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Ask Slashdot: Getting Around Terrible Geolocation?

luvirini It it bugs you a lot you can bypass those... (100 comments)

...with a proxy run on some other place, like people do to get access to US only content and such. But that is generally a hassle.

about two weeks ago
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Assassin's Creed: Unity Launch Debacle Pulls Spotlight Onto Game Review Embargos

luvirini Simple solution:do not buy the game until you know (473 comments)

Know as in know if there are too many new game problems, like the activation problems, crashes, DRM issues and whatever.

I personally wait until the game has been on the market for a while until buying them, that way I have a better understanding of what I am buying. (and often they also have come down in price as a bonus)

about two weeks ago
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Multi-Process Comes To Firefox Nightly, 64-bit Firefox For Windows 'Soon'

luvirini Re:Waterfox (181 comments)

if you had read the original text including "and the second is that 64-bit Firefox is finally coming to Windows" you might have gotten the context.

Firefox is not available on Windows as 64 bit except as nighty build of questionable stability. Waterfox is a stable 64bit Firefox based browser for Windows.

about two weeks ago
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Multi-Process Comes To Firefox Nightly, 64-bit Firefox For Windows 'Soon'

luvirini Re:Waterfox (181 comments)

Bookmarks are just such a clumsy interface overall and in many cases cause multiple extra actions to get to the thing you need like logins or such. A lot of websites are programmed by idiots.

about two weeks ago
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Multi-Process Comes To Firefox Nightly, 64-bit Firefox For Windows 'Soon'

luvirini Re:Awesome (181 comments)

It depends a lot on how you use things. If you just open one tab and browse in it, then Firefox is likely to use more memory.

But as you open more and more tabs the overhead of the extra processes in chrome make it use way more memory fast.

about two weeks ago
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Multi-Process Comes To Firefox Nightly, 64-bit Firefox For Windows 'Soon'

luvirini Re:Waterfox (181 comments)

I use all the google services on chrome and everything else in waterfox as google is just so bad at programming that their products are just too annoying to use on other things.

about two weeks ago
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Multi-Process Comes To Firefox Nightly, 64-bit Firefox For Windows 'Soon'

luvirini Re:Waterfox (181 comments)

Well, I currently have 11 windows open with a total of about 230 tabs, Firefox was fine until it went over 3 gigs and then it just stopped, with every action taking 30+ seconds to do.

Waterfox runs fine now at about 4.5 gigs total memory use.

about two weeks ago
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Multi-Process Comes To Firefox Nightly, 64-bit Firefox For Windows 'Soon'

luvirini Re:Tempting (181 comments)

It is too bad that chrome is unusable due to the multi process architecture causing so much overhead.

I tried opening all the windows and tabs I have open in waterfox at 4.5 gigs used memory for fun in chrome and had to stop when the total memory use went over 50 gigs as everything was kind of slow at that point...

So I am hoping that same problem will not happen in firefox 64 bit when it comes out.

about two weeks ago
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Multi-Process Comes To Firefox Nightly, 64-bit Firefox For Windows 'Soon'

luvirini Re:only thing I care about (181 comments)

Yes, it is too bad that developers often want to do new shiny things instead of usable things.

about two weeks ago
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Multi-Process Comes To Firefox Nightly, 64-bit Firefox For Windows 'Soon'

luvirini Waterfox (181 comments)

Waterfox 64 bit seems to work fine, have been using it for a while now as Firefox memory limits were just too annoying.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Software Issue Tracking Transparency - Good Or Bad?

luvirini Depends on target market (159 comments)

It really depends on who you target your product to if public bug database is a good or bad thing.

If you target people like developers they are more likely to view a public list as a very good thing and you will likely get more positive reaction than if you do not have such. If you target other types of people, then indeed public bug list will scare away potential customers way too often due to lack of understanding to be a good thing.

As you are in ERP I would say hide it is more likely harmful than beneficial. So, yes I would say make it nonpublic in general.

But as it is a good thing to help developers I would keep it visible to resellers and to any customer who wants to see it (maybe make a simple customer portal where they can log in and access it)

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: MMORPG Recommendations?

luvirini Re:I recommend non - MMO (555 comments)

Very true. Most of the new high level content is kind of "bleh" and there is no end game in DDO currently.

But most of the earlier, lower level adventures are a blast of fun. Also there is some hope, as the newest update had a high level quest "Study in Sable" that is definitely a classic D&D adventure.

The character customization options in terms of the different builds are amazing. (13 classes, where you can mix and match up to 3 of them, 8+4 races with racial abilities, 21 skills, 2-4 enchantment trees/class+1/race, dozens and dozens of feats to chose from..)

