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LibraryBox is an Open Source Server That Runs on Low-Cost Hardware (Video)

felipou Re:I like PirateBox better (47 comments)

I just looooove when the people being bashed in the comments come up defending their position! Thanks a lot for all the info griffey!

about 3 months ago

Researcher Finds Tor Exit Node Adding Malware To Downloads

felipou Re:This is not really big news. (126 comments)

Tor provides anonymity. It does not provide authenticity or secrecy, and doesn't pretend to.

Not only it doesn't provide these things, it potentially cripples then by adding a random computer as a Man In The Middle! What did you guys expect?

Also, seeing that people who usually perform activities of this type (spreading malware) should be the ones most interested in TOR, I see some signs as to the kind of organizations who would attempt to do this...

about 3 months ago

Samsung Acknowledges and Fixes Bug On 840 EVO SSDs

felipou Re:Wonder what brand is best now... Intel? (101 comments)

If you want to follow someone - pick Apple. Given the way news coverage is, if there's a problem with someone somewhere and their SSD in their Apple product, the whole world would know in a nanosecond. Someone as heavily scrutitinized as Apple (where even one failure in millions of computers sold would probably bring about SSD-gate) means if there is a real problem, you'd already know.

Don't be so sure about that. I and many others have had problems with the GPU soldering on 2011 Macbook Pros. This has been affecting lots of users since last year, and although there was some media coverage, I don't think it's gathering enough attention as you seem to imply it would.

Some references:


about 3 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Is It Worth Being Grandfathered On Verizon's Unlimited Data Plan?

felipou Strange (209 comments)

40 minutes already and no comment with a score over 2!

about 4 months ago

David Cameron Says Brits Should Be Taught Imperial Measures

felipou Re:Idiot (942 comments)

Also, I'm pretty sure cups don't always have the same volume. Which one am I supposed to use??

about 4 months ago

Apple WWDC 2014: Tim Cook Unveils Yosemite

felipou Re:And one more thing - NOT (411 comments)

And FFS, this is the DEVELOPER conference. New product announcements here are few and far between. Here's an overview of the last ten years of WWDC. If you can read that list and still be surprised or disappointed at what was or wasn't announced today, you're an idiot.

Awesome page, thanks for the link!

about 8 months ago

Apple WWDC 2014: Tim Cook Unveils Yosemite

felipou Re:Its Killer Feature (411 comments)

I was just thinking how much this remembers me of my Operating Systems classes in college, and then I saw your disclaimer:

When I taught 3rd year Operating Systems at a University

Although studying it again now, it seemed much more interesting! Maybe my teacher wasn't very good...

about 8 months ago

Kids With Wheels: Should the Unlicensed Be Allowed To 'Drive' Autonomous Cars?

felipou Re:no (437 comments)

Is there a rock beneath the bag? You can't know. You can, however, guess there isn't and adjust your estimates about any future bags containing rocks should this one be harmless. That happens all the time, and is one of the numerous ways in which human rationality tends to break down.

You are giving computers and self driving cars way more power than they have in reality. A human could see the bag bouncing around in the road and make the decision, where the computer system would detect an obstacle and react differently.

And I think you are giving then way less power than they have in reality. Facebook already can detect faces better than we do.

Also, why are you assuming the computer system would react differently? Can't it learn (or be trained) to detect the bouncing bag to know there isn't a risk in this case?

I also think they could learn to do that better than humans too. We can get distracted, and only notice the bag on the last second, when it is laying still and formed just like it was over a rock. A computer system will be totally dedicated to paying attention to everything on the road, and wouldn't miss a single bounce of the bag, when it could reduce the risk factor of the bag enormously and then ignore it.

The human mind, contrary to your implication outperforms computers all the time.

Yes, it outperforms computers all the time, but less with each passing moment.

Do you believe in statistics? If autonomous cars injure and kill less people than human controlled cars, then what's the point of this kind of discussion?

about 8 months ago

Did Mozilla Have No Choice But To Add DRM To Firefox?

felipou Re:Why blame Mozilla (406 comments)

Yeah, my cousin told me that his friend had an aunt who dated a guy who told them that. So I wrote it in Wikipedia.

