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GlaxoSmithKline Released 45 Liters of Live Polio Virus

cristiroma Let's wait 28 days (209 comments)

And see what happens ...

about three weeks ago
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Friendly Reminder: Do Not Place Your iPhone In a Microwave

cristiroma Hoax all the way. (240 comments)

Actually, let me break it to you. Nobody toasted his phone ... it's a hoax, there's your proof http://youtu.be/7p1B6cj1hMQ?t=... ... We should all thank samzenpus for the warning here. We'll all a bunch of retards toasting phones for breakfast.

about a month ago
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Friendly Reminder: Do Not Place Your iPhone In a Microwave

cristiroma Re:Jealous Android users (240 comments)

You mean it's already toasted ...

about a month ago
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Lumia Phones Leaking Private Data To Microsoft

cristiroma Re:Let the.... (110 comments)

I remember reading just yesterday Microsoft Killed My Pappy (isn't that cute?). Hey Scottie, what do you have to say about this? Or this, the day before yesterday? Yeah, M$ really changed, it got worse. What a load of c**p ...

about 8 months ago
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Tech Titans Oracle, Red Hat and Google To Help Fix Healthcare.gov

cristiroma Re:Why can't they start over ? (404 comments)

And that would be writing it in Dart, running on RHEL with an Oracle back-end.
Luckily Microsoft didn't step in, they could have ended up with a Silverlight interface on top.

about a year ago
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When Opting Out of Ad Tracking Doesn't Opt You Out

cristiroma Re:Do no evil? (193 comments)

Yeah, "poor" good guys Google - how can you blame the drug dealer? He's only handling the stuff...
I love when no one can be blamed. How about shooting first, as questions later - That way, Google would be much more "careful" about the stuff is handling. Then you wouldn't have this scenario in the first place.

1 year,5 days
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Weaponized Robots Could Take Point In Future Military Ops

cristiroma Re:What could go wrong? (182 comments)

If you would have watched the attached videoclip, it says that the soldier takes the ultimate decision when to fire.

1 year,11 days
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Cost of Healthcare.gov: $634 Million — So Far

cristiroma Is using Open Source technologies (497 comments)

Just checked and I see Java, Apache (Tomcat?), Bootstrap, jQuery.
Would have been a lot cheaper if site were built with Microsoft Office Professional tools like InfoPath, Access, IIS and Word to edit the actual HTML templates.
Even Dreamweaver should have cut costs by at least half.

1 year,14 days
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BitTorrent "Bundles" Create Cash Registers Inside Artwork

cristiroma Re:What stops people from redistribution? (97 comments)

Piracy drops because sharing on torrent is pointless (unless you are a linux distro or some sort of big chunk of data).
In my experience most people don't WANT TO PAY! And that's why 99% of the torrents are breaking copyright rules.
Because an album costs between 15$ and $40 in countries where average salary is $250 and where is $2500 (and gives $1 to the artist). Would you pay like 10% of your montly income for an album?
I'm very sure the way of distributing music will change

1 year,28 days
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Write Windows Phone Apps, No Code Required

cristiroma Re:Windows 8 woohoo! (210 comments)

Writing "apps" like this is like making websites in MS Word

about a year ago
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Nokia Lumia 1020 Video and Photo Shoot Preview

cristiroma Integration with OSX (178 comments)

Does it sync with Mac OSX Contacts and Calendar? Without handing over my data to Google (share Google calendar ...)?

about a year ago
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Google's Latest Machine Vision Breakthrough

cristiroma Re:Porn Collection (113 comments)

No, because it would go mad and overheat the CPU, looking through all that porn.

about a year ago
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How One Drunk Driver Sent My Company To the Cloud

cristiroma Re:why cloud? (290 comments)

They did mention that they're only a multi-million dollar operation, not multi-billion, so why invest in a data center of your own? When you can keep the servers in the back-alley for peanuts. I'm sure that hosting the email on GMail is top privacy.
I just wonder, what their clients have to say about that?

about a year ago
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Google Glass Teardown

cristiroma The coin ... (97 comments)

What's the purpose of the coin?

about a year ago
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Former Diplomat Slams Facebook For Inaction On Fake Pages

cristiroma Re:Define "Fake Post" (164 comments)

Umm, let me think ... opening a case, like on PayPal? Where the two can confront each other? Scanned IDs? Hand written papers like certificate of birth is hard to fake. It's not like everyone is a fucking Photoshop guru. And if you provide a scan with high dpi, it will be really hard to fake. Not fool proof, but discouraging. And if you can't solve that, warn that police might be notified and consequences could be nasty.
Even if you can't handle that, at least pretend you're trying. But they can't do anything about it, because this kind of work is conducted probably by some african vilagers. And moving anything in that direction would cut a slice from Zuckerberg's pie. Who would like that?

about a year and a half ago
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YouTube's Ready To Select a Winner

cristiroma Re:Please make it stop (74 comments)

If this means getting rid of THAT part of ./ readers, then ... I suggest to put -1 comments as MD5, too :P

about a year and a half ago
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Galaxy S 4 Dominates In Early Benchmark Testing

cristiroma Re:funny thing is (276 comments)

Really? My desktop is currently running two virtual machines, one with Oracle, the other with Windows, has 16GB or RAM (not 256K) and i7 with quad-core hyperthreading. I have my email started, my development environment and also I have servers started inside console. All this, while I run hundreds of unit tests.
How many core do you think it would be enough?
Maybe I'm not average user, but average user HAS THE CHOICE to buy a Pentium 4 with 2GB, instead of a Xeon for his PC, and same thing for the phone. I'm convinced that over 90% of smart phone users are buying to brag with it instead of exploiting its features (at least from what I observed here).
But there are some which use GPS to track their runnign etc.

about a year and a half ago

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Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer to retire within 12 months

cristiroma cristiroma writes  |  about a year ago

cristiroma (606375) writes "Microsoft Corp. today announced that Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer has decided to retire as CEO within the next 12 months, upon the completion of a process to choose his successor. In the meantime, Ballmer will continue as CEO and will lead Microsoft through the next steps of its transformation to a devices and services company that empowers people for the activities they value most."
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FBI Employees Download Pirated Movies and TV-Shows

cristiroma cristiroma writes  |  about a year and a half ago

cristiroma (606375) writes "BitTorrent is used by millions of people every day, even in places where you wouldn’t really expect. New data suggests that employees at the FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Services Division are sharing movies and TV-shows with the rest of the world. Is the FBI gathering information on BitTorrent users, or could it be that the feds harbor in-house pirates?"
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