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A Warm-Feeling Wooden Keyboard (Video)

martiniturbide No more Vashta Nerada at home. (82 comments)

I'm against it. Sign the petition "No more Vashta Nerada at home."

about 2 months ago
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Internet Explorer Vulnerabilities Increase 100%

martiniturbide US-CERT firt post was right at the end :) (137 comments)

US-CERT used to post a report some time ago advising to switch to other browser, after a few hours they changed the statement.

http://martin.iturbide.com/2014/04/do-you-trust-us-cert.html

about 2 months ago
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Amazon Fire Phone Reviews: Solid But Overly Ambitious

martiniturbide Content is the King! (58 comments)

The problem are not the devices, Google TV, Rouku, Fire TV.... and now Android TV are solid platforms, very nice to use, very powerfull, with a lot of potential. But the content is the problem. Netflix is good, but people just don't complete erase Live TV from their mind with they use it. Live TV should be a part of any intelligent TV device, broadcaster needs to stop being local and start being World Wide. The broadcaster needs to re-evaluate their buiness to really have a "SmartTV" take off.

I insist that we need the final "YouTube" for Live TV. Let all the broadcast to join it and put their live content on a single WW catalog.

about 2 months ago
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Study: People Would Rather Be Shocked Than Be Alone With Their Thoughts

martiniturbide This study may not apply for burocrats.. (333 comments)

I think they need to diversify the volunteers population. They will be amazed to see how many people exists that can be up to eight hours at day without doing anything :)

about 3 months ago
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Malware Posing As Official Google Play Store Evades Most Security Checks

martiniturbide Re:Link? (100 comments)

I think that David Gilbert (Author of the post and article) has lost half of the dose of the slashdot effect for forgetting the link :)

Good luck next time.

about 3 months ago
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$3000 GeForce GTX TITAN Z Tested, Less Performance Than $1500 R9 295X2

martiniturbide Good excuse... (151 comments)

...to raise the price of the R9 295X2. :)

about 3 months ago
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Which desktop environment do you like the best?

martiniturbide Re:OS/2 PM (611 comments)

We are still fighting with PM on OS2World.com :) You are welcome to join us.

about 4 months ago
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Robots Will Pave the Way To Mars

martiniturbide Wally? (95 comments)

Now they want to send Wally to Mars?

about 4 months ago
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The Upcoming Windows 8.1 Apocalypse

martiniturbide Abandonware? (293 comments)

Does it means we can call Windows 8.0 and Windows 8.1 (without patch) abandonware? :)

about 5 months ago
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US and UK Governments Advise Avoiding Internet Explorer Until Bug Fixed

martiniturbide US-CERT changed its web site. (153 comments)

I noticed that US-CERT changed it site. It said "the complete compromise", but now the web site says "could allow unauthorized remote code execution."

It said "US-CERT recommends that users and administrators enable Microsoft EMET where possible and consider employing an alternative web browser until an official update is available. ", now it says "US-CERT recommends that users and administrators review Microsoft Security Advisory 2963983 for mitigation actions and workarounds. Those who cannot follow Microsoft's recommendations, such as Windows XP users, may consider employing an alternate browser."

Check the Google cache against the versus actual site.

about 5 months ago
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Face Recognition Algorithm Finally Outperforms Humans

martiniturbide let's see... (68 comments)

Let's see if it recognize me with my Groucho Marx glasses. Can authorities relate me as being a Marxist for that?

about 5 months ago
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GM Names Names, Suspends Two Engineers Over Ignition-Switch Safety

martiniturbide Re:Professional responsibility (236 comments)

The engineers may have responsibility, but they are not the ones that made QA, build the cars and distribute them massively. I think it is bad to pin-point the engineers, blame them and destroy their careers this way.

I hope that this does not create a precedent that if product is a success the company will win money and get all recognition, if the product fails or if it dangerous the blame is on the engineers and they have to be publicly shamed.

about 5 months ago
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Apple, Google, and Amazon's Quest For One Remote Control Is Futile

martiniturbide want a revolution on the TV? (130 comments)

I think that anybody that want to make a revolution and change the TV devices needs to focus first on the "Catalog of Contents".

