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FTDI Reportedly Bricking Devices Using Competitors' Chips.

citizenr Re:Not "bricked" (555 comments)

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

3 hours ago
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Raspberry Pi Founder Demos Touchscreen Display For DIY Kits

citizenr Re:Wow (76 comments)

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

3 hours ago
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Raspberry Pi Founder Demos Touchscreen Display For DIY Kits

citizenr only took 2 years for mipi dsi screen (76 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)

11 hours ago
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Raspberry Pi Founder Demos Touchscreen Display For DIY Kits

citizenr Re:Wow (76 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.

11 hours ago
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FTDI Reportedly Bricking Devices Using Competitors' Chips.

citizenr Re:A hearty meh (555 comments)

they work hard to make them for every platform

to make them closed source

11 hours ago
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FTDI Reportedly Bricking Devices Using Competitors' Chips.

citizenr Re:In later news... (555 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

11 hours ago
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FTDI Reportedly Bricking Devices Using Competitors' Chips.

citizenr BADusb (555 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.

11 hours ago
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The Classic Control Panel In Windows May Be Gone

citizenr voiced loud and clear in the feedback (233 comments)

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

11 hours ago
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Tesla Teardown Reveals Driver-facing Electronics Built By iPhone 6 Suppliers

citizenr Re:Value (157 comments)

I don't think it's a real problem

it was, Tesla used to burn 3KW per night, they fixed it

5 days ago
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Tesla Teardown Reveals Driver-facing Electronics Built By iPhone 6 Suppliers

citizenr Re:Value (157 comments)

>you get what you pay for

you get >100W power consumption when IDLE because they couldnt figure out a way to boot it fast enough for the user to not notice that his dash display doesnt work right away after entering the vehicle.

5 days ago
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Android On Intel x86 Tablet Performance Explored: Things Are Improving

citizenr Re:Why should I care? (97 comments)

Its all about that sweet sweet binary compatibility ... with windows 3.11

about a week ago
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Raspberry Pi Sales Approach 4 Million

citizenr Re:Alternative? (146 comments)

usb is broken in silicon, there is a problem with resource sharing on internal busses

about two weeks ago
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NVIDIA Presents Plans To Support Mir and Wayland On Linux

citizenr Re:Ob (80 comments)

not _yet_

about two weeks ago
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Simple Hack Enables VR Mode For Oculus Rift In Alien: Isolation

citizenr Re:The point? (57 comments)

SO if all it is is basically an ini hack, and it works flawlessly, what would be a reason that the developer would not have it enabled by default?

because they asked bookface for a Shitload of monies for the promotion of occulus, and bookface said screw you

about two weeks ago
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NVIDIA Launches Mobile Maxwell GeForce GTX 980M and GTX 970M Notebook Graphics

citizenr Re:680M is previous generation? (29 comments)

how about 870M being BETTER in almost EVERY single parameter than 970M?

about two weeks ago

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New iGoogle sucks, users hate it.

citizenr citizenr writes  |  about 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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