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Comment: Re:R.I.P. Mozilla (Score 1) 123

by mysidia (#47778945) Attached to: Mozilla Rolls Out Sponsored Tiles To Firefox Nightly's New Tab Page

You can have for this much but you have no control over anything that happens to the browser.

Before or after you accidentally click the tile?

I'm sure the advertisers will insist that their bit of javascript runs, as well; the tile's content will probably be a script src= tag pointing to the advertiser's webserver.

Comment: Re:Turn tiles off... but for how long? (Score 1) 123

by mysidia (#47778921) Attached to: Mozilla Rolls Out Sponsored Tiles To Firefox Nightly's New Tab Page

Seems to me that the evangelism and product referrals come from a tiny, but vocal minority.

There, fixed that for you. Never forget, that the same "minority" that take issue with changes to the product, also tend to be the same minority that espouse your product from the mountain tops and get people actually using your product. This small group also often includes consultants, IT admins, and other influencers, who if sufficiently dissatisfied have a great deal of power to persuade current users to switch to another product.

Yeah, because every change breaks someone's workflow.

Comment: Re:Rule of thumb (Score 4, Insightful) 83

by mysidia (#47778757) Attached to: No, a Stolen iPod Didn't Brick Ben Eberle's Prosthetic Hand

If something sounds too crazy to be true without substantial evidence to back it up

If something sounds crazy, on the internet, especially Facebook,etc; It's probably click-bait. They just want your clicks to earn ad revenue.

They will earn money, even if it's false or bogus. Also, there are unlikely to be any negative ramifications at all.

"Sorry, our bad"

And everyone will forget.

Sort of.... i'm sure there will be many repeats, and we'll just never get it.

Comment: Re:Aiding and abetting infringement (Score 2) 156

by mysidia (#47762735) Attached to: A Horrifying Interactive Map of Global Internet Censorship

Under the definition you suggest, any WTO member recognizing the legal theory of aiding and abetting infringement

If by that you mean posting just a link to someone else's content might be illegal if the material at your link contains something infringing in the content, then you bet that's "partly free" and non-free in a particularly troublesome way.

Comment: I'll go with #3 (Score 1) 193

by mysidia (#47760471) Attached to: $75K Prosthetic Arm Is Bricked When Paired iPod Is Stolen

3) This is an intentionally bad design to generate revenue. Maybe GM should do this with car keys? "Oops, lost the keys to the corvette. Better buy a new one."

Ever hear of an iCloud backup? Also... note what the article states about how the prosthetic will be replaced:

The money will come from the government, but a new hand is worth $75,000, authorities said.

If such tragedy happened to you or me, govenrment would not pay, and insurance would probably find a way to not pay.

I support the troops strongly and all, however, I have to question if gov't paying for $75,000 iPhone-dependant prosthetics is appropriate at all. They should use their economic clout to force more reasonable pricing and not accept bullshit reasons to require a replacement.

Comment: Re:Doesn't work (Score 2) 156

by mysidia (#47758089) Attached to: A Horrifying Interactive Map of Global Internet Censorship

Grayed out just means the study didn't include them. Your internet is probably fine.

This isn't very cool. They're supposedly making a map that is supposed to convince us that internet censorship is widespread, then they gray out most of the countries and don't include them in the study.

I think they just chose a pool of countries to study that are known to have highly censored internet access.

Comment: Re:My opinion on the matter. (Score 0) 792

by mysidia (#47752157) Attached to: Choose Your Side On the Linux Divide

ex/vi had ':x' (and ':x!') since its very beginning, which has the advantage of not 'touching' the file gratuitously when no changes were made.

You poor soul. I exit with :q if I haven't made any changes. I prefer to be explicit about it, rather than leave it uncertain, whether or not the file will be touched.

Because of the fact that it is more explicit, :wq is simply superior to :x, and the latter should always be avoided.

Comment: Re:What battle? (2010 wants its article back?) (Score 1) 792

by mysidia (#47750665) Attached to: Choose Your Side On the Linux Divide

So...what "battle" are we talking about? (Or did this post just fall forward five years from the past?)

A highly coordinated sneak attack, where the victim was essentially asleep, until 3 or 4 months after the major release, they tried upgrading to it and suddenly found... WTF? All my shit be broke, and everything's suddenly changed across all my major systems.

Systemd + Grub2 + FirewallD = Triple Whammy

Comment: Re:My opinion on the matter. (Score 2) 792

by mysidia (#47750613) Attached to: Choose Your Side On the Linux Divide

(go ahead and change the pgsql listen port - and see how long it takes you...)

vi /var/lib/pgsql/data/9.3/postgresql.conf

^] :%s/^#port = 5432/port = 1234/
semanage port -a -t postgresql_port_t -p tcp 1234
iptables -I INPUT -p tcp --dport 1234 -j ACCEPT
/usr/libexec/iptables.init save
systemctl restart postgresql

Was that so hard?

So sorry that even with iptables-save installed and the new systemctl firewalld turned off... "service iptables save" command has disabled so suddenly, even though it's been used in Redhat for over 15 years.
Yeah... you now have to deal with 'iptables-save > /etc/sysconfig/iptables' or manually finding where the service script's been moved to be able to invoke the save verb which used to be a short 3-word one liner command, But this is "progress".

Comment: Re: Won't work with new chips (Score 1) 78

by mysidia (#47745577) Attached to: Major Delays, Revamped Beta For Credit-Card Consolidating Gadget Coin

To the best of my knowledge, no major credit card companies allow the use of copied credit cards.

I think Coin will have to have a partnership with them, otherwise, Coin will be doomed from the get go, because, you see the Coin screen displays the various Logos of credit card companies on the front when being used, along with the last 4 digits of the credit card number.

If they don't have a partnership; Mastercard, Visa, Discover, Amex, etc, will have to either license Coin's usage of their logo on the cards, or enforce the trademark rights and sue Coin or send cease and decist displaying their logo and disseminating confidential magnetic track data in an unauthorized manner.....

Work expands to fill the time available. -- Cyril Northcote Parkinson, "The Economist", 1955