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Newspaper Articles Not Copyrightable In Slovakia

riegel Re:Because they aren't worth it (86 comments)

I think you are confusing plagiarism with copyright.

more than 2 years ago
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Osama Bin Laden Reported Dead, Body In US Hands

riegel Re:Scumbag President(s) (1855 comments)

cavreader? Lundse seems to have ably answered your last post.

more than 2 years ago
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Supreme Court: AT&T Can Force Arbitration

riegel Re:Absolutely nothing. (415 comments)

Thanks causality (777677), what you said rings so true in so many areas.

more than 3 years ago
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iPhone Tracking Ruckus Ongoing

riegel Re:Hmmm (353 comments)

If a cell tower tells the phone its location doesn't it make sense to save that so the same question doesn't get asked over and over again?

more than 3 years ago
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iPhone Tracking Ruckus Ongoing

riegel Hmmm (353 comments)

Tracking the locations of cell towers != tracking a user

more than 3 years ago
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What Happens To Data When a Cloud Provider Dies?

riegel rsync (262 comments)

rsync

more than 3 years ago
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Why Has Blu-ray Failed To Catch Hold?

riegel Re:Not bothered (1162 comments)

and mastered them to a DVD...

Your point is correct, but your test was flawed.

more than 3 years ago
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Rivals Mock Microsoft's 'Native HTML5' Claims

riegel Re:Great, now implement 3 and 4 properly. (211 comments)

Gothcha, makes perfect sense now. I was amused as I read it initially. I understand what you were saying now. Thats the problem with written communication sometimes we misread what others are saying.

more than 3 years ago
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Rivals Mock Microsoft's 'Native HTML5' Claims

riegel Re:Mission Accomplished! (211 comments)

Actually the ordering you promulgate indicates a bias. Chrome and Safari should be in close proximity to each other as they are both based on the same underlying technology. I love them both.

more than 3 years ago
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Rivals Mock Microsoft's 'Native HTML5' Claims

riegel Re:Great, now implement 3 and 4 properly. (211 comments)

smelch said:

In no way is this a defense of Microsoft, its just an attack on you.

smelch follows up:

That wasn't an attack!

No additional comment is necessary

more than 3 years ago
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Rivals Mock Microsoft's 'Native HTML5' Claims

riegel Re:Great, now implement 3 and 4 properly. (211 comments)

I suspect thats mostly because you're bad at web development. ... In no way is this a defense of Microsoft, its just an attack on you.

Actually, you are wrong and misdirecting your attack. If a browser vendor wants to boast HTML5 compliance then it is completely fair to ask about compliance with previous iterations of the HTML standard.

And yes you can have w3c compliant html that fails miserably in IE. Competent web developers can/will, and do cajole their code to work correctly in IE. That doesn't mean as you state, that the code in its original incarnation was wrong or the developer was incompetent. It simply means he had to tweak his/her code to comply with a non-compliant web browser. And many including myself do that begrudginly because so many people use an depend on said non-compliant browser.

more than 3 years ago
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Police Chief Teaches Parents To Keylog Kids

riegel Re:cue 100% of comments... (505 comments)

I still don't understand why people feel that they must have children. Not only does it contribute to the ever growing problem of overpopulation, but the fact that a startling number parents have children regardless of the fact that they don't have any time to raise them only worsens matters.

Your post made me sad. Not for me, I have six children, but sad for you.

btw. I like your sig.

more than 3 years ago
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iPad 2 Rumored to be in Production

riegel Re:No DVD (192 comments)

Anything they can do to help kill physical media is good for Apple.

And is good for me also. Files are so much better than physical media. IMHO.

more than 3 years ago
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How Apple Had a Spectacular Year

riegel Re:New Technology? (504 comments)

there is nothing new.

So who made a product like the iPad before the iPad?

more than 3 years ago
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Firefox Extension Makes Social-Network ID Spoofing Trivial

riegel Re:Use md5 (or something) over the wire (185 comments)

lost humor aside...

