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The Enterprise Is Wrong, Not Mozilla

jonescb Re:Think of it as 4.0.2 (599 comments)

True about the plugins. Mozilla should do something else with their version numbers so that fast, minor updates don't bump the major version and break plugins.

more than 3 years ago

The Enterprise Is Wrong, Not Mozilla

jonescb Think of it as 4.0.2 (599 comments)

If the version number were 4.0.2 instead of 5.0 Enterprises wouldn't be getting their panties in a bunch over this.

more than 3 years ago

Nailing the Cause of Recent Linux Power Issues

jonescb Re:Summary: not a Linux problem, but a BIOS proble (156 comments)

Support for Hybrid GPU setups in the kernel has been supported for the last few releases. If you google for something like "linux gpu switcheroo" you should be able to find what I'm talking about. Yes, it was called "Switcheroo" by the original author of the code. The primary way of switching GPUs is through the /sys filesystem unless there are some GUI programs that do that for you.

more than 3 years ago

BioWare's Neverwinter Nights Forum Server Hacked

jonescb Wasn't that forum shut down? (111 comments)

I believe that forum was shut down, and moved to Bioware's new Social site along with the Dragon Age and Mass Effect forums. If it's no longer possible to login and use that forum, the database probably should have been scrubbed of passwords and CD Keys and the like.

more than 3 years ago

Volkswagon Shows Off Self-Driving Auto-Pilot For Cars

jonescb Re:Given enough electronics, this would be easy. (140 comments)

Heh, good idea. You can probably tell I'm a Computer Science major not a Physics one. Real world interactions aren't my style.

more than 3 years ago

Android Phones More Prone To Hardware Problems

jonescb Misleading (220 comments)

Keep in mind that this is 14% of _support calls_. Using the same logic as the summary, you could say that Android phones have fewer software issues than other phones because only 86% of calls are related to software. That is assuming there isn't a third option in support calls.

The article even states this, they don't have shipment numbers for devices so they don't have data for the phones that don't require support. Their sample is only phones that people are having problems with in the first place.

more than 3 years ago

Volkswagon Shows Off Self-Driving Auto-Pilot For Cars

jonescb Given enough electronics, this would be easy. (140 comments)

It wouldn't be hard to set up a self-driving vehicle if you can make the assumption that all cars on the road have some sort of wireless signal that the self driving car can use. For instance, if the car ahead of you is slowing down, it could be broadcasting it's speed to other cars behind it, so the self driving car won't plow into it. There could also be construction signs that tell cars about construction zones and lane closings. You could stick these on stop lights too. For navigation, it could use a GPS perhaps with some electronics on the road to assist with going around curves or marking lanes.

I'd hate to be a pedestrian though. I can't think of a reasonable way for self driving cars to detect people crossing the street without people having to wear bracelets that broadcast another signal. It'd be cooler in my opinion if all of this was done without image recognition which is always a fuzzy issue.

more than 3 years ago

Valve's Team Fortress 2 Goes Free-To-Play

jonescb Re:Free to play accounts are limited (195 comments)

Gold farmers on WoW are using stolen accounts. They don't really go out and make their own.

more than 3 years ago

Remembering Alan Turing On His 99th Birthday

jonescb Re:Why 99 (146 comments)

We start counting from 0 here.

more than 3 years ago

13-Year-Old Password Security Bug Fixed

jonescb Re:crypt_blowfish (130 comments)

OpenSSL has a blowfish cipher, which I assume doesn't have the same bug. If your system has OpenSSL, but not OpenWall, would PHP use OpenSSL?
The OpenWall site says that PHP 5.3 uses it, but is it included in the PHP binary so OpenSSL isn't an option?

more than 3 years ago

Dutch Legislature Accidentally Votes For Internet Filtering

jonescb Re:Dutch advantage of herring? (143 comments)

I think this argument is a red herring meant to mislead us.

more than 3 years ago

Dutch Legislature Accidentally Votes For Internet Filtering

jonescb Re:I can't read Dutch... (143 comments)

You're supposed to vote for the party. No matter who the candidate is, they will vote based on the party's platform more than 95% of the time. If you agree with that party's positions, it's a safe bet to vote for whoever they put up as a candidate.

