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There's Been a Leak At WikiLeaks

ipX Important bit not in summary (167 comments)

From the PCmag article:

In light of the sensitive nature of the information, Der Frietag has not published these documents, nor provided proof of their existence, but Der Spiegel, another German paper, has chimed in to confirm that they're real.

more than 3 years ago
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FBI Failed To Break Encryption of Hard Drives

ipX Re:is waterboarding next to get the info? (486 comments)

No, they just need to send it to Wikileaks and tell them it's a video of waterboarding.

In all fairness I don't think parent is a troll, I think it's a weak attempt at a joke about wikileaks breaking encryption:

Somehow -- it will not say how -- WikiLeaks found the necessary computer time to decrypt a graphic video, released Monday, of a United States Army assault in Baghdad in 2007 that left 12 people dead, including two employees of the news agency Reuters.

more than 4 years ago
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Here Come the Linux iPad Clones

ipX Re:Clones? (584 comments)

Wow. The iPad was revealed only after other tablets in the category had been revealed, such as the HP Slate and the Joojoo, yet they are the clones. Nothing seems to be able to escape the distortion field -- not even a Linux enthusiast.

Thank you. I was just about to post about how silly this is. It shows how powerful the Apple marketing machine is. They're apparently a trendsetter, even though we've seen similar (real and concept) devices in the past. Everything that comes after the iPad is doomed to be a 'clone'. *sigh*

more than 4 years ago
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KDE 4.4 Released Alongside Website Redesign

ipX Re:Is it time to look yet? (368 comments)

It wasn't literal hours of just configuration. It was hours of reading docs and trying to figure out how to tweak things without losing functionality and minimizing clutter. Some of that was just learning a new environment. It wasn't terribly hard but it was not intuitive. Like getting rid of sounds for instance. Anyways you post is pretty condescending. I am just posting an opinion, it's not a manifesto and it doesn't need to concern you too much.

more than 4 years ago
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Microsoft Says Windows 7 Not Killing Batteries

ipX Heisenberg Battery Uncertainty Principle (272 comments)

The more certain you are that your Windows 7 laptop battery is in need of replacement, the less certain Microsoft can be about Windows 7 being the cause.

more than 4 years ago
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KDE 4.4 Released Alongside Website Redesign

ipX Re:Is it time to look yet? (368 comments)

Yeh it is PEBKAC for the entire reason that I tried KDE 4.3. The rest is my opinion, and it took me hours to get it configured, so that gave me a headache. Granted I am used to Gnome, but I've tried KDE 4 before. I am going to give 4.4 a shot, I don't want it to be Gnome, I just want it to not make me want to bash my head against the wall. I'm not trying to put KDE down; otherwise I would post flamebait as AC to be modded down. Oh, here come the mods now... *ducks*

more than 4 years ago
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KDE 4.4 Released Alongside Website Redesign

ipX Re:Is it time to look yet? (368 comments)

I know it's ironic complaining as a Gnome user about configuration, but that's why I am going to try 4.4. The default KDE configuration to me is riddled with excess and it feels like it's trying to show off instead of let me work. The complaint was not that I broke my dependencies; the entire reason for me trying KDE 4.3 was _because_ I broke my Gnome dependencies and fscked things up from a fault of my own.

more than 4 years ago
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KDE 4.4 Released Alongside Website Redesign

ipX Re:Is it time to look yet? (368 comments)

I tried 4.3 a week or so ago when I accidentally broke my Debian Sid system's Gnome dependencies while they weren't in the repo. Man, it was a *headache* to use for about a week. I will give 4.4 a shot, mostly since I can't believe how terrible my experience was and I'd like to see some progress. The raw amount of configuration I had to do to get it to STFU and do my bidding was obnoxious. It's like they hide basic configuration options on purpose. Granted, it looks GREAT and has some nice features like rolling over folders to navigate, etc. I'm not too sure the flashy interface is too functional. But maybe I'm too Gnome-hardened at this point for it to be an easy conversion.

more than 4 years ago
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GIMP 2.8 Will Sport a Redesigned UI

ipX now only a single window to bug out (401 comments)

That is a welcome change.. GIMP seems to want to restore itself when alt-tabbing in Gnome when it shouldn't. Sometimes when I actually want to restore it a window is left straggling. This should hopefully fix that problem. I will have to give it a build later...

more than 4 years ago
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New Rules May Raise Cost of Buying Gadgets Online

ipX War on Lithium's Terror (171 comments)

While he acknowledged the department's figure of 40 air transport-related incidents since 1991 involving lithium batteries and devices powered by lithium batteries, Kerchner said it is a small number in the context of the 3.3 billion lithium batteries transported in 2008 alone.

