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Star Wars Producers Want a 'DroneShield' To Prevent Leaks On Set

citizenr Begun (90 comments)

Begun The Drone War Has

4 hours ago
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Apple Locks iPhone 6/6+ NFC To Apple Pay Only

citizenr Japan? Try Europe. (322 comments)

And I mean complete ass of Europe countries like Poland. We have been paying with our phones for _two years_ now.

Welcome to two years ago America.

2 days ago
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UK Ham Radio Reg Plans To Drop 15 min Callsign Interval and Allow Encryption

citizenr Re:Everyone uses encryption right now anyway (104 comments)

No, it's NOT ENCRYPTION. It's ENCODING. I can go out, buy a DSTAR radio

oh, so you need to go and "buy decryption module from DVSI or whole radio from Icom"? its almost like I said the same thing...

about a week ago
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UK Ham Radio Reg Plans To Drop 15 min Callsign Interval and Allow Encryption

citizenr Everyone uses encryption right now anyway (104 comments)

and its called Dstar, only way to "legally" decrypt it is to buy decryption module from DVSI or whole radio from Icom.

Dstar is a proprietary, patented and closed protocol using another patented and closed vocoder (ambe).

about a week ago
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If Tesla Can Run Its Gigafactory On 100% Renewables, Why Can't Others?

citizenr Re:Not just Reno (444 comments)

Dont worry, those coal plants are GREEN, because a percentage of burned fuel is biomass/renewables. When they say biomass they actually mean freshly cut trees.

about a week ago
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X-Class Solar Flare Coming Friday

citizenr Re:Just as long as it's not XK-class. (145 comments)

Are you rich or retarded? Because those are the two groups of people that immediately link natural disasters with riots.

about two weeks ago
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Why Google Is Pushing For a Web Free of SHA-1

citizenr Re:Thats rich comming from Google, they sure love (108 comments)

the only meaningless information is coming from you. Its not the YT portal that requires RC4, its servers serving actual video files

r6---sn-2apm-f5fs.googlevideo.com
  accepted ciphers:
TLSv1 128 bit RC4-SHA
SSLv3 128 bit RC4-SHA

and hundreds of other content farm servers

about two weeks ago
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Alibaba's US IPO Could Top $20 Billion

citizenr Re:Alibaba Is Useless (97 comments)

Joke doesnt work without pejorative name calling.

about two weeks ago
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Alibaba's US IPO Could Top $20 Billion

citizenr Re:Alibaba Is Useless (97 comments)

No i didnt damn it! :)
Most people on alibaba speak Cantonese (at least electronic retailers), but mandarin is going to dominate in the end.

about two weeks ago
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Alibaba's US IPO Could Top $20 Billion

citizenr Re:Alibaba Is Useless (97 comments)

I know its cantonese, most of electronic suppliers in shenzhen speak cantonese (and some will call you that behind your back), but mandarin is all around more popular and sooner or later we will all speak it. Besides it would be guizi and not laowai.

about two weeks ago
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Alibaba's US IPO Could Top $20 Billion

citizenr Re:Alibaba Is Useless (97 comments)

Learn some Mandarin you dirty uneducated gwailo

about two weeks ago
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Update: Raspberry Pi-Compatible Development Board Cancelled

citizenr Re:Broadcom don't deal with little guys (165 comments)

They won't even talk to a little player, or anyone else who is unlikely to place an order for large numbers of chips.

They need to realize that big players start out as little players. I remember seeing an interview of Steve Jobs, and he was asked why they used the 6502 in the original Apple. He listed several technical advantages of the 6502, and then said that none of those factors had anything to with their decision.

No, his actual words were:
"fuck if I know, my nerd did all the technical bs, I could sell you insurance and I wouldnt care less"

Maybe you were referring to the Woz interview?

They used the 6502 because Motorola had given Woz a free sample.

the one where Woz said they used 6502 because MOS, and NOT motorola (motorola was busy trying to sell $300 chips), MOS sold 6502 at $25 out of a jar at Wescon in single quantities with no NDA/moq

you know, this one :
http://www.textfiles.com/apple...

    "WOZNIAK: In 1975 an 8080 microprocessor cost $370 and you could only get it
from a distributor set up to deal with companies, not individual computer
enthusiasts. The 6502 was introduced at Wescon with a unique marketing
approach (thanks, Chuck Peddle) and was sold over the counter (like register
chips at the local surplus stores) for $20. I bought mine from Chuck and his
wife themselves."

about three weeks ago
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Numerous Methane Leaks Found On Atlantic Sea Floor

citizenr Re:Global Warming? (273 comments)

No, question is very simple, WHEN did earth started heating up? Was it 100 years ago when we fired up thousands of coal plants? or maybe it was 12K years ago when last Ice age ended?

about three weeks ago
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Numerous Methane Leaks Found On Atlantic Sea Floor

citizenr Re:Global Warming? (273 comments)

Thats not what Im asking. When did average global temperatures started to rise? Its simple really, you look at the graph and pick a point transitioning between falling down/steady flat and going up. When did that happen? Was earth at steady temperature/cooling down 10 years ago? 100 years ago? 1000 years ago?

about three weeks ago

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New iGoogle sucks, users hate it.

citizenr citizenr writes  |  more than 5 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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