* Posts by L05ER

88 posts • joined 19 Feb 2013

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The Windows Phone story: From hope to dusty abandonware

L05ER

Re: Even though most people evidently prefer Android and IOS

if more people bitched about the problem instead of just settling for overwhelming mountains of shit apps, MAYBE we wouldn't be here.

just a thought from another WinPhone user since WinCE.

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Kids these days can't even write a decent virus

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suspicion of posession...

Utes

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Woz says wearables – even Apple Watch – aren't 'compelling'

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Re: Success of the Apple II

that was a "useful" case... not a compelling one.

apple doesn't hold on to market share with useful... plenty of others will do that for a lot cheaper. why do you think the only industry that still clings to macs are creative/designer types? they're compelled to use design oriented products.

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meh

normally i agree with Woz...

but i think he's expecting too much out of a watch. these things will never be stand alone PC-level devices... nor should they be.

just like you don't code on a tablet... you'll never really game on your watch.

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Music's value gap? Follow the money trail back to Google

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Re: bitch and moan...

two definitions of capitalism for your consideration:

"an economic system characterized by private or corporate ownership of capital goods, by investments that are determined by private decision, and by prices, production, and the distribution of goods that are determined mainly by competition in a free market" -merriam webster

"an economic and political system in which a country's trade and industry are controlled by private owners for profit, rather than by the state." -google

ownership and control are generally seen as forms of power... care to explain how these definitions are wrong?

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L05ER

bitch and moan...

you lose me as soon as you try comparing physical goods to digital ones.

the comparison is shit and it underlines how shit the argument is...

IF the world isn't giving you what you think you deserve for what you do... stop doing it. don't whine and complain that people need to value your work more. you have to MAKE THEM want your product, you can't create demand by complaining.

i've wanted digital multi-track HD audio for over 15yrs now (i'm in my early 30s), and it's been entirely possible this whole time. THEY JUST WON'T GIVE IT TO US.

i pay for blu-rays, i pay for netflix, i pay for digital media... it's not about being a thief. it's about what i want not being offered. capitalism dictates that the power is in my hands, so excuse me while i steal all this shitty quality music and laugh in your face while you cry about control and being relegated to middle class lifestyles.

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Former Microsoft HoloLens man: It's NOT about gaming

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Re: If that's their use case then its doomed

your wording makes it extremely obvious this is all merely speculation for you, and NOTHING more. if you aren't involved in the construction industry you shouldn't speculate on its needs, at all.

example: don't try telling granite installers that a well trained guy measuring their installs is better than a semi-trained guy with a $15k laser measuring device.

devices like what i just mentioned are undoubtedly going to be more common than AR, but what you shouldn't doubt is that any business that can see a benefit from it... will do so.

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Nest bricks Revolv home automation hubs, because evolution

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To the hypocrite

this is the 21st century... anyone on the internet relies on things outside their control.

get over yourself.

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Florida weed suspect cuffed after hoverboard pursuit

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suspicion of posession...

Holy hell the burden of proof is alot lower than I thought.

Used to be you actually had to commit a crime to get arrested.

Where are we going and why are we in this handbasket?

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French mobe repair shop chaps trash customer's phone

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Re: Re : "tell us, where do you work?"

My IDE has syntax check, doesn't yours?

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Uber explains itself after 'moving the goalposts' on its new bug bounties

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should have known...

"All the members of team running this program are part of the security community and many of us actively submit to other bug bounty programs..."

and they still somehow failed to "better define" the scope of the bounty program from day 0? either they are all incompetent or someone is full of shit.

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Apple stuns world with Donald Trump iPhone

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Re: Miniature big iPad

i give you the hammer drill (or rotary hammer as mine calls itself) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hammer_drill

not to be confused with the impact driver... which is somewhat similar.

despite your claim, both actually work very well for their respective uses. admittedly you would never use either (in its main use mode) with a screw.

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Look out, Windows Phone 8 users – yes, both of you – here's ... Windows 10 Mobile

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Re: three

my fault, he probably could see you behind my fat ass.

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Yelp minimum wage row shines spotlight on … broke, fired employee

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not so peculiarly american it would seem...

Otherwise why is it easy to not like someone highlighting injustice?

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Microsoft patent filing confirms existence of 3D Jedi gesture phone

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Re: Hover?

My 1020 has a hover setting for the clock reveal, not sure if it is using this tech tho.

