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Comment: Re:Brought an iPhone 6 and think it's too big (Score 1) 277

by DaphneDiane (#47998671) Attached to: Phablet Reviews: Before and After the iPhone 6

You just bought it.

Give it 2-4 weeks.

As you would start taking advantage of the larger screen, you would get used to the size. Or not.

As I said I'm going to stick it out. Ended up using my 5 yesterday for a bit while recovering from 8.0.1 and it still seemed slightly big to me. For now I still find myself thinking more consciously about how to use it ( i.e. if I need to shift hands etc. ) than my old phone; but hopefully that will improve over time. I haven't had it slip from my hands as much the last couple of days which is big improvement.

Comment: Re:Brought an iPhone 6 and think it's too big (Score 1) 277

by DaphneDiane (#47977783) Attached to: Phablet Reviews: Before and After the iPhone 6

Heh. No, for cars that's what do not distrub mode and hands free operation are for if absolutely necessary. I love that my car ( prius ) has a built in text option to respond "I am currently driving" in the bluetooth integration.

There are lots of valid reasons to use a cellphone one handed. For example when shopping, it's much more convient to be able to pull up member cards etc. without having to sit everything down or shift it around. Using the phone on breaking while drinking, or eating, etc. I could type a very long list here of other uses... but I could care less about playing along ( though only slightly less, I did list a couple examples after all :P )

Comment: Brought an iPhone 6 and think it's too big (Score 1) 277

by DaphneDiane (#47973799) Attached to: Phablet Reviews: Before and After the iPhone 6

I bought an iPhone 6 recently figuring I'd skip the obviously too big 6+. While I like most of the features I've found even the base 6 is a too big. My thumb doesn't even reach all the way across the bottom of the screen and only about half way to the far corner if I'm holding the phone in a good stable grip. Even reachability mode doesn't get everything in close enough. I wish that it shrunk the screen slightly as well. I find that I either have to carefully balance the phone or use two hands. I've already drop it a few times trying to reach the stuff just a bit to far, and the area between my thumb and rest of my hand hurt the first few days after I got the device from trying to force my thumb to reach across. To be honest I was expecting it to be a bit big as there is a small part of an iPhone 5 screen I can't reach without shifting the phone but that bothered me only occasionally. Going to stick this one out, but not sure I want another large phone, especially since I carry a tablet* with me most of the time. Granted I guess I have short hands, my thumb is almost 1.5" long.

* - Okay, sometimes I carry up to 3 with me so that I have Android, iOS and Surface covered; as part of checking to see how stuff runs on different OSes. And yes tablets are much bigger, but they are two handed devices.

Comment: Re:I don't care. (Score 1) 108

by DaphneDiane (#47861971) Attached to: Why Google Is Pushing For a Web Free of SHA-1

That's why I always use ROT-13 twice. It completely eliminates the risk of that form of decryption.

Because I had to worry about clients using XP SP2, I'm stuck using ROT-1. But I found that if I use it 26 times, it gives just as good protection and also avoids the inverse directional issues ROT-1 has with some implementations.

Comment: Future of C++ Standard Library (Score 3, Interesting) 427

by DaphneDiane (#47671471) Attached to: Interviews: Ask Bjarne Stroustrup About Programming and C++

One of the recent concerns raised with C++ compared to other popular languages is the breadth of the standard library. I know that the C++ standard committee was looking at adding a C++ transformed version of Cairo to the standard. And of course their is boost. What else do you see coming to address the perceived API shortcomings?

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Murder Suspect Asked Siri Where To Hide a Dead Body 160 Screenshot-sm

Posted by samzenpus
from the worst-laid-plans dept.
An anonymous reader writes A Florida man currently on trial for murder reportedly attempted to use Siri to garner ideas about where to bury the body of his dead roommate. According to police allegations, a University of Florida student named Pedro Bravo murdered his roommate via strangulation in late September of 2012 over a dispute involving Bravo's ex- girlfriend. According to a detective working the case, Bravo subsequently fired up Siri on his iPhone and asked it "I need to hide my roommate."

Comment: Confused (Score 2) 44

While Apple discourages OpenSSL, it looks like there are using freeradius which does use OpenSSL instead of own open source Secure Transport library ( of goto fail fame ). However it seems like it is using version 0.9.8, i.e. heartbleed free.

$ otool -L radiusd | grep -e libssl -e libcrypto
/usr/lib/libssl.0.9.8.dylib (compatibility version 0.9.8, current version 47.0.0)
/usr/lib/libcrypto.0.9.8.dylib (compatibility version 0.9.8, current version 47.0.0)

Comment: Re:Backups (Score 1) 564

Data that is legally obligated to stay on one specific computer in one specific room and never leave; under penalty of legal action.

That level of insanity is why I am laughing. The bold parts specifically. When you allow people who have no clue how a system works to legislate how it works, you get this.

And sometimes they understand and it's intentionally awkward. For example if you want to prohibit certain types of research instead of just legislating directly against it and appearing anti-science, just add a whole bunch of red-tape and difficult requirements. Bonus points if they appear to have a pseudo-valid alternate purpose such as increasing data security. Consider how the restrictions on steam cell research were implemented.

Comment: Re: Cool but not finished yet (Score 1) 170

by DaphneDiane (#46999989) Attached to: WebKit Unifies JavaScript Compilation With LLVM Optimizer

While V8/Blink are currently faster it was Safari that started the the speed race. Yes chrome (v8) jumped way ahead, so its nice to see Safari catching back up.

As an aside while I understand part of the cause of the WebKit / blink split is Google not letting WebKit merge some of there features back into the main line leading to Apple redoing them for example WebKit 2; the split is a good thing as it leaves two strong teams both focused on improving and competing with each other vs the mono culture that WebKit was becoming.

+ - Google/Samsung changes to SD card behaviour in KitKat (4.4.2) breaks apps.->

Submitted by TeddyR
TeddyR (4176) writes "With the widespread release of Androif 4.4.2 (kitkat) to many Samsung devices worldwide and specifically now with the US rollout by major providers in the US it seems that Samsung has decided to implement Googles latest API regulations for SD Card storage. This breaks MANY third party applications since only the Google/System/OEM/Carrier signed apps can now write to the external SD Card thus making MANY paid applications useless.

Confirmed affected: TMobile and Sprint Samsung Note 3 and potentially the Galaxy S4 and upcoming Galaxy S5. This change affects ALL Samsung KitKat 4.4.2 devices, including the Note 2, S3 once KitKat is released to those devices.

Time to call your carrier and lodge a complaint to ask that they request that this "feature" be returned to the original behavior.

References:
http://www.androidpolice.com/2...

http://lifehacker.com/android-..."

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