This is a pressing matter. 2.105263158 "incidents" per year is obviously unacceptable.

...the battery inside an already-padded box for a new notebook PC might need to be packaged in an additional fiberboard box along with extra shipping documents, he said.

Obviously this is a ploy set up by HP's packaging engineers.

You're now limited to a maximum of two batteries with between 8 and 25 grams of lithium in them. They ... must be carried now in plastic bags... If you carry on three such batteries, security will take one of them away.

So forget bringing multiple 9-cell batteries on a plane. FedEx'ing the whole thing sounds better and better every day now, since TSA can sieze anything they want, including your data and now your expensive extended batteries.

more than 4 years ago
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Red Hat Exchange Is Dead

ipX RHX may be dead; captive markets are for zombies (88 comments)

The summary left out the important bit of the quote...

"When you've got marketplaces that offer buyers the choice of buying in the marketplace or directly from the vendor themselves, which is what our marketplace was, there isn't a real efficient marketplace."

I think part of the problem here is not so much the App store itself, but the fact that there is no FLOSS captive market to force $1.99 apps upon. Another factor may be that Red Hat is great since they support and tailor their product for a very specific purpose, but I'm not sure they really have the pull to make an App store with enough sales volume.

more than 4 years ago
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Google Docs Replaces OpenOffice In Ubuntu Netbook Edition

ipX Re:Remember folks, it's a NETbook. (298 comments)

Every netbook has terrible wireless reception? What?

In general they do. Especially if ur stealinz it from a neighbor. :P

Of course there are good ones too but I would say they are the exception. I've only owned a few netbooks. So that is what I'm basing my opinion on. That and trying to steal my neighbor's wireless signal with them. ;)

more than 4 years ago
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Google Docs Replaces OpenOffice In Ubuntu Netbook Edition

ipX Re:Remember folks, it's a NETbook. (298 comments)

This is a net-oriented device, afterall.

Yes, with terrible wireless reception. :P

If you want a full-fledged computer, then get a full-fledged computer

It's more like... if you want full functionality, install the package yourself?

more than 4 years ago
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UK Government Crowd-Sourcing Censorship

ipX Re:Godwin Time (262 comments)

There was a time when reporting your fellow citizens wasn't referred to as "crowd sourcing censorship".

I think it needs even more PHB-induced hype: "UK gov't utilizes crowd-sourcing for redefining content-purification paradigm 2.0."

Just think if Hitler had had a series of tubes...

more than 4 years ago
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Firefox Mobile Reaches 1.0

ipX Re:First impressions (198 comments)

Ctrl-UP and Ctrl-DOWN were supposed keyboard shortcuts for zooming in and out, but these didn't even work at all, the key combinations did nothing (while other shortcuts like Ctrl-L worked normally).

Works fine for me on my N900. Also if you are in a form, they move between elements. Sort of like Ctrl+Left arrow in MicroB.

more than 4 years ago
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Firefox Mobile Reaches 1.0

ipX For teh N900 ownrz (198 comments)

Download@ http://firefox.com/m/

If anyone figures out how to select text on the page (not in a textarea or input - shift+right/left arrow does that) plz reply.

more than 4 years ago
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Asus DR-570 E-Reader To Bring OLED Display

ipX Re:Missing the E-ink point. (70 comments)

LCDs dont refresh. Please let that very tired meme die.

Er, yes they do. You've misunderstood the actually quite explicit wording of the wiki article. They don't flicker due to refresh, but they sure tear/judder/blur due to refresh. Do some acid and/or shrooms and tell me you don't notice the diff between 60Hz and 120Hz. xD

However, this is not directly relevant to an e-reader, unless it is being used for video.

3) Use monster cables instead of cheap interconnect cables.

No, it's Denon. Get ur references straight. :P

/flamebait

more than 4 years ago

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