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Comment: Good? (Score 0, Flamebait) 360

by daveime (#48669039) Attached to: UK Man Arrested Over "Offensive" Tweet
Especially in Glasgow of all places, if you said this to someones face, you'd get your heed caved in. What makes the Internet so special that it absolves idiots from responsibility for their words?

It's a simple enough rule of thumb, if you wouldn't say it in real life to someones face, then don't say it online behind a shield of anonymity.

Comment: Re:JPEG2000 replaced JPEG (Score 0) 377

by daveime (#48570725) Attached to: Bellard Creates New Image Format To Replace JPEG
"Same-origin policy is a nightmare for use with CDNs"

It's not *that* big a deal. We've been using Rackspace CDN solution, and they allow you to set "Access-Control-Allow-Origin:*". After that it's just a matter of enabling CORS in your AJAX, which is one line of jQuery. Then you can fetch data from anywhere without your browser croaking.

Comment: Re:Local file (Score 1) 135

by daveime (#45686569) Attached to: Safari Stores Previous Browsing Session Data Unencrypted
> Look, even if someone gets local access to your files, you are still less fucked if some of them are encrypted.

Which is total bollocks if the encryption key is on the same machine. A computer that is rooted is no longer secure, any data that can be decrypted locally is the same as if it was plaintext anyway.

Comment: Re:User unfriendliness strikes again unfortunately (Score 0) 143

by daveime (#45452467) Attached to: Ars Checks Out CyanogenMod's New Installer
Why not just wipe the FLASH completely, then your battery will last 500x longer! You won't be able to do anything useful (which for most people does actually include Facebook) ... but at least you won't have the odious, mind-numbing, soul-destroying task of plugging it into the wall socket every night.

The sooner you make your first 5000 mistakes, the sooner you will be able to correct them. -- Nicolaides

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