* Posts by Randy Hudson

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BEHOLD Apple's BENEVOLENCE! iMessage txt BLACK HOLE finally fixed

Randy Hudson

A PROPER fix

…would be:

[If recipient is an active* iMessage user]

1) Sender's iPhone sends the message to Apple

2) Apple always dispatches the messages to the PHONE over SMS, but would still use TCP/IP to push messages to non-phone clients like OS X, iPad, etc.

AFAIK, it is trivial for Apple to spoof an SMS to a phone and make it look like it originated from the sender's phone. The receiving phone could still color the bubble blue based on the sender being an "active iMessage user".

*within some timeout period.

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Apple's OS X Yosemite slurps UNSAVED docs into iCloud

Randy Hudson

Re: So how else did you...

Since both devices must have bluetooth on AND be on the same wifi network, there are certainly other avenues over which one might imagine the handoff to occur.

In addition, Apple's own instructions (http://support.apple.com/kb/HT6337) only mention signing into the same iCloud account. They don't say anywhere that syncing "Documents & Data" must be enabled.

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Randy Hudson

Old news and not correct

By default, there is NO SUCH THING as an "unsaved" document. There are only "Untitled" documents. Since Mountain Lion, auto-save is enabled by default, and applications will restore any open documents/windows when re-launched, including so-called "unsaved" documents. These two system preferences cause "Untitled" documents to be written to disk so they can be resurrected when the app is reopened.

From 2013: http://support.apple.com/kb/TS4372

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Antarctic ice at ALL TIME RECORD HIGH: We have more to learn, says boffin

Randy Hudson

Re: Antactica is melting too

Pure H2O melts at temperatures well below 0ºC when it has 1 mile of frozen ice sitting on top of it, with pressures 100s of times greater than normal atmospheric pressure.

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Windows 10 feedback: 'Microsoft, please do a deal with Google to use its browser'

Randy Hudson

Combining local and web search

It's all about extracting data from you. With a combined search, when you type "Adobe Photoshop" to launch a local application, the characters get sent to Microsoft. Information about your installed applications, contacts, email searches, etc., will all be sent to Microsoft.

This is valuable and personal information. So valuable, that it is the same reason why they don't want that information being sent to Google or anyone else.

The unified search and address bars in browsers was all about slurping personal data too. Before combining them, if you were typing in the name of a locally saved bookmark, or entering a URL directly, that information wouldn't find its way to Google. By combining them, Google has an excuse to monitor everything you type.

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Apple's new iPhone 6 vulnerable to last year's TouchID fingerprint hack

Randy Hudson

My very first experience with touchID (in the apple store)

1) Train the phone to recognize my thumb

2) lock the phone

3) place my INDEX finger on the home button

the phone recognized my "thumb" and unlocked.

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HAMR time for Google's MapReduce, says not-so-startup

Randy Hudson

Modeling

Surely you mean modding it, as in modulo

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Get ready: The top-bracket young coders of the 2020s will be mostly GIRLS

Randy Hudson

Re: No.

Evidently, Jasper is not part of the 6%

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Samsung sticks with CHILD labor shame fab: Zero-tolerance means 30% less trade

Randy Hudson

Zero tolerance?

If they "will do 30 per cent less business", it sounds more like 70% tolerance?

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Malware gets your Android blabbering to HACKERS

Randy Hudson

Why is Google Voice Search even active when the phone is emitting any sounds? Seems like a pretty obvious source of false positives, as well as wasted processing/battery.

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Apple 5S still best-selling smartphone 8 months after launch

Randy Hudson

I've firmly in the Apple camp, but the timing of this poll seems to have been cherry-picked. This S5 just came out in April. By May, the initial batch had probably been depleted, so would be S5-buyers probably had to wait in some countries. And obviously S4 sales would have declined since buyers would be holding out for an S5.

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iPhone-stroker-turned-fandroid sues Apple over iMessage text-slurpery

Randy Hudson

Prediction

The right to replace your cell phone with a new one every 18 months, regardless of manufacturer, will soon be known as Moore's law.

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Symantec: Antivirus is 'DEAD' – no longer 'a moneymaker'

Randy Hudson

45 per cent

that's a great return on investment!

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Five unbelievable headlines that claim Tim Berners-Lee 'INVENTED the INTERNET'

Randy Hudson

At least those other publications…

correctly capitalized the word.

