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Comment Getting the Blue Signed UAC prompt (Score 1) 58

If you want a Blue UAC prompt that indicates the program being run is signed by Microsoft and everything, you can write a program that invokes privileged parts of Windows.

For example, you can call the DISM package manager of Windows to install or remove components of Windows. And when you call it, you get the Blue "Everything is okay, it's all signed by Microsoft" UAC prompt as opposed to the Yellow "This isn't signed" UAC prompt. But using DISM irresponsibly can break a Windows installation.

Comment Exclusives (Score 1) 435

They killed it off early by tying the content to exclusives when you bought a particular manufacturer's TV. One brand got Avatar 3D, another brand got Shrek series 3D, etc. You don't do that kind of thing to attract adoption in the early stages. Also see: Google Plus (invite only!).
Also, if you got Shutter Glasses 3D, it sucked. It was expensive, and even regular glasses could even cause ghosting when combined with shutter glasses.

Comment Re:Bitcoin is hilarious... (Score 2) 296

Bitcoin isn't anonymous, everyone can see the full transaction history for your ID number. They just can't go from ID number to Name. But if you do anything like even post a bitcoin link on a web page, then you've provided enough information to find out your transaction history.

The Internet

Delete Yourself From Many Internet Sites By Pressing This Button (thenextweb.com) 46

Two Swedish developers have created a site offering a way to wipe your entire existence off the internet in a few clicks. schwit1 quotes The Next Web: When logging into the website with a Google account it scans for apps and services you've created an account for, and creates a list of them with easy delete links. Every account it finds gets paired with an easy delete link pointing to the unsubscribe page for that service. In a few clicks you're freed from it, and depending on how long you need to work through the entire list, you can be account-less within the hour.
I'm a little uncomfortable giving a stranger's web site access to my personal information - even if it is for the purpose of deleting it altogether. But the original submission ends with an interesting question. "Can we get this for government databases too?"

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