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WikiLeaks Continues To Fund Itself Via Flattr

devbox Re:News For Nerds (194 comments)

It's not like Flattr is immune to Visa/Mastercard control anyway. As soon as they tell Paypal and Moneybookers (or they act on their own) to shut them down, they will, and there's not much Flattr can do about it.

more than 3 years ago
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Split Screen Co-op Is Dying

devbox Re:Damned shame (362 comments)

It's even more sociable accepted way in Asia, where arcades and co-op arcade games still flourish. There's always lots of teenagers playing those games in malls and arcades.

Actually gaming in general is more social in Asia. Even if you play on computer, you go play in a net cafe with your friends and theres always other people around and playing with you - instead of you playing alone in a dark basement.

more than 3 years ago
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Between Christmas and New Year's, I'll take ...

devbox Re:What? (422 comments)

What about those who live in Thailand or somewhere else where Christmas isn't celebrated and new years will be in February?

Btw, I'm already in the year 2553.

about 4 years ago
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UK Gov't Wants To Block Internet Porn By Default

devbox Re:Oh wow. (642 comments)

And it's still opt-in. I'm currently in Thailand and they block all porn, you opt-in or not. Of course, it's only the most known sites blocked while smaller less-known ones work.

about 4 years ago
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PlayStation App Coming To iOS, Android

devbox Pointless (47 comments)

They say they're trying to bring in more features, but well, currently it's quite pointless app.

about 4 years ago
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North Korea Says War With South Would Go Nuclear

devbox Re:I'm sure they're (608 comments)

Who do you think have more to lose if nukes start going around? I'm quite certain it's not North Korea.

about 4 years ago
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Over 40% of New Mechanical Turk Jobs Involve Spam

devbox Re:Good! More people should play chess. (56 comments)

What's wrong with chess? I find that it increases your intelligence and strategical thinking even more than some computer games. It has very basic ruleset but tons of strategies you can use while all the same time seeing everything your opponent does and he does too. It needs some skillful thinking.

about 4 years ago
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Should Wikipedia Just Accept Ads Already?

devbox User donation model (608 comments)

So basically, user donation model doesn't really work and either you need ad revenue (losing your privacy to advertisers like with Google) or you pay for your product (professional you-get-what-you-pay-for like with Microsoft)?

about 4 years ago
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Twitter Gets Major Funding, Adds New Data Center

devbox Re:Yay... (125 comments)

Another company blows all their money on a data center...

Yeah, I think it's quite unbelievable that companies are wasting their money on things they require in their business. There must be like a million better uses for it than actually making sure their business works and grows.

about 4 years ago
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Designer Arrested Over Anonymous Press Release

devbox Re:Is this even a story? (288 comments)

It might be surprising, but the rest of the world doesn't always work the same way as US. We also value privacy and don't release public records on just arrests and people could be arrested, questioned and released to wait for outcome if there is no threat to anyone or reason to believe he might try to flee the country, for example.

about 4 years ago
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Designer Arrested Over Anonymous Press Release

devbox Geniuses (288 comments)

Attacking financial services, banks and government websites is probably the best idea in the world.

about 4 years ago
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NSS Labs Browser Report Says IE Is the Best, Google Disagrees

devbox Socially engineered attacks ARE a huge problem (205 comments)

Note that the report focus on socially engineered malware which is actually a huge problem currently. This includes all those malicious links on twitter, facebook, instant messaging and so on. They are coming directly from your friends, so most people assume they are safe. If Internet Explorer 9 beta blocks 99% of those and Chrome only 3%, that makes a huge difference.

Just like the days of worms automatically spreading over the internet via remote exploits are quite much gone, the amount of drive-by download exploits is lowering too. However a well-crafted socially engineered attack will always work on people and as a bonus it works across all browsers and even on Mac OSX and Linux. That is, if browser isn't itself trying to prevent those, like Internet Explorer 9 is. With IE's sandboxing and this feature, IE9 is surely starting to look like a really secure browser for people to use. Now, if companies would just start updating their stuff and abandon IE6...

about 4 years ago
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Yahoo Lays Off 600; Free Beers and Jobs Flow

devbox Yahoo currently (164 comments)

Is Yahoo even relevant with anything anymore? They shut down their own search, they shut down geocities, no one really uses portal sites anymore and they don't make any hardware or provide services. The only thing I can think of is email, which is also is far away from popularity of gmail and hotmail. What do they even do?

about 4 years ago
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McDonald's Hacked and Customer Data Stolen

devbox Re:Wait... (178 comments)

Well at least I saw one at the Berlin airport when I was flying via it.

about 4 years ago
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GoldenEye Source Conversion Mod Released

devbox Re:Go? (105 comments)

What are you talking about? It's not the single player campaign, it's multiplayer. That's quite painful to set up in an emulator and you only get 4 players. This gives a lot more opportunities.

about 4 years ago
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GoldenEye Source Conversion Mod Released

devbox GoldenEye N64 (105 comments)

GoldenEye on N64 really was the first great multiplayer game. I never really liked alien and future stuff like with Doom and Quake and in them you just ran around like a maniac. GoldenEye has current weapons and great levels.

GoldenEye had tactical elements too, a lot of hidden tunnels and ways to get around, and the proximity mines meant you could get up on a spot with only one way in and defend from there.

It's a great game that made the local multiplayer absolutely fun. We used to go play it after school almost every day (until one of the parents - who was the only one with the game - banned us from spending so much time there).. Good times.

about 4 years ago
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McDonald's Hacked and Customer Data Stolen

devbox Re:Wait... (178 comments)

What are you talking about? Wendy's is all over Germany at least. Personally I don't like their burgers, and from McDonald's I only like cheeseburgers - otherwise I rather eat in a real restaurant.

about 4 years ago
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Why Special Effects No Longer Impress

devbox Re:Good (532 comments)

What's wrong with "cartoons" like The Simpsons or Futurama?

about 4 years ago
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'Anonymous' WikiLeaks Proponents Not So Anonymous

devbox Re:"Damn, someone hacked me!" (390 comments)

Not really, most people just think they wont get any problems "just" as a part of a large group of people and think it's somehow justified because other people are doing it too. The usual teenage groupthink. But when you're hitting the likes of PayPal, Visa, Mastercard and government websites, well, problems will come.

about 4 years ago
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Microsoft Adds 'Do Not Track' Option For IE9

devbox Re:server-side tracking (179 comments)

Yes, there are other ways. But I'm a little bit surprised you are actually blaming them to offer users extra privacy...

about 4 years ago

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Microsoft adds 'do not track' option for IE9

devbox devbox writes  |  about 4 years ago

devbox (1919724) writes "Microsoft says it will offer a privacy setting in the next version of Internet Explorer that will make it easy for users to keep their browsing habits from being tracked by advertising networks and other third-party websites. "oeBy designing these sorts of enhancements with privacy in mind at the design phase, we're able to deliver a functionality that provides consumers additional levels of control over what they want to engage in and how they choose to do so,"Microsoft Chief Privacy Strategist Peter Cullen blogged. Previously Mozilla stopped working on a similar feature for Firefox after pressure from advertisers and other OSS projects as it would hurt their revenue sources from advertisers."
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