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Comment Worm all the IoThings! (Score 2) 68

Only a solution comes to my mind for this to not happen again: create a simple worm that infects and disables ("disables" as in "Kill") all the unprotected devices.

Yes, I would be pissed off if my devices would suddenly die, but if it has been that easy to infect all those appliances, it should be the manufacturer the responsible for repairing them.

Next time they'll implement at least basic security.

Comment Re:One (Score 1) 301

And how often would you want to connect an external drive at the same time you need to connect the laptop for charging? I'll grant that only having a single multipurpose connection point (like the new 12" MacBook) could be a bit of a bother in situations like that, but I can't see it being an obstacle.

It is a huge obstacle. Choose one:

- Leave you Time Machine Backup external hard drive permanently plugged, as Apple recomends

- Have your iPhone plugged to charge, or to develop

... or, you know, charging your laptop

Saying "get an USB hub" is not a valid answer, as it just means "get more ports, but buy them apart"


Did the Spamhaus DDoS Really Slow Down Global Internet Access? 70

CowboyRobot writes "Despite the headlines, the big denial of service attack may not have slowed the Internet after all. The argument against the original claim include the fact that reports of Internet users seeing slowdowns came not from service providers, but the DDoS mitigation service CloudFlare, which signed up Spamhaus as a customer last week. Also, multiple service providers and Internet watchers have now publicly stated that while the DDoS attacks against Spamhaus could theoretically have led to slowdowns, they've seen no evidence that this occurred for general Internet users. And while some users may have noticed a slowdown, the undersea cable cuts discovered by Egyptian sailors had more of an impact than the DDoS."

Comment Re:Source (Score 1) 255

If you can't prove that there are backdoors, you are just being RACIST

(Right! Chinese are evil, somebody told me that all their stuff is packed with viruses and stuff. BTW: Let's ban brands that employ black people. Those guys are evil too. Oh! And Australian products? I heard that Australians are the descendants of criminals... can we ban their exports too? [/sarcasm])

Comment Re:Occupy HTML, written in HTML (Score 3, Informative) 507

You didn't understand a word. They are saying that for certain websites, it's better to use HTML and for other websites it's better to use Flash. To do all websites only in Flash or only in HTML is a mistake. One might think that it's a reasonable response... but well, some times you have to explain it twice for people to understand. Or people should read/listen before talking about something

Submission + - Could this be the end of RIM?

oxide7 writes: On Monday Research in Motion announced a recall on its just recently minted and extremely hyped-up Playbook tablet computer. Unfortunately this disappointing news doesn't come in a vacuum for the company, but instead follows a series of missteps This pattern of demise has been seen many times in the tech industry: a pioneer builds a market and reaps gains, but just can't find the next move to make — and time runs out.

Submission + - Hardware Manufacturers Target iOS (

Orome1 writes: iOS is emerging as a platform which numerous hardware manufacturers selected as their next target. Just this week Seagate released the first mobile wireless storage for iOS with 500GB and Wi-Fi access over 802.11 b/g/n and a rechargeable battery. Redfish Instruments introduced the iDVM Digital Multimeter which wirelessly connects to an iOS-enabled device via an ad hoc wireless network allowing users to acquire, visualize, and share electrical measurement data. Fulcrum Biometrics unveiled its FbF mobileOne fingerprint biometric accessory for iPod touch which enables the development and deployment of portable and networkable biometric identification systems. Are Android and Windows Phone 7 lagging behind?

Comment Re:How cheap? (Score 1) 620

As I said before: I know that there are pirates and they are pirating and will pirate forever and I don't complain like "I'm not rich because of them". I am making (a bit) of money, my game is fun and not boring, feedback is great

I only want everybody to agree that pirating a 0.99 game is LOW, indecent, unfair. Again: we are not talking about human rights, food, medicines, etc. we are talking about you pirating a 0.99 app while having a 4.99 frapuccino

The companies that bitch about it now so loud, have been making millions/billions of dollars over the years even with piracy around I'm a guy programming for 6 months, paying an illustrator to make drawings and a band to make the music. Thinking that everybody is M$, Apple or Adobe is naive. Or a reason to not to feel guilty for stealing stealing the guy next door

Comment Re:How cheap? (Score 1) 620

Yes, you are right. I can't convince pirates and I'll never get their money and I don't have the feeling of "i'm not rich because of pirates"
But I would like we all to agree that it's at least a lack of decency and respect for other people's work, there is no fair reason why you would have the right to pirate a 0.99 game.
It's not food, medicines or the right to have a house. It's a 0.99 game that you are pirating while having a 4.99 frapuccino

Comment Re:How cheap? (Score 1) 620

Who told you that it's not fun? I have been featured elsewhere, it's having it's rate of success, top 25 in Games in USA and other countries. No I'm not a millionaire. No, you don't have to tell me how to do my job. And I'm totally entitled to money.

But the question is why is people still pirating 0.99 $ games? Are you saying that people pirates games because they are not fun? And when will they know that the game was fun? Before or after pirating it? ...really?

Even if my game is crap, why are you entitled to enjoy the crap that took me 6 month to produce, paying everybody's salaries, for free?

Comment Re:How cheap? (Score 1) 620

You mean that if "a pirate" downloads it and after playing it, he sees that it's worth his money, he'll go to the app store and buy it? No, the game is good enough, and is worth more than 1 $. I was going to shamelessly promote it here... but there are too many pirates reading.

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