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Twitter Throttling Hits Third-Party Apps

shermozle Re:It's time to ditch the NoSQL bullshit. (119 comments)

Yeah that Google company hasn't been able to make it work at all. I mean I'm constantly having to wait _microseconds_ for my search results. That's just unacceptable.

more than 4 years ago

AU National Broadband Network Signs $11 Billion Deal With Telstra

shermozle Re:What's with all the USAian news? (120 comments)

Seems like every day there's a story about AT&T, Verizon, "cable" and "digital switchovers". It's just one country, right?

more than 4 years ago

Why Video Calling Is a Wasted Feature In the UK

shermozle Re:face for radio (232 comments)

I swear my first thought when reading this summary was "Of course, NHS dentistry!"

more than 4 years ago

The Shortcomings of Google's Open Handset Alliance

shermozle Re:Pot? Kettle? Black? (208 comments)

Agains, completly false, there are even 3 apps developed by google (not to mention a youtube client that is included with every iphone/ipad/ipod touch).




Hmmm, I can't seem to find Google Voice in that list.

more than 4 years ago

South Park's Episode 201 — the Expurgated Version

shermozle Re:Islam is dangerous. (1224 comments)

If any of you have actually read koran, you will know - it is not only a religious text, intending to govern inner space of an individual. It is a fully laden constitution, complete with civil and criminal law. Everything, ranging from how to distribute inheritance to what 'rights' minorities can have in an islamic society, is tied to concrete rules there.

Sounds a whole lot like how another book reads to me. Except its adherents feel that it's okay to pick and choose which bits they adhere to. You know, gays bad, pork good.

more than 4 years ago

Linux Takes Over E-Voting In Australian State

shermozle Re:Still wrong (117 comments)

How can we check the published program is the one running ?

How can we check paper votes are counted right? How can we check the ballot results are added correctly? Have you ever tried to track how your paper vote is counted?

In Australia, and I'm sure most other democracies, we have a position known as a "scrutineer", appointed by the candidates who are allowed appoint one per polling place. The scrutineer watches the voting process and watches the counting process after the polls close.

I've been a scrutineer, so yes I have tracked the paper votes and how they are counted.

more than 4 years ago

Electric Bicycles Surging In Popularity

shermozle Re:bicycle lanes are for BICYCLISTS (533 comments)

WTF are you doing riding in the door zone? If some idiot road designer has painted some bike logos within a metre of car doors, that doesn't mean you should ride on it!

I've never been doored because I don't ride anywhere near doors.

more than 4 years ago

Google Releases Source To Chromium OS

shermozle Re:Reminds me of something (664 comments)

We've had web-based word processors for fifteen years but Google's web-based word processor is different because it's from Google?

It's not different because it's from Google, it's different because Google is behind it. Remember "nobody ever got sacked for choosing IBM"? Well that's Microsoft's biggest lock-in method now. It's not like Office is good at word processing, spreadsheets or presentations. In fact it's lousy at all three and hasn't improved in nearly ten years.

But try getting your boss to move the company across to a platform from Gee Whizz Inc, market cap $20,000. But he's heard of Google. His business magazines constantly gush about them, so they must be good.

more than 5 years ago

New Logitech Dark Field Mice Operate On Glass

shermozle Re:Trackball (225 comments)

Too bad Logitech canned the best one they ever made: Logitech Trackman Marble FX. I owned four of them, but they all eventually died. Now trying the Kensington Expert Mouse (which is, actually, a trackball) but because it's flat, I find it makes my wrist and shoulder sore.

The beauty of the Trackman Marble FX was that it didn't use the thumb on the ball, and the whole thing was tilted at an angle so your hand sat flat, no tilt in the wrist. I'm thinking of putting an angled block under the Kensington device to do the same thing.

more than 5 years ago

Encryption? What Encryption?

shermozle Re:Take the fifth (500 comments)

As we all know, the Fifth Amendment to the US Constitution covers the United States and the United Kingdom. Hell, their names are similar.

more than 5 years ago

AP Will Sell You a "License" To Words It Doesn't Own

shermozle Re:There's a market for meaningless licenses. (340 comments)

You don't get it. No, you charge $5,000 because nobody in their right mind would buy the cheap and nasty version. Oh no, your version is CERTIFIED. (includes certificate on fancy paper)

more than 5 years ago

Asus Slaps Linux In the Face

shermozle Re:There's a problem here (644 comments)

Yeah because FreeBSD really has an enormously valuable and well-known brand out there in the consumer marketplace. I'm sure Asus have been getting calls all the time from grandmas saying "I'd buy your Eee laptop if it came with FreeBSD."

All your points comparing FreeBSD to Debian are completely bogus. There are very good reasons why Debian decided on the design it uses.

more than 5 years ago

Best Wi-Fi Portable Browsing Device?

shermozle Re:iPod Touch (426 comments)

Methinks you don't know what you're talking about. Java is nothing to do with JavaScript, beyond the name which was something that came from Sun's marketing department.

more than 5 years ago

1 of 3 Dell Inspiron Mini Netbooks Sold With Linux

shermozle So why aren't they selling it with Linux here? (230 comments)

No Linux version here in Australia. If it's accounting for 1/3 of sales, why the hell isn't it available?

I certainly won't buy the Windows version, but I'd definitely consider the Linux version.

more than 5 years ago

Clarifying the Next Step in Australia's Net-Censorship Scheme

shermozle Re:10,000 URLs? (193 comments)

Actually, there's ways you can make this scale. Your blacklist does a DNS lookup periodically, and modify the ISP routing table so that any IP that matches an entry in the blacklist is routed via the filter. So that means only IPs on the blacklist need the filtering logic.

A massive host using thousands of sites per IP is going to be slower, because somewhere on that host is bad stuff. But if you want to ensure you're fast, make sure you get your own IP for your host.

Not advocating for the plan, just that any technical problem, given enough resources, can be solved. We need to stop arguing that it's impossible in case someone makes it possible. We need to be arguing it's something we don't want.

more than 6 years ago


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