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Comment: Re:Obvious (Score 1) 350

You need an antennae/other external hardware that receives those signals properly. I'm not an antennae engineer, but you either need a separate antennae [which would totally be a non-starter] or you have to compromise the design of existing antennae, because now it has to work for more frequencies.

For a decade or so mobile phones have been using headphones as the FM antennae. (Some have an FM antenna built in?)

Comment: Re:android = windows (Score 1) 113

by oji-sama (#48197333) Attached to: Delivering Malicious Android Apps Hidden In Image Files

Any application that requires Windows XP Mode, SUA, or more than 16 GB of RAM will work only on Windows 7 Pro and Ultimate according to this table.

So... some video editing programs won't be able to access more thatn 16 GB RAM on home? Some business applications may work better on the XP virtual machine (XP Mode) than in the native 7? SUA won't be coming with Windows anymore as it has been deprecated, so perhaps that should count. However, could you not run Cygwin instead?

So does any application that is accessed remotely through Remote Desktop.

That seems rather convoluted way of stating that you cannot access the computer through Remote Desktop and would have to install vnc or something to do it...

Comment: Re:Adobe has an ereader app? (Score 1) 150

by oji-sama (#48085813) Attached to: Adobe Spies On Users' eBook Libraries

They probably added that functionality to try to identify copies made of files borrowed from those libraries. When all you borrowed is data, there's no way to prove you didn't copy the data.

Yeah, except the DRM prevents you opening the file after it has expired. (At least for most people, I don't know if it has been cracked.)

Comment: Re: This is typical of the "Jobs era" Apple (Score 1) 135

by oji-sama (#48072127) Attached to: Apple To Face $350 Million Trial Over iPod DRM

Right, but that's not what the OP was talking about - the argument was that the iPod was inferior because you couldn't organise your music manually (even though you actually can), and that "files in in a folder" was superior to "letting the iPod handle where the files are and using a database/m3u style method" to address and play them was somehow inferior because Apple.

What you are describing with m3u files *is exactly how the iPod works*. The only difference is that the iPod also copies the music files for you, you don't have to drag them onto the iPod yourself (although you absolutely can manage them on your hard drive yourself, despite what people on slashdot will try to tell you).

OP said: "Ever noticed every MP3 player on the market can be plugged into your computer and you can browse the music files as if it were an external hard drive"

Your interpretation of this is curious.

Comment: Re:See mom? (Score 1) 113

by oji-sama (#48015517) Attached to: Mystery Gamer Makes Millions Moving Markets In Japan

Percentage wise he made less than 0.40%!!! The Nikkei stock exchange went up 57% in 2013 in Japan but he only made 0.40% (yes, you see that correctly, less than half of one percent) so no I will not back down from my statement that he is an idiot with ADD. The article does not state how big his trading account is so I had to use the $15 billion total figure for my calculation but nonetheless I'm safely assuming that he must be trading with a few hundred million dollars alone to reach trillions in trading volume.

Why is that a safe assumption? 15000000 / 54000000 = ~278. Thus one 54 million trade a day is way more than enough to get high trade volume. 41 trades one million dollar each a day would also be enough. I would guess the actual trade amount would be somewhere between those values.

Unless I managed to fail my calculations.

Comment: Re:Only payments? (Score 1) 336

by oji-sama (#47934765) Attached to: Apple Locks iPhone 6/6+ NFC To Apple Pay Only

Well yes, but when you have several devices, the easy pairing is rather nice feature. And no, it's not 'whatever form of NFC', the payment video had a standard NFC capable reader.

"NFC offers a low-speed connection with extremely simple setup, and can be used to bootstrap more capable wireless connections." See

Comment: Re: Send in the drones! (Score 1) 848

by oji-sama (#47779191) Attached to: Russian Military Forces Have Now Invaded Ukraine

Right. Which was about a third of the country, and precisely the people that would have voted the other way.

If I recall correctly, based on the polls before all this happened, more than 50% of those areas were happy to stay Ukrainian. Of course, voting while armed pro-Russians stay around the see-through ballot boxes might have skewed the final results (as happened in Crimea). However, they didn't allow the voting to happen, so the point is moot...

Comment: Re:Methane Anyone? (Score 1) 582

by oji-sama (#47547761) Attached to: Satellite Images Show Russians Shelling Ukraine

It may take some time for people in EU to realize their gas prices going up. When they do see the bill rise, they will blame Russia easily enough.

I think you have this backwards. I believe it is a question on how dangerous/blameful Europe sees Russia, and exactly how big the bill from switching the supplier will be...

All constants are variables.