It's a shame Microsoft has ruined this windows phone reboot... I'm finally switching to android. WinPhone has all the apps I need... But ripping out social integration is a deal breaker, since nobody does hardware accessories for this thing (IE:FLIR)...

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Coding is more important than Shakespeare, says VC living in self-contained universe

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Re: George Santayana

Just because I was taught about racism and segregation doesn't mean it stopped it... Or that liberal arts students really understand, or know what to do with, the anger they feel over it...

Seems like teaching these kids history has led to us repeating the racial tensions and calls for segregation and racial bias... Your platitude isn't quite that accurate, sadly.

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irony...

You aren't viewing to learn either... You're viewing it to judge them with your own brand of smug superiority.

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US government's $6bn super firewall doesn't even monitor web traffic

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Re: Obvious when you consider their priorities

think: big fish, little pond.

not the country's top IT people... DHS's top IT people.

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Bloke sues dad who shot down his drone – and why it may decide who owns the skies

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Re: "250 grams (1 pound)"

beat me, but i researched ;)

maybe because they changed the article to a closer, yet still inaccurate number.

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L05ER

Re: "250 grams (1 pound)"

yeah... this stopped me mid sentence.

according to my drug dealer a pound is 448 grams... according to google it's 453.592.

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Surface Pro 4: Will you go the F**K to SLEEP?

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funny...

i have the exact same experience (not being able to find a fucking thing) with 8.1...

where did the "Open With..." option go? Where the hell is the photo viewer? where are all my printer options? sure as hell not where they used to be.

this whole dumb it down to make it tablet friendly shit has to stop. where was the market demand for these hybrid pieces of shit? oh right, it never existed. THAT is why they are having so much trouble designing something that works...

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I have you now! Star Wars stocking fillers from another age

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Master here

I loved masters of the teras kasi...Thok VS Hoar! Evil Luke! Mara Jade! Gameplay wasn't stand out... But didn't suck by any means.

Still consider it to be the second most fun star wars game to play... Behind KoTOR.

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Windows 10 won't come to old WinPhones until some time in early 2016

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Re: Almost as good

If you absolutely need an android app on your phone... You're doing IT wrong.

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hahahaha

Fuck that... Windows 10 can stay far, far away from any of my devices.

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13,000 Comcast customers complain to FCC over data caps

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Re: Comcast without a cap.

i had this exact same experience at time warner during one of their "we're going to test 'metered pricing' (caps) in your area".

paid about $20 more a month than residential, but i got almost yearly speed upgrades... 4x the upstream... network priority (net neutrality be damned!)... business support... and free install with a contract! they asked about other services on the first sale... but never again.

i kind of want it again now... dropped it during the recession to save 340/yr :D

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Microsoft steps up Windows 10 nagging

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Re: I heard Microsoft makes good keyboards

Yep, I've got a few as backups... But I have a nasty habit of spilling the bong directly in my keyboard... 3 times in the last 18yrs have my keyboards died this way.

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GOP senators push FCC to kill support for local broadband

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Greed > Freedom

why can't i get and easy to copy-paste list of the rubes who put their name to this drivel?

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L05ER

Re: verbatim, from ATT...

capitalism works, people don't.

that's why we regulate people with laws.

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Adobe: We locked our customers in the cloud and out poured money

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Re: Not really cloudy

I'm glad it was a feature-mature product... I still use cs6, and can't see any reason to ever subscribe. I'll keep a win7 box running forever if I have to.

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IBM kills Hack A Hair Dryer women-in-tech vid after backlash

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HAHAHA

that chick that doesn't use a hairdryer... is an EYELINER ENTHUSIAST.

holy fucking hell...

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Hacker reveals lifestyles of the rich and famous in UAE bank pop

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my thoughts exactly.

i figured i would seen billions for the total with the UAE involved...

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Pirate Bay domain suspended thanks to controversial verification system

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regged a domain two weeks ago...

i was a bit worried about the verification, having to provide all my info to someone other than my registrar...

turns out it was a bit of a joke... no actual personally identifiable information needed, no email verification links... just one more step in the registration process.

it's about as effective as that button that said "I am over 18" that i used to click all the time when i was 16... man, the 90s...

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Windows Phone won't ever succeed, says IDC

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they succeeded, but decided it wasn't fun.

Windows phone succeeded once... It was called version 7.5.

Then they started playing "me too" instead of staying on their own path. You can't out apple apple, and ya can't out Droid Droid... I used to love my windows phone, now I pray someone else matches the picture quality of my 1020 before it give up the ghost.

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VTech's Android tablet for kids 'hopelessly insecure'

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what are you on about?

