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It's Easy To Hack Traffic Lights

davester666 Re:Old news (97 comments)

A red light is a request to accelerate.

18 minutes ago
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33 Months In Prison For Recording a Movie In a Theater

davester666 Re:The real crime here (248 comments)

Unless said corporation decides to get into the market of automatic caning machines....

about half an hour ago
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Google Receives Takedown Request Every 8 Milliseconds

davester666 Re:Google don't be evil (155 comments)

"Earlier this year the House Judiciary Subcommittee had a hearing on the DMCA takedown issue, and both copyright holders, Internet service providers, and other parties are examining what they can do to optimize the process."

Note who wasn't present. Anybody representing the public.

yesterday
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Smartphone Kill Switch, Consumer Boon Or Way For Government To Brick Your Phone?

davester666 Re:Why such paranoia ? (289 comments)

you know what they would do before smartphones gained this 'bricking' capability?

the gov't would phone up the telephone company and say "turn off all access by the cell phone with this number XXX-XXX-XXXX"
phone company "ok, done. is there anything else?"

yesterday
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Blackberry Moves Non-Handset Divisions Into New Business Unit

davester666 Re:Looks like some editorializing by the submitter (89 comments)

Yes, that's exactly why nobody buys iPhones [all models]. The technical specs are inferior to competing devices.

Anyway, your 2005 HTC Universal dimensions (from http://www.jawal123.com/-1108609633/en-us/htc-universal)
128mm × 81mm × 25 mm = 259 cubic centimeters

2007 iPhone dimensions (from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IPhone)
115x61x11.6mm = 81.3 cubic centimeters

less than 1/3 the volume of your HTC Universal

that's why RIM's engineers couldn't believe. Stuffing that much stuff in that small a package, nevermind the software.

2 days ago
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Blackberry Moves Non-Handset Divisions Into New Business Unit

davester666 Re:Looks like some editorializing by the submitter (89 comments)

they also were way behind on basic research into components. When the iPhone was first announced, RIM's engineers actually thought Apple was lying about the specs, that Apple couldn't get a touch screen at that resolution, with that much RAM and storage and CPU and GPU and radios, in that physical size, with a battery that would last as long as Apple claimed.

3 days ago
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Blackberry Moves Non-Handset Divisions Into New Business Unit

davester666 Re:RIM is dead, long live RIM's patents (89 comments)

what stick?

RIM's been trying to peddle these patents for licensing money for ages. anybody who thinks they might be of use probably already has a license quite cheap, because RIM has been desperate for any cash for quite some time.

3 days ago
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Murder Suspect Asked Siri Where To Hide a Dead Body

davester666 Re:To be fair... (159 comments)

At the time, Apple claimed it needed better microphone/audio hardware than the iPhone 4 had, but that was just bullshit [as it worked fine with jailbroken iPhone 4 and with bluetooth headsets]. They just wanted to keep it for the premium model that year, the iPhone 4S.

about a week ago
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Fugitive Child Sex Abuser Caught By Face-Recognition Technology

davester666 Re:It's tinfoil time! (232 comments)

not mentioned in the story...how did he get a fraudulent US passport that fooled US officials for so long. It is literally their job to detect fraudulent passports.

"Diplomatic Security Service, which protects U.S. embassies and checks the validity of U.S. visas and passports"

about a week ago
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Murder Suspect Asked Siri Where To Hide a Dead Body

davester666 Re:To be fair... (159 comments)

Real reporters and the jury actually noticed that the accused had an iPhone 4 at the time, which DOES NOT support accessing Siri [unless jailbroken, of which there was no evidence supplied to indicate it was], AND that all the prosecution introduced was a screen-shot of the Siri request.

You know, the ones that were popular when Siri first was released and Siri would respond with something cute/weird/disturbing to cute/weird/disturbing questions....

So, I guess he drove to the woods, then fired up his web browser and put in 'Siri, I need to hide my roommate.", then saw the screen shot, saved it to his camera roll, then proceed to ignore the advice in the image with a "Fuck this, I'll just dump him here".

about a week ago
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The IPv4 Internet Hiccups

davester666 Re:Yes, Please (247 comments)

if that happened, IPv6 would be made illegal in the US, with an exception for law enforcement and gov't officials.

about two weeks ago
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The Quiet Before the Next IT Revolution

davester666 Re:Horseshit (145 comments)

alternately, it will soon be time for the pendulum to swing back to "we've got to have everything in-house, these security breaches are killing us" and "dumb terminals and having everything in the 'cloud' is killing productivity when the cloud is down, we need real apps so users can work even when the cloud doesn't"

about two weeks ago
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Sniffing Out Billions In US Currency Smuggled Across the Border To Mexico

davester666 Re:Grandma (158 comments)

they need to recalibrate the sensor so it catches the traces of cocaine on most used bills.

about two weeks ago
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Reversible Type-C USB Connector Ready For Production

davester666 Re:What for? (191 comments)

yes, evidently you have longer arms than a normal person and are able to circle-jerk yourself, hence your desire to date yourself. You have to, because you won't put out without getting a decent meal first.

about two weeks ago
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Getting IT Talent In Government Will Take Culture Change, Says Google Engineer

davester666 Re: what a douche (165 comments)

I believe the primary obstacle is that the gov't [particularly the federal gov't] loathes actually hiring people. they want to outsource everything, because of the mantra "private industry steals the best". and then to make sure only the crappiest companies bid on the project, make everyone submit hundreds of pages of mostly useless paperwork, and then pick the lowest bidder, regardless of ability to actually perform the work. Then, when the lowest bidder fails, award the contract to a close friend's company, and whatever price they suggest, because "it has to get done by yesterday".

about two weeks ago
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Scientists Who Smuggle Radioactive Materials

davester666 Re:I've got it!!! (66 comments)

Just start over and use "AAA".

about two weeks ago
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Patents That Kill

davester666 Re:And this is the same for copyrights. (239 comments)

it's both. the new molecule is similar enough that they argue that you can't make the generic without infringing the new patent and of course they stop making the old drug because the new improved version only costs 10% more for only a small decrease in effectiveness.

about two weeks ago
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Patents That Kill

davester666 Re:And this is the same for copyrights. (239 comments)

except big pharma games the system, where they release a drug under patent protection, then shortly before the patent ends, they re-patent the drug to cover some other condition, then say that generics can't make the drug for the first condition because they can't prevent it from being used for the second.

and in Canada, we are helpfully extending our patent time limits under the still secret Canada-EU trade agreement that Harper just signed. The Canadian people are too stupid to understand it, so we can't find out what he agreed to.

about two weeks ago

Submissions

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Cisco to cut 4,000 jobs despite strong profits

davester666 davester666 writes  |  1 year,7 days

davester666 (731373) writes ""Network equipment giant Cisco Systems has announced plans to cut 4,000 jobs, about 5% of its workforce.
The news came after it reported net income of $2.3bn (£1.5bn) in the fourth quarter, up from $1.9bn a year earlier."

Translation: The CEO is having some trouble buying Airplane Gas for his car."

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MS rebranding Windows for portable devices again

davester666 davester666 writes  |  more than 5 years ago

davester666 writes "From macnn.com: "The Windows Mobile cellular platform is being rechristened as Windows Phone, says Microsoft's French product chief for the software, Audrey Zolghadr..."

I guess they're hoping we'll finally stop calling it "microsoft wince"..."

Link to Original Source

Journals

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Man, I wish I could get into posting to the Journal...

davester666 davester666 writes  |  more than 5 years ago

On a regular basis. But I find it tough to get into a new pattern of living.

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