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If say you had (by fair means or foul), root access to a popular FTP server, and you noticed from the logs that a lot of interesting users were using outdated versions of vsftpd, and you had a way of notifying those users to update, in the welcome message for example, then a headless hack like this takes on a whole new aspect.
Simply assuming that someone would go to all the trouble of poisoning a source depository just for the lols is a bit unimaginative.
I would be looking for the FTP servers that respond with :) in their handshakes personally, that might give us a clue as to what's going on.
SAMBA cluster fucked
Power cycle hack makes it all better.
@a bit confused about resume
They already do hibernate, including support for power outage, resume is more akin to the firefox feature which reopens all your tabs when you relaunch it but it's system wide and works across reboots.
Yes, keep doing that
When it no longer boots because the filesystem is corrupt someone like me can charge you for fixing it :)
The time out is a safeguard, it's designed to allow you to intervene if an app can't quit, maybe because there are unsaved changes but in my experience it's usually because 10+ apps are all trying to quit at the same time and the disk can't respond quickly enough.
Quit apps manually (cmd+tab+q, q, q etc), or get a faster disk (like an SSD), or be prepared for when it inevitably fails from the forced power outages.
Notice the author
It's basically the same as all his other articles which amount to "why isn't everything open source and free already?"
Is mp4, it's exactly as proprietary as mp3 and not surprisingly, owned by the same company.
There are very few devices that can't play mp4, it's baked into most hardware decoding chips.
Just a heads up in case you weren't aware.
You don't need a crystal ball
To predict the next iPhone will have better cameras and the CPU from the iPad, that's exactly what they did last year.
A new case design, perhaps with a different antenna layout? That would be unexpected Easy NFC payments would be cool, Bigger edge to edge screen?
This is of course, utterly daft
We already had that, back in the early days of the web it was common to see sites pop up alerts asking for permission, it was terrible UX and broke functionality when users clicked no.
Perhaps the EU should mandate marquue's and flashing text be mandatory on every page to complete this trip down memory lane?
If the price of pointing and laughing at GW advocates is that my twilight years are so cold the bloody Thames freezes over then it's not worth it.
Means our surfer will weigh in at about 4.5 Mini coopers, quite the handicap for even the most adept of plasma surfers.
Easier said than done
Despite the noise this is a very basic trojan, it doesn't do anything really clever, just relies upon the Safari default "Open safe files after downloading" (this was always asking for trouble), to install an app into the apps folder and add it to the users login items, It throws dodgy porn urls at safari and asks for credit card details but basically it runs in userspace.
Shocking how well they've done for what it is though.
I'm pretty sure this particular patent was just filler in a bundle containing patents that Apple, Google etc actually did need to licence.
I'd imagine no one bothered looking at it too hard, easy to imagine it's not specifically mentioned in rights to app developers and that A&G viewed it as holed by prior art anyway, I doubt anyone except the holder saw this play for small devs.
I suspect Apple will buy one of these companies and throw their legal team at the issue before the patent trolls smell blood.
Not really the same thing is it
I don't see licensing for x computers based upon AmazonID, or any sort of upgrade checking / notifications, or one click installs with no messing with serials etc.
This is just a webstore that you can download mac software from, is that a new thing? seems like there are hundreds of websites that have been doing that for ages.
Seems so obvious given that the display is subtractive, without a Key (Black), layer though text is going to look a bit ropy.
Overall I'm impressed with this tech, hard to imagine just how interactive my kids future is going to be when this stuff is made into cereal boxes.
Good news everybody
Intel in a full on ARMs race can only be good for us punters, power sipping supercomputers all round BOGOF
300dpi is a common resolution for digital source images used for quality print, the screens of dots that are actually printed are usually at 200dpi, the increased dpi of the image is to reduce moiré effects.
The text, which is what you should be comparing an e-paper screen to, is usually rendered at 1200-2400dpi.
Here's some closeups for comparison: http://www.bit-101.com/blog/?p=2722
Bear in mind that the resolution of the 'magazine' printing plate is usually well in excess of what most printing presses and papers can accurately reproduce.
We were all young once
Seems like a lot of blokes in these comments making the same bad joke who seem to have forgotten the many, many, retrospectively retarded exploits of their youth that could just have easily ended in similar, if less widely mocked tragedy.
