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Facebook Shuts Down @Facebook Email System

tangent3 Lack of marketing (149 comments)

How many people even know they had a free @facebook.com email address?

about 6 months ago
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Microsoft Warns Customers Away From RC4 and SHA-1

tangent3 Re:What about Git? (92 comments)

I call BS on that "*every*"

about 10 months ago
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Nexus 5 With Android 4.4 and Snapdragon 800 Challenges Apple A7 In Benchmarks

tangent3 Re:New phone almost as fast as month old phone (310 comments)

The NEON registers are 128-bits wide and there are 32 of them. If you have 32 bit data, you can process 128 chunks at a time!

I don't think you understand how SIMD is used. NEON instructions only apply to 1 register, so it only processes 4x 32 bit at a time.

about 10 months ago
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GCC 4.9 To See Significant Upgrades In 2014

tangent3 Re:Don't try to be more Catholic than the Pope... (191 comments)

Actually since 4.8, the correct optimization level to use for debugging is now -Og

From the documentation at http://gcc.gnu.org/onlinedocs/gcc/Optimize-Options.html

-Og Optimize debugging experience. -Og enables optimizations that do not interfere with debugging. It should be the optimization level of choice for the standard edit-compile-debug cycle, offering a reasonable level of optimization while maintaining fast compilation and a good debugging experience.

about 10 months ago
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Should the U.S. bomb Syria?

tangent3 Re:I'm thinking... (659 comments)

If you have been following the news, Iran has just elected a moderate president that has hinted at diplomacy with the US. A war against Syria will pretty much mess up any chance of diplomacy with Iran. My guess is Obama is backing off from striking Syria to improve ties with Iran.

about a year ago
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Google Pressure Cookers and Backpacks: Get a Visit From the Feds

tangent3 Not necessarily flagged from their Google Searches (923 comments)

Missing from the summary, of course, is that the family had a son who has actually clicked on a link to an artlcle on how to make a pressure cooker bomb.
"But my son’s reading habits combined with my search for a pressure cooker and my husband’s search for a backpack set off an alarm of sorts at the joint terrorism task force headquarters."

Google may not have been involved at all here. All the investigators needed were the logs for the website hosting the offending article, and a cooperating ISP, to find that family.

about a year ago
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Android Update Lets Malware Bypass Digital Signature Check

tangent3 Re:If google were competent... (85 comments)

The moderation (+4, Funny) should have been a dead giveaway....

about a year ago
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Google: BadNews Malware Wasn't Really Bad, After All

tangent3 Re:And what else did you expect? (24 comments)

This just in: Anti-malware vendor claims malware is worse than it actually is. Film at 11.

Did anyone really expect them to say different?

about a year ago
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DRM In HTML5 — Better Than the Alternative?

tangent3 I'm not too bothered by DRM in HTML5 (268 comments)

I hate DRM like everyone here, but I would rather have the choice to purchase DRMed content than to be completely locked out just because I am not on the 'preferred platform'.

Hopefully DRM will die a natural death from people voting with their wallets when there are alternatives. In that case the act of having HTML5 DRM just gives DRM more rope to hang itself with.

about a year ago
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$200 Intel Android Laptops Are Coming

tangent3 Re:Does not amount to anything (319 comments)

Most Android applications are written in Java, and compiled to be run on the Dalvik VM for which there are implementations for both ARM and Intel CPUs.
Now, many Android applications use the NDK that compiles to native code, but the NDK itself gives you the choice of compiling for ARMv5, ARMv7, x86 and MIPS targets, so providing support for x86 is as simple as adding a line into Application.mk

about a year ago
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Researcher Evan Booth: How To Weaponize Tax-Free Airport Goods

tangent3 Airport termina design (288 comments)

I'm most familiar with Singapore Changi Airport, and security checks are done just before the gates. Whatever you bought at the duty free areas will end up being checked when brought through to the gates.

It seems like the most logical way to do it I'm surprised most other airports don't do the same. It is definitely more expensive though, requiring a lot more X-ray machines, personnel and terminal space.

about a year ago
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New Facebook-Branded Android Coming?

tangent3 Re:The worst thing (112 comments)

Too bad there hasn't been a new Droid phone for a while, and it's worse for us Milestone lovers outside of the US.
I've been waiting for a new Milestone to replace my Milestone 2, but gave up and bought an LG Optimus G instead, and found that I can survive without a qwerty keyboard.

about a year and a half ago
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Largest DDoS In History Reaches 300 Billion Bits Per Second

tangent3 Re:Alleged attempts to enter the bunker by force. (450 comments)

No government really cares about spam enough to send in a SWAT team.

Cyberbunker also hosts The Pirate Bay. That should have been enough for any government to send in nukes...

about a year and a half ago
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Too Perfect a Mirror

tangent3 Re:No backups?! (192 comments)

A git repository itself acts as a rotational backup...
The article itself suggests ZFS snapshots of the git repository, which works just as well.

about a year and a half ago
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Samsung Also Making a Smartwatch

tangent3 Kronom KD-2 (196 comments)

Let's see if anyone knows what this Kronom KD-2 is...

about a year and a half ago

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