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Apple, Google, and Amazon's Quest For One Remote Control Is Futile

uCallHimDrJ0NES This is about taking control of entertainment? (130 comments)

I just assumed this was about positioning trojan spyboxes in everyone's living rooms in a contest to become the most valued data collection agency! Boy, am I relieved to hear it's just about entertainment! The face value version of this story sure is less scary than the real one.

about two weeks ago
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A New Robo-Soldier Will Test Chemical Warfare Suits

uCallHimDrJ0NES Re:The cost of this program (29 comments)

What are you saying about the Coward's mother? :) I want to know more!

about two weeks ago
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A New Robo-Soldier Will Test Chemical Warfare Suits

uCallHimDrJ0NES Re:The cost of this program (29 comments)

Apparently, teaching you how to spell wasn't a role of your government, either.

about two weeks ago
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The Amazon Fire TV Is Kind of a Mess

uCallHimDrJ0NES Re:raspberry pi (96 comments)

Isn't it true that library scraping and image retrieval is super slow for XBMC on the Raspberry Pi? That's what I've heard. Everyone I know who's tried XBMC on the Pi is a non-library user. For me, half of the enjoyment of XBMC is the browsing the collection artwork. I'd love to hear that the library works great on Raspberry Pi. Anybody know?

about two weeks ago
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The Amazon Fire TV Is Kind of a Mess

uCallHimDrJ0NES Re:Current iTunes store user sees limited value... (96 comments)

Well, I plugged the thing in this morning for the first time, pushed the voice button, said "Little Bear", and two seconds later my son was watching Little Bear. Half an hour later, my wife pushed the button and said "Cooking Shows", and she got a list of cooking shows. She watched one. Streaming quality was great. I don't know you're basing your expectations on or comparing against. The voice search seems to work fine. I wouldn't dream of trying to sort by price. What for? This box's main function is to play Prime video. Did you think it was a web browser?

about two weeks ago
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The Amazon Fire TV Is Kind of a Mess

uCallHimDrJ0NES Re:XBMC! (96 comments)

ROCKIN' GOOD NEWS, Jeff! That is exciting. I was going to leave mine in the box till tomorrow, but now I'm way to stoked to let it sit. I've been wanting a tiny XMBC box for cheap for a while. I passed on Ouya because I didn't have confidence, and Raspberry Pi because of the DIY time commitment I couldn't afford. It was the hardware specs that really sold me this box, and XBMC was in the back of my mind when I pulled the trigger.

about two weeks ago
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The Amazon Fire TV Is Kind of a Mess

uCallHimDrJ0NES Re:Valid Complaint (96 comments)

You said: "But such a thing could know wham an app it is not integrated with is open, and issue an alert that it does not work in that app." What, you want to compare running apps, or even the foreground app, against a list of Amazon Fire-specific apps? The overhead would be a terrible waste. Then you said searching Amazon is "literally the least likely thing I want to do." Two strikes there. One, you reveal yourself to have no use whatsoever for Amazon's library, which means you are likely to be so invested in someone else's DRM that you find Amazon entries redundant and wasteful. So, you hate this device no matter what. Two, you did the incorrect colloquial "literally" thing. I promise you, life has an infinite number of options that are worse. Unless you're hard wired to die when you search Amazon video, there is no way it's "literally" the least likely thing you want to do. I'm done with you now, SuperKendall. And don't think I haven't noticed how you and Clark Kendall are never around at the same time. Go wham an app.

about two weeks ago
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The Amazon Fire TV Is Kind of a Mess

uCallHimDrJ0NES Re:Valid Complaint (96 comments)

Without having seen it yet, I'm going to hazard a guess that the voice search button is tied to an app that has no integration to installable apps. Just like Android's magnifying glass button only brings up one search app. It's a VOICE SEARCH button. It connects to an app. Amazon's app. Amazon's device. I'm tired of this. If you want to hate on Amazon, fine. But you can't tell me it's not just another brand of the same stuff. Apple pulls the same kinds of tricks all day long. I wanted that optical audio port.

