* Posts by Alex.Red

57 publicly visible posts • joined 3 Nov 2010


Galaxy S4 way faster than iPhone 5: Which?


Re: So wait, iPhone 5 is still faster per-core?

No - this is the short answer.

Below is the long answer.

I would be pretty embarrassed if I was you - talking about things that i do not have a clue. In this particular case you do not have a clue of how much does the performance increase when adding of 1/2/3/etc. cores to the system. Google it.

Meet قلب, the programming language that uses Arabic script


Babylon should be destroyed?

I am Russian and when I started learning programming I was amazed that people agreed to use the same letters for that.

But now some man comes and says that this is wrong and everybody should use their own language because it is easier...

In my opinion the following is also easier:

- not to learn programming;

- not to learn math;

- not to learn how to write in foreign language;

- or better not to learn your own language writing.

Having said that in my opinion all the above is not right since only smart and hard work makes you even smarter.

Tablets aren't killing ereaders, it's clog-popping wrinklies - analyst


Re: Or... (you might be up to something...)

My wife and I got our Sony PRS-505 in 2007 (each one got their own)

The devices are still kicking and we saw no problems with them.

However, said that, the time is coming to replace butteries - readers do not longer keep charge for a month :-(

Microsoft acknowledges the long and winding road ahead

Paris Hilton

Re: Everyone wants a piece of Microsoft

You might be doing something wrong -I run Debian on a netbook with Atom 1.6 GHz hyper threading w/o a problem.

Note: I use it as my home office by conecting 24" monitor, USB keyboard and mouse.

Stroustrup on next-gen C++: I didn't want to let go of my baby


Comprehension problems?

You better start with "Programming Principles and Practice Using C++"

After that you will be ready for "The C++ Programming Language".


No offence.

Xboxes stay on sale but may cost Microsoft money in Google case

Paris Hilton

Re: Please do forgive my ignorance (end of FRAND)

I do not know why your post was downvoted.

The question on hand is - who in their mind would want to participate in FRAND patent pools in future?

Troll sues Apple for daring to plug headphones into iPhone

Paris Hilton

Re: I am sure

Same way as rounded corner design and page turns along with slide to unlock and other "great inventions"...

Apple seeks whopping $2.525bn Samsung patent payout

Paris Hilton

I wonder if author read the article referred as "similar injunction"?

I read the article and the only thing I saw was: " A German court sided with Apple today and agreed that Samsung's Galaxy Tab 7.7 infringes iPad design patents, granting Cupertino permission to push for a European Union-wide ban."

It is true, English is not my native language but where is injunction above? Does "permission to push..." is now synonymous to "injuction"? Is it a new smalltak or what?

iPhone 5 poised to trounce Android, devastate BlackBerry?


OMG! I am in shock!

Survey says that only 65.5% of iPhone users are going to buy new iPhone!

There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.

Security firm in Tor Project 'mass surveillance' row responds

Paris Hilton

You should really read Tor Project article and comments first... :-(

The point is - an *individual* user in Jordan got that untrusted certificate for Tor website but not for twitter or gmail sites.

Please, explain me, how your *corporate* protection is related to that individual problem?

Security boffins brew devilish Android rootkit


Am I the only one?

From quick overlook of Android API a year or two ago I remember that there was an API that allows you to read whatever is typed on a keyboard.

I was looking into this thinking that sometime I might get time to write my own keyboard.

Did the guy used API? If so, it does not look a hack to me...

Another thought - Samsung in its *wisdom* decided that people in US are speaking either American English or Spanish, hence my SGS II on Sprint does not have any other language installed, hence I am using the Go keyboard.

As soon as I installed 3rd party app with access to keyboard - no banking for me.

ITC denies Apple an emergency ban on ALL HTC PHONES


Re: Before diving head first, check there is water in the pool

If the patent is that old then the logical question is:

Why *now*???

Microsoft gets its hypervisor war face on, squares up to VMware

Paris Hilton

Did I miss something?

I read a lengthy panegyric to Microsoft CIFS and one of Microsoft partners.

However I almost lost my eyeys looking for a *comparison* against NFS that (supposedly) was beaten badly, into dust by author's words.

Please, give me comparison and not another Microsoft advertisement!

Rats with GPS backpacks prepare to sniff out landmines

Paris Hilton

Is not this called Pavlovian conditioning? ??


How is what the guys are doing any different?

Facebook defends support for CISPA monitoring bill


It looks like the right time for the PDPB

Personal Data Protection Bill will help us in guarding our data. :-)

Easy to implement, easy to use. Here is the idea:

- person is in control of his/her personal data;

- person can dynamically grant access to personal data;

- data access is granular, ex. mail address, e-mail address, SSN, etc.;

- dynamic access allows person to limit access to the data, ex. Facebook can only see my name;

- person is granted right who queries personal information;

- person can sue the company that leaked his/her data;

- no company but public Data Banks can store personal information locally for longer than a session;

- dynamic access allows person to see who queries and what info.

