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Retrieving a Stolen Laptop By IP Address Alone?

mxh83 Re:Let us take care of it (765 comments)

So it should be fine if I came to your house and stole your HDTV right? I mean, it's less than $1000 so no one should care. And we should all do that.

about 4 years ago
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Retrieving a Stolen Laptop By IP Address Alone?

mxh83 Re:Post the IP address (765 comments)

Restore from backups and call it a day.

CorporalKlinger, don't listen to losers who ask you to give up. Someone has to stand up to these motherfuckers. Pursue it till death, I say. All the best.

about 4 years ago
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Activision Wants Consoles To Be Replaced By PCs

mxh83 Re:Bobby Kotick again (344 comments)

The CEO of Activision who's primary goal is to milk as much money from computer games as possible by any means necessary.

'Who is primary goal'? Fail.

about 4 years ago
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Avoiding GM Foods? Monsanto Says You're Overly Fussy

mxh83 Re:Please give me GM everything. (835 comments)

Truly amazing that this post got modded 5, I thought the Slashdot community were the ones in the know. GM is more about patents, lawsuits (making many farmers broke), proprietary seeds (with lock-in) and terminator genes than about benefits to the end user. Considering the ignorance of the people it's not even worth explaining more, they were supposed to know that when discussing this thread.

about 4 years ago
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Blizzard employee shares real name; Lesson learned

mxh83 Micah whipple (4 comments)

No offense to the guy, but the community did it to prove a point. Someone needs to be the sacrificial goat..

about 4 years ago
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Blizzard To Require Real First and Last Names For Official Forums

mxh83 Re:Hmm.... (833 comments)

Really? I have two facebook profiles. One with my real name, with very limited details, and one with a fake name where all my RL friends can find me. A google search brings up nothing about me, even though I was convicted of a felony 23 years ago, there are no pictures of me on the internet that I can find, and I use my real name for nothing, including my WoW account. My phone, cable and power bill are all in fake names, and I rent for cash from a former employer. My vehicles are registered to me, at a 10 year old address and my DL shows the same address. Which the banks also have as my permanent address. I use a PO box in the same county as my "official" address shows. Not everyone is willing to let the government or corporations track their where abouts and doings with ease.

How did you manage that?

about 4 years ago
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HDBaseT Supporters Hope To Kiss HDMI Goodbye

mxh83 Re:Aaaarrg (336 comments)

You're right, in the initial iteration, HDBaseT will bring nothing great as far as technological advances go. It will probably come into the picture later because they claim it scales well. I read that ethernet is capped at just 100Mbps initially, and power at just 70W- barely enough for a 40" TV.

about 4 years ago
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Subscription-Based 'Hulu Plus' Is Now Official

mxh83 Re:HD Sources (434 comments)

And torrents do it even better.

about 4 years ago
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VP8 Codec Coming To FFmpeg

mxh83 Re:Hmmm... (218 comments)

Free OSes are now comparable in terms of usability to commercial ones, and in technical terms are years AHEAD of commercial OSes.

I really don't agree with that. Usability constitutes many things including UI, graphics and even device support. On the desktop, Linux is lacking in all departments. It is inconsistent between programs, and within the user interface itself. Device support is shaky and unreliable. OS updates to some distributions like Ubuntu nuke the whole system sometimes. Many things don't even have a UI. And lastly, none of the desktop environments look modern and cool. There are many many other issues with free software that have caused it to fail for home environments; unless they are accepted and worked on, free software will continue to be for nerds and not the masses.

more than 4 years ago
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New Messenger Has Same Old, Gaping Privacy Holes

mxh83 I logged into the beta... (287 comments)

... to see what it was about. It launched 60 friend requests from fake sluts, in 60 different taskbar windows. And then I terminated the process and uninstalled it.

more than 4 years ago
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Intel, NVIDIA Take Shots At CPU vs. GPU Performance

mxh83 Re: Not true for me (129 comments)

I have an Intel T8100 and a 8600M GT in my laptop. I tried badaboom (GPU) and Any Video Converter (CPU, multithreaded). The CPU based software encodes x264 faster, and has more features than badaboom. So what you say is not true for mid level GPUs. Also, I am more comfortable running my CPUs at 95C than my GPU, due to better reliability.

more than 4 years ago
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Nokia Trades Symbian For MeeGo In N-Series Smartphones

mxh83 Re:Hardly premature. (184 comments)

it should read "adopted Android".

more than 4 years ago
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Nokia Trades Symbian For MeeGo In N-Series Smartphones

mxh83 Re:Hardly premature. (184 comments)

Great, I was blocked from responding for 24 hours because this thread took my karma to terrible (Nokia fans are crazy motherfuckers, apparently).

