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Comment: Re:worth upgrading? (Score 3, Interesting) 214

by ladybugfi (#32167126) Attached to: MythTV 0.23 Released
Two weeks ago I was running Mythbuntu 9.04 with MythTV 0.21. I upgraded first to 9.10 with myth 0.22 and then immediately to 10.04 with myth 0.23.

I was very surprised how smoothly the upgrade process went. All I had to do after the upgrades were to fix DVD udev rules and reconfigure the 5.1 audio. Nothing got majorly broken.

That said, I'm having some LiveTV stability issues with 0.23, which nobody else seems to be experiencing. I also had an issue with DVD mount crashing the mythtv frontend but that has now been fixed in the daily auto-builds.

Comment: Re:Hide your private information on a USB stick. (Score 1) 337

by ladybugfi (#29212849) Attached to: ACLU Sues For Records On Border Laptop Searches
Weeeelll... Alternatively you could store your stuff in an online backup/sync service, such as Mozy, JungleDisk or Dropbox. Remove your critical stuff from your laptop before boarding and sync them back when you've arrived. This assumes the availability of a network connection and some extra time at your destination, though. And if you don't want to rely on the encryption offered by Mozy and JungleDisk but want to be REALLY sure about security of your files, use TrueCrypt containers for holding your stuff and backup/sync only the containers. Technology to the rescue!

Comment: Re:Stereotypes usually have some kernal of truth (Score 5, Informative) 669

by ladybugfi (#27965743) Attached to: Does Dell Know What Women Want In a Laptop?

Next time you buy groceries why don't you glance at all the mags at the checkout. Count how many have something about "Lose weight in 2 weeks" or "See how J-Lo dropped the pounds" or similar. Then come back and tell me again, sincerely, that women don't want to hear dieting tips.

...but we generally don't want to hear them from our boyfriends when we try out new outfits.

There's time, place and a good way of bringing up potentially unpleasant issues, telling your spouse that "you look fat in those jeans" is not going to net you any karma points.

Comment: Re:Not PDF vulnerability ... Adobe vulnerability (Score 1) 206

by ladybugfi (#27077933) Attached to: PDF Vulnerability Now Exploitable With No Clicking
You are mistaken! Open source implementations also got it wrong, it isn't just Adobe. See for example problems in poppler here. Since there are apparently different problems in several independent JBIG2 format implementations, maybe the format specification isn't as clear as it should be?

There is nothing so easy but that it becomes difficult when you do it reluctantly. -- Publius Terentius Afer (Terence)

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