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Firefox OS 1.3 Arrives: Dual SIM Support, Continuous Autofocus, Graphics Boost

koolfy Re:Landscape Keyboard (68 comments)

Oh wait, I could force the landscape orientation in the messaging app by modifying the manifest.

Looks like the "default" setting does not point to what I had in mind.

Meh, the default behavior after flashing the OS is still broken, my point stands.

about 9 months ago

Firefox OS 1.3 Arrives: Dual SIM Support, Continuous Autofocus, Graphics Boost

koolfy Landscape Keyboard (68 comments)

Wake me up when they finally implement Landscape Keyboard mode outside their mobile Firefox browser.

I mean come on, from 1.0 to 1.3 (and still in 1.4 and 1.5 alphas as we speak) you still need to type EVERYTHING on a tiny portrait keyboard. That means calendar, emails, text mesaging, instant mesaging... everything but what you do on the web browser.

I can't even begin to describe how frustating it is to have the capability of rotating the keyboard in the web brower but not on the rest of the system.
This make absolutely no sense when you think their target market is lower-end phones with "reasonable" screen sizes. Meaning you abso-fucking-lutely need to use everything you can get when you want to type something without making 3 typos a word.

Having that said, I still believe firmly in this project, and in the need of a less-bloated-smartphone-OS than Android, not developped by a company with a history of privacy violations (While still tied to the advertising world, I don't recall Mozilla being anywhere on the PRISM slides), and built on open standards.

My main concerns, however, remain:
- Reaching critical mass
- Getting a decent crypto API (full disk encryption etc.)

Wait and see.

about 9 months ago

Gottfrid Svartholm Warg Arrested In Cambodia

koolfy Re:Sweden in general (138 comments)

another guy accused of rape

Julian Assange has not been charged of anything by any authority of any kind. He is wanted for questioning on allegations of sexual misconduct Source

leaves the country when his lawyer tells him that he is wanted for questioning

Before leaving the country he consulted with the judge, who decided there was nothing holding him there and he could leave Swedish soil.

caught in Britain

Not caught, he turned himself to the police after it became clear that the illegal (or at least illegitimate) Interpol red notice was not going away. This, in the hope of resolving the matter.

then disappearing into some embassy

He did not disappear, he sought asylum. That's quite a difference.

in breach of his bail conditions

Because it was the only choice he had left to avoid being ultimately handed over to a country where he would be tortured or executed, thus breaching the Geneva Conventions

which _does_ make him a criminal in the UK

He has not been charged nor convicted of any crime by any government yet, not Sweden, not the USA, not even the UK as far as I can tell. (prove me otherwise)

On the other hand, Augusto Pinochet, charged by Spain for the killing of 3000 Chilean people, and torturing 30 000 more, including the raping of political prisoners with trained dogs, was not only not extradited by the UK but often drank tea with Margaret Tacher

This just goes to show you how much lies we are being fed by governments and medias alike. It's fairly easy to hear officials make the same mistakes as you did.
Not because they are ignorant. Then know very well the details of this case. They're not stupid. They just choose to deliberately lie.

You can agree or disagree with the importance of what Wikileaks does, and the importance of what Assange and Manning do for our society, but that doesn't make your claims any less WRONG

more than 2 years ago

Internet Explorer Market Share Drops To Almost 15%

koolfy Re:none (423 comments)

dude, this is gross.
I hope you clean your cache once a day at least, man.

This is like, basic hygiene.

more than 2 years ago

Is Being In the Same BitTorrent "Swarm" Equal To "Interacting"?

koolfy Re:Sounds a little hokey (166 comments)

This may very well be the worst analogy I have read in a long, long time.

It's perfect.
Perfectly broken.
In every way possible.

more than 2 years ago

Microsoft Demos Metro UI For Enterprise Apps

koolfy Re:Embrace Metro (116 comments)

How sad is it that Evolution's theory for softwares is so broken that we resort to say things like :

See this little weak, asthmatic, deformed, useless and defenseless animal nobody likes ? Well too bad it really sucks, 'cause it isn't going away, so his kind will rule us for another 10 generations at least. What are we gonna do about it ? *sigh*

Seriously, survival of the fittest, it works. Bring it back.
I don't care about monopolies, just use what you like and let those things that improve nothing for anybody die already.

It's not that hard.
Posted from Sabayon Linux with i3, windows manager's master race.

more than 2 years ago

Valve Announces Massive Steam Server Intrusion

koolfy Re:Way to keep us informed? (434 comments)

Of course they did.... two weeks after downing PSN claiming it was for maintenance.

They HAD to do so eventually, but the point is they went into denial mode for weeks before admitting the fuckup.

more than 3 years ago

Valve Announces Massive Steam Server Intrusion

koolfy Re:Encrypted (434 comments)

Then how do they manage the credit card numbers ?
They cannot simply hash them, they need access to the actual cleartext data at some point.

