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BBM Coming To iOS and Android

loconet Re:Too many.. (146 comments)

Thank you. I thought I was alone in thinking that the world had gone absolutely crazy with the amount of messaging services out there.

about a year ago
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NewEgg: Installing Linux Breaks Laptop

loconet Thank you. (518 comments)

Thank you, now I know to never buy absolutely anything from this company and never recommend it to anyone, as a matter of fact warning people about buying anything from them would be the responsible thing to do.

more than 2 years ago
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Why Developers Still Prefer iOS To Android

loconet Re:Android has many problems (614 comments)

There are a couple of insightful posts by a Google engineer addressing this specific myth. The original reddit comment, where your comment originally came from, generated a very interesting discussion on the subject over at G+.

more than 2 years ago
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Facebook Flaw Exposed Private Photos

loconet Re:Of course (201 comments)

Agreed. My left eye twitches if I don't balance parenthesis properly.. in code or written language.

more than 2 years ago
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11 Amazing Things NASA's Huge Mars Rover Can Do

loconet Re:#0 (147 comments)

Actually, one of the listed items is the Mars Descent Imager (MARDI):

...a small camera located on Curiosity's main body, will record video of the rover's descent to the Martian surface (which will be accomplished with the help of a hovering, rocket-powered sky crane)

It very likely won't be a live HD youtube stream of the entire landing but it should allow us to see part of the landing process.

more than 2 years ago
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Android Ice Cream Sandwich SDK Released

loconet Re:Updates to phones (309 comments)

"the manufacturers do not upgrade the phones"

Stop buying non "Google experience" phones. I've stuck with the Nexus series ever since the HTC fiasco in Canada with the OS upgrades. Couldn't be happier.

more than 2 years ago
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Hurricane Irene Threatens US Northeast; Cover Your Assets

loconet wow (202 comments)

So .. in the last few days we've had Tornados, Earthquakes and now a Hurricane? Someone is pissed at us.

about 3 years ago
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Sale of Samsung Galaxy Tab Blocked in the EU

loconet Pathetic Apple (412 comments)

The community design document can be found here. They're effectively preventing anyone from creating a mobile computer device that is rectangular in shape with round corners. Unbelievable.

about 3 years ago
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Police Using Apple iOS Tracking Data For Forensics

loconet Not so similar (208 comments)

Worth mentioning in Android's case is only used for caching so the data gets overwritten every so often. Unlike iPhone's

more than 3 years ago
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Major Security Holes Found In Mobile Bank Apps

loconet Re:This is an Android App Security Story (107 comments)

How is this only an Android problem? The summary clearly states it relates to both Android and iPhone apps. Should the title have a brand modifier based on the number of times said brand appears in the summary? Ridiculous.

more than 3 years ago
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Finding Lost IT With RFID

loconet Tried pinging those lost servers? (112 comments)

Obligatory bash.org quote:

#5273 +(30069)-
<erno> hm. I've lost a machine.. literally _lost_. it responds to ping, it works completely, I just can't figure out where in my apartment it is.

more than 3 years ago
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Skype Officially Available For Android

loconet Canada (286 comments)

Just downloaded it for my HTC Magic (2.1) on Rogers and the 3G calling works perfectly. Used it on a free 1-800.

more than 3 years ago
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5.5 Earthquake Hits Canada; Felt in US Midwest, New England

loconet More here (560 comments)

More details here. Growing up in Peru, and experiencing many earthquakes in my life time, you would think I would recognize an earthquake but I didn't feel a thing. 5.5 isn't a small shake either.

more than 4 years ago
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Was Flight Ban Over Ash an Overreaction?

loconet No? (673 comments)

As someone who had a flight scheduled to go through an area that was affected by the ash, I say absolutely not. I don't care what the airlines say or how many millions they are losing. I think I will trust the engine manufacturers and their engineers rather than some airline suit sitting in his office when it comes to putting my life at risk in this context.

more than 4 years ago
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Android 2.1 Finally Makes It To Droid

loconet Re:Help... (132 comments)

Yah the official "blog" for android.com developers hosted through blogspot. I guess if you had bothered to actually read where you were, you would have known that.

more than 4 years ago
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Where Android Beats the iPhone

loconet Re:No it will not (365 comments)

But it's got a JVM and JVMs take byte code...

