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Rob "CmdrTaco" Malda Resigns From Slashdot

empaler God Speed, You Fancy Bastard (1521 comments)

I really don't have anything more to add, but the spam filter insists that I type in *something*.

more than 2 years ago
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Jailbreakme 3.0 Released

empaler Re:Danger, Will Robinson! (102 comments)

I can't abide by Symbian, Windows Phone, Android nor whatever the hell Samsung, Motorola and Ericsson excrete into their phones. Trust me, I've tried.

more than 3 years ago
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Jailbreakme 3.0 Released

empaler Re:Danger, Will Robinson! (102 comments)

I wouldn't have done it if I hadn't had 100% success on the other devices, but none of the other devices was the exact same, so I should have waited. Now she'll never jailbreak again.

more than 3 years ago
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Jailbreakme 3.0 Released

empaler Re:Danger, Will Robinson! (102 comments)

To be more precise, it was my GF's phone, and I had successfully traversed two other devices first. Let's just say I am not popular at this very moment.

more than 3 years ago
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Jailbreakme 3.0 Released

empaler Danger, Will Robinson! (102 comments)

Worked fine on my iPad 2 and iPhone 3GS. iPhone 4 is now stuck in an Logo Loop of Death. I can access it through iRecovery, but I can't really salvage anything. Too bad I haven't backed it up for months, because there is soooo much data that I am going to lose if I have to Restore.

more than 3 years ago
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Android Compatibility and Fragmentation

empaler Re:It's a huge issue to app developers, not Google (211 comments)

Wow, you just made me re-animate my /. account. You have just described some of the major reasons I have gone in a great big circle around the Android phones, even if I find the *idea* of a Linux-based phone OS by Google very appealing. I have an iPhone that has all the same advantages of the Apple computers, only amplified: Complete hardware control and testability. They might be a little more expensive, and Apple might be dickheads, but they still deliver a better end product to the users. Maybe in a year or two

more than 4 years ago
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Linux Kernel 2.4 Or 2.6 In Embedded System?

empaler Re:Awesome! (178 comments)

Good thing you answered - I saw that the project home page hadn't been updated for 6 months, so I assumed that it had gone the way of the dodo, like so many other SF-projects.
I'll try to dig up my Qtek and see where that takes us :)

more than 5 years ago
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Linux Kernel 2.4 Or 2.6 In Embedded System?

empaler Re:Why Linux? (178 comments)

Jeez. Troll? Come ON. Offtopic, may be, but definitely not troll.

more than 5 years ago
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Linux Kernel 2.4 Or 2.6 In Embedded System?

empaler Awesome! (178 comments)

I had completely forgotten about my near-useless Qtek 9100 (same as HTC Wizard, the slight difference being the casing, colours and market)
Is it any good, or is it just as treacle-slow as the Windows implementation?
Argh, who am I kidding, I'm probably going to dig it up and have a go either way. F/OSS FTW! :-D

more than 5 years ago
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Why Use Virtual Memory In Modern Systems?

empaler Re:You mean physical memory right :-) (983 comments)

"I assure you sir, I am as American as you, and my name is Billy". Said with a very convincing tone - with an Indian inflection.

more than 5 years ago
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Why Use Virtual Memory In Modern Systems?

empaler Re:You mean physical memory right :-) (983 comments)

Actually, when I called the (Danish) Dell Tech Support, I was very well treated. I thought the SLA on our desktops prohibited me from breaking them open without speaking to them first, but they told me to rock rock on, and took my word for concrete problems.
Then again, buying in bulk will do that to support.

more than 5 years ago
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Why Use Virtual Memory In Modern Systems?

empaler Re:You mean physical memory right :-) (983 comments)

Last time we had a base station destroyed (torched), we had a temporary base station up and running within two days. The local subcontractor worked almost around the clock to get it up, even though he in no way was demanded nor expected this. We got mails from customers praising the hard work done by the people involved. Of course, that mail made its round the same day it came in :)

more than 5 years ago
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Holiday Art Executed In Google Documents

empaler [Offtopic] Why is this in tech? (72 comments)

Not that I dislike the story - I just think it should be in Idle, not in Tech.

more than 5 years ago
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Holiday Art Executed In Google Documents

empaler Re:How fitting ... (72 comments)

Not only true, but apt, precise and funny. n1 :)

more than 5 years ago
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IRS Looking at Google/Mozilla Relationship

empaler Re:Laundering (261 comments)

I smell fish.

Does the IRS investigate other tax-exempt nonprofits that get large contributions from corporate donors? WHY are they investigating Mozilla?

I guess I have to RTFM.

