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Securing Android For the Enterprise

deep9x Oh (136 comments)

I really thought this article was going to be about Data.

more than 2 years ago

Verizon's Galaxy Nexus To Launch Tomorrow

deep9x Re:Pros and Cons (123 comments)

Just got my GSM one today, and this is about my experience so far. I am having a lot more trouble, and concern, over mounting the internal storage, as I run Linux. I tried libmtp, but it just timed out, though I could at least see the files on my device. Some experimentation needed. Plus, no flash or Google Wallet yet, which is odd. Going to the Google Wallet site says that it's exclusive to Sprint Nexus S phones still, I hope they fix that for those of us who told Verizon to go to hell and went with Google itself over any carrier monopoly.

more than 2 years ago

Bethesda's 'Scrolls' Lawsuit Going Ahead

deep9x Mojang filed for a trademark on "Scrolls" (332 comments)

Seriously. This isn't them getting a cease and desist for using a word, this is them being forced to defend their "Elder Scrolls" trademark because Mojang was seeking the trademark for "Scrolls." This isn't evil lawyers, this isn't evil companies, it's dumb systems. RPS has a good article on it here: http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2011/08/08/bethesda-and-notchs-scrolls-off-explained/

more than 2 years ago

Microsoft Rumored To Buy Second Life

deep9x Obviously (223 comments)

They need it to compete with the runaway critical and commercial success of Playstation Home.

more than 3 years ago

BFG Tech Sending Out RMA Denial Letters, 'Winding Down Business'

deep9x Re:Pity. (327 comments)

I think you mean it leaves eVGA standing alone, since XFX actually makes graham crackers with chips stuck in it that break at the slightest provocation.

more than 3 years ago

Ikatako Virus Replaces Victims' Files With Pictures of Squid

deep9x Re:"Your Rights Online"? (105 comments)

Well, in TFA it mentions it's the first time that anyone in Japan has been charged with "property destruction" for creating a virus. Also, he created all the images himself so he wouldn't get arrested for copyright infringement. Of course, none of this is made clear in the summary, and I think the latter point is more him being a smartass. I thought maybe he was a mis-aimed White Hat, but no, he was collecting the data from the affected computers as well and just hanging onto it. So, I guess that falls under YRO as a general "computer law" issue, but it's kind of an unnecessary story since it's just a guy getting arrested for making a virus. How original!

more than 3 years ago

Google Introduces New Android Features

deep9x Be sure to uninstall Chrome to Phone beta first (271 comments)

If you had it previously installed, it'll silently just error out when you try to install the Marketplace version. Hopefully this comment will save 10 minutes of going "WTF?"

more than 3 years ago

Survey Says Most iPhone Users Love AT&T

deep9x Re:Not that I believe polls (490 comments)

No, you're absolutely right, and that's one of the things that makes the whole carrier model extremely frustrating. User choice is extremely limited, but in most markets in the US there's at least one or two options... one just might be better in your apartment, one in your office.

more than 3 years ago

Survey Says Most iPhone Users Love AT&T

deep9x Not that I believe polls (490 comments)

but where are these Android users going to go? I highly fucking doubt it's to the iPhone, since People seem to never want to break their plans or contract with an existing devil-service.

more than 2 years ago

Rogers Shrinks Download Limits As Netflix Arrives

deep9x Re:The cost of bandwidth (281 comments)

Comparing US bandwidth to Sweden is like comparing the plumbing under the sink to an oil pipeline.

more than 2 years ago

Which Android Phone is Less Evil?

deep9x Nexus One (2 comments)

If you can find it, it's probably the one that's closest to your needs. In terms of plan though, you're screwed. If I didn't have a grandfathered unlimited data plan at T-Mobile, I'm not sure what I would've done.

more than 3 years ago

Google Schedules Chrome 6, 7, and 8 For This Year

deep9x Re:Am I missing a version? (138 comments)

The current dev channel version is 6.0.472.0. And is stable enough for everyday use - I'm using it in every OS I have.

more than 3 years ago

Nexus One a Failed Experiment In Online Sales

deep9x Missing the point (366 comments)

This seems like the wrong point to come away with from the Nexus Experiment. You don't see Amazon, or even any other carrier, ending their cell phone sales online. The Nexus failure seems to be a lack of marketing and direction. It's a hell of a device for an entusiast and developer, if it were presented that way, or even sold as an unlocked dev phone (Which is still fucking isn't!) it would have done well. I just got mine a couple weeks ago, and I love it. And am ridiculously glad I got it in before they closed.

more than 3 years ago

'Mars Mission' Crew to Spend 520 Days in Isolation

deep9x Important! (1 comments)

I'm just happy they're not filming the entire thing and billing it as the next great reality show.

more than 3 years ago

Matt Smith Leaving Doctor Who Already?

deep9x Why do the best ones always leave early? (423 comments)

I did enjoy Tennant, but Eccleston and Smith are on a whole different level for me. To be fair, Smith has the benefits of a better showrunner.

more than 3 years ago

Games Workshop Sues Warhammer Online Fansite

deep9x Wow (182 comments)

Getting sued by GW must be frightening. You can never be sure when they're going to declare Exterminatus on your offices.

more than 3 years ago

Terry Childs Found Guilty

deep9x Is this the same thing... (982 comments)

he was originally charged with? From what I've found online, he was charged with California statute 502(c) (5), which reads:

I couldn't find anything that is, definitionally, "computer tampering" through a judicious use of Google.

more than 3 years ago

Symbian Completes Transition To Open Source

deep9x Re:And yet... (189 comments)

You know, I thought that was disappointing as well, but then I installed the Opera Mini 5 beta on my N82. It pretty much covers all the features I would need from mobile Firefox; stuff like tabbed browsing, password manager, and a slicker interface than the Nokia Browser.

more than 4 years ago

Bruce Schneier On Airport Security

deep9x Hope people start listening (582 comments)

Schneier's been saying most of these things in similar articles for years now, and I can only hope it eventually is taken seriously.

more than 4 years ago

Modern Warfare 2 - Infinity Ward Hates You

deep9x I wasn't going to boycott... (2 comments)

but after reading the direct quotes from IW, and the complete lack of explanation and how dismissive they've been about all these issues, it'd be dishonest for me, as a PC gamer, to buy MW2. They're not making this game for PC.

more than 4 years ago


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