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Avast Buys 20 Used Phones, Recovers 40,000 Deleted Photos

monzie Re:Garbage In (231 comments)

And Samsung. All Samsung unlocked phones that I've purchased here in India ( AFAIK there is no carrier locking in India, because there is no contract system. You buy your handset and then you take it to a carrier who gives you a SIM, no commitments ) . Coming back to my point, it's Samsung's doing. Facebook, Flipboard and even Google Chrome come in the factory image and cannot be deleted. I've tried various options and the only one seems to be moving to CyanogenMod.

about 3 months ago
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India Launches Five Foreign Satellites

monzie Re: Manned mission please... (85 comments)

That was "12 Rupees per km". Slashdot did something weird with the Rupee symbol.

about 4 months ago
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India Launches Five Foreign Satellites

monzie Manned mission please... (85 comments)

ISRO ( Indian Space Research Organization ) launch vehicles have attained the goals set for them. A politician recently pointed out that cost of sending 5 satellites to space was less than the budget of the movie Gravity ( I liked that movie, he should have picked Avatar for the example IMO ). The Mangalyaan ( Mars Mission ) costs less than â12 per km travelled, making it the most cost effective mars mission ever. These launches were done by the PSLV ( Polar satellite launch vehicle ) and cannot be used for manned launches. ISRO has suffered setbacks , notably with GSLV ( Geostationary satellite launch vehicle ) and in mastering the cryogenic engine. They have made progress and their track record makes them a very good contender to provide a good alternative to SpaceX.

about 4 months ago
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PHP Next Generation

monzie What about PHP on the JVM? (213 comments)

A quick google search points me to one interesting project - "jphpcompiler" - https://github.com/jphp-compil... . PHP on the JVM would be interesting. By leveraging existing Java and other libraries which run on the JVM ( by virtue of running on the JVM ) , PHP could be an interesting choice in Java and/or JVM based frameworks like Play ( Clojure ) or Grails ( Groovy ) or Spring MVC.

about 5 months ago
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Ubuntu Linux 14.04 LTS Trusty Tahr Released

monzie Re:Code names (179 comments)

AH! Now I got why they went with that name. I begged them to use "Horny Hustler" but this is one gives more relevant and less interesting results.

about 6 months ago
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Oppo's New Phone Hits 538 PPI

monzie Re: WTF! No posts?!?! (217 comments)

The organization in Sri Lanka is not "LTE". Its "LTTE" . Idiot.

about 7 months ago
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Mac OS X Bitcoin Stealing Trojan Horse Called OSX/CoinThief Discovered

monzie Re:unpossible! (108 comments)

You're so funny! I'd give you mod points if I weren't you.

about 8 months ago
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Mac OS X Bitcoin Stealing Trojan Horse Called OSX/CoinThief Discovered

monzie Re:unpossible! (108 comments)

There's no such thing as malware for Mac and there never has been.

MS Office on Mac has been there for a long long time..... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M...

about 8 months ago
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Slashdot Tries Something New; Audience Responds!

monzie Re:READY OR NOT IS NOT THE ISSUE!!! (2219 comments)

I too got here quite some time back. And I'm thinking of forking this site...

about 8 months ago
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Military Electronics That Shatter Into Dust On Command

monzie Yes.. (221 comments)

Yes I hate the fact that you cannot link to comments anymore. The site becomes less useful that way.

about 8 months ago
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Emacs Needs To Move To GitHub, Says ESR

monzie Re:Git... (252 comments)

and Slashdot Editors.. if there are any of them left....

about 10 months ago
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Emacs Needs To Move To GitHub, Says ESR

monzie Re:Git, not Github (252 comments)

Good catch there. If you read just the summary ( and not the article ) - it's misleading! Git != Github, folks. You may like Git *because* of github but please don't confuse the two.

about 10 months ago
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What computing device do you use most while on vacation?

monzie Re: Netbook (140 comments)

Age of Empires! Retro but endless hours of campaigns ( and multiplayer included ) I have a Lenovo IdeaPad S110 netbook ( configuration is almost the same as your Acer Aspire One )

about 10 months ago
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Cyanogen Mod Raises $23 Million Funding All Set To Become Major Android Player

monzie All The best! (133 comments)

