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Comment: Re:Slave Labour is certainly profitable (Score 1) 474

by jones_supa (#48923705) Attached to: Apple Posts $18B Quarterly Profit, the Highest By Any Company, Ever

Also, please tell me the name of your MADE IN THE USA cellphone and computer.

So if no one else is producing cellphone or computer in USA, then Apple cannot be expected to? They made the biggest profit, they might as well be the trendsetter of moving manufacturing back to America.

Comment: Re:God, what drivel ... (Score 3, Informative) 191

by jones_supa (#48921909) Attached to: Latest Windows 10 Preview Build Brings Slew of Enhancements

You can disable her.

But why get an OS of which you have to disable half of the features? I don't want Modern UI, I don't want to send information to Microsoft to help to improve my computing experience, I don't want a Windows Live Account, I don't want SkyDrive, I don't want Cortana.

Me no want anything! Waaah!

Comment: Good job! (Score 4, Funny) 474

by jones_supa (#48921865) Attached to: Apple Posts $18B Quarterly Profit, the Highest By Any Company, Ever
Those are amazing numbers. It shows that by making bug-free products, offering long term support, providing great value, acting fully ethically, and listening to your customers, can make you a fair amount of money. Their secret sauce? Bringing the real engineers to the spotlight.

+ - Why Screen Lockers On X11 Cannot Be Secure->

Submitted by jones_supa
jones_supa (887896) writes "One thing we all remember from Windows NT, is the security feature requiring the user to press CTRL-ALT-DEL to unlock the workstation (this can still be enabled with a policy setting). The motivation was to make it impossible for other programs to mimic a lock screen, as they couldn't react to the special key combination. Martin Gräßlin from KDE team takes a look at the lock screen security on X11. On a protocol level, X11 doesn't know anything of screen lockers. Also the X server doesn't know that the screen is locked as it doesn't understand the concept. This means the screen locker can only use the core functionality available to emulate screen locking. That in turn also means that any other client can do the same and prevent the screen locker from working (for example opening a context menu on any window prevents the screen locker from activating). That's quite a bummer: any process connected to the X server can block the screen locker, and even more it could fake your screen locker."
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+ - Windows 10: Charms Bar Removed, No Start Screen for Desktops->

Submitted by jones_supa
jones_supa (887896) writes "Late last week, Microsoft pushed out a new build (9926) of Windows 10 to those of you who are running the Technical Preview. The latest version comes with many new features, some easily accessible, others bubbling under, but two big changes are now certain: the Charms bar is dead, and Start Screen for large devices is no more. Replacing the Charms bar is the Action Center, which has many of the same shortcuts as the Charms bar, but also has a plethora of other information too. Notifications are now bundled into the Action Center and the shortcuts to individual settings are still easily accessible from this window. The Start Screen is no longer present for desktop users, the options for opening it are gone. Continuum is the future, and it has taken over what the Start Screen initiated with Windows 8."
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