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Comment: Re:And... (Score 1) 720

by allo (#48491091) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Making a 'Wife Friendly' Gaming PC?

you sound a bit sexist. This IS a social problem. You make it a women problem. That's not okay.

"Its too ugly and noisy" is not a technical problem at first, but a social one "i think its too ugly and noisy in my opinion". Now you can accept this (okay, i think it too but i need the power), doubt it (hey, its not that loud) or acknowledge the other opinion (okay, its too loud for you).
Now start thinking about strategies to solve this (still solving the social problem first):
- avoid the problem by changing location or times
- buy another device
- mod the current device
- use long cables, put it in some other room
- talk about it and agree on some compromise
- ...

Now you decided to solve it with one of the technical solutions, you can start discussing if you for example need to buy a silent one and what's the budget. But first you need to decide the social problem, which may result in "we do not have to solve some tech issue, because we solved the main problem (one person disliking the pc of the other person) in some other way".

Comment: Re:Why is Android allowing Uber to access the info (Score 1) 234

by allo (#48478621) Attached to: Uber's Android App Caught Reporting Data Back Without Permission

So, they did strip the security?
Just a little reminder: a program on your linux system can read everything the user can read. Android apps need to ask for permissions (of course, they ask for a lot, but they still need to ask).

The problem is on the other hand, that most apps are spyware, as we called it when people still used PCs. And nobody cares anymore. On the PC we did not install programs, which did more than they should. on the mobile phone it's just normal.

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