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World's Smallest 3G Module Will Connect Everything To the Internet

perryizgr8 Re:IOT (117 comments)

Last I heard, Berg was gonna shut down.

2 days ago
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BlackBerry Launches Square-Screened Passport Phone

perryizgr8 Re:WTF? (189 comments)

Probably things like this prevent HTC from growing their marketshare inspite of making good phones.

about a week ago
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Mangalyaan Successfully Put Into Mars Orbit

perryizgr8 Re:Outsourced (173 comments)

This is such a good idea.

about a week ago
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Debian Switching Back To GNOME As the Default Desktop

perryizgr8 Re:Debian GNOME needs some attention (395 comments)

This is right. It feels unnatural, and fucks up my entire flow. It induces the same feeling you get when you use Windows 8, only much more intense. It makes me uncomfortable and I don't care how shiny/user-friendly it is or why or why not.

about a week ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is iOS 8 a Pig?

perryizgr8 Re:Alright smart guy (504 comments)

* With an Android device, the manufacturer outright abandons updating the phone the moment their next handset is on sale. (Samsung seems to be the worst about this, but, even Google has done it to stock Nexus phones.)

This is wrong. Samsung supports its S series devices (S2, S3, S4, etc) for a looooooong time. S2 got updates till KitKat. And with every update it got faster, not slower. They even back ported some of the features they introduced on later devices (Smart Stay, etc).

Nexus devices have guaranteed updates (on the same day of announcement, too) for 18 months. The new Android One handsets also have guaranteed updates. It should be noted that these updates are from Google so they are very quick and very frequent, sometimes to the brink of annoyance.

about two weeks ago
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KDE's UI To Bend Toward Simplicity

perryizgr8 Re:Repeat history (184 comments)

That actually looks like an improvement on Win7. Are these guys idiots? Why was this not Win8?

about two weeks ago
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If Tesla Can Run Its Gigafactory On 100% Renewables, Why Can't Others?

perryizgr8 Expense (444 comments)

Tesla is selling $100k cars, while other battery factories make batteries for $100 phones and $500 laptops. Maybe it is too expensive for them to set up a fully renewable process.

about three weeks ago
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Apple Reveals the Most Common Reasons That It Rejects Apps

perryizgr8 Re:None of Their Busness (132 comments)

Chess is not compliant with the Apple User Policy 4.3.6:

Thou shalt assume that the user is a dumb fuck.

about a month ago
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Apple Reveals the Most Common Reasons That It Rejects Apps

perryizgr8 Re:The guidelines used to be paywalled (132 comments)

So how would Dropbox work? New account every time you install? Kind of useless as a cloud storage app, though.

about a month ago
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Gmail Now Rejects Emails With Misleading Combinations of Unicode Characters

perryizgr8 Why are we still blocking spam ? (79 comments)

Google, if you set up a white listed email system, my friends and family will happily sign up.

They did, it's called Google+. Nobody seems to like it.

about a month and a half ago
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China Smartphone Maker Xiaomi Apologizes For Unauthorized Data Access

perryizgr8 Re:More flies with honey... (64 comments)

They probably use the phone numbers in the address book and see if the users of phones with those numbers are online. This is probably the most non-invasive ways to do this.

about a month and a half ago
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China Smartphone Maker Xiaomi Apologizes For Unauthorized Data Access

perryizgr8 Re:Apologies not accepted (64 comments)

I really want to install XPrivacy but it requires Xposed. And I have had a really bad experience with Xposed. It literally burns through my battery sometimes. Specially on boot, like 90% to 70% in a couple of minutes, plus burning my hand. The tragedy is that so many Xposed modules are so incredibly useful.

about a month and a half ago
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Microsoft Surface Drowning?

perryizgr8 Re:Pull the plug on RT (337 comments)

Even when I connect my bluetooth keyboard to my nexus 7, the apps themselves are under-featured. Microsoft Office is light-years ahead. Suppose you want to make a spreadsheet with names of all months. In Excel, you can type "January" and drag to autofill. I could not do this in any android or iOS app. I tried a lot. Even if it is possible, it is very hard to find out how to do it.
PS: On Android, Polaris is much better than Google's own Office-clones (whatever they are calling them this month). I got the pro version bundled with my S4.

about 1 month ago
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Microsoft Surface Drowning?

perryizgr8 Re:Love my Pro (337 comments)

What is with all the hate?

