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Comment Re:faster-than-light propagation of non-informatio (Score 1) 122

Sounds like you could replace the entangled particles with a pseudo-random number generator and get the same result.
You can't say for sure that the other party acted on the result of the particle/PRNG though. You can predict with a high degree of accuracy, but something could have changed (maybe the power went out, or the other side decided to change what happens when it reads a 1).

Comment Re:Good (Score 1) 280

Apparently Google hasn't learned from HTC either.
Supposedly the new Nexus phone will have a non-removable battery, 8GB storage, and no microSD slot. (Supposedly a 16GB version will be released later).
At least it has an unlocked bootloader and fast updates, although Google does have an unfair advantage there. But don't expect them to pull the rug out from anyone.

Comment Re:Wha...? (Score 1) 171

Non DPI aware applications being marked DPI aware is Microsoft's fault. They decided to mark MFC applications (and potentially others) DPI-aware by default (at least when compiled with Visual Studio 2010).
It doesn't help that the GUI designer (at least for Windows Forms) in Visual Studio doesn't work right at non-default DPIs. It also doesn't help that their automatic scaling for Windows Forms doesn't work right (probably why they haven't enabled it by default).
I was assuming a huge part of Metro was fixing the DPI scaling issues. I guess not.

Comment Re:Apple's receipt verification is broken too (Score 1) 142

The receipt data is first supposed to be sent to the developer's server. The server then verifies it with the app store. It's up to the developer to make sure communication with their own server is secure.
Still not a very good system IMO. What does Apple use for securing actual app purchases from their store? I'm assuming they have something in place to prevent using a MITM attack to install your own apps?

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