Content is King! they said, but nobody focus on giving content. I think that an interesting thing to really out phase the regular broadcast TV network services and make a full Internet-TV reality is to start building a catalog of Live TV. Like YouTube, UStream, but that people can create their own Live TV channels and with an easy manageable EPG standard and that broadcasters little and big are free to put their signal on that catalog.

Everybody says that On Demand TV is the future, but they forgot about "Live TV" and local broadcast. The two ideas "On Demand" and "Live" need to merge.

about 5 months ago
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Apple, Google, and Amazon's Quest For One Remote Control Is Futile

martiniturbide Google lost an opportunity (130 comments)

I still think that Google lost the opportunity with the TV when selling the "Motorola Cable Box" unit to Arris: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/...

They had the opportunity on their hands to transform that unit and give a different kind of life to cable box subscribers.... too bad they didn't have vision for that.

about 5 months ago
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The Amazon Fire TV Is Kind of a Mess

martiniturbide Google TV failed..possible Chromecast is the way.. (96 comments)

It was sad for me to see that Google TV failed hard, many just blamed it on the manufacturers that never updated the devices and didn't go forward, but the truth is that Google failed with that with bad communication too.

Maybe it was too much to have a bulky remote-keyboard for the TV that make people afraid... I don't know. But Google TV was very good, it is like a standardized and tested Android TV stick, when you can run apps, chrome, etc.

ChromeCast is good, but misses all the functionality of having a full android connected to the TV.

I really hope that someone can finally crack the way to have a "SmartTV" but with something that can be standard and open source. I don't want to see fragmentation, manufacturer fighting between each other....but what the hell, that is the why market works.

about 6 months ago
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Owner of Nortel Patents Sues Cisco For 'Immense' Patent Infringement

martiniturbide Interesting. (83 comments)

Avaya bought Nortel some years ago. (2009) But Nortel patents was bought by RockStar ( Apple, Microsoft, BlackBerry and Sony) which sold a portion of its patents to Spherix Inc (2013). Now Spherix sues Cisco. It is interesting to see how the patents business goes.

about 6 months ago

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RetroN 5 copyright violations on OSS and non-commercial software

martiniturbide martiniturbide writes  |  2 days ago

martiniturbide (1203660) writes "I noticed on the emulation scene that are some complains about the legally of the source code used by the RetroN 5 console (NES, SNES, Super Famicom, Genesis, Mega Drive, Famicom, Game Boy, Game Boy Color, and GBA console in one). The open source project called "RetroArch" is complaining that "SNES9x" core and "Genesis Plus GX" core source code are available under a non commercial use license. There are also claims of "TIVO-ization" of the open source code included on RetroN 5. Some discussion and demands to RetroN 5 are registered on the AssemblerGame forum . The blog post show evidence of the binary comparison done with Google's BinDiff tool."
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A real life example on how bad is the DRM software on a Tablet

martiniturbide martiniturbide writes  |  about 4 months ago

martiniturbide (1203660) writes "A good example on how bad can the DRM software be is the Lenovo's 2011 Thinkpad Tablet 1 (Android) example. This Thinkpad Tablet came with a locked bootloader to protect the DRM license agreements with the OEM software included on it. It ended up turning that a software problem can brick the tablet, since you can not access the lower level firmware to fix the tablet software corruption because of the locked bootloader, Lenovo will have to change the perfectly working mainboard if it was under warranty. I tried to escalate this issue for Lenovo to unlock this bootloader, but I my only little victory was for Lenovo to recognize the problem and provide a "Free Mainboard Replacement" warranty until August 31 of 2014. Lenovo did not comply to unlock the bootloader and does not want to provide a full stock ROM because it will need to unlock the bootloader for the user to install it. This was my real case scenario of why you need to stay away of DRM software on a tablet."
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U.S., UK advise avoiding Internet Explorer until bug fixed

martiniturbide martiniturbide writes  |  about 5 months ago

martiniturbide (1203660) writes "Reuters is reporting that "The U.S. and UK governments on Monday advised computer users to consider using alternatives to Microsoft Corp's Internet Explorer browser until the company fixes a security flaw that hackers used to launch attacks." and states that "The Department of Homeland Security's U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team said in an advisory released on Monday that the vulnerability in versions 6 to 11 of Internet Explorer could lead to "the complete compromise" of an affected system."

