* Posts by Nagy, Balázs András

22 posts • joined 7 May 2010

Netflix speed index shows further decline in Verizon quality

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You know how far the US has fallen...

...when the post-socialist block in Eastern Europe has internet speeds a magnitude or two faster.

It's really sad and pathetic how the oligopoly of a few too big companies has effectively choked development in the US.

EVE Online erects mashed-up memorial to biggest space fight in history

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Re: That was an epic fight????

They are not moving because so many are in the area that the simulation is advancing at fractions of a percent of the usual pace. So as not to cause a meltdown.

And as for the virgin, nice one, troll. It's a shame you couldn't come up with something original. :D

The Old Reader evicts Google Reader refugees

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Re: Reading the blog post...

Actually, the thing with Reader was that it didn't have really any support or good personnel. But it did cost quite a lot, as you might imagine: worldwide storage of every rss feed there is, searchable, with every user having different tags on each of their feeds and feed items... there was a good post about this from an ex-reader googler on a website. Let's just say rss might just be text, but it is way too much text if you take EVERY rss feed of the world combined.

Asus FonePad: You may feel a bit of a spanner

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Re: Does anyone make a bluetooth handset?

There was an ASUS side-project a few years back that envisioned a tablet and a "dumb" bt handset, but they pulled the plug on it sadly... I can't remember the name, but yeah, it sounded a great idea.

Master Beats: Why doesn't audio quality matter these days?

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Sad realities

although I'm a bit younger, I do have to agree, wholeheartedly. Audio quality has gone down the drain in the last decade or so, in portion thanks to these fashion cans, and also to Apple's dumping. Mobile phones in themselves are another source of this trend, as they are generally whoefully inadequate, compared to earlier, goond quality dedicated music players.

I'm thinking of my good old, retired half brick iRiver H-340 that still beats every mobile I've had as another reviewer in my grasp, at least in terms of quality, but sadly, the days of these beastly masters are nigh over, as is that of the wired remote that I could operate blindly.

What do we get now? I have to fish out the phone to change albums or tracks, or get a bluetooth can that has its own battery life, sub-par audio, connection issues and all the other things that you really don't want to deal with.

Quantity over quality.

Google shreds Reader in new round of 'spring cleaning'

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Re: "concentrate on building great products that really help in their lives"

No kidding! As a journalist, Reader was at LEAST 80% of my job. Hell, I'd pay serious money per month to keep it running even now.

Single IPv6 packet kills Kaspersky-protected PCs, fix emerges

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Re: Why

If they wouldn't, then the users would click on the files themselves. I've seen it done. Some just want to get something nasty. Because the mail said their d--cks will be harder, or something else.

Google to offer 'same-day delivery' Amazon Prime killer - report

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delivering what?

At most, Google sells Nexus phones and tablets. And only in a few countries. So why the new delivery method? Will they open an Amazon-like marketplace of their own? I doubt it. And even if they do, this will be a US-only affair for years, if not decades.

Rootkit gangs fight for control of infected PCs

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IT Angle

put the root in your rootkit

You DO know the reason why the name of a rootkit is ROOT kit?

Canon EOS 600D 18Mp DSLR

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title here

Then maybe the Sony NEX. Though they only swivel up (85°) and down (45°) without the protective inside-out setting.

'I caught a virus from Murdoch's organ' – famous secret hooker

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If anything, the last week taught all that Murdoch's gang do not care about the legality of how they get new info.

UK gov chews over Amazon Book Depository engulfment

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Another one hits the dust

Well, there goes the only cheap / affordable online book shop in my area. Amazon delivery rates are crazy, especially if you only want to buy $5-$10 books. Damnit.

Fujifilm Finepix X100 APS-C camera

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Old habits die hard?

Ah, so it is in a way like the S9000(9500 in eu)/S9100 (9600 in eu) series that I still use . Looks like a DSLR, but with all the drawbacks of not being one, while costing about as much as an entry level one.

Love the manual controls, the styling, but it REALLY would've been much better with a proper lens mount. Shame, really.

Air NZ safety vid provokes terror in the skies

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Turn it off!

So... they still operate systems that a lil discman can scramble? How reassuring!

Asus Eee Pad Slider

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title here

Please use some decent resizing algorithm next time, the photos (especially the first one, not so much the others) look horrible.

Launcher Pro

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Problem in the name

The problem with the Orange San Francisco is - as you said - Orange. They filled it with crapware. Otherwise a great phone and also cheap!

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happy user

I have been using LP for ages now. Much better than the normal UI and as said, snappier. It was worth every penny!

I do have to disagree with this one though: "the text in the social network widgets is too small". Maybe because I'm using a WVGA (800x480) and I don't hold the phone at an arms length, but I never found them too small.

Google brings 2-factor authentication to Gmail

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What country?

"The security measure, which goes well beyond what many banks and e-commerce sites offer, was first made available to Google Apps customers in September."

Wait, what? I'm sorry, maybe in your country. Here (Hungary) you actually can't have az online bank service without a mobile phone. Every time you log in or wire money, you get your one-time pad with additional infos (target account number, how much you're going to wire).

Oh, wait, I remember reading about UK banks a couple years back. So they still haven't implemented this security feature? I guess it is easier to say "it is your fault" then actually doing something to prevent it.

DHS airport spooks stalk star hacker

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Big Brother

Land of freedom

Ah, the land of the free... that is: gov free to harrass anyone any time even without as much as a reason that can be given out.

Confessions of a sysadmin

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Re: More radical solution required

Ever heard of this?


No, using open sourced software is not inherently safe from built-in "extra" features. Plus reviewing, rewrinting or even understanding all code you use is completely and utterly impossible. Especially in heavy industry, where a bug or miscalculation will cause millions in damage and possibly the loss of lives.

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Re: @M Gale

Well, that's one of the best of the summaries that I read so far about IPv6 NAT. Kudos, for it was funny and actually factually correct.

New attack bypasses virtually all AV protection

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Dead Vulture

Not new

Actually, this form of attack is quite old. W2K old for most parts.

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