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Comcast To Expand Public WiFi Using Home Internet Connections

jisatsusha BT in the UK (203 comments)

BT already does this in the UK. By default, it's enabled for all customers, but you can disable it. it's called BT Fon. Basically BT customers who opt-in get to use internet through any other customer's wifi for free, other people can pay to use it otherwise.

about a year ago

What Features Does iOS 7 Need?

jisatsusha Re:Better Application Hooks (262 comments)

Why would allowing changing of the default apps (like the browser, email, etc) introduce malware? All apps would still have to come from the App Store, and would be subject to the same quality checks as they are now.

about a year ago

Apple Angers Mac Users With Silent Shutdown of Java 7

jisatsusha Re:Oracle makes the JVM. (451 comments)

It has literally nothing to do with Android, and it has basically nothing to do with Java development in general. All they did was disable the browser plugin because of a critical security bug in older versions, which Android doesn't anyway, and installing the latest update will reenable it.

about a year and a half ago

For Android Users, 2012 Is Still the Year of Gingerbread

jisatsusha Re:So? (257 comments)

That's not true at all. For example:

if(Build.VERSION.SDK_INT >= 14) {
// ICS specific code here

Compile it with the ICS SDK. As long as you don't attempt to call code that didn't exist in older versions, it'll run just fine.

about 2 years ago

BBC Keeps Android Flash Alive In the UK

jisatsusha Re:Get rid of it (102 comments)

But Silverlight is only available on Microsoft Windows.

And OS X.

about 2 years ago

Apple Loses Bid To Exclude Evidence In Samsung Patent Trial

jisatsusha Re:Did I miss something? (227 comments)

Reminds me of that line from Liar Liar:

Fletcher: Your honor, I object!
Judge: Why?
Fletcher: Because it's devastating to my case!
Judge: Overruled.
Fletcher: Good call!

more than 2 years ago

Adobe Officially Kills New Flash Installations On Android

jisatsusha Not Going Away (313 comments)

Flash on Android isn't going away, it's just changing. You can write apps in Flash, package them as Adobe Air apps and install them on Android just fine. That's how it's worked on iOS for a long time now because of Apple's restrictions on browser plugins, so I imagine this is just their way of consolidating development efforts on both platforms.

more than 2 years ago

Kindle E-Book Sales Surpass Print Sales In UK

jisatsusha Re:Can we get our rights back, please? (207 comments)

Not only that, the UK government charges the full 20% VAT rate on ebooks, where it charges 0% on physical books.

more than 2 years ago

New PS3 Firmware Contains Backdoor

jisatsusha Re:IRC (491 comments)

I don't see how it'd do that. All they'd need to do is have the rootkit check that the downloaded code was signed by Sony, and then sign any code updates they push.

more than 3 years ago

Apple eBook Rules Changing For Sellers

jisatsusha Re:Only people hurt are the users (584 comments)

No it hasn't. The only difference is, currently you can browse the Amazon ebook store and purchase using the Amazon Kindle app. If they remove this, all that will change is the user will browse and purchase using the web browser instead, and next time they open the Kindle app, the book will be downloaded for them, due to the automatic syncing of books to different Kindle devices. It doesn't stop people reading them on their iPad/iPhone.

more than 3 years ago

Google Pushes New Chrome Release, Pays $14k Bounty

jisatsusha Re:I'll be filing a bug report soon (182 comments)

It affects the security of MPEG-LA's patent licensing income, obviously.

more than 3 years ago

Browser Exploit Kits Using Built-In Java Feature

jisatsusha Re:Um, What? (96 comments)

Or just take the Apple approach and lock users out of their own devices. Ordinarily I'm against it, but when you think about the skill level of the average computer user, I can see how it'd be appealing.

more than 3 years ago

Intel To Integrate DirectX 11 In Ivy Bridge Chips

jisatsusha Re:AMD has already implemented DirectX 11 in its F (199 comments)

This isn't about just having a DirectX implementation, it's about having a general purpose CPU with graphics capabilities on the same chip.

more than 3 years ago

MS Asks Google To Delay Fuzzer Tool

jisatsusha Re:Security through blissful ignorance... (205 comments)

IE is only "free" in the same sense that your new phone was "free", so long as you sign away your soul for two years.

more than 3 years ago

One Tip Enough To Put Name On Terrorist Watch List

jisatsusha Re:TSA Agents (446 comments)

It doesn't work like that, sadly. Just because they /can/ add your name to a watch list, doesn't mean they're going to. In my opinion, it's probably just a way for them to allow themselves to add anyone they want to.

more than 3 years ago

Playstation 3 Code Signing Cracked For Good

jisatsusha Re:who cares? PS3 is slow (534 comments)

From what I could remember, you could only access 256Mb of RAM from Linux, so it's even worse than that.

more than 3 years ago

Scientists Discover Solar Powered Hornets

jisatsusha Re:The Wasp is a Plant? (177 comments)

They actively grow in the direction of and seek out sunlight. Does that not count?

more than 3 years ago

Google Wants To Take Away Your Capslock Key

jisatsusha Re:Case Sensitive Language (968 comments)

Visual Basic, SQL, probably others. PHP has case-insensitive function names iirc.

more than 3 years ago


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