...sorry, I checked and saw that it has correct references (here by the way: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H...), but when I hear something like "wikipedia states", I can't help but think of something like that.

about 8 months ago

To Save the Internet We Need To Own the Means of Distribution

felipou Re:Yes. (338 comments)

Exactly. Just like electricity.

about 9 months ago

GNU Mailman 3 Enters Beta

felipou Bootstrap (57 comments)


about 9 months ago

OpenSUSE 13.2 To Use Btrfs By Default

felipou Re:Beta testers (91 comments)

Damn, man, your comment surely should have a higher than five rating.

You should definitely make a blog post about this!

about 10 months ago

Facebook's Face Identification Project Is Accurate 97.25% of the Time

felipou Facebook is all about photos (149 comments)

Facebook is, among many other things, the top photo sharing service on the web. And face recognition plays a very important role in this aspect. They must invest a lot in this kind of technologies, so it's no surprise skynet will be born from them.

This news was showing in a lot of sites lately, couldn't wait to see what discussions it would spark here! Let me grab my popcorn!

about 10 months ago

Flash Is Dead; Long Live OpenFL!

felipou Re:Native Targets? (166 comments)

Flash is no more native than HTML5. At this point it doesn't make sense to "place bets" on Flash at all, unless like the article author you've spent many years on Flash and are not interested in change.

Flash can create a 'native' PC or OS X app (OK, it consists of a standalone Flash player bundled with your flash App, but the practical upshot is the same unless some strange permutation of misconceptions has led you to expect 'bare metal' efficiency from something like Flash).

You can also have this type of 'native' using HTML5 and Nodejs. By using this component called node-webkit.

I just learned about this from Popcorn-time, they package a "native" app using this technique, and the application is all HTML+CSS+Javascript.

about 10 months ago

Brazil Blocks Foreign Mobile Phones

felipou Re:IMEI Number includes the model number (97 comments)

Unfortunately, it's not so simple. Although the iPhone 5S is sold here, for example, the only certified Model is the A1457, as you can see in the this page, if you understand Portuguese.

It's a page from Anatel, the government agency responsible for cellphone communications in Brazil (something like FCC in the USA, I guess) which shows certified wireless communication devices for use in Brazil.

Wikipedia tells me there are at least 7 models of the iPhone 5S out there, so only one of these will work in Brazil, eventually. Unless Apple certifies all models with Anatel, which I doubt will happen.

Also, If you bring your shiny new cellphone shortly after launch, it probably won't work either, because the iPhone is released here with a few months delay, usually.

So, basically, fuck this shit.

about 10 months ago



Popcorn-time: MPAA's nightmare come true

felipou felipou writes  |  about 10 months ago

felipou (2748041) writes "A nice and simple UI wrapped around a handful of APIs. An application for simply watching movies. Just pick the one you want, and start playing.
Basically, it "streams" movies using torrents, and use some APIs to get the list of movies available, metadata and subtitles.
The hosted packages were already pulled from the service Mega for violating their terms of service.
But the source is on Github :)
Main link: http://getpopcornti.me/
Github repository: https://github.com/popcorn-time"

AMD preparing for ARM processor line launch

felipou felipou writes  |  about 2 years ago

felipou (2748041) writes "AMD is releasing the updated version of its G-Series of processors (which includes the Playstation 4 "Jaguar" processor), and with it comes the promise of ARM processors embedded with Radeon graphics chips and with power consumption as low as 3W."
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SpaceTop: spacial 3D interactions in a desktop workspace

felipou felipou writes  |  about 2 years ago

felipou (2748041) writes "From their website: "SpaceTop fuses 2D and spatial 3D interactions in a single desktop workspace. It extends the traditional desktop interface with interaction technology and visualization techniques that enable seamless transitions between 2D and 3D manipulations. SpaceTop allows users to type, click, draw in 2D, and directly manipulate interface elements that float in the 3D space above the keyboard. It makes it possible to easily switch from one modality to another, or to simultaneously use two modalities with different hands. We introduce hardware and software configurations for co-locating these various interaction modalities in a unified workspace using depth cameras and a transparent display. We describe new interaction and visualization techniques that allow users to interact with 2D elements floating in 3D space and present the results from a preliminary user study that indicates the benefit of such hybrid workspaces." Short and interesting video included!"
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Web Platform Docs

felipou felipou writes  |  more than 2 years ago

felipou (2748041) writes "A new effort launched by big players in the web market (Google, Facebook, W3C) is this documentation wiki called Web Platform Docs, aimed at being the primary source of information about web development technologies like HTML, Javascript and CSS. It's still in a very early stage, but looks promising. If you have any expertise in these topics, they need your help."
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