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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.

2 days 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 week 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 week 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 a week 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 two weeks 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 two weeks 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 two weeks 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 three weeks 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 three weeks ago
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Free Copy of the Sims 2 Contains SecuROM

perryizgr8 Re:Does anyone have a link (234 comments)

https://ThePirateBay.se

ftfy if you are in india (:

about three weeks ago
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What percentage of your media consumption is streamed?

perryizgr8 Re:Tricky (152 comments)

and there is the question of time and data too. when i watch locally, its usually 1080p. when i watch youtube, i usually set it to 480p because of my slow internet. so even though i might watch more youtube in terms of the time watched, the data transfered is way less than local 1080p content.

about three weeks ago
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Linus Torvalds: "GCC 4.9.0 Seems To Be Terminally Broken"

perryizgr8 Re:Not just version 4.9 (739 comments)

the problem is not kernel-debugging, the problem is debugging bugs caused by the compiler misrepresenting your c code in assembly.

about three weeks ago
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Favorite "Go!" Phrase?

perryizgr8 wtf (701 comments)

wtf is a "Go! phrase"?

about 1 month ago
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US Senator Blasts Microsoft's H-1B Push As It Lays 18,000 Off Workers

perryizgr8 Re: "As it lays 18,000 off workers" (529 comments)

amen to all of that. its a huge problem here in india, i hope it doesn't catch on in the us too. and if nadella does indulge in stuff like hiring stupid guys just because they would work for peanuts, he deserves all the hate. but my point is, traditionally microsoft has NOT done this. they hire only the best, regardless of the ethnicity of the employee being hired. and they pay them more or less at par with americans.

about a month ago
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US Senator Blasts Microsoft's H-1B Push As It Lays 18,000 Off Workers

perryizgr8 Re:"As it lays 18,000 off workers" (529 comments)

yeah, i'm unable to capitalize. see here's a capital 'a'. oops, just can't seem to press shift together with any other key.

about a month ago
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US Senator Blasts Microsoft's H-1B Push As It Lays 18,000 Off Workers

perryizgr8 Re:"As it lays 18,000 off workers" (529 comments)

Given that you apparently do not know what a capital letter is...

thanks for the personal attack, and a blatantly stupid one at that. yeah, i got thru 12+4 years of english education without coming across a capital letter.

Furthermore, I think that your English comprehension skills are lacking, due to your claim of "racism" being present. Nobody cares that Indians are Indians. Nobody cares what color their skin is.

it's a matter of opinion. i guess a troll wouldn't be able to comprehend that.

blah blah...call center...blah blah

this is not about call centers based in india, this is about indians being hired to work inside the us. again, your hatred (racism?) is eclipsing your comprehension skills.

about a month ago
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US Senator Blasts Microsoft's H-1B Push As It Lays 18,000 Off Workers

perryizgr8 Re: "As it lays 18,000 off workers" (529 comments)

The truth is that the American worker is realizing that his talent is not so unique anymore. People educated in India can and do exceed the level of American born, American educated guys. And that truth is obviously hard to swallow.

about a month ago
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US Senator Blasts Microsoft's H-1B Push As It Lays 18,000 Off Workers

perryizgr8 Re:"As it lays 18,000 off workers" (529 comments)

i don't get this whole racism against indians thing. i am an indian, english is my second language. i am in the 99th percentile according to the gre verbal test. microsoft ceo is a guy completely educated in india. you think he is worse than the thousands of american microsoft employees?

about a month ago
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US Senator Blasts Microsoft's H-1B Push As It Lays 18,000 Off Workers

perryizgr8 Re:Free market economy (529 comments)

regulation would work in reducing immigrant workers, but microsoft would simply move whole divisions overseas. in totality, us jobs will decrease, not increase. i would think that inviting the smartest people from other countries and letting them create wealth inside the us would be better than less jobs in the us.

about a month ago
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World Health Organization Calls For Decriminalization of Drug Use

perryizgr8 Re:No public drug use (474 comments)

i think they mean 'its so good that people just can't stop playing it' when they say their game is addictive. the addiction of heroin might be a completely different kind.

about a month ago

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Scientists create bacteria with expanded DNA code

perryizgr8 perryizgr8 writes  |  about 3 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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