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FAA Says No More Minesweeper Or Solitaire In Cockpit

m0i Re:They need something to do (342 comments)

No deaths, but from TFA
Last October the pilots of Northwest 188 over-flew their destination by 150 miles because they were using their laptop computers for personal activities and lost situational awareness.
which is quite serious IMHO

more than 4 years ago

Apache Foundation Attacked, Passwords Stolen

m0i Re:Naturally, the passwords were not in clear (214 comments)

Hrm, so they got caught by phishing using a fake Forgot Password form, and they send the exact same password reset request in their break-in acknowledgement? D'oh! It could well be another phishing attempt :-)
+1 for personnal certificates stored on tokens. -1 for one time passwords. -100 for reused passwords (special mention for 'online banking').

more than 4 years ago

The Seven Hidden Browsers In the Windows Ballot

m0i Re:What it is actually (246 comments)

Actually it is C:\WINDOWS\system32\browserchoice.exe /launch which redirects to the above.

more than 4 years ago

YouTube Offers Experimental Opt-In HTML5 Video

m0i Re:crashes chrome on linux HARD... (265 comments)

crashes chrome on linux HARD...

Which is it? chrome only (so it is not HARD) or the whole system (meaning it could well be X/the display driver that bring the system down).

about 5 years ago

A Tale of Two Windows 7s

m0i Re:Windows 7 faster than what? (770 comments)

Can anyone tell me why a computer that is 10 times faster with 4 times the memory is so much slower at responding to simple inputs? There's a perceptible lag when just single clicking a desktop icon to highlight it.

What antivirus do you run on each machine? Every file in a folder is scanned before it is displayed, that may explain a thing or two.. By the way in this regard Avira is decent at not slowing down too much things.

more than 5 years ago

New Chrome Beta Adds Themes, Speed, & HTML 5 Video

m0i Re:Still no Adblock though (207 comments)

just add "--enable-extensions" to your chrome shortcut, then click the extension on the webpage and it will be active right away. now if some people could support the project..

more than 5 years ago

FDA Says Homeopathic Cure Can Cause Loss of Smell

m0i Re:Food flavor etc. (452 comments)

I'd rather lose my ability to hear.

Experience it and let us know.. I somehow doubt it, being deaf could be worse (IMO) than being blind. No longer hearing voices or music? no way!

more than 5 years ago

A Black Day For Internet Freedom In Germany

m0i Re:alternative dns servers; (420 comments)

Yes, it is fine, since you can turn off their google proxying and "not found" redirection. And it is certainly better than using Level3 anycast servers which are being blocked from the outside now.

more than 5 years ago

Computers Key To Air France Crash

m0i Re:Irresponsible headline, summary (911 comments)

An Airplane is a flawed system created by flawed humans.

There. fixed that for you.

more than 5 years ago

Surveying the World of the Biggest Server Farms

m0i OVH (106 comments)

they had 40K at the last official count and their new datacenter has a 50K capacity and filling quick (+3 bays/day 7/7). Not surprising given they offer the cheapest dedicated one can find ($15/mnth no contract: Atom 1.6Ghz, 512MB ram/2GB flash for swap, 10GB iSCSI disk, unlimited bandwidth).

more than 5 years ago

Pirate Bay To Offer VPN For $7 a Month

m0i Reminds me of.. (461 comments)

Relakks, anyone?
Strange that TFA doesn't mention it.

more than 5 years ago

Review: Resident Evil 5

m0i hrm (121 comments)

no PC release?

more than 5 years ago

Beyond Firewalls — Internet Militarization

m0i Re:What makes DDOS hard to stop? (83 comments)

But a business user needs to spend, spend, spend to multi-home.

Wrong. The only cost is implied by the use of potentially bigger pipes sold with BGP service but nowadays you can have a 100mpbs link for $1000.. Technically it costs 0 (open source routers, IPs and routing registries (except RADB) are free.

more than 5 years ago

VoIP Legal Status Worldwide?

m0i Re:In France (180 comments)

Here in France it is legal, except for wifi provider. Cellphone operators managed to get anti-concurrency laws about that. That's pretty stupid when one thinks about it.

Hrm, although you can't provide a bundled voip service with wifi, you can extend triple-play voip service over wifi (freephonie, sfr, orange, they all do it) so it's really not an issue.

more than 5 years ago

Norton Users Worried By PIFTS.exe, Stonewalling By Symantec

m0i Re:Rootkit? (685 comments)

Norton discussion boards appear very slow.

You mean disabled after seeing that moderators can't keep up with the posts about PIFTS?

more than 5 years ago

Firefox Beta Touts Advanced Engine, Solves 8 Flaws

m0i Re:Huh? (493 comments)

Excuse me if I'm missing something, but aren't eight critical vulnerabilities supposed to be patched in the stable branch instead of a beta branch?

(I also am not entirely sure whether fixing so many critical vulnerabilities should garner applause from Firefox users...)

RTFA: "The beta Firefox 3.1 will still have a few bugs to work out, but Mozilla officials have promised that eight of the security flaws found in the current browser, six of which have been rated critical, will be fixed in the updated version. The most serious of these vulnerabilities are already being repaired, and can be downloaded as patches from the Mozilla website."

more than 5 years ago

Iran Has Put a Satellite Into Orbit

m0i Re:Dear Iranian nation (923 comments)

Since you'd rather not have military control weapons either, I guess these are best in nobody's hands (i.e buried).

more than 5 years ago

Single Drive Wipe Protects Data

m0i Not surprising (625 comments)

it is not like you can have 2 values for a single bit at the same time.. and density is so high these days that it makes sense to have a single write wipe the previous data forever.

about 6 years ago


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