* Posts by JoeF

15 posts • joined 17 Mar 2011

Apple grapple: Congress kills FBI's Cupertino crypto kybosh plan

JoeF

Zoe Lofgren is a Dem

Read the article from The Hill that you link to...

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Data caps be damned, AT&T says providers can pay for mobile broadband

JoeF

AT&T should just increase their data caps than these gimmicks.

Others, like T-Mobile, offer twice the data on LTE (and unlimited 3G after that) for less money.

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Fiendish CryptoLocker ransomware survives hacktivists' takedown

JoeF

Doesn't help you if somebody brings in an infected device from home.

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Google Chrome: Extensions now ONLY from the Company Store

JoeF

On Windows, group policies are just registry keys at specific locations.

If a user has admin rights on his computer, he can of course write the keys manually.

Problem solved.

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Snowden dodges US agents in Moscow, skips out on flight

JoeF
FAIL

Ahh, the hypocrisy. The US chooses "not to live by the standards of the law" by illegally snooping on its citizens without warrant and with just a secret court's rubber stamp, but other countries better do...

Do as the US says, not as the US does.

Turning the US into a police state will be the lasting legacy of the Obama administration, unless they stop this illegal snooping now.

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25% of Groupon share value WIPED OUT after rates slashed

JoeF
FAIL

Mason fired

And CEO Andrew Mason got fired over the bad numbers.

Groupon's dead (actually it was already dead, regardless of the firing of Mason.)

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Outsourcing your own job much more common than first thought

JoeF

Re: Not hard at all.

"Actually, in the US, single programmers can not register as a company. For software companies, legally, they have to have at least 3 employees."

I am pretty sure that this is bull.

DO you have a source? From IRS?

I personally know several people who created their one-person software consulting business.

The idiot who flew his plane into the IRS building in Houston had other issues with IRS, like a tax audit...

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KDE 'annoys the hell of' Linus Torvalds

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Re: Whatever.

Yup.

Slackware 12.2 with KDE 3.5.10.

KDE 4 is the somewhat cartooney stuff.

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Microsoft dumps Metro from Windows 8

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Re: I'm shocked that Microsoft isn't fighting for the use of the "Metro" trademark

Lots of people, you included, get confused with the "Metro AG is a cash&carry shop" thing.

They aren't. They started as a cash&carry shop, but nowadays they are the fifth-biggest retailer in the world, and own, besides cash&carry and grocery chains, consumer electronic chains. That's why they likely would have standing.

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And the worst film NEVER made is...

JoeF

Re: Hedgehog Crisps

They apparently were a flavor:

http://www.doyouremember.co.uk/memory.php?memID=4286

"In the UK in 1981, Hedgehog Foods Ltd decided, as a joke, to produce Hedgehog flavoured crisps (potato chips). To everyone's surprise, the crisps were a huge success.

Hedgehog flavoured crisps were actually flavoured with pork fat and no hedgehogs were used in the manufacturing process."

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Windows 3.1 rebooted: Microsoft's DOS destroyer turns 20

JoeF
Unhappy

Word 2 was a POS

Sure, it worked for writing short articles.

But I used it for writing my undergrad thesis. And this POS deleted text from the start of the paper while I was adding text at the end....

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Atlantis crew wrap heatshield inspection

JoeF
Angel

Hoping for a landing in CA

After watching them launch on July 8 at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, I would love to watch them land at Edwards Air Force Base in California, just because I could drive to watch the landing.

But that'll only happen if the weather in Florida gets to bad for landing... Nothing personal to people in Florida...

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BOFH: CSI Haxploitation Cube Farm Apocalypse

JoeF
Joke

Better compression

@brimful:

Much better: Drop-Zero compression: just drop all zeros. Nobody needs them, anyway. Then just count the number of ones.

I leave the decompression algorithm as homework for the reader :-D

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Fukushima fearmongers are stealing our Jetsons future

JoeF

So, the Japanese government is fearmongering now?

Level 7.

All just more fear-mongering, apparently. At least for some people who prefer to keep their heads in the sand. Or "duck and cover."

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Google copyright purge leaves Android developers exposed

JoeF
FAIL

FUD

No app calls directly into the kernel, not even C apps.

C apps use the C runtime library. And that's licensed under the LGPL. Otherwise, each and every non-free app under Linux would violate the GPL. Linking an app with the C runtime, which them may call into the kernel, is completely fine.

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