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FOIA: NSA Contracts Stored In Paper Files, Unsearchable, Unindexed

someonehasmyname Re:Misleading summary (114 comments)

I know that Slashdot doesn't quite have the standards that it had "back in the day", but most of us have figured out how to perform a case-sensitive search.

Probably not; most of 'us' think that MySQL is a real database.

about 10 months ago

Alan Cox Quits As Linux TTY Maintainer — "I've Had Enough"

someonehasmyname Re:Thanks (909 comments)

Everyone left FreeBSD for Linux over the bell lawsuit.

more than 5 years ago

iPhone 3GS Finally Hacked

someonehasmyname Re:iTunes The Real Problem (376 comments)

They restrict apps that duplicate functionality found in the stock Apple apps. Nobody can release another web browser, etc. At least through ITMS. It purplera1ned all over my 3gs 2 nights ago, and I'm very happy with the results.

more than 5 years ago

Professor Gets 4 Years in Prison for Sharing Drone Plans With Students

someonehasmyname Re:Lamest court defense ever (354 comments)

I'm sure the drag related tech isn't the only useful stuff they found in the plans. They're probably using them to supe up their own rigs, as well as get a better understanding of OUR drone's radar footprint, etc.

more than 5 years ago

Senators Want To Punish Nokia, Siemens Over Iran

someonehasmyname Re:Because Cisco would never do such a thing (392 comments)

I think it's worth asking: should a corporation be held responsible for the way its products are used?

Hell no! The minute they pass that, they'll use it to throw out the 2nd amendment somehow.

more than 5 years ago

Tracking Thieves With 'Find my iPhone'

someonehasmyname Re:LoJack for your iPhone? (424 comments)

..or he makes sure the cops aren't involved by shooting/stabbing you asap.

more than 5 years ago

Does the Linux Desktop Innovate Too Much?

someonehasmyname Re:Continuity is the winning strategy. (542 comments)

Yeah, I had so many friends that would sleep their laptops instead of shutting the down without knowing it, and they'd always be asking WhyTF their laptops were dead. Great lolz.

more than 5 years ago

Licensed C64 Emulator Rejected From App Store

someonehasmyname Re:Right idea, wrong reason (277 comments)

...but they don't allow arbitrary code execution. They only run the game rom. Apple is worried that people can install a C64 emulator and use it an another JB vector, etc.

more than 5 years ago

iPhone 3.0 Update Delivers Prodigious Patch Batch

someonehasmyname Re:I am disappointed! (150 comments)

Dude, just jailbreak, already. How can you be a /. member and resist the urge to pwn your phone?

Jailbreaking doesn't void anything. I bought a 3G 2 weeks before the 'new model' was 'leaked', and broke it within an hour. Then 2 days before my 30 day 'tryout' was over, I backed it all up, restored it to default non-jailbroken firmware, and returned it 'because it sucked'. Then I went back to the store to preorder the day the 3GS was announced.

My 3GS will be here in a few days, and it gets broken immediately as well. You're missing out on so much good stuff.

You could prevent the lock screen from showing private sms and call data, tethering works over usb or ad-hoc wifi, springjumps+iblank rocks. my home screen icons all jumped to pages of categories laid out how I wanted them, different keyboard layouts (iTypeFastR, BB Storm, etc), being able to install themes/ringtones, BossPrefs, Folders to hide pron! (or password lists, etc.), Docs, NES, SNES4iPhone. I was 1/2 done with Link to The Past on my iPhone when I had to take it back. :(

more than 5 years ago

Apple's WWDC Unveils iPhone 3.0, OpenCL, Laptop Updates, and More

someonehasmyname Re:Bashing Competitors (770 comments)

Wow, I can'e believe nobody else got this.. Guess none of the real linux geeks are in the Mac threads.

more than 5 years ago

Palm Pre "iTunes Hack" Detailed By DVD Jon

someonehasmyname Re:Apple cannot block and it's not illegal (338 comments)

but Palm's Pre is programmed to claim that it's an 'Apple iPod'. Is there anything legally wrong with that, such as using one of Apple's trade marks, etc??

more than 5 years ago

Palm Pre "iTunes Hack" Detailed By DVD Jon

someonehasmyname Re:But that too can chage (338 comments)

... and can't Apple do sneaky stuff like looking at the contents of this mass storage? A brand new (or restored through iTunes) iPod will have a directory structure that I don't exactly see the Pre completely replicating.

Hell, they could even checksum the firmware partition to make sure it's got official Apple firmware, although that would probably leave a jail-broken iPhone or iPod Touch as a pretty expensive paperweight.

more than 5 years ago

Palm Pre "iTunes Hack" Detailed By DVD Jon

someonehasmyname Re:Why is either silly (338 comments)

Because they don't need to. They sell upgrades for the people running older systems that would like to upgrade to the newest OS.

And the 'upgrade' versions will do a format and full install, an in-place upgrade, or an archive-and-install.

And it doesn't even bother you for a registration key, like some OS's.

more than 5 years ago

You've Dropped Your Landline — Now What?

someonehasmyname Re:Yes: Removing it may cut your house resale $ (635 comments)

Not when hurricanes blow the cell equipment off the tower. I finally moved out of Florida, basically because hurricanes and learning spanish sucks. I'm not sure which is worse though.

more than 5 years ago

Rumors Flying About New iPhone Capabilities

someonehasmyname Re:Awesome new features (289 comments)

What software can an iPhone not run? I'd think with the app store full of apps, and thousands of additional apps available to jailbroken iPhones (which takes 5 mins and won't even erase any of your contacts, music, etc) that the iPhone would have more available software for it than pretty much any other phone.

more than 5 years ago

Wine Project Frustration and Forking

someonehasmyname Re:porting to WINE? (470 comments)

But really, who cares? Most modern browsers already prompt you to install flash the first time you load a page requiring it.

more than 5 years ago

Top 10 Disappointing Technologies

someonehasmyname Re: Firewire (682 comments)

My theory is that Intel was pissed about Apple always trumping USB with Firewire. When Apple wanted to switch to Intel processors, part of the deal was probably that Apple slowly phase out Firewire, so that when USB3 came out, Firewire8Million didn't shortly follow.

more than 5 years ago


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