* Posts by techulture

19 posts • joined 30 Sep 2010

Cheap, flimsy, breakable and replaceable – yup, Ikea, you'll be right at home in the IoT world

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"Wirefree" ...

"Trådfri" literally translates to "wirefree", whereas "wireless" is properly "trådlös" (or sometimes "sladdlös", which is really "cordless"). So the name is a word play.

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Repentant priest from Cuntis sorry he dressed as Hugh Hefner

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Re: I wonder if the church would have been more or less upset

Younger - and boys. :-(

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MAC randomization: A massive failure that leaves iPhones, Android mobes open to tracking

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Re: off

Typically, this type of sneaky wifi activation is part of location settings.

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Despite best efforts, fewer and fewer women are working in tech

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Self-selection ...

... someone wrote and it would because they have learned this:

https://medium.com/tech-diversity-files/if-you-think-women-in-tech-is-just-a-pipeline-problem-you-haven-t-been-paying-attention-cb7a2073b996#.b7nz1ap5q

https://medium.com/tech-diversity-files/the-real-reason-women-quit-tech-and-how-to-address-it-6dfb606929fd#.luwlj9vek

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Google Pixel: Devices are a dangerous distraction from the new AI interface

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The non-English majority

One big omission here is the fact that most people normally communicate in another language than English.

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Government regulation will clip coders' wings, says Bruce Schneier

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Re: I perfectly agree with Schneier

A jammer disguised as a cheap, "badly shielded" chinese appliance?

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Stevie Graham: Why I hack mobile banking apps

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Re: security through fragmentation vs an API monoculture

Indeed, "I" is for "interface", not "implementation".

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VW floats catalytic converter as fix for fibbing diesels

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Re: Which cave did they dig you out from?

Unfortunately lean petrol engines (GDI, gasoline direct injection, also FSI) need particulate filters as well.

http://www.theicct.org/controlling-gdi-particulate-emissions

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Ericsson to Apple: Cough up for licences or stop selling iPhones, iPads and Watches

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Re: It it to do with the selling price I bet

They have already sued them in East Texas:

http://www.ericsson.com/news/1897919

"On February 26, Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) filed two complaints with the International Trade Commission (ITC) and seven complaints in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas against Apple asserting 41 patents covering many aspects of Apple's iPhones and iPads. The patents include standard essential patents related to the 2G and 4G/LTE standards as well as other patents that are critical to features and functionality of Apple devices such as the design of semiconductor components, user interface software, location services and applications, as well as the iOS operating system. Ericsson seeks exclusion orders in the ITC proceedings and damages and injunctions in the District Court actions."

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White LED lies: It's great, but Nobel physics prize-winning great?

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Re: @Zog

Nah, the problem might be perceived as a colour temperature one, but it is more likely about colour quality due to the discontinuous spectrum of diodes.

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TrueCrypt hooked to life support in Switzerland: 'It must not die' say pair

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Re: CryptTrue

Only if you encrypt with the Twofish algorithm ...

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Yes! New company smartphones! ... But I don't WANT one

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Also, many Sony Xperia are water resistant, which to me is a real improvement.

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Is modern life possible without a smartphone?

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Maybe you went a little too far when you looked for a non-touch phone? I suggest a Nokia 301 instead.

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Torvalds: 'We're not doing Linux95 … for a few years, at least'

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Pint

Make it 9-5, if Linux ever supplants Windows as the standard OS for office serfs.

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Bigger than Twitter: Opera releases rebuilt Chromium-based browser

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Re: Disgruntled but very vocal minority of power users.

Repositionable toolbars are really useful.

Having vertical tabs in a right sidebar maximizes the vertical page size, while allowing me to use the full width of my wide-aspect screen without getting too wide text columns. More tabs are visible at the same time.

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iPhone 5 rumors: bigger, smaller, cloudy, keyboard-equipped

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Resolution

Well, a 4 inch 1024*768 display would have a "retina-class" ppi of 320, as well as synergy with the current Ipad.

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W3C tackles HTML5 confusion with, um, more confusion

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Unhappy

Web 2.1

Yes, web 2.1. That is a term I could use.

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Most coders have sleep problems, need 'hygiene and care'

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Late habits (Re: Hypothesising Zs)

Speaking for myself, I find late hours at the office means less interruptions and better concentration. I don't think I have a different circadian rhythm.

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Everyone but Oracle demands Java independence

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Welcome

Alternative

Scala?

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