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Delivering Malicious Android Apps Hidden In Image Files

oji-sama Re:android = windows (109 comments)

Any application that requires Windows XP Mode, SUA, or more than 16 GB of RAM will work only on Windows 7 Pro and Ultimate according to this table.

So... some video editing programs won't be able to access more thatn 16 GB RAM on home? Some business applications may work better on the XP virtual machine (XP Mode) than in the native 7? SUA won't be coming with Windows anymore as it has been deprecated, so perhaps that should count. However, could you not run Cygwin instead?

So does any application that is accessed remotely through Remote Desktop.

That seems rather convoluted way of stating that you cannot access the computer through Remote Desktop and would have to install vnc or something to do it...

yesterday
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Despite Patent Settlement, Apple Pulls Bose Merchandise From Its Stores

oji-sama Re:They are competitors (324 comments)

They do sell headphones from several other manufacturers though. They only dropped Bose.

3 days ago
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Adobe Spies On Users' eBook Libraries

oji-sama Re:Adobe has an ereader app? (150 comments)

They probably added that functionality to try to identify copies made of files borrowed from those libraries. When all you borrowed is data, there's no way to prove you didn't copy the data.

Yeah, except the DRM prevents you opening the file after it has expired. (At least for most people, I don't know if it has been cracked.)

about two weeks ago
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Apple To Face $350 Million Trial Over iPod DRM

oji-sama Re: This is typical of the "Jobs era" Apple (135 comments)

Right, but that's not what the OP was talking about - the argument was that the iPod was inferior because you couldn't organise your music manually (even though you actually can), and that "files in in a folder" was superior to "letting the iPod handle where the files are and using a database/m3u style method" to address and play them was somehow inferior because Apple.

What you are describing with m3u files *is exactly how the iPod works*. The only difference is that the iPod also copies the music files for you, you don't have to drag them onto the iPod yourself (although you absolutely can manage them on your hard drive yourself, despite what people on slashdot will try to tell you).

OP said: "Ever noticed every MP3 player on the market can be plugged into your computer and you can browse the music files as if it were an external hard drive"

Your interpretation of this is curious.

about two weeks ago
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Lost Opportunity? Windows 10 Has the Same Minimum PC Requirements As Vista

oji-sama Are you even listening to yourself? (554 comments)

I'm pretty sure that the limit ensures that you can actually do stuff with the computer, not just run the OS.

about three weeks ago
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Mystery Gamer Makes Millions Moving Markets In Japan

oji-sama Re:See mom? (113 comments)

Percentage wise he made less than 0.40%!!! The Nikkei stock exchange went up 57% in 2013 in Japan but he only made 0.40% (yes, you see that correctly, less than half of one percent) so no I will not back down from my statement that he is an idiot with ADD. The article does not state how big his trading account is so I had to use the $15 billion total figure for my calculation but nonetheless I'm safely assuming that he must be trading with a few hundred million dollars alone to reach trillions in trading volume.

Why is that a safe assumption? 15000000 / 54000000 = ~278. Thus one 54 million trade a day is way more than enough to get high trade volume. 41 trades one million dollar each a day would also be enough. I would guess the actual trade amount would be somewhere between those values.

Unless I managed to fail my calculations.

about three weeks ago
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Apple Locks iPhone 6/6+ NFC To Apple Pay Only

oji-sama Re:Only payments? (336 comments)

Well yes, but when you have several devices, the easy pairing is rather nice feature. And no, it's not 'whatever form of NFC', the payment video had a standard NFC capable reader.

"NFC offers a low-speed connection with extremely simple setup, and can be used to bootstrap more capable wireless connections." See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/N...

about a month ago
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Apple Locks iPhone 6/6+ NFC To Apple Pay Only

oji-sama Only payments? (336 comments)

I guess that drops iPhone from consideration, as my NFC enabled speakers and headphones would lose their point.

about a month ago
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What To Expect With Windows 9

oji-sama Aero Or Go Home (545 comments)

Nah. It took a long time to get used to the flatness of Windows 8 (and still looks boring), but the level of transparency in W7 is in my opinion too high (after getting used to 8). Pity they went nuts fixing it.

about a month ago
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Russian Military Forces Have Now Invaded Ukraine

oji-sama Re: Send in the drones! (848 comments)

Right. Which was about a third of the country, and precisely the people that would have voted the other way.

