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Mozilla Rolls Out Sponsored Tiles To Firefox Nightly's New Tab Page

xvan Re: Well... (168 comments)

The issue is that I've accumulated a long list of changes I don't want on my firefox, and that required me more than half an hour to toggle. Of the top of my head I can think of:

  • Switch to tab
  • That tiling thing instead of the about:blank page for new tabs
  • Classic theme restorer
  • Placing all the UI items back to their original place

I'm sure I must have a lot more stacked.

2 days ago

NSA Agents Leak Tor Bugs To Developers

xvan Re:Yes Google and FB are the ones to protect us? (116 comments)

An organization who has a record of defending people's freedom or a corporation who has a record of selling every kind of information they can get their fingers on.

Mmm... I don't know which applies to google and which to the NSA....

about a week ago

Microsoft's Windows 8 App Store Is Full of Scamware

xvan Re:Windows 8 app store? (188 comments)

ARMs are extremely power efficient too. And the core licences allow manufacturers to add their own embedded peripherals, including those fancy hybrid ARM/FPGA guys.

about two weeks ago

Ask Slashdot: How Dead Is Antivirus, Exactly?

xvan Re:Sandboxing (331 comments)

Whish I could tell that to the Ubuntu developers after each distro upgrade.

about two weeks ago

Which Is Better, Adblock Or Adblock Plus?

xvan Re:Chrome? (436 comments)

I switched too, from transmission, only for the "streaming/download chunks in order" capabilities, and no, I don't care about the swarm health foobar.

about a month ago

Was Watch Dogs For PC Handicapped On Purpose?

xvan Re: Controversy? (215 comments)

But GTA3 suck's by today's standards. I might be wrong but can't think of a better game with a similar game play that's older than the GTA3.

about 2 months ago

Interviews: Bruce Perens Answers Your Questions

xvan Re:I really dig the Obamacare comments Bruce made (224 comments)

Don't know about the US, but lot's of countries actually do that. They provide Food / Money intending to put all their population above the indigence line.
Ofcourse, from these other countries it's really hard to understand why you're against public health, but allow your police to purchase military vehicles.
On the other hand, the US has been more successfull than most of these other countries, so we might be wrong.

about 3 months ago

Interviews: Ask Andrew "bunnie" Huang About Hardware and Hacking

xvan Re:Why "bunnie"? (58 comments)

What makes you think that he chose it himself?

about 3 months ago

UK Ballistics Scientists: 3D-Printed Guns Are 'of No Use To Anyone'

xvan Re:Good (490 comments)

Wasn't in that conditions that the first mac was made, or am I mistaken?

about 3 months ago

NYC Councilman (and Open Source Developer) Submits Bill Establishing Open Source Preference

xvan Re:This is bullshit. (105 comments)

Well, almost all government documents are written with LateX (Academic papers) or XML (docx).

about 3 months ago

Imparting Malware Resistance With a Randomizing Compiler

xvan Re:Would cause major debugging headaches (125 comments)

Not whit NOOPs, It's been already used and marks your code as "suspicious". But the same obfuscation techniques used for anit-piracy, can be (and are) used by virus makers.

about 3 months ago

Become a Linux Kernel Hacker and Write Your Own Module

xvan Re:just because (143 comments)

Do you pine for the nice days of minix-1.1, when men were men and wrote their own device drivers?

Allways sounded like a hacking invitation to me.

about 3 months ago
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xvan Re:Criminal scum (226 comments)

How many times did you cross child porn indexed by google?
How many times did you cross with torrents indexed by google?

Do you really believe that google isn't able to block torrents? It's just not worth the money... DMCA safe harbour rules are on their side, and they'd only loose eyeballs + money tightening their filters.

Have you also questioned why if its legal to stream media from youtube / spotify. And It's legal to record it for personal purposes. Why It's illegal to aquire it from "alternative ways".

about 3 months ago
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xvan Re:Mod parent interesting (226 comments)

I see no irony... PGP Can be used for authentication for users.
So you have descentralized authetication: PGP (to authenthicate users and files origin).
Descentralized File sharing: Torrents
What's lacking is a descentralized scoring system and a descentralized universal index system (I have no Idea what's the best way to implement that).

Another issue is a descentralized way to track torrents health...

about 3 months ago

Wikipedia Medical Articles Found To Have High Error Rate

xvan Re:It's not just medical information.... (200 comments)

The main issues with wikipedia are:
a) Truth is not a democracy.
b) It lack's a scoring system to measure the trustworthy of its references.

about 3 months ago

Bug In DOS-Based Voting Machines Disrupts Belgian Election

xvan Re:Paper trail (193 comments)

The paper version is not cheap. It's as repeatable as any other election method.
It's easy to rig it on small scale, and enough small rigs can alter the election results.
It's extremely susceptible to human errors, an they are not minimized as the vote count is not performed by auditing trained people.

Paper version presents other issues in places without bipartisan systems.
You can have more than 10 ballots for an election, and some ballots are "missed", depriving the possibility of choose. It's important because a significant number of persons don't decide until the last moment.

I was really surprised by Venezuela's voting system. I believe that a mixed electronic/paper system is the most auditable way.
It'd be better if you were provided with a ticket with a vote ID and a random key pair, to be able to validate your own vote online without violating the secrecy principle.

about 3 months ago

German Court Rules That You Can't Keep Compromising Photos After a Break-Up

xvan Re:Ramifications (334 comments)

If your "Anglo" culture includes the US...
1) They treat freedom of speech by caging it in "free speech zones".
2) They treat privacy by bugging the whole world in the name of security.

Yes, it could be a lot worse than that... but I see no evidence showing that the Anglo culture takes freedom nor privacy as core values.

about 3 months ago

Robbery Suspect Tracked By GPS and Killed

xvan Re:Decoy Pill Bottle (450 comments)

The real villains all push their drugs across our borders while Americans pay the price of those drugs.
FTFY. And remember that mexican cartels get their weapons from the US

about 3 months ago

Richard Stallman Answers Your Questions

xvan Re:Perhaps you miss the point. (394 comments)

To be fair, today I have no fucking idea about what are people refering to when they talk about "the cloud", and what makes it different/new from what we had 10 years ago.
So I could understand that RMS's deffinition of "the cloud" would be different from the "expected" deffinition.

about 4 months ago


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