You make a good point. So my comments are to the OP.

If I use Client side Javascipt to generate the MD5 hash then the "secret" key has to be sent to the client. Otherwise how would it know the secret key to use to create the hash.

more than 3 years ago
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Thief Returns Stolen Laptop Contents On USB Stick

riegel Re:Honor Amongst Thieves (352 comments)

I would struggle with a law like that. Next thing you know they will require you to have zippers on all of your pockets and if you get pickpocketed its your fault for not having your zippers zipped.

more than 3 years ago
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Thief Returns Stolen Laptop Contents On USB Stick

riegel Re:Honor Amongst Thieves (352 comments)

I lived in Denver Colorado during the late nineties. I had a Jeep Cherokee which is probably the easiest car to steal so it was a big target for people that just wanted to joyride.

It was stolen/attempted 4 times in the eight years I lived there. Each time it was recovered usually within a day. The last time it was stolen I called my insurance company to file a claim. The guy asked me if I had locked the door. I told him no. After a bit of silence he asked me why. I told him I didn't lock the door because I didn't want to drive around with a broken glass while I waited to get it fixed. He looked at my history and said I see it looks like we have replaced the glass in this vehicle 3 times and we wont have to this time.

Since then I never lock my car. People that do not know the story usually say things like "naive" but actually the opposite is true.

more than 3 years ago
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Gene Simmons Threatens Anonymous Again and Gets DDoS'd

riegel Re:Something I find interesting (403 comments)

You see performing is work and they are bemoaning the work. So they slam their fans for not buying more of the stuff that requires no work.

more than 3 years ago

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Rental chain tracks customers with cams, keylogger

riegel riegel writes  |  more than 3 years ago

riegel writes "PC Rental Chain apparently use spyware from pc rental agent to keep tabs on their rental equipment even after it is purchased.

Court papers allege that Aaron's told police that they install the software on all their rental computers.

Brian and Crystal Byrd learned that snooping software had been installed on their laptop when an Aaron's store manager came to their home and wrongly accused them of not paying for the computer.

The manager tried to repossess the laptop and showed them a picture of Mr Byrd using the computer, which had been taken by the machine's webcam.

'It feels like we were pretty much invaded, like somebody else was in our house,' said Mr Byrd.

'It's a weird feeling, I can't really describe it. I had to sit down for a minute after he showed me that picture.'

Apparently Aaron's is claiming this was done at an independent store and is not Aaron's policy."
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Flash has Arrived for the iPad

riegel riegel writes  |  more than 4 years ago

riegel (980896) writes "smokescreen.us has developed a technology for taking existing flash and running it with html 5 and javascript.

From their website...

Unless you've been under a rock, you'(TM)re probably familiar with the fact that Adobe Flash doesn’t run on any mobile Apple device. Moreover, it looks like Apple is never going to let Flash onto the iPhone/iPod/iPad empire.

SO WE DID IT! AND NOW YOU'RE HERE" WELCOME!

We're putting Smokescreen out there as a preview right now. We look forward to adding support for more of Flash, fix bugs, and improve performance over time. This is just a start.

"

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eBay says Paypal pay invalid unless eBay initiated

riegel riegel writes  |  more than 4 years ago

riegel (980896) writes "I recently purchased a power supply off of ebay where the seller accepted Paypal. I subsequently asked him for his email address so I could pay him with PayPal directly and bypass the ebay lockin. If I use the ebay button my option to use a credit card is absent. So after fufilling my side of the contract by paying for the item with Paypal and subsequently recieving the item I found that eBay had marked my account as unpaid and did a "strike" against me for non-payment.

I called eBay to show them proof of the payment and after being shuffled from the first guy who assured me it would be taken care of I spoke with another girl who said that I was required to use ebays payal button or my transaction was invalid. This seems like an antitrust issue, has anyone else had similar experiences with the eBay/PayPal lockin."
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Why is documentation so hard to understand.

riegel riegel writes  |  more than 4 years ago

riegel (980896) writes "Recently while reading some Apache web server documentation, I came across a note I didn't understand. I often encounter statements that I don't understand. Usually I keep reading hoping what follows will make sense of what I am not clear on.

