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Comment: Re:Well intentioned, but misguided (Score 2) 103

by moronoxyd (#49224197) Attached to: Wikimedia Foundation Files Suit Against NSA and DOJ

Ah, yes, the good ol' they-do-it-so-we-have-to.

Totally ignoring the facts that you have to start somewhere, that it is best to start where you have at lease some chance at success (as slim as it may be in reality), and that this suit will likely not stop the NSA from spying outside of America so they will only lose the 'surveillance arms race' of spying on Americans.

Comment: Re:FDE on Android doesn't work as of yet (Score 5, Informative) 124

by moronoxyd (#49170127) Attached to: Google Backs Off Default Encryption on New Android Lollilop Devices

The issue with FDE in Android has for long been the lack of combining strong passwords with a pattern lock or pin lock for unlocking the screen. In other words, your encryption key is only as strong as the pin code or password you are willing to put in every time you open your screen lock. Who wants to type in a 20+ password every time they open their screen lock?

Are you sure?
For my Android phone I activated FDE. On boot I have to enter the FDE password, which is independent from the lock screen password/pattern/face unlock.
So on boot I enter the complex password once, and later I use the less complex pattern to unlock my running phone.
My phone is Running Android 4.4.4 (Cyanogen CM11S).

Comment: Re:Hurr durr I'ma sheep?? (Score 1) 264

by moronoxyd (#49110811) Attached to: Linux Kernel Switching To Linux v4.0, Coming With Many New Addons

The Linux distros would have done a lot better if they were codenamed after an animal, without the stupid adjective. Lucid Lynx - crap name. Lynx - acceptable name suitable to interest PHBs.

So... Ubuntu is now 'the Linux distros'?

Those names are typical for Ubuntu and its derivatives, other distributions like Debian, Fedora and SuSE use different naming schemes.

Disclaimer: I'm a mostly satisfied Ubuntu user.

Comment: Re: Efforts could have made a difference elsewhere (Score 1) 158

by moronoxyd (#48917905) Attached to: Opera Founder Is Back, WIth a Feature-Heavy, Chromium-Based Browser

Two things:
First, this is about Vivaldi, not Opera. Vivaldi is a different company, just founded by the former founder of Opera.
Second, Opera is a Norwegian company. They have offices in the US, amongst other countries.

Maybe you got confused by Opera buying Australian company Fastmail.FM.

Comment: Re:TFA says 5 stories high (Score 2) 98

by moronoxyd (#48849745) Attached to: Shanghai Company 3D Prints 6-Story Apartment Building and Villa

As an example, in the USA, the ground floor counts, while in Europe only the floors/stories above ground floor count.

You have differentiate between numbering (naming) the floors and counting the numbers of floors in a building.
A five storey building is a five storey building, but some number the floors from floor 1 to floor 5, others count ground floor, 1st floor, 2nd floor...

Also, not all of Europe is the same. Here in Germany we have both variants, depending on region and design of the buildings.

Comment: Re:Makes sense. (Score 1) 629

by moronoxyd (#48795185) Attached to: Google Throws Microsoft Under Bus, Then Won't Patch Android Flaw

This sudden attempt by Google supporters to shift the responsibility is the lamest fucking excuse I've ever seen. Microsoft has supported XP FAR longer than Google has supported...

The argument against Google here is that Android 4.3 is still widely used.Wenn, so is Windows XP.
If you claim that Google has to look for the user base you have to hold Microsoft to the same standard.

Comment: Re:Oppo phone is junk (Score 1) 69

by moronoxyd (#48489635) Attached to: A Rift In OnePlus, Cyanogen Relationship

Well, I own a Lenovo Android tablet, a Huawei phone and now an OnePlus One.

Both Lenovo and Huawei stopped updating their devices after a year or so. Both have issues (rare random reboots, battery drain when WiFi is turned off). And custom ROMs are basically non-existant due to the hardware used being practically unsupported (HiSense CPU on the Huawei phone, Nvidia Tegra chipset on the Lenovvo tablet).

My OPO has none of the issues reported by some, it uses the basically the same hardware as other high-end Android phones, it comes with CM installed -- chances a way better that will be able to update it 2 years down the road.

Comment: Re:Rather late (Score 1) 313

by moronoxyd (#48475313) Attached to: Windows 10 To Feature Native Support For MKV and FLAC

My MP3 players, a SanDisk Sansa Clip Zip (running Rockbox) and a Creative Zen X-fi2, have 136GB and 64GB of storage space respectively. My entire MP3 library almost fits on the Sansa. If they were FLAC files, I would only be able to fit about 1/10th that amount

Working with made-up numbers is fun, right?
A FLAC file is about 2-3 times as big as a high quality MP3 file.
So unless you encoded your complete collection with 80 kbps, we're talking about 1/3 and not 1/10.

Comment: Re:Rather late (Score 1) 313

by moronoxyd (#48475285) Attached to: Windows 10 To Feature Native Support For MKV and FLAC

Right... Back in the day I had a MP3 player with a few dozen MB of memory. So to fit as much music on it as possble I converted it to MP3s with less than 128 kbps.
A few years later, I had MP3 players with several hundred MB. And them with some GB.

What was a sensible choice 15 years ago isn't anymore today. And you can not got up from lossy encoded music files.

FLAC files are about 2-3 times bigger than a high-quality (320 kbps) MP3 file.
So your collection would be less than 400 GB.
Considering that todays hard drive sizes are counted in TB and that it doesn't make any economy sense to buy a small one (doubling the size from 1 TB to 2 TB costs only 20% or 30% more) the file size doesn't really matter.

Comment: Re:Rather late (Score 4, Informative) 313

by moronoxyd (#48474017) Attached to: Windows 10 To Feature Native Support For MKV and FLAC

Hard drives are cheap. Ripping all my CDs once as FLAC means that I don't have to shuffle through 700+ CDs to find the one I'm looking for.
Also, some of my older CDs were already unreadable or hard to read. Having a backup in original quality is important.

I buy music online in FLAC or WAV format from:
Bandcamp.com
Bleep.com
Boomkat.com
FSOLdigital.com
Junodownload.com
and others

Or I download legally for free in FLAC format from Archive.org.

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