* Posts by LosD

98 posts • joined 4 Apr 2012

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Nokia reinstates 'hide the Notch' a day after 'Google required' feature kill

LosD

Re: And people trust goo ...

It's simply making the area around the notch black and featureless and moving the notification bar down. ... And you'd want that if your prefer to have a proper full-width notification bar instead of a tiny bit extra screen.

Microsoft commits: We're buying GitHub for $7.5 beeeeeeellion

LosD

Re: Hmm...

LinkedIn before MS: Complete shit, but necessary

LinkedIn after MS: Complete shit, but necessary

I don't see much of a change?

Facebook's democracy salvage effort tilts scale in Mississippi primary

LosD

He didn't mean THOSE elections, only the elections that he's part of matters, of course.

Welcome to Ubuntu 18.04: Make yourself at GNOME. Cup of data-slurping dispute, anyone?

LosD

Re: What will they do with the data?

You DO realize that a distro is much (MUCH) more than the kernel, right?

You DO realize that Ubuntu developers contribute to the kernel, right?

You DO realize that a lot of userspace tools interact with hardware, right?

Ubuntu sends crypto-mining apps out of its store and into a tomb

LosD

Re: Making Installations Easier

Wtf? Never. Installing dev packages by default just to satisfy your want for easier recompilation would be rediculous. It's not like it's hard to fetch them when you need.

Windows 10 to force you to use Edge, even if it isn't default browser

LosD

Re: Testing waters

Not even close to being new. They did this in various versions of MSN as well, which must predate this... 10 years or so?

Wondering why your internal .dev web app has stopped working?

LosD

Re: I must have missed the change in standards bodies.

It's their TLD. They can enforce any rules they want on it.

The big problem here is that it was decided that Google could have it in the first place.

Night before Xmas and all through American Airlines, not a pilot was flying, thanks to this bug

LosD

Re: And people trust goo ...

"and we are paying pilots who pick up certain open trips 150 percent of their hourly rate – as much as we are allowed to pay them per the contract."

That sounds... Odd. "Please note in my contract that I'm not allowed to be paid more that xxxx".

If it's added on behalf of the company, it both sounds like something put there for this exact excuse, as well as something that (at least from how I understand contract law) they don't need to renegotiate to change, as it's same or better terms.

High-freq trade biz sues transatlantic ISP for alleged spiteful cable cut

LosD

Re: You're kidding?

Errrr. This isn't your regular gigabit connection, but a micro-latency connection. They don't hang on trees.

Kotlin's killin' Java among Android devs

LosD

It was, then it was pulled again, and all comments deleted, for some reason.

LosD
Coat

Kotlin is much like Scala, just without the shitty parts... Whiiiich I guess makes Kotlin nothing like Scala.

Hi Amazon, Google, Apple we might tax you on revenue rather than profit – love, Europe

LosD

Except that 99% of all consultants works for businesses... Which either does not pay VAT, or get it back. It has absolutely zero effect on their willingness to pay for his services.

Facebook won't change React.js license despite Apache developer pain

LosD

Re: And people trust goo ...

This really has nothing to do with the BSD license, but everything to do with the + Patents slapped on top of it.

It essentially means that if you sue (or countersue) Facebook or partners for any patents breaches, also if completely unrelated to the software licensed, you loose your grant. That is a severe handicap to anyone dependent on e.g. React or any of its libraries. This will of course also be a problem if you depend on a library or program that depends on them (e.g. an Apache project, which is why ASF is marking it Cat-X).

Nokia's comeback is on: The flagship 8 emerges

LosD

Non-software buttons. Ew.

New iPhone details leak: Yes, Apple is still chasing Samsung

LosD

Re: AR

No, you don't hold it to your face. You point it at whatever the app should overlay information/graphics/whatever onto.

Segway hoverboard hijack hack could make hipsters eat pavement

LosD

Re: And people trust goo ...

"Those dreaming of sending hipsters crashing into the dirt can forget it, though. IOActive followed responsible disclosure, and the holes have now been patched, apparently"

Curses! Foiled again!

