HTTPS isn't "not more secure than your ISP." It's not more secure than the worst trusted root CA. In the absence of a CA compromise, your ISP cannot MitM HTTPS or other SSL-based protocols without your browser/client warning you about it.
Yeah, I'm familiar with SAT solvers and the fact that they aren't REALLY full brute force; I oversimplified it a bit for the Slashdot crowd. Might have gone a little too far on the "lies to children" scale, mea culpa.
My point was that anyone with high school level math experience can understand the basic problem of boolean satisfiability; I was trying to draw a distinction between problems that are beyond human comprehension and those that are merely beyond human time and ability, with huge SAT instances falling into the latter category. Shouldn't have glossed over the details quite as badly as I did.
I understand not reading the article, but you didn't even read the line you quoted. Congratulations!
2 percent of the infected population
Yes.. Note that that's an off-contract price and that it ships with a user-unlockable bootloader.
(I have no interest in a flame war. It's an answer to the question the parent asked, not an attempt to start an Android vs. iOS argument.)
No, it ends tomorrow.
"Root" is something you have or do not have within Android. ROMs aren't flashed from within Android, they're flashed from either recovery or the bootloader. (Usually recovery.)
GP is correct, you're misunderstanding either the terminology or the roles played by the OS/bootloader/recovery.
All Ethernet standard speeds (10M/100M/1G/10G/40G/100G) are in mega/gigabits per second, not bytes. So are wireless Ethernet speeds (11M/54M/300M/1.69G).
I live in upstate NY and I use face unlock. If I have a scarf on and need to use my phone, I just cancel out of it and punch in my PIN.
(Also, if I have a scarf on, I probably have gloves on, and therefore probably wouldn't be using my phone at the moment anyway.)
You've got it backward, I'm afraid. Watts are a measure of power, while watt-hours are a measure of energy (power times time.) A device that uses one kW of power while operating uses 24 kWh of energy per day of operation
Hats go on your head. Jokes, evidently, go right over it.
For example, dumbphone plans on Virgin Mobile (a Sprint MVNO) start at $5 per month
Virgin Mobile's $5 plan seems to be gone. The cheapest payLo plan I see is $20/mo.
Ting is one of the better Sprint MVNO choices for light users and especially families of light users; they have a $6/line/month charge and buckets based on usage. You can share buckets on multiple lines on the same account, bring your own devices (subject to restrictions), and there are no surcharges for smartphones. They also have voice and text (but not data) roaming to VZW, unlike the Sprint-owned VM USA and Boost.
I'd assumed they meant a pull in the Git sense, i.e. fetching a changeset from a remote repository (Igno's) and merging it into the current repository (Linus's). Sloppiness is a possibility too, though.
You really don't need to wipe and reinstall as often as they say you do. I recently upgraded from CM7 to a CM9 kang without wiping anything except cache and only had to reinstall a few apps. (That said, sometimes you'll end up with a non-working mess and will have to wipe anyway...but it's very rarely necessary for point release or nightly upgrades.)