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Comment: Re:The Alliance of Artists should lose this suit (Score 1) 254

by rwise2112 (#47565513) Attached to: Ford, GM Sued Over Vehicles' Ability To Rip CD Music To Hard Drive

they already bought the Music CD so the owner of these CD ripping automobiles are not stealing the music, and they are not capable of sharing those ripped CDs on the internet, it is just making it easier and safer for the driver because they can pay more attention to driving and not fumbling around with a CD collection while driving

No, you're not thinking about this the right way! Clearly people are buying these cars and then selling them pre-loaded with the music on them. The music is clearly worth more than the cars, so it's all a clever infringement scheme. /s

Comment: Re:Why I'm on a well in a sustainable aquifer. (Score 1) 374

by rwise2112 (#47531667) Attached to: Western US States Using Up Ground Water At an Alarming Rate

That is what happens when you suck too much water out of an aquifer. When the underground maze of tunnels is filled with water the land above is stable

No, aquifers are not holes in the ground. They are simply layers of porous rock/sand/gravel that allow water to flow through them.

Comment: Re:Cheap DVD players (Score 1) 94

by rwise2112 (#47516253) Attached to: Open-Source Blu-Ray Library Now Supports BD-J Java

It says it supports 3d blu-ray and menus... though I don't see where you would insert the discs (hopefully it's not just for rips)

On the site it says:

The box plays Blu-ray and DVD content as ISO files and movie folders, and also plays nearly all standard format videos.

So it looks like it's rips only.

Comment: Re:PPC macs were awful (Score 2) 236

by rwise2112 (#47473899) Attached to: Nearly 25 Years Ago, IBM Helped Save Macintosh

Right, so this is the infamous mac os 7 era right? Powermacs? Where motorola code was emulated to work on PPC? Apple being led by non-jobs? When Macs didnt just needed a restart every 24 hours (like windows did) but would outright ruin there system install every other week?

That was the most shitty Apple period ever.

Yeah, I supported macs for an ISP back in the day. Saw many sad mac icons.

Comment: Re:cyanogenmod? (Score 1) 249

by rwise2112 (#47216393) Attached to: New Permission System Could Make Android Much Less Secure

No. Rooting will allow you to remove unwanted apps that are locked on by the manufacture or carrier, as well as give you access to the entire file system. Using an alternate rom (ie cyanogenmod) will allow you to use different android versions, with different (or no add on) UI. These are things like touchwiz or HTC Sense. The permisions system for apps remains the same. Also, cyanogenmod and other ROMS may not support all your hardware or be stable (but then again some carrier builds are not that great either).

There are programs that when rooted will allow you to block access of apps to certain subsystems, giving finer grained control, but it is not automatic, you have to go in and do it yourself, and that is regardless of the ROM/android version.

Once you are rooted, on any ROM, you can install XPrivacy or PDroid to completely control application access to your data.

Comment: Re:GiB (Score 1) 107

by rwise2112 (#47178469) Attached to: Crucial Launches MX100 SSD At Well Under 50 Cents Per GiB

If you count to ten on your fingers are you working in unary or decimal?

Both the 1620 and the 1301 worked in decimal, store was available in 10's, 100's or 1000's of words.

Anyway, if insist on claiming that those decimal machines were "really" binary.

What about ternary machines? Where each "bit" position could have one of three values. E.G. Setun.

Good point!

I'd argue that fingers are actually binary as well: two states, either counted (1) or not (0).

I never heard of the ternary computer before, that's interesting!

Comment: Re:Hey, what? $5? (Score 1) 135

by rwise2112 (#47174381) Attached to: Free Wi-Fi Coming To Atlanta's Airport

I can't remember the last time I was in an airport that didn't have free WiFi. But then I don't travel in the USA much.

This is my experience as well. I've travelled a lot internationally, and have had free WiFi everywhere. The last time I went through the US, I went through Dulles airport, and I think there was free WiFi there.

Comment: Re:Common sense in email (Score 1) 373

by rwise2112 (#47047109) Attached to: The 69 Words GM Employees Can Never Say

Just common sense. You don't write anything in an email that could be used as evidence against the company in a court case. Everything you write can and will be used against the company in a court case, no matter how much it has to be taken out of context. Much easier to just avoid some words. If you know that writing "the car has a defect" can cost the company millions, while writing "the car has a condition" has the same meaning, and your fellow engineers know it has the same meaning, why would you want to write "the car has a defect"?

You know what would make more sense? How about resolving the "defect" or "condition" before shipping the product. If it's fixed, no one's getting sued.

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