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Comment Re:Where do I sign up ... (Score 1) 75

I would rather have something that auto-updates for me.

If this was merely a worm (it's not malware) that did a one-time-patch and went on its way, that isn't as useful as something that keeps itself updated and fetches useful router kernel patch upgrades by itself on a regular basis.

I already do this in my desktop Linux systems. Why can't I have it in my DSL modem/router? (yes, DSL. Fairpoint sucks.)


Comment Re:This author clearly is a Google marketroid (Score 1) 137

[Calibre is a] Windows ebook viewer.

No, Calibre is a cross platform viewer.

Welcome to fizsh, the friendly interactive zshell
Type man fizsh for instructions on how to use fizsh
bmo@ubuntu ~> apt-cache search calibre
calibre - e-book converter and library management
calibre-bin - e-book converter and library management
bmo@ubuntu ~> uname -a
Linux ubuntu 3.13.0-65-lowlatency #105-Ubuntu SMP PREEMPT Mon Sep 21 20:49:52 UTC 2015 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
bmo@ubuntu ~>

Fuck you.


Comment Re:This author clearly is a Google marketroid (Score 1) 137

It's not that the device won't recognize imported .epub files at all, just that the default kindle app doesn't handle them well.

If I used my file system navigator of choice, ES File Manager, to navigate to the folder on the SD card and tapped on one of the e-book files, it would load just fine via the Kindle app. But it wouldnâ(TM)t be added to my library, and the Kindle app wouldnâ(TM)t remember my place in it for the next time I opened it again.

So it does actually see them, in spite of what the headline here says.


I was able to use Calibre to copy all my e-book files across, [to the sd card from a different device]

I looked for EPUB readers in the Appstore but didnâ(TM)t see any app names I recognized and didnâ(TM)t feel like trying out any of the ones I didnâ(TM)t. Maybe Iâ(TM)ll check into that some other time.

So let me get this straight...

He used Calibre to copy the files over, something he clearly installed himself earlier on another device. The new device clearly sees the files on the SD card. But he can't be arsed to put Calibre on the fucking new device because he's lazy?

I don't care. This guy is either trolling for clicks or he's a Google marketer. Considering the bashing he does earlier in the article for the fact that it's not fucking tied to Google by default (a feature if you ask me), it's the latter.


P.S. It's 2015. Can we have unicode here, PLEASE!?

No, I'm not fixing pastes anymore. Deal with it.

Comment This author clearly is a Google marketroid (Score 1) 137

In paragraph after paragraph he complains that the phone isn't integrated with Google's cloud. So what?

>but I have to log in manually every time to each Google service.

No you don't. Use a password manager. Duh. Keepass runs on Android.

>he doesn't see any epub readers in the appstore that he finds familiar

>used Calibre to put epub books on the sd card

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot?

Calibre runs on Android!

Lots has changed in calibre-land in the last year and a half.A beefed up e-book viewer. Support for Android phones and tablets. A new modern look for the calibre user interface. A portable version of calibre that you can carry around on a USB stick.

Fuck this guy.

It's a fucking 50 dollar computer. Remember OLPC and the effort to spread computers far and wide for the goal of 100 bux each? So it has some compromises because it's a 50 dollar computer. So did OLPC.


Comment Re:Spread To Sub Thermal (Score 1, Informative) 142

GPS has been de-fuzzed for the civilian side since the Clinton administration, because differential GPS made it TOAB useless.

During fuzzed NAVSTAR GPS:

Sit on known point. Calculate the vector of the fuzz. Use this vector for the rest of your survey. Get same results as Military. EVERYBODY did this.

Because it was that easy to beat.

After GPS fuzzing: Use GPS as designed, which makes it actually more useful for commerce. Instead of a toy for the military and land surveyors, it became useful enough for airlines and other transport.

The accuracy you get with GPS is dependent on your antenna and electronics and how many satellites it can see. That's it.

Last I checked the Russians have launched GLONASS and current phones /also/ use GLONASS along with NAVSTAR GPS for navigation, and other competing systems are in the works for China, India, Japan, and Europe at last check.

So even if they bring back fuzzing to NAVSTAR GPS, there are going to be enough systems in orbit to make it more than obsolete.

Which is a good thing. There shouldn't be one country in control of navigation.


Comment Re:Silly story... (Score -1, Flamebait) 361

What, specifically, does "explosive" look like?

It looks like a lump of "something" - a lump of clay or whatever. It can be anything, but what it absolutely needs is physical mass. You can't get around explosive taking up space and weighing something. There was no lump. There were just wires and standard electronic packages (ICs, discretes) that people who aren't stupid racist crackers recognize as bits of electronics.

There wasn't even a salute firecracker.

Being a terrorist doesn't require actually having a bomb, all it takes is pretending. That's why bomb HOAXES are illegal, too.

The only people pretending that it was a bomb were the school and the police.

You are both disingenuous and racist.

Go back to Stormfront.


Comment Re:Silly story... (Score 1, Interesting) 361

A real bomb has an explosive.

The kid's circuit had no explosive and was plain to see it wasn't a bomb as a result. Everybody knew it wasn't a bomb. Everyone treated the thing as "not a bomb" but treated the kid like a terrorist anyway.

Plain out-and-out racism and denying this kid his civil rights. I hope his family makes the school system's taxpayers sweat over this.


Comment So let's just say that this article is true... (Score 4, Interesting) 662

... and go with what happened.

They didn't evacuate the school, or even the room. They didn't call the bomb squad. They did everything *but* treat the purported "possible bomb" as a bomb.

It wasn't about whether it was a bomb or not, it was about humiliating the brown kid.

If it was a bomb, and it did explode and take out the administration office, Uncle Chuck Darwin would have been smiling. But it wasn't, so it's not even close to a Darwin Award, but rather a damn good example of straight-out racism.


Comment Re:Like a grownup (Score 1) 657

If he moves that near to the hysterical overreaction capital of the US.

I live here in the Northeast (RI, Arlington MA, and now NH). Was planning, but got lazy and didn't go, to go to the finish line on 4/15/2013. I would have been on the opposite side of the bleachers because I didn't have tix to the VIP side.

I had to tell people in various methods (facebook, phone, etc) that I was OK since I said I was going.

Outside of the idiotic Mooninite (SPELLING!?) LED sign shenanigans, what the actual fuck are you talking about?

Shut the fuck up.


Comment Re:Like a grownup (Score 5, Insightful) 657

Obama did the right thing, IMO. The people who did this need to be embarrassed, personally.

Inviting the kid to the White House immediately shows how fucked up the school district is.

Were I president, I would have done it even if I had to pay out of pocket.


Comment Re:Like a grownup (Score 4, Insightful) 657

Its just sad that that payout is gonna come from the taxpayer, NOT the idiots who perpetrated this.

Good. Because the part of the school that sets policy is the fucking school committee, elected by the public.

Elect morons to the school committee which does important things like set the budget and hire administration and you get stupid policies like this.

Stupid should hurt.


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