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New iOS Keylogging Vulnerability Discovered

rehtonAesoohC Re:Linux and windows have vulnerabilities (72 comments)

You can't assume that because android also has multi-tasking that it also has a security vulnerability... It's a completely different system with completely different designs. That's like saying that because an apple has skin that you should also eat people too.

about 10 months ago
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What The DHS Is Looking For In Your Posts

rehtonAesoohC I got it! (278 comments)

I know why they are terrorist looking for those bomb seemingly nuclear innocuous words!

I think jihad maybe someone is just really sensitive to social network sites creating terror plots nerve agent. I know sometimes I plume overreact when I see something Center for Disease Control (CDC) that I don't really understand swine, and maybe we should give them a little slack Abu Sayyaf.

more than 2 years ago
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Google Launches Nexus S Phone In UK and US

rehtonAesoohC Re:In reality, not a whole lot... (202 comments)

The UI for it isn't always great or consistent

Yeah that's exactly what I was referring to. For instance, in the GMail application, you have to go to Menu --> More --> Select Text.

In Gingerbread, you will be able to do a long-press on any app to bring up the Text Selection menu. It isn't this way in 2.2.1 and earlier.

about 4 years ago
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Google Launches Nexus S Phone In UK and US

rehtonAesoohC Re:In reality, not a whole lot... (202 comments)

Yeah, they released 2.3 to pacify us until 3.0 comes out.

But I'm really wondering what changes will be in 3.0 that they will use to WOW people, or if Honeycomb will be way more geared toward tablets...

about 4 years ago
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Google Launches Nexus S Phone In UK and US

rehtonAesoohC In reality, not a whole lot... (202 comments)

Maybe this is a Gingerbread gripe moreso than a Nexus S gripe, but there aren't that many great features added.

No phones have an NFC chip at all, so uh... thanks? Also, the Nexus S isn't geared towards gaining consumers, I think it's more geared towards developers. The big things that are great are:

1) Text Selection (FINALLY!)
2) VoIP and SIP stack (yeahhhhhh! Incoming video chat apps)
3) New dalvik improvements for speed.

Everything else is fluff.

about 4 years ago
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Did the Windows Phone 7 Bomb In the US?

rehtonAesoohC Re:It's not about initial sales (609 comments)

My fiance likes it when I play the slow and steady game too, so I can tell you from experience that it is the best game.

And will get off in the long run.

Pay off.

more than 4 years ago
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"Skinput" Turns Your Body Into Your I/O

rehtonAesoohC Re:Old News (56 comments)

And the method you described works wonders with all types of human interaction noises, IE: nagging wife. Skinput does not.

more than 4 years ago
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StarCraft II Closed Beta Begins

rehtonAesoohC FOR THE HORDE! (268 comments)

Oh wait, wrong game...

Entaro Tassadar! Ahh yeah that's the right game. Does anyone know if the closed beta is under a restrictive NDA?

Also, knowing Blizzard's excessive tinkering, and the fact that we are already almost halfway through the first half (50% of 50%) of 2010, I find it highly unlikely that the game will be released "in the first half of 2010."

more than 4 years ago
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Google To Pay $500 For Bugs Found In Chromium

rehtonAesoohC Here's an idea! (175 comments)

What they should really do is up the dollar amount by a small margin every time someone finds a bug and is rewarded - maybe on a logarithmic curve?

The idea being that once more and more bugs are discovered, the number of bugs left to discover will diminish, and people will have less incentive to find bugs, even though major flaws may still exist in some form. So the one person who finds the whopper of a bug five years from now could get $100,000...

more than 4 years ago
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Has Apple Created the Perfect Board Game Platform?

rehtonAesoohC And here is what Apple does marvelously! (531 comments)

I have karma to burn, so what the hey.

Apple doesn't create innovative products anymore. They've created a platform where they shift the onus of innovation onto their userbase, and then hope that people submit ideas and apps that are innovative, thereby reaping the benefit. Fairly genius move actually, but it reminds me of one of the best comedic movies ever: Tommy Boy.

If you want me to take a dump in a box and mark it guaranteed, I will - I got spare time...

Everyone, buy an iPad so we can all keep eating shit in a box from Apple!

more than 4 years ago
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Is Programming a Lucrative Profession?

rehtonAesoohC Re:I don't have a degree... (844 comments)

Don't let age be a factor!

I'm 25 (turn 26 in July)

more than 4 years ago
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Is Programming a Lucrative Profession?

rehtonAesoohC Re:I don't have a degree... (844 comments)

Interesting! That is basically exactly what happened to me. I first started working at $46k or so, stayed there for 4 years, then got a better offer for a different company at $70k for one year, and then moved on to a new company now at $90k. The first job is always the slippery one, but once you get enough years of experience to equal a degree for HR not to throw a fit, I have found most hiring managers don't care.

more than 4 years ago
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Is Programming a Lucrative Profession?

rehtonAesoohC I don't have a degree... (844 comments)

...and my salary is $90,000.

