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1GB of Google Drive Storage Now Costs Only $0.02 Per Month

dc29A Encryption? (335 comments)

Good luck data mining my TrueCrypt containers ...

about a month ago
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Piracy Offers Heavy Metal a New Business Model

dc29A Re:Maybe, but... (246 comments)

Iron Maiden always stayed true to their original music. To their detractors, it means "it's always the same thing". Which it is (I hate myself for saying that ;) ).

I challenge anyone to listen to the first three Maiden albums, then to Somewhere in Time, then to Brave New World, then to Final Frontier and come back with a straight face telling that it's the same. Maiden had always followed a slow but changing path. Ditching the punkish sounds in NOTB to introducing synths in SIT and SSOASS to more orchestration in BNW to a more prog approach in AMOLAD and FF.

about 5 months ago
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Piracy Offers Heavy Metal a New Business Model

dc29A Re:Maybe, but... (246 comments)

I know it's anecdotal evidence, having seen Iron Maiden at least 15+ times live since the late 80s, one thing you notice today that on their live shows there are a huge number of young teenagers. Their shows are not filled with old fans like myself. So there is this new wave of Maiden fans that probably don't even know what it is like to buy a CD. They did establish a strong reputation, sure, but their fans are not only the old ones form the 80s.

Also, unlike other big 80s bands, they don't sue their fans for downloading. They also didn't hop on every possible trend in music, they kept true to their origins. They also didn't became born again christians who refuse to play at festivals because some 'satanic' band plays. They also didn't create drama. When members left or where fired, it wasn't publicized and criticized by other members.

Despite making some of the most memorable heavy metal music, Iron Maiden was always ran as a business, since their early days. And this focus allowed them to go through the download era without issues. They never had major video exposure on MTV (yes, back when there was music on that channel) so music downloading didn't really impact them.

Up the Irons!

about 5 months ago
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CyanogenMod Installer Removed From Google Play Store

dc29A Re:Where's the outrage?! (255 comments)

If you want to gain traction, 'distribute in other ways' won't fly because it's far simpler to install an app from Google Play than to download from a site into sd card, tick a box in some settings, get a file manager to navigate to app and tap click to install it.

about 5 months ago
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AMD Confirms Kaveri APU Is a 512-GPU Core Integrated Processor

dc29A Re:Cut the crap. We all know what needs to be made (130 comments)

They both have multicore procs with a built in GPU that's capable of pushing next gen games at HD resolution.

Not the Xbox One, it will render 720p and 900p and upscale it to 1080p. PS4 can render 1080p without upscaling.

about 5 months ago
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Microsoft Warns of Zero-Day Attacks

dc29A Re:New Attack? 0 Day? (165 comments)

Technically it's not zero day because they collaborate with NSA and give them the exploit before they warn the public.

about 5 months ago
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Guardian Ignores MI5 Warnings, Vows To 'Publish More Snowden Leaks'

dc29A Re:Dope (301 comments)

That said, I think it is unethical to continue releasing the data

And spying on Brazilian companies in the name of fighting terrorism is all good?

about 6 months ago
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Surface Pro 2 and Surface 2: Now With New Kickstand!

dc29A Re:I wish I could get a Nokia one (294 comments)

It's going to be called the "Nokia Sirius". I get the dog bit, but where does the star come in?

Doesn't 'Lumia' means prostitute in spanish slang? In that case, Sirius is light years ahead of Lumia as product name!

about 7 months ago
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Android 4.3 Based CyanogenMod 10.2 Nightlies Arrive

dc29A Re:Closed source drivers still a bane (82 comments)

Maybe it's a way for Google not to compete with their partners, especially Samsung.

about 8 months ago
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Android 4.3 Based CyanogenMod 10.2 Nightlies Arrive

dc29A Re:Closed source drivers still a bane (82 comments)

My SGH-T999 works great on CM 10.2 nightlies, before I was on 10.1.2+ nightlies, never had any issue with BT, WiFi nor camera.

about 8 months ago
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Android 4.3 Based CyanogenMod 10.2 Nightlies Arrive

dc29A Re:nice (82 comments)

They are also one of the hacker friendliest devices with most having unlocked bootloaders and they publish kernel sources. Oh and SD card slot ... and removable battery.

about 8 months ago
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Apple Profit Falls 22% But iPhone Sales Are Up

dc29A Re:I don't get it (251 comments)

As soon as people realize it has no HDMI, no micro-SD port, and no USB port for flash drives, they can go spend 5x less on a tablet that can or get the vastly superior Galaxy tablet for the same price.

Vastly superior? If by that you mean pixelated screen and lower battery life then yes, you are right. Try reading books on Galaxy Tab vs iPad and tell us with a straight face that there is no difference or that the Galaxy Tab is superior.

about 9 months ago
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Study Finds iOS Apps Just As Intrusive As Android Apps

dc29A Re:The basic problem (107 comments)

... is that if apps are denied permission, they may refuse to work (even though the permission requested might not actually needed for the app's official purpose).

Custom ROM users on Android no longer have those issues. They can pry CM 10.1 and Privacy Guard out of my cold dead hands.

about 9 months ago
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Microsoft Petitions US Attorney General For Permission To Disclose Data Requests

dc29A Re:Zero Day Exploits (95 comments)

If you got a solid non Windows firewall AND user common sense (don't open anything you get in emails) AND encrypt your stuff, you should be safe.

about 9 months ago
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PC Sales See 'Longest Decline' In History

dc29A Re:PCs are not going to die. (385 comments)

If you can do your computing fine on a Core 2 Duo, why in the name of Jeebus you need an 8 core monster?

about 9 months ago
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Heml.is, New Encrypted Messaging Service From Brokep of the Pirate Bay

dc29A Re:no crystal ball required (144 comments)

This is borderline useless for the following reason, all the NSA needs is metadata. With metadata they can know a lot about you. They don't need the content of the message when they know who do you communicate with, what frequency, and whatnot. You already use the internet, they should be able easily to associate your IP with your identity. Unless you stop using cloud based services, this alone won't keep NSA in the dark about you.

about 9 months ago
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Officials Say NSA Probed Fewer Than 300 Numbers - Broke Plots In 20 Nations

dc29A Re:I'm sure it's effective (419 comments)

Everything the government says it's true? Am I right? I mean look at all the weapons of mass destruction we found in Iraq. Sure, only 300 phones were tapped.

about 10 months ago

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