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Comment: Re:Been using Nightly for a while. (Score 1) 181

by kmg90 (#48362823) Attached to: Multi-Process Comes To Firefox Nightly, 64-bit Firefox For Windows 'Soon'
Well that's is expected for a feature that has made it to the Nightly/Aurura stage of development and release. Between now and when e10s finally hits the stable branch, add-on developers are going to have do some patching to account for the major change in resource allocation in the browser.

Comment: What's Automotive equvilent to Windows Update? (Score 1) 148

It's not just that embeded apps in cars are garbage "new" but I've yet to see an car that has constant support for the newest innovations and devices (USB ports not compatible with new phones) that give the car owner reason to try to use said features when there is a big chance things that they will try to use with it in a year or two will not function due to the car not being updated to support them.

How do you provide updates to car? Auto manufactures are already pretty closed chested with the basic computers that are in most cars post 2000.
I understand cars are heavily regulated but I don't see internet-capable cars happening anytime in the near future as that opens up a bunch safety and security concerns.

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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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...

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