To add to the fun they have a Reincarnation system where you can after running through the fun parts of the game (reaching level 20), you can "Recycle" your character and start again at level 1, with (slightly) more power. And for those of us who are addicted, that process can be repeated again and again, each time gaining bit more power.

1 year,4 hours
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Password Strength Testers Work For Important Accounts

luvirini The forced registrations on many sites drive reuse (129 comments)

The growing number of places you need a password on just to access some content is a sure cause for increased password reuse.

Humans are simply not suited to remembering random enough password to cover all the sites on internet.

The save password option on the browser might help...

but more and more sites use the "no not save passwords" option.. forcing people back to reusing passwords.

Well, personally I just use fairly random passwords and "rememberpass" extension on firefox to force saving password even when the site does not want you to do that.. as the lesser of the evils.

about a year and a half ago
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Don't Want a Phonebook? Give Up Your Privacy

luvirini Re:File a police complaint for littering (357 comments)

If corporations want the rights, they should also have the responsibilities.

So if an employee is killed through negligence for example the corporation would have everything they own held (as in all factories stopped from producing and such) for the duration of the prison sentence that a natural person would get for the same thing....

The same thing for any other crime that a corporation does. If they do not want that then they should not have the rights either.
 

about a year and a half ago
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Responding to US Gambling Law, Antigua Set To Launch "Pirate" Site

luvirini Re:Thanks, Antigua! (377 comments)

Yes, in effect treaties are high priority laws in the US of A.

That is why any such foreign treaty has to be approved by the Senate and the President.

about 2 years ago
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Australians Urged To Spoof IP Addresses For Better Prices

luvirini Re:Good riddance to geo-blocking (206 comments)

Indeed they are, but US is pushing it hard globally, most others involved are just nodding heads.

about 2 years ago
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UK Broadband Plan Set To Clear EU Approval

luvirini The real problem is the lack of choise (37 comments)

As I understand the situation, the councils that want to get part of the rural broadband money have to use "approved suppliers" and there are only two of them.

There is really not that much competition with only two companies available, though I am sure other companies could also do some of the projects.

The problem is thus that because it is a national program with only central authorization of suppliers with pretty high barrier of entry given the types of documentation and other things required to "prove" that you are capable to doing such on national level, this leads to companies that have only a regional presence not really being able to be suppliers...

more than 2 years ago
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First Mammals Observed Regenerating Tissue

luvirini Re:NEWS FLASH !! FLESH HEALS !! (89 comments)

And unfortunately it seems that in politics at least ignorance is the key to success.

more than 2 years ago
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Curiosity Rover Fires First Laser Beam At Martian Rock

luvirini All those movies about Mars invading.. (167 comments)

.. and we send a laser armed robot to Mars to shoot up the locals disguised as rocks.

more than 2 years ago

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Proposed law to curb copyright enforcement excesses gets a good start in Finland

luvirini luvirini writes  |  about 2 years ago

luvirini (753157) writes "There is a push in Finland to get a citizens law proposal to curb copyright enforcement excesses to be a law. There exists a fairly new mechanism where citizens can directly propose laws if enough voters give their support to that proposal. The proposals then go to the Parliament for voting as any normal law proposal from the government. The proposal has been up for slightly more than two weeks and has almost third of the needed support, so seems to be on good way as the time limit to gather enough support is six months. You can read the google translation of the proposal in here and if you are a Finnish voter you can support it on the Justice Ministry's pages"
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Does your bank spy on you?

luvirini luvirini writes  |  more than 6 years ago

luvirini (753157) writes "According to local news Sampo Bank in Finland apparently spies on its customers computer configuration when using their web banking and sends the information to a third party company.

This activity is a feature of their also otherwise catastrophic switch to use their parent banks(Danske Bank) computer systems after being bought out.

The Data Protection Ombudsman of Finland has sent a request for more information, but the bank currently claims that no extra infomation is sent despite the clear network traffic.

Have not yet found any full english language coverage on it, so the babelfish translation of the orginal article is the only resource until such surfaces.

An quick analysis of the actual sampo bank programs in english

Do other banks spy on they customers in this way or is it just a Danish phenomen?"
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luvirini luvirini writes  |  more than 7 years ago

luvirini (753157) writes "Lately there has been a raising number of web ads that pop up to cover the web page, make strange noises or similar very annoying tricks.

So my question is, do we have a new generation of marketeers that have forgotten about X10? Or is is just a genral idea that if someone remembers the product even if in bad light, it is a good thing?"

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