Even better - you could RTFA.

more than 5 years ago
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Rubber Duckies For Global Warming Research

empaler Re:Irony. (167 comments)

You're missing the even bigger point:
What's the reward?
Seriously, I have a huge family in the Disko Bay, and many of them have boats. Finally the greenies have an option to get rich quick!

more than 5 years ago
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Toyota Demands Removal of Fan Wallpapers

empaler Re:its just a car. (594 comments)

Right there is a free-market reason to pay a premium to be tested somewhere with newer test equipment and a stricter regimen of cleaning etc.

more than 5 years ago
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(Useful) Stupid Unix Tricks?

empaler Re:lsof (2362 comments)

Also useful if you're deleting stuff, Ã lalsof | grep

more than 5 years ago
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(Useful) Stupid Unix Tricks?

empaler Re:cd - (2362 comments)

For me, relative directory changing is only for local boxes. When you routinely log on to equipment all over the country (my country being a bit smaller than yours), you want 'history' to be able to show you exactly where you did what.

more than 5 years ago

Submissions

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Egypt to Copyright Pyramids and Sphynx

empaler empaler writes  |  more than 5 years ago

empaler (130732) writes "We all know the usual pro-copyright arguments. Most of them hinge on the fact that the individual or company that has a copyright needs an incentive to make something that is copyrightable, and therefore ensure a revenue stream in a period after the copyright has been granted. In a never-surpassed move, Egypt is working on legislation to extend copyright well above 3000 years — they are going to start claiming royalties for using likenesses of the Sphynx and the Pyramids. It is still unclear whether the original intent of the Pyramids included "making sure them bastards pay for a plastic copy in 3000 years" alongside "securing a pathway to the heavens for the God King". Speaking as a Greenlandic national, I want dibs on ice cubes."
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empaler empaler writes  |  more than 7 years ago

empaler writes "Apple has long denied service on iBook G4s with faulty designs, denying that there was an error — but now, the Danish National Consumer Agency (press release) has released a report proving that the error is due to a design flaw. So far, the only news site picking this up is The Register, unless you understand Danish (1, 2, 3). The Danish Consumer Complaints Board is also implying that Apple needs to get a grip and acknowledge this error in the rest of the world.
The NCA also has some photos from the report (explanations in Danish, but easily transparent from context)."
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empaler empaler writes  |  more than 7 years ago

empaler writes "The respite was very short for the Chinese wikipedians - reported in the Inquirer, Wikipedia is now inaccessible in China. However, it is unclear whether this is recession to earlier censorship policy or just an error. From the article: "So far it is not clear if the problems are technical or if they are part of a formal ban as there has not been a comment from the Foreign Ministry and Ministry of Information Industry.". A lengthier article is available at Prison Planet, who broke the story."

Journals

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Wikipedia no longer accessible from China

empaler empaler writes  |  more than 7 years ago The respite was very short for the Chinese wikipedians - reported in the Inquirer, Wikipedia is now inaccessible in China. However, it is unclear whether this is recession to earlier censorship policy or just an error. From the article: "So far it is not clear if the problems are technical or if they are part of a formal ban as there has not been a comment from the Foreign Ministry and Ministry of Information Industry.". A lengthier article is available at Prison Planet, who broke the story.

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empaler empaler writes  |  more than 9 years ago I just submitted this story; hoping it gets published. Really love Opera.
Opera has just released version 8.5 of their popular and extremely safe web browser - and from this release onwards, it's free!
It's available in many different flavours of course, including , Linux, and even OS/2! Of course, even inevitably, it comes in a Windows version. New to Opera? Take a look at it's features. Of course, there's a changelog describing the changes from 8.02, the biggest of course being the removal of banners.
Personally, I migrated from Firefox to Opera a few months back, and the only thing I miss is the massive amount of plugins available for the former. I love the zoom function which affects everything including pictures and flash, and of course it's 'save session' function. Try it today!

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Hello, random_static

empaler empaler writes  |  more than 9 years ago

I couldn't PM you and your last journal entry has been archived, so I thought I might catch your attention by adding you as a friend and hoping that you might go here. Yes, I would please like to try Orkut. My email is the one stated here, so just go ahead and send me an invitation. Thank you.

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Pirate Bay upgrades

empaler empaler writes  |  more than 9 years ago I just submitted this story: The Pirate Bay, the self-exclaimed largest torrent-tracker has just upgraded their interface to be more accessible and user-friendly. So what's new? Well, first of all, you can choose to view the site in one of ten languages, including Swedish (original language), English, Danish, Italian and other quaint languages. Also, the search database has been optimized for speed and it now has a more 'googlish' look to it. As always, you can find the tons of legal threats from various offended software companies (including Microsoft, Apple and EA), all of which have been answered with ridicule and a shrug. Why is this so? In Sweden, BitTorrent tracking is not illegal, as the trackers themselves do not infringe on the rights of the owners. Nice to see some sanity in the world with regards to IP law, and nice to see a torrent-site actually go against the tide of closing trackers and *improve* their services.

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Reading TFA

empaler empaler writes  |  more than 9 years ago

I will often post a comment that reads something like
"Yuo is teh sukc RTehFA"

This is because I hate it when people try to sound as if they're smart after maybe only reading the headline... Which I hate.

On the other hand, when I make that terrible mistake, I won't take offense if you tell me to RTFA. That's how it works.

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