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Fee fie Firefox: Mozilla's lawyers probe Dell over browser install charge

Randy Hudson

I find this hard to believe

People still choose to use firefox?

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Apple's Windows XP moment: OS X Snow Leopard left to DIE

Randy Hudson

Re: 2007 hardware obsolete?

Do you really think it's the GMA 950 chipset? I thought this was a tech site. Your Mac Mini is not supported because the processor is 32-bit. The OS, drivers, and applications are exclusively 64-bit now.

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'Copyrighted' Java APIs deserve same protection as HARRY POTTER, Oracle tells court

Randy Hudson

I agree that fair use could apply if Google were trying to create its own implementation of java. Instead, they have created a derived work that has nothing to do with interoperability, etc.

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Drone expert: Amazon's hypetastic delivery scheme a pie in the sky

Randy Hudson

Quad copter death?

I have yet to see a quad copter with 2-foot long blades on it. The death was caused by a helicopter.

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Samsung is officially the WORLD'S BIGGEST smartphone maker

Randy Hudson

Math Fail

Wouldn't that have to be > 50%?

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Chaos Computer Club: iPhone 5S finger-sniffer COMPROMISED

Randy Hudson

Or you could…

just chop off the owner's thumb.

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Bloke leaks '1000s' of Twitter login tokens, says he can hack ANY twit

Randy Hudson

Twitter's OAuth2 implementation is not vulnerable

The "security researcher" is simply describing how OAuth 2 works. If a native application is acting as the client, it is normal for its "consumer secret" to be embedded somewhere in the application. There is no expectation that the consumer secret is actually secret.

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AMD's newest chip: Another step toward 'transformation'

Randy Hudson

Re: AMD vs Intel

What keeps Intel prices in check today is the imminent switch over to ARM on the desktop. With tablets and servers, pressure is coming from both sides.

Apple have already shown they are capable of and willing to throw out an existing architecture when it is time to do so. With Windows 8 RT, Microsoft has their escape route too. It's only a matter of time.

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Microsoft caves on Xbox One DRM and used-game controls

Randy Hudson

Xbox One?

Surely a name update for the console will be announced soon. "Xbox 180" sounds about right.

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PC makers REALLY need Windows 8.1 to walk on water - but guess what?

Randy Hudson

Re: It's not that hard to see the problem

The same will not happen to tablets. Hardware that is perfectly capable of running a new version of the OS will be disallowed or crippled. Eventually downloading a game that works with your back level OS will be a challenge.

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AdBlock Plus BLOCKED from Google Play

Randy Hudson

"The open source outfit". I wonder what that is referring to

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Apple to cough up $100m after kids rinse parents' credit cards on apps

Randy Hudson

Re: Not one to defend Apple but....

It's worse than that. You entered your password to install a FREE application, NOT to make a purchase. Apple then caches your authentication for 15 minutes and applies it to a completely different action: spending $$$ (while installing nothing).

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Top Firefox OS bloke flames Opera for WebKit surrender

Randy Hudson
FAIL

Kettle, black

This means a lot, coming from the browser that hasn't rendered tables correctly for over 14 years.

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=915

Even Internet Explorer does *layout* better than Firefox. Here's another FF layout fail example:

https://bug736458.bugzilla.mozilla.org/attachment.cgi?id=606729

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Apple confirms 128GB iPad. A hundred bucks for an extra 64GB

Randy Hudson
WTF?

customer: This entry-level iPad looks nice. How much to add another 16GB storage?

apple: $100

customer: And what about another 32GB on top of that?

apple: $100 more

customer: Suppos'n I want 64GB more after that?

apple: $100 more

Makes sense to me

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Nipper's toy train enjoys journey to edge of SPAAAAACE

Randy Hudson
Holmes

This is why I visit The Reg!

In case I missed out on a viral video from 5 months back. Really? A story from August 2012?

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Little spider makes big-spider-puppet CLONE of itself out of dirt

Randy Hudson

Counting spiders

Seems unlikely they could count to 8

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German city dumping OpenOffice for Microsoft

Randy Hudson

Even the folks LibreOffice agree

Why else would they have posted an open letter to the city as a PDF? http://blog.documentfoundation.org/2012/11/16/open-letter-to-the-city-of-freiburg/

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Lawyer sues Microsoft rather than slot an SD card into his Surface

Randy Hudson
Joke

Slippery Slope

If they send him a free card, that would establish a precedence – Microsoft might find themselves on the hook for hundreds of free memory cards.