If you truly don't like the candidate, vote against him in the primaries when they're selecting their candidate.
Even Mr. Non-partisan Maverick John McCain voted with the Republicans something like 95% of the time.

Don't ever vote based on your opinion of the individual. Even if the guy is a child molester, he'll give you what you want if elected. If you vote for the other party because your candidate has questionable morals, the other guy is just going to screw you over with how he will vote in the legislature.

more than 3 years ago

Obama: 'We Don't Have Enough Engineers'

jonescb Progress in financing education? (651 comments)

To quote Obama in TFA
"We've made incredible progress on education, helping students to finance their college educations"

What progress? I'm still paying huge amounts of money for college. Why can't it be free like it is in Finland or other European countries? Oh right, that's socialism. Didn't mean to rock the boat too much.

more than 3 years ago

LulzSec Hacks the US Senate

jonescb Sounds like more SQL Injection (344 comments)

Come on LulzSec. Do something a bit more sophisticated than SQL Injections and XSS.
Any dingbat can put "a'; select * from users where '1'='1" into a search form on a random website.

more than 3 years ago

My last airplane flight ...

jonescb Left Late, Landed Late (264 comments)

I was flying back from Richmond, VA to my hometown in Illinois. The plane left late, and arrived late enough at O'Hare that I missed my flight back home. So the best the airline company could do for me was to send me to a different airport in Illinois about an hour from where I lived so I had to call someone to drive out there and pick me up. It kind of sucked.

Fortunately, there weren't any problems on getting to Richmond.

more than 3 years ago

Could PayPal Be an In-Store Option?

jonescb Re:I have a debit card with chip-and-pin. (205 comments)

It doesn't necessarily have to be PayPal, but I'd like to see paper currency replaced by something digital. Nothing is worse than buying something and then dealing with change. I really don't have any reason to carry pennies and nickels so all that change I get is lost money. There could be some government sanctioned digital currency and I would be cool with that. It should work like a check so that you can use it to pay people who aren't equipped to handle credit cards, but without the paper. Maybe you could bump smartphones together and verify the transaction or something cool with NFC devices.

more than 3 years ago

Why Doesn't 'Google Kids' Exist?

jonescb Re:Supervise your own kid (561 comments)

I don't think it's fair to compare the Internet to putting a fence around a pool so they don't fall in and drown.
Whats the worst that's going to happen on the Internet? They see naked people perform a natural process?

The examples you gave were all life threatening (even the bit about liquor which can be dangerous to young children). The Internet isn't life threatening.

more than 3 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Linux Support In Universities?

jonescb Check out the IT page on the website (432 comments)

I'm transferring from a community college to a 4 year university this fall, and I just checked the IT page on the website.
Windows users have to jump through more hoops to get on the network than Mac and Linux users. Windows users need to use special software that verifies you have an approved antivirus program. Macs have a client program as well, but any other OS just needs to go through some sort of portal page and login with your college ID.

From information on the university website, they use Cisco NAC.
Definitely check the website beforehand.

more than 3 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Best Adventure Game To Start With?

jonescb Re:Day Of The Tentacle (480 comments)

Additionally, the Telltale series might be good as well. The new Sam & Max, Tales of Monkey Island, etc.

more than 3 years ago



Minecraft Account Exploit Released

jonescb jonescb writes  |  more than 3 years ago

jonescb (1888008) writes "A vulnerability in the way Minecraft saves users' passwords has been discovered in the wild. The encryption key has been discovered by people who intend to use it to steal Minecraft accounts. The key is simple enough that any rainbow table could guess it within 50 attempts. Users should protect themselves by deselecting the "remember password" option within Minecraft."
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