* Posts by petur

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Oi, idiot fanbois. DON'T buy this gun-shaped iPhone case, mmkay?

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Seen cases like that on DX for several years now....

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FBI probe physical intrusions into Californian internet cables

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No doubt people in black suits will assist with the repairs to make sure everything is secure

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'Please, choose to be a good citizen and DON’T ask Siri about 9/11'

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Re: One-two-three KICK

No, I think they hired the team that created the google wifi-slurping cars

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Robo-car wars: Delphi's near crash, prang, wallop with Google DENIED!

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Re: Fact...

Fact indeed... how many times have you not planned or started a lane change only to see another driver changing at the same time?

Which does make me wonder if the robo cars use their signalling correctly and if they spot the signalling of other cars correctly. I'd hope so.

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Samsung vows to stop knackering Windows Update on your laptops

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FAIL

yes, one where an app can't disable OS updates

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Samsung caught disabling Windows Update to run its own bloatware

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for once I totally agree

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Wake up, sheeple! If you ask Siri about 9/11 it will rat you out to the police!

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Re: This is not about Siri....

@Lost all faith...

There's even a clip of somebody filming his own stupidity:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHg5SJYRHA0

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Anakin Skywalker chased by cops, crashes podracer into tree

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Luke where you are going

FTFY

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Zionists stole my SHOE, claims Muslim campaigner

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Next week

Next week, he will claim they broke in again and hid the shoe behind the couch! Them bastards!!!11!

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British banks consider emoji as password replacement

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Re: Great Idea!

As a bonus, good luck writing it down on a post-it :D

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Limited edition Iron Man S6 sells for $91,000 thanks to ... serial number

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Re: Lost in translation

nope: 568,788 Yuan or 118.6 million won

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Beats loudspeaker silenced by Apple after $3bn buyout, report claims

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Re: Streaming tech

yup, looks like $3bn spent well... keep 'm coming

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Boffins, feeling around in dark for Philae, lit up by bright spot on Comet 67/P

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Re: Oh so?

"Bombs land on target."

Not all of them... some explode above land, some hit target below water

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OpenSSL releases seven patches for seven vulns

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Why do so many people use open source and so little people support it? Probably answers your question.

We're not talking about a big company with millions on the bank, in fact, the 'big ones' have only recently started funding some essential open source core libraries...

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Cops turn Download Festival into an ORWELLIAN SPY PARADISE

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Re: Panopticon Festival!!!

you forgot a roll of tinfoil

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Belgium trolls France with bonkers new commemorative coin

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It is also wrong. The coins can NOT be used to buy anything, even in Belgium. They are a collectors item, no more, no less.

If you dig a bit deeper there's a whole scene of coin collectors for these kind of things. The idea being that they are pretty rare and some day might be worth more. Or they like collecting them more than they like stamps? Who knows ;)

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Config file wipe blunder caused deadly Airbus A400M crash – claim

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http://xkcd.com/552/

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Re: Lack of imagination when thinking up things that can go wrong.

Would make a good pre-flight check though....

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Spaniard sues eBay over right to sell the Sun

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Re: Heavily used but in good condition

You mean 'heavenly used' of course

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"I'll bet he was laughing all the way to the bank. Probably still gives him the odd chuckle to this day."

maybe, but if you get a judge that follows the law by the letter, ebay may have to sue the notar to end the stupid joke

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What's broken in this week's build of Windows 10? Installing it, for one

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Partly because software has grown so complex that if they would try to fix most/all the bugs before releasing, it would be outdated by then...

Not that I like the current state of affairs, and this is why there are things like Debian Stable or companies liking Red Hat...

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Google: Our self-driving cars would be tip-top if you meatheads didn’t crash into them

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exactly, I encounter idiots not obeying stop signs every day. The reason I've not had an accident (yet) is because I can guess pretty well if such an idiot is coming up. Is called experience....

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Sacré bleu! Parking machine labels French mayor ‘thieving bastard'

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Re: The world needs more feux-français

no, it required a login, username and password!

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One USB plug to rule them all? That's sensible, but no...

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Re: Just make it coloured coded

and white = overpriced?

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Disconnect app maker runs to EU to moan about Android

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Re: "it interferes with other third-party apps...

What's wrong with F-Droid? Oh, right, the app has to be open, like Disconnect claims that Android isn't. Irony.

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Secure web? That'll cost you, thanks to Mozilla's HTTPS plan

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Re: StartSSL is only "free"…

And what good is a free cert if your host only allows installation of certs you buy via them (for many $$$)

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Because maybe not every site has credentials/logins or content that needs protection?

I have (amongst other) a simple site, mostly static content, no logins or confidential stuff. Have it hosted on the cheap, yet those cheap hosts get very expensive when the word 'SSL' drops.

Let them take care of the SSL Mafia first, and force SSL certificates to be cheap or free, then we'll talk. Now it is catching people between a stick and some hard rock, which makes it feel like FF is part of the Mafia

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Re: And still not handling self-signed certificates well

What do you mean with not handling well?

I created my own CA and am signing my own certificates with that. On my browsers and devices I installed said CA and all is very well. Yes, even in FF. Only Android older than 5 doesn't cooperate well.

Upside is that I can create new certificates as I wish and not have to touch every single client.

And as for difficulty, there are plenty of guides to be found for this 3 commandlines operation.

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OK Google, how much of my life do you observe and disturb?

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Google hater article?

If you're going to write an article, at least give it some content. This one looks like just another excuse for some Google bashing.

The points have been made long ago, everybody knows Google uses your private data for ads.

And if you're going to write a short article, it should be possible not to contradict yourself in 10 lines:

"In fact, no changes have been made to the company's data-slurping and scraping policies."

versus

"...which simply builds on the firm's strategy to more closely follow its users around the web."

bringing them together doesn't make them follow more closely, they do that enough already.

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Google spins up 'FREE, unlimited' cloud photo storage 4 years before ad giant nixes it

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Re: Nonplussed

And my picasa webalbums of years ago got neatly migrated to G+ and now to photos...

I dare say that the discontinued services are only a few, most remain... and there's always google takeout

I can see this new photo thing attract lots of people, I only use it for public pictures, my private collection stays on my NAS....

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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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