The above can be done with public Data Banks that will keep your information and share it with Facebook and the likes (API to access personal data). Person uses private key to encrypt data and public key to grant access to personal data. Person can have a keychain with 365/366 keys for re-encryping personal data.

Student's Linux daemon 0-day triggers InfoSec Institute outcry


Re: If you have local access ...

And I never used wicd on my Debian, I prefer Network Manager by Red Hat...

My point is - vulnerability exists but not everyone is affected.

Nokia shares fall as it drops first quarter forecast

Paris Hilton

Re: Positive Spin?

Please, check your facts about Meego:



Re: Translation

Are you sure, you were not under the rock all this time? :-O

You might want to check the link below:


'Intelligent systems' poised to outsell PCs, smartphones


Re: Not exactly, search for Yocto

Yocto is your friend if you do not want building a GCC toolchain - Intel already did it for you (and the following CPU architectures: i86, ARM, PPC, MIPS). ;-)

All toolchains use Yocto Eclipse plug-in that simplifies on-target profiling/debugging for UI oriented developrs. :-)


Windows 8 tablet freezes in Microsoft keynote demo

Paris Hilton

What was that fat cable for?

Did I get it right, did MS was showing a tablet?

If yes, than should this tablet live on a battery at least several hours to show how cool the tablet is?

Proview parks IPAD battle tanks on Apple's US lawn

Paris Hilton

IP Application Development?

What I wonder is this a one day company created by Apple or is this a real company that was selling an IPAD products?

Windows 8 to get self-healing 'Storage Spaces'



The article below says that LVM for Linux was written in 1998 (10 years before you say it was):


Carrier IQ VP: App on millions of phones not a privacy risk


Are you saying that CIQ people are stupid?

You are implying that CIQ people did not understand what kind of application they were writing, right?

An application that logs *every* keypress *without* owner's consent (watch the video, it is all there) is totally legal as soon as you can sell it, right?

I understand (but do not agree) when CIA/FBI requests an application that snoops on every keypress.

But I do not understand when a carrier requests such thing and a company like CIQ *agrees* to write the applicatoin.

If I was a technical lead on such a project I would of start asking questions why do we write an application like that and what are legal consequences.


A malicious app could read the log

Collected by CIQ keylogger.


I second L1ma's question about HTTPS

Could you clarify how it is harmless when all your keys are logged *before* HTTPS encryption takes place?

Do you understand that those keys are logged into a file that *any* application on the phone can read?

Do you understand that it is *easy* to parse the log file?

Do you understand that for the bad guys this is a *very* big Thanksgiving/Christmas/New Year gift?

Probably, it is time to root my family's phones (Evo 3Gs, Evo 3D and SGS II)


It *is* a keylogger!

And it is called Keytracer (+IQ Agent Service) on my SGS II from Sprint

Also, if you check the video then you will see that keylogger logs *all* key presses all the time.

Could you tell me why the CIQ application logs my keys? You do know that Verizon does not preinstall the application, right?

Following your logic HP, Dell and others should install keyloggers on each and every Windows 7 machine that they produce in order:

- to deliver better service when something is not working, so their support center can know right off the bat what is going on;

- to monitor what applications people prefer so manufacturers can create better user experience by preinstalling them;

- to monitor your location in order to give you region specific offers;

- etc.

In US it is called *wiretapping*.

Java tops for hackers, warns Microsoft

Paris Hilton

Much ado about nothing...

I would recommend everybody to follow the links in the article.

I, for one, followed the blog link and saw a very upset guy there. Would you be upset if you contender runs on 3 billion devices?

What Microsoft is talking about - many attack attempts (25 million) using few Java vulnerabilities.

US Senator demands answers from Carrier IQ

Paris Hilton

Sometimes it is good to be a minority...

I am glad for you an sad for myself, but per articles on the Internet those are carriers who requst bundling of CIQ software.

To me it looks obvious what are the most profitable smartphones on, say, AT&T - iPhone and the army of Droids - they are wiretapped, Windows phones are not.

On the other hand Verizon does not preinstall wiretapping software on their phones... I wonder if it is the right time to change my carrier.

Man's phone burns, toasts trouser region


Unknown carrier...

I am with Sprint, this is not Galaxy S II that I have.

Nokia is past its best-by date, warns analyst


On top of that Lenovo confirmed LePhone running WP7.5 in the second half of 2012...

Nokia's Great Lost Platform


Did I see what you see?

I can't believe my eyes - icons with rounded corners! :-)

Android 'stands on Microsoft's shoulders', says MS lawyer


Not exactly a myth...

Do youself a favor, google for Dave Cutler, NTFS, HPFS.

The man was a main lead on both projects: VMS and Windows NT.

Nokia: The first year of the Elopcalypse

Paris Hilton

Are you sure you got SGS2?

