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Comment Comparison of Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (Score 4, Interesting) 123

Here are CVE details for each browser:

Edge: https://www.cvedetails.com/pro...
Chrome: https://www.cvedetails.com/pro...
Firefox: https://www.cvedetails.com/pro...

It looks like each of them has had their fair share of significant security flaws. Does anyone track how quickly flaws are patched for each?

Comment Re:Spiritual successor of Nexus 5 (Score 1) 55

I replaced my Nexus 4 with the OnePlus 3 in July and have been very happy with it. The OnePlus 3 has great battery life, it runs and charges super fast and it can get a GPS lock outside nearly immediately without any network assistance. I used the OnePlus 3 during a weeklong backpacking trip in August and was shocked that it was able to log GPS all day and still have plenty of battery left at the end of the day. I imagine the 3T will work even better due to the Snapdragon 821 (~10% performance increase over the 820) as well as the higher battery capacity. Just be aware that Verizon and Sprint networks do not work with OnePlus devices.

Comment Re:Statistics (Score 1) 181

Good question. Based on a logarithmic fit curve of the IMDb Top 250 movies (with an R^2 of 0.97), it would appear that larger lists would still contain movies with relatively high ratings. Currently the lowest rating on the Top 250 list is 8.0. Extrapolating from the fit curve, here are some other possibilities:

- a Top 500 list would have movies with a rating of >= ~7.8
- a Top 1000 list would have movies with a rating of >= ~7.6
- a Top 2000 list would have movies with a rating of >= ~7.5
- a Top 10000 list would have movies with a rating of >= ~7.1

It would be nice if IMDb revamped their top movie list so that one could arbitrarily choose the number of titles to show.

Comment Re:What does Cyanogenmod still offer? (Score 3, Informative) 49

With the granular privacy settings in stock, what does Cyanogenmod really offer over AOSP now?

Fast forward and rewind by long-pressing the volume buttons. I still miss that. Ultimately I ditched CM when the phone functionality of my previous phone stopped working for an extended period of time.

Comment Reposting my comment from the original article... (Score 5, Insightful) 1839

Being one of the greybeards who still reads Slashdot, I'll add a few:

- Add the ability to edit comments until they are moderated or have a reply
- Stop linking to Forbes articles and posting Slashvertisements
- Stop running articles about Martin Shkreli or other things that have nothing to do with "News for nerds"
- For the love of all things absurd, please add CowboyNeal back as the final poll option
- If you need money to operate the site, try asking for it from readers. That way you can reduce or eliminate advertising useless junk that nobody wants

Comment Re:Take back Slashdot (Score 1) 1310

Being one of the greybeards who still reads Slashdot, I'll add a few:

- Add the ability to edit comments until they are moderated or have a reply
- Stop linking to Forbes articles and posting Slashvertisements
- Stop running articles about Martin Shkreli or other things that have nothing to do with "News for nerds"
- For the love of all things absurd, please add CowboyNeal back as the final poll option
- If you need money to operate the site, try asking for it from readers. That way you can reduce or eliminate advertising useless junk that nobody wants

Comment How not to ask Linus Torvalds a question (Score 5, Interesting) 383

I don't have a question for Linus Torvalds, but I do have a story about asking Linus Torvalds a question. Back when I first started using Linux in 1995, I couldn't get the 'top' utility to run after a kernel update. I was only a kid at the time, and for whatever reason I figured the best approach was to just email Linus Torvalds himself to ask how to fix it. Little did I realize that would have been like emailing Bill Gates for help because a driver didn't install correctly on Windows. Surprisingly, Linus wrote back and explained that I needed to update my version of procps (or whatever it was called at the time). Linus, if you are reading this comment, I'd like to say thanks again for the tech support. ;^)

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