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Comment Re:Touch screen function keys (Score 3, Informative) 304

Lenovo tried this already with the [url='']2014 ThinkPad X1 Carbon[/url]. Granted, the touch strip had fixed indicators instead of a full OLED screen, but it was garbage. (Never mind the other keyboard brain damage like replacing Caps Lock with Home/End and tacking on a Delete key to the right of Backspace.)

Thankfully, they reverted this with the 2015 model.

Submission + - Sourceforge staff takes over a user's account and wraps their software installer ( 11

An anonymous reader writes: Sourceforge staff took over the account of the GIMP-for-Windows maintainer claiming it was abandoned and used this opportunity to wrap the installer in crapware. Quoting Ars:

SourceForge, the code repository site owned by Slashdot Media, has apparently seized control of the account hosting GIMP for Windows on the service, according to e-mails and discussions amongst members of the GIMP community—locking out GIMP's lead Windows developer. And now anyone downloading the Windows version of the open source image editing tool from SourceForge gets the software wrapped in an installer replete with advertisements.

Comment Re:This happened back in the day... (Score 1) 342

The article doesn't explicitly say anything other than that the the defendant "tampered with the camera equipment to have an opportunity to insert a thumbdrive into the RNG tower without detection", so I assumed that it auto-executed.

Needs a followup detailing what exactly was done to tamper with the system, but I don't suppose that's likely given the nature of the system in question.

Comment Re:"second screen" innovation (Score 1) 101

GameCube and Wii discs don't use UDF or this "outside-in" recording method. The physical format is identical to DVD; what's changed is the logical sector format. has an analysis of the GameCube format; Wii is similar.

The filesystem is also completely proprietary. has a description of GameCube discs; has Wii discs. (Wii discs are similar to GameCube, but it supports multiple partitions and offsets are multiples of 4 in order to address a full 8 GB dual-layer DVD using 32-bit values.)

The reason why most people think GameCube and Wii discs are written "backwards" is because the disc mastering tools deliberately pad the beginning of the disc with filler data in order to push the actual data towards the outer edge of the disc. This is because the CAV drives used in GameCube and Wii are able to read data faster if they're closer to the outer edge.

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