Mine from Sprint is doing pretty well.

It lasts on a charge for 3 days and before you jump the guns I would like to clarify that this is a light use of the phone.

Note - my Evo 4G usually lasted a day.


And you do need to convince...

Just look at WP market share:-(


Turn out two phones question...

Aren't both of these "new" phones modifications of N9?

If they are as they look alike then it means to me that Microsoft and Nokia spent a year on porting WP7 to the Nokia hardware.

Does not look a fast turnaround to me.

Please, do not tell me that they started development at the end of the day on February 11. :-)

HTC's iPhone, iPad ban bid derailed by US judge


Yes, they will, soon...

Don't you think that "Ice cream" sounds familiar?

Yes, indeed, Chocolate Factory is trying to dethrone Apple. Think again: "iScream"!!!

Who could of think about such smart move? ;-)

Apple's US bid to ban Samsung tabs hinges on design


I did not miss my chance...

Went to BestBuy and got my Galaxy 10.1

I did it since I have read before about Apple suing Samsung in US and saw that the time is critical. :-)

Very happy camper now.

Fedora 16: Linux home for lost Ubuntu GNOMEs


No, you are not alone...

I am in the same boat.

Tried to get used to the new Gnome 3 in Fedora 15 and finally gave up, installed Fedora 14 with Gnome 2.32 and in a process of configuring kernel 3.0 since the current kernel for Fedora 14 (2.6.35) does not support switcheroo that I need to switch between ATI 6770M and Intel HD3000 on my dv6t-6100 laptop.

Samsung offers Apple TOP-SECRET peace deal in Australia


And that is why I bought Galaxy Tab :-)

Observing how relentlessly Apple is trying to shut the Galaxy I decided to give it a try... :-)

And, for curious minds - yes, I played with them both. To be more precise I was looking at them both for more than a month, leaning toward iPad. Apple convinced me that Galaxy is on par or might be better than iPad. ;-)

HTC reckons 'WinPho will give Android a run for its money'



You do aware, that WP does almost no multitasking, right?

That is why my Sony Clie NX 60 was multiple times faster than my daugter's Axim X51. Clie was doing rounds and rounds around Win PDA.

Paris Hilton

I have a comprehension problem, please help...

I do not understand what people expect to hear about W7.5 from the W7.5 manufacturer at the lunch day of W7.5?

W7.5 is not as good as Android?

45% of Android users to upgrade to rival phone OSes


Five (5) Evo 4G on a family plan (all unlimited)

And no complaints from any member of my family.

Oops! Sorry, one of my sons recently upgraded his phone to Evo 3D.

And for curious minds - no, I do not pay for my kids, we split it even.

And one of my sons has iPhone, so everybody had a chance to play with it before we jumped the guns an abandoned AT&T :-)

So, my survey shows that only 16% of population want to stick to the iPhone :-):-):-)

Amazon cloud hosts nasty banking trojan


I would rather say...

Fsck the abusers.

You, probably, know that almost anything and everything has two sides - it is about what side people are willing to exploit.

Nuclear power springs to my mind: you can either build power stations or (with the same success) you can build bombs... :-(

Oracle seeks 'billions' with Google Android suit



QT might be a good choice... Unless Nokia starts doing what Oracle is doing now :-(

Nokia and Apple bury patent beef



Do you know that Florian Mueller has an Android phone?

Do you know that he is a self-proclaimed fan of Android?

I did not until I read about it on zdnet.com

My question is - how is having Android phone makes a person an Android fan? :-O

All articles of Florian that I have heard of or read are full of FUD about Android ecosystem - Google steals code from Java, Google does not license proper Java VM, Google is doing this wrong, Google is doing that wrong.

I also remember reading about Florian doing some work for Microsoft. I wonder if he is still getting his paycheck from them...

Microsoft fails to turn punters on to WinPho 7


I have noticed that too...

Looks pretty lame to me.

And in one the previous series Castle got... drum rolls... Netflix! On a Windows phone! I cannot believe it.;-)

Google sued over – yes – Android location tracking


Apparently, women did not read the article that says...

"If Android location services are turned on..."

I have location services turned off on my HTC EVO 4G. Does that mean that I cannot sue Google? ;-)

Google's 'clean' Linux headers: Are they really that dirty?


Scripts assembling headers...

Did you read the part of the article that is talking about scripts that created those headers?

I can write such scripts as well. So, what's the problem with this approach?

Microsoft tablet OS to see light of day in 'autumn 2012'


You are so right :-)

My 3 years old grandson hunts EVO 4Gs all over the house (we have 5 on a Sprint family plan). His dad has the best set of kids apps, so that is #1 phone to hunt for.

But the little man does not mind to grab mommy's or grandmother's phone that also have good Android apps.

Norway to probe Sony's PS3 Linux 'downgrade'


US AFRL cares (HPC cluster for $2M bucks)

Please, do not spread FUD ;-)

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