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Piracy Police Chief Calls For State Interference To Stop Internet "Anarchy"

kangsterizer Re:I have an idea (302 comments)

That sounds way too sane. If everyone does it, its normal.

about 2 months ago
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Torvalds: No Opinion On Systemd

kangsterizer Do one thing and do it well (385 comments)

The difference in complex systems is that they do one thing and well inside of functions or classes or what not.

Its because its MUCH, MUCH, easier/faster to do it there, than make a complete program/progress and use sockets/pipes/what not to communicate with the other tool. So sometimes its still useful but most of the time its too much effort too little gain (heck, you also lose performance, time, etc.)

Thats what Linus means as well, I think.

about 2 months ago
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Device Boots Drones, Google Glass Off Wi-Fi

kangsterizer Re:Seems fine to me. (184 comments)

Hope you realize that in modern countries, almost every single establishment is currently recording you on tape inside AND outside their establishments. That includes public transit, public streets of all decently-big cities, every single supermarket, theaters, yada yada...

Might want to also be fighting that one off.. ya know, where you know they are recording you - rather than a user that is probably not recording you at all.

(I do not own or use any device like Glass, for the record..)

about 3 months ago
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Device Boots Drones, Google Glass Off Wi-Fi

kangsterizer Re:Seems fine to me. (184 comments)

Actually its "you're not allowed to use *any* wifi network in the range of my device because you're using device X which I decided to ban"
That's why jammers are illegal - and this is pretty much a jammer as well if you forget about the technical details.

Sure I dont like privacy invading devices, but Glass and "drones" aren't necessarily used as such. In my experience they're in fact very rarely used as such.

about 3 months ago
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3D-Printed UAV Can Go From Atoms to Airborne in 24 Hours

kangsterizer Or 1h.. (77 comments)

In other news, a non-3D printed equivalent UAV can be made from zero to flying in about 1H... and has been so for years.
It will also probably fly better.. all you need is a block of EPP foam and a hot wire (the cut itself takes 5min, full build about 1H)

so yeah.. it says 3D printer QUICK it must be worth some ads-prints publish!

about 8 months ago
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UAV Operator Blames Hacking For Malfunction That Injured Triathlete

kangsterizer Re:Laughable CYA Maneuver (178 comments)

actually most of the equipment people have can be taken over, its not trivial tho. basically all that "1k" stuff which is channel hopping isn't encrypted or anything. if you find the hop algorithm, which is often not that hard, you can indeed control the aircraft.

about 8 months ago
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UAV Operator Blames Hacking For Malfunction That Injured Triathlete

kangsterizer Re:I saw this on HAK5. (178 comments)

not all "drones" are the parrot.

about 8 months ago
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Some Mozilla Employees Demand New CEO Step Down

kangsterizer Re:First amendment only applies to our friends (824 comments)

At Mozilla there's one difference tho, you don't enrich the CEO *that* much. There's no stock actions. He did not get a package. All he gets is a slightly higher salary than you do.
If anything, you work to the benefit of the Mozilla Foundation (which owns Mozilla Corporation - and Eich is CEO of that.)

Their recruiting ad is in fact mirroring this with "Don't work for the man, work for mankind."

about 8 months ago
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NASA Puts Its New Spacesuit Design To a Public Vote

kangsterizer Re: Options? (127 comments)

I know right, the most important thing in space is to look cool, not convenience.

about 8 months ago
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Bitcoin Plunges after Mt. Gox Exchange halts trades

kangsterizer fuck beta (3 comments)

yep.
the ui sucks. looks like yet-another-news-site-that-isn't-useable.
aaaaaand no disable button.

No point discussing the posts in these conditions.

about 10 months ago
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Is the World Ready For Facial Recognition On Google Glass?

kangsterizer Re:Ready or not (469 comments)

recognizing is not ok, actually. you'll recognize your friend or anyone significant. you won't recognize someone you barely know yet cross every week.
automated face recognition will (and already does - in case you haven't seen the zillion of cameras on the streets of all countries big cities)

about a year ago
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Is the World Ready For Facial Recognition On Google Glass?

kangsterizer bullshit titles are bullshit (469 comments)

oh yeah that's "the world which isn't ready". not advanced enough!
right.

in other news, the world's also not ready for mass murder. eventually people mind will be advanced enough so that this idea will become accepted - when we'll evolve!

about a year ago
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The iOS 7 Jailbreak Fiasco

kangsterizer Re:Jailbreakingg (210 comments)

note that "pirated" games these days generally offer an option to disable or bypass the socalled freemium crap (ie inapp purchases where you have to spend hundreds in order to play the game at all). i'd rather pay $10 from scratch, than being hagged into "rating", "liking on facebook", "paying item X, Z, Y for $100+ that are artificially required to enjoy the game. sometimes its way more than $100.". It's an horrible model.

Heck even games such as battlefield and what not - which costs much more to produce, takes longer and more people "only" cost" about $100 with all DLCs every 3 month for a year or two included. And people hate DLCs.

