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Obama Administration Says the World's Servers Are Ours

lennier1 And ... (749 comments)

Pray that the data isn't stored in a country that has oil!

about two weeks ago
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Perl Is Undead

lennier1 Re:sure you want to go with 'undead' ? (283 comments)

It means that the uninfected humans have to shoot it in the head. Or stake it through the heart. And quickly, before things get worse.

Kinda like what Adobe has been trying to do to ColdFusion ever since they acquired it as part of the Macromedia deal.

about a month ago
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German Intelligence Agency Planning To Follow Big NSA Brother On Shoestring

lennier1 Re:Who knew the end of capitalism... (80 comments)

Considering that Terry Gilliam is still very much alive it might just be because your jokes suck.

about 2 months ago
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German Intelligence Agency Planning To Follow Big NSA Brother On Shoestring

lennier1 Re:The difference with the USA (80 comments)

Like the last left-leaning government that did more damage to the nation's healthcare, social security, employee protection, financial market regulation and other sectors than the previous conservative government could've ever dreamed during its 16 years of majority?

about 2 months ago
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Microsoft Demos Real-Time Translation Over Skype

lennier1 Re:English to German is relatively easy (169 comments)

Even with languages that share a common ancestry, these programs still have trouble when it comes to context, as shown in the following screenshot on the same topic.
http://www.androidcentral.com/...

In this case the software tried to translate "move", which the original text uses in the context of "cancel the lease on your apartment and move to a different address" (German word would be "umziehen") and instead picks the German word "verschieben", which is the translation in the context of "grab and item and push it until it's no longer in spot A but in spot B".
Unless the software can actually factor in the context (as Google's search algorithm often tries to do), Murphy's Law will still have a field day with words that can translate into several different and distinct ones in the other language.

about a month ago
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Fusion Power By 2020? Researchers Say Yes and Turn To Crowdfunding.

lennier1 A matter of priorities (280 comments)

14 billion? That's less than it costs to supply that little adventure in the Iraqi desert with toilet paper!!!

about 2 months ago
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UK May Kill the EU's Net Neutrality Law

lennier1 Re:Why are they in the EU again? (341 comments)

That US lap dog's EU membership has become a cancer that's been festering for decades. Nowadays they're almost nothing beyond that.

about 2 months ago
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James Cameron and Eric Schmidt's SOI Grieve Loss of Nereus ROV

lennier1 Re:WOW (72 comments)

Look at what Jim Cameron's brother Mike does for a living. Extreme stuff like that is in the family's blood.

about 2 months ago
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Can Thunderbolt Survive USB SuperSpeed+?

lennier1 Re:If Apple is its biggest supporter, then... (355 comments)

It'll turn out just like how they abandoned Firewire once there was finally enough hardware on the market to even take note of it.

about 2 months ago
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Joss Whedon Releases New Film On Demand

lennier1 Re:Careful! (137 comments)

Haven't tried disabling the Flash plugin to force the browser to fall back on the HTML5 version (which many of us would probably prefer anyway). Maybe that one will work better for others.

about 3 months ago
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Joss Whedon Releases New Film On Demand

lennier1 Re:Careful! (137 comments)

Don't get your panties in a bunch, we're talking about Joss Whedon, not Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
In most of his work you can see the eventual outcome from miles away. It's the ride to get there that makes his work fun.

about 3 months ago
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Joss Whedon Releases New Film On Demand

lennier1 Re:Careful! (137 comments)

Your summary still might help some others.

It's a cable modem and regular Vimeo works just fine. It's only the VOD stuff that shows this off behavior (because it loads the video in 40 MB pieces to circumvent most download tools and fails to stitch them back into seamless output).

about 3 months ago
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Joss Whedon Releases New Film On Demand

lennier1 Re:Careful! (137 comments)

Won't work in this case, but thanks for the good intention.

Unlike regular Vimeo, where it's easy to work around the basic methods, the VOD site loads parts of the video in 40 MB or so pieces, tries to stitch them together again and in my case it failed miserably at doing so (despite a proven and more than sufficient downlink),

about 3 months ago
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Joss Whedon Releases New Film On Demand

lennier1 Re:Careful! (137 comments)

Unless you actually know what was going on, shove your assumptions where the sun don't shine.

This was the first bad HD streaming experience in years and the connection has performed without problems throughout the long easter weekend as well (over here that was an extended weekend from Friday to Monday). HD streams by other sites didn't cause any problems either, the problem was reproducible across tabs and browsers and using the web developer tools you could practically watch the stream arrive too late, piece by piece and with not nearly enough overlap to provide seamless playback.

If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, ...

about 3 months ago
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Women Increasingly Freezing Their Eggs To Pursue Their Careers

lennier1 Well .... (342 comments)

Talk about an off-site backup!

about 3 months ago
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Joss Whedon Releases New Film On Demand

lennier1 Careful! (137 comments)

The movie was worth the five bucks to watch it on Vimeo, but their Flash-based player (no quick way to switch to an HTML5 version) resulted in such a choppy playback that the constant pauses and buffer attempts added another half hour to the whole thing.

Since it's a 95 minute movie we're talking about a quarter of the time being spent on just waiting for the fucking site to do its job again.
Before anyone asks: The 100MBit connection has never been a problem before and the necessary software was up to date as well.

Hope you'll have more luck. Except for the predictable end it's quite a nice movie.

about 3 months ago
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Is Germany Raising a Generation of Illiterates?

lennier1 Re:Can the writings be read? (431 comments)

That joke of a reform is the reason why the people who were in school during that time don't really give a fuck about the topic anymore.

about 3 months ago
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How Facebook and Oculus Could Be a Great Combination

lennier1 Re:Daily Astroturf (151 comments)

Dome kind of Goatse mirror?

Accept no substitutes!!!

about 4 months ago
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Why Darmok Is a Good Star Trek: TNG Episode

lennier1 Re:The Inner Light (512 comments)

Don't forget "Lessons", the last chapter of "The Inner Light".

about 4 months ago

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German government malware analyzed

lennier1 lennier1 writes  |  more than 2 years ago

lennier1 (264730) writes "The German hacker group CCC (Chaos Computer Club) has analyzed a piece of malware the German government uses in criminal investigations to spy on a suspect's computer.
I'm sure we're all surprises that it's opening security holes for third parties, violates a related court verdict and several laws in general."

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