You seem to be new here.

about 1 month ago
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Microsoft Surface Drowning?

perryizgr8 Re:Pull the plug on RT (337 comments)

But then again, I haven't seen an actual satisfactory word processor, spreadsheets, compiler on any touch device (iOS/Android). All the available ones are, to put it bluntly, shit. Even the ones created by Apple and Google themselves. I think Metro apps are not supposed to be full blown apps, they are supposed to be like iPad apps. Just a nice frame to pull data off the web, or games.

about 1 month ago
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Microsoft Surface Drowning?

perryizgr8 Re:Pull the plug on RT (337 comments)

Why can't a touchscreen support context menus (right-click menus)? Android does it pretty elegantly, via long touch. And don't forget that Win8 was built from the ground up to support touch, the entire metro interface is great with a touchscreen.
just because it is capable enough to run a parallel full desktop interface doesn't mean the whole thing is stupid, it means it is trying to be 2 things at once. And that can be a brilliant thing, if you manage to pull it off.

about 1 month ago
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Google+ Photos To Be Separated From Google+

perryizgr8 Re:android games (114 comments)

in games that allow it, i choose to login thru fb than g+. because that allows me to play against my friends with iphone or the rare windows phone. but yeah, except this, there is no other use for g+.

about a month ago
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Student Uses Oculus Rift and Kinect To Create Body Swap Illusion

perryizgr8 Re:LOL ... (88 comments)

those electrical stimulators mildly shock muscles to force a friend to mirror the user's movements). It's an imperfect system

LOL, what could possibly go wrong?

There's a super(hero|villain) origin story in here waiting to happen.

VR, dodgy electrical shocks, a budding young scientist, a Microsoft product and Facebook... quick, someone should sell this to Marvel. =)

you forgot :P

about 2 months ago

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Scientists create bacteria with expanded DNA code

perryizgr8 perryizgr8 writes  |  about 5 months ago

perryizgr8 (1370173) writes "Biologists have managed to create a bacteria with DNA made of the usual A-T, C-G plus an artificial third base pair, thus encoding more data in DNA.

"This shows that other solutions to storing information are possible and takes us closer to an expanded-DNA biology that will have many exciting applications — from new medicines to new kinds of nanotechnology," said Romesberg.

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4.74 degrees of separation

perryizgr8 perryizgr8 writes  |  more than 2 years ago

perryizgr8 (1370173) writes "Facebook Data Team has taken all the friends data of everyone on Facebook and analyzed it, finding out the shortest distance between every two persons. They can now confidently say that the aerage degree of separation between any two humans is 4.74, not six as previously claimed by various entities.
I'm a bit unnerved by the fact that any facebook employee can gain access to every user's data, privacy settings be dammed."

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Security Implications of ipad Breach

perryizgr8 perryizgr8 writes  |  more than 4 years ago

perryizgr8 writes "Seems like the full ramifications of the leak are just beginning to be realized:

What can be done with that secret ID? Quite a lot, it turns out. The IMSI is sent by the phone to the network when first signing on to the network; it's used by the network to figure out which call should be routed where. With someone else's IMSI, an attacker can determine the person's name and phone number, and even track his or her position. It also opens the door to active attacks—creating fake cell towers that a victim's phone will connect to, enabling every call and text message to be eavesdropped.

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Microsoft copies Wolfram Alpha with Kumo

perryizgr8 perryizgr8 writes  |  more than 5 years ago

perryizgr8 writes "So here's another rip-off by Microsoft. Paul Thurrott says:

Microsoft today revealed that its next generation Windows Live Search engine will be branded as Bing, confirming widespread rumors. The service, which is being tested under the codename "Kumo," will replace Windows Live Search later this year, Microsoft says. A public beta is expected June 3. Of course, Microsoft's search engine has never done particularly well in the market against entrenched competitors like Google and Yahoo!. So the software giant is recasting Bing as a "decision engine" rather than a general search engine, a service that help people make decisions with more confidence. And Microsoft has settled on a number of popular but more complex search types that it says will differentiate it from the competition. These include shopping, travel, news, health, maps, images and video.

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