* Posts by KjetilS

326 posts • joined 18 Dec 2009

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Windows 10 pain: Reg man has 75 per cent upgrade failure rate

KjetilS

Re: R61

I wasn't planning on downvoting you, and I wasn't one of the original ones, but "seems it attracts only idiots" deserve two.

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UK govt to launch a tech creche for military-focused startups

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Maybe make bomb detectors? I'm sure the MOD is interested in that.

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The ‘Vaping Crackdown’ starts today. This is what you need to know

KjetilS

Re: So the bar is now much higher for e-cig makers

Not even close to that...

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How Microsoft copied malware techniques to make Get Windows 10 the world's PC pest

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Re: Finally confirmed my belief...

I wish I could downvote you more than once

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What's next? FBI telling us to turn iPhones into pocket spy bugs? It'll happen, says Apple exec

KjetilS

Re: I totally agree with Mr. Cue here

I hope you're being sarcastic here

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Cloud growth? Take a number, Microsoft. Two engines have stalled

KjetilS

Re: This'll be downvoted but...

Have you tried XBMC? It works wonders on my Raspberry Pi's

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Happy new year, VW: Uncle Sam sues over engine cheatware

KjetilS

We should, but what does that have to do with this story?

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Microsoft revamps its developer tools with a new cloud focus

KjetilS

Re: Monthly sub

isn't it even illegal not to do that?

No it isn't...

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California cops pull over Google car for driving too SLOWLY

KjetilS

Re: Ran this through Google Translate:

If by decision processing you mean the fleshy bits inside, then maybe you are right. If the cars were going 60mph, the humans inside wouldn't have time to react if the car did something stupid.

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Self-driving vehicles might be autonomous but insurance pay-outs probably won't be

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Re: Snow, Rain, Slightly cloudy?

What kind of car models would that be...?

Mine works quite perfectly in all weather conditions so far. I haven't tried in a blizzard (yet), but I will probably not use cruise control in those conditions anyways.

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Laser razor binned from Kickstarter resurfaces on Indiegogo

KjetilS

Re: "Skarp Technologies"

It's swedish for "sharp"

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BlackBerry emits Android mobe as biz goes down the Priv

KjetilS

I might actually buy one of these, if the price isn't horrible and if it supports memory cards.

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Driverless cars banished to fake Michigan 'town' until they learn to read

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Re: Top Gear

Like this? :)

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Ant-Man: Big ideas, small payoff

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Re: Hooray for Hollywood

Nope, then they'll blame piracy.

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What's black, sticky, and has just 8GB of storage?

KjetilS

Re: Ok, a semi-serious question...

You could always get a Raspberry Pi for a fraction of the price, fill up a thumb drive with game files and plugging in a suitable controller.

There are premade SD card images for the purpose.

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Driverless cars deal DEATH to Detroit, says Barclays

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Re: Not really

I'm guessing longer average driving distances (so less short runs, and having the engine run at operating termperature for longer periods) and a lot less salt on the roads (do Australia ever salt roads?) makes cars last longer

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Got a Samsung Galaxy S5? Crooks can steal your fingerprint – claim

KjetilS

Note 4?

I wonder if this applies to the Note 4 as well, since they are pretty similar spec-wise.

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Bloodied SanDisk preps for job cuts after market reading mis-steps

KjetilS

Re: I can't remember

Their memory cards (SD cards, etc) are truly excellent

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Amazon's clouds are da bomb, say EU data protection watchdogs

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April fools?

Hah, this must be a poor attempt at an april fools joke.

Almost as credible as the Fukushima article.

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New dirt-cheap Chromebooks: Team Google keeps jackboot on throat of PC titans

KjetilS

That Flip actually looks quite promising, if it's possible to install a regular desktop linux on it.

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Google wins fight to keep Adwords FBI drug sting docs secret

KjetilS

There might be a lot more to this story than is told in this article. At least one of the letters he sent to Google was written by the MPAA (link NY Times), and he has admitted to having sent/received nearly 900 emails with the MPAA.

In addition, he is close friends with a known MPAA lobbyist (Mike Moore).

Google might be in the wrong here, but I don't really think Hood is in the right either.

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Big Content picks on small Australian ISPs again

KjetilS

It's interesting how music piracy in Norway was pretty much eradicated when we actually was able to listen to music legally for a reasonable sum of money.

When the only alternative was buying stuff on CD, piracy was pretty common.

Perhaps the movie studios should reconsider their options?

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Snowden leaks lack context says security studies professor

KjetilS

Re: A little knowledge is a dangerous thing

That almost made sense...

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UK banks prepare for Apple Pay 'invasion', look to slap on bonking protection

KjetilS

" If customers wish to use another card, they can photograph the card with the phone’s camera."

Great, but I hope there are some additional steps to it, like Paypal or Steam does it (having a tiny amount drawn from the card, which you need to verify by entering the exact amount or a code from the bank statement).

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Xiaomi: It really ISN'T a biz-miracle idiot tax like Apple

KjetilS

Re: going to be very tricky

I guess there are massive differences between different markets here.

As a Norwegian, a base level 1-series or A class isn't very much more expensive than a comparable-size car from many other makers, however they do come with significantly less equipment for the price.

A base 1-series or A class here costs around the same as a Golf.

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KjetilS

Re: going to be very tricky

What do you call the 1-series and A Class? I would call them entry level.

Also, neither the 3-series or C Class is really that expensive if you go for a lesser equipped model, although other brands will give a lot more equipment for your money.

