* Posts by petur

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Skype hauled into court after refusing to hand call records to cops

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1. so in your mind a search warrant can never be obtained because as long as there is no conviction they are not guilty so their privacy is more important, and if they are convicted the evidence is not needed anyway. You might want to think that one over again.

In this case a judge found that there was enough suspicion of wrongdoing to order the warrant. I honestly do not see what your problem with that is.

2. I agree. But this is a criminal investigation, and a proper warrant is available.

3 and 4. We will see. Yahoo tried the same excuse in 2013 and failed. I'm getting the popcorn.

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So 3 downvoters think that Armenian criminals discussing arms transports should have their privacy respected even if a court requests access to the data. The criminals both have Belgian identity papers and were in Belgium when they used skype to communicate.

Good grief.

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Sorry, I'm totally against warrantless and mass collection of data, but if a court orders skype to hand over data for a criminal investigation and skype refuses, the next step will be that they will be summoned for obstructing investigation, not handing over evidence or even accomplice to criminal deeds.

So in this case, it is not good on them.

I hope that the criminals that you encounter on your path (sooner or later) will be using skype and the lot, maybe then you'll see the error of your thinking.

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Adult FriendFinder hack EXPOSES MEELLIONS of MEMBERS

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Re: members exposed?

you beat me to it, cheers

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You can't put a price on LOVE, says Apple after court's Samsung payout slash

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correction

The response from Apple should of course read "this case has always been about more money"

There, FTFY

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Stripped to the core and full of Xfce: Xubuntu Linux loses it

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Re: 417Mbytes?

I even remember running Win2K on a 486DX2 with 24MB memory, and it was even usable.

IMHO the bloat is creeping everywhere

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Google App Engine Java sandbox is leaking, say researchers

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Re: The biter bit.

Yes, but after 90 days, not 21....

What's next, full disclosure if not responded to within the hour?

(granted, 3 weeks not responding is taking it over the top, get your act together Google)

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Your metadata and the cost of collecting it belong on your phone and internet bill

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what about a line that says

"Last month your metadata was viewed by police n times, including your location and who you called. Have a nice day"

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Lightbulbs of the future will come with wireless extenders and speakers

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DX

Did they browse DX.com for ideas?

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Jeb Bush: Repeal Obamacare and replace it with APPLE WATCHES

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Good plan

Given the accuracy of these health things, let 'm rely on it and not seek medical advice.. And the problem will be solved in a few years (thank you Darwin)

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Keurig to drop coffee DRM after boss admits 'we were wrong'

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Re: Honestly, what is wrong with an ordinary coffee pot?

Or get a machine that takes beans and water, and grinds just enough to make you a perfect cup. Granted, there's more cleaning/maintenance involved than the manufacturer wants you to believe, but it's about as good as a traditional espresso

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Systemd hee hee: Jessie Debian gallops (slowly) into view

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LMDE

If you want the Mint version of Jessie, do *not* install LMDE, as there will not be an easy upgrade path to LMDE2 (which *is* based on Jessie)

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Boffins turns landfill WinPhones into microscopes

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Re: Utter garbage...

Furthermore, their price does not include the time and energy (R&D) spent by them to develop the lens, or the manufacturing equipment.

On the other hand, I'm pretty sure the profits on those expensive microscopes are pretty good.

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Yow! It's the HOT NEW 'Collections' from Google! Oh wait ... it's a Google+ thing

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Not dead (yet?)

There are lots of makers and open source communities taking to G+, to the point where these new collections are a very bright and welcome idea, because I might be interested in certain work an individual does for a certain open source project, but not some of his other works.

We'll see how it goes, but I would say that 'death' is a bit premature

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Windows 10 bombshell: Microsoft to KILL OFF Patch Tuesday

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Re: Microsoft taking a swipe at another company

My 2002 Microsoft CE PDA never had a security update.

Apples, oranges.

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Android tool catches apps silently pumping hundreds of ad, tracking servers red-handed

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Re: Ghostery browser

Last time I checked Ghostery I saw it actually tracks you too. So you're replacing/blocking tracking from a bunch of apps and sites, with other tracking.

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Visual Studio running on OS X and Linux for free? SO close

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Re: Beware the License Agreement!

