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BBM Coming To iOS and Android

ryanmcdonough 4 Years Too Late (146 comments)

They should of done this ages ago, now they are on a burning platform and they can't escape.

about a year ago
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All Systems Go For Highest Altitude Supercomputer

ryanmcdonough Re:and (36 comments)

Everyone knows it's running XP, took a while to sort out the license though.

about a year and a half ago
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All Systems Go For Highest Altitude Supercomputer

ryanmcdonough Almost (36 comments)

Almost as good as my raspberry pi.

about a year and a half ago
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Most Kickstarter Projects Fail To Deliver On Time

ryanmcdonough Extra features cause slip (179 comments)

The worst thing I find, mostly with games on Kickstarter is that they set an initial goal £100,000 for example and then they hit it, within two days. So then they set these stretch goals and go "well at £200,000 we will add air combat to this game", "wow £300,000 awesome, now we will add naval...you guys don't mind us adding an extra 2 months to development right?" Wrong, don't estimate 8 months then when you get more push it further back. Some of these games (Elite for example) is set to ship March 2014, that's over a year away and you're expecting me to pop £40 out now for a game I may or may not see in 15 months, what is my incentive here other than I may get a £2 discount on a game in the future.

about a year and a half ago
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Crysis 2 Most Pirated Game of 2011

ryanmcdonough Re:Skepticism (383 comments)

From the top torrent sites, they search for the torrents on there and look at the publicly available statistics of times the torrent file has been downloaded, hence the word estimated.

more than 2 years ago
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Crysis 2 Most Pirated Game of 2011

ryanmcdonough Seems EA... (383 comments)

Have had a bit of a crysis... Yes, I went there.

more than 2 years ago
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The Large Hadron Collider Has Been Recreated In Lego

ryanmcdonough Lego Boson Spotted! (80 comments)

One of the more useless lego pieces they have produced.

more than 2 years ago
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iTunes Flaw Allowed Spying On Dissidents

ryanmcdonough This is why.. (82 comments)

You should always put all your music onto a £10 mp3 player and only listen to it on there!

more than 2 years ago
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iTunes Flaw Allowed Spying On Dissidents

ryanmcdonough Conspiracy! (82 comments)

An amazing way to exploit software that is ubiquitous on many computers. Let's start the conspiracy now that Apple are told by governments not to fix a bug until they find a better 0Day to exploit.

more than 2 years ago
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Lenovo To Offer $200 Budget Tablet

ryanmcdonough Every week... (178 comments)

I see news articles saying "Sub $200 tablet from (Big Vendor) due soon" then it turns out to be vaporware. Sick of these companies never following through.

about 3 years ago
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Fix For Apache DoS Bug In the Pipes

ryanmcdonough I wonder if... (49 comments)

This is the main exploit used by the Jester for attacks on Apache servers?

about 3 years ago
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Social Media a Threat To Undercover Cops

ryanmcdonough Here's an idea. (252 comments)

Don't have a public profile and don't go out with friends and have them publicly tag your photos. Just an idea.

about 3 years ago
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Rob "CmdrTaco" Malda Resigns From Slashdot

ryanmcdonough Well.. (1521 comments)

Good luck in your future CmdrTaco, don't be a stranger.

about 3 years ago
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Dutch Court Says Android 2.3 Violates Apple Patents

ryanmcdonough Re:Just upgrade to a tablet OS... (195 comments)

... you do realize that Apple's lawsuit was about their contention that the Samsung Galaxy Tab was a ripoff of the iPad? Putting Honeycomb on a Galaxy Tab doesn't really seem like that much of a stretch....

"but said that Samsung could get around this simply by upgrading its phones to Android 3.0" Note, not tablets.

about 3 years ago
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Dutch Court Says Android 2.3 Violates Apple Patents

ryanmcdonough Just upgrade to a tablet OS... (195 comments)

Perfect. While you're at why not install windows xp on it to avoid patent issues.

about 3 years ago
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Google Launches Identity Verification Badge Scheme

ryanmcdonough Re:Same as Twitter, then? (241 comments)

This sounds basically the same as the "Verified Account" badge on Twitter that's used to identify high-profile celebrities as not being impostors.

Exactly, they also said they'll be rolling it out to normal people when they could, 18 months on and still no sign of expanding past the small minority of celebrities that make up their user base.

about 3 years ago
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Google Launches Identity Verification Badge Scheme

ryanmcdonough Twitter said the same thing... (241 comments)

a year on and I still haven't got my verified profile as a general member of the public.

about 3 years ago

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Zeus bringing botnots to the masses

ryanmcdonough ryanmcdonough writes  |  more than 2 years ago

ryanmcdonough writes "ArsTechnica has a report detailing the arrival of a new Zeus bot-net based around P2P control, meaning that a take down of C&C servers will no longer affect the survival of the bot-net.

Though researchers do say this won't affect long term efforts to take down bot-nets, rather, a bump in the road."

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Picture captures a billion stars

ryanmcdonough ryanmcdonough writes  |  more than 2 years ago

ryanmcdonough writes "BBC is reporting:

Scientists have produced a colossal picture of our Milky Way Galaxy, to reveal the detail of a billion stars.

It is built from thousands of individual images acquired by two UK-developed telescopes operating in Hawaii and in Chile."

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