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Is Facebook Going To Buy Opera?

kyrre Re:Uff Da (226 comments)

17th of may is constitution day. It is a celebration of the norwegian constitution and independence from Denmark in 1814. (Never mind the 91 year union with Sweden which was forced upon Norway few months earlier that year).

more than 2 years ago

Microsoft's Anti-Google Video Campaign

kyrre Re:FUD (304 comments)

That is quite simple. Download the data in the format of my choice and carry on using MS Office, Libre Office or whatever product that suits my needs. It is not like they do a rm -rf / before they announce the closing of Google Apps.

more than 2 years ago

Nokia Exec: Young People Fed Up With iPhone and Android

kyrre Re:Android 2.2.1 can be non-intuitive. (532 comments)

1. You cannot forward text msgs on Android.
2. You cannot open pics that someone MMSs to you outside of the txt app.
4. If you receive a txt, you cannot click and call them. You have to exit the txt app, and find them in your contacts.

Hold your finger on the message and menu popup that allow you to do all these things. It works on Android 1.5 and it works on 2.3. I am sure 2.2 can do that as well. Point 3 should be fixable if you install an app. Point 5 really does not work if you have hundreds of people in you contact list. You do not remember their names?

more than 2 years ago

Next Apple iPhone To Have a 4 Inch Display?

kyrre Re:Won't sell. (330 comments)

How about this guy? This blog post was refered to by the tech press a while ago. Many people seemed to agree with Apple that 3.5" should be enough for anybody with this reasoning.

more than 2 years ago

Valve Announces Massive Steam Server Intrusion

kyrre Re:Encrypted (434 comments)

That is not true. Credit card companies offer a token, a hashed edition of your credit card number, that can be used for subscriptions or stored credit cards at their servers. The hash is combined with the merchant id making it useless outside of the single merchant. Encryption cabbot ptevent credit card numbers from being copied, Hashing does.

more than 2 years ago

Official "Firefox With Bing" Released

kyrre Re:Bing (274 comments)

What are the chances he wrote that up in 1 minute? Look at the submission time for the article and the post. As the other guy said there recently was a similiar post about windows phone 7.

more than 2 years ago

Analysis of Google's Motorola Acquisition

kyrre Re:Epic Win, Or Pyrrhic Victory? (311 comments)

Google has done this before. They made bids on US wireless frequencies with the intension of driving up the price and add clauses to the use of the frequencies. The bids where all mathematical puns of some sort. While Larry Page kind of liked the idea of owning wireless frequencies the rest of the board very much did not want to win the bidding war with Verizon and AT&T.

While this fact does not prove that the Nortel bidding was a bluff to drive the price up it shows that Google is very much capable and willing to do so.

more than 3 years ago

FTC Approves Microsoft's Takeover of Skype

kyrre Re:Linux Version (153 comments)

You can use Google Talk with the video and voice plugin.

more than 3 years ago

Sony Begins Selling HD Movies On Its PSN

kyrre Re:How cute, Sony rents movies for full price (153 comments)

Video rental in HD and SD on PSN have been available since mid 2008. Seo Sony already has that covered. Whats new here is that HD movies may now be bought. SD was available day 1. These movies can be shared with a PSP so it could happen that they will also be transferable to a PS4 if that ever comes out.

more than 4 years ago

Sony Begins Selling HD Movies On Its PSN

kyrre Re:Sony is being very carful not to undercut thems (153 comments)

I can easily get around 30 mbit from PSN. More than enough for streaming a movie both HD and SD. Depends on where you are I guess. I am in Norway.

more than 4 years ago

Cisco Introduces a 322 Tbit/sec. Router

kyrre Cables? (281 comments)

What kind of wire would this router need? Is a single fibre cable enough for this kind of bandwidth? What is the limit of a fibre cable?

more than 4 years ago

MPEG LA Extends H.264 Royalty-Free Period

kyrre Re:Nice (260 comments)

The first video you link to is Flash. The other one is HTML5. If the first video play and the other does not I think it is pretty clear that the reason should be pretty clear.

more than 4 years ago

PS3 Hacked?

kyrre Re:Cheating (296 comments)

You could use PhyreEngine and a debug PS3. I think they cost about twice that of a normal PS3.

more than 4 years ago

PS3 Hacked?

kyrre Re:Cheating (296 comments)

The reason cheating is a problem is because we are forced to play on the vendor's network,

There are quite a few Playstation 3 games that support LAN-play. You can also run the PS3 as a dedicated server in many games. Warhawk and Unreal 3 support both options. There are more games like this. Sony is not responsible for what publishers do regarding dedicated and LAN support. The PS3 allow it. I do not know about Xbox but I think you can do LAN there as well.

more than 4 years ago

Genre Wars — the Downside of the RPG Takeover

kyrre Re:Two issues here (248 comments)

Off the top of my head:

  • LittleBigPlanet (level, content and character design)
  • Modnation Racers (in Beta, level and character design)
  • Unreal Tournament 3 (mods)
  • Gravity Crash (level design)
  • Uncharted 2 (Machima thingy)
  • Far Cry 2 (level design)

I am sure there are more. Sony actually encourage user generated content believing it to be the next big thing in gaming. They call it Game 2.0 or something silly like that.

more than 3 years ago

Ubisoft CEO Says Next Gen Consoles Closer Than We Think

kyrre Re:Incremental "New" Machines (326 comments)

Its is standardized. But some developers choose to do their own thing. Metal Gear Online made a terrible choice with 3 different accounts to play the game. Another one is Mercenaries 2 with non-standard multiplayer ports*. I have not come across anyone else. I think it is a good thing to give the publisher a choice in the matter. But some of them will obviously make stupid choices.

*) You can also blame NAT for this being an issue.

more than 5 years ago

Does Bing Have Google Running Scared?

kyrre Re:Microsoft is doing what it's best at - Marketin (560 comments)

I agree with you. 99 times out of 100 when you enter a company's name, you get several hundred hits for web sites selling the company's product, but you won't find the link to the company you are looking for itself.

Care to come up with some examples? I just tried four company names and every one had the company as the first result. It might not be scientific but very far from 1 times out of 100 then? At this point you need 396 search queries that gives no match for the companys website within the first hundret results.

Google is fine when searching for companies it seems. Asus even had a link to their norwegian site as the first result (I sit in Norway).

more than 5 years ago

Google Releases Chrome V2.0

kyrre Re:Version 1 isn't even out yet (381 comments)

ketilkn@minipus:~$ apt-cache search chromium
chromium - fast paced, arcade-style, scrolling space shooter
chromium-data - data pack for chromium
chromium-browser - Chromium browser
chromium-browser-dbg - chromium-browser debug symbols
chromium-testsuite - Chromium test suite
chromium-testsuite-dbg - chromium-testsuite debug symbols

Instructions for Ubuntu are here:

more than 5 years ago

Sony Charges Publishers For DLC Bandwidth Usage

kyrre Re:$0.16/GB is a pretty good price (127 comments)

There are some ways around it too - game downloads from PSN could contain only skeleton executable files which would download the rest of the data on first start from a publisher's own content servers

MGS Online does have a ingame update thing. It is very annoying. I this might be the reason. Konami is trying to save a buck. (The updater also feature a non working p2p option).

more than 5 years ago


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