MH17

citizenr Re:uh, no? (340 comments)

Their other point on the other hand sounded much more reasonable. They note that BUK missile makes a very brightly visible plume and persistent smoke trail as it goes through its trajectory, and there were apparently no confirmed instances of footage of this in relation to the plane. Considering just how obviously exceptional it would look in the sky and how many photos there are of pretty much anything weird happening in the warring region, it does sound odd that no one got any footage of the missile. It should be visible for tens of kilometers in all directions.

Overall, the case is getting stranger with every relevation.

Pro russian/rusian forces used BUKs to shot down three other Ukrainian planes days before the MH17, got any pictures from those? No? see, not so weird.

about two weeks ago
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Aereo Shutting Down Boston Office

citizenr Re:TV on the pocket screen.... (40 comments)

Except ATSC IS better

1 mpeg2 better than h.264?
2 pushing down your throat better than pooling?
3 fixed schedule better than on demand?

about three weeks ago
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Cutting the Cord? Time Warner Loses 184,000 TV Subscribers In One Quarter

citizenr Re:They tried to raise prices 20% unnanounced (392 comments)

No, they want you to have this box so they can TRACK EVERY FUCKING remote click you make. They sell this tracking info.

about a month ago
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Quake Meets Minecraft in FPS Construction Kit Gunscape

citizenr fps? (50 comments)

fps and consoles doesnt mix, pick one
not to mention minecrafting the graphics doesnt make it ok to make the whole thing look like shit, explosions, animations, netcode - all looked broken

about a month ago
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A Library For Survival Knowledge

citizenr A manual of homoeopathic veterinary practice 1873! (272 comments)

Its not meant to be practical and useful in any way shape or form. Its just a hobby, like prepping or embroidery.
This collection of books is meant to make you feel good when you go to sleep, and dream of going back in time with your ipad.

Imagine whipping out that bad boy in middle ages to ... oh wait, you just got burned at the stake, lets try again.
Imagine whipping out that bad boy after zombie apocalypse, you can read about fur trapping ... or you could just break window glass, enter Hugo Boss shop and take any leather jacked you want.

about a month ago
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FTDI Reportedly Bricking Devices Using Competitors' Chips.

citizenr Re:This is just wrong. (700 comments)

FTDI driver never detected fakes, you are thinking of Prolific and their CODE 10

about a month ago
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FTDI Reportedly Bricking Devices Using Competitors' Chips.

citizenr Re:Not "bricked" (700 comments)

you need to ask "marcan", he is the one that posted it on eevblog

about a month ago
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Raspberry Pi Founder Demos Touchscreen Display For DIY Kits

citizenr Re:Wow (81 comments)

wait, nexus 7 screen is ~$20 + ~$12 digitizer, so ~$32 for a 7' screen with digitizer

about a month ago
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Raspberry Pi Founder Demos Touchscreen Display For DIY Kits

citizenr only took 2 years for mipi dsi screen (81 comments)

just like it took them ~2 years for mipi camera, all because of closed source blob and Broadcom hostility. Instead of releasing simple shim drivers for MIPI ports they insist on keeping everything in the binary blob and tying users to their branded camera module (thankfully Chinese took care of that and you can buy 'counterfeit' at 2/3 the price), and now to their branded screen (which no doubt will be 2x the price of generic mipi screen on ebay)

about a month ago
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Raspberry Pi Founder Demos Touchscreen Display For DIY Kits

citizenr Re:Wow (81 comments)

mipi dsi, you can get mipi screens for $5 on ebay
there are and wont be ANY open drivers for rPI, just like there are no open drivers for the mipi camera, mipi port is on the embedded 'proprietary' side of BCM chip and broadcom is HOSTILE against anyone wanting to touch their magic closed source firmware blob.

about a month ago
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FTDI Reportedly Bricking Devices Using Competitors' Chips.

citizenr Re:A hearty meh (700 comments)

they work hard to make them for every platform

to make them closed source

about a month ago
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FTDI Reportedly Bricking Devices Using Competitors' Chips.

citizenr Re:In later news... (700 comments)

While it is rather underhanded, had FTDI done this the *correct* way and just interrogated the chip and refused to work with a fake, this would be a non-story.

they did for the last 4? 5 years? and it was a non story because fake chips were shipped with hacked or older driver and worked while still claiming to be FTDI

about a month ago
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FTDI Reportedly Bricking Devices Using Competitors' Chips.

citizenr BADusb (700 comments)

and here we have very first attack of BadUsb. Computer malware infecting and destroying USB connected peripherals, possible because USB device had no firmware signing/authentication and was build to let anyone update it.

about a month ago
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The Classic Control Panel In Windows May Be Gone

citizenr voiced loud and clear in the feedback (347 comments)

Feedback was about NEGATIVE experience with the METRO, NOBODY wanted more of that shit.
Thanks M$ .....

about a month ago

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New iGoogle sucks, users hate it.

citizenr citizenr writes  |  more than 6 years ago

citizenr writes "not really a story, Google updated iGoogle (home page) and Gmail iGoogle gadget (gmail reader on a google home page) yesterday totally ruining usability. Maybe if you mention it on the /. they will be pressured to at least give users option tio chose the old style. I propably should of posted this to digg as it is a non story in slashdot news, on the other hand only geeks use igoogle afaik and this is kind of a big deal for us geeks :)

http://tech.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=998259&cid=25405651

update to iGoogle (which is extensive and undoubtedly the cause of the outage) is quite a step backwards. It's a pretty clunky hybrid of a window based system and a widget based system, with a lot more AJAX and a lot fewer clickable links.

http://tech.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=998259&cid=25409497

http://www.google.com/ig/directory?hl=en&url=www.google.com/ig/modules/builtin_gmail.xml [google.com]

I commented how much it sucks an hour ago, and already 30 more people commented how much it sucks and my comment is gone (it displays only last 30 comments). People HATE IT with passion.

also this page
http://www.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=20324&topic=13918 [google.com]
is missing pictures of the "great" new Canvas crap that everyone uniformly hates.
We got TABS in our browsers, we dont need no canvas"

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