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Comment Re:Should have used APPS! (Score 1, Interesting) 93

Can someone explain this bug in English?

There is a thing called COW (copy on write). There is a bug where worker code can ride the cow over the fence and gain access to the farmer's private yard.

Moral of the story: Don't let people ride your cows, let them find their own darn *nix shell.

Or more literal version: People with user access can get administrator access without permission.

Comment Re:Windows 10 is possibly the worst spyware ever m (Score 4, Insightful) 284

Upgrades never works properly regardless of the OS(Windows, OSX, Linux, BSD).

You're obviously not a linux or bsd user! LOL

Upgrades rarely cause an application to fail. They do not routinely cause system crashes, freezes, etc. Even application failures are years between. And that is linux. Over in BSD-land, it is very rare indeed because they're basically allergic to adding new features in a bug fix.

Comment Re:What have they got to show for it? (Score 4, Funny) 401

Americans really don't know how good they have it.

Hey Dillweed, I'm gonna call you out on that. For one whole year I expect you NOT to call Americans arrogant. Who the bleep told you we don't know how good we have it?! Of all the anti-American nonsense I hear, this one just really stands out as being daft. Of all the things we're good at, knowing that we've got it better has got to be right up there at the top.

Even a random moron living in a trailer park with no health care can tell you they've got it better than some Frenchy socialist.

Comment Re:I hope Apple Pay will die (Score 1) 283

I leverage this as a "vote with your wallet" factor; small local business I want to support? I'll pay with debit and lower their transaction fees. Chain store I didn't really want to shop at, but they already displaced the local supplier? Credit, and I get 1% back.

If you had a choice between "universe with `reward' programs" or "universe without," then you'd be paying for the rewards. When we're stuck in a universe that has them, and that has unified prices, well then no, everybody even cash customers are paying for the average transaction fee, and the person with the rewards card is paying less.

At employee-owned businesses like regional chains Winco and Bi-Mart, I always use debit and save them the fees.

At locally-owned gas stations with lower prices they'll have a cash price and a credit price. The big chains don't bother, because they have enough volume to pay much lower transaction fees.

Comment Re:lol (Score 1) 491

True, but the published evidence that I've heard is that the attacks came from IPs within Russia.

I dispute this. If you read any article with informative sources, you'd know that everbody in the media is basing their reporting on classified data they haven't seen and that all they got was the conclusion (that is was Russia) and how confident they are about it. (very) That's all that is known. We don't have the IPs, we do have broad speculation. Most of the of people talking about IPs are talking about them just as a general example of "something I've heard people claim means something it doesn't mean," not anything relating to having information about this actual situation.

Comment Re:lol (Score 1) 491

And we also know that spies have always been morons.

No, you know that. I know that they're professionals, and if nothing else they're less likely than average to act like morons in any particular case.

Most people don't smoke weed. It costs them very little to leave me out, when by doing so they're choosing people more conformist. You don't seem to understand the decisions they're making from their point of view. Consider looking up "theory of mind." It is never too late to start.

Comment Re:More comfortable to hold (Score 1) 99

Right, but you went running to "try to disprove this part I don't understand" instead of asking yourself, "why are smart people claiming that it helps to be removable?"

And the answer you might have found would be that if it is removable, and there is a batch of bad batteries discovered after they've already been installed, you can replace them without replacing the whole device. The thing you tried to refute isn't a thing anybody said. Who cares if it doesn't correlate to things I didn't say it correlates to? Not me, that's for sure.

The combination of "battery blows up" and "can't replace battery" combines in a special way. And there may actually be more to it than you realize; replaceable batteries are thicker. The ones that are pushing the manufacturing boundaries and creating accidental bombs are the ones that are trying to be thin. As a consumer, when you choose replaceable you're not choosing extra thin.

Comment Re:More comfortable to hold (Score 4, Insightful) 99

My phone blows up less, and it has a replaceable battery. It isn't any thicker than a wallet. It fits in a pocket. Maybe I'm just old, but I don't really benefit if it gets thinner. It isn't an `80s backpack phone, after all.

They really need to clue in and start taking batteries seriously again, like in the olden days. Household-name battery companies should be stepping in and releasing OEM lithium battery packs. It could be a major selling point to have "Now with Trusted Brand(TM) battery pack! Think of the Children!"

Comment Re:Stupid to do this. (Score 1) 491

We have a satellite up in space with a giant mind control beam making it appear that reality favors the Democrats, but don't fear, nothing is real, it is all projected into your mind by the apparatus.

I mean, or else your party flag-bearers lied to you. But that is too impossible to consider.

Comment Re:lol (Score 1) 491

I'm not sure about your argument here. Lets break it down. You're saying that because it is physically possible for somebody other than the accused to commit the same type of act, at any time or place, then it impossible for the accused to have been the one who did it at the stated time and place.

That is so stupid, I'm not even sure there is a name for that one.

Yes, it is so simple that others could have done it. Therefore it was obviously within their capabilities to do it! We do not have any public information about what classified evidence people who are making the accusations are relying on. In time it will all come out, but probably not in the short term during events. But the US does have this thing called "signals intelligence," so you should be cautious about just dismissing out of hand the idea that there could be evidence of who did it.

Comment Re: I wouldn't buy a Tesla (Score 1) 286

And clearly the NTSB sides with me on this, because otherwise these devices wouldn't be allowed.

LMFAO! OR, they don't even make those rules, your state does. Derp-y Dan always has the gubermint on his side, and he knows it, because he already knows he's right so the Authoritays must agree because they're smaht and stuff.

Comment Re: I wouldn't buy a Tesla (Score 1) 286

or a not-yet-empty water bottle in a cupholder...

My advice, look up the word "tactile." I don't think you understood the complaint, or that many of us don't look away from the road even long enough for one non-tactile interaction, much less to navigate a menu.

You're probably one of those magical beings that knows everything that is around your car, even while you're fiddling with the center console, because gosh, it was "all clear" last time you looked up! I hope I'm not the one coming the other way when you come around a corner and cross the center line, but all I can do is hope.

Comment Re:Most from the least (Score 1) 286

I personally prefer Unicorn-powered cars.... they never need to be replaced, and there's practically zero maintenance required..

You have to tap their vascular system if you want to make use of their power. They're not going to last forever, they may live thousands of years in the wild, but being strapped to a car with their blood draining out? No. You're going to need to catch a new one every few years, talk about a time sink.

And if you don't think any maintenance is involved, you just don't realize what all that rainbow-colored sherbet squirting everywhere really is. I'll give you a hint, it isn't a laser light show. And it will eat right through your paint job, and even etch your windshield.

Comment Re:A real comparison? (Score 1) 286

If you do have four children it might limit your choices in what cat to buy, though.

With that many squirts, the chance of at least one with pet allergies is pretty high, so you're right... you'll likely be restricted to ugly hairless monstrosities.

Average is somewhat less than 4, and not surprisingly, so is the typical spacial consideration.

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