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Comment: Re:No... (Score 1) 598

by Pieroxy (#48743579) Attached to: Tumblr Co-Founder: Apple's Software Is In a Nosedive

I used to agree with you about thinness until I got an iPad Air into my hands... It really makes a difference on how you feel the device. Same thing for the iPhone 6 and 6Plus. I thought "Gimme more battery instead of a thinner phone", but how good does the thinner (and lighter) phone feels in your hands? Well, it does make a great difference.

Note: I don't own any.

Comment: Re: noooo (Score 2, Interesting) 560

by Pieroxy (#48717797) Attached to: 2014: Hottest Year On Record

Okay, so let's say I'm sceptic and not a denier. After a quick Google search, I stumbled on these two links:

Both are clearly claiming there is no global warming since 1997. Reading it quickly doesn't provide any clue as to whether they are bullshit or not - or at least it would require me to dig into the problem, but I don't have that amount of free time right now.

Do you have any indication about what's wrong with these assertions?

Comment: Re: What IP address ranges are in the US? (Score 1) 234

by Pieroxy (#48706391) Attached to: NSA Says They Have VPNs In a 'Vulcan Death Grip'

When they gather every data across all VPNs, they will still be able to analyse a tiny fraction of it all. What they want is the capability to decrypt anything, but then they'll only listen to what is on the topic of the day, because too much data is too much. So a targeted attack might be as good in many scenarios.

Comment: Re:Physical currency has inherent value (Score 1) 144

by Pieroxy (#48632447) Attached to: Will Ripple Eclipse Bitcoin?

There is about a ton of gold in every cubic mile of sea water

Not quite. According to wikipedia there is about 10-30g/km3. One cubic mile being 4.2km3, I can extrapolate and see that there is only 42-126g of gold every cubic mile of sea water. That's about a tenth of a kilogram, or 10000 times less than what you claimed.

Comment: Re:I'm a special snowflake apparently. (Score 1) 160

by Pieroxy (#48603811) Attached to: How Identifiable Are You On the Web?

I, for one, find it nice that I can use all the very nice fonts available on ALL iOS devices without a 100kB payload to my users. Specially for mobile devices where 100kB payload can take quite a while, depending on the network conditions.

Other platforms will default to other fonts, chosen by me as well.

Comment: Re:I'm a special snowflake apparently. (Score 4, Informative) 160

by Pieroxy (#48599069) Attached to: How Identifiable Are You On the Web?

What are you talking about? Browsers don't send installed fonts list to anybody!

The detection occurs when in CSS you specify font-family: XYZ. This is going to be displayed in the default font, unless the font XYZ is installed. By analyzing the width of the element you specified the font for (or drawing it into a canvas element) you can distinguish the cases where the font is installed from the case where the default font is used instead.

Hard to circumvent...

A failure will not appear until a unit has passed final inspection.