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Comment: Here is more from John Gruber of Daring Fireball (Score 5, Informative) 561

by Tufriast (#41479961) Attached to: Why Apple Replaced iOS Maps
This is probably the most accurate, and intelligent read on the topic. His sources are very close to Apple; VERY close indeed. http://daringfireball.net/2012/09/timing_of_apples_map_switch You'll notice that he says it was all about timing, and how much time was left on the clock.

Comment: WebM (Score 2, Interesting) 77

by Tufriast (#40997909) Attached to: Mozilla Adds H.264 Support To Android Firefox
No offense, but what happened to the "WebM is super double plus good, and all we're gonna nom-nom on" dogma that was touted? I'm happy that they are adding support for H.264, but after all this baby mama drama, what was the point? I'm wondering what happened internally to reverse this choice. Was it a matter of "the world has moved on" or "we're just gonna make the best UX possible" that drove the decision?

Comment: Sad, but we let them do this. (Score 4, Interesting) 307

by Tufriast (#40685203) Attached to: AT&T Introducing Verizon-Style Shared Data Plans
AT&T was shitty before this point, but now they are no longer even TRYING to mask the fuckening. What's worse is that they have court backing. You can thank all of the "conservative" leaning judges who side with businesses from a legal angle that made this happen. I'd like to point out that left leaning judges are also a bad thing in the long haul. Hell, judges should lean neither way. In any event, a special thanks to the American people for getting us raped and smiling while doing it.

Comment: There will not be a 7 inch iPad (Score 1) 193

by Tufriast (#40553153) Attached to: Credible Reports of a 7.85 Inch iPad Mini Emerge
What I hate about these rumors is that they are just that - rumors. Has anyone checked the track record of the suppliers "sources" of late? There will not be a 7 inch iPad and there never will be. The form factor will not accommodate a finger properly, and the app library will not work on a 7.85 inch screen. Apple is and never will be interested in the low end market. This is a fact. If anything, this is a smokescreen to keep competitors making seven inch screen tablets. Apple's brand loyalty department is notorious for issuing these kinds of statements and crap to media outlets to throw people off the trail.

Comment: System REQUIREMENTS (Score 0, Flamebait) 518

by Tufriast (#40527969) Attached to: Linux Users Banned From <em>Diablo III</em> Servers
It says it on the box. The system requirements are there. I'm not sure why people complain about the game not working on their platform. If you want to run it, just run a full blown VM and call it a day. Virtual Box is free. That being said I'm using an OS X virtual machine and it runs very well with D3 thanks to a few tweaks.

Running a full blown VM this day and age is not a difficult thing for a hacker to do, and even better, is still as cheap as running WINE if you have a copy of OS X "laying" around.

The system requirements are printed on the box, its their code, and people not reading the TOS leads to this. If you really want to stick to the OSS mantra - this piece of closed source code should not even have touched your system anyway.

Comment: Here are some alternatives. (Score 1) 351

Mac/Win/Linux compatible. For $100: http://store.apple.com/us/product/MC414 For $180: http://store.apple.com/us/product/MD031LL/A/AirPort-Extreme?fnode=MTY1NDA0Mg Easy to setup and configure. And nobody screws you out of your privacy. Great support staff too. I currently have an Extreme installed. It shoots out internets like the cannon on a warship.
NASA

+ - NASA Releases High Definition Image Of Earth From ->

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klchoward writes "Working for NOAA I have been really pleased to see the weather data from the new Suomi NPP satellite coming into our computer models already but have been blown away by it's capability to take stunning high definition images of our planet. See the article at Huffington Post or go straight to the image at NASA's website."
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Security

+ - Web Attacks Peak at 38,000 an Hour->

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Orome1 writes "Web applications are subject to business logic attacks, according to a report by Imperva. They monitored and categorized attacks across the internet targeting 40 different applications. This allowed them to outline the frequency, type and geography of origin of each attack. The observed web applications suffered attacks in the range of 130,000 to 385,000 per month. At its peak, the application set was under attack at a rate of nearly 38,000 per hour or ten per second. The five most common application vulnerabilities are: Remote File Inclusion (RFI), SQL Injection (SQLi), Local File Inclusion (LFI), Cross Site Scripting (XSS) and Directory Traversal (DT)."
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Google

+ - Larry Page and Google were Drug Dealers: Fact->

Submitted by Tufriast
Tufriast (824996) writes "From TFA: "The Federal government says Google CEO Larry Page, knowingly allowed his company to run ads for an illegal Mexican drug company. "We simply know from the documents we reviewed and witnesses we interviewed that Larry Page knew what was going on," U.S. attorney Peter Neronha told the Wall Street Journal.""
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Government

+ - Bill To Track Web Sites Visited Proposed In Hawaii->

Submitted by mazinger
mazinger (789576) writes "In Hawaii, a bill has been proposed to retain data on Internet users and the sites they visit. Apparently, there is also no requirement for a warrant to obtain the information from service providers. The bill affects not only ISPs but also coffee shops and anyone providing Internet access."
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Censorship

+ - Legality Of ACTA In U.S. Questioned In Petition->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Techdirt reports that a petition on the US Government's We the People website raises the question of whether ACTA is enforcable as an executive agreement — which allows the President to sign the agreement without getting approval — when it covers intellectual property, which is the mandate of Congress, and would require a vote before it becomes a treaty.

Slashdot has previously covered Senator Wyden questioning the constitutionality of ACTA before its signing last year; while the EU is said to be signing ACTA into force from today."

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