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Comment: Re:just now? (Score 1) 398

by Whalou (#43923149) Attached to: Keyless Remote Entry For Cars May Have Been Cracked
In the case of my car, a Mitsubishi Lancer:
  • To unlock the door, the key needs to be within 2 feet of the handle, same with the trunk
  • To start the car, the key needs to be inside
  • If you try to lock the doors (by pressing the button on the door handle, while the key is inside, it beeps and the door won't lock

Comment: Re:Most Transparent Administration Ever (Score 4, Funny) 107

by Whalou (#43411247) Attached to: DoJ Answers FOIA Request After Six Years With No Real Information
From TFA:

I wanted to get back to you on some of the more pressing issues...probably the most important of which is REDACTED."
This goes on for an entire page. It's a gray box of nothing.

They are a bit more transparent than before, they are using gray boxes instead of black to redact text.

Comment: Re:Awesome! (Score 1) 521

by Whalou (#41672343) Attached to: Microsoft Surface Pricing Goes Toe-to-Toe With Apple iPad
I sometime get that urge but only because all the trackpads I used on PC laptops were crap and/or the size of a postage stamp. A nice size trackpad like the one on Mac laptops or the standalone Apple trackpad makes it unnecessary. Logitech made one for Windows 8 that seems usable as well.

I prefer not to have finger marks on my laptop. Although, strangely enough, it doesn't bother me on the iPad. Possibly because it's easier to orient it so that the marks are not too apparent.

Comment: Re:Fantastic first impressions (Score 2) 368

by Whalou (#40831275) Attached to: Microsoft Unveils, Hotmail's Successor
I like the way Gmail implements their classification scheme, i.e. tagging, better than folders. With folders you're restricted to a tree structure but tagging allows you to classify an email in several categories by adding different tags.

What I ended up doing with my emails at work (in Outlook) was to put every old emails into a single folder to be able to use search.

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from a rigged demo.