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Comment Re: gwx_control_panel (Score 1) 581

Why is it bad when Microsoft does this?

It is bad when Linux does it -- sometimes. Remember the backlash against Gnome 3 and Unity? This is why we have mate and Cinnamon desktops.
But, that being said, it's worse in this case with Windows for a variety of reasons:

* It's almost compulsory.
* Windows 10 comes with a lot of privacy concerns
* Windows 10 does not work on all systems it wants to install itself on (google "Something happened" for more info)

Additionally, I HATE Microsoft and this is easy bash fodder. So, there's that.

Comment Re:Wha? (Score 2, Interesting) 217

No, I believe a byte is a byte, no matter where it comes from, and should be charged as such. But, I recognize the necessity to meter a limited resource like wireless bandwidth. This effort by T-Mobile is not a way for choosing winners and losers -- it's a way of giving their customers added benefit of not having to limit their binge watching (I torrent, so this doesn't even affect me, anyway) during each month.

Comment Re:Wha? (Score 0) 217

No it doesn't. Your service is full speed (as fast as the back haul, towers and your phone can go) for everything. This goes until you reach a certain quantity (like 3 gigs per month), then EVERYTHING is slowed down. The only difference is that the streaming content from popular providers is not metered, and so it doesn't count against your 3 gigs per month.

Comment Re:Old Habits Die Hard (Score 5, Insightful) 442

This is, to a degree, like the record companies not wanting to talk to Napster or Apple (when iTunes was new), because their business model was being destroyed. ABP is not going away, and they've extended olive branches (in the way of allowing "non-intrusive" ads). Ignoring ABP is counter productive to the ad industry's cause. Work with them, or they will continue to work against you.

Comment I hate to rain on this one... (Score 1) 386

But even discounting the sand storms angle, you've got a hundred little, impoverished, unstable countries in the area.
If you think the scrappers in your suburban neighborhood are aggressive... just wait until the starving ones from the Sudan show up.

If you want to do good in the part of the world, put your money into deposing despots, ending corruption, defeating terrorists, and building solid educational systems in this area.

With all the inhumanity we see in africa, don't you think it's the slightest bit condescending to address this issue... before the litany of others?

Comment Re:I doubt this (Score 1) 164

Yes. We'd gone through this a billion times already. Every couple years someone decides they can tell who a programmer is through the binaries except they forget about how much code is little more than snippets of other code or the like.

Even so. All of this assumed that the blackhat coder is sharing his code or contributing to the open source community to begin with.
Github and repositories like it are a not a panacea of coding styles from every coder on earth. The total number of people that contribute is actually very small when you consider the size and scope of the overall community. Furthermore, I've intentionally changed my coding style a dozen times.

I would challenge these Princeton researchers to make heads or tails of me, honestly.
I don't think they could do it.

Not with the technique outlined in this whitepaper.

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