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US data show slump in Apple tablet share

Randy Hudson

Was tis survey conducted by Fox News?

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Texas Instruments: Screw smartphones, put our chips in the dishwasher

Randy Hudson

Or they can just keep charging $100 for a 20 year old calculator

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Apple weekend iPhone 5 sales miss forecasts

Randy Hudson
Facepalm

Their is?

Don't you mean "theirs". At least get it right the second time...

/pedant

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Archos pushes out 7-inch GamePad, slaps on dual thumbsticks

Randy Hudson
FAIL

PS Vita was D.O.A.

I own a Vita (actually, my son), and it is a sorry excuse for a gaming device. Games are downloadable, like the iPad or other tablets, but instead of costing $1 to $5, they cost up to $40. Absurd! Proprietary flash storage costs $100 for 32GB!

At least with $40 UMD games, you could loan it to a friend or trade the game in when you're done playing it. And you can only play downloaded games on up to 2 Vitas (not that anyone would own that many), while iOS games can be played on every iPod, iPad and iPhone you own.

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Apple: You'd want hi-fi streamage from us, not poor-people Wi-Fi audio

Randy Hudson
WTF?

Digital to Analog?

"performs the digital-to-analogue conversion and feeds the audio into a stereo amp". The 1980s called, they want their RCA cables back.

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AT&T defends FaceTime price gouge

Randy Hudson

FaceTime doesn't compete?

Let's see, I can either have a conversation with someone using FaceTime and my data allowance, or I can use AT&T's voice service and call that person directly. What's that, I can't use FaceTime? Looks like I'm forced to use my package minutes as an alternative...

FaceTime offers the identical service (voice). The fact that it has an additional feature (video, which you can turn off) doesn't change that fact.

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Microsoft: It was never 'Metro,' it was always 'Modern UI'

Randy Hudson

The term "Metro"

... has been retired retroactively to March 2012

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Japan to get Android phone with built-in radiation dosimeter

Randy Hudson
Alert

But does it measure…

…the radiation coming from the phone itself?

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Core Wars: Inside Intel's power struggle with NVIDIA

Randy Hudson

Cell fail?

The top 4 of the green 500 list are occupied by derivatives of the Cell BE.

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Google offers I/O tickets to atone for Code Jam snafu

Randy Hudson
Holmes

The fire marshall should love that

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Windows 3.1 rebooted: Microsoft's DOS destroyer turns 20

Randy Hudson
Stop

Preemptive multitasking

Preemptive is what we have today. Surely you mean cooperative?

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Apple New iPad Wi-Fi only

Randy Hudson

Is it just me...

or does the Infinity Blade II capture look like the 3D is being rendered at 1024x768, and then resampled to 4x the resolution? If you look at edges that are nearly vertical/horizontal, it's strange that the "steps" along the edge always jump by 2 pixels at a time (modulo the blur from the resample).

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Eclipse Xtends Java

Randy Hudson

"we recommend Guice"

Oh well, they just lost all credibility as far as I'm concerned.

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Ten reasons why you shouldn't buy an iPhone 5

Randy Hudson
Coffee/keyboard

Death grip

As an AT&T iPhone 4 owner, I can confirm the deathgrip is real (I'm rarely affected, and I use no case). But, Apple have addressed the issue, which is why the Verizon iPhone 4 was designed with dual aerials. Unless you grip the phone simultaneously at the top and bottom, there's no way to attenuate both.

Why is the reg still harping about a design issue that was addressed nearly a year ago??

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Android outsells Apple 2:1

Randy Hudson
Thumb Down

Nice timing

I wonder why these numbers are always shown as the current iOS phone is near its EOL.

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Ex-Google engineer dubs Goofrastructure 'truly obsolete'

Randy Hudson

How can anyone

... who contributed to guice, critique any other piece of software and expect to be taken seriously?

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Single-patent lawsuit hits Apple, Google, Amazon, Priceline...

Randy Hudson

Toaster Oven?

Hey, people like toasters, and they like ovens, maybe I should file a patent for something that is both a toaster and an oven.

This is about as creative as TiVo's patent for a dual-tuner DVR, upon which they successfully claimed infringement by Dishnetwork. [imagine Brian Regan recounting a patent-mining session] Uh, OK... people like DVRs. So, I have a patent idea… TWO, …TWO DVRs. Yeah, two – that's my patent.

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