I'll just repeat the important part of the licence agreement for the downvoter:

"Some features in the software may enable collection of data from users of applications you develop using the software."

No thanks....

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Intel has ambitions to turn modems into virtual servers and reinvent broadband

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Re: Contrary to industry trend

Indeed... my current undertaking to have working IPv6 involves having a perfectly capable DOCSIS 3.0 modem replaced by another DOCSIS 3.0 one, because they only have it configured/deployed on the later one.

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The Apple Watch: THROBBING STRAP-ON with a knurled knob

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Navigation use case

The navigation use case is not needed: At least my (Android) phone vibrates a code for left/right when it detects it is in my pocket, so I can walk around a place and be guided without staring at the phone. Or at a watch!

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only silicon landfill

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Fandroids, take your phone's antivirus and burn it – Android bod

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Re: And therein lies the problem ...@ST

ST, your problem (or one of them at least) is that you read what you want to read, picking up only the bad reports and ignoring the good ones.

Yes sme people are reporting worse battery life, some of those mention it returned to normal later on , and many report success.

Believe what you want, just stop distributing it as 'truth' (or stat a religion)

A fellow Xperia owner

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Re: Common sense

FYI, one reason why Google Play Services has such an impact on your battery is because it deals with all communication to Google. So all that sycing, mails, calendar, chat, status, location,... goes over a single connection. This tactic actually saves battery. Of course, it does make all the mentioned client apps look like zero battery users...

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Google TUGS Nexus 7-INCHER from its online store

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5.1

My N7 (2013) recently got the 5.1 update and I must say things are running smooth again.

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>Ring, ring< Hey Wall St. Yeah, it's Google. Yeah, bad news again, fellas

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FAIL

The real Evil

Shareholder greed?

If you have to complain the profit isn't rising fast enough, you're greedy. Point.

You're not complaining that there is loss.

You're not complaining that there is no profit.

You're not complaining that there is not enough profit.

You're not complaining that profit isn't rising.

No, you're complaining it doesn't rise fast enough.

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Google it onna Google phone onna GOOGLE NETWORK. MVNO plan imminent

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Flat Fee / Allowance

I'm quite happy with a flat fee or allowance model, my usage is way below what I'm allowed and I never need to wonder of fear what data usage is going to cost.

And I feel that way of thinking very much when I go abroad and suddenly roaming charges by the MB - I'm checking usage all the time, switch stuff off,... Not a happy time

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Chat app WhatsApp gift-wraps free yaps for Apple iPhone saps

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Re: Why would it upset the telcos?

Indeed, and if the income from voice/sms dries up, data prices will rise - somebody has to pay for the infrastructure

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'We STRONGLY DISAGREE' that we done WRONG, says Google

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Meh

There's a lot of bad to be said of Google

But if I search something I even rarely see their sites being pushed forward prominently.

What a waste of taxpayers money... They should concentrate on other Google operations, like big data & privacy

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Bloke hits armadillo AND mother-in-law with single 9mm round

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Re: IT Angle

Simon Harris, you won :)

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Cisco loses logo lawsuit against WiFi inventor boffinhaus

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huh?

"The case therefore involved Cisco trying to prevent the organisation that invented a key networking technology, which it sells to the tune of many millions of dollars a year, from using its own logo."

methinks the wifi logo looks different...

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SPY FRY: Smart meters EXPLODE in Californian power surge

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Re: disinformation

In Europe we even have 400V 3-phase...

And in Europe we keep distribution and local supply on different poles, just to avoid these dangerous incidents...

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The coming of DAB+: Stereo eluded the radio star

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broadcasts?

While I still have a tuner in my home hifi, it is actually not used at all... All radio listening is done via streaming.

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Silicon Valley gets its first 1Gbps home bro– oh, there's a big catch

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Re: VPN

Erm... what's the point of having gigabit broadband if you're going to funnel it through VPN - unless you find an affordable VPN provider offering those speeds and volume?

Sorry, VPN is not a usable solution, me thinks...

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Easy come, easy go: Euro astroboffins blast brace of Galileo sats INTO SPAAACE

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free

I read 'commercial' - we'll see how free it will be, somebody will pay the bill.

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Google Glass NOT DEAD. We're just making it 'ready' says chief

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Happy

The media had it all wrong

that's news!

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Facebook to fling open Messenger to third party apps – report

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FAIL

Re: xmpp...