about two weeks ago
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The Amazon Fire TV Is Kind of a Mess

uCallHimDrJ0NES Re:Searching siloed in Apple TV (96 comments)

....which would be a legitimate complaint, the Netflix search function were broken. But it's not. This guy is complaining that the Amazon voice search app doesn't give Netflix results. That's like complaining that Google search doesn't return Bing results.

about two weeks ago
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The Amazon Fire TV Is Kind of a Mess

uCallHimDrJ0NES Current iTunes store user sees limited value... (96 comments)

...hilariously biased article. This guy obviously prefers AppleTV. Does Apple plan to have a cross-vendor search function for streaming? I doubt it. I was in for one on the FireTV because I like the hardware and audio output options. I'm tired of vendors pushing HDMI audio at me.

about two weeks ago
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Five-Year-Old Uncovers Xbox One Login Flaw

uCallHimDrJ0NES The account security is not important (196 comments)

The account security is not important. The facial recognition logging who was in the room at what times and storing it in a coded blackbox style log is what's important. User account security is not significant. We are not the customers

about two weeks ago
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UK Bans Sending Books To Prisoners

uCallHimDrJ0NES Re:Prisoners get PAPER BOOKS!!?? No fair!!! (220 comments)

Can't the disinformation crowd Cowards at least get some fake identities for us to pick on? I know, you're trying to bore us into submission, but even you must get tired of it sometimes.

about two weeks ago
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Interviews: J. Michael Straczynski Answers Your Questions

uCallHimDrJ0NES Re:Really? (67 comments)

Any interesting non flattering questions get modded down and not presented to the interviewee.

about two weeks ago
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FTC Settles With Sites Over SSL Lies

uCallHimDrJ0NES Self-policing doesn't work (78 comments)

I have a hard time believe the FTC will follow through with reviewing and verifying the contents of these security audits. This is a non-punishment. Not even a slap on the wrist. They should have gone for a stiff monetary fine. That said, I don't know how likely such an outcome would have been for the FTC. However, fining till it hurts is the only thing I am certain businesses will respond to.

about three weeks ago
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CISPA's Author Has Another Privacy-Killing Bill To Pass Before He Retires

uCallHimDrJ0NES FISA...transparency.... (138 comments)

....makes me giggle.

about three weeks ago
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Latest Humble Bundle Supports Open Source GameDev Tools

uCallHimDrJ0NES Hurray! (29 comments)

I bought this bundle even though I already had half the games, because the platforms deserve the help. You're able to gift the Steam versions individually, so the redundancy isn't a waste if you have friends on Steam.

about three weeks ago
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Peter Molyneux: Working For Microsoft Is Like Taking Antidepressants

uCallHimDrJ0NES Re:So, we hate Peter now? (164 comments)

From the comments others have been making, it's apparent that he's always sort of a jerk. I wasn't aware of that. I still don't think his use of the "being on antidepressants" phrase makes him a jerk though. A whole bunch of other things do.

about three weeks ago
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Peter Molyneux: Working For Microsoft Is Like Taking Antidepressants

uCallHimDrJ0NES Re:So, we hate Peter now? (164 comments)

Ah. Yes. Well, I'm not going to argue with that. It's not like he's a friend of mine or something. Self-promotion does get old...especially if you're a fan of the work.

about three weeks ago

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NTLM 100 Percent Broken Using Hashes Derived from Captures

uCallHimDrJ0NES uCallHimDrJ0NES writes  |  about a year ago

uCallHimDrJ0NES (2546640) writes "Security researcher Mark Gamache has used Moxie Marlinspike's Cloudcracker to derive hashes from captured NTLM handshakes, resulting in successful pass-the-hash attacks. It's been going on for a long time, probably, but this is the first time a "white hat" has researched and exposed the how-to details for us all to enjoy. Microsoft has posted a little guidance for those who need to turn off NTLM: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2793313. Have fun explaining your new security project to your management, server admins!"
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