Microsoft nicks one more Apple idea: An ad-supported OS

LosD

Errrr... I'm pretty sure it is enough to disable "Get tip, tricks, and suggestions as you use Windows" in the "Notifications and actions" settings (at the very least I don't see the ads, and I haven't disabled sync providers).

Of course, that shouldn't even be necessary. I paid for Windows 10, I shouldn't have to jump through hoops avoid spam, phoning home and similar malware ('cause that's what it is!).

Google, what the hell? Search giant wrongly said shop closed down, refused to list the truth

LosD

Re: And people trust goo ...

Because it is correct 99.9% of the time?

Google loses Android friends with Pixel exclusivity

LosD

Does it really matter? Price-performance wise, the Pixel phones are shit...

Oh wait, they DO want to be like Apple.

Man jailed for 3 days after Texas cops confuse cat litter for meth

LosD

Re: I'm assuming

Semtex and C-4 is not the same thing.

Guess King Battistelli's plan to fix the Euro Patent Office. Yep, give himself more power

LosD

Re: "Big Jim" Rennie comes to mind

... Or seen the (rather terrible) TV series.

Brexflation: Lenovo, HPE and Walkers crisps all set for double-digit hike

LosD

Re: Brexploitation

Is it really? It's not exploitation when they're just covering the cost of your silly choice.

After baffling Falcon 9 rocket explosion, SpaceX screams: Hands off our probe!

LosD

Big difference: Cargo trains crashing will destroy the tracks and hold up trains for months during repairs. Even if no one dies, the costs to society are _huge_

Mozilla breathes petition-of-fire at EU copyright laws

LosD

Re: Errr...

You DO know that The Mozilla Foundation is much more than the browsers, right?

The Mozilla Manifesto

'Alien megastructure' Tabby's Star: Light is definitely dimming

LosD

Re: Stars are mostly big burny things right?

Not to mention that 0.3% dimming every year doesn't at all match phases that have time scales of millions of years.

Smartphones aren't tiny PCs, but that's how we use them in the West

LosD

Holy hell you are behind if it is as bad as this article suggests.

In Denmark we have two major competing systems (MobilePay/Swipp) for transferring to friends and stores using your smartphone. I don't know much about Swipp, but MobilePay supports QR codes, NFC and Bluetooth. Scan, accept, done.

If you want to send money to a friend or a shop without a MobilePay box, enter the amount and his/her phone number, check that it is the correct person, accept and done. They will get a notification that you sent money within a few seconds. You can also request money that way (which they of course need to accept), and add an optional message if you like.

Chap fails to quash 'shared password' 'hacking' conviction

LosD

I'm going to go with the dissenter here: As soon as it was willingly shared, it is "just" theft of confidential information.

AWS Sydney's outage shows the value of a walk in the cloud

LosD

Seems it just shows the importance of designing multi availability zone and multi region into your deployment. Most properly designed sites stayed up (some was affected by an API breakdown that made automatic zone change fail, though)

Thai bloke battles jumbo python in toilet todger thriller

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Go

Re: Is it just me, or...

"Python"! Good enough for me.

LosD

Re: Hang on....

They will still grab hold of a part of the victim with their mouths. Pretty hard to wrap yourself around something that can flee.

Bundling ZFS and Linux is impossible says Richard Stallman

LosD

Re: Open/Closed

Yeah, or you know, law.

LosD

Re: Stallman can change the GPS as welll...

No, he cannot.

Apple stuns world with Donald Trump iPhone

LosD

Heh, let's not forget that it was Samsung's Galaxy Note line that popularized big phones, so the 6 and 6plus are certainly products of Apple's Xeroxes... And it was Ericsson that started the way back down again.

Apple has been the copier for a very long time... Nothing new here.

Star Wars: Episode VIII delayed by six months

LosD

"Star Wars: Episode VII delayed by six months"

That is not the episode you are waiting for.

Your boss yells 'build a secure IoT gadget' and you don't know where to start. Take a look at this

LosD

Errr... The last part seems more for securing the device against its own user. That's a BAD thing, not a good thing.