They (Google) found some reasons to kill federation, but they haven't found any good reason to kill the XMPP openness. So for now they will just insert annoying seconds to minutes delays in the relay.

They can deliver mail in an instant, but relaying XMPP to their hangouts seems to be very computational intensive or require the message to go 10^20 times around the earth.

Why can't they let chat work like email. The protocol is there, just use it properly dammit.

(the fail icon is for Google, we'll see how open that face thingy gets)

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Pass the Lollipop: Google creepily warms to body contact with Android lock function

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The other way around!

I have a small tool on my phone that locks the phone when a acceleration threshold is passed...

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Fanbois: We paid $2000 for full satisfaction but now we have SPREADING STAINS

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Facepalm

1 (at the time of writing) commentard who doesn't get the joke

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Yes, that's completely wrong... you shouldn't use Windows cleaner on Apple products

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Woman caught on CCTV performing drunken BJ blew right to privacy

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Good

Now she has identified herself they can send a bill for cleaning up the mess... + fine

(don't know how the UK is, but here the fine for urinating in public is 60 euro)

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Lighty and flighty: Six sizzling portable projectors

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Optoma

Did the reviewer actually try tge Optoma? It's closer to 40dB, high-pitch and thus incredibly annoying. No wonder, it has 3 super tiny fans inside.

The firmware is buggy, and the only way to get it upgraded is sending it to support - the update menu on the projector is for support, not you.

Mine went back for the noise (so much over spec I thought it was a fault) and an annoying HDMI bug. The noise was within spec as the spec is an average of the noise from all angles, top and bottom are lower...

The HDMI bug is still there, so the order of booting and connecting matters or the (very low quality) internal speaker starts hissing like hell.

Shipping cost well spent (NOT).

Actually, buying the Optoma was wasted money...

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We need copyright reform so Belgians can watch cricket, says MEP

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Re: Do not

want

Sorry, as a Belgian, I do not want to watch cricket.

(don't be offended, I do not watch any sport on TV, sport is for doing, not watching)

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Re: So the only thing that can be copyrighted is...

Region codes?

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My self-driving cars may lead to human driver ban, says Tesla's Musk

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FAIL

Too confident of their capabilities, let's put an end to that

Make the car/tech company liable for the accident if its software or tech was at fault.

Then watch how their confidence drops through the floor while they calculate the possible multi-billion claims they will have to pay.

Sorry, driving in traffic is *not* that easy.

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Google Glass DIED from TOO MUCH ATTENTION, Captain Moonshot admits

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Re: Step by step

Indeed, most - if not all - objections from people against it were related to the camera. As a concept it still makes sense, so I hope it returns. OTOH, I started wearing lenses because I found glasses annoying...

Also makes me wonder why the competitors are not facing the same objections - I suppose they also contain camera's and microphones. But they do not look like they should be used in public.

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BBC gives naked computers to kids (hmm, code for something?)

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Re: Pedantic point of order

I dislike the people who can't see the humour of Clarkson/TopGear. I hope he gets hired by another broadcaster and makes loads of money for them (and a new program for us)

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Musk: 'Tesla's electric Model S cars will be less crap soon. I PROMISE'

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Yes, there's a video that shows two Tesla's driving in for battery swap while one car was standing at the pump...

But they failed when they then told the swapped battery was on loan, and you had to come back to the same point to swap it back with your own battery.

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VMware wants amicable end to 'meritless' Linux-lifting lawsuit

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Mushroom

The amicable end has already been tried, VMware

There have been talks with VMware since 2012, and the answer they consistently got was 'get lost'.

They probably didn't think it would come to an actual lawsuit.

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US bares its net neutrality enforcement regime to world+dog

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Re: skip to page 321

Hahaha.... thanks for the pointer, have a pint

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RIP Sir Terry Pratchett: Discworld author finally gets to meet DEATH

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My reading will never be the same again

*goes sitting in a corner for a while*

Rest in peace, Terry

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Tastier Lollipops for chosen few as Google releases Android 5.1

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Nobody forced the update on you, you tapped the update button. I waited a bit to see reports, an only updated when 5.0.2 arrived.

That said, 5.0 is indeed not what it should be, and I'm mostly looking forward to 5.1 for the fixes.

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