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Comment: Re:Land of the free (Score 1) 573

by blackest_k (#48629819) Attached to: Reaction To the Sony Hack Is 'Beyond the Realm of Stupid'

Ok so whats the difference between gun ownership between Denmark and Norway

484298 Licensed guns in Norway Denmark just 21,000

Your mixing two different societies with different laws and differing social norms.

As you might imagine, USA has around 101 guns per 100 people.

A more interesting statistic in 2012 34.4% of US households have 1 or more guns which means you could say around 2/3rds of US households are not scared enough to feel the need to have a gun in the house.

Comment: lightroom darktable (Score 4, Interesting) 259

by blackest_k (#48595891) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Best Software For Image Organization?

my first thought was lightroom but darktable is free runs on linux( OSX too) and will also generate a database of your images.

For image processing you would also want a 1GB or better graphics card to take advantage of GPU processing, not that you are really interested in that, other people maybe.

Comment: Re:Prospects were grim when I check earlier this y (Score 1) 110

by blackest_k (#48591613) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Best Software To Revive PocketPCs With Windows Mobile 5-6?

linux on htc universal

7 options including android
openmoko , opie qtopia i think were the ones i played with there is debian (tchy).

how much works i have no idea, but you can get a few applications working and a gui.

Comment: windows tablets (Score 1) 125

by blackest_k (#48555941) Attached to: Unity 8 Will Bring 'Pure' Linux Experience To Mobile Devices

currently there are a number of 32bit tablets running windows 8 and they are remarkably cheap if lacking a little in the ram department.

These tablets would be great for Linux if it was possible to run on any of them. £150 with windows 8.1, with a proper linux distro. I would buy one, i might even dual boot it if there was enough space. I wouldn't even begrudge buying an iso file from canonical at a reasonable price if the hardware was fully supported.

There is work being done to support some of these tablets but it would be great if canonical could find some devices it could fully support. I don't think another tablet will be on my christmas list this year and i'm not going to buy another android device that is abandoned at birth by it's manufacturer again.

Comment: Re:Looks pretty impressive... (Score 1) 115

by blackest_k (#48553437) Attached to: Google Releases Android Studio 1.0, the First Stable Version of Its IDE

I installed the beta at the weekend, and had to follow an eclipse tutorial which mostly worked ok. There were differences but I figured them out. There were some imports that were not mentioned. I believe eclipse can automagically find needed imports and add them in (ctrl 0 i think) but I had to add them myself in android studio.

Maybe now its out of beta there will be some tutorials written for it. eclipse is not perfect, i found that it wouldn't load a project using the latest api and had to drop to api 21 or 20 before it would work. Took a good while for me to resolve a situation which I shouldn't have run in to as I was making my first steps.

Comment: Re: Predatory? (Score 1) 137

by blackest_k (#48537509) Attached to: Profanity-Laced Academic Paper Exposes Scam Journal

i haven't a clue as to how to proceed , if you can proceed with this.
I wish you luck and hope you can persevere maybe it can be fought in the european court of human rights, although finding the financial support to do so and a legal procedure that can be applied ...

good luck and I hope they have some success

Comment: Re:Ideological purity ... (Score 1) 96

by blackest_k (#48518799) Attached to: Openwashing: Users and Adopters Beware

years ago there used to be a lot of "free" software that wasn't really free.

It was "free" to download and then pay for a license.
or "free" to try but save disabled (sometimes after x number of clicks).

But we got wise to that one and started looking for open source and generally it was as good as it could be at the time. Sometimes you might find a bug, report it and work with the developers to fix it.
(oh and download from the projects website or a link provided by the project to avoid the dodgy repack with extra ... ).

Sounds like this reworking of opensource to "opensource" is trying to be the new "free"

"Slightly Annoying"

+ - Is Google Chrome Browser backdoored by extensions?

Submitted by blackest_k
blackest_k (761565) writes "I've been playing around with html5 and javascript and put up a couple of pages on my webhost while using chrome on osx i had a strange tab open saying chrome was out of date and offering to let me download an updated version "setup.exe" the page was on an info site. So i asked myself why did that open? and I made a curious discovery. when i viewed my page source it was as i wrote it. A simple page to play a mp4 video with html5. however when i chose to download the page as webpage complete i found an extra js file app.js also the page header had this line added.

script type="text/javascript" src="./End Credits_files/app.js">script type="text/javascript" src="">link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="chrome-extension://pkehgijcmpdhfbdbbnkijodmdjhbjlgp/skin/socialwidgets.css"> The extension part directed me to privacy badger. uninstalling the privacybadger extension resulted in

script type="text/javascript" src="./End Credits-b_files/app.js">script type="text/javascript" src="">/script>/head> So that had removed part of the problem but not the part that was trying to get me to download (presumably malware). I tried the same exercise in linux and got the same result in google chrome. however in firefox my page was as I had written it. there was no app.js in the complete webpage or on my server. Anyway this seems to be an issue from google chrome or an extension. Has anyone any light to shine on this issue? I wouldn't normally post an ask slashdot but as this appears to be modifying normal web pages i'm quite concerned."

Comment: Re: Predatory? (Score 1) 137

by blackest_k (#48443497) Attached to: Profanity-Laced Academic Paper Exposes Scam Journal

London Borough of Haringey ?

might be of interest to you, Obviously I don't know about the case you bring up I can believe that the children and parents were shown to be related by DNA although it doesn't mean that automatically disqualifies the child sex trafficking charge.

You might think that there should be some existing evidence to backup the presumed intent. If the parents were not criminally charged and convicted then it would make the councils grounds for their actions very shakey.

You seem convinced that the case was groundless and I wish you luck in persuing the matter, maybe there is some chance of involving the investigation of Harringey social services in your case. Its going to be tough for them to be fair especially after the death of a 17 month old child where they didn't do enough after which there must have been an attitude change and a desire to not make any more mistakes.

good luck with it, I hope it ends well.

On the positive side those children in care should be safe and fostered and adopted into happy homes, it is there well being that matters above all else.

Hold on to the root.