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Comment Re:Connected companions (Score 1) 345

As soon as they can mix that companion thing with life-size holographic projections and make them look like anime characters, sales will go through the roof.

Viewing of "Don't Date a Robot!" required before buying.

I fear their companions will have big yellow smiley faces with horned rimmed glasses and a dog that does searches in the cloud.

Comment Re:unauthorized access is unauthorized (Score 1) 545

Except the provider bears the responsibility with someone comprises the user's equipment and uses the connection/resources to make the internet worse for the users and the network in general.

By the way, you really sound like quite a douche and I suspect you have trouble forming positive and rewarding relationships.

Comment Re:uhhh (Score 2, Insightful) 545

Would you feel differently if this was a bunch of email accounts that had a default password of "password" and they were all hijacked to send spam? Would it be ok to change the passwords on all the email accounts to something else immediately and then notifying the user after the fact?

Comment Re:uhhh (Score 1) 545

I purchased a combination lock for my front door three years ago. Today, saw a note on my kitchen table from the locksmith. I said "I noticed that the lock I sold you three years ago still has the default combination on it. That's really insecure, so I changed it to your phone number. No need to thank me."

Did the locksmith do anything wrong by breaking into my house to change the combination on the lock?

And this is the same how? What if people from all over the world broke into that house without the owner knowing and setup a bunch of illegal businesses, made telephone calls to financial institutions to steal money, and mailed off letters using the home owner's letterhead and mailbox to lovely old retirees asking them to send money so that a nonexistent king in Africa can send them more nonexistent money? What if the townspeople were up in arms and instead of blaming the home owner, they blamed the locksmith instead? Once the locksmiths started taking the blame they started checking the locks they sell after the fact to prevent liability and save their good name. Now the townspeople are crying foul that the locksmiths are being proactive? Please tell me how that makes sense.

Comment Re:ok... (Score 1) 415

Can we get rid of PS/2, VGA, parallel, and serial ports now, too? Hell, let's axe DVI in favor if HDMI while we're at it!

Oh, and can someone tell the shitty mobo makers to stop requiring MS DOS floppy disks to flash their BIOSs?

Without a serial port how will I access the console on my headless server if the network fails or it doesn't reboot cleanly in the event of a crash? I agree with all your other point though, but It might be a little soon to axe DVI though.

Comment Re:What is the point? (Score 1) 1713

Yeah I'm surprised they haven't mentioned anything about it supporting either Verizon or AT&T's network. Maybe it is still coming...

From the summary "...though it doesn't have quite as much connectivity as you might expect, with no 3G connection built in. (You'll have to make do with 802.11n, Bluetooth, and tethering.)"

Comment My hope (Score 1) 1

I know all about EULAs and what it means to agree to one, but I would like to think that this is about standing up for your right to modify hardware you own. The cynic in me tells me this is a bunch of lawyers with their eyes on a juicy target though. I am not a modder myself, but I believe in the right to modify something you own. However, I guess Microsoft has the right to deny you from using their service if you do not play by their rules. Maybe it is time for the mod community to create their own XBL service.

Comment Re:Yep that's why I avoid extensions (Score 1) 208

That page specifically said that it was RAM, by the way, not virtual memory size. “400 MB of RAM”. Virtual memory / swap size has nothing to do with it. Thus, your comment is completely incorrect and irrelevant. Yet you claim I’m the one who is wrong... *rolleyes*

Measuring the RAM usage makes sense, anyway. If it’s only just finished loading, and it’s still being displayed on the screen, there’s no reason to expect it to be swapped out so soon.

Even so, I checked it again, just to satisfy my curiosity.

This time, it said Firefox used 57 MB of RAM, with the VM usage reported at 49 MB.
Loading it with about:blank instead took 47 MB of RAM, VM usage being 40 MB.

Conclusion: Not significantly different from my first findings.

I don’t know why your installation is taking up so much space. Did you fully close out Firefox before testing it with the blank page, and did you make sure it started with the blank page so it wouldn’t have stuff cached from whatever else your home page might have been? If I closed all my tabs and put about:blank in the address bar right at this moment I’m sure I could get Firefox to use 150 MB to display it as well. That would tell me little to nothing about how much memory the page actually required.

Regarding swearing? He started it, and I wasn’t wrong anyhow.

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