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Ask Slashdot: Can I Trust Android Rooting Tools?

florin Re:Try Here (184 comments)

I've had my Samsung S5 (Verizon) complain that TowelRoot was malware.

That's more like a contraindication, though. Like a vote of confidence where the entire floor except for the distinguished gentleman Knox from the state of Samsung goes mf-ing AYE!

about a week ago

Ubisoft Points Finger At AMD For Assassin's Creed Unity Poor Performance

florin Re:A highly relevant comment from the previous pos (262 comments)

Writeup doesn't make sense. The problem is supposedly a fundamental limit in Direct3D 11.2, which would be unable to handle the large nunber of draw calls. Yet the Nvidia 970 and 980 are claimed to offer great ('ideal') performance. Using D3D 11.2. Wut?

Maybe AMD should spend more time optimizing their D3D path rather than spending their limited development resources on the Mantle detour that benefits noone but their own hardware.

about 2 months ago

EFF: US Gov't Bid To Alter Court Record in Jewel v. NSA

florin These foolish games (78 comments)

are tearing me apart. And breaking my heart.

about 6 months ago

Preventative Treatment For Heartbleed On Healthcare.gov

florin Re:oh, sorry (81 comments)

Yeah, even the ridiculously activist Supreme "corporations are people and money is speech" Court didn't think they could get away with that one.

Try another talking point. Benghazi maybe?

about 9 months ago

Ecuadorian Navy Rescues Bezos After Kidney Stone Attack

florin Re: Rescued? (190 comments)

A kidney stone attack can have very similar symptoms to an acute appendicitis (searing pain around the abdominal area, vomiting) which qualifies as an emergency. It is possible that an accurate diagnosis could not be performed on site.

Other than that, kidney stones are among the most painful afflictions there are. Patients are best brought to a place where windows can't be opened as some may decide to jump out on the spot. They will do anything to get the pain to stop, and a guy like Bezos just happens to have some resources.

1 year,20 days

Nginx Overtakes Microsoft As No. 2 Web Server

florin Re:Quality (340 comments)

Ng is a consonant pronounced the same as it is when elsewhere in a word. Think of the word "singer", and don't say the "si".

AH so it's pronounced nig-ger then.

Thanks for clearing that up.

about 3 years ago

Speculating On What a Microsoft Superphone Might Mean

florin Re:Like xbox (371 comments)

Yes but the Superphone will go further than that. It will channel the qualities of all the Microsoft mobile products we've come to know and love over the years, like Pen Windows, the Pocket PC, Tablet PC, Windows Mobile, the Zune, the Courier, the Kin, and yes of course Windows CE!

Err ok maybe most people didn't exactly love them. Or know them, for that matter.

about 3 years ago

BlackBerry Devices May Run Android Apps

florin Re:Blackberry market leadership? (158 comments)

Like TFA says, they're talking about market leadership in North America.

It could also be said they're market leaders in corporate messaging devices.

more than 3 years ago

Bionic-Eyed Man Wants To Stream Eye Video Online

florin Re:Interesting concept, however... (115 comments)

Without a way to selectively shut it off, (no, keeping your eye closed for long periods of time is not an option, it actually get tiring) it would be very inconvenient.

We got this covered. Why do you think most pirates wear eyepatches?

I reckon it's usually because they're worried that the level of debauchery be unfit for their bionic eye.

more than 4 years ago

Alternate Star Trek TOS Pilot Found

florin zomg it's trek (134 comments)

In other less important news, a stone tablet containing 5 alternate commandments was excavated in the Iraqi desert today.

more than 5 years ago

EC Considering Removing Internet Explorer From Windows

florin Re:Stupid.. (827 comments)

Noone wanted it because the version without Media Player cost exactly the same as the one with. So which OEM in his right mind would put that on a PC? Which shop would stock it?

The EU made a mistake in not forcing MS to lower the pricing on the Windows without Media Player.

How much cheaper could Windows really be if your purchase price wasn't sponsoring the programming teams that are working on the 'free' browser, virus scanner, defragmenter, backup program, touch interface, fax and scan interface, optical burn program, media player, movie maker, speech recognition, java clone, flash knockoff and all the other crap that you get with Vista? None of these programs are particularly good, so let's just see some Win32/MFC/.NET libraries for say 10$ and you can keep the rest of the crap. There are better alternatives which are truly free.

about 6 years ago

Good Freeware System Snapshot Tool For Windows?

florin I'd use xVM (219 comments)

You might of course just use any hard drive imaging tool, but this is rather slow and clumsy, and it will use a lot of disk space (which isn't necessarily a problem if you really wanna burn a DVD every time). It might be easier and quicker to use one that supports incremental backups. I like Acronis True Image a lot but it is not free.

If you mainly want to document changes done to a running system over time, virtualisation products might fit your purposes well. Most of them have some sort of ability to make snapshots. The popular free VMware Server only allows a single snapshot, but Sun's xVM is every bit as good and does multiple snapshots easily.

more than 6 years ago

White House Briefed On "Potential For Life" On Mars

florin Big and black (610 comments)

It's always provocative when you hear they spotted a big black monolith in the regolith.

His first response was probably to ask if this meant Jenna was pregnant.

more than 6 years ago

florin Just a tad over the top? ( comments)

This article was rather amusing, at times I wasn't quite sure if the author was serious, with statements like:

One particularly important new change introduced with DDR3 is in the improved prefetch buffer: up from DDR2's four bits to an astounding eight bits per cycle.
Woo I think I wet my pants there. But the author seems genuinely excited about this technology. I mean:

DDR3 is very similar to the advancement of jet propulsion over prop-style aircraft, and an entirely new dimension of possibility is made available.

more than 6 years ago


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