When I came across this little jewel I thought it would be a perfect ask slashdot question. As we all know slashdot readers are among the brightest of all who live in their mother's basements. Slashdot readers are also the most seasoned experts of all those that have immaculate lawns. So... What does this sentence mean and why is it so hard to understand?

If CGI processes are not running under user ids other than the web server user id, this directive will limit the number of processes that the server itself can create.

my process runs under user id bozo

my web server runs under user id www

What does that first statement tell me? Will this directive limit things or not? The word "not", in bold, appears to be irrelevant but the author intended it to be bold for some reason. What is the reason for the word applying bold to the word "not"?"

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Apple Answers the FCC's Questions

riegel riegel writes  |  about 5 years ago

riegel writes "From a prominent link on the Front page of apple.com is Apple's response to the FCC inquiry regarding its App store and more specifically its failure to approve the google voice app..

Question 1. Why did Apple reject the Google Voice application for iPhone and remove related third-party applications from its App Store? In addition to Google Voice, which related third-party applications were removed or have been rejected? Please provide the specific name of each application and the contact information for the developer.

Contrary to published reports, Apple has not rejected the Google Voice application, and continues to study it. The application has not been approved because, as submitted for review, it appears to alter the iPhone's distinctive user experience by replacing the iPhone's core mobile telephone functionality and Apple user interface with its own user interface for telephone calls, text messaging and voicemail. Apple spent a lot of time and effort developing this distinct and innovative way to seamlessly deliver core functionality of the iPhone. For example, on an iPhone, the "Phone" icon that is always shown at the bottom of the Home Screen launches Apple's mobile telephone application, providing access to Favorites, Recents, Contacts, a Keypad, and Visual Voicemail. The Google Voice application replaces Apple's Visual Voicemail by routing calls through a separate Google Voice telephone number that stores any voicemail, preventing voicemail from being stored on the iPhone, i.e., disabling Apple's Visual Voicemail. Similarly, SMS text messages are managed through the Google hub--replacing the iPhone's text messaging feature. In addition, the iPhone user's entire Contacts database is transferred to Google's servers, and we have yet to obtain any assurances from Google that this data will only be used in appropriate ways. These factors present several new issues and questions to us that we are still pondering at this time.

"

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Breakfast bickering sends wife to Jail

riegel riegel writes  |  about 5 years ago

riegel writes "My local newspaper had this.

An elderly Enfield woman is in jail today after allegedly beating her husband with a frying pan following an argument over breakfast.

Halifax County deputies said the dispute began early on Friday when 85-year-old James Lewis complained about the meal prepared by his wife, 71-year-old Rosie Lewis.

As Rosie Lewis worked to prepare a second breakfast, authorities said, the couple continued to bicker. The fight escalated when James Lewis allegedly drew back his cane to hit his wife.

"Mrs. Lewis, at this point, picked up an iron frying pan and hit Mr. Lewis on the head several times, knocking him to the floor and causing a head injury," said Lt. Stevie Salmon.

James Lewis was taken to Halifax Regional Medical Center, where he received 50 stitches. He was in good condition earlier this week, officials said.

Rosie Lewis was charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and taken to the Halifax County jail, where she remained Tuesday. The suspect will not be allowed to post bond prior to her first court appearance Aug. 26, due to a state law intended to protect victims of domestic abuse from further violence.

Authorities would not say what breakfast dish sparked the dispute.

"

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Opera Speeds Up Javascript

riegel riegel writes  |  more than 5 years ago

riegel writes "geek.com has a story about Operas new javascript engine

From the Article...

The new engine is called Carakan (pronounced Tsharakan) and sees Opera refocus on performance. In recent releases the emphasis has been on ensuring the browser uses as few resources, memory, and hard drive space as possible, but now execution speed is seen as key."

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