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Google Explains Why WebView Vulnerability Will Go Unpatched On Android 4.3

perryizgr8 Re:The solution is obvious (577 comments)

It is fine if you value design and build quality above usability, updates, battery life and features. But then you don't have a right to complain later that you aren't getting updates. You knew exactly what you were buying the HTC for: design and build quality. You got that. Be happy. Don't whine about updates. If you cared even a bit about functionality, you wouldn't have got an HTC.

2 days ago
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Windows 10 IE With Spartan Engine Performance Vs. Chrome and Firefox

perryizgr8 Re: The problem is the interface (172 comments)

Why is having a menu bar and title bar standard? Even Microsoft's own programs do not have title bar (Internet Explorer) or menu bar (Office) sometimes.

2 days ago
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Google Explains Why WebView Vulnerability Will Go Unpatched On Android 4.3

perryizgr8 Re:The solution is obvious (577 comments)

I've got an HTC...

Stopped reading after this. If you buy HTC, you deserve the shit you get. Galaxy S3 was released alongside HTC One S and it is upgradable to jelly bean.

2 days ago
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Windows 10 IE With Spartan Engine Performance Vs. Chrome and Firefox

perryizgr8 Re: The problem is the interface (172 comments)

What is not standard in it? Windows has always been chaotic in interfaces. What do you want chrome to do? Bring in the ribbon menu?

2 days ago
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Windows 10 IE With Spartan Engine Performance Vs. Chrome and Firefox

perryizgr8 Re:The problem is the interface (172 comments)

Chrome has proper aero interface on Win7. You posted a screenshot of qupzilla on win7 and chrome on win xp.

3 days ago
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Ars: Samsung Gear VR Is Today's Best Virtual Reality

perryizgr8 Re:What ever happened to quality reviewing? (74 comments)

Samsung developed this with Oculus. And DK2 uses the same screen. I expect many techniques from Oculus' research to be present here too.

about two weeks ago
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Ars: Samsung Gear VR Is Today's Best Virtual Reality

perryizgr8 Re:Dizziness (74 comments)

DK2 uses a Galaxy Note 4 screen. So GearVR is good in that sense. Though I doubt the phone can push out pixels as fast as your PC.

about two weeks ago
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How We'll Program 1000 Cores - and Get Linus Ranting, Again

perryizgr8 Re:Pullin' a Gates? (449 comments)

Everyone except Firefox is doing just that. How the mighty have fallen. Firefox was the one that brought down the evil IE.

about two weeks ago
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How We'll Program 1000 Cores - and Get Linus Ranting, Again

perryizgr8 Re:Pullin' a Gates? (449 comments)

Adding 12 more cores to your quad core is not going to make the desktop perform better.

Why, though? Why can't they separate things involved in loading a single page? Like network, static images, css, javascript, WebGL, etc. Each gets their own core. Won't that speed up the loading?

about two weeks ago
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Gunmen Kill 12, Wound 7 At French Magazine HQ

perryizgr8 Re:Video (1350 comments)

Oh wait... none of the police were armed.

WTF?! Police were not armed?

about three weeks ago
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India Blocks Code Sharing Websites On Anti-Terror Advisory

perryizgr8 Re:Yes, let's destroy our fastest growing industry (78 comments)

Hey, the block will take about a week to get enforced here! I can still access each one of those at my home, office and mobile. India is slow. And mark my words, nobody gives two shits about this block. Those who care about github, will still be able to access it. At least I will. We have had dailymotion blocked for months. I didn't even know until yesterday when everybody went up in arms about github. Because dailymotion never went down for me.

Incompetency pervades everything here. The ones ordering the block did it because they are incompetent. The ones supposed to enforce it are also incompetent.

about a month ago
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India Faces Its First Major Net Neutrality Issue

perryizgr8 Re:Another perspective (61 comments)

This is the wrong way to think about this. We have had 'Facebook' plans and 'Whatsapp' plans. They do not violate net neutrality because they do not offer internet access. Now, Airtel says that the 'Internet' plans will not cover Whatsapp, Skype, Viber, etc. This is a net neutrality violation.

about a month ago
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India Faces Its First Major Net Neutrality Issue

perryizgr8 Re:kill the managers (61 comments)

do it with extreme violence and put all on video

I guess you are confusing India with Pakistan?

about a month ago
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India Faces Its First Major Net Neutrality Issue

perryizgr8 Re:Airtel = Crappy (61 comments)

Service is pretty much the best out there. Dunno how you got this experience. I called them once my fiber broadband wasn't working at 1 am in the night and they sent a technician in 2-3 hours. Others probably won't even receive your call.

about a month ago

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Scientists create bacteria with expanded DNA code

perryizgr8 perryizgr8 writes  |  about 9 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 3 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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