My bet is on one or several servers containing one or several decryption keys.

So the question remains. Why not encrypt EVERYTHING ?

more than 3 years ago

Belgian ISP Ordered to Block The Pirate Bay; Telecomix and TPB Offer Workarounds

koolfy 7 links in the summary... (97 comments)

...and yet not a single one to the website where this story comes from in the first place :

[french] http://nurpa.be/actualites/2011/10/BAF-belgacom-telenet-blocage-dns
and the google translation to english

You'd think that what the local organization [defending Net Neutrality and file sharing and fighting cencorship and local MAFIAAs] has to say might interest people.

TL;DR : The Belgian Antipiracy Foundation wanted the two main ISPs to block TPB, but were not respecting the proportionality principle, using a legal procedure reserved to urgent matters, when TPB has been running for 8years.
Of course they were told to GTFO, but in appeal they won and those two ISPs now have to block 11 TPB domain names, half of them are not even running nor leading to The Pirate Bay in any way.

NURPA (Net Users' Rights Protection Association, active in Belgium and Europe to fight against ACTA for example) says it's stupid, useless, and in conflict with the European Court of Justice's decision about what, when and how filtering may be legitimate. (answer : never when it is about Intellectual Property)

And there is a link to how to set up alternatives DNS servers on windows and ubuntu in their article, long before "TPB and telecomix came and saved us with the solution to circumvent the filtering".

So yeah, The Pirate Bay rocks, Telecomix does too, but this time the credit has to go to the local net activists association who got it right in the first place.

more than 3 years ago

Drone Kills Top Al Qaeda Figure

koolfy A line ?What line ? (885 comments)

Ok so here I read a lot of stuff about the fact that he was a US citizen. The thing is, I don't think that's what's relevant here.

The question is, how, when and if any state can execute someone (in it's soil, an ally's soil, or even enemy soil, as long as they're not in a current war, and even then...), without producing any proof, having any contradictory legal procedure, or having to justify anything to anyone other than "We're the FUSA (fucking united states of America), we decided to pown him, you better not interfere."

You see, it's not a matter of constitution, it's a matter of human rights.

So he was suspected of terrorism. It all comes down to this : he was an enemy of the interests of the FUSA, so this justifies anything, right ?
Once we cross the "fucking with my conutry !" line, most of you will not look for proof, justification, context, or due process anymore.

So, one must not cross that line, to have any rights, in practice. Am I wrong ? Sure it's not legal, but that's how it is. Let's pretend it's even remotely "civilized".

Who crosses this line, and why ? Who decides who's an enemy of FUSA's interests ?
Probably Al-Quaeda is, after all they kill innocent civilians, so anyone suspected to help them loses his right to live and defend himself in a court of law.

Of course Wikileaks is, after all it's a terrorist organization who puts our FUSA in danger by releaving war crimes, and systematic Nazi methods. So anyone related to them should die too, like FUSA's philosophical leaders like Bill O'Reilly suggested : just kill Assange illegally, after all, we can afford it.
White house said they were terrorists, so they must be.

A few years back, by having the sole political opinion that comunism was a better alternative to capitalism, you were considered an enemy of FUSA's interests.

How long until my post, criticizing FUSA's methods and violations of human rights around the world, is considered as proof that I'm nothing more than a head in a crosshair anymore, and fuck my rights ?

I say, when will we see wall street targeted by drones, senate, or even the white house ? When will we realize that they're enemies of FUSA's interests too, and are effectively destroying this country, killing innocent Americans in war and removing our freedoms more efficiently that any terrorist organization in the world ?Oh wait, right, THEY get to decide who's a bad guy. How handy.

My point is that the debate here is wheter a person who is seen as enough of a bad guy in the media, and his public reputation, deserves to die. Has rights.
The question is wheter it's OK to execute an innocent (until proven, PROVEN, not said or suspected otherwise) as long as enough people don't care because of his reputation.

If your answer is yes, congratulations, you have successfully become a terrorist by the rest of the world's standards.

