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Apple Snubs Security Firm That Spotted Mac Botnet

hobbit Re:No overwhelmingly surprising (409 comments)

Long ago, Apple's Installer app team decided that the default target for library files should be /Library rather than ~/Library.

That single decision has had the upshot that for the last decade and more, Apple has been training its users to type in their admin passwords at the drop of a hat.

I've never understood why they didn't realise it would come back to haunt them. Now they're going to have to learn on the back foot.

more than 2 years ago
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Japan's Richest Man Outlines Renewable Energy Plan

hobbit Re:Really? (224 comments)

And the sum total of energy in bumps and scrapes you receive over your childhood presumably exceeds that of a bullet to the head. Radiation is not something you have to worry about if administered gradually enough.

about 3 years ago
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Nuclear Emergency Declared At 2 Plants In Japan

hobbit Re:BBC just lost all credibility for me... (752 comments)

What has any of your rant got to do with the BBC? You've posted three links, none of which has anything to do with that organisation. Are you trying to make an ironic point about unsupported claims?

more than 3 years ago
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Sony Adopts Objective-C and GNUstep Frameworks

hobbit Why not Cocotron? (345 comments)

As far as I understand it, Cocotron is more concerned with implementing Cocoa rather than OpenStep (i.e. it would be more attractive to iOS developers), and I'd have thought its license (MIT) would be easier for Sony to ensure compliance with than the GPL.

more than 3 years ago
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Sony Adopts Objective-C and GNUstep Frameworks

hobbit Re:For the better? (345 comments)

It used to be a lightweight extension to C, but ObjC-2.0 rather spoiled that with dot syntax for properties :(

more than 3 years ago
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Times Are Tough For Nigerian Scammers

hobbit Re:Some sort of issue for (232 comments)

I just engaged in an act which even the lowest member of the primates would know was illegal

If you think they don't know it's illegal, well, who's the stupid one?

more than 5 years ago
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Times Are Tough For Nigerian Scammers

hobbit Re:6 years ago (232 comments)

Not really sure if your making a joke or what exactly. (I have not had coffee YET)

Have a coffee, then read what he said again.

more than 5 years ago
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Large Hadron Collider Struggling

hobbit Re:anything worth doing (371 comments)

(Yeah, I keep calling it the Large Hardon Collider. It's funny.)

CITATION NEEDED

more than 5 years ago
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The Ethics of Selling GPLed Software For the iPhone

hobbit Re:Yes (782 comments)

Please mod parent insightful, even though it is also funny.

more than 5 years ago
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IBM Uses Call-Detail Records To Identify "Friends"

hobbit Re:Profiles (116 comments)

Why on earth would you reply to the post you did without including a link? Are you trying to discredit your own point?

more than 5 years ago
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Student Suing Amazon For Book Deletions

hobbit Re:1984 (646 comments)

However, it's not due to be public domain until the year 2044 in the US and 2020 in the EU, by which time the term of copyright will have been extended again.

Fixed that for ya.

more than 5 years ago
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Student Suing Amazon For Book Deletions

hobbit Re:Recovery (646 comments)

That's not Obama's failure. That's capitalism's failure.

more than 5 years ago
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Finally, a True Green Laser

hobbit Re:Not doubling the infrared, but slowing by half. (274 comments)

Nothing is slowed down. Light always goes at the same speed. Guess its name.

When you've quite finished being sarcastic, you might want to remember what you learned about refraction at high school. The constant "c" is the speed of light in a vacuum.

more than 5 years ago
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Finally, a True Green Laser

hobbit Re:Snow Crash (274 comments)

In primary school, I was taught that the primary colours are red, yellow and blue. I suppose what they really meant was magenta, yellow and cyan.

more than 5 years ago
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Finally, a True Green Laser

hobbit Re:Robustness, too! (274 comments)

Killing people is going to be a regrettable necessity for some centuries to come.

[CITATION NEEDED]

more than 5 years ago
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Wearable Computer With Lightweight HUD

hobbit Re:Smartphones aren't wearable computers? (150 comments)

What's the ultimate UI goal? Terminator vision.

Which was pretty inexplicable in the context of the Terminator. The visual processing system derived information about the environment, then integrated it as text into the signal from which it was derived such that it had to be processed a second time to be acted upon?

more than 5 years ago

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