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Mobile Workers Work Longer Hours

x1r8a3k Re:What? (117 comments)

The biggest reason I've seen is sitting at home all day you develop something like cabin fever.

more than 2 years ago

Kickstarter Leaves Project Ideas Exposed

x1r8a3k I so meta... (56 comments)

Maybe they can setup a kickstarter to fund the software improvements.

more than 2 years ago

Dell Designing Developer Oriented Laptop

x1r8a3k Re:Resolution (399 comments)

We used to have a solution to that-- the docking station. What happened to them?

more than 2 years ago

How Much Of Your Day Is Dedicated Video Games?

x1r8a3k Re:Marketing (308 comments)

You must be in the 0-6 months demo!
We can make a lot off your parents!

more than 2 years ago

Phoronix Confirms GNU/Linux Steam and Source Engine Clients

x1r8a3k Re:Good luck (324 comments)

Steam on Windows will phone home with information about what kind of hardware you have, but thats it AFAIK.

more than 2 years ago

Proof-of-Concept Android Trojan Uses Motion Sensors To Steal Passwords

x1r8a3k Re:Swype (105 comments)

as would restricting usage to those times when you're aboard a roller coaster.

That gives me an idea -- put in a more powerful vibrator and run it whenever a text field is active. I'm sure Google will pay millions for this!

about 2 years ago

Proof-of-Concept Android Trojan Uses Motion Sensors To Steal Passwords

x1r8a3k Re:I find this hard to believe (105 comments)

I just checked on my phone with the raw data from the sensors. If i put if flat on a table, they stay still, but just holding it it can detect the small changes of me just not being able to hold it perfectly still. It will even register if I leave one side on a table and raise the other side by about 1mm. I think the rotation thing is more smoothed out in software to prevent it changing too often.

about 2 years ago

Proof-of-Concept Android Trojan Uses Motion Sensors To Steal Passwords

x1r8a3k Re:Swype (105 comments)

I have a slide out physical keyboard on my phone. I think thats the simplest way to defeat this.

Also this seems to only be able to get the location of taps and infer what you've typed. What if I'm using a non standard keyboard layout?

about 2 years ago

Robots Go Wild at the Robotics Competition (Video)

x1r8a3k Re:We need more sports like this (49 comments)

I was part of a group that tried to get a team started at my high school. We got about $150 from the school if I remember right. Current registration costs are $6500, plus the cost of spare parts, transport, tools, etc.

Raising that much money isn't really feasible for high schoolers without getting a corporate sponsor.

We wound up spending the few hundred we managed to get on a parts kit and built a bot in one of our parent's basement. It could have been fairly competitive, but we couldn't get to enter because of the huge fees. I'd love to know where all that money goes to.

about 2 years ago

1366x768 Monitors Top 1024x768 For the First Time

x1r8a3k Re:Why is screen resolution not improving? (394 comments)

The average user doesn't care. As long as it has the HD badge, it's impressive sounding.

Besides, if you only do email and facebook it doesn't make much of a difference.

more than 2 years ago

ICANN's Brand-Named Internet Suffix Application Deadline Looms

x1r8a3k Re:Not ridiculous (197 comments)

Just as many as fall for the they use now.

The reality is that three TLDs isn't enough anymore. Just because a solution can be abused doesn't mean we should rule it out.

more than 2 years ago

VISA, MasterCard Warn of 'Massive' Breach At Credit Card Processor

x1r8a3k Re:Parking Garages? (164 comments)

Those sorts of devices are actually pretty common, and vary from obvious boxes that clip on the bottom of the existing readers to an entire fake fascia for ATMs.
They come back, get the device/SD card/data wirelessly. And makes a clone of the card from a blank.

Krebs has a whole section on it.

more than 2 years ago

Science Reveals Why Airplane Food Tastes So Bad

x1r8a3k Re:The good old days... (388 comments)

I was under the impression it wasn't the caffeine that caused dehydration, but the sodium.

more than 2 years ago

The Average Consumer Thinks Data Privacy Is Worth Around 65 Cents

x1r8a3k Re:Privacy or Convenience? (128 comments)

TFA started responding to me

Did you forget to take your pills today?

more than 2 years ago

Interview With Suren Ter From 'You Have Downloaded'

x1r8a3k Re:You know what's BS? (366 comments)

You are aware thats a game right? Or is this just the biggest woosh moment I've ever had?

more than 2 years ago

Astroturfing For Speed Cameras

x1r8a3k Re:Cash grab?!? (342 comments)

It's not that I feel there should be no speed limits/road anarchy, etc. I just think there should be a human there to be able to judge extenuating circumstances.

more than 2 years ago

Computer Games That Defined RPGs In the 1980s

x1r8a3k Re:Final Fantasy 7 (350 comments)

Just run Win95 in a VM. Easy and simple.

more than 2 years ago

Google Works On Kinect-Like Interface For Android

x1r8a3k Re:I hope this is just a funny joke (49 comments)

Voice interfaces have their place. For example, I can use speech recognition on my phone to say "Navigate to 123 Main St City State" much faster than I can go to the nav app, tap the search button, and type it in.

However, you don't have to use it. You can still do it all through taps and typing. I'm sure this motion interface will be completely optional too, so just ignore it.

more than 2 years ago


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