I work in the Washington DC area, and something like only 1% of programmers in this area are employed with no degree, but it can be done, and lack of a degree doesn't have to have an impact on salary. It certainly can, but it all depends on the company you choose to work for.

more than 4 years ago
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Asus DR-570 E-Reader To Bring OLED Display

rehtonAesoohC Re:Missing the E-ink point. (70 comments)

Well, that and the screen doesn't have to refresh. I absolutely love reading books on my Nook, and I have found that I tear through e-books much faster than paperbacks. I know for a fact that if I had to read on an LCD or OLED screen even, I wouldn't be able to read for extended periods of time, and I would just go back to reading real books...

more than 4 years ago
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Microsoft To Ship Emergency IE Patch

rehtonAesoohC I have the patch details: (187 comments)

It uninstalls all versions of Internet Explorer and installs Firefox with Adblock pre-installed.

Bravo Microsoft!

more than 4 years ago
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FTL Currents May Power Pulsar Beams

rehtonAesoohC I'm from the future! (236 comments)

I have come back in time using the faster than light technology developed from pulsar beams in the year 2010 to tell the world NOT TO DEVELOP THE TECHNOLOGY!

Everyone just zips around everywhere and the infrastructure of the world crumbles. Don't let it happen to you!

more than 4 years ago
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Checking In On Project Natal

rehtonAesoohC Re:Sport (186 comments)

Fast-forward to 30 years from now.

If you told a geek 30 years ago that millions of ordinary people would be able to do these things without using complicated devices, he would have laughed at you. Yet here we are.

See what I did there?

more than 4 years ago
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Checking In On Project Natal

rehtonAesoohC Re:Sport (186 comments)

An earlier article said that Natal was accurate down to 3 centimeters... As long as they're accurate within 10 inches, it would work for me! =P

more than 4 years ago
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NASA Satellite Looks For Response From Dead Mars Craft

rehtonAesoohC Marvin the Martian (152 comments)

The message NASA will receive probably won't be sent from the dead Mars lander... most likely it will be something like:

...going to blow up Earth. It obstructs my view of Venus!

more than 4 years ago

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Blizzard hiring for StarCraft MMO?

rehtonAesoohC rehtonAesoohC writes  |  more than 7 years ago Browsing through the Blizzard job opportunities web site yielded some interesting information. On the right side of this page there are several jobs posted with a "Top Secret" icon, but several of the job titles have a "Next-Gen MMO" next to them. Let the rumor mill start grinding!

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Recommended servlet container hosting company?

rehtonAesoohC rehtonAesoohC writes  |  more than 7 years ago I recently wrote a servlet/JSP application that organizes pictures for my immediate and extended family. I'm currently hosting it on my local PC using Sun Application Server 9.01. Speeds seem to be quite fast when my family uploads pictures (around 90 KB/s), but when they go to view all the albums, things slow down a bit. I wanted to look into the possibility of getting a relatively cheap web hosting company that offers a servlet container. What would you suggest?

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New biggest pet peeve.

rehtonAesoohC rehtonAesoohC writes  |  more than 7 years ago So, my new biggest pet peeve is when people eat chips. I know it seems odd, but I work in an office with no dividers or white noise generators between myself and my co-workers. It's a strange configuration really, working in cubes without walls. Anyway, there are only 3 other people in my office, but one of them loves to eat chips at lunch. And every time he does, he takes about 30 minutes to finish a bag. All I hear every day at lunch is *crunch crunch crunch* (insert plastic rustling) *crunch crunch crunch crunch*.

Actually I think it bothers me more on days that I'm more tired (like today) but I actually have to remove myself from the room because I'm getting so irritated... *sigh* Such is life in the computer world I suppose.

Son of a... he just started crunching again!!

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Inauguration

rehtonAesoohC rehtonAesoohC writes  |  more than 7 years ago This is the inaugural entry to my journal page! I've waited long... and I've thought hard... and I finally decided that it's a good idea to start journaling on slashdot. I guess I waited until I got my karma up to Excellent, but eh... who knows how this will affect that and so forth.

I'm sitting at work, waiting to be released from the current page that's kept me for the last hour. Yes, we are receiving obs, no the databases aren't down, yes the data is flowing. Let me go home to my wife and dog! Goodness... Update: Just called them, and "They are having a password issue logging in." Yeah, the people who reported the problem in the first place are having password issues, but it should be "moments" until they can log in and tell me the exact same thing that I verified an hour ago.

Bah. I hope Mandi's pouring some champagne...

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