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Comment: Re:no, its not good thou (Score 1) 225

by jones_supa (#48184571) Attached to: If You're Connected, Apple Collects Your Data

microsoft decided to log all your key strokes.

I don't think it was never proven that they specifically log keystrokes. For the W10TP they only wrote an EULA that says "all your data belongs to us".

Well, that can mean anything, but in practice, I suspect they will probably just log things like hardware profiles, performance values, app usage statistics, crash logs, things like that.

Comment: Re:Mac Mini (Score 1) 106

by jones_supa (#48179893) Attached to: iFixit Tears Apart Apple's Shiny New Retina iMac

That's true. I have been experimenting a bit with setting up a Hackintosh, and it really lives up to its name: hacks after hacks. A complete nightmare, and even if you get it working, you wind up with an unstable system. Hunting third party drivers for Windows, or the little tweaks you need in Linux, start to look like child's play after that.

If you happen to find compatible hardware, setting up a Hackintosh can be a fun thing to screw around with for one weekend, but other than that, it doesn't provide much value, and is not a realistic shortcut for "a cheap Mac".

+ - Shenzhen Apec Electronics Brings x86 Stick PC->

Submitted by jones_supa
jones_supa (887896) writes "We have seen plenty of Android-based "stick computers" equipped with an ARM CPU, but a Chinese vendor called Shenzhen Apec Electronics has now started offering a honest-to-goodness x86-64 computer harnessing the same form factor. The APM-D01 is built around the Intel Bay Trail platform providing a low-power quad core Atom CPU and 1GB or 2GB of RAM. Inside can also be found 16GB or 32GB of internal flash storage, HDMI video, MicroSD slot, two USB 2.0 ports, 802.11n WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0. The miniature PC can run Android, Windows 8.1, and Linux. Some further arrangements are needed for the supply chain, as for now the device has been spotted only on Alibaba in 500-unit quantities targeted for resellers."
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+ - Ask slashdot: Can I has a good hosting service?->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Uhh.. Ok, bear with me now. I know this is not PC Mag 2014 review of hosting services. I am thinking of getting a parody website up. I am mildly concerned about potential reaction of the parodee, who has been known to be a little heavy handed when it comes to things like that. In short, I want to make sure that the hosting company won't flake out just because of potential complaints. I checked some companies and their TOS and AUPs all seem to have weird ass restrictions ( Arvixe, for example, has a list of unacceptable material that happens to list RPGs and MUDS ).

I live in US. Parodee in Poland.

What would you recommend?"

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+ - South Korean ID system to be rebuilt from scratch after massive leaks

Submitted by AmiMoJo
AmiMoJo (196126) writes "South Korea's national identity card system may need a complete overhaul following huge data thefts dating back to 2004. The government is considering issuing new ID numbers to every citizen aged over 17, costing billions of dollars. The ID numbers and personal details of an estimated 80% of the country's 50 million people have been stolen from banks and other targets. Some 20 million people, including the president Park Geun-hye, have been victims of a data theft. Citizens are unable to change their credentials, which are used in many different sectors, making them an attractive target for hackers."

+ - Mixing Agile with Waterfall for Code Quality

Submitted by jones_supa
jones_supa (887896) writes "The 2014 CAST Research on Application Software Health (CRASH) report states that enterprise software built using a mixture of agile and waterfall methods will result in more robust and secure applications than those built using either agile or waterfall methods alone. Data from CAST's Appmarq benchmarking repository was analyzed to discover global trends in the structural quality of business application software. The report explores the impact of factors such as development method, CMMI maturity level, outsourcing, and other practices on software quality characteristics that are based upon good architectural and coding practices. InfoQ interviewed Bill Curtis, Senior Vice President and Chief Scientist at CAST, about the research done by CAST, structural quality factors, and mixing agile and waterfall methods."

Comment: Re:I'm not convinced (Score 0) 382

by jones_supa (#48164723) Attached to: Torvalds: I Made Community-Building Mistakes With Linux

Linus has found a certain style that appears to work for him and the team closest to him so I won't say it's wrong, but if his style were different would he have attracted different people to that inner circle, and would those people have been more effective or less? Can't say.

It's not only about effectiveness but about treating other people with respect.

"The only way for a reporter to look at a politician is down." -- H.L. Mencken