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Comment: I'll try not to bite your head off but.. (Score 2) 222

by kmg90 (#46298021) Attached to: Sony's Favorite Gadget Is Kinect
The Xbox One does not use the same architecture as the 360, the 360 (and PS3) uses the PowerPC architecture which isn't used much any more. The Xbox One and the PS4 both utilize x86 architecture. The only thing the Xbox One and 360 have in common hardware-wise is use of a smaller secondary cache of RAM that is faster than standard memory. The Kinect costs around $75 to manufacture and even if they cut the price down $399 for a system that didn't include the Kinect they would be loosing over $20 on every system sold (The Xbox One base system costs more to make than PS4 base system) Microsoft messed up big time as they are stuck with the system that costs more to make but offers less power than its major competitor (PS4)..

+ - The NSA has nearly complete backdoor access to Apple's iPhone-> 3

Submitted by Frankie70
Frankie70 (803801) writes "The U.S. National Security Agency has the ability to snoop on nearly every communication sent from an Apple iPhone, according to leaked documents shared by security researcher Jacob Appelbaum and German news magazine Der Spiegel.

An NSA program called DROPOUTJEEP allows the agency to intercept SMS messages, access contact lists, locate a phone using cell tower data, and even activate the device’s microphone and camera."

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Comment: Re:Why not? (Score 1) 786

by kmg90 (#45263567) Attached to: Why Can't Big Government Launch a Website?
That is probably the biggest shock out of this whole event for me as I've have experienced several website (re)launches in the past few years. Website launches, specifically those that have large scale rarely go without hiccups or failures in the first few days/weeks. I'm shocked that people are shocked the website launch didn't go as well as it was planned... Funneling everyone through a single site to help individuals get health for, of which is different for all 50 states seems like it would difficult to NOT fail or have some launch issues...
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What? I have a journal?

Well something to take note of recently is that I've been getting a lot more mod points...

Not sure if it's from visiting slashdot on a more constant basis or that they are giving out more mod points to users than previously...

+ - GMail Chat/GTalk sending chats to wrong recipients

Submitted by mystikkman
mystikkman (1487801) writes "In what is a serious bug, GMail Chat/GTalk/Google Hangouts is sending messages to unintended recipients. ZDNet has confirmed first-hand that the glitch is present within Google Apps for Business accounts, including those that have not yet switched over to Google's new Hangouts platform. Messages appear to be visible on the mobile version of Hangouts. There are multiple reports of this issue."

+ - VLC reaches 2.1->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "With a new audio core, hardware decoding and encoding, port to mobile platforms, preparation for Ultra-HD video and a special care to support more formats, 2.1 is a major upgrade for VLC. The popular video player app also features support for 4K video as well as a partial Windows 8 and WinRT port for all those folks out there who don’t know what else to do with their Surface RT."
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