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Is RFID Really That Scary?

magnwa RFID? (338 comments)

It's amusing that people whine about RFID, but go around wearing bluetooth headsets or running with Bluetooth sensors, while carrying cellphones, that operate on wifi radios where wifi points are available.

You were tracked long before RFID came out, and nothing bad has happened. :)

more than 4 years ago
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The Safari Reader Arms Race

magnwa Re:I love how this happens. (210 comments)

Except there are cases, now , where Firefox will install an extension.. and when OSs install extensions specific to their own things. I've seen adblock and other extensions installed by default in various installations that are rolled out.

End users do not perceive a difference when the functionality is always there, nor do they need to.

I do not see a difference between a feature apple supplied and one that I would have installed at the end of the day. The end result is precisely the same.

more than 4 years ago
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The Safari Reader Arms Race

magnwa Re:I love how this happens. (210 comments)

Why? Who said anything about me being an apple fanboi?

For the record, I'm a linux fanboi, if I'm ANY fanboi.

And I've been using ad blockers and flash blockers and readability programs/scripting from greasemonkey LONG before Apple came up with a "READER" button.

Maybe you're just a troll?

more than 4 years ago
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The Safari Reader Arms Race

magnwa I love how this happens. (210 comments)

I'm always amused by stuff like this.

Apple does it: Apple is trying to force an ebook readeresque format.

Firefox does it in an extension: Firefox is allowing users a cleaner, less intrusive reading environment.

more than 4 years ago
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HP Reportedly Cancels Plans for Windows 7 Tablet

magnwa Re:Who writes this crap? (181 comments)

Nine hours of watching movies? Cause I'm serious, I spent around 10 hours watching netflix streaming and ripped movies on this iPad.

more than 4 years ago
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HP Reportedly Cancels Plans for Windows 7 Tablet

magnwa Re:What the hell? (181 comments)

Short answer?

They never intended to really release it. They just wanted to slow people from buying Apple products.

more than 4 years ago
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HP Reportedly Cancels Plans for Windows 7 Tablet

magnwa Re:Not So Sure (181 comments)

I could see how they'd want to manage it in the sense of "let us put it off until we have the slicky material for what we're doing in two years time" from the PR team.

more than 4 years ago
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Hacker McKinnon To Be Extradited To US

magnwa I don't get it.. (571 comments)

I don't understand why everyone's mad at the US.

The US is doing what their law says to do. They have an extradition treaty with the UK. Therefore, they requested extradition.

REQUESTED extradition. They didn't "demand" it. They didn't "order" the UK to. They didn't send in CIA commandos to kidnap the 43 year old hacker and bring him back on a C130 in the dead of night.

They asked.

The UK's response was, "Why sure, here you go! We don't want to prosecute this case here."

I cannot contemplate why the people from the UK who are angry at the US are angry at the US. It's YOUR country that's selling out a citizen of your country. It's YOUR country that, instead of saying "No, US. We're going to follow our extradition treaty and elect to prosecute here" that handed this man over.

Your country has the ability to prosecute him in the UK. They can do it. They chose not to. Don't blame my country for requesting extradition of a criminal. If your countryman was really an innocent aspie, your country should stand up for him.

Jeeze. Grow a pair. Everyone bitches about the US , all the time, and sure, we have some problems here.. but instead of whining about OUR problems, perhaps you should ask your OWN GOVERNMENT why they're selling out their citizens.

Let us in the States try to make our country better. You work on your own damn country.. cause it's no land of plenty.

I assure you of this, though. If the situation was reversed.. THIS country, the US, wouldn't be so quick to sell out its citizens.

more than 4 years ago
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The File-System Fallout of the Reiser Verdict

magnwa Re:I know it is offtopic, but... (605 comments)

Well, if you're framing him, and you're really hiding in Russia, why not have your son testify that he saw Daddy hit mommy really hard, and then daddy yelled at him, and mommy was crying, and then he saw daddy carry mommy downstairs when mommy was sleeping..

Why make the kid uncertain? I mean, if we're going the distance on frameups here.. why not go all the way.

more than 6 years ago

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