I therefore fully support pirating any game following this model (then again, i don't have an iphone, and i don't really play games on android, so i'm an angel. still, i get the idea.)

about a year ago
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eBay CEO: Amazon Drones Are Fantasy

kangsterizer eBay's right - yet wrong (189 comments)

As you guys point out - Amazon gets a much better *marketing* from claiming they want drones. Doesn't matter if they can do it or not (obviously as of today this is technologically impossible to have this work in a reliable fashion, and probably not in 5 years either).

And in that, they're right, ie, they're getting fame, customers, money, even thus it's a cheap marketing lie. So since money is all that matters, they're "right".

However, eBay's right too, drones are currently a fantasy, and focusing on what you can do today is what Amazon does too. What a company does and communicate is often very different. eBay's CEO being honest is what i'd like from every company, but isn't what is going to work for them unfortunately.

about a year ago
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Google Is Building a Way To Launch Chrome Apps Without Installation

kangsterizer FirefoxOS (135 comments)

The apps already run everywhere (well, Android, FirefoxOS, Firefox Desktop), already are one-click-to-use on FirefoxOS, and also they don't require you to be online to use them. And they're not pushing an agenda. Just sayin'.

about a year ago
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Microsoft Donates Windows 8.1 To Nonprofit Organizations

kangsterizer Re:Windows 8.x is horrible! (224 comments)

or you can just install classicshell

1 year,19 days
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AMD's Radeon R9 290 Delivers 290X Performance For $150 Less

kangsterizer Re:um (183 comments)

Since dual cards (SLI/CF) of the top of the line from AMD/Nvidia barely put out 30fps at 4K in recent games, i'm guessing, we need better video cards, not worse.

1 year,20 days
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AMD's Radeon R9 290 Delivers 290X Performance For $150 Less

kangsterizer Re:Anandtech Fucked Up (183 comments)

according to many other tests the 290 and 290X in fact heat more and thus have beefier fans than their geforce counterpart (the 780 and its cousin the titan) - and that, by a rather large factor.
If you don't care for a little noise tho, the AMD is a pretty good value right now. My 780TF is nearly silent under load. I choose the noise - but if i had a really good case, i'd be tempted.

1 year,20 days
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Fleet of Drones Maps a Mountain in 3D

kangsterizer Re:White House? (27 comments)

1300mhz / gps jamming, - that's all

about a year ago

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How Chrome gains market share

kangsterizer kangsterizer writes  |  more than 3 years ago

kangsterizer (1698322) writes "Yesterday one of my colleagues started grumbling and swearing even more vociferously than usual. He had installed Adobe Flash in Firefox in order to test some changes to our website and claimed that Google Chrome had been installed as well.

“Impossible,” I said. “Remember Google’s motto is Don’t Be Evil. They wouldn’t do anything as sneaky as that.”"

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Firefox outperform Chrome with many tabs open

kangsterizer kangsterizer writes  |  more than 3 years ago

kangsterizer (1698322) writes "Mozilla Firefox has been listening to recent memory complains, and as a side effect tested the browser's scalability to the extreme with memshrink's improvements. The results are shocking:

For 150 tabs open using the test script, Firefox nightly takes 6 min 14 on the test system, uses 2GB and stays responsive.

For the same test, Chrome takes 28 min 55 and is unusable during loading.

An optimized version of the script has been made for Chrome as an attempt to work-around Chrome's limitations and got an improved loading time of 27 min 58, while using 5GB of memory. Outch."

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Apple locking up Macs like iPhones in the future?

kangsterizer kangsterizer writes  |  more than 3 years ago

kangsterizer (1698322) writes "Apple is replacing Samba with their own made up software because of the GPLv3 which now governs Samba.

This looks like closed, iPhone-like Macs are coming in the future.

Indeed, GPLv3 forbids "Tivoization", that is when the hardware is locked up and the user cannot change the software himself.

Please note that AppleInsider linked above is incorrect about the fact that the GPLv3 cannot be used commercially. It can. But devices cannot prevent the user from tinkering with the software (like the iPhone does)."
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Are we fast yet? ask the Firefox team

kangsterizer kangsterizer writes  |  more than 4 years ago

kangsterizer (1698322) writes "Mozilla Firefox web-page following various browser's Javascript engine speed against SunSpider and V8 bench caugh my eye recently. It shows day-by-day Firefox's javascript performance progress, and it seems to be going at very fast peace lately.

Although, as they say "are we fast yet? NO" they seem to be getting closer and closer to Chrome and Safari performance. Traced fatval "Jaeger-monkey" engine could hypothetically even equal or surpass Chrome's speed in the near future (mid-august) according to the data available.

However, it's a shame that they couldn't run Opera's and IE's engine yet on their test platform."

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Apple hires antenna engineers. Really.

kangsterizer kangsterizer writes  |  more than 4 years ago

kangsterizer (1698322) writes "Sometimes, news items are just about a good laugh. You may or may not like Apple, but the way it has been handling their antenna issue has been like a small tech soap-opera.

Steve Jobs, the CEO, claiming "not to hold the phone that way", rumors or software issues, and the latest but most crunchy part, since the antenna issue has been widely discovered, on the 23 june, several "Antenna engineer" positions opened up at Apple. Seems someone got fired. "

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