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Android Leaks Location Data Via Wi-Fi

starsky51 secret agent reporting in (112 comments)

ok control, we've discovered that the suspect is called, or knows someone called, 'Tom', and that he once visited a McDonald's... maybe.

about 3 months ago

The Science Behind Powdered Alcohol

starsky51 Re:"marg"? (176 comments)

I assumed it was short for Margarita, a tequila-based cocktail which is not that delicious to start with.

about 5 months ago

Memory Gaffe Leaves Aussie Bank Accounts Open To Theft

starsky51 Re: horses and barns (69 comments)

And if the user is gullible enough to run any exe that they come across, then the sheep is sitting to close to the barbecue.

about a year ago

Drone Made of Lego Takes Flight

starsky51 Re:Conditioned Much? (83 comments)

That's no fun. I'm pretty sure the OP is right and this is part of an insidious government plot to legitimise the use of terminator drones. Conspiracy!

about 2 years ago

HP Becomes a Platinum Member of the Linux Foundation

starsky51 Re:$500,000 (64 comments)

iToiletPaper? They have an app for everything now-a-days!

about 2 years ago

Scientists Store Entire Textbook In DNA

starsky51 Re:Take it one step further (160 comments)

This would be the equivalent of adding comments into some source code and expecting the compiled program to impart the knowledge. Cool idea, but we won't be programming genius babies this way.

more than 2 years ago

Apple Hacker Charlie Miller To Demo Dangers of Near-Field Communications

starsky51 Re:Article submitter's an idiot (149 comments)

Who Grammar Nazis the Grammar Nazis?

more than 2 years ago

ICANN Reveals New TLD Application List

starsky51 Re:TLD Squatters? (116 comments)

ah wait.. those are the same ones you're talking about. Never mind!

more than 2 years ago

ICANN Reveals New TLD Application List

starsky51 Re:TLD Squatters? (116 comments)

I'm more interested in the domains registered by Each one is registered under a different LLC with company names that look like they have been auto generated.

more than 2 years ago

Climate Change To Drive Weather Disasters, Say UN Experts

starsky51 Re:It's more than just global warming gas (572 comments)

How about the 5 nonillion (5 x 10^30) bacteria that are all farting out "global warming gas"? I'm actually coming round to the human contribution to global warming idea, but saying "7 billion is a big number" doesn't persuade me.

more than 2 years ago

Apple Threatens To Pull Siri Clone From App Store

starsky51 Re:Is this Apple or MS? (251 comments)

I just bought myself an iPod Touch for 150 GBP. My first Apple device. It's reliable, well crafted and easy to use. And, despite the 'proprietary lock-in hell', I'm still able to use Chrome, MS Office and Photoshop - on my laptop.

It's nice to take a stroll around a walled garden from time to time. You should try it.

more than 2 years ago

Adobe Makes Flash on GNU/Linux Chrome-Only

starsky51 Re:Stupid marketing from google (404 comments)

I don't think they're going after Linux users. They are more likely ensuring that their Chromebooks are able to run the sites that the other 96% of users use.

more than 2 years ago

Google Pulls the Plug On BlackBerry Gmail App

starsky51 Re:Bad sumary much? (122 comments)

Two lines down: "BlackBerry owners will not be able to reach Gmail on their devices"
I think that's what he was referring to.

more than 2 years ago

Type Safety Coming To DB Queries

starsky51 Re:Gibberish - wrapped up as geekspeak (128 comments)

I dont think it was awful as submissions go, but I suppose they could have clarified what a database is, what type-safe is, and what a query is.

To be fair, the title of the story was 'Type Safety Coming To DB Queries.' If you don't know what four of those six words mean, then it probably isn't for you.

about 3 years ago

Google+ Already At 10 Million Users

starsky51 Re:invite? (1223 comments)

Thanks you Luis, Nate and Asbjorn. True gents!

more than 3 years ago

Google+ Already At 10 Million Users

starsky51 invite? (1223 comments)

I'd love an invite, if there's one going spare! starsky51 [at] gmail [dot] com

more than 3 years ago

One Week: No Mouse, Just Keyboard

starsky51 Re:Windows? (364 comments)

Who still wants a keyboard with a numpad?

The numpad is the only way I can play Nethack. I could never get to grips with those VIM keys.

more than 3 years ago

Rapid Browser Development Challenges Web Developers

starsky51 Re:Testing (221 comments)

Take a look at Spoon. It's a browser plugin that launches applications in their own virtualised environment. Meaning that different versions of the same browser can run alongside each other, without you having to con Windows into it.

more than 3 years ago

Sony Music Greece Falls To Hackers

starsky51 less THAN you do (303 comments)

Think about it.

more than 2 years ago


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