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Eric Schmidt: To Avoid NSA Spying, Keep Your Data In Google's Services

tyroneking Re:Hmm.. (280 comments)

And yet the outcome is the same ...

yesterday
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Eric Schmidt: To Avoid NSA Spying, Keep Your Data In Google's Services

tyroneking Hmm.. (280 comments)

I know I'll get s**t for this but ... Google and you-and-your-own-PC are not so different, a single court order and both have to give up any and all information requested; but in Google's case they have more lawyers than you do.

4 days ago
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BitTorrent Unveils Sync 2.0

tyroneking Re:FOSS solution available (60 comments)

Yeah you're right - BTSync is the easiest to setup and if I hadn't worked out how to use Unison many years ago I'd probably be using it now.

about a month ago
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Martin Jetpack Closer To Takeoff In First Responder Applications

tyroneking UAV + people (55 comments)

Looking at one of the videos on the co's site, looks like it can be remote controlled and stabilised - seems like an ideal platform on to which to mount a police sniper and carry him/her to a target location to do the business. I guess it could lift as high a a helo so sound would not be too bad.

about a month ago
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BitTorrent Unveils Sync 2.0

tyroneking Re:FOSS solution available (60 comments)

In fact SyncThing has recently de-merged with Pulse and is now back on it's own (see https://discourse.syncthing.ne...). Probably a good thing because Pulse is part of ind.ie (https://ind.ie/about/) which is a little too off-beat, even for me.

That being said, there's also Git-Annex Assistant (many people - on HN - swear by it, but I can never get it to work), Syncany, Filement, Sparkleshare - all decent sync solutions - though I think all lack the encryption & simple setup of BTSync.

I always end up with Unison + SSH.

about a month ago
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KDE Releases Calligra 2.7

tyroneking Re:Where did this come from? (30 comments)

Thanks for the info - I think I'll give Braindump a go in the next few weeks (when they update their Ubuntu repo's)

about a year ago
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KDE Releases Calligra 2.7

tyroneking Where did this come from? (30 comments)

I've been aware of Planner for some time - but Braindump, Flow? These I've never heard of but they look great!
Anyone worked with Calligra? Compare Braindump to Freemind? Flow to Omnigraffle?

about a year ago
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A Climate of Violence?

tyroneking Re:What? (184 comments)

Yes, certainly if they are the invading force and they have lengthened supply lines anyway. Interesting actually, what will happen when global warming flips the switch and parts of the world are dropped into permanent winter; will the US be as dominant in the new ice age?

about a year ago
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New Doctor Who Actor To Be Revealed This Sunday

tyroneking Re:Here's an idea (249 comments)

;)

about a year ago
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New Doctor Who Actor To Be Revealed This Sunday

tyroneking Re:Whereas here in Amurca. . . (249 comments)

Kanye I actually 'dig' --- he's either a media puppet ("Kanye - go and p*** off some white people - it'll help album sales.") or a true loose cannon, fascinating study in modern media.

about a year ago
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A Climate of Violence?

tyroneking Re:What? (184 comments)

That's a good question about armies not fighting in the winter - I thought it was because of military strategy training that should surely point to the failures of the French and German armies when facing foes during the winter.

about a year ago
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A Climate of Violence?

tyroneking What? (184 comments)

I think either the BBC article or the /. summary is incorrect. It's well known /damn obvious that extreme climactic events cause violence in society. What's new is that they can correlate with numbers, "for each 1 standard deviation (1) change in climate toward warmer temperatures or more extreme rainfall, median estimates indicate that the frequency of interpersonal violence rises 4% and the frequency of intergroup conflict rises 14%." The /. summary is misleading and could cause the casual reader to pass by the article because it seems over obvious.

about a year ago
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New Doctor Who Actor To Be Revealed This Sunday

tyroneking Re:Here's an idea (249 comments)

In England the change over of Dr Who actors is now treated like a big celebrity event - it's in all the papers, TV, magazines. The BBC knows what it's doing - Eccleston taught them that lesson --- lots of publicity and celebrity news for what is a pretty weak show in many respects. Obviously Eccleston was the true inheritor of Tom Baker's mantle, but that's just for us to agree on... ;)

about a year ago
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Using Kickstarter Data To Predict Ubuntu Edge's Success

tyroneking Re:Who the hell wants an Ubuntu phone? (113 comments)

Sadly, it'll never come back - all those generations of kids who won't look in wonder at smooth scrolling orange-on-black text user interfaces - I feel for them ;) Though you know I actually feel much happier about well designed touch interfaces --- they have the same magic for me. I think WIMP - especially M - has failed, and Touch is the true descendent of text user interfaces. Not sure why I feel like that.

about a year ago
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Using Kickstarter Data To Predict Ubuntu Edge's Success

tyroneking Re:Who the hell wants an Ubuntu phone? (113 comments)

You're right, some small things are wrong - but,again IMHO, I find it a good mix of Linux utility and Gnome Do productivity. Compared to Windows 7 (far too flashy), Windows 8 (odd) and Mac OSX (frustrating) it's by far the best UI I've used in the last few years.

about a year ago
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Using Kickstarter Data To Predict Ubuntu Edge's Success

tyroneking Re:Who the hell wants an Ubuntu phone? (113 comments)

I think it doesn't suit everyone, but it's not just newbies who like it - I'm no newbie myself and I've used vast numbers of systems (CP/M, DEC, AS400 thru to NeXT and Windows) and whilst I still long for the days of lovely orange screen character-only UIs, I actually have grown to love Unity.

about a year ago
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3D Printing May Face Legal Challenges

tyroneking Re:Okay... (316 comments)

I think it is high time that Cory was referenced with the phrase normally reserved for XKCD ...

''Obligatory Doctorow story...'''

more than 4 years ago
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Safety Commission To Rule On Safety of Rulers In Science Kits

tyroneking Re:Comparison... (446 comments)

When I was 14 we put together electric circuits on a cheeseboard; the capacitor on mine blew up and a fragment would have hit my eye and blinded me if it wasn't for my sturdy NHS spectacles. Those were the grand days before we had sissy things like safety specs.

Of course I'm being a bit precious here - an eye patch for life would have been cool right?

more than 4 years ago
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TI vs. Calculator Hobbyists, Again

tyroneking Re:funeral drone (417 comments)

"Of the ten or more creative ways to look at this situation, caveat emptor drives the hearse" - you lose, OP wins.

more than 4 years ago

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http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2010/01/new-approac

tyroneking tyroneking writes  |  more than 4 years ago

tyroneking (258793) writes "Google reviews .cn filtering in light of Chinese hacking
Google intend to remove filtering of results on google.cn in light of successful hacks against Google and partially successful attacks against Gmail account holders. More at http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/8455712.stm
Is Google right to do this? (there's an easy answer here) But what about their .cn employees? What will Chine do? (again, an easy answer)"
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BBC reports - researchers re-invent BitTorrent?

tyroneking tyroneking writes  |  more than 7 years ago

tyroneking (258793) writes "BBC is reporting that "Researchers have found a way to enforce good manners on file-sharing networks by treating bandwidth as a currency" through a software package called Tribler that allows "selfless sharers" to see faster up/download speeds. It claims to be an all-in-one media viewer, BitTorrent client and social networking client — but is it really just a media friendly BitTorrent client? Worst of all, one of the researchers is quoted as claiming that Slashdot is "obscure" (in 1999 admittedly)!"

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