TL;DR : get someone's reputation dirty enough so nobody will care about his rights anymore and you'll be free to do whatever pleases you with him. Just hope that you'll never be targeted by the medias yourself, as it's pretty much a sentence of death these days. You better be nice with Murdoch.

more than 3 years ago

Indie Devs Upload Their Own Game To The Pirate Bay

koolfy Re:Beat me to it (227 comments)

At least give out the name and if it'll have a mac/linux version OOTB.(if it's a game)

See you when it's done, hopefully.
Good Luck :)

more than 3 years ago

Realistic Robot Designed For Dental Students

koolfy Re:Tmsuk? (59 comments)

It's meant to be pronounced with lots of dental tools inside your mouth.

more than 3 years ago

No Additional Firefox 4 Security Updates

koolfy Re:This is gonna suck... (445 comments)

Oh yeah, sorry, my bad. I guess it just staled for a while :x

more than 3 years ago

No Additional Firefox 4 Security Updates

koolfy Re:This is gonna suck... (445 comments)

If I hadn't posted in this thread, I'd mod you +1 Insightful
But then again, if I hadn't posted, you wouldn't have posted either :)
Circular dependency spotted ;)

Sabayon development was discontinued, after 3 years of "looking interesting but I don't have the time to test it..." (and the death of the lead dev's father...). It looked really cool, tho.

If people are wondering abour the rice thing, go check out http://funroll-loops.info/ (Even though I'm not sure I fully understood the joke behind this website)

more than 3 years ago

No Additional Firefox 4 Security Updates

koolfy Re:This is gonna suck... (445 comments)

Yeah, but then I might not be able to be as elitist and pretentious as with Gentoo :(

After all, in the end they're all the same, so it's a matter of taste : you choose the distro that makes you feel better than your peers. The one you're more comfortable trolling for.

more than 3 years ago

No Additional Firefox 4 Security Updates

koolfy Re:This is gonna suck... (445 comments)

3 words: Rolling release distro.

Like Arch or Gentoo, or Debian unstable if you want.

Yeah right.
I love gentoo, I hate the idea of non-rolling-release systems.

It takes ~1h to compile the new xulrunner and firefox on my 2.5ghz dual core laptop.
If the fast release cycle keeps accelerating, soon Firefox X+1 wil be out before I'm d-one compiling Firefox X

more than 3 years ago

LulzSec Teams With Anonymous, In Operation AntiSec

koolfy Re:In this news: (419 comments)

Posts like yours, which say, "you people are going to say blah blah blah and it all amounts to nothing," show up at least once a day here. Why?

Maybe because that's what's left, when you have nothing to add to the debate, but still want to get modded up, and be accepted by your peers.

I am the Great Lizard of Slashdot. Bow before my greatness!

There, FTFY.

more than 3 years ago

LulzSec Teams With Anonymous, In Operation AntiSec

koolfy In this news: (419 comments)

- We talk about the fact that the press sucks and tought lulzsec and anon were at war when they were not.
- We laugh at Sony/Senate/Fox/Whatever 's security, and pity the fool who uses the same password everywhere.
- We discuss the morality, utility and cleverness of an "action" made for the lulz, by people only doing random stuff because they can. And we take this all very seriously, like it's the masterplan of some very serious organization.
- We defend banks and gov's secrets and talk about National Security and Cyberwar, or we compare antisec to Wikileaks and team up behind them like they're the next Ghandi
- We try to find a random, crazy link between this and the bitcoin thing, and go on trolling on whether it has volue or not

Or, if we don't give a crap about all this, we click on the slashdot news we're not interested in, and post a comment about how bad editorials are, and why this is of no interest.

If you find something else in this news's comments, please mod me down.

more than 3 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Tools For Linux Disk Encryption and Integrity?

koolfy Re:TrueCrypt (123 comments)

sorry the correct link was : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_disk_encryption_software

I Usually use LUKS with DM-Crypt, but there are other tools more user-friendly that come with gnome.
Last day I discovered a gnome applet that manages crypted volumes written on the fly as you modify the mounted folder, that scale with the size of the content of the volume. (Dm-crypt has a defined volume size that you cannot outgrow, and the chiffered file used to mount the volume always has the maximum size it can reach --If I want a 15gB crypted volume, I get a 15gB file, no matter how empty the volume is.)

I know avoiding TrueCrypt sounds like tinfoil hat paranoia, but if you need te encrypt your data in the first place, maybe this is healthy paranoia.

more than 3 years ago


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Slashdot, you cold heartless b***** !

koolfy koolfy writes  |  more than 5 years ago Today, when I saw one or two of my recent posts to be rated +5 Informative, I thought it would be the best day of my entire life.
Then, I realized how cruel was /., and how successes weren't static at all, when those got modded back down to 4...

That's fine, really, +4 is good, the problem is, if ratings do represent your ability to make an insightful/informative point, and to express it clearly, why do my "fun" posts get modded +4 insightful right away...?

I think I may have to practice my "express clearly my intention" skill, but I don't think adding tiny smilies would fit here in Slashdot :p

Still, it's better that a "fun" post gets modded "Insightful" than an insightful post being modded "Fun", isn't it ?


Discovering Journal

koolfy koolfy writes  |  more than 5 years ago This may be some kind of test, or this may not.
Though, this might be fun, or may not be...

Either way, this has no value at all !

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