S.H.I.E.L.D. did not release any statement yet."

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Why you have to stay away of "Locked Bootloaders" and DRM software

martiniturbide martiniturbide writes  |  about a year ago

martiniturbide (1203660) writes "I want to share my personal experience with "Locked Bootloaders" and DRM software, and why you have to stay away from it. This is a short post about my experience with the "Lenovo Thinkpad Tablet 1" and how DRM software combined with the locked bootloader are making some models of this tablet useless after a software brick, forcing you to pay for a new motherboard."
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eComStation 2.2 Beta Released

martiniturbide martiniturbide writes  |  about a year and a half ago

martiniturbide writes "Today Mensys released the eComStation 2.2 Beta for subscribers. (eComStation is an OEM version of IBM's OS/2 Warp operating system). This marks with optimism the continuity of this platform and at the OS2world community we keep supporting the OS/2 users with updated news and user forum. It had been key for us to support open source software. Qt4, OpenJDK, OpenOffice, Firefox, CUPS had been ported but as a community we still need more interested developers on this platform. I hope that someday, as a community, we can create an full OS/2 open source clone."
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Genode OS Framework 12.08 runs on base ARM hardware, revives NOVA support

martiniturbide martiniturbide writes  |  about 2 years ago

martiniturbide writes "As posted on OSNews a new version (release 12.08) of Genode OS Framework had been released. It comes with the ability to run Genode-based systems on ARM hardware without an underlying kernel, vastly improves the support for the NOVA hypervisor, and adds device drivers for the OMAP4 SoC.
"Genode is a novel OS architecture that is able to master complexity by applying a strict organizational structure to all software components including device drivers, system services, and applications. The Genode OS framework is the effort to advance the Genode OS architecture as a community-driven Open-Source project. ""

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Apple won't carry an ebook because it mentions Amazon

martiniturbide martiniturbide writes  |  more than 2 years ago

martiniturbide writes "Author Holly Lisle tried to publish her guide "How To Think Sideways Lesson 6: How To Discover (Or Create) Your Story’s Market" at Apple's iBooks store. It was reject first by Apple because it had "live links" to Amazon in her books. After complied to that it was also rejected saying "“No, no. The problem is the CONTENT. You can’t mention Amazon in your lesson.""
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Nvidia forums down due recent attacks

martiniturbide martiniturbide writes  |  more than 2 years ago

martiniturbide writes "Nvidia has suspended the operations of his forum due some suspicious activities. It says that third parties had gain access to usernames, emails, hashed passwords (with random salt value) and profile information"
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Software Patent Debate - Aug 24, 2011

martiniturbide martiniturbide writes  |  more than 3 years ago

martiniturbide (1203660) writes "The Computer History Museum is organizing an Software Patent Debate this Aug 24. "THE MOTION: SOFTWARE PATENTS ENCOURAGE INNOVATION" in favor of the motion is Bob Zeidman,a gainst the motion is Edward A. Lee. The audience will serve as jurors.......Bob Zeidman will be signing copies of his most recent book after the debate...WTF?"
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Microsoft Open Source Strategy is Upside Down.

martiniturbide martiniturbide writes  |  more than 4 years ago

martiniturbide (1203660) writes "Last April I was on a Microsoft interoperability and Open Source conference in Ecuador (South America). On this conference Microsoft spread the word that they support Open Source Software and they do have an OSS strategy. But by checking their OSS Strategy I just felt something sour in my mouth, so I wrote this article to explain it."
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Journals

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After Dark for ever

martiniturbide martiniturbide writes  |  more than 5 years ago Even that the idea seems not to be original, I can not found any software that can use the After Dark screensaver modules to run it on modern OSes.
Anybody has seen one ?

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