Actually, Android uses Dalvik VM which uses .dex files instead. So no, you can't just take any traditional bytecode file and run on Android straight.

more than 4 years ago

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Pollsters Caught Adjusting Election Race Figures

loconet loconet writes  |  more than 5 years ago

loconet (415875) writes "Top pollsters CBS, Gallup, and USAToday were caught tinkering with the outcomes of their early September polls. They've been over sampling the number of Republican respondents at the expense of Democrats and Independents. The media is trying to make a "horse race" out of this election by rigging poll results to support the "fairy tale" narratives they create."
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Fastest-ever flashgun captures image of light wave

loconet loconet writes  |  more than 6 years ago

loconet writes "Researchers have found a way to generate the shortest-ever flash of light — 80 attoseconds (billionths of a billionth of a second) long. Such flashes have already been used to capture an image of a laser pulse too short to be "photographed" before. Jonathan Marangos at Imperial College London, UK, says the super-short flashes could let researchers image the movement of electrons around large atoms."
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Student Faces Expulsion For Facebook Study Group

loconet loconet writes  |  more than 6 years ago

loconet writes "Following the recent trend of attempting to police student's online activity, Chris Avenir, a fist year chemical engineering at Ryerson University in Toronto, is currently fighting charges of academic misconduct and could face expulsion as a result of his involvement in helping run an online chemistry study group via Facebook. In this Facebook group 146 classmates swapped tips on homework questions that counted for 10 per cent of their mark. The Eyeopener, Ryerson's independent newspaper, reports that after an administrator discovered the group, Avenir's professor gave him an F in the course, charged him with academic misconduct and recommended that he be expelled. "The student code of conduct needed updating, recognizing that there are things like Facebook, YouTube, stuff like that out there," said Ryerson President Sheldon Levy. Chris Avenir says he is being treated unfairly, especially since never posted any answers on the discussion pages. He is considering legal action if he loses his appeal."
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Canada's new DMCA considered worst copyright law

loconet loconet writes  |  more than 6 years ago

loconet writes "The government of Canada is preparing to attempt to bring a new DMCA-modeled copyright law in Canada in order to comply with the WIPO treaties the country signed in 1997. These treaties were also the base of the American DMCA. The new Canadian law will be even more restrictive in nature than the American version and worse than the last Canadian copyright proposal, the defeated Bill C-60. Amongst the many restrictive clauses, in this new law — as Michael Geist explains — is the total abolishment of the concept of fair use, "No parody exception. No time shifting exception. No device shifting exception. No expanded backup provision. Nothing.". Michael Geist provides a list of 30 things that can be done to address the issue."
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Convicted BitTorrent Admin, Force to Dump Linux.

loconet loconet writes  |  about 7 years ago

loconet writes "TorrentFreak is running a story about Sk0t, an ex-administrator of the EliteTorrents BitTorrent tracker, who is to have his internet connection monitored by the US Government. Further more, the monitoring software only runs on Windows, which, according to his parole officer, means that if he wants to use a computer, it will have to be a computer running Windows, where the software can be installed or face being barred from the internet."
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loconet loconet writes  |  more than 7 years ago

loconet writes "Microsoft has signed still another of those patent cross-license that will set the open source community off because it claims to indemnify the licensees' use of Linux. This one is with LG Electronics (LGE) and Microsoft's announcement says "through this agreement, LGE will be able to use Microsoft-patented innovations in its products, including Linux-based embedded devices." "This agreement is focused only on exchange of patent rights," said David Kaefer, general manager of IP licensing at Microsoft."
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loconet loconet writes  |  more than 7 years ago

loconet writes "According to Bill Gates, Vista is the fastest selling OS in history. Microsoft reports that it has sold nearly 40 million Windows Vista licenses in the first 100 days that the latest version of the operating system has been available, Chairman Bill Gates said Tuesday. Gates said an accelerating consumer shift to digital lifestyles had helped make the operating system the fastest selling in history, and that premium editions have accounted for 78 percent of Vista sales. A "setup up" from the 244 copies sold in China?"
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loconet loconet writes  |  more than 7 years ago

loconet writes "From MSDN: "Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 uses the HTML parsing and rendering engine from Microsoft Office Word 2007 to display HTML message bodies. The same HTML and cascading style sheets (CSS) support available in Word 2007 is available in Outlook 2007." This means that HTML and CSS handling will be taken care by the Word engine rather than the IE engine as it has been in the past. Campaign monitor has a more detailed take (with screenshots) on the possible issues of this decision by Microsoft."
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loconet loconet writes  |  more than 7 years ago

loconet (415875) writes "CNET is reporting that CNET senior editor and Crave blogger James Kim and his family are missing. The 35-year-old Kim, his 30-year-old wife Kati and daughters Penelope (4 years) and Sabine (7 months) left their home in San Francisco last week on a road trip to the Pacific Northwest. They were last seen on Saturday, November 25, in Portland, Ore., according to the San Francisco Police Department, which has opened a missing persons' investigation. They were driving a 2005 silver Saab station wagon with the personalized California license plate "DOESF.""

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