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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 4 months ago

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 4 months ago

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 4 months ago

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 5 months ago

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 5 months ago

Bitcoin Plunges after Mt. Gox Exchange halts trades

kangsterizer fuck beta (3 comments)

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 6 months ago

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 8 months ago

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!

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 8 months ago

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 8 months ago

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 8 months ago

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 9 months ago

Microsoft Donates Windows 8.1 To Nonprofit Organizations

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

or you can just install classicshell

about 9 months ago

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.

about 9 months ago

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.

about 9 months ago

Fleet of Drones Maps a Mountain in 3D

kangsterizer Re:White House? (27 comments)

1300mhz / gps jamming, - that's all

about 10 months ago

The Chip That Changed the World: AMD's 64-bit FX-51, Ten Years Later

kangsterizer Re:The old days (259 comments)

that's just not true tho. yes you can throw $$$ and get whatever is called a "gaming pc". it'll work; but you won't know what you bought and/or why.
you also won't have the best price/performance ratio.

10, 15 years ago, you could do that easily if you wanted to. the information was there. it's not true anymore.

about a year ago

Ask Slashdot: Are We Witnessing the Decline of Ubuntu?

kangsterizer Re:Don't think so (631 comments)

The issue is supporting a company attempting to undermine linux by making unpopular choices, such as "its not invented here so we'll do our own project", or "yeah we're leveraging our popularity to basically beg you to donate at every page" (when i saw that one i donated to several other distros instead), yada yada.

the main difference for me beside moral issues, is that many other distros work just as well if not better without any corporate backend driving the things. it's users driving it for other users.

as for an alternative to ubuntu with xfce, of course, there's a bunch of community based debian derivatives, including debian itself

about a year ago

Google To Encrypt Cloud Storage Data By Default

kangsterizer Re:what about decryption keys (217 comments)

Most of the people will have "google managing their keys". Which means google has both keys and data. Which doesn't really help more than before.
For users who are advanced enough to set their own keys, nothing changed.

1 year,3 days

Steve "CyanogenMod" Kondik Contemplates The Death of Root On Android

kangsterizer Re:If no root, no Android. FirefoxOS anyone? (240 comments)

Yeah using linux on your machine makes zero sense!
Having the freedom to use any os on the hardware you own makes zero sense!

Nice thinking there.

1 year,23 days



How Chrome gains market share

kangsterizer kangsterizer writes  |  more than 2 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  |  about 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)."

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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