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Scary Toothbrush Prompts Shutdown of World's Busiest Airport

euyis Re:The first rule... (284 comments)

When? Electric shaver hasn't been something exotic for us since, say, 2000?

about a year and a half ago
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Security Firm Predicts "Murder By Internet-Connected Devices"

euyis You're all doomed! You'll be killed by your PC! (135 comments)

An "Infosec" vendor that no one knows and cares makes big prediction about how future hackers would kill you with compromised Internet devices. You need protection! We offer it! Remember our name so we stay relevant!

I would probably consider this news (that is in no way interesting and informative) if this prediction is made by Symantec, McAfee or Kaspersky. Put some obscure "IID" here and it just smells so slash-PR.

about a year and a half ago
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Einstein@Home Set To Break Petaflops Barrier

euyis Re:That's nothing.. (96 comments)

Isn't Bitcoin's FLOPS number just an estimate, and a grossly inaccurate one based on the wrong assumptions that there's a single formula for estimating FLOPS with just integer performance, and the formula's applicable to all platforms?

about a year and a half ago
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Google Outage Shows Risk of Doing Business In China

euyis Re:Laws of country (113 comments)

The fact is, Google is not struggling because the Great Firewall or because the government makes competition hard. Google is struggling on their own regards and only by themselves. They seem not to be able to justify their existence in China and doesn't seem to offer Chinese citizens what they want.

Hmm, it only takes one paragraph to tell that you're talking out of your ass. Have you ever tried to use any Google service from China? Do you have the faintest idea how long does it take to load one page of search results, or how often does the Wall reset all connections to Google from your IP for one full minute, for some censorship filter was triggered by the most ordinary and unoffensive search terms? And these things are not exactly good for business.

about a year and a half ago
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Google Outage Shows Risk of Doing Business In China

euyis Re:anyone else curious (113 comments)

It was a mass DNS poisoning for the outage in China, at least for me. All subdomains on google.com were deliberately resolved to some random IP allocated to South Korea, and a hosts file quickly fixed it.

about a year and a half ago
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Universal Buys EMI's Recorded Music Unit For $1.9 Billion

euyis Re:Fix the title: $1.9 (119 comments)

Looked at the title... Thought it was correct and the $1.9 is just a token payment.

more than 2 years ago
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China's Cyber-Warfare Capabilities Overstated

euyis Re:Yeah (140 comments)

From my first hand experience: Wrong. Internal networks of many Chinese educational institutions are total hell with all kinds of worms and trojans roaming around.

"Never ascribe to malice that which is adequately explained by incompetence."

more than 2 years ago
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New Mac OS Trojan Produces BitCoins

euyis and... (247 comments)

Should this be called "digital slave labor"?

more than 2 years ago
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Italian Wikipedia May Shut Down Due To New Legislation

euyis Berlusconi yay! (292 comments)

Seriously why these idiots get elected again and again?

more than 2 years ago
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China Launches Space Station Laboratory Module

euyis Re:Made in China (178 comments)

Actually only the best are exported, and in China "export quality" is a synonym of top quality goods. Domestic customers get only the second-class products and services.

Yes, it's quite hard to believe that...

more than 2 years ago
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iPhone Reportedly Coming To China This Fall

euyis Misleading title (96 comments)

iPhone's actually coming to China Mobile - currently iPhone is exclusive to China Unicom in China.

more than 2 years ago
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Firefox 4 Released!

euyis Not the browser that I'm used to... (554 comments)

Maybe I'm gettting nostalgic... but I really can't get comfortable with the new layout. Is there an addon bringing back the entire pre-4.0 UI of Firefox? Or most of it if not everything.

Perhaps the UI designers would say that this shiny new thing is more efficient at browsing pages or whatever... However I just don't like it.

Also: I get Bing in my search bar after the upgrade. Removed, but what's that doing there? Did Mozilla get paid to put it here?

more than 2 years ago
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NASA Picks Up Rainstorms On Titan

euyis Re:Years long... (110 comments)

The latter part is quite fascinating...

more than 3 years ago
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Over Half a Decade, China Closed 130,000 Internet Cafes

euyis Hmm (121 comments)

Authorities have made it illegal for Internet cafes to serve minors under the age of 18,

And the last time I went to a internet cafe I was given a vaild ID number of someone over 18 along with the name associated to log in when I explained that my ID card's missing and a new one is not yet available. Didn't even bother asking me to give my number - guess they do the same when the minors come to play online games.

more than 3 years ago
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Trailers for Arkham City, Prey 2, Prototype 2

euyis Re:Prey! (35 comments)

Man, that's simply too disgusting.

more than 3 years ago
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Insider-Trading Suspects Smash Hard Drive Evidence

euyis Re:Hmm... (364 comments)

Damn, can't resist the urge.

Your plan has a hole: is it really that easy to tell the difference between compressed hard drive and other metal scraps?

more than 3 years ago
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Google's Search Copying Accusation Called 'Silly'

euyis Reverse engineer? (380 comments)

Who needs to reverse engineer the Google's search algorithm when you can simply copy the results? Read the Google accusation again and it didn't even mention anything related to reverse engineering. Why is the "industry" always so silly?

more than 3 years ago
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Russian Simulated Mars Mission Close To 'Landing'

euyis Re:Start of a bad, racist joke? (170 comments)

Three Russians, a Chinese, a Frenchman and an Italian-Colombian walk into a Mars capsule and can't get out.

more than 2 years ago
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Hackers Find New Way To Cheat On Wall Street

euyis Re:I doubt it (271 comments)

It's InfoWorld. What else could you expect from a website that inserts shitty inline advertisements in the articles and splits a short story that fits well in one page into three pages?

more than 3 years ago

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Windows 7 "Official" Torrent on People.com

euyis euyis writes  |  more than 4 years ago

euyis writes "Looks like some editors made a terrible mistake: Copying without Thinking. The torrent file of "Windows 7 Professional x86 Official Simplified Chinese Edition" was posted on People.com.cn, website of the People's Daily — the CCP's mouthpiece. Maybe this explains why the Chinese government was enraged when WGA black screen came for pirated Windows users in China."
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