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Taking Action For Free JavaScript

pairo Re:Gosh!!! (318 comments)

Because definitely the main purpose of minifying is to obfuscate code...

about a year ago

Taking Action For Free JavaScript

pairo Re: Gosh!!! (318 comments)

I seriously doubt anyone would object to your last point. Myself, I'd be proud if you picked my code (were I to actually stoop to writing JavaScript) to masturbate over.

about a year ago

Boston Replacing Microsoft Exchange With Google Apps

pairo Re:How well does Google Business work for calendar (251 comments)

Don't know what Exchange offers, but it's easy to share calendars (dunno if you can make a calendar private and only allow a group of people to view it, without manually adding the people one by one, but yeah), for people to view others' calendars, and to find 'free time for all'.

about a year ago

Apple Hides Samsung Apology So It Can't Be Seen Without Scrolling

pairo Re:OK, stick a fork in them, they're done. (743 comments)

I still remember laughing ecstatically at the big bad Pentium's FDIV bug that was taking down all the brand new PCs my hall mates were buying.

What the fuck are you talking about?

about 2 years ago

Navigating the Vast Ocean of Open Source

pairo Re:Biggest problem: support, customization (23 comments)

What you're saying is that if you call the company behind a closed source, they'll be happy to take your money and develop your feature?

about 2 years ago

The Truth About Hiring "Rock Star" Developers

pairo Re:Troll Indeed (487 comments)

Sounds like your employer/colleagues were pieces of shit. Doesn't necessarily mean that's the norm, or that you can't find better. But, keep on fighting the good fight, sir!

about 2 years ago

Google Caught Misbehaving By Kenyan Startup

pairo Re:Do no evil indeed (383 comments)

Only, McDonalds is mostly a franchise. But, yeah, sure.

more than 2 years ago

Techrights Recommends An Apple Boycott

pairo Re:Not about language preferences (542 comments)

On the first point, since Android is open source and I can't download all of that source either I see no reason why the partial codebase of iOS does not qualify.

You can download all of Android's sources.

Where can I download Moto-Blur?

Moto-blur is not Android, it's a replacement UI developed by Motorola. Which, btw, is not as easy to do in iOS (and probably a breach of contract).

the second is at least a questionable claim, given that language preferences vary so much.

That has nothing to do with it. The fact is Objective-C make code injection incredibly easy, which means it's much easier to hook into and modify specific parts of existing applications.

It's not about language preference, it's about a specific side effect of iOS software being written in Objective-C.

But then again, that's not exactly allowed, is it?

more than 2 years ago

Andrew Tanenbaum On Minix, Linux, BSD, and Licensing

pairo Re:The BSD community just doesn't accept stupidity (480 comments)

Unless you're using the old BSD license (with the advertising clause), BSD is compatible with GPL. And as far as I know, pretty much everyone moved away from that.

more than 2 years ago

Skilled Readers Recognize Words By Shape

pairo Re:Interesting... (420 comments)

I'll be reading a book and then realise I've been on auto-pilot for the last 3 pages and actually have no recollection of what I just read.

That happens to me too, but what makes it especially annoying is that when I re-read, I recognize it and slowly start remembering what I read.

more than 2 years ago

Are Power Users Too Cool For Ubuntu Unity?

pairo Maybe they think Unity is good (798 comments)

because they cannot track the bugs people report against the package in that piece of shit launchpad.

more than 2 years ago

Mastercard, Visa To Help Target Ads

pairo Re:Do not want (222 comments)

How exactly do you buy things ONLINE?

With a debit card.

more than 2 years ago

French Court Orders ISP To Block Police Misconduct Website

pairo Re:Poor understanding of English (178 comments)

My point was, integrity (values/moral, figurative definition) of policemen works just as well as the literal one. If anything, integrity as being whole, seems to me would apply better to the police corps, not to an individual: intégrité, nom féminin Sens 1 Etat d'une chose qui n'a pas été altérée Chose means thing, and while you can apply this to a person, it just sounds weird. But, we're just splitting hairs here. :-P

more than 2 years ago

French Court Orders ISP To Block Police Misconduct Website

pairo Privacy? (178 comments)

My French is very rusty and google translate doesn't work with https (and I'm too lazy to copy paste everything by hand), but from what I saw, it has photos and names, no addresses, phone numbers or shoesize. It also had screenshots of facebook with them saying they hate non white people and similar for a couple of them.
The article is misleading, yes. But so is saying they're disclosing personal oh-so-sensitive information.

more than 2 years ago

Father of SSL Talks Serious Security Turkey

pairo Re:tl;dr: new trust model rumor (74 comments)

How would that help if an attacker can inject/remove data, not only sniff it?

more than 2 years ago

Stunning Time Lapse of the Earth From the ISS

pairo Re:Awesome Lightning (180 comments)

Agreed - hard to believe this is from still frames.

Just like it's hard to believe any movie is made up by still frames?

more than 2 years ago

Aaron Computer Rental Firm Spies On Users

pairo Re:you can't consent to child porn (510 comments)

You do know that's not how the numbers you're talking about work, right?

more than 3 years ago

The Great Firewall of Europe

pairo Re:EU turning into US? (191 comments)

It is illegal to do that in Romania. As it is to deny that the Holocaust happened.

more than 3 years ago


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