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iPhone Jailbreak Uses a PDF Display Vulnerability

jasonhamilton Re:The new jailbreak is amazing (289 comments)

In some of the previous versions of the web jailbreak, they would also patch the bug after jailbreaking.

Not sure about the current jailbreak, but in the previous case, you were left with a more secure phone than with the firmware offered by apple.

more than 4 years ago
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Record-Breaking Galaxy Cluster Found

jasonhamilton Re:collapse at any minute? (246 comments)

but if you're seeing red shift on stuff that took 9 billion years to reach you, isn't it possible for the universe to have expanded for 8 billion years, then now it's collapsing at the speed of light - and you wouldn't have any way of telling it's reversed course?

more than 4 years ago
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Record-Breaking Galaxy Cluster Found

jasonhamilton Re:collapse at any minute? (246 comments)

You'd see a blue shift even if the universe was collapsing at the speed of light?

more than 4 years ago
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Record-Breaking Galaxy Cluster Found

jasonhamilton collapse at any minute? (246 comments)

If we're looking at the light source from something that was emitted 9 billion light years ago, how do we know the universe is still expanding? Isn't it possible the universe quit expanding and has been shrinking for the last few billion years? Would we even know about it if it was shrinking at the speed of light? What abou... [no carrier]

more than 4 years ago
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Will Game Cartridges Make a Comeback?

jasonhamilton Re:Good riddence (277 comments)

Try having kids. Then try buying those kids $40 wii games.

Damn games barely last a week.

more than 4 years ago
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Will Game Cartridges Make a Comeback?

jasonhamilton Good riddence (277 comments)

I will be happy to see anything that looks like a CDROM go away. They are far too easily damaged. Put games on a thumbdrive for all I care. I just want reliability from media.

more than 4 years ago
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Analysis of 32 Million Breached Passwords

jasonhamilton can't use md5 (499 comments)

md5 in my company (very large multinational corp) is a big no-no. We can't use it. SHA1 is what everything had to be hashed with.

more than 4 years ago
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Does a Lame E-Mail Address Really Matter?

jasonhamilton Re:yes (1049 comments)

I'm going to send you a ton of emails at buy@viagra.<mydomain> since I now know you'll receive it.

more than 4 years ago
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Congress Mulls Research Into a Vehicle Mileage Tax

jasonhamilton Both equally as bad (792 comments)

Both parties are bought and paid for by special interests. Screw them both. Neither can justify having my support.

about 5 years ago
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Game Over For Sony and Open Source?

jasonhamilton Re:Cost/Benefit (364 comments)

I don't think they care.

Every unit sony sold, sony lost money on.

Every unit sold that wasn't purchased with the intent to play games on, sony lost projected income on.

Either way you look at it, sony will be glad to have rid themselves of those kinds of people.

more than 4 years ago
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TomTom Releases iPhone Navigation App

jasonhamilton Re:Typical..... (289 comments)

Their initial pricing of $99 will be dropped if they find that the demand isn't there.

I wouldn't buy it for any price higher than $35. It isn't worth that much, but I think their price point is to compete with their stand alone products. They would not want to cannibalize their own products especially given the userbase of the iPhone.

more than 5 years ago
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TomTom Releases iPhone Navigation App

jasonhamilton Re:You're kidding me. (289 comments)

You make good points, but by the same logic, I could say that I want a phone that does only phone calls, to save wear and tear on my mp3 player. I could also say I want a palm pilot for a PDA. And a dedicated PVP for video on the go.

In the end, you will have a dozen digital devices, when you could have done it with just one.

more than 5 years ago
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GPS-Based System For Driving Tax Being Field Tested

jasonhamilton Re:You ignore the basic problem (891 comments)

> The whole point is that cars are getting more efficient while using less gas

That is a good thing. And you can raise taxes accordingly. This helps not only raise money, but also punishes fuel inefficient vehicles. I like this approach much better than the $4500 reward they're giving to people for making poor choices in life.

more than 5 years ago
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Painting The World's Roofs White Could Slow Climate Change

jasonhamilton Pavement (712 comments)

Makes me wonder why roofs and not pavement. There's a lot of roads and parking lots around the world. Seems like there's more surface area of those than roofs.

more than 5 years ago
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Uproar Over Netflix's New Instant Viewer

jasonhamilton Re:wtf? (575 comments)

wait, what? You mean you don't stick all the images on your website into a blob in mysql?! isn't that what blobs are for? To hold jpgs and .zip files?! and a few movies and maybe a copy of doom.

more than 4 years ago
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Uproar Over Netflix's New Instant Viewer

jasonhamilton digital media (575 comments)

Lucky for us, the necessity of physical media is quickly going the way of the Dinosaur. Why would we ever need a physical disk to insert into our digital players? It makes no sense.

more than 4 years ago
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Amazon Announces Kindle 2, With Slew of New Features

jasonhamilton Re:corrrection (451 comments)

Why would you expect MORE from the older device? Why would Amazon put out an inferior new device at the same price? Look at what you're saying!

more than 5 years ago
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Amazon Announces Kindle 2, With Slew of New Features

jasonhamilton Re:Very tempted to get this (451 comments)

The thing with the kindle is that it includes "free" online access to locate and deliver books. so you can be anywhere and look for and purchase a new book. the book is then delivered to your kindle.

most other ebooks are just displays.

I think until there is any significant threat to kindle, you're going to see the price stay high.

more than 5 years ago
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Wikipedia Almost Reaches $6 Million Target

jasonhamilton fees (412 comments)

good idea. 1 cent for them, 40 cents for the transaction fee. You really need to jump to $5+ to make it worthwhile. So how long do you think it will take an average user to hit 500 wikipedia searches? I don't know if I've ever visited that many pages.

more than 5 years ago

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