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Comment: Re:I would think (Score 5, Insightful) 379

by stor (#46798861) Attached to: OpenSSL Cleanup: Hundreds of Commits In a Week

IMNSHO this is more about the OpenBSD folks doing what they do best.

I sincerely respect their approach to programming, especially with regards to security: rather than just introduce security layers and mechanisms they program defensively and try to avoid or catch fundamental, exploitable mistakes.

Hats off to the OpenBSD folks.

Comment: Re:smaller version? (Score 1) 125

by stor (#43830731) Attached to: Google Acquires Kite-Power Generator

There's a wealth of information on the net regarding DIY wind turbines.

Check this out:
http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-1000-watt-wind-turbine/

A few years ago it was quite common for people to use the motor out of Fisher and Paykel washing machines:
http://www.yourgreendream.com/diy_fp_findthem.php

Have fun buddy!

Comment: Re:But will CM sync my contacts? (Score 1) 111

by stor (#41523937) Attached to: CyanogenMod Drops ROM Manager In Favor of OTA Updates

This isn't an automated sync, but is how to get the contacts on your device/sim into Gmail/Google:

http://androidactivist.org/protips/android-tip-moving-contacts-from-simsd-card-to-google-account/

You need to *move* the contacts. It's not super-intuitive, especially as it's more of a "copy" operation rather than a "move" operation.

Sorry if you already knew this and it doesn't work for you.

Comment: Re:People Worried? (Score 1) 385

by stor (#41186207) Attached to: Side-Effect of the Apple v. Samsung Trial: Increased Sales for Samsung

How does it limit customer choice?

It prevents people from buying a phone that has everything that they like about the iPhone, but is also an improvement on the iPhone. This is exacerbated by Apple's own policies that hinder their customer's ability to make their own improvements to their own property.

I wonder whether a larger issue may be that people want the GUI to be consistent, even between different models and makes of phone.

It seems counter-productive to have phones with different GUIs for the sake of avoiding patent infringement. The result is the consumer wastes time re-learning how to use the device.

Comment: Re:"Since its acquisition by Sony" (Score 1) 102

by stor (#41089625) Attached to: Sony Closes WipEout Developer Studio Liverpool

Or a version of Obliterator that runs at a playable frame rate! :)

I have extremely fond memories of 1980s Psygnosis. "Shadow of the Beast" was my first introduction to "parallax scrolling", which seemed to become a mandatory feature of all side-scrollers from that point on.

Absolutely *loved* their logo too.

Nobody's gonna believe that computers are intelligent until they start coming in late and lying about it.

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