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Poisoned Google Image Searches Becoming a Problem

stiller Re:Mac is vulnerable too (262 comments)

So basically you are blaming Apple for a default setting which resulted in a completely harmless situation which prompted you - without referencing anyone on the matter - to reinstall OS X?

In other news: I just noticed a blinking light on my dashboard, so instead of calling my car dealership, I just assumed the worst and torched the car.

more than 3 years ago
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Jesse Jackson, Jr. Pins US Job Losses On iPad

stiller video killed the radio star (628 comments)

Just like the telephone killed the telegraph sex business.

more than 3 years ago
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Dutch Court Rules WiFi Hacking Not a Criminal Offense

stiller no under criminal law, yes under civil law (234 comments)

It might be good to note, that these actions can still be prosecuted under civil law. That is, the intruder can still be held accountable for costs incurred by his use of the network. Having said that, I personally still think this should be a criminal offense, as it is a clear breach of privacy. What I do on my local network should be my business alone. Right now, the defense is required to prove eavesdropping on the network itself, which is very hard to do.

more than 3 years ago
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Twitter Joins the HTTPS By Default Party

stiller not HTTPS by default (95 comments)

It's not HTTPS by default. It's giving users the option to use HTTPS.
HTTPS by default would be switching all users automatically, allowing them to opt out.

more than 3 years ago
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CS Profs Debate Role of Math In CS Education

stiller Re:Do you want computer science, or engineering? (583 comments)

Really? I don't know where you are looking, but I don't see the situation you describe at all, not now or ever before. By far the most jobs in software development (you describe a lot of other, perhaps related fields) are about implementing business logic. And I don't mean business logic on the 'quant' level, but rather on the mundane, daily process level. These do not require any substantial knowledge of maths, except to reach a very high level of expertise. Before you say these jobs don't pay as good, take a look at average SAP consultant/engineer salaries.

more than 3 years ago
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Apple vs. Microsoft: a Tale of Two Mobile Updates

stiller Re:What phones get vendor updates after three year (257 comments)

Once your car is out-of-warranty, is the manufacturer obliged to keep parts in stock to restore it to showroom condition?

Depending on where you live - yes, this could very well be the case. Many European countries seem to have regulations on the availability of spare parts for cars.
In fact, given the price and reasonable expected lifespan of an iPhone, Apple could very well face legal repercussions in most EU countries for not keeping the product in safe working condition. The same could happen to Sony for disabling the "other OS" option in their playstation. It's all about reasonable expectations.

more than 3 years ago
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Hands On With Apple IPad 2

stiller Re: Not enough (432 comments)

The best thing is that according to Apple's rules, the price has to be same for other devices too, so even if you don't use the iDevices, expect your prices to go up because of Apple's policies.

Do you really expect these companies to increase their pricing across all devices and channels to all their customers in order to be available on 15 million iPads?
I fully expect there to be an alternative rate for large content providers such as Netflix and Kindle in the near future, since it would benefit both parties.

The readability case actually seems pretty reasonable, since they actually appear to be a publishing app and even charge you for republishing other people's (free) content.

more than 3 years ago
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New MacBook Pro Teardown Reveals 'Shoddy Assembly'

stiller Flamebait (531 comments)

This whole post is a great big steaming pile of flamebait. The author selectively chooses the two most negative comments and fails to report that the machine actually received a 7 out of 10 score from iFixit - a site dedicated to the complete disassembly of devices. Few other electronics products are subjected to this amount of scrutiny. One of the major drawbacks according to the site is that it's hard to replace the LCD. I'm sure it is, but how relevant is this to normal users?
iFixit is a great, in-depth source of pretty objective information for hardware enthusiasts. Computerworld manages to create a sensationalist article from that. How bad can tech journalism become?

more than 2 years ago
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Steve Jobs Health Worries Escalate

stiller Re:Apple's next CEO: Timothy Cook (520 comments)

