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Comment Keep Using EncFS (Score 3, Interesting) 107 107

I recently went through this same issue.

I tried lots of alternatives, but EncFS is still the best solution out there.

The best and most reliable windows port of EncFS is Safe.

It does have some limitations, but in general it's the best solution out there.

They strive to be binary compatible with Linux EncFS and have versions for Windows and Mac.

Plus it's free and open source. (GPLv3)

Comment I would pay $1 a month (Score 2) 167 167

I would pay $1 a month to upgrade my account. The $11 is too much. I would prefer just keep Netflix streaming and listen to background music and dialog. I did the 3 month thing or 99 cents the time before last that it was offered, but they only allow you to do that once. My option was to create another account and pay the 99 cents or just continue as a free user. I choose to stay a free user, as it doesn't really bother me. To me, it just says they pushed away a potential paying member, who is not willing to pay the price they are asking, but would be willing to pay another price. If spotify gets rid of the free tier, I would leave it. Even if I were a premium paying member.

Comment Windows Users - Performance Tweak (Score 5, Informative) 134 134

For Windows, the UI will seem to lag or not redraw in real-time while drawing or using it.
Disable Rulers (ctrl + r, or Menu: View -> Show/Hide -> Rulers) will fix it.
I spoke with the very helpful people on Inkscape's IRC Channel for this tip.

This may also apply to some versions of The G.I.M.P.

Comment Dumb Cop (Score 1) 1440 1440

To Quote:
"If it's beyond 10, they're not making a phone call," Myers said.

I don't know about your phone, but mine does not auto dial when you hit the 10th digit? What about international?

To Quote:
"All applications are web-based to some extent, including navigation," Myers said.

I have plenty of offline gps applications, I use them when traveling in countries or towns that I don't have service.

Comment make a crackme (Score 2, Insightful) 245 245

If they really think it is so good, then they should put their money where their mouth is.
Make it into a crackme, issue a large award for solving it.
Post it online. I give it a few weeks max, if that.
And who is to say it can't still be manipulated once running?
Think of the performance cost.

Either way, I have no faith in an article with little details.

Comment It is not VLC they are attacking directly (Score 4, Insightful) 364 364

What is not mentioned is that the site in question has links to other listings with the release names which may correlate to what their spider was searching, "Game of Thrones."  This is very bad practice of the DMCA notice senders as linking to something which links to something which does not even have infringing content itself but a "direction or guidebook" to the potential content.

So the VLC listing had another area that had other listings or popular links and because it had the name they listed it.

There needs to be fines for false DMCA notices like this.  They do not own the release name itself.

Comment Re:How does this stuff get on Slashdot? (Score 4, Informative) 294 294

I think he is getting confused and meant to type Centrino which was, at sometime a marketing/branding term for an Intel Reference Design consisting of Chipset, CPU and Wifi. Either way, they wrote it wrong, but lurkers from the past would have recognized it. It was posted on a lot of laptop stickers in the same way Pentium 4, Core X, etc are.

As for /. letting this through... things have changed, have you been gone for the past 3 years?

The fancy is indeed no other than a mode of memory emancipated from the order of space and time. -- Samuel Taylor Coleridge