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Comment Re:/system/lib/libstagefright* (Score 2) 172 172

If you can disable MMS with your carrier, do so, otherwise do not look at text messages from originators that you do not know - delete the conversations.

While seems like generally prudent step, in this case...

lets attackers compromise a device through a simple multimedia text — even before the recipient sees it.

Comment Re:Free? Who said anything about free? (Score 1) 432 432

But what marketprice do you prefer for your cab drivers?
Higher rates, meaning more money out of pocket, or the occasional rapist (see: various stories about "pirate-taxis", or even Uber drivers).

Government regulation of various products is there to avoid a race "through" the bottom, where things are so very cheap up front, but come with social/environmental costs.

Comment Re:Seems a bit high (Score 1) 327 327

Ever 3rd (ca) thing I hear on Spotify is an ad for Spotify Premium
Ever 5-6 minutes on DI, I get an ad
On Sony's music-video service I got 2 ads per song (Often the same twice)
On YouTube I get a video-ad per video, easily as long as the video I'm watching in case of short "funny" vids (I've clocked youtube video-ads up to 3 minutes long)
On Comedy Central, watching Daily Show and Colbert Report I get (got?) 1-3 video-ads per ca 6-minute segment

The notion that stripping this could result in 25% reduction seems... high, but plausible, especially if the study went for ad-heavy traffic (it was funded by AdBlock Plus)

Then on text/image sites, you get large anim-GIFs, multiple sizable javascripts, and flash elements, that together can take up more than half the data transferred... so averaging 25% becomes likely I think.

Comment Re:Perhaps if they sold to the US... (Score 1) 44 44

...this wouldn't be a problem. However, they insist on avoiding the US with an irrational passion.

Don't know Jolla's reasoning for not going to the US, but I think that if I was making cellphones outside of Android/Windows, I'd avoid that market due to American's irrational passion for litigations.

In these matters the only certainty is that there is nothing certain. -- Pliny the Elder

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