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D-Link Patches Critical Vulnerability In Older Routers

thegoldenear Re:Well that's good. (54 comments)

According to Wikipedia, DD-WRT haven't put out a stable release since 27 July 2008!

about 10 months ago

What Apple Does and Doesn't Know About You

thegoldenear Post-NSA (214 comments)

If only we _were_ in a "post-NSA new world order".

Pete Boyd

about 10 months ago

USS Zumwalt — a Guided Missile Destroyer Running On Linux

thegoldenear Licencing... (229 comments)

Isn't there a rule against this?

about a year ago

Another 100 Gigabit DDoS Attack Strikes — This Time Unreflected

thegoldenear Re:100 GBit isn't large (93 comments)

10 Mb/s upstream that is, not downstream.

about a year ago

PDP-11 Still Working In Nuclear Plants - For 37 More Years

thegoldenear Re:If it ain't broke... (336 comments)

Not if they're not attached to the Internet.

about a year ago

Set Your Watches For the End of Windows XP

thegoldenear Re: Is this the point in time.. (712 comments)

Maybe he means that they are already locked down in that they're not a Power User or Administrator so can't install to %PROGRAMFILES%, but he doesn't lock them down such that they can't install add-ons into things like their browser, or Local Settings, so their Windows profile gets infected. Maybe.

about a year and a half ago

Ask Slashdot: Really Short Time Wasters?

thegoldenear Wikipedia (279 comments)

Work on Wikipedia. It's rare to find a Wikipedia article not in need of some work. You get to learn about various topics and you get to make something better for everyone. Wikipedia is reportedly the fifth most popular web site in the world. As you learn more about editing, it's easier and easier to find things that are broken that are easy to spot and fix in a couple of minutes.

about a year and a half ago

Flexible Phones 'Out By 2013'

thegoldenear razor-thin! (152 comments)

I don't want anything as sharp as "razor-thin" in my pocket.

about 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Managing Encrypted Android Devices In State and Local Gov't?

thegoldenear Re:iPhones are encrypted by default (138 comments)

Settings -> Security:
- Encrypt device
- Encrypt SD Card

more than 2 years ago

A Maker Space Favorite: Using a Laser Cutter (Video)

thegoldenear Apply? (83 comments)

Why do people insist on selecting Apply before choosing Print or OK?

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Life After Firefox 3.6.x?

thegoldenear Re:Why the anxiety? (807 comments)

You're right, it works fine but it does depend on a user's expectations, if it's their work computer and they're an information worker and they don't have a faster computer at home to compare it to then it's likely not seen as a significant problem, but if they have a faster computer at home then it will be definitely be noticeable.

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Life After Firefox 3.6.x?

thegoldenear Re:Why the anxiety? (807 comments)

Windows XP SP3 with 512MB RAM and Firefox 3.6 is fine. We have loads of machines with that spec running in the field.

more than 2 years ago

Bringing Online Shopping Into the Future With the 3D Web

thegoldenear full-body avatar (70 comments)

I'm imagining online shopping for clothes, where your full-body avatar has all your dimensions and you get to see how clothes might look on you.

more than 2 years ago

Linux 3.2 Has Been Released

thegoldenear Re:Btrfs (271 comments)

What part of "better you than me." sounded to you like he was bitter? I read it as quite humorous.

more than 2 years ago

Samsung Reconsidering Android 4.0 On the Galaxy S

thegoldenear Wasn't the GPS issue fixed? (192 comments)

Wasn't that issue fixed by an update some months after it came out? It was supposed to have been. What version of Android are you on now? 2.3.3 is available for it and eventually you'll be able to get 4.0 using cyanogenmod.

more than 2 years ago

Anti-Whaling Group Using Drones To Find Whalers

thegoldenear Re:What do you spend your time doing? (377 comments)

It's not the _time_ being wasted that they're bothered about, it's the whales being wasted that bothers them.
Your point, that I was addressing, was "Do these people really have nothing better to do with their time".

more than 2 years ago



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