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Comment: For trivial programming (Score 1) 215

by just_another_sean (#47517979) Attached to: 'Just Let Me Code!'

I find Vi/G**/Make is still pretty simple. And things like SDL, GTK, QT, etc. simplify things even more. Having watched Windows development evolve for a long time I can sort of see what the submitter is saying but on the other hand anyone who ever wrote a C program for Windows in the 90's using the original Petzold books should really appreciate the frameworks available for Windows programming these days.

Again, I'm talking "Coding for fun, hobby, learning" here, just simple stuff. If it's a business app or something where the subject matter is complex than my feeling is the tools are still more helpful in overcoming that complexity than having to do everything from the bottom up.

Comment: Re:Privacy Badger (Score 3, Informative) 180

by just_another_sean (#47506787) Attached to: A New Form of Online Tracking: Canvas Fingerprinting

Yes, Privacy Badger is a great tool. It's a little tedious when loading content from CDN's, can make pages look pretty bad unless you let a little tracking in... So I also keep my privacy set to delete everything when I close the browser. I also follow the guidelines here ( Scroll down to the Web Browser section ). It's Debian specific but easily translated to whatever mozilla based browsing experience you're using.

As mentioned in the HowTo you can check your "fingerprint" here: https://panopticlick.eff.org/.

And all that said, I have no idea at the moment if any of the above defeats the technique from TFA.

Comment: Re:Missing information (Score 3, Interesting) 31

by just_another_sean (#47474953) Attached to: Pushdo Trojan Infects 11,000 Systems In 24 Hours

This is what I was wondering... AFAICT the first link is /.'ed and the second link doesn't go in to any technical details. I'm assuming Windows until I hear otherwise but the geographic mix is interesting; are these Windows XP boxes? Is the fact that the infections are concentrated in India and Asia an indication of the many people there that have not upgraded?

I'd never heard of Pushdo before this, anyone else know more about it?

Comment: Re:Trey Parker and Matt Stone could be liable... (Score 1) 83

by just_another_sean (#47469955) Attached to: Manuel Noriega Sues Activision Over Call of Duty

I'd say Trey and Matt would have lines that rival Apple fans lining up for new iStuff of people ready to sue them. But I think in their case parody and satire protects them where Activision is going for gritty and realistic.

But IANAL and all that. I really don't know what to think here; Noriega is scum but laws should apply equally to all, regardless of how much of a dick they are. I know I wouldn't want people profiting off my depiction without my permission. Lucky me, I'm a nobody and don't really have to worry about! :-)

Comment: Re:What? (Score 1) 382

by just_another_sean (#47458293) Attached to: White House Punts On Petition To Allow Tesla Direct Sales

Oh I agree with you. But that's what makes the whole petition thing a great PR machine. I'd argue that almost any change people are requesting will require at least some level of approval from the legislature so Obama can say "Oh, I agree and am as passionate about (insert topic here) as you are, but that do-nothing congress, well, sorry but we can't do much..."

It's not that it's Obama's fault but I find the whole thing disingenuous at best, similar to his campaign messages* that got everyone excited enough to vote for him.

* And here again there are really no differences between either party, or one politician over another.

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