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Comment: Re:A roundabout way of saying that DNT is... (Score 3, Informative) 375 375

by Moxon (#41272775) Attached to: Apache Patch To Override IE 10's Do Not Track Setting

Well, yes. Expecting ad agencies to honor DNT seems about as clever as firewalling based on the April fool's "evil bit". In both cases, the people doing something you don't want have to choose to honor your wish. Good luck with that.

Comment: Re:Not much good if the passcode is easy to guess (Score 1) 375 375

by Moxon (#39497791) Attached to: Cops Can Crack an iPhone In Under Two Minutes

In my mind it doesn't even matter if cut off body parts are actually usable for biometric authentication. Any self-respecting thug who has seen Demolition Man, Minority Report, or one of the many others, will have to try the trick for himself just in case the people who said it didn't work were just trying to keep the competition in the dark..

Comment: Norsk? (Score 1) 559 559

by Moxon (#39010497) Attached to: Global Christianity and the Rise of the Cellphone

According to wikipedia, the complete bible was available in "Norsk" (that's Norwegian for "Norwegian") in 1930, and it has been available in Danish (readable by any literate Norwegian at the time) since 1550. We're even lutheranian protestand christian by constitution, god damn it..

Comment: Re:Why bother? (Score 1) 231 231

by Moxon (#38050280) Attached to: Schools Buy<nobr> <wbr></nobr>.xxx Domains In Trademark Panic

Indeed. The Norwegian writer, law professor, and early adopter Jon Bing had bing.no for years before Microsoft bought it from him for an undisclosed sum. Everyone's happy.

Though I suppose in a "no TLDs" world where he had .bing, Microsoft would just have named their search engine something else..

Comment: Re:Really? (Score 1) 172 172

by Moxon (#35526854) Attached to: Ubisoft Announces Music Game For Real Guitars

It's not that different from a skilled typist still looking at his hands once in a while. Besides the force of habit and natural tendency to look at your hands while working, it sometimes helps improve accuracy. I can type blind, but I often look down when typing in a new password. I can also play blind, but when it's not a very well rehearsed riff, I feel that looking at my left hand improves my accuracy and helps me focus on what I'm doing.

(but of course, if you're playing a guitar by vision alone, you're no better than the hunt-and-peck typist)

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