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Samsung Galaxy S III Launched, Hands-On Testing

emocomputerjock Re:Has anyone seen... (107 comments)

That's not a bad idea. I'm of the opinion that there will always, always be a better phone around the corner and as long as your apps run and your vendor isn't making your phone unusable with software updates there's no need to upgrade out of cycle. Naturally, if you're a developer and require the newest models for what you do, that's a different story.

more than 2 years ago
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Fedora Infrastructure Compromised

emocomputerjock Re:Believe? (115 comments)

Look at his UID, he probably wrote that error.

more than 3 years ago
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Apple May Remove the Home Button On the Next IPad

emocomputerjock Obvious play? (329 comments)

Is this because you can't patent a button but can patent multitouch gestures? Get enough people speaking your "language" and other manufacturers will have to pay to use your patented gestures.

more than 3 years ago
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Your Smartphone Is Safer Than Your PC — For Now

emocomputerjock Re:PDF (125 comments)

That's what saving throws are for.

more than 3 years ago
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New QuickTime Flaw Bypasses ASLR, DEP

emocomputerjock Re:ew quicktime? (162 comments)

They're exploiting a third-party application using an exploit in the application. The application is at fault.

more than 3 years ago
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New QuickTime Flaw Bypasses ASLR, DEP

emocomputerjock Re:ew quicktime? (162 comments)

If the attack is using a third party application that does not properly implement the security features available, then the application is at fault.

more than 3 years ago
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New QuickTime Flaw Bypasses ASLR, DEP

emocomputerjock Re:ew quicktime? (162 comments)

Quicktime does not properly use either ASLR or DEP. The application is at fault.

more than 3 years ago
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Lenovo To Launch Chinese Gaming Platform Called Ebox

emocomputerjock Re:I smell a turd... (71 comments)

I knew the one was Tennis, but I had to do some digging to find Stampede as the second one.

more than 3 years ago
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DARPA To Turn Humans Into Batteries

emocomputerjock Re:Matrix Jokes ... (183 comments)

What other two Matrix movies?

about 4 years ago
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The Homemade Hard Disk Destroyer

emocomputerjock Re:Overkill? (497 comments)

I was agreeing with you.

more than 4 years ago
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The Homemade Hard Disk Destroyer

emocomputerjock Re:Overkill? (497 comments)

Then you'll be called paranoid and accused of FUD.

more than 4 years ago
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Firefox 3.5's First Vulnerability "Self-Inflicted"

emocomputerjock Re:By Vulnerability, you mean... (156 comments)

The answer I've seen elsewhere is yes, NoScript blocks this (unless you allow it).

about 5 years ago
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New Zealand Introduces Internet Filtering

emocomputerjock Re:Good to hear (215 comments)

There aren't enough resources available for doing that, only for the filtering. If you want to have the authorities actually investigate crimes against children you're going to have to have a 15 cent tax for that.

about 5 years ago
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Four Missed Opportunities for Privacy

emocomputerjock Re:I'm completely shocked... (67 comments)

Specifically, third party scripts and cookies. There's nothing I hate more than having to reject a slew of cookies and also having to pick through noscript to find out what I need to allow just to view a webpage. If it's too non-intuitive to weed through all that garbage I just close the tab.

about 5 years ago
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Four Missed Opportunities for Privacy

emocomputerjock Re:I'm completely shocked... (67 comments)

I think it's been proven again and again that the only privacy available on the net is that which you go and secure for yourself. You almost have to become obsessive-compulsive fighting against cookies, scripts, and counters to protect yourself nowadays.

about 5 years ago
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Guaranteed Transmission Protocols For Windows?

emocomputerjock Doubletake (536 comments)

I know I'm late on this, but I haven't seen it mentioned yet. Doubletake is fantastic, and I've yet to have it fail me when moving stuff from point a to b on Windows systems. You didn't mention cost as a factor in the summary but I should note that it is most certainly not free, but if you have to make sure it gets there it may be worth it.

about 5 years ago
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In Defense of the Classic Controller

emocomputerjock Re:Classic Controllers (251 comments)

I have! I've used everything from the Odyssey through the Wii - I'm talking trackballs, light pens, R.O.B., the Atari paddle controllers (which are my 2nd favorite of all time thanks to Pong and Night Driver) and nothing has played as well as the SNES controller across so many games for any of the systems I've played. Heck, it was even useful in RPGs like FF3(6). On a related note, the worst controller of all time was the CDi.

about 5 years ago

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