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Court OKs Covert iPhone Audio Recording

gabrielex Droid (215 comments)

So what if the recording is made with a Droid? Racists!!! ;-)

more than 3 years ago
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Apple Manager Arrested In Kickback Scheme

gabrielex Re:heh (218 comments)

I always get bad mod points because of fan boys and unrational people while I just try to make the people think with their own brains. This is another example of it. blah!

more than 3 years ago
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Apple Manager Arrested In Kickback Scheme

gabrielex Re:heh (218 comments)

Hmm what about advertising some pre-existing features as new and innovative (front camera, touch screen, applications), when they're clearly something old and already present since ages on older non Apple phones? What about selling a product with a clear reception defect for 800 bucks? What about selling computers (and well as phones and mp3 players) at twice their market value just because of their brand and not because of their internal hardware (identical to other brands because nowaday based on Intel CPU). Sure they are honest!!! ;-)

more than 3 years ago
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4 Cores? 6 Cores? Do You Care?

gabrielex Re:More Cores, More Power (661 comments)

Exactly, you have to see also what kind of instructions are used, how they're used and how programs are coded to benefit of those functions. Moreover there are some Intel i5 CPUs that are dual core and other ones that are quad core, so not even the CPU family is enough anymore to know anything anymore which makes for the average not so tech savvy buyer even more difficult to choose and to know the real differences. But mainly this is probably just pure marketing!

about 4 years ago
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IEEE Looks At Kevin Costner's Oil Cleanup Machines

gabrielex Re:3. Profit! 4. Fix the problem? (289 comments)

I'm happy we found finally the right way to conclude this and u made a point, thing that wasn't coming out earlier. Ok about the use of doubles (like pistacchio), but about some dishes that are totally non existent I'll keep fighting...at least when they pretend they're italian! When I was in NJ a group of italian-american girl nearly wanted to start a fight just cuz I said that chicken parmigiana is not italian and if u go to italy they don't cook nor sell it. Lol! Cheers man!

about 4 years ago
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IEEE Looks At Kevin Costner's Oil Cleanup Machines

gabrielex Re:3. Profit! 4. Fix the problem? (289 comments)

I'm gonna let it go because I'm not a troll as someone marked me in this thread. I just want to let people know how things are. Because especially about Italy and italian culture there's a lot of disinformation, mostly spread by ignorance and by italian-american people. It will sound weird to you to know there's no such thing as veil piccata or marinara sauce or chicken parmigiana, in Italy simply because they're not italian things, just american invention that someone decided that people should believe they're truly italian recipes when here in Italy don't exist at all. Moreover Panini is the plural of panino and that pistachio is actually correctly written pistacchio and the right way to write straciatella is stracciatella...I could go on for ages. The only true thing said abroad about Italy is that our prime minster is a dickhead and I'm happy that abroad this is well known, I'm just sad that in Italy there are people that don't realize it. But I'd better end it and sorry if I disturbed you, I know all this developed in an extreme OT.

about 4 years ago
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IEEE Looks At Kevin Costner's Oil Cleanup Machines

gabrielex Re:3. Profit! 4. Fix the problem? (289 comments)

Whatever, I remain of my idea especially because in the original language no one will ever say linguini. So I don't even consider it a convention, just an "american convention".

about 4 years ago
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IEEE Looks At Kevin Costner's Oil Cleanup Machines

gabrielex Re:3. Profit! 4. Fix the problem? (289 comments)

I'm not, there are a lot of wrong conventions especially with italian words used abroad, that doesn't make them more correct at all, it just makes the amount of ignorant people bigger. This is not valid only for italian words of course but convention doesn't make something correct and it sucks when convention makes its way in written words and not just in slang.

about 4 years ago
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IEEE Looks At Kevin Costner's Oil Cleanup Machines

gabrielex Re:3. Profit! 4. Fix the problem? (289 comments)

The only way would be reversing it so american people would read linguine as linguini but then they'd start writing it the wrong way: linguini instead of linguine.

about 4 years ago
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IEEE Looks At Kevin Costner's Oil Cleanup Machines

gabrielex Re:3. Profit! 4. Fix the problem? (289 comments)

No I'm not. I'm italian (not italian american) and I know both languages pretty well. I live in Italy. The spelling mistake would have been the correct thing if the final "e" in linguine had to be pronounced as the english "e" in "adobe", instead it has to be pronounced like the "e" in "red", hence linguine is the way it's written in italian and linguini is wrong in any case.

about 4 years ago
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IEEE Looks At Kevin Costner's Oil Cleanup Machines

gabrielex Re:3. Profit! 4. Fix the problem? (289 comments)

Yes but you have to throw something that exists...linguini don't! The name of that kind of italian pasta is actually linguine not linguini, even though people in the USA keep calling them linguini. Go to Italy and ask for linguini, people will look at you in a weird way lol!

about 4 years ago
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The First Phone Call Was 133 Years Ago

gabrielex Re:Antonio Meucci (196 comments)

Exactly! Antonio Meucci was the real owner of the idea and the controversy was solved giving him his own rights, but lot of people don't know about this.

more than 5 years ago
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Google, Apple, Microsoft Sued Over File Preview

gabrielex Software patents.... (250 comments)

I really can't stand even the idea of this! Ideas shouldn't be patented, but the way you realize them! Everyone could just patent something already invented without even knowing how does it work and then sue the real inventor who has way more knowledge of how things work but that just didn't want to patent every single thing? Surely the code to show this preview is different in every application, so now go compare the code and see if there's still copyright infringement!

more than 5 years ago
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What Examples of Security Theater Have You Encountered?

gabrielex Re:Oh Sure (1114 comments)

This is why I feel much safer keeping a loaded M1 Abrams in my bedroom.

Oh cool! How much for a ride?

more than 6 years ago

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Linux PCMCIA IRQ problems

gabrielex gabrielex writes  |  about 11 years ago I just solved today my problem with my PCMCIA card reader under Linux Slackware 9.0. The solution went after i read in /var/log/messages this line (after inserting the PC Card) "RequestIRQ: Resource in use", then I understood the cardmgr was failing during automatic assignment of the IRQ to the PC Card reader. So I edited /etc/pcmcia/config.opts and I added the following line: "include IRQ 4" of course if "4" doesn't work you have to sobstitute 4 with a free IRQ, (just cat /proc/interrupts). Than I killed and started again cardmgr and all went fine! If you want to know the filesystem and /dev/* to use just type "fdisk -l", usually it is /dev/hde. Hope this helps

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