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iOS 4.3.4 Prevents Hacking and Jailbreaking

toleraen Re:aaaand... (281 comments)

Here I would have thought that at least one time in the last 30 years Apple (or any other major manufacturer) would have paid Microsoft for something, at some point, whose costs would have been passed on to the consumer. That's never happened? Crazy!

more than 3 years ago
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The Most Common iPhone Passcodes

toleraen Re:Nitpick (192 comments)

What nefarious things could be done, honestly? On my android based phone they could send email, make phone calls, send some texts...that's about it. Although if they wiped my Hex Defense scores I'd be pretty pissed.

more than 3 years ago
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Apple Logging Locations of All iPhone Users

toleraen Re:ummm (591 comments)

I guess if you read enough derp, occasionally you have to join in. lord knows I have :P

more than 3 years ago
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CIA Declassifies Pages From Their Cookbook

toleraen Re:Culinary secrets? (119 comments)

The magic ingredient is water. Yes, ordinary water. Laced with nothing more than a few spoonfuls of LSD.

more than 3 years ago
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Apple Logging Locations of All iPhone Users

toleraen Re:ummm (591 comments)

Well, your 3rd point was a pretty ridiculous straw man argument. Like, really ridiculous.

more than 3 years ago
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The Hobbit Filming at 48fps

toleraen Re:Wrong problem anyone? (423 comments)

I gotcha. I did 'calibrate' my TV based on some settings from a popular HDTV website (forgetting the name) to be best tuned for movies. It's in my basement (no windows), but I'll check out the settings...can't remember what it's set at. Thanks for the recommendation, I'll have to give it another shot.

more than 3 years ago
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The Hobbit Filming at 48fps

toleraen Re:Wrong problem anyone? (423 comments)

I admit I've never watched that many movies in the theatres, but when I finally came home with a massive TV and a BluRay player (PS3) that supported 24p, I couldn't wait. 24p is what the source material is really shot in, it was going to be epic. Set up everything, made sure 24p was on, and got rolling.

It sucked. Sucked bad. Maybe it's the movies I chose, but any time the camera even somewhat slowly panned across the screen it the limitations of 24p became glaringly obvious. After my wife and I watched a few different movies I was ready to return my TV thinking there was something wrong with the HDMI input. Then I remembered the 24p factor, disabled it on the player, and watched in glory as the screen refreshed at a rate that supported my brain.

I don't get the draw of 24p...is it a videophile thing, like people who only listen to vinyl?

more than 3 years ago
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Quad-Core Mobile Chips Wasted On Mobiles?

toleraen Re:Convergence (336 comments)

Right, but I'm sure above poster is implying that said docked device will actually work properly.

more than 3 years ago
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Dragon Age II Released

toleraen Dragon Age Signature Edition? (168 comments)

Anyone get this version yet for the 360? Ordered mine through Amazon but their release day shipping failed, kind of want to just pick it up locally. Is the regular edition the same minus the pre-order email activation code?

more than 3 years ago
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First PlayStation 3 Custom Firmware Created

toleraen Re:Won't Be Long... (269 comments)

"DMS" is a very, very common term when acquiring hardware, as is "spares". Any decent project plans for hardware failures and diminishing supplies.

more than 3 years ago
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First PlayStation 3 Custom Firmware Created

toleraen Re:Won't Be Long... (269 comments)

I'm gonna make the general assumption that the US military doesn't have it's number crunching cluster hooked up to the public Internet to stay up to date with every firmware, so they're probably still using the cluster just fine.

more than 3 years ago
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First PlayStation 3 Custom Firmware Created

toleraen Re:Won't Be Long... (269 comments)

Can't tell if you're trolling or serious. Install a whole new server just to run PMS (which runs on Windows just fine already anyway...) to transcode video files (which the GP said they didn't want to do)?

more than 3 years ago
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Pink Floyd Give In To Digital Downloads

toleraen Re:Don't Necessarily Blame Them (409 comments)

As in something with playlists that supports gapless playback? That's pretty common these days.

more than 3 years ago
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Mobile Users More Vulnerable To Phishing Attacks

toleraen Re:iPhone phishing (92 comments)

Holy mother of Moses, I get to brag about Windows Mobile for a second!

Every time I click a link in an email it displays the full text of the link and asks me to confirm that I want to go to that website.

more than 3 years ago
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Google Nexus S Processor Overclocked To 1.2GHz

toleraen Re:Really?? (78 comments)

Thanks for tossing numbers to this, as the article, the articles links, xda, etc make no mention or comparison to the Optimus that I could see. Couldn't you also assume a similar situation with an overclocked Tegra2 as well? 20% increase would put it at over 2100.

more than 3 years ago
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Ford To Offer Fuel-Saving 'Start-Stop' System

toleraen Re:Fuel-Saving? (572 comments)

Yeah, I mean if something has been adopted by the masses then why bother questioning it?

more than 3 years ago
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WikiLeaks Under Denial of Service Attack

toleraen Re:Administration has zero credibility (870 comments)

Lighten up, Francis; the Nintendo bit was a joke. I'm not saying everyone does it, but there are the "special kind of stupid" group of people that you are lumping me into that would. Not everything is a huge conspiracy though; look at the guy that was involved with the Iraq leak. He was just an idiot, not some anti-war insider protester that you're alluding to.

more than 3 years ago
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WikiLeaks Under Denial of Service Attack

toleraen Re:Administration has zero credibility (870 comments)

Why would someone release that preview DVD they got of an unreleased movie? Or of a bootleg copy of the next awesome Guns 'n' Roses album? Or a PDF of Harry Potter part 8?

Because they're people, they realize what kind of power they're holding, and stupid people crack and want to brag about it.

Remember when you were a kid and you snuck a peak in your parents closet and saw that Nintendo you were going to get for christmas, and it was so difficult not to brag to all your friends that you were getting it, but you ended up cracking and telling your neighbor billy, and your jerk neighbor billy cried to his parents that he wasn't getting one and your parents found out that you found out and then you got the belt? Kind of like that, too.

more than 3 years ago
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Life Found In Deepest Layer of Earth's Crust

toleraen Re:Living under surface (335 comments)

So just design the structure so that it floats. Maybe call it a boat, or a ship or something. Probably something that cruises around the ocean. I mean it worked for houses with wheels...you never hear of a trailer park getting hit by a tornado.

more than 3 years ago

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