Since Apple's product design and development units seem to be their biggest assets, why the hell would they want to outsource those? Outsourcing manufacturing makes sense in a lot of cases, outsourcing product innovation is just a really bad idea. Basically, in your scenario, the company would have no added value at all, becoming little more than a patent troll.

more than 3 years ago
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How Watchmen Killed 'R'-rated Fantasy Movies

stiller the rating system is broken (771 comments)

It's not even that one particular movie can ruin the chances of other, completely unrelated movies. It's simply that the whole premise of 'rating' a movie based on specific content without any context is a stupid idea. So there is some nudity in Watchmen. So what? Do you think a pair of breasts is going break the fragile little mind of a 10 year old? Yes, I'm sure some people think that, but why should the nation as a whole suffer from it? Let them start their own, even more conservative rating system, one which the general public can ignore.

To compare things, I just looked up the rating for Watchmen in the Netherlands. It's 16, which is the highest rating we've got. (it's all, 6, 9, 12, 16) This isn't that unusual. For example, it was the same rating given to the Dark Knight. It's probably due more to violence than nudity.

more than 3 years ago
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Stardust Mission Makes First-Ever Return To Comet

stiller Re:NASA website (47 comments)

Tip: Scroll down through the JPL gallery really quickly for some impromptu animation.

more than 3 years ago
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China Building City For Cloud Computing

stiller watch your spamfilter go up in smoke (142 comments)

This is going to be even better than when Nigeria got internet connectivity. I can't wait for even fasters ways of getting Google Translate'd business proposals.

more than 3 years ago
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Takedown Letters For WP7 Tetris Clones

stiller WP7 (290 comments)

Word Perfect 7? WordPress 7? Oh. Windows Phone 7. I'll file that one under irrelevant.

more than 3 years ago
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The Hidden Reality Draws Ire From Physicists

stiller Re:Colbert (387 comments)

I can. In the Netherlands. No tricks required. We even get dutch commercials (joy)

more than 3 years ago
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Open-source Challenge To Exchange Gains Steam

stiller Re:OpenChange and SOGo - Truly free/freedom Exchan (164 comments)

This is also the case for many of the commercial open source offerings. I know at least Zimbra supports the four protocols you mentioned. These protocols are really great and completely open, but their biggest drawback is increased configuration on the client side - not very user friendly.

more than 3 years ago
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Open-source Challenge To Exchange Gains Steam

stiller Re:OpenChange and SOGo - Truly free/freedom Exchan (164 comments)

It should be possible. I know it has been done for z-push (open activesync, originally from Zarafa) and Zimbra, an unrelated product. Implementing OpenChange for these projects might not be in the best interest of the involved companies, since most of their revenue comes from charging for their specific Outlook plug-in.

more than 3 years ago
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Open-source Challenge To Exchange Gains Steam

stiller That's nothing (164 comments)

It's not that impressive, really. Zimbra has gone from six million paid mailboxes in 2007, to 40 million in 2009, to 65 million in 2010.
I do believe all these commercial open source projects should work together on the OpenChange project to finally get rid of those Outlook connectors.

more than 3 years ago
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Open-source Challenge To Exchange Gains Steam

stiller Re:OpenChange and SOGo - Truly free/freedom Exchan (164 comments)

OpenChange is very promising, but hardly production ready.
SOGo is not a feature per feature match for OX, Scalix, Zimbra or Zarafa. These are all mature projects with a large installed user base. If you are worried about license fees (which usually include paid support), you can always use the free editions of these projects and not use Outlook.

more than 3 years ago
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How Do You Store Your Personal Photos?

stiller on the piratebay (680 comments)

I just put all my photo's in a gigantic encrypted file labeled "WikiLeaks Insurance" on the Piratebay. For some reason, people seem to seed it.

more than 3 years ago

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KPN Admits To Using Deep Packet Inspection

stiller stiller writes  |  more than 3 years ago

stiller (451878) writes "In order to make up for the loss of income on its mobile network due to services such as whatsapp and skype, KPN — the largest fixed-line and mobile operator in the Netherlands — has taken severe measures: deep packet inspection of all mobile traffic in order to bill various services at different rates."
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