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* Posts by s2bu

38 posts • joined 16 Mar 2013

Target finally implements chip and PIN card protections

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Ours has had the machines for years, but they don't work. Eg, I've tried my Citi card with it, and it just errors out.

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Verizon reboots cloud by dropping traditional IT vendors

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Re: makes sense

I'm sorry. While KVM had a surge of activity, Xen is anything but obsolete.

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There's ONE country that really likes the iPhone 5c as well as the 5s

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Re: You forget to add Tax to the US price

Except sales tax here is usually around 8.5%, not 20%.

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How I hacked SIM cards with a single text - and the networks DON'T CARE

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Re: Sprint's got SIMs?

You were right.. until recently.

Sprint, Verizon, and MetroPCS are all CDMA carriers, but they also have LTE networks. LTE requires the SIM card. So yes, Sprint has SIMs. Sprint's old Nextel iDEN network also used SIMs.

The CDMA2000 spec actually had a "R-UIM", which was basically a SIM, but of course the US CDMA carriers avoided them, because they wanted lockdown.

I have 3 Vzw LTE SIMs sitting right here, actually...

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Windows Phone overtakes Apple's market share ... in India

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Re: Trolls

You mean 3rd time around:

WinCE / Windows Mobile

KiN / KiN OS

Windows Phone

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Canadian family gives up modern tech to live like it's 1986

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Re: Re:80's?

The US had digital CDMA networks in the 90s.

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That earth-shattering NSA crypto-cracking: Have spooks smashed RC4?

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Curve25519

Roll on Curve25519!

http://cr.yp.to/ecdh.html

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Apple spanked by judge in price-fixing injunction – but not too hard

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Re: Why the time limits?

They're making sure Amazon recontributes to their reelection campaigns again next time!

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Apple to replace wonky iMac graphics cards

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Re: So it's not just Dell and HP...

I had a Dell laptop with that problem. Somehow even though my Dell account had my contact info, Dell somehow forgot to notify me about the settlement. I didn't find out about it until I saw it on a website somewhere after the deadline passed. That was my last Dell.

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Just add creepiness: Google Search gets even more personal

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Re: @Martin

Just use double quotes around the terms. That'll AND them.

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Microsoft Patch Tuesday: The '90s called. It wants its 'Ping of Death' back

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Re: Downvotes

I'm a merkin and using IPv6 just fine...

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Torvalds frustrated at missing simultaneous release

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FAIL

Re: Rings

Uhh.. wrong? OS/2 used Ring 2 for drivers, so ended up using 3 of the 4.

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Ubuntu 13.10 to ship with Mir instead of X

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Re: BULL!

And yet there is the libX11 API to abstract the protocol away. Who really cares about how the low level is handled?

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Re: Shuttleworth

Don't be fooled. Shuttleworth is in it for the money only.

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Re: BULL!

PulseAudio is a virus that needs to be eradicated, not a fix.

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BT earmarks super-speedy 300Mbit/s broadband for 50 exchanges

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Re: @Ledswinger

And why do you need 4Mbps to fill in a form? ISDN BRI could even do that.

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Emergency alert system easily pwnable after epic ZOMBIE attack prank

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Re: Question for all...

Already is. You can lucky disable most of them except for "Presidential Alerts".

On my phone the list is:

Presidential

Extreme

Severe

Amber

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Citrix open sources XenServer hypervisor to chase clouds

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Free?

"And while it may not be as cheap as Hyper-V (which is free), that makes it considerably cheaper than VMware's ESXi hypervisor and competitive with Red Hat's KVM server slicer."

In what world is free to use cheaper than... free to use? Unless you're trying to claim that MS provides free support for Hyper-V, which I seriously doubt.

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Dish abandons Sprint sprint, now in mad dash for Clearwire

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WTF?

Re: Huh?

But that's the point though. Sprint is still the majority stakeholder in Clearwire. Do you really think they're just going to hand the spectrum over to DISH, a minority shareholder?

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FAIL

Re: Huh?

While the CDMA backend is basically dying, the radio side of it isn't. EV-DO Rev B is fairly recent, and a lot of the CDMA designs were incorporated into 3G GSM (hence "W-CDMA"). CDMA phones are still crazy popular, and it's going to be years before CDMA is completely shutdown.

