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Comcast Activates IPv6 Trial Users

sinclair44 Re:They also support 6RD and 6to4 (214 comments)

That page notes that you need a recent enough build of DD-WRT. My router is running v24-preSP2 (build 13064) which is the newest on the dd-wrt.com frontpage. Where do I get a newer build?

more than 3 years ago
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Mail Service Costs Netflix 20x More Than Streaming

sinclair44 Re:Duh? (473 comments)

Netflix HD is 720p or 1080p VC-1, running at a maximum bitrate of 6Mbps.

Citation? Not that I don't believe you, but everywhere I've looked for details on Netflix streaming has been "we don't really quite know what codec/bitrate they're using".

more than 3 years ago
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Firefox 4, A Huge Pile of Bugs

sinclair44 Re:Latest beta is the worst (481 comments)

The rendering issues on OS X were known bugs and were in the release notes for 4.0b9. You are using beta software and there are bound to be bugs. It is fixed in their repo, and you can run Minefield (nightly builds) if you want to get the fix.

more than 3 years ago
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Firefox 4 Beta 9 Out, Now With IndexedDB and Tabs On Titlebar

sinclair44 Re:Status Bar??? (537 comments)

There are absolutely no users who think that getting rid of the status bar is a good idea. Absolutely none. Had you guys even bothered to consult with any actual users before making this change, you'd immediately have known that it was a stupid change to make.

I think that getting rid of the status bar is a good idea. Your statement is wrong. Absolutely wrong. Had you even bothered to consult with more "actual users" than yourself, you'd immediately have known that saying that everyone wants the status bar was a stupid statement to make.

more than 3 years ago
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How To Be Popular On Facebook, Quantified

sinclair44 Re:Uh, what's the point?!? (97 comments)

Likewise if someone else has 3 friends, who are all just their immediate family and has locked every privacy setting as far down as possible to limit anyone else seeing anything and they are happy with that than more power to them.

I'm not sure if that was just hypothetical, but I do actually know people who do that. Indeed, more power to them.

more than 3 years ago
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Facebook Rolls Out Redesigned Profile Pages

sinclair44 Re:Editorializing (211 comments)

Ah, taken by itself, I suppose so. (I should also probably have thought of it being a joke before anything else.) On the other hand, given the previous attitudes towards Facebook here...

about 4 years ago
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Facebook Rolls Out Redesigned Profile Pages

sinclair44 Re:slow news day? (211 comments)

A lot of the performance stuff is "how can we do X without fetching too many cache keys?" and "how many cache keys is too much given we already have X Y and Z? Which one can we optimize?" The infrastructure for caching does exist, but the infrastructure for efficiently fetching and caching your brand-new feature does not. When you're writing a whole new profile page, you have the dual problems of "I have a whole lot of new features I have to build" and "we really really have to make sure this page is fast".

about 4 years ago
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Facebook Rolls Out Redesigned Profile Pages

sinclair44 Re:Let the ..... (211 comments)

If I view my profile without being signed in, I don't see the birthday; but, it also doesn't really look like the new profile, so either it hasn't been updated yet or something else...

If you go to edit your privacy settings and click "customize settings", there is a preview profile feature you might find useful.

about 4 years ago
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Facebook Rolls Out Redesigned Profile Pages

sinclair44 Editorializing (211 comments)

The changes unsurprisingly are being met with mixed opinions ranging from rage to anger.

WTF? Can the editors please stop bashing Facebook every single time they do anything? For once, everyone I've talked to has been decently happy with this change.

about 4 years ago
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Facebook Rolls Out Redesigned Profile Pages

sinclair44 Re:slow news day? (211 comments)

Building a Facebook profile page isn't hard. Building a Facebook profile page that has exactly the new features you want, designed in a reasonable way, and that doesn't cause the site to fall over when your 500 million monthly active users begin using it is rather more difficult.

about 4 years ago
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Apache Declares War On Oracle Over Java

sinclair44 Re:Unsurprising (428 comments)

It wasn't guaranteed, it was an interview offer (sorry that wasn't clear). We all do have work experience as interns at other companies, and most of us already have offers from places like Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and Dropbox.

