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Ask Slashdot: Is iOS 8 a Pig?

nogginthenog Re:Alright smart guy (496 comments)

The Nexus 4 was release in November 2012 and will be officially supported in the next Android version L.

2 days ago

Reported iCloud Hack Leaks Hundreds of Private Celebrity Photos

nogginthenog Re:Where are these photos? (336 comments)

I think this is why reddit is so slow today.

about three weeks ago

The 2014 Hugo Awards

nogginthenog Re:Novel (180 comments)

HOWEVER!! The Kindle version which I received was full of typos, missing letters and missing words. There were enough mistakes that it passed through annoying and actually affected my ability to follow the story. To their credit the publisher contacted me directly to apologise and asked for examples of mistakes. I've provided some examples but have not heard back, nor do I know how to verify that current versions of the Kindle book have been fixed.

I don't recall any formatting issues in the version I read.
In the past I bought a (self published, I think) Kindle book that was poorly formatted and Amazon refunded it immediately.

about a month ago

The 2014 Hugo Awards

nogginthenog Re:Novel (180 comments)

I enjoyed Ancillary Justice and am glad Ann Leckie won, but you could tell it's a first novel. Her next novel is out in the next couple of months and will be worth a look at.

about a month ago

Netflix Now Works On Linux With HTML5 DRM Video Support In Chrome

nogginthenog Re:Why is (201 comments)

"Could care less" is like Mick singing "I CAN get no satisfaction".

about a month and a half ago

Driverless Buses Ruled Out For London, For Now

nogginthenog Re:Driverless trains (84 comments)

The Victoria line has driverless trains since the late 60's, but they still have a 'driver' to open and close the doors. Not sure why this can't be done by platform staff, probably a union thing.

about 1 month ago

New Mayhem Malware Targets Linux and UNIX-Like Servers

nogginthenog Re:Derp (168 comments)

Don't forget to add a SSH private key. Also, I was getting *lots* of failed ssh login attempts on my OpenWrt box. Changing the port to a different number helped.

about 2 months ago

Building the Infinite Digital Universe of No Man's Sky

nogginthenog Re:Text adventure game (100 comments)

Only 48K on the ZX Spectrum!

about 3 months ago

Amazon Dispute Now Making Movies Harder To Order

nogginthenog Re:Now wait (210 comments)

Bought a Kindle book that was terribly formatted. There were no spaces between paragraphs so it was confusing as hell. Complained and Amazon refunded me immediately. +1 to Amazon.

about 3 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Do 4G World Phones Exist?

nogginthenog Re:Scotland? (259 comments)

£25/month? There are plenty of cheaper plans with lots of voice/data for around £10.

For example GiffGaff:
£10 per month: 500 UK minutes, Unlimited UK texts, 1 GB Internet
£12 per month: 250 UK minutes, Unlimited texts, Unlimited Internet

about 4 months ago

Thousands of Europeans Petition For Their 'Right To Be Forgotten'

nogginthenog Re:All I'll say... (224 comments)

Unless you want to travel to the USA. Spent convictions do not count and you will not qualify for the visa waiver program.

about 4 months ago

TrueCrypt Website Says To Switch To BitLocker

nogginthenog Re:SourceForge problem? (566 comments)

Good point. I thought that was a bit suspect.

about 4 months ago

SpaceX To Present Manned Dragon Capsule

nogginthenog Re:About time. (128 comments)

I've still got a working Dragon 32. For those that don't know this was a British COCO clone.

about 4 months ago

Russia Bans US Use of Its Rocket Engines For Military Launches

nogginthenog Re:suspend GPS? (522 comments)

GLONASS is the Russian program. It pretty much JUST covers Russia

My Nexus 4 in the UK regularly picks up Glonass GPS satellites. I guess I'm not that far from Russia...

about 4 months ago

Some Users Find Swype Keyboard App Makes 4000+ Location Requests Per Day

nogginthenog Re:It's becoming more and more clear.. (191 comments)

Android can already do this. The Amazon App store and F-Droid (FOSS) are 2 options.

about 5 months ago

Microsoft Posts Source Code For MS-DOS and Word For Windows

nogginthenog Re:Why are they posting old source code? (224 comments)

32bit Windows 8 can still run DOS apps. There's got to be some DOS 6.22 code in there.

about 6 months ago

Mozilla Scraps Firefox For Windows 8, Citing Low Adoption of Metro

nogginthenog Re:Good (200 comments)

You missed Win95 & Windows 2000.

about 6 months ago


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