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Google Fixes Credit Card Security Hole, But Snubs Discoverer

topologicalanomaly47 Re:New "Improved" Microsoft (127 comments)

What's stopping you? Last time I heard IMAP was pretty easy to master. Wait, is it because other providers don't offer it for free?
If it was up to me not only would I let those searches trough but also make a nice list of all the fucking idiots who leak private customer data like this. Maybe so the retards running those sites would move on from the "who would guess the link?" security model.

about 9 months ago

Raspberry Pi Hits the 2 Million Mark

topologicalanomaly47 Re:BeagleBone Fully Documented; Broadcom Proprieta (246 comments)

I run a collocated Raspberry PI and never had a networking issue (it's monitored). I also ran one at home as a vpn server (slow) for a while and it also was mighty stable. I'm willing to bet that most networking issues on the pi can be traced back to crappy power supplies.

about 10 months ago

Project Seeks To Build Inexpensive 9-inch Monitor For Raspberry Pi

topologicalanomaly47 Re:Given that Atrix dock is cheap and can be hacke (176 comments)

Yes, I have one myself and it's a great device. I also use it as a portable HDMI montior but the keyboard makes it a bit cumbersome. But they are getting harder and harder to find and also the new found interest seems to be driving prices back up.

about a year ago

Are We At the Limit of Screen Resolution Improvements?

topologicalanomaly47 Re:Definitely (414 comments)

Sure, because streaming high bitrate 1080p video works no matter where you are.

about a year ago

The Old Reader To Close Public Site In Two Weeks (Unless It Doesn't)

topologicalanomaly47 Re:Solution (93 comments)

I don't know about owncloud's news app but tt-rss is a bit much for a PI to handle.

about a year ago

Are We At the Limit of Screen Resolution Improvements?

topologicalanomaly47 Re:Definitely (414 comments)

Not to mention that they still add 16Gb of (sometimes unexpandable) storage to those devices basically forcing you to watch low resolution/bitrate content on a high-end screen.

about a year ago

The Air Force's Love For Fighter Pilots Is Too Big To Fail

topologicalanomaly47 Re:Real War (253 comments)

Add a small subroutine to all drones to home-in and destroy a jamming transmitter.

about a year ago

UK To Dim Highway Lights To Save Money

topologicalanomaly47 sensible (348 comments)

This actually sounds sensible.

more than 2 years ago

German Copyright Group To Collect From Creative Commons Event

topologicalanomaly47 Re:Privatisation of taxing (349 comments)

Same in my country (at least for copy machines, scanners, printers, writable cd's and dvd's I think) Just one question, since they collect "piracy tax" on storage media doesn't that mean that it's ok to pirate everything, since you've already been taxed in advance for exactly that?

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Recovering Data From 20-Year-Old Diskettes?

topologicalanomaly47 Drives are not equal (375 comments)

When I (used to) recover from old floppies I would turn to an old Thinkpad 750p laptop. It's floppy drive recovered many more discs successfully than the 5$ flimsy drives that equipped the last desktops that had floppies.

more than 2 years ago

How Do You Manage the Information In Your Life?

topologicalanomaly47 Re:Remember to forget (366 comments)

I got married, I have a family and I still take care of archiving :) One doesn't replace the other - it just optimizes it. Instead of burning trough tens of cd's/dvd's for pictures, family movies and so on I jutst keep 2 backup copies of each on a closet server and external hdd. Normal movies are ripped and sit inside the 3Tb media center. If this one blows up I simply rip again / re download the movies. Yes family means less time for this things and so simple scripts keep my pc, my wife's laptop, the backup server and a remote rented linode nice in sync. I simply download my pictures or my home movies on my pc and the rest happens by itself.

more than 3 years ago

Why Broadband Prices Haven't Decreased

topologicalanomaly47 Re:Yep (336 comments)

25$ (78 lei if anybody cares) for 100 Mb fiber, tv, phone and a 7.2Mb mobile internet stick thrown in. I guess prices do drop some places.

about 4 years ago

Growing Power Gap Could Force Smartphone Tradeoffs

topologicalanomaly47 Re:Multicore solution (246 comments)

The fact that we don't see many specialized multicores around still supports my opinion. In order to switch a core on/off you need something that accepts commands from software and that something should be running all the time - let's say that the base core takes care of that. You still have lot's of cores switching on and off, overlapping from time to time. Not to mention the base core that would be busy all the time - running basic functions and switching the others on and off. The bottom line: a basic core running consumes a lot more than an advanced core idling. I can't find a number but I bet that a smartphone cpu say the omap3 idles at pretty much nothing. Microchip PIC mcu's can idle drawing less power than the natural discharge rate of a battery - just to give you an idea. I think that we won't see many specialized cores soon inside smartphones outside the graphics and multimedia area.

more than 4 years ago

Growing Power Gap Could Force Smartphone Tradeoffs

topologicalanomaly47 Re:Multicore solution (246 comments)

Yes and no... You already have multiple cores if you want: besides the general purpose cpu you usually have a dsp core used for a/v decoding. It's usually best to have a core as fast as possible that will spend most of the time idling (race to idle) than to have many cores running all the time. Not to mention the expense of silicon surface. And in the end imagine the nightmare of programming for such a platform.

more than 4 years ago

Which Filesystem Do You Use On Portable Media For Linux Systems?

topologicalanomaly47 Take a piece of paper (569 comments)

and make a nice table: computer1, computer2, .... all the machines you usually use with your removable media Write under each of them the file systems it knows how to read. You'll be happy to see that fat32 is the only option. No matter how much you discuss it, unless you want to take the road explained by someone before me and partition your drives in fat32/ext2 and use something like ext2ifs which is fine (i use it myself) excepting some (rare) bluescreens. Oh and to that commenter I would be very *happy* if everybody visiting me would install some crap so that he can use his usb drive :) Add to that that most stand-alone media players (car radios with usb, dvd players, etc) usually only know how to read from fat32 disks the decision will be simple. Need bigger files ? Split them !

about 5 years ago

Emulated PC Enables Linux Desktop In Your Browser

topologicalanomaly47 Oxymoron (165 comments)

Fast 100% Java - now that's the definition of oxymoron right there.

more than 5 years ago

Microsoft Boasts 96% Netbook Penetration

topologicalanomaly47 Microsoft screws anything... (774 comments)

So Microsoft can leave a hole in my buget AND my netbook? Great.

more than 5 years ago

Author's Guild Says Kindle's Text-To-Speech Software Illegal

topologicalanomaly47 Lobotomy ! (683 comments)

'They don't have the right to read a book out loud,'

This is probably the most idiotic thing I have heard about copyright in a long time.
My sugestion is why let us read it in the first place ? We'll remember it and so an unauthorized copy will be placed in our head. Conclusion: anybody without an approved lobotomy shouldn't be allowed to read !

more than 5 years ago

Sacrificing Accuracy For Speed and Efficiency In Processors

topologicalanomaly47 Intel should sue them! (499 comments)

They have invented this technology long before, end even implemented it in some Intel Pentium processors :)

God forbid the day when my computer decides how accurate my calculations need to be !

more than 5 years ago

MacGyver Film In the Works?

topologicalanomaly47 Re:MacGyver feels dated (290 comments)

that only means that you are watching the surface and miss the meaning

more than 6 years ago


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