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This 1981 BYTE Magazine Cover Explains Why We're So Bad At Tech Predictions

perryizgr8 Re:Surely ironic (275 comments)

Symbian got updates ALL the time.

about a week ago
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Google Chrome Flaw Sets Your PC's Mic Live

perryizgr8 Re:Hardware off switches (152 comments)

moto x already does continuous audio recording and sends it to google. it has a dedicated cpu core just for that. and people are very happy with the functionality :/

about two weeks ago
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Should Microsoft Be Required To Extend Support For Windows XP?

perryizgr8 Re:No. (650 comments)

you should probably read up on these:
1. ASLR
2. UAC
3. BitLocker
4. Kernel patch protection
5. Better process and service sandboxing

about two weeks ago
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Why Movie Streaming Services Are Unsatisfying — and Will Stay That Way

perryizgr8 Re:Business as usual. (323 comments)

ok so just delete it after watching. its gonna consume the same amount of data anyway. and who knows, maybe after the first watch you might wanna keep it for another watch. also, rewind and forward sucks hard on streaming.

about three weeks ago
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Canonical's Troubles With the Free Software Community

perryizgr8 Re:Sadly for Canonical... (155 comments)

1. Unity actually provides some benefits. Like for example full screen zoom on smaller laptop screens.

LOL! full screen zoom! such advanced technology! its only been there in windows and linux for ~15 years.

2. It breaks much less of UI conventions.

no it doesn't. it breaks everything. at least windows has the decency of letting users switch between the desktop and metro.

3. You can actually replace Unity with something else within minutes. (Or you can even install the Ubuntu edition without it.)

forgive me if i don't want a neglected product without any sort of support. and the easily replaceable part is moot, that is a property of linux. if canonical thought they could get away with it, they would have locked that down too.

Oh wait, Mint *is* an Ubuntu-based distro.

yeah, one that cares for and upholds the principles ubuntu was built upon.

about three weeks ago
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Camera Module Problems May Delay Samsung's Galaxy S5

perryizgr8 Re:More evidence of lack of design (70 comments)

Fuck design. SGS5 will whip the collective ass of iphone, htc, xperia, lumia in terms of everything that matters (picture quality, screen quality, display quality, audio quality, connectivity, options, battery life, speed, useful features, power). The lack of design is a statement in itself. It says "Fuck you, you fucking wannabe nerds who really just want 'teh shinys'."

about a month ago
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Camera Module Problems May Delay Samsung's Galaxy S5

perryizgr8 Re: How many megapixels is enough? (70 comments)

Ironically Samsung phones are the most customizable, with a HUGE amount of options and things to tinker with. Nexus phones on the other hand don't let you unlock the bootloader even (without deleting all your data).

about a month ago
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Camera Module Problems May Delay Samsung's Galaxy S5

perryizgr8 Re:Why is the lens still plastic? (70 comments)

I've never seen a camera on a phone that takes anywhere close to to as good pictures as a decent point and shoot digital camera.

SGS4, lumia 1020, Nokia 808 would like a word.

about a month ago
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Recent news events re: Bitcoin ...

perryizgr8 Re:Litecoin is dead! (192 comments)

very meme. much reference. wow.

about a month ago
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Stack Overflow Could Explain Toyota Vehicles' Unintended Acceleration

perryizgr8 Re: Live in a cave (664 comments)

I really don't know. but I think I read in a lot of comments that these new Toyotas use a brake-by-wire system. even the start/stop button doesn't physically control anything, just another signal for the computer.

about 2 months ago
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Stack Overflow Could Explain Toyota Vehicles' Unintended Acceleration

perryizgr8 Re: It's like this (664 comments)

I know that sometimes its difficult to admit that someone you know well may have made such a stupid mistake, but the probability of your father-in-law being confused/mistaken is a lot more than entire teams of engineers at the world's largest car manufacturer fucking up in such a dangerous manner.

about 2 months ago
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Stack Overflow Could Explain Toyota Vehicles' Unintended Acceleration

perryizgr8 Re:Never use any software. (664 comments)

why is recursion so bad? it looks like any other code construct to me.

about 2 months ago
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Stack Overflow Could Explain Toyota Vehicles' Unintended Acceleration

perryizgr8 Re:Live in a cave (664 comments)

but the brake pedal is also just a switch. if the computer is malfunctioning, that can explain the lack of any brake application too.

about 2 months ago
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Update on the March of Progress: How Slashdot's New Look Is Shaping Up

perryizgr8 Re:Can't use the new site (237 comments)

getting the same with ie11 and chrome 32

about 2 months ago
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Update on the March of Progress: How Slashdot's New Look Is Shaping Up

perryizgr8 Re:Feedback (237 comments)

and 80% of the time it's not able to load comments!

about 2 months ago

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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 3 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 4 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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