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Comment: Re:Is it the phone or the stupid stuff installed o (Score 1) 435

by jones_supa (#49553743) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Are the Most Stable Smartphones These Days?

neither I nor any of my many friends running iPhones are having the sorts of issues he's describing...

Or they have found out the things (for example specific apps, settings or usage patterns) that make iPhone unstable and have just learned to avoid them.

The experience can be quite different for a newcomer that curiously tries unexpected random things and a guy that knows a platform and its pitfalls.

Comment: Re:This never works (Score 1) 286

by jones_supa (#49549523) Attached to: Microsoft, Chip Makers Working On Hardware DRM For Windows 10 PCs

and finding the weak spot where it can be grabbed, for instance by hooking up special hardware to the LCD panel.

That's extremely hard. Good luck getting something like that to actually work. The senior electronics engineer who might be able to create such grabbing system has probably a better-paying job somewhere else.

+ - Microsoft Opens Vulnerability Bounty Program for Spartan Browser

Submitted by jones_supa
jones_supa writes: As it did in the past when it tried to make Internet Explorer more secure, Microsoft has launched a new bug bounty program for Spartan browser, the default application of Windows 10 for surfing the information highway. A typical remote code execution flaw can bring between $1,500 and $15,000, and for the top payment you also need to provide a functioning exploit. The company says that it could pay even more than that, if you convince the jury on the entry quality and complexity. Sandbox escape vulnerabilities with Enhanced Protected Mode enabled, important or higher severity vulnerabilities in Spartan or its engine, and ASLR info disclosure vulnerabilities are also eligible. If you want to accept the challenge, Microsoft provides more information on how to participate.

+ - Ubuntu 15.04 Released, First Version to Feature SystemD->

Submitted by jones_supa
jones_supa writes: The final release of Ubuntu 15.04 is now available. Only modest set of improvements are rolling out with this spring's Ubuntu. While this means the OS can't rival the heavy changelogs of releases past, the adage "don’t fix what isn't broke" is clearly one that 15.04 plays to. The headline change is SystemD being featured first time in a stable Ubuntu release, which replaces the inhouse UpStart init system. The Unity desktop version 7.3 receives a handful of small refinements, most of which aim to either fix bugs or correct earlier missteps (for example, application menus can now be set to be always visible). The Linux version is 3.19.3 further patched by Canonical. As usual, the distro comes with fresh versions of various familiar applications.
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+ - Early Windows 10 Technical Preview Builds Begin Expiring

Submitted by jones_supa
jones_supa writes: As we approach the final release of Windows 10, builds of the Technical Preview already begin to expire. A Microsoft Support Engineer recently posted a list of builds and the dates that each one of them will stop booting. According to the engineer, you will start getting warnings around two weeks before the license expires. If this happens, your computer will begin restarting automatically every three hours. Two weeks later, your computer will finally cease to boot, at which point a full reinstall is required. If you are currently running these builds and haven't updated, you can download the ISO for the fresh build 10049, which will keep you in the green for the coming six months.

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