I installed cyanogenmod on my Samsung Galaxy S3 and I've been pleasantly surprised by the changes (go thorough the screenshots that I've posted - they are all of my phone running CM 10.2) . The phone performs better in every way ( my only gripe is that HDR mode is missing from the camera )
The installation might be a bit tricky ( since Google removed CynaogenMod installer from the Play Store ) . I downloaded the installer from the CM Site , ran the app, followed the instructions and then it installed CM 10.2 ( Android 4.3 ) on my GS3.
I hope with additional funding, CM can come pre-loaded on more devices - a lot of Android devices are being held back by their software. ( cartoonish TouchWiz and LG's even-more-cartoony skins are at the forefront here ). Not only is it aesthetically pleasing, it is more secure, gives more choices to the user and generally makes your phone a better phone.
I hope CM gets more funding and does a stellar job - there is not reason it shouldn't - CM team have already been doing a stellar job :)

about 10 months ago
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North Korea Developing Electromagnetic Pulse Weapons

monzie Re:No electronics in NK anymore (191 comments)

I would say it's closer to 1984. It almost looks like their Eternal President took 1984 and said "hey let's implement this". Coincidentally - North Korea came into being the same year as 1984 was first published.

about a year ago
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India To Launch Mars Orbiter "Mangalyaan" Tuesday

monzie Re: Spellcheck (109 comments)

"Mangal" is Mars in Hindi/Sanskrit. "Yaan" is vehicle Hindi/Sanskrit. "Mangalyaan" thus means a vehicle to Mars. Please stop being a dumb fuck, if you can.

about a year ago
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How BlackBerry Blew It

monzie Re:"We believed we knew better what customers need (278 comments)

As a former BlackBerry user and a current Android user - I can say with certainity that ActiveSync on Android works. BlackBerry touts it's security but Androd ( especially after ICS ) supports a lot of those 'enterprise' features like remote wipe as well. I recently switched to an Andriod phone. At work we've moved to office365.com for our email needs. As you might be aware the email is offered via outlook.office365.com - which is basically a hosted Exchange server Since we're BYOD, when I setup my Android phone for Exchange ( http://office.microsoft.com/en-in/office365-suite-help/set-up-email-on-an-android-phone-or-tablet-HA102823196.aspx ) - the Mail app ( your standard Android "Email" application ) - asked me for permissions - whether I would allow it to remotely wipe my phone the Exchange server wanted it to These features were available only on Blackberry before ActiveSync came to Android ( and I believe the same goes for iOS as well ) - I think this is why BYOD works these days and provides some security for corporate data on privately-owned handsets - a win-win for all - other than BlackBerry, of course.

1 year,21 days
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CCC Says Apple iPhone 5S TouchID Broken

monzie Re:More secure. (481 comments)

subdermal != foolproof. As has been deomnstrated by CCC now. In fact, it has been repeatedly demonstrated ( by CCC and others ) that we should stop relying on fingerprints ti uniquely identfy an individual. If we do continue to do this - we only make our own identity more vulnerable to theft.

about a year ago
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Using Pulsars As GPS For Starships

monzie Good work Dr Hobbs! (103 comments)

I'd like to congratulate Dr Hobbs and his team for inventing a navigation system for Starships. Now, I look forward to Zefram Cochrane's work on the Warp Drive getting completed!

about a year ago

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Indian techie youngest to be awarded "Freelancer of the Year" award

monzie monzie writes  |  about a year and a half ago

monzie writes "It's the time of the year again and our brave geek-warriors need to know who's the head of the tribe. Our home-working geek warrior of 2011-2012 is Manish Chakravarty who specializes in Ruby, Ruby on Rails and Selenium. He's supposedly working on a book too. The result is surprising to say the least becasue he's not only the youngest to win the presitigious award, but also has a near-perfect feedback score of 4.88/5

Leave your comments here in wishing him all the best. Slashdot will cover the story further as it unfolds"

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