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Mac OS X Bitcoin Stealing Trojan Horse Called OSX/CoinThief Discovered

silverdr Re:OSX/CoinThief ??? (108 comments)

Some people are too stupid to handle "real" computers and some are too stupid to learn how malware is classified and what a malware index is. Hint: OSX/CoinThief.A is NOT a name of the program in question.

about 7 months ago
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A Plan To Fix Daylight Savings Time By Creating Two National Time Zones

silverdr Get rid of that stupid anachronism.. (545 comments)

.. which is time zones in the first place. They stem from the times when circumnavigating the globe took months if not years, and even back then it was not really useful. Time zones in general bring more harm than good and they only exist in order to feed our habits of having specific digits on the clock when we do various things. Whenever there is a need for something unambiguous and not susceptible to errors people learned long ago that the only way is to use single time description for the whole planet. Aviation, military and many other services use the only reasonable, unambiguous time description: "Zulu time" aka UTC. When you really think deeply and throw away the "that's impossible" prejudices about time zones - there is really nothing that we would lose by throwing away them completely and saving lots of confusion, unnecessary dealing with them, unnecessary handling of errors with them, etc.. There is only one thing that would be very difficult to adjust ourselves to: New Year would have to start in full sun in some places...

about 10 months ago
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Mac OS 10.9's Mail App — Infinity Times Your Spam

silverdr Re:Apple done fucked up good (158 comments)

Those things happen. Slightly less often on OS X because they added some constraints on resizing triggers. But all the annoying beauty of this brain-dead idea is there: distracting pointer/cursor changes, unintentional resizes when something completely different was meant. Lost workflow focus, lost time re-sizing the window back to what it was supposed to remain.. And what's worst is that this s**t can't be turned off properly. True, one can edit the plist with either editor or "defaults" command but turning it off this way introduces rendering errors in many windows. Especially there, where the resize gadget is supposed to be placed.

about 10 months ago
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Mac OS 10.9's Mail App — Infinity Times Your Spam

silverdr Re:Apple done fucked up good (158 comments)

OS X has been going downhill (the autosave/versioning sucks for how I use software) and now with 10.9 mail.app regressions and iWorks losing features. I'm not upgrading to iOS 7. I'm not sure if I'll upgrade to 10.9 I need to buy a new computer in a couple months so I may switch to OpenIndiana. Maybe Linux for steam box, we'll see.

The last uphill version was 10.5. This current 10.9 is in big part back-pedalling the visuals of 10.7/8 without removing the functional crap they introduced. I decided not to go beyond 10.6 the moment I saw "Edge Resize" in 10.7 :-(( So... no, thanks - even being free (as beer) doesn't make it more appealing..

about 10 months ago
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Mac OS 10.9's Mail App — Infinity Times Your Spam

silverdr Re:Apple done fucked up good (158 comments)

[...] I mention that because Apple now seems to be my Microsoft. iOS 7 is ugly as fuck.

My fucks are always beautiful. Or at least pretty (when I am more desperate).

about 10 months ago
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How Did My Stratosphere Ever Get Shipped?

silverdr Re:I HATE uUSB (238 comments)

I rarely condone use of f-words but this is the case when I couldn't say it any better...

1 year,27 days
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Monogamy May Have Evolved To Prevent Infanticide

silverdr O'rly? (256 comments)

"Human males and females have a strong tendency to live together in monogamous pairs"

As much as they have a strong tendency towards not being able to afford harems.

about a year ago
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Gnome Founder Miguel de Icaza Moves To Mac

silverdr Re:Good Riddance (815 comments)

Is this because of him that the latest MacOS versions got "blessed" with the annoying, workflow interrupting feature called "EdgeResize" in all windows? ;-)

about a year and a half ago
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Sale of Galaxy Nexus Banned in the US

silverdr What a.. (696 comments)

"Is this the beginning of the end for Android?"

No, and by far no... What a stupid question...

more than 2 years ago
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Geezers Pick Stronger Passwords Than Young'uns

silverdr Generation "G".. (189 comments)

Strength of the password is inversely proportional to the time needed to type it in and effort required to remember it. Generation "G" (today's youngsters) have much lower tolerance for complexity and deferred gratification. Not much of a surprise here IMHO.

more than 2 years ago
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Global Christianity and the Rise of the Cellphone

silverdr Re:New technology, old mindsets (559 comments)

It's just as with every other business: one needs to reach the customers, potentially solving some technical challenges on the way there.

more than 2 years ago
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Man Who Downloaded Bomb Recipes Jailed For 2 Years

silverdr Orwell laughs out loud (741 comments)

[comment not written down in order to avoid being tracked and jailed for having "evil" thoughts]

more than 2 years ago
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Fighting Mosquitoes With GM Mosquitoes

silverdr Re:Nature... will find a way! (521 comments)

I'd even learn to fly and echolocate mosquitos in order to eat them if they were mango flavoured!

more than 2 years ago
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Poland's Prime Minister Goes For Open Government

silverdr Re:Bullshit (80 comments)

As requested: it is not exactly as you understood, although also no the way, summary tells. He says that there MAY be cases, which can be categorised as non freely available, but IF those get identified, there will be a clear and highly precise catalogue of those cases... Well, it doesn't change things much (backdoor is there) but the wording is more palatable (as expected from an experienced liar^H^H^H^Hpolitician)

more than 3 years ago
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Why Mac OS X Is Unsuitable For Web Development

silverdr Cool guy... (831 comments)

... with cool name. I like it. Although it seems to be the only thing he's got there. Sure he didn't notice that every Macbook can boot _natively_ into any GNU/Linux, Windows, whatever runs on x86 hardware. Sure he didn't notice that on Linux there are .deb based package managers, .rpm based ones or build from sources options. Surely he didn't notice that there are binaries distributed in Fink, which is exactly apt/dpkg/.deb based. Surely he didn't notice that _web_ development as opposed to e. g. native application development is _usually_ abstracted so far from the guts of the OS that it doesn't really matter what kernel/filesystem/scheduler it is being developed on. Etc., and so on.. but who cares when it is much easier to put up a set of misleading half-truths than do the research and educate oneself?

more than 3 years ago
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The Death of BCC

silverdr Re:BCC still existed? (366 comments)

As is this modded as "Informative" :-( No - it works as described by "KingSkippus" and it happens all too often. The reason I stopped using BCC was exactly a situation like the one described above.

more than 3 years ago
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The Death of BCC

silverdr Re:BCC still existed? (366 comments)

The pure fact that this is modded 5:funny shows how dumb people can be... ;-)

more than 3 years ago
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NFL Teams Considering IPads To Replace Playbooks

silverdr Concern? (289 comments)

"One concern is security and whether or not a tablet could be wirelessly hacked."

Yeah - whether or... what?

more than 3 years ago
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Apple Patent Points To iMac Touch Running OS X and iOS

silverdr Re:Apple slowly replacing OS X with iOS (239 comments)

There is plenty of ways to support iOS development without keeping the costly OSX alive. iOS development tools can be made to run on top of something else at probably much lower cost than a single major OSX update. Not going to happen overnight but continuous babbling about OSX being required to develop for iOS makes me wonder if people can't really see anything beyond the surface..

about 4 years ago

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silverdr silverdr writes  |  more than 7 years ago

silverdr (779097) writes "When reading the explanations on the latest Airport Security Update from Apple — it seems that Airport in fact was exploitable in a number of ways. Does this put an end to the speculations on the (in)famous video on compromising the MacBook with a third party wireless card?"

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