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Samsung: Android's Multitouch Not As Good As Apple's

stony3k Re:Patents. Copyrights. (176 comments)

“I heartily accept the motto, "That government is best which governs least"; and I should like to see it acted up to more rapidly and systematically. Carried out, it finally amounts to this, which also I believe — "That government is best which governs not at all";


about 2 years ago

Lance Armstrong and the Science of Drug Testing

stony3k Re:There is science... (482 comments)

I realize I'm zombying (sp?) this thread, but here's what the WADA chief had to say. There is also the fact that the USADA is the body responsible for enforcing the world anti-doping code in the USA (by an acto of Congress, no less) and all signatories of this code (like the UCI) have to abide by their decisions. I think the UCI is trying to make the best of a bad PR situation, and will quietly agree with the USADA ruling when the spotlight is no longer on. As for the comments about heart below, it just seems strange that Armstrong would fight all the insinuations about doping so hard, but the first time there is a real trial, he bows out. If anything, this was his best chance to prove his innocence.

about 2 years ago

Victory For Apple In "Patent Trial of the Century," To the Tune of $1 Billion

stony3k Re:No matter what the outcome actually is.... (1184 comments)

Microsoft's radically new UI is so poor that sales are abysmal. So what you're saying is that only Apple should be able to make a sensible UI and everyone else can try to come up with strange ideas (like Metro).

about 2 years ago

Lance Armstrong and the Science of Drug Testing

stony3k Re:There is science... (482 comments)

Not really, this is the first set of charges from the USADA. Previous charges were from different agencies and accusations from fellow cyclists (including ex-team mates). I realize that Lance Armstrong is winning the PR battle, which is exactly why he did decided not to contest. Contesting the charges would have turned up too many skeletons in his cupboard.

about 2 years ago

Lance Armstrong and the Science of Drug Testing

stony3k Re:There is science... (482 comments)

It is not scientific because it is a lie. USADA refuses to release the actual test results, or substantiate their claim. And, their statement, if you parse it correctly, is fully consistent with a statement of opinion, and not scientific fact.

Lance Armstrong has never failed a drug test. That is a fact.

Had Armstrong contested the charges, USADA would have had to make the results and all of the other allegations against him public. Makes me wonder why he didn't - could it be that it would have placed all of the evidence in the public domain? The federal court of appeals even told him (his lawyers) that he would be have a case after the arbitration if it proved to be flawed, but they could not take action on the assumption that the arbitration process "would be" flawed. Given the fact that Armstrong is known to be such a fighter, it seems strange that he didn't fight through the USADA arbitration. Keep in mind that the World Anti-Doping Agency also agreed with the USADA's actions. And for those point to UCI, keep in mind that the UCI is as guilty as MLB in turning a blind eye to doping in the sport, until it became a complete mess and a whole generation of players is tainted. They both needed to act sooner and harder, instead they helped foster this culture of doping that is still proving hard to eradicate.

about 2 years ago

Firefox 3.6.4 Released With Out-of-Process Plugins

stony3k Re:Firefox futures (261 comments)

Better still, use some mouse gestures

more than 4 years ago

iPhone OS 4.0 Brings Multitasking, Ad Framework For Apps

stony3k Re:Apple Is Absolute Panic Mode Over Android (983 comments)

In a lot of ways this reminds of the start of "Macs vs PCs". Apple wants more control, so other manufacturers flock to the second best choice. This results in a whole lot of "hype" for the alternate which ends up winning the battle.

more than 4 years ago

Malware Delivered By Yahoo, Fox, Google Ads

stony3k Re:One lesson to learn (319 comments)

Use Noscript - it warns you when a URL hijack attempt occurs

more than 4 years ago

Ubisoft's New DRM Cracked In One Day

stony3k Re:Insolvent Company (678 comments)

I prefer to support, since they release games DRM-free. I can download the games I buy as many times from as many machines as I want and keep playing them for life. Voting with my wallet, even.

more than 4 years ago

Company Awarded "The Patent For Podcasting"

stony3k Re:Filed: October 9, 2008 (202 comments)

If there is prior art that is slightly different, but the changes are something that are pretty simple, wouldn't that meet the obviousness criteria?

about 5 years ago

The Case For Supporting and Using Mono

stony3k Re:clone or unique, but not both (570 comments)

As I said, a big advantage of .NET is that it doesn't tie you to a language.

You can run more than just Java on the JVM - Scala, Ruby and Python to mention a few. And I'm sure more could be added if there was a need - that's the beauty of open source. So what's the reason you need the .Net framework again?

more than 5 years ago

Schneier Calls Quantum Cryptography Impressive But Pointless

stony3k Re:sure... (233 comments)

What he's actually telling you is that the existing encryption is good enough. You really need to spend more time fixing the human problems since that's where most of the attacks come from.
He's basically telling that we've reached or are close to the point of diminishing returns, where advances in cryptology (newer algorithms or quantum crypto) can no longer be justified based on the increase in cost for these advances versus the % of attacks on existing crypto.

more than 5 years ago



stony3k stony3k writes  |  more than 7 years ago

stony3k writes "A new project, code-named Helper Monkey, led by Sun Microsystem's employee, Brendan Gregg utilizes the power of Dtrace to debug Javascript. Gregg says he is doing this by utilising user statically defined tracing interface(USDT) probes to the Spider Monkey JavaScript engine, used by Mozilla-based browsers. According to Gregg he has added probe calls to "observe JavaScript function calls, object creation, and the destruction(garbage collection, and script execution. I've also written several DTrace scripts to report probe activity". See Brendan's blog for more details."


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