John I'm only dancing
Don't know about the iPhone guts but there's a metalglass sim removal tool in each iPhone box, I only mention this because it's clear you will find this trivia mildly annoying and because it's unnervingly strong for a paperclip like object.
How often does the hardware get replaced? What happens if it needs repair but it's a bit battered? Can you upgrade it yourself? Do they really think people are going to pay $28 a month for a *super* web browser? Where can I get some of what they're smoking?
They can't make it opt in
Because that would pretty much break the internet overnight, given that most of it is paid for by advertising and that advertisers aren't going to pay anything like the current rates for untargetted adverts.
Opt out means most people won't and the web can limp on.
Size and battery life
Two things Apple cares deeply about with regards to portable computers and in which ARM solutions beat x86 hands down.
So long as the ARM chip provides somewhere close to the performance of the ageing C2D chips in the Air line-up this is a bit of an obvious play, with the App store taking care of the relevant compiled binaries being delivered for differing architectures as others have argued.
Back of fag packet calcs...
Indicate 3.8" is the maximum size they can go to with the current pixels and still qualify as the 300dpi they've pegged 'Retina' quality. (current screen is 326dpi).
Personally I think theyll go just big enough to remove the slim side bezel, throw in an A5 dual core, some more Ram, 8Mp for the cam, and maybe a new sensor, IR would be welcome.
Ahh, the happening...
I almost walked out when Marky Mark, ambitiously cast as a science teacher, asks his class why the bees are disappearing. The students have a few stabs before Marky states "there's some things we'll just never know". EH? WTF! you're the science teacher FFS.
Sadly the wife insisted we stayed till the end.
You just know there's a hollowed out volcano lair on a 'MUSK Industries' private island.
Most blatant super-villian name ever.
Am I alone in thinking that apple isn't so much playing catchup, as not really interested? Mobile networks aren't mature or ubiquitous enough to provide a seamless user experience for a cloud OS unless you cache pretty much everything in advance, and if you're doing that anyway whats the point?
"joins a long list of disgruntled employees who sought revenge by breaching their employees' computer systems."
'Incompetent' works in place of disgruntled, using his own login from his home IP, probably goes a long way to explaining why they fired him in the first place.
I've never been a fan of MS's software but WP7 hits all the right notes and looks like it would scale well to tablet sized devices, and more importantly, it's ready now.
If they're really going to ignore the opportunity to ship a touch based OS and all new touch optimised apps in favour of 'proper windows' some time in the distant future then they've really list the plot.
If only it was that simple
Alas, Olympic timing boards must be an inch thick and must sit an inch proud of the Olympic grade tiles and grout.
There's no point crying and screaming about it now, you should have carefully read the small print before you built the thing, it's not that hard, just a correctly sized hole in the ground really.
"True, but owners of racing boats don't (usually) bring them along to meetings and prominently plonk them on the desk and look smugly around the room and waste the first 15 minutes of the meeting letting people have a play."
I can't think of a single meeting I've ever sat in that wouldn't have been improved by some playtime with a racing boat, smug bastard or no.
Doesn't make it less of a good idea, just late to the party.
Would be useful if after a file is deduped, the actual space used was saved to the file's metadata, so you can run searches against it and pick better targets for deletion, perhaps this is already possible?
Alternatively, throw another disk on the pile.
10th time lucky eh?
Hey other Steve, knock up a 'courier' style journal app for a scaled up WP7, jam it on a 10" 4:3 aspect ARM based tablet with 10 hours battery life and you'll be fighting rabid customers off with a shitty stick.
You need more space eh?
*clickerty* Done, my pleasure.
BOFHery aside I'm a little shocked they don't have backups.
51% of PAYG sales sounds about right seeing my kids, and all of their friends seem to have acquired BB's over the past year, what I notice though is that while they're using BBM non stop, phone calls are rare, I haven't seen any of them using 'apps'.
As smartphones go, these could be a hell of a lot dumber and the teen audience wouldn't notice.
Curious how this will play out
Because assuming they do ID some anons, and I think it's a given they will, what they're mostly going to have is a bunch of 'too young for prison' kids, a lot of whom will be foreigners.
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