The biggest challenge is LTE expects a GSM backend, but eHRPD fixes that, and Verizon, MetroPCS, and yes, even Sprint, have deployed it successfully. Sprint already has a LTE network, after all, and their SprintLink backbone to help backhaul it.

The biggest question is WHY Clearwire. Sure, they own a ton of spectrum that Sprint donated to them. But with Sprint being the majority shareholder, I'm not sure what DISH thinks they'll be able to accomplish.

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Windows NT grandaddy OpenVMS taken out back, single gunshot heard

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Re: Nearly made it

But no new versions, just like Tru64. So yes, basically dead.

HP killed the wrong CPU (Alpha instead of Itanium) and also killed the wrong OSs (Tru64 & OpenVMS instead of that horrible HP-UX).

They're dead set on becoming non-existent.

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Microsoft offers free keyboard covers for Surface RT

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Re: The better solution would have been

Except for those crappy ones that uses special drivers.

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Minty fresh Linux: Olivia hits the virtual shelves

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Re: mint is really doing things no linux has done before

It's built on the Linux kernel, but it's definitely not the normal GNU user land for the most part. Bionic instead of glibc, busybox instead of coreutils, mksh instead of bash, etc.

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Nice!

I really like Mint, but I'll have to stick with OpenSuSE until the KDE spin comes out. :(

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'Leccy car biz baron Elon Musk: Thanks for the $500m, taxpayers...

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WTF?

Re: Wow

Maybe because those subjects are off-topic? So what, every time somebody has a problem with one thing they're supposed to give a complete list of everything they have a problem with?

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Android is a mess and needs sprucing up, admits chief

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Re: Yep, I agree

I would never own a Samsung Android phone because of their FIRMWARE! You thought the software was bad. I think they have the janitors code their firmware after they finish cleaning the loos.

GPS lockups, radio lockups and resets, etc.

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Apple asked me for my BANK statements, says outraged reader

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Not oresent

If she didn't like their security for not present purchases, why didn't she just go to a store and pick one up in person?

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More Wi-Fi in the sky: FCC to help keep US flyers tweeting

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VoLTE

Until VoLTE gets rolled out...

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Tesla earns first profit, Model S wins '99% perfect' rating

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Re: Bah

And try recycling the coal after you've made electricity from it!

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Re: Bah

1) No, of course not, but MOST of them are indeed coal. You should know better too. Wind farms don't produce enough energy, hydro is popular but also doesn't produce enough. Nuclear is great, but unpopular. The majority is either coal or gas.

2) It's called diesel, it's not a fire risk at all. With all of the EPA-mandated filters (DPF, EGR, DEF, etc), it's fairly clean these days. Lithium itself is not entirely safe, I'm not sure how you think otherwise.

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Unhappy

Bah

If they suddenly figured out cold fusion and got it to market so that we could all have cheap, clean power, then I'd be all over it. Until then, I'm trying to CUT my power bill, not pay out of the nose for power from a nasty coal plant to charge up my $90k car to lug around 556kg of batteries full of toxic chemicals!

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PEAK iPHONE? Apple mobe growth slumps to ‘lowest in its history’

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FAIL

Re: Go Android!

"Go Android! ... FUCK Microsoft."

Logic failure there. You do realize Microsoft makes money from almost every Android device sold?

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Researcher sets up illegal 420,000 node botnet for IPv4 internet map

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FAIL

Re: ZOMG Running out of IPv4 addresses!!!!

This argument again?

1) DEC doesn't exist anymore, it's HP now.

2) Getting a few /8's back just delays the enivitable by a few months. That's it. By the time you force HP to remember their entire internal network just to free the /8 up, it would already be too late.

Instead of trying to take things away from people that they legitimately have, maybe you should start IPv6 enabling your network.

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Supreme Court silence seals Thomas-Rasset's file sharing fate

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Single mother...

...with a husband? huh?

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EA Origin vuln puts players at risk

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Re: Hah

Yes, they did.

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Review: Sony Xperia Z

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shatter-proof?

I think not. More like shatter-resistant.

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SimCity owners get free game, EA will get A NEW CEO

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Facepalm

Re: My suspicion...

The day I gave up Steam for Origin is the day I'll sign my own commitment papers.

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OpenSUSE 12.3: Proof not all Linux PCs are Um Bongo-grade bonkers

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Patches to fix that

If you don't mind recompiling the SRPM, try out these patches to make it look amazing:

http://www.infinality.net/blog/infinality-freetype-patches/

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