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Comment my teachers to that too (Score 2, Informative) 170

Some of my teachers do that too. I'm in a non-english speaking country, but I'm studying in english, so teachers have to translate their courses.
Once I was having problems understanding something from a pdf from my teacher, so I thought I'd look up the subject on wikipedia. It was the exact same text.

I should have figured it out sooner since a lot of the words in the pdf were underlined (they were links from wikipedia)

Comment Re:is this a problem (Score 2, Insightful) 69

I'm not sure how the DNS flaw works, but I just thought of something (feel free to mod me down if this is stupid) If you were to target someone specifically that was using a router that supported auto-update, but it didn't update itself with a fix for the vulnerability yet, couldn't you possibly use the DNS flaw to fool it into getting the update from one of your servers? Meaning, you could get the router to do pretty much anything you want, and a router can do a lot of bad stuff.

Comment Re:100% less advertisements would be nice... (Score 1) 383

Google lives on the web. Most of the things they do work in a browser.
So the browser has to be good, so they wrote their own. If everybody has a faster browser, then their products work better.
Also, did you notice that in the last year many browsers have started to improve they speed? why do you think that is?

Comment Unlimited? (Score 1) 135

There's no such thing as unlimited.
There is a limit, they just don't tell you what it is. At some point, you'll get an email telling you you're using too much resources.
Also, providers that have unlimited storage have conditions that you can't upload anything you want (uploading large files to share with people for example)

I'm paying $10 a month for a VPS and I'm getting 20GB of storage and 500GB bandwidth a month. I'm using maybe 2GB which is the OS, a few sites, and some pictures and movies of a trip, my girlfriend uploaded to send them to me.
20GB is more than enough, and I can upload anything I want.

I prefer knowing the limit that having it sneaking up on me.

Comment "Podcasting is also suspicious" (Score 1) 779

According to the report, cell phones and digital music players have been used to transfer plans related to criminal activity, and therefore presumably could be grounds for suspicion. Podcasting is also suspicious.

Cars have been used to transport terrorists and guns. If you're driving a car, you might be a terrorist

Comment Re:Nice to see GSM technology still around (Score 1) 212

Thank you!
I'm all for linux being everywhere, I love hacking as much as the next slashdotter, but until it get's there I'm sticking with that works and has what I need.
I'd love to use linux on the desktop and I tried to do it, but there are some things I can't use linux for.
The same goes for phones. Until it gets more mature, I'm sticking with something I know will work.

Google

Submission + - Google Desktop for Linux released->

FrankNFurter writes: "Today, Google released a native Linux version of their desktop search. Available are packages in the .rpm format (for RedHat/Fedora/Suse/Mandriva) and .deb format (for Debian/Ubuntu), both only for the x86 architecture. Google Desktop for Linux offers the same search features as the Windows version, a quick search box, integration of Gmail and the indexing of man and info pages. Not yet available for Linux are gadgets."
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Submission + - Microsoft Excel Nearly Elects Wrong Government

ntk writes: "Britain's Open Rights Group sent technically knowledgeable members to act as electoral observers in the UK's first e-voting trials, with disturbing results. Their report mentions, among other foul-ups, that officials forgetting to scroll in Excel almost led to the wrong party winning control of the Scottish parliament. More in their full report here."

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