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Google's Blogger To Delete All 'Adult' Blogs That Have Ads

lcarnevale Just move on (192 comments)

Just do a backup of the blog and move to another service, Google isn't the only one free provider.

about a year ago

Intel Says Clover Trail Atom CPU Won't Work With Linux

lcarnevale Re:antitrust issues? (434 comments)

If Intel says "won't run" then most linux geeks will take it as a challenge and it WILL run (although maybe not all features will be enabled), if Intel "won't give support", then well, it just hurts the market, since we'll be seeing a lot more overpriced devices with (probably) crappy OSes

about 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: What To Do With Spammers You Know?

lcarnevale Re:Getting your point across (333 comments)

Set up a filter that forwards all the messages to the shareholders and administrators.

more than 2 years ago

Is Apple Moving iPad Production to Brazil?

lcarnevale Re:An effort to avoid tariffs in Brazil (148 comments)

They may have made some kind of arrangement with the government. I live in Argentina and the gvmnt stopped the import for most of Apple products, this may include even the iPhone 5, because of the opening of a Samsung assembly plant, according to the rumors. I don't think the idea of an arrangement of that kind in Brazil to be too weird.

about 3 years ago

Cancer Cured By HIV

lcarnevale Re:Modified, Harmless HIV Used (521 comments)

BS, I just go for the HIV shot, then use that other shot that can cure nearly any virus! (!

more than 3 years ago

Google Releases Chrome 12

lcarnevale Re:Version numbers (188 comments)

Look at the bright side of it (?), in a few years you would be using Chrome 452, while people will be stuck in their only two digit version browsers like Firefox 10 (or less at this pace) and IE 18

more than 3 years ago

Microsoft: One In 14 Downloads Is Malicious

lcarnevale Re:Surprise (290 comments)

I agree mostly on what you say about OS diversity, if, let's say hypotetically 30% of people use Windows, 30% some Linux flavor, 30% Mac, 10% other OS, it will be quite harder to determine which system to target. Today is faily simple, if I want a bot-net I will focus on Windows and IE, because I have about a 80%~90% of the systems at my disposal. Also, Windows desperately needs to restrict User access and make BIG ANNOYING WARNINGS when you are connected as Admin. Most people I know that uses windows are always logged on as admins, because it seems they install/remove drivers, applications and so on all the time I think this is the biggest problem of Windows now a day (and that somehow it self-destructs given enough time)

more than 3 years ago

iPhone Tracking Ruckus Ongoing

lcarnevale Re:dumb summary again (353 comments)

I don't know how this works in the US (in terms of legal matters), but I live in Argentina, and we have a sort of protection against abusive service contracts (the pre-accorded contracts service providers use that you can't negotiate). So, if you sign a contract in which you can't modify a clause by negotiation you can sue if you think it is abusive, then it's up to a judge and lawyers to determine if you are right or wrong. In this case, the EULA is a kind of pre-accorded contract that you can't negotiate, so I think there must be some kind of laws protecting the people from accepting something that is abusive, and as you point, after you paid $500 to find out you don't agree to their policies.

more than 3 years ago

Quad-Core Mobile Chips Wasted On Mobiles?

lcarnevale Re:Battery (336 comments)

Talking of battery, I would prefer a new kind of battery that lasts a few days (at least 3) and a processor with 1 or 2 cores, to an ultra octa-core that depletes the battery in minutes when used full-power.

more than 3 years ago

Tech Specs Leaked For French Spyware

lcarnevale Re:Woot (212 comments)

Where can I download the source so I can compile it with x64 and QT support ?

more than 4 years ago

86% of Windows 7 PCs Maxing Out Memory

lcarnevale Re:When do people get this (613 comments)

HDD caching and swap are two completely different things. HDD caching is loading things from the disk to RAM to speed up things. SWAP is using the HDD as extra RAM when the system doesn't have any more memory left to use. So, what I think you wanted to do was to turn off swap, not hdd caching.

more than 4 years ago

Does Your PC Really Need a SysRq Button Anymore?

lcarnevale Re:Debug key (806 comments)

Yeap, I agree, the Magic SysRq key may be used little if at all (I don't remember the last time I used it), but maybe the solution is not removing the key because is not used, instead try to finding it a use.

more than 4 years ago

Man Uses Drake Equation To Explain Girlfriend Woes

lcarnevale Re:Stunt (538 comments)

Quite brilliant indeed, but I think approaching a girl and just talk to her will be less time consuming and with A LOT more of success rate than this, shall I call it "experiment"?

more than 4 years ago

Are Complex Games Doomed To Have Buggy Releases?

lcarnevale M$ will go broke (362 comments)

If this happens, then there are two options (that I can see at least) 1. Microsoft will go broke refunding a LOT of users 2. The next release of windows 8 will be delayed to 2025+

more than 4 years ago


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