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Comment: Factory reset. (Score 4, Interesting) 231

by bejiitas_wrath (#47412899) Attached to: Avast Buys 20 Used Phones, Recovers 40,000 Deleted Photos

So taking out the SD card and a factory reset is not enough anymore? But how do you run DOD quality data wiping software on a phones built-in memory anyway? Most people hock phones and they are re-sold with phone numbers still on them. That should not happen. Let alone personal photos.

Comment: Microsoft make up your mind! (Score 5, Insightful) 293

by bejiitas_wrath (#46927819) Attached to: The Upcoming Windows 8.1 Apocalypse

First you end support for XP, which is a good thing, then you end support for Windows 7 in 2020, now you are ending support for Windows 8 on May 8. Why? the bog standard Windows 8 still has newer software than Windows 7, the only thing holding it back is the retarded Modern UI interface. But this is a pretty lame apocalypse. I am perfectly happy with Windows 7 in a qemu KVM hypervisor running on a Linux laptop. This way I can run Windows in a window and use MS Office for those tasks that require it and still have access to the superior Linux command line tools. I just wish I still had my XP Pro VM. Now that was fun. Why is everything an apocalypse these days?

Comment: Are there any old drives around that read these? (Score 1) 481

by bejiitas_wrath (#46867685) Attached to: US Nuclear Missile Silos Use Safe, Secure 8" Floppy Disks

Are there any old drives around that can read these disks? What do they do if the drives fail? I am surprised this really still works, but I guess the stuff works, so they have no real inclination to upgrade it anytime soon. What old operating system do you need to read 8" floppy disks? Would DOS 6.22 work or would you need something even older?

Comment: Will we get more information about possible life? (Score 3, Interesting) 38

Will we get information from this rock concerning ancient life? There could have been life on mars in ancient times that was wiped out when the atmosphere disappeared. That would be very intriguing for humanity. Better news than the search for this so-called missing plane or the Royals tour.

Comment: 3D printed guns. (Score 2) 199

by bejiitas_wrath (#45648509) Attached to: Affordable 3D Metal Printer Developed Based on RepRap

This will be the next thing demonised in the media, even though the technology has many positive benefits in terms of manufacturing. But after printing the object do you still need to trim it and sand it down? Maybe you print it slightly oversize and then trim it down to smooth it out. What is the exact finishing process with this tech?

Comment: Nokia have always been a leader in mobile devices. (Score -1) 112

by bejiitas_wrath (#45206965) Attached to: Nokia Introduces Windows Tablet

It is time that they abandoned the old Symbian OS and enbraced something else; but I wonder if they will ever create a good Linux phone like the Ubuntu Edge. Now that is a device that is made for the desktop as well as mobile. But I have a Nokia 520 and I love it. The battery life could be better though. When are we going to get more advanced batteries?

Comment: Text based adventure as a boot option? (Score 2, Insightful) 106

by bejiitas_wrath (#44932419) Attached to: Boot To Zork

Someone do this, I loved playing the text-based adventure games as a kid. Someone should bring these back. They had amazing graphics as you saw the world in your head. Nothing like the 1080p games they make now. But Zork is a classic and the ability to play it now is incredible. Pity that graphics now is the selling point instead of gameplay and story development.

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