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Zimmermann's Silent Circle Now Live

furbearntrout Re:MDM and MAM? (127 comments)

What do MDM and MAM stand for?

Mobile Application Management (MAM) and Mobile Device Management (MDM)

about 2 years ago

Australian Government Censors Draft Snooping Laws

furbearntrout Re:This is new? (150 comments)

FWIW, more Australians are descended from prison guards than prisoners. Makes more sense that way.

about 2 years ago

Astronomers Search For Dyson Spheres of Alien Civilizations

furbearntrout Re:what about nuclear fusion? (686 comments)

From the star itself. Smaller stars last longer anyway.

about 2 years ago

New Hobbit Trailer Debuts

furbearntrout Re:Trailers (130 comments)

  • Sturgeon's Law applies to all mainstream films.
  • The trailer, by necessity, includes scenes from the (relatively)non-crap 10% of the film.
  • Ergo, crappy trailer==very crappy film.

about 2 years ago

Firefox, Opera Allow Phishing By Data URI Claims New Paper

furbearntrout Re:In other words... (151 comments)

In other words, IE and Chrome do not implement the data URI to the specification. Lucky them, they can pose now as "more secure".

I actually read TFS(TFRFC?). IIRC, the standard doesn't specify that an application honor redirects. It would depend on your interpretation of

"the same security considerations as any implementation of the given media type."

The passage seems to imply a "default deny" approach.

about 2 years ago

Creative Commons Urged To Drop Non-Free Clauses In CC 4.0

furbearntrout Re:free software (223 comments)

That's where the phrase Open Source came from: marketing. The phrase free software is confused with gratis, or freeware. Libre Software just sounds weird. So esr came a better phrase -- for marketing purposes. The rest, as they say, is history.

about 2 years ago

Creative Commons Urged To Drop Non-Free Clauses In CC 4.0

furbearntrout Re:Newsworthy? (223 comments)

Apparently it was newsworthy enough for you to read the article and then post on it....

you must be new here...

GP did not RTFA. No one rtfa's. ESPECIALLY AC trolls.

No offense intended. :)

about 2 years ago

Windows 8 Tells Microsoft About Everything You Install

furbearntrout Re:Does Windows 8 have an opt-out feature? (489 comments)

Same with Debian.

Which is, as I recall, disabled as a default. They ask you nicely to turn it on, though.

about 2 years ago

Cheap Four-fingered Robot Hand Edges Closer To Human Dexterity

furbearntrout Re:That's nothing. (73 comments)

YOU are doomed. I, however, give excellent belly rubs.

more than 2 years ago

EFF Challenges National Security Letter

furbearntrout Re:God Bless America! (153 comments)

But we make jokes about everybody. That's how we show we care.

more than 2 years ago

jQuery 2.0 Will Drop Support For IE 6, 7, 8

furbearntrout Re:Should Firefox below 10.0 as well. (250 comments)

IE 8 still uses the legacy JavaScript API and DOM. Cutting 6 and 7 wouldn't do much.

more than 2 years ago

jQuery 2.0 Will Drop Support For IE 6, 7, 8

furbearntrout Re:This won't really affect anything. (250 comments)

IIRC, the code path for 1.9 will be longer and slower, but it won't any additional code in your application.

more than 2 years ago

Ex-Nokia Staff To Build MeeGo-based Smartphones

furbearntrout Re:Something tells me... (200 comments)

"Lifeboat" tells me that your project is the Titanic and the ship is sinking.

Actually it's the the Lusitania, and it got torpedoed by Microsoft.

more than 2 years ago

Researchers Spray-Paint Batteries Onto Almost Any Surface

furbearntrout Re:Hasn't this been done before? (92 comments)

In another twenty years expect batteries formed from impure thought.

Most reliable power source ever.


more than 2 years ago

Facebook Smartphone a Dumb Idea, Says Farhad Manjoo

furbearntrout Re:who is Farhad Manjoo (128 comments)

He wrote True Enough: Learning to Live in a Post-Fact Society

And why should I care what he thinks?

Eh, why not?

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: What Type of Asset Would You Not Virtualize?

furbearntrout Re:Maybe the Cafeteria? (464 comments)

But it's totally fat- and carb free.

more than 2 years ago

Hard Drive Makers Slash Warranties

furbearntrout Re:Slashdot Monkeys (445 comments)

Make sure you whitelist in noscript or notscripts. (or just use classic)

more than 2 years ago

AT&T Repeats As Lowest-Rated Wireless Carrier

furbearntrout Re:Famous quote (201 comments)

See Figure 1.[1],[2]

more than 2 years ago


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