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Online armour: Duncan Campbell's tech chief on anonymity 101

KjetilS

Re: Nice article

When it comes to crypto you want it to be open, tried, and tested, and based on known standards.

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Mobe not-spots 'landmark deal'? We ain't thick, Javid

KjetilS

I don't see why roaming should be a huge problem? It's already in place for foreign users, so the technical aspects are already in place.

I also don't see why it should be an economic problem? This way operators can choose whether to pay for their own sites or rent capacity from their competitors. It should even make it economically feasible to build more sites, since that means competitors will probably have to rent capacity and help pay for the site.

However, this all means fairer competition between operators, so I can see why the operators are against it.

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FCC bigwig grills Netflix: If internet fast lanes are so bad, why did YOU build them?

KjetilS

Re: Never mind the internet "fast lane"...

Or you could ask the studios that question. Netflix doesn't decide what they are allowed to show.

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Megaupload overlord Kim Dotcom: The US HAS RADICALISED ME!

KjetilS

US has the best justice money can buy.

(If you don't have money, you can't have any)

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Google's Chrome to pull plug on plugins next September

KjetilS

Re: AdBlocker?

It isn't.

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Russia to ban iCloud.. to PROTECT iPhone fiddlers' pics 'n' sh*t

KjetilS

This might be the one law coming out of Russia lately that i actually can understand.

Seeing that the US is more than happy enough with grabbing any data they can get hold of (and even trying to grab data from data centers in Ireland), the only safe thing is to keep it on-shore.

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Netflix and other OTT giants use 'net neutrality' rules to clobber EU rivals

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Re: Providers pay too

They don't. Netflix does pay (probably a lot) for their own connection.

What the ISPs want is to get paid yet again to deliver the packets they already get paid to deliver.

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KjetilS

I live in Norway, and if Telenor says something, it's usually best to just assume the exact opposite is true.

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Sunset Overdrive: Exploding teddy bears, dragon fights and more in a tangerine blast

KjetilS

Looks awesome...

I probably would have loved this game, but as long as it's not available on PC, I will sadly have to pass...

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Chipmaker FTDI bricking counterfeit kit

KjetilS

Re: The elephant in the room is...

I would hope that it would of shown up.

I'm terribly sorry to nitpick:

It's would have.

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Trio share 2014 Nobel Prize for cracking internal GPS of the brain

KjetilS

Re: I am impressed,,, very impressed.

We have enough scientists to do both, and you generally can't use rocket scientists to study brains.

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Apple 'Genius': iPhone 6? We've had NO COMPLAINTS about our BENDY iThing

KjetilS

Re: Phat Aluminium?

Aluminium isn't really that strong. It's usually fairly soft. Properly made plastic casings can actually be quite a bit stronger.

So in this case I'm suspecting the aluminium body might actually be making the problem worse.

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Google purchases petite pollster Polar, purloined ppl punted Plus-wards

KjetilS

For a second I thought it was the maker of exercise watches...

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Bright lights, affordable motor: Ford puts LED headlights onto Mondeo

KjetilS

It wouldn't surprise me if that was indeed possible

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Lenovo posts an INCREASE in desktop PC and notebook sales

KjetilS

It's not pointless if it's an actual factor in why they sell more computers than most others.

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Click on a Facebook ad on your mobe, then buy a thing on your PC ... Facebook remembers

KjetilS

Re: How?

Tracking cookies.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4: 4G Android tablet is easy to swallow

KjetilS

Re: Facebook

I'm not sure if you can remove the mentioned apps, but it should be fairly easy to deactivate them.

Then they won't show up in the apps list, and they will be prevented from starting, so apart from the storage space used, it's pretty much the same as removing them.

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Simian selfie stupidity: Macaque snap sparks Wikipedia copyright row

KjetilS

You are wrong.

Unless there is a prior agreement, the copyright belongs to the person who took the photo.

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Snowden is FREE to ESCAPE FROM RUSSIA, say officials

KjetilS

The lawyer also dismissed an attempt by the US to have Snowden extradited back to America on spying charges, saying, "There has been no request which complies with international law."

I wouldn't call that a dismissal, though. When has the US ever made an effort to give requests in compliance with international law?

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NASA tests crazytech flying saucer thruster, could reach Mars in days

KjetilS

m = micro, µ = micro

Metric prefixes

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Wireless charging stretches the friendship by 45mm

KjetilS

The S3 had wireless charging. You had to replace the battery cover with one that had an induction coil, but that wasn't difficult or expensive to do, and the phone had the necessary connectors wired up from the factory.

The same thing with the S4.

I do lob mine on the bedside table and wake up to a fully charged battery. No faffing around with usb cables.

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IEEE gets to work on 25G Ethernet MAC standards

KjetilS

Re: obligatory

I wouldn't call that XKCD relevant in this case.

Setting a new standard to get higher speeds is a good thing. Setting a new standard because one doesn't like the numerous other standards is a bad thing.

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You! Pirate! Stop pirating, or we shall admonish you politely. Repeatedly, if necessary

KjetilS

They could perhaps try to give customers what the want.

No, I don't mean that the media industries have to give it all away, but after Spotify was launched in the nordics, music piracy dropped to almost zero, since the legal alternative was easier than pirating.

This seems to be the experience if people try to go the legal route with movies and TV shows.

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Female! ex-Yahoo! coder! says! female! boss! fired! her! for! refusing! sex!

KjetilS

Re: @John H Woods

Yes, but it seems that females are unable to sexually assault. At least that's what society seems to think.

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