If I recall correctly, based on the polls before all this happened, more than 50% of those areas were happy to stay Ukrainian. Of course, voting while armed pro-Russians stay around the see-through ballot boxes might have skewed the final results (as happened in Crimea). However, they didn't allow the voting to happen, so the point is moot...

about 2 months ago
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Judge Lucy Koh Rejects Apple's Quest For Anti-Samsung Injunction

oji-sama Re:I don't understand the injunction (30 comments)

"Apple still wanted the infringing features extirpated from American stores, and was seeking to have phones nobody bought banned as ammo for future battles."

about 2 months ago
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Apple Begins Storing Chinese User Data On Servers In China

oji-sama Re:Offshore (92 comments)

"the encryption keys will be stored off-shore" is different from "the encryption keys will be stored off-shore for ever"

Indeed, as you need the key every time the data is read...

about 2 months ago
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Satellite Images Show Russians Shelling Ukraine

oji-sama Re:Methane Anyone? (582 comments)

It may take some time for people in EU to realize their gas prices going up. When they do see the bill rise, they will blame Russia easily enough.

I think you have this backwards. I believe it is a question on how dangerous/blameful Europe sees Russia, and exactly how big the bill from switching the supplier will be...

about 3 months ago
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Linus Torvalds: "GCC 4.9.0 Seems To Be Terminally Broken"

oji-sama Re:I know you're trying to be funny, but... (739 comments)

His manner is coarse

It's not "coarse", it's abusive. Namecalling, mocking, ridicule, hyperbole. That's abuse.

If you read the message, you may have noticed that he called the code shit, not any person coding it. Same with all other colorful language. I wouldn't get offended.

about 3 months ago
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Bill Watterson (briefly) Returns To Comics

oji-sama Re:If only Bill Waterson inspired other cartoonist (119 comments)

Technically it is an opposite of a fan. Not that that really changes your point. I believe I smiled because of the absurdity. Perhaps because I had just been reminded of the world of Calvin and Hobbes. The person in the strip has a fantastic idea which is then shot down by a stupid pun by a talking windmill. Could be that partial reason for the smile is the appearance of the windmill itself, as windmills have made several appearances in xkcd in different contexts.

But yes, you disliked it, I enjoyed it, XKCD hopefully goes on.

about 4 months ago
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Bill Watterson (briefly) Returns To Comics

oji-sama Re:If only Bill Waterson inspired other cartoonist (119 comments)

Its not 'wordplay'; its a cheap pun. A big fan says its not a big fan. I really like XKCD, but that was terrible.

Windmills do not make great fans.

about 4 months ago
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Bill Watterson (briefly) Returns To Comics

oji-sama Re:hmmm (119 comments)

I don't agree with this. I don't think he is personally all that famous, rather his work is famous.. And while I am not a huge fan, I am a fan nevertheless, and personally got rather good value (enjoyment, joy) for my money... Good enough that I consider the idea that Watterson should give a little back kind of offensive towards the man himself.

about 4 months ago
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Bill Watterson (briefly) Returns To Comics

oji-sama Re:If only Bill Waterson inspired other cartoonist (119 comments)

Yet XKCD keeps producing great moments, which is why I keep reading it. And the wordplay and the naivety in the 1378 was at least smile worthy. (Personally I didn't enjoy the previous one.)

about 4 months ago
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Mad Cow Disease Blamed For Patient's Death In Texas

oji-sama Re:Of course they have no concerns, they don't tes (132 comments)

They take a sample from every herd, because even if it would only add $0.01/lb of beef, would there actually be time to analyze all 33M slaughtered head of beef every year?

In Finland they check every healthy specimen over 30 moths old and sick ones that are over 24 months old at time of slaughter. Texas might have a cow or two more, but something something economics of scale might be of some help.

Anyway, beef has been big business in the US for a long time. Why is (according to the Minnesota Dept of Health) the disease rate still 1/1,000,000 per year? http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/idepc/diseases/cjd/cjd.html

I honestly hope the disease rate stays low.

about 4 months ago

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