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Poisoned Google Image Searches Becoming a Problem

d6 Re:a couple add ons that help (262 comments)

I say "zero thought" and "bad implementation" because very few of the pages I see rendering like shit add the what? 3 lines? of html and javascript required for a "no script" notice. I suspect it is less a reasoned choice to throw 2% of your traffic overboard than a lack of knowledge.

more than 3 years ago
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Poisoned Google Image Searches Becoming a Problem

d6 a couple add ons that help (262 comments)

I surf with requestpolicy and noscript up. It is utterly amazing the number of websites that can't render a page without firing scripts or loading content from 6, 8, 10 or more different domains.
If you haven't tried these, do it and be amazed at how many sites load without stylesheets, pictures etc. It's amazing how badly shit is implemented - zero thought about graceful degradation.

no script
requestpolicy

more than 3 years ago
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A New Human-Seeking Drone, Much Cheaper Than a Predator

d6 Re:holy crap (178 comments)

well, the conservatives _do_ have a majority now. stay tuned.

more than 3 years ago
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KDE 4.6.3 Released

d6 Re:I wonder. (105 comments)

Reagrdless of any shared code, one behaves much better than the other

- Konq saw a network share that I have to manually mount with dolphin (no big deal really)
- Konq hasn't crashed once since I changed back. Dolphin locked up regularly. (this was the big deal)

more than 3 years ago
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KDE 4.6.3 Released

d6 Re:I wonder. (105 comments)

I wonder if Dolphin runs any better than explorer.exe yet. I've been fed up enough to change my installs back to Konq...

more than 3 years ago
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Multiplatform Java Botnet Spotted In the Wild

d6 Re:Significance (203 comments)

You're right. For Joe Average, it makes a great desktop if they don't need to change anything. I think we are at the point where configuration takes some skill, but the user experience is just fine.

I've got my senior citizen mother using Slackware. She doesn't understand much of anything about computers, or viruses, or pretty much anything your average 15 year old would get about computers, but the interface is _still_ easy enough for her requirements (lolcats, email, reading news/recipes)

If she actually needs to change anything, it is past her abilities and she has to call me. She had to do that under windows, though, so no difference to me, + the added bonus that I don't clean a pile of malware off it every time I visit. Getting her on linux has cured a long standing headache.

more than 3 years ago
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Vendors Say Data Protection Software Too Complicated To Use

d6 Re:Alot of Enterprise Software is "too complicated (153 comments)

"If you don't give me a spec, whatever I give you meets spec."

say it, mean it and give em a lot of shit when they balk at the end result. Next time, they find time for the non coding parts of the SDLC.

more than 3 years ago
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Aaron Computer Rental Firm Spies On Users

d6 Re:Whoops (510 comments)

Wish I could mod this +5. If even one person spending 110% of their pay reads it and "gets" i, you've helped them out.

more than 3 years ago
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Aaron Computer Rental Firm Spies On Users

d6 Re:Whoops (510 comments)

That has been my habit ever since cams started showing up in every single screen/laptop I buy.
Nothing wrong with covering a cam you are not going to use and plenty right about it if your shit gets rooted.

more than 3 years ago
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Amazon Automatic Pricing Lists Book At $23M

d6 Did they design this system or just implement it? (147 comments)

Do you think they might want to flag a price for human review if it hits a certain threshold? or advances a certain percentage?

Goin out on a limb here, but I think 23 million is a bit pricey.

more than 2 years ago
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The Art of the Animated GIF

d6 Re:If we don't, remember me. (129 comments)

I wish i could mod you up. some of them are meh, some are very good. Worth a look

more than 3 years ago
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The Art of the Animated GIF

d6 Re:Uhm.. (129 comments)

>> too incompetent to make a non-JavaScript fallback

What you said.

At least fall through to a no-script page that tells me my browser sucks instead of failing to render. If they can't understand graceful degradation, they should get out of the business.

more than 3 years ago
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Wardrivers Target Seattle Businesses

d6 Re:Seattle Police - Priorities Are Not Job One (138 comments)

Fighting with the cops is bad math.

You can kick the shit out of a cop? way to go.
Can you kick the shit out of 6 cops? Cuz that is what round two is going to be.

Better to hold your temper while they are in control of your immediate destiny, remember names, remember faces and unload on them legally, after the fact if you feel compelled.

more than 3 years ago
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TSA Investigates... People Who Complain About TSA

d6 Re:Orwell's 1984 was prophecy (379 comments)

While we're tacking on book references Lederer's 'Nation of Sheep' is worth reading.

You're getting the government you deserve, by and large.

more than 3 years ago
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AT&T Lowers Data Access To Just $500/GB

d6 Poor Folks? (339 comments)

>>pay-as-you-go pricing is what the poor and people living paycheck to paycheck use

Perhaps Canada is different as far as the efficiency of pay as you go pricing levels (I doubt it),
but I've had a pay-as-you-go phone for years. I buy my phones up front. No contract & pay as I go.
It suits my usage patterns much better than a plan.

And yeah, the data rates are so wrong I can't wrap my head around it. No argument there.

more than 3 years ago
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WP7 Predicted To Beat iPhone By 2015

d6 Re:Obligatory XKCD (377 comments)

I believe this could turn out very well for both Nokia and Microsoft.

Nokia nails the hardware (and then totally fscks the user experience from about the time you first turn the phone on.)
MSFT has experience in easy, user friendly GUIs and even more experience marketing the hell out of them.
Put these things together _correctly_ (Nokia hardware + W7 optimized for the product + the MSFT marketing monster) and you have a winner.

or it might turn out like zune... time will tell.

more than 3 years ago
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ISO C++ Committee Approves C++0x Final Draft

d6 Re:Like a zombie (375 comments)

you know, for the folks that never understood what a memory leak is.

next version, we get rid of pointers :P

more than 2 years ago
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German Politician Demonstrates Extent of Cellphone Location Tracking

d6 Re:Duh... (328 comments)

>> For a technically savvy but nefarious user

having someone else carry your phone would require zero technical savvy...

more than 2 years ago
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US ITC May Reverse Judge's Ruling In Kodak vs. Apple

d6 Re:What about prior art? (101 comments)

Kodak's R&D stuff predates the toaster by about 15 years.

more than 2 years ago

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