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Facebook Rolls Out Redesigned Profile Pages

kraemate Re:Die facebook, die (211 comments)

Wow market forces have never ever been wrong, have they?

more than 3 years ago

Facebook Rolls Out Redesigned Profile Pages

kraemate Die facebook, die (211 comments)

So now facebook is the new google, extremely minor changes are finding place on tech news sites.

Is facebook really technology? From what i can figure out, its a place where people spend 700 billion minutes a month playing farville and mafia wars.

I'd rather have all the facebook employees working on something significant, like i dunno, developing software for the space missions, or heck, even search engines. Search engines are awefully complicated - facebook is just a photo album with lots of cookies to track you.

At what point do we realize that people wasting time on such sites is as big a danger as say, drugs?
When's the war on facebook ?

more than 3 years ago

Best Phone For a Wi-Fi-Only Location?

kraemate Re:Android (289 comments)

I'm sorry- but that's the worst buying advice on this page. Android doesn't even support http proxyies - and hence is utterly useless in most offices and universities.

more than 4 years ago

Adobe Calls Out Apple With Ads In NY Times, WSJ

kraemate Re:Kill CS for Mac (731 comments)

Maybe apple just doesnt care.
The PC division is clearly not the main focus of their new strategy, all they want is handheld dominance.

It would have been every fanbois dream if apple used their growing power with iphone/ipad to defeat M$ with their OSX sales but i doubt if Jobs wants that.

more than 4 years ago

Outsourcing Unit To Be Set Up In Indian Jail

kraemate Re:Competitive... (249 comments)

Identity theft is only a real problem in civilized places.

More seriously, i wonder how many of the prison inmates here in india are able to speak english. If people who went to english schools and have had 'accent-training' programs and what not speak so horribly, how can petty prisoners be expected to be fluent?

more than 4 years ago

Canonical Halts Ubuntu CD Free-for-all

kraemate Re:Probably people abusing the system (324 comments)

Stopping the shipping of free CDs is a long overdue but unfortunate move.

CDs were absolutely the only way to obtain a linux distro for me, and canonical's generous free shipping saved me(and countless others in 3rd world countries) by providing the discs.

However i have seen enough rampant abuse of this, so much so that i would rather see a few thousand people unable to use linux because they cannot obtain CDs than canonical shutting down because of the greedy unscrupulous jerks.

more than 4 years ago

Body 2.0 — Continuous Monitoring of the Human Body

kraemate Re:No (330 comments)

Its not just about real-time monitoring but also collecting data.
Knowing the complete medical history will enable far diagnosis.
Everybody is different and this data will stop doctors from generalizations and treat patients based on their past data and actual deviations from /your/ average.

more than 5 years ago

Body 2.0 — Continuous Monitoring of the Human Body

kraemate Re:No (330 comments)

Yes why dont we all stop using hospitals as well.
If its your day to die its your day to die.
Asking for some-one's help to save your life is for sissies.

I can monitor my laptop's fan speed all day long, but cant do so for my heart, which is /much/ more important than a replaceable gadget.

more than 5 years ago

Supreme Court of India Comes Down On Bloggers

kraemate Free speech vs. defamation (131 comments)

Can someone please tell me where exactly free speech ends and defamation begins?
Is sarcasm defamation? Is questioning the reasons for the existance of a political organization(like in this case) defamation?

Coming to this case.. the comments were made in a forum which was intended for this very purpose. What next are they going to do, jail everyone who was a member because they are associated with someone posting a nasty message?

more than 5 years ago

Cell Phone SIM Cards Lead To Terrorists' Trail

kraemate Ironic (118 comments)

You know what the irony is?
I live in india and have had my SIM card blocked _every_ time i have got one, the phone company citing 'lack of documentary proof of identity' every time inspite of me submitting whatever proof i had.

The government has mandated all these proofs but this case proves it doesnt make a difference in the end.
I really dont know which is better : getting a working phone connection with no documents or this 'secure' method. I mean how hard is it for someone to fake a photocopy of a grubby drivers license?

more than 5 years ago

AMD Launches First 45nm Shanghai CPUs

kraemate Re:Future proofing? (264 comments)

This is classic consumerism at work.

What about all the waste you generate? You think getting a new computer every 6 months and dumping it in a landfill is worth the 100$ you save per decade?

And the effort going into buying something at the sweet-spot every 6 months?

more than 5 years ago

Chandrayaan-1 Successfully Reaches 100km Lunar Orbit

kraemate Re:How do you pronounce (152 comments)

i _am_ a native hindi speaker you insensitive clod!

more than 5 years ago

Chandrayaan-1 Successfully Reaches 100km Lunar Orbit

kraemate Re:How do you pronounce (152 comments)

OK here goes:
The chand is like chand in chandler.
ra is pronounced "raa"
yaan is with the soft a. think of it as "yarn" but soften out the 'r'

Hope this helps.

more than 5 years ago

Chandrayaan Enters Lunar Orbit

kraemate Re:First (111 comments)

First Orbit!!!

more than 5 years ago

ODF Toolkit Announced

kraemate Same old (71 comments)

The ODF toolkit project isnt new. []

Ive been using the ODFDOM code for a couple months now, and i wonder what this announcement will bring for the development prospects.

One key change so far has been the shift to Apache 2.0 license from the LGPL v3.

Its ironical that an open format like ODF doesnt have a fully functional toolkit and is inferior to Apache POI which is the toolkit for MS binary formats.

more than 5 years ago

IBM Wants Patent On Finding Areas Lacking Patents

kraemate Ingenious (151 comments)

Isnt that called creativity or something?

Can they really get a patent on that? Really? Wont this start an infinite cascade of similar statements?

more than 5 years ago



Why is FreeBSD not as popular as Linux?

kraemate kraemate writes  |  more than 3 years ago

kraemate (1065878) writes "Linux is the de-facto OS on servers and mobile devices these days — but i was wondering about why it is so far ahead of other OSes like FreeBSD. As far as i know, FreeBSD has equal(better in some cases) performance, matches linux feature for feature, and has some of the greatest technologies : dtrace and ZFS.
Why then, is Linux deployed on almost all servers, when other operating systems are a very compelling alternative?"

How can my employer snoop on me?

kraemate kraemate writes  |  about 6 years ago

kraemate (1065878) writes "I have just started working at a big IT firm, and thanks to the security paranoid crowd here on slashdot am wondering whether my personal corresspondence over gmail and google-talk is safe from the prying eyes of BigB. I use SSL wherever possible.

Is there any way apart from keylogging that anyone can read my personal stuff? Since a lot of cookies/passwords are stored on the office machine protected only by the windows password, is that a safe approach?

In a nutshell, what are the various ways in which corporations can snoop in on your activities while at work?


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