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Google: IE Privacy Policy Is Impractical

thisisntme Re:misleading/wrong question (258 comments)

From TFA:

A 2010 study by researchers from Carnegie Mellon collected CPs from 33,139 websites and detected errors in 11,176 of them, including websites of Facebook and Microsoft.

more than 2 years ago

Malls Track Shoppers' Cell Phones On Black Friday

thisisntme Re:Opt-In (198 comments)

So you find it amusing that different people have different views? Isn't that completely normal?

more than 2 years ago

Pastafarian Wins Right To Wear Colander In License Photo

thisisntme Re:Not quite the entire story (689 comments)

Mutilate what? They just nip the tip to make it look bigger

What do you think mutilate means?

about 3 years ago

Google Releases Chrome 12

thisisntme Re:Private Browsing Win? (188 comments)

You can choose which extensions are allowed to run in incognto mode, in the extensions page there is a "Allow in incognito" checkbox for each one.

more than 3 years ago

Sex Offender Claims Police Entrapped Him With Animated Emoticons

thisisntme Re:How can I put it? (432 comments)

Then you got out your 8====D?

more than 3 years ago

Apple Handcuffs Web Apps On iPhone Home Screen

thisisntme Re:My phone is getting slower and slower - you? (298 comments)

No, it is not possible. Each restore has to be signed by Apple before the phone will accept it, and they only sign the latest version. You can use a program called TinyUmbrella to store the signature and later go back to an old version (or if your phone has ever been jailbroken it might be stored on the Cydia servers). But if you don't have this info stored, there is no way to go back.

more than 3 years ago

Google Adds Two-Factor Authentication To Gmail

thisisntme Re:Great...what if you're without your phone? (399 comments)

It also gives you a set of 10 one-time use codes that can be used instead of your phone. You can carry a couple in your wallet, or memorize one of them in case of emergency.

more than 3 years ago

Court Says California Stores Can't Ask Customers For ZIP Codes

thisisntme Re:Worse is (461 comments)

I prefer SW1A 1AA, it has a more regal ring to it...

more than 3 years ago

Hackers Bringing Telnet Back

thisisntme Re:A tip for management (238 comments)

Why would a web server respond with a GET request?

more than 3 years ago

LibreOffice 3.3 Released Today

thisisntme Re:They urgently need a new name (470 comments)

No, the french r is completely different, nothing like how english-speaking people pronounce it.

more than 3 years ago

Auto Incorrect

thisisntme Re:Tried to mistype both, (86 comments)

I think the autocorrect learns from what you type, so they may still be genuine, although I don't doubt many are fake.

more than 3 years ago

Wikileaks To Name Swiss Bank Tax Evaders

thisisntme Re:What is more damaging to society? (783 comments)

It depends on the Canton. I believe in some Cantons the very rich can negotiate a "lump sum" that does not depend on their income.

more than 3 years ago

'SMS of Death' Could Crash Many Mobile Phones

thisisntme Re:Desired future news: (108 comments)


more than 3 years ago

Smartphones For Text SSH Use Re-Revisited

thisisntme Re:Physical Keyboard is a must... (359 comments)

really? apart from the egregious mistake of not including a backtick on anything but one obscure email keyboard

Hold down the apostrophe key for a second or two, it pops up a number of different quotes, including the backtick.

more than 3 years ago

iPhone Alarms Hit By New Year's Bug

thisisntme Re:44 32'24"N 18 40'12"E (405 comments)

I've heard about this new invention, it lets you continue sleeping even when it is light outside, I think it is called curtains or something.

more than 3 years ago

Kodachrome Takes Its Final Bow Today

thisisntme Re:Alternative ways to develop? (262 comments)

Ahh OK, I think what confused me is that EM radiation outside the visible is not generally called light (except maybe UV and IR).

more than 3 years ago

Kodachrome Takes Its Final Bow Today

thisisntme Re:Alternative ways to develop? (262 comments)

Since your light is going to have to be colorless, since it can't affect the silver halide crystals,

What is colorless light? White (but wouldn't that affect the film)? Black (wouldn't that just be no light)? Something else?

more than 3 years ago

The French Government Can Now Censor the Internet

thisisntme Re:How long does it take... (419 comments)

Probably just as soon as the list is on Wikileaks.

more than 3 years ago

Microsoft Adds 'Do Not Track' Option For IE9

thisisntme Re:server-side tracking (179 comments)

The question is do people really want the lack of personalization that anonymity implies.

Turn on anonymity and get google in a random language, based on the country of the proxy server you are connecting to google from

This really annoys me. I work in Swtzerland, so websites often send me to a German language (which I don't speak) version. Usually (but not always) there is a link somewhere to a French and/or English version, but often I have to jump through hoops to get a version I can read, even though my browser specifically asked for the English one.

more than 3 years ago


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