I was referring to the N900. The 5800 is hardly competition for Android or iPhone.

Many people come back to overall market share point and claim Nokia is selling a lot. But Nokia is no more a contender in the top end and it does not make the best phones any more. That's the point I have been trying to make. As for your last part unless you're a brochure shopper anyone will tell you that Apple/ Android phones does a lot more than "one thing" better than Nokia.

And fwiw where did I "tout" Apple? iOS or almost any Android device 1.6 onwards is a far better than anything from Nokia. The other manufacturers accepted it and adopted Apple. Nokia screwed themselves. That's all I have to say on this matter.

more than 4 years ago
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Nokia Trades Symbian For MeeGo In N-Series Smartphones

mxh83 Re:Hardly premature. (184 comments)

So advanced that it doesn't have call type separation? That it has an unresponsive touch screen? that it had to include a stylus?

The *only* good thing I see in the n900 is support for xvid/divx.

BTW there are many slide out keyboard phones, none weigh 180g. N900 is just linux plus phone. Not really usable unless you jack off to terminal.

more than 4 years ago
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Nokia Trades Symbian For MeeGo In N-Series Smartphones

mxh83 Re:Very pleased (184 comments)

yep, that's what I was telling the other guy too. Nokia used to be great, ever since the iphone was launched, (and later android) they have been overtaken by practically everyone else.

more than 4 years ago
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Nokia Trades Symbian For MeeGo In N-Series Smartphones

mxh83 Re:Hardly premature. (184 comments)

You have a reading comprehension problem..

more than 4 years ago
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Nokia Trades Symbian For MeeGo In N-Series Smartphones

mxh83 Re:Very pleased (184 comments)

Sounds like a lot of excuses on the behalf of a product that doesn't cut it. Just cause root is unlocked doesn't make the product great.

Your point about specialized phones would be valid if nokia had some other mass market maemo devices (in addition to N900), which it does not.

BTW, the n900 has sold far from 1 mil, more like 100,000. Even the geeks have jailbroken iPhones and Android phones- why? Cause they're better, more complete products with a thriving eco system around them.

more than 4 years ago
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iPhone 4 News Roundup

mxh83 Re:Left handed (568 comments)

You spend way too much time on slashdot. Whenever I open a story I see a post from you.

more than 4 years ago
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Nokia Trades Symbian For MeeGo In N-Series Smartphones

mxh83 Re:Very pleased (184 comments)

There's no app store because it's a new platform. This will in all probability change when Symbian becomes mid-range and Meego becomes top-range and both use QT for the GUI.

It's unpolished because it's a new platform yet the nerds still wanted to beta test it in their thousands and the platform was later tidied up for mass consumption. I assume we've forgotten Android 1.0?

Android 1.0 failed cause it was not good. Just like the N900.

more than 4 years ago

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"An asteroid wiped out the dinosaurs"

mxh83 mxh83 writes  |  more than 4 years ago

mxh83 (1607017) writes ""A giant asteroid smashing into Earth is the only plausible explanation for the extinction of the dinosaurs, a global scientific team said on Thursday, hoping to settle a row that has divided experts for decades.""
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Ubuntu "Memberships" introduced

mxh83 mxh83 writes  |  more than 4 years ago

mxh83 (1607017) writes "Apparently if you have "sustained" and "significant" contributions to Ubuntu, you can now become an "Ubuntu Member" and get some freebies. According to https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Membership — "While there is no precise period that we look for, it is rare for applications to be accepted from people contributing for less than 6 months."
"It is vital to be well prepared for the meeting. You need to convince the membership board that you have contributed to Ubuntu. "
Have they thought this incentive through? What about recognition for smaller contributors? And who judged what is a "significant" contribution to a community project? There is an interesting interview here: http://www.ubuntu-user.com/Online/Blogs/Amber-Graner-You-in-Ubuntu/2010-Your-Year-for-Ubuntu-Membership"

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Linux Mint 8 “Helena” final released

mxh83 mxh83 writes  |  more than 4 years ago

mxh83 (1607017) writes "Linux Mint 8 final has been released, based on Ubuntu 9.10. I am always surprised by how a project on a much smaller scale can improve on Ubuntu so much that it actually works."
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Mozilla Store Security Breach

mxh83 mxh83 writes  |  more than 4 years ago

mxh83 writes "http://blog.mozilla.com/blog/2009/08/04/mozilla-store-vendor-security-breach/ The alert email says the following among other things: "You should assume the username and password you used on the Mozilla Store has been compromised and take steps to change that password on any other web services you currently use." This bull$hit meant that I had to change my nice strong password for around 20 other sites."

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