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Google Has Android Remote App Install Power, Too

dysprosia Re:No (278 comments)

No, you've regularly seen him in line like every other schlub and ex-founder of Apple...

more than 4 years ago

HR 3200 Considered As Software

dysprosia Seems to me... (296 comments)

that legislation, *any* legislation, is more like writing patches than rewriting laws, and, subsequently, trying to understand a piece of software by reading a patch is a very silly idea. What would be useful, is to see the patched law, and read it in proper context.

about 5 years ago

Apple's iPhone Developer Crisis

dysprosia Re:Open systems require open APIs and access (315 comments)

Except an average end user doesn't *care* about an API, they will use a phone through the front end, they will never even think about writing an app for their phone; it's *developers* that seek APIs, that prefer and desire open source systems.

more than 5 years ago

Apple's iPhone Developer Crisis

dysprosia Re:Open systems require open APIs and access (315 comments)

You are using the word "open" to describe a system that has a freely-accessible API. This does not mean that the system is an "open" device. Making this comparison is like saying Windows is "open" because you can write open-source applications for it.

more than 5 years ago

Apple's iPhone Developer Crisis

dysprosia Re:In practice, it's not more open. (315 comments)

What sort of whacked-out idea of "open" do you have? I don't have the source code to PalmOS, to WinMo, to Symbian, to the Blackberry OS, hell, even Android has closed-source components. I don't know anything about the hardware internals, so they're not open hardware either. What sort of crack are you smoking, and where can I get some?

more than 5 years ago

(Useful) Stupid Unix Tricks?

dysprosia Re:Screen (2362 comments)

So use dtach.

more than 5 years ago



Australian secret blacklist leaked

dysprosia dysprosia writes  |  more than 5 years ago

dysprosia (661648) writes "The Australian secret blacklist has been leaked at Wikileaks. There are some "interesting" choices on the list, as the Sydney Morning Herald story suggests, "...about half of the sites on the list are not related to child porn and include a slew of online poker sites, YouTube links, regular gay and straight porn sites, Wikipedia entries, euthanasia sites, websites of fringe religions such as satanic sites, fetish sites, Christian sites, the website of a tour operator and even a Queensland dentist." Not to mention, a picture of a suggestive pumpkin..."


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