more than 4 years ago
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Apache Declares War On Oracle Over Java

sinclair44 Re:Unsurprising (428 comments)

I think/hope that they are going to absolutely shoot themselves in the foot with this. Much of their top talent has left in droves since the Sun acquisition. They sent a recruiting email to myself and some of my friends -- some of the top students at the top CS school in the country -- asking if we were interested in coming to work on the Solaris kernel full-time; they were pretty much collectively told, "After what you did to Sun? No way." If their talented engineers are by-and-large leaving and they are by-and-large unable to hire more, they will quickly become a dying shell of a mediocre company.

more than 4 years ago
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Top Facebook Apps Violate Privacy Terms

sinclair44 Looks just like referrer passing (95 comments)

From my interpretation of TFA, it just looks like some apps were accidentally passing a referrer containing the user's Facebook ID.

"Recently, it has come to our attention that several applications built on Facebook Platform were passing the User ID (UID), an identifier that we use within our APIs, in a manner that violated this policy," Vernal wrote. "In most cases, developers did not intend to pass the information, but did so because of the technical details of how the browsers work."

"Press reports have exaggerated the implication of sharing at UID [user ID]. Knowledge of a UID does not enable anyone to access private user information without explicit user consent. Nevertheless, we are committed to ensuring that even the inadvertent passing of UIDs is prevented and all applications are in compliance with our policy."

more than 4 years ago
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Why Microsoft?

sinclair44 Re:I only hear good things (236 comments)

Good employer, yes, but there are far better. Google, Facebook, and Mozilla come to mind.

more than 4 years ago
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Facebook Introduces One-Time Passwords

sinclair44 Re:Real advantage over SSL? (215 comments)

How exactly are phone numbers useful to them?

more than 4 years ago
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Lighthearted Facebook Friends Could Make You Join NAMBLA Group

sinclair44 Re:Non-issue (178 comments)

Which isn't a problem until said stranger is in the position of offering or not offering you a job.

We all do dumb shit, including that recruiter. It's only a matter of time before the rest of the world catches up to realizing that just because you post status updates about being drunk from time to time does not mean that everyone else don't get drunk (and make some bad decisions while drunk) occasionally too.

more than 4 years ago
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Lighthearted Facebook Friends Could Make You Join NAMBLA Group

sinclair44 Re:Yes, learn to grow up folks (178 comments)

The link you have provided is to a fan page for Obama, not a personal profile. Fan pages cannot be members of groups, and fan pages are the way people "hawk their latest book, CD, movie" etc -- not with personal profiles. (If you use your personal profile for this, you are doing it wrong.)

more than 4 years ago
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Facebook Implements 'Download Your Profile' Option

sinclair44 Re:A nice gesture of openness (114 comments)

I'll give them a break when they stop reseting options with new privacy policies or ToS that lowers the ability for users to lock down their accounts and defaults all options to the most open setting.

Over the summer, they added a "master control" which you can set to "friends only" (or several other settings). This will make all of your current settings "friends only" and will also make any future setting default to "friends only".

I'll give them a break when their account deletion process no longer requires users themselves to manually go through and delete everything they put on the website.

I don't believe this has been true for a while: https://ssl.facebook.com/help/contact.php?show_form=delete_account

more than 4 years ago
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Facebook Implements 'Download Your Profile' Option

sinclair44 Re:A nice gesture of openness (114 comments)

I love how people used to bitch that you couldn't get your data off of Facebook (which wasn't even completely true, given Platform and Connect), but now that they added that exact feature, people are bitching that it will allow spammers to get information or that it trains users in some bad way. Can you give them a fucking break? They are honestly trying to add a feature exactly for the demographic here (most users probably don't care about this level of data portability one bit) and all most people can do is still complain.

more than 4 years ago

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Facebook to release "HipHop" PHP to C++ Compiler

sinclair44 sinclair44 writes  |  more than 4 years ago

sinclair44 (728189) writes "Tonight, Facebook plans to release as open-source the "HipHop for PHP" project, a transformer from PHP to C++. By sacrificing only a few features of PHP, HipHop and g++ together are able to compile PHP all the way down to machine code. Facebook claims that this insanely cool project has gained them about a 50% CPU usage decrease on their webservers."
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