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Comment: Re:I don't get it... (Score 3, Insightful) 98

by anethema (#48383921) Attached to: US Gov't Issues Alert About iOS "Masque Attack" Threat

Let's also keep in mind that apple apps ONLY run in a sandbox, and this virus does not break out of it. The worst the app can do is be installed if you don't actually go into it and do stuff.

The main danger is that the app could masquarade as a legit app like browser/banking etc and maybe trick you into using it.

But the sheer number of steps needed to install it, then almost crazy foolishly using it afterwards, it isn't much of a threat.

Comment: Re:They didn't TEST anything... (Score 1) 986

Have you read this?

Having glanced over the original stuff, and reading through this, as a non scientist it seems pretty convincing that the 'independent' test is missing a ton of data that would support any of their conclusions.

Comment: Re:Help for women with no sex drive? (Score 5, Informative) 216

by anethema (#48128237) Attached to: Oxytocin Regulates Sociosexual Behavior In Female Mice

There are several -Genuine- treatments (read: Aphrodisiacs) in trials right now.

The main promising one right now is PT-141 (Bremelanotide)

The main downside is it must be injected which will skeeve a lot of women out. It does work on men AND women though.

From their site: " In a recently completed Phase 2B clinical trial, bremelanotide 1.25 mg and 1.75 mg doses significantly increased sexual arousal, sexual desire and the number of sexually satisfying events, and decreased associated distress in premenopausal women with FSD. Efficacy was seen in both women with hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD) and combined HSDD/female sexual arousal disorder (FSAD)."

Since it is currently just in trails and unscheduled, you can order it right now from research peptide sites.

Let's say a friend's wife has tried it, and she was as horny as a 18 year old boy for about 2-3 days. It is genuine arousal, not some blood flow modifier etc like Viagra.

Comment: Re: Low write endurance? (Score 1) 64

by anethema (#47709123) Attached to: AMD Launches Radeon R7 Series Solid State Drives With OCZ

Sorry wrote it wrong but had it right in my calcs. I meant 30gb/day for 4 years.

It is 30 GB / day for 4 years which works out to 43 TB. Hopefully that makes it a bit more clear.

The point isn't that you may or may not use that much, its that their talking point is high endurance, and it actually has very low endurance compared to other consumer SSD lines.

Comment: Low write endurance? (Score 4, Insightful) 64

by anethema (#47704057) Attached to: AMD Launches Radeon R7 Series Solid State Drives With OCZ

Their claim is they are focusing on reliability and write endurance but it looks like they have some of the lowest endurance in the industry.

Even the drive it is supposed to be a bit of a clone from is rated much higher.

AMD R7: 4GB for 4 years = 43TB (Odd that they don't say this is dependent on drive size, which it would be.
OCZ Vector 150: 50GB for 5 years = 91 TB (Also not scaled for drive size)
Samsung 840: 1000 cycles. In their smallest drive this would be around 120 TB. Samsung is using lower endurance TLC here so this is even more odd.
Intel 730: 70TB over their 5 year warranty is 127 TB Highest of them all for MLC.

Now in real life, the AMD and OCZ drives may go much further before they fail, but you have to go off of their ratings for comparisons or all hell breaks loose (Tests have shown the Samsung drives lasting over 3000 cycles before beginning to reallocate sectors). Especially for the larger drives (A 240GB drive should have double the write endurance of a 120GB drive).

So yeah I find it odd that endurance is one of their talking points when they have by far the lowest endurance of any of the common drives out there, including the supposedly very similar Vector 150.

Comment: Re:all I'd need there is a sports iPod (Score 1) 427

by anethema (#47323967) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Would It Take For You To Buy a Smartwatch?

Ya my current watch (Casio pathfinder ) is already pretty smart as far as watches go (has altimiter, barometer, compass) and half the face is a solar panel. I've not had to change a battery since I got it, and expect I wont for a long long long time.

Be nice if a smart watch could be rugged without being the size of a phone, and have solar or some kind of decent battery life. A month even would be nice.

Comment: Unlocked iPhone 5s does it all (Score 1) 259

by anethema (#47157361) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Do 4G World Phones Exist?

O2 and Vodaphone appear to use LTE band 20 (SOURCE: AT&T and Canadian carriers generally seem to use bands 4 and 17 (same source).

The iPhone 5s does all of those and more. Model A1533 (GSM)*: UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz); LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 13, 17, 19, 20, 25)

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I may be missing something but just buying an unlocked iPhone 5S from apple seems to give you all the LTE, HSPA, etc networks you could use in the UK and USA/Canada.

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