VTech has been the dominate producer of kid's tech for over 30 years... This isn't some new manufacturer dangerously heading into unfamiliar territory.

VTech was always a good example of how not to do things... One... Two... Shree. Shree i say!

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Oh em gee – Adobe kills Flash Professional (it's called Animate now)

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Re: Should have been

indeed. Mr. Jobs was a world renowned turd polisher, and some would argue the best that ever existed...

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L05ER

poised to dominate?!

flash has only recently been overtaken as the best (read: widest support,lowest resource impact) way to design interactive web apps and animation.

in fact it was dominating the web 7yrs before this author thinks it had promise... at least that was the first time i authored a flash file.

i'll bash flash with the rest of em... but fucking hell, it was bliss compared to RealMedia anything.

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Apple's Watch charging pad proves Cupertino still screwing buyers

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Re: Powering up reality distortion field now...

most things based on convenience are...

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WinPhone community descends into CANNIBALISM and WOE

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Re: Angst

plenty of angst here... but some of it has died down from the loss of social integration with winphone 8.

sadly the writing has been on the wall since 7.5, microsoft created an amazing phone OS that was faster at getting things done than any other... and has since hobbled it in an effort to play "me too".

while i'm very angry at what they've done to winphone... i'm not about to go after other users(?).

time to prepare for another two years with my 1020 and order a replacement battery.

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Four phone hijack bugs revealed in Internet Explorer after Microsoft misses patch deadline

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hmmm

maybe i can finally get a jailbreak out of this...

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America's crackdown on open-source Wi-Fi router firmware – THE TRUTH

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i guess...

I suppose it would be selfish of me to demand the flexibility of buying a $30 router and making it as capable as a $150 with custom firmware... But I'm relatively poor.

Whatever... All my game consoles are modified, DMCA be damned. I wont be caught mucking about with emergency services coms... So I guess I needn't worry.

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High-heeled hacker builds pen-test kit into her skyscraper shoes

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Cover: Blown.

That distraction wont work now that EVERYONE knows the top heavy Asian is a pen-tester.

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Hacking Trump: Can we not label web vandalism as 'terrorism', please?

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see: The Patriot Act

Not sure if the provision got renewed but... There was a part of the patriot act that defined an attack on a *private* network as a terrorist act.

The reason they chose to specify private, I suspect, is crony capitalism. It would have made the RIAA and its goons... terrorists for their attacks on the various *public* P2P networks of the day.

Expect more of this as the powers that be seek control over the digital realm... They will vilify anyone capable of defending themselves against big brother.

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And on that bombshell: Top Gear's Clarkson to reappear on Amazon

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Re: Just Great

pff, pirating is WAY better. no buffering, player of choice, etc...

it's rewarding this type of licensing bullshit to give them your money... you are still in violation of the law AND you paid them for the privilege.

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AT&T swallows DirecTV in $50 BEELLION biz gulp – moments after FCC OK

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Flame

timelines?

maybe i need to read the document, but what stops them from claiming delays for 10 yrs...

or a licensing agreement so they offload the requirement to third parties? no new fiber is installed, but AT&T gains the 12.5mil capacity. i guess i could choose not to deal with my local co-op *directly*...

jesus christ, we need to just nationalize internet *access* in this country like the highways... and actually be responsible about it this time...

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Neil Young yanks music from streaming services: 'Worst audio in history'

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Trollface

yep...

should have bought a pc... and an android phone.

you probably can't afford good speakers either anyway, so why bother?

[edit] almost forgot the icon... DOH!

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L05ER

"dangerously-close-to" is just another way of saying "actually-not-in-any-way", but i understand it would have taken longer to type. i can hear the difference in the high res tracks... but i do listen through professional studio level reference monitors.

i'd prefer discrete tracks/instruments over higher frequency sampling, but i'll take what i can get.

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Epic Games, Epic Fail: Forumers' info blown into dust by hack

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Epic Lulz

Hahahaha... Games of War...

Nice try though...

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KILLER! Adobe Flash, Windows zero-day vulns leak from Hacking Team raid

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Re: Burn It

as of a few months ago (when i finally uninstalled it), it was still calling itself "macromedia flash" when it would hang.

it almost made me wonder if i was in the right millennia...

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Adult FriendFinder hack EXPOSES MEELLIONS of MEMBERS

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Anyone using the site as it was intended... Certain features were only available with verified ID.

Which makes complete sense... It would be a rapist's playground if it were actually anonymous.

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