PHP 7.0 arrives, so go forth and upgrade if you dare

LosD

Re: just my 2 cents...

If you can't support multiple versions of PHP (i.e. 5.4.max, 5.6.max, 7.0.max), you _ARE_ a pretty terrible hosting service.

LHC records biggest bang ever with 1 Peta-electron-volt jolt

LosD

CURSES! Foiled again!

AMD sued: Number of Bulldozer cores in its chips is a lie, allegedly

LosD

That lawsuit is as American as it gets.

XcodeGhost attack tapped into dev distaste for Apple's Gatekeeper

LosD

Re: Let me see...

I'm pretty sure it's more a case of the download size. If you ever tried downloading anything large from China, you'd understand. Local downloads are fast, anything from the west... Not so much.

The wonders of the great firewall.

Alibaba experiences ‘I love China’ company rep breakdown … 22 times

LosD

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=RDrfE9I8_hs

Microsoft sues InterDigital for 'monopoly power' over mobile patents

LosD

Re: Huh?

Yep, but normally you can work around it, or just remove that functionality. However, when it is tied into a standard like 3G or LTE, there is no way around it. That is why there are special rules governing standards essential patents, which among other things mandates FRAND terms.

However, I have a bit of a hard time feeling sorry for Microsoft... They've gamed the patent system in numerous ways before with FAT and mobile patents, i.e. the "We have 2xx patents covering your stuff, but we wont tell you which ones until you take out a license" scheme.

Boffins dump the fluids to build solid state lithium battery

LosD

Re: Another week...

Bullshit. Lithium-ion (especially the Lithium-ion polymer variant) is quickly getting better, especially at charge and discharge rates.

Now you can draw 120 amps continuous or 240 amps peak from a 2000 mAh battery, a few years ago 60 amps continuous was maximum, and peak wasn't much better than continuous.

Now you can charge a LiPo battery in 12-15 minutes, a few years ago it was more than one hour.

Edge out rivals? No! Firefox boss BLASTS Microsoft's Windows 10 browser brouhaha

LosD

Re: In other words...

Wait, what?

You upgrade an OS... It's a reasonable expectation that it leaves your choices alone.

You install a browser... It's a reasonable expectation that you want to use said browser.

How is this related at all?

Unhinged Linux backdoor still poses a nuisance, if not a threat

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Security bods gagged using DMCA on eve of wireless key vuln reveal

LosD

Re: Man up

Gotta love when the ones not risking anything decides that those that are in the line of fire are cowards... While hiding their own identity.

W3C recommends Pointer Events standard – but it's a touchy subject. Right, Apple?

LosD

Re: Point of order

You couldn't even take 1 little Google search to check your facts before posting that wall of text? http://www.w3.org/TR/touch-events/.

IBM drops patent bomb on Priceline.com

LosD

Are times really so bad at IBM that they've started doing patent trolling?

With the arsenal they have, we are all doomed if this is becoming the new IBM.

SpaceX in ROCKET HOVERSHIP PRANG: 'Close – but no cigar,' says Musk

LosD

Refurbished engines is nothing new, they did it with the shuttle boosters. The new thing is trying to land them instead of recovering them from the sea.

Marriott: The TRUTH about personal Wi-Fi hotel jam bid

LosD

Re: thumbs up, specifically for

SIM locking aside which luckily is less and less frequent here (Denmark), it's usually pretty easy and cheap to buy a local SIM with decent data in most countries. The hardest part of that is language trouble and sometimes really weird local practices and rules.

The DRUGSTORES DON'T WORK, CVS makes IT WORSE ... for Apple Pay

LosD
Pirate

This just shows the idiocy of non-standard payment systems.

If you want to do anything involved with payment, you should be forced to open it up and any kind of exclusive arrangement should be banned. Any "you MUST use this piece of hardware, alternatives are outlawed by patents or shut out by secrecy, software or deals" should not only be illegal, but get the company dismantled, the bosses sold off as slave labour and the offices used for public toilets.

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