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How to sanitize your phone at home (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in How to properly clean and disinfect your smartphone: Get rid of viruses on 2020-05-25 16:37 (#53WXT)

Well written. Thanks. Also, check our blog to know how to sanitize your phone at home.

airpods case (Score: 1)

by keloon@pipedot.org in Paparazzo stalking a celebrity reveals airport security flaw on 2020-05-05 07:24 (#531WN)

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Re: Problem with Pipedot (Score: 1)

by carguy@pipedot.org in Centrelink Releases Welfare Receipient's Personal Information to try to save face on 2020-05-01 02:28 (#52X08)

And...tonight nearly all the headers are back!! Thank you.
The header that is missing is vihart.com (Fun with Math videos) and her site seems to be down at present time.

The current trendy sign off seems to be--
Stay Safe!
-- carguy

Re: Problem with Pipedot (Score: 1)

by carguy@pipedot.org in Centrelink Releases Welfare Receipient's Personal Information to try to save face on 2020-04-30 15:51 (#52W0S)

Bryan,
Thanks for the update. As of a few minutes ago, all the headers disappeared from my Feed.. But using your link to XKCD atom feed, I was able to add that back (no header on that box either).
Good luck with the new Ubuntu!
Carguy

Re: Egg, bacon and Spam (Score: 1)

by bryan@pipedot.org in Submissions closed on 2020-04-30 11:56 (#52W0R)

test

Re: Problem with Pipedot (Score: 1)

by bryan@pipedot.org in Centrelink Releases Welfare Receipient's Personal Information to try to save face on 2020-04-30 11:47 (#52W0Q)

Ya, I have a few bugs that cause the feed pages to act improperly at times.

The first is that I'm using a strict XML library to parse the feed. If the RSS/Atom page has any syntax error (for example: a stray tag or quote) the page wont parse correctly and will return blanks for everything. Pipedot's feed page uses the "title" tag returned from the RSS page as the name of the feed. This is why you sometimes see the header bar of a feed become blank. This is also why some feeds (like ExtremeTech) have weird names: because that's how their source title tag of their RSS page is set!

Another bug happens when adding dual protocol feeds. When I wrote the feed logic, I made each feed be unique based off the RSS URL. This lets a site have multiple feeds, as long as the RSS links have different URLs. The bug happens when you create two feeds to the same location, one using "http" and one using "https". A human knows that "http://xkcd.com/atom.xml" and "https://xkcd.com/atom.xml" are the same, but the site see's them as two unique URLs! (current xkcd feed link is using the atom version over http)

P.S. I also recently upgraded to Ubuntu 20.04 that was released last week. (may have some lingering issues)

Problem with Pipedot "Feed" page (Score: 1)

by carguy@pipedot.org in Centrelink Releases Welfare Receipient's Personal Information to try to save face on 2020-04-25 14:02 (#52N97)

Hello,

I've enjoyed using your "Feed" page for years now. The other day, XKCD stopped updating, also the "XKCD" header above the list disappeared. Tried deleting that feed and using "+" to start over, but it's not working.
* There used to be a big pick list to the right of: "Use existing feed:" and that is currently empty.
* "Or add new feed:" didn't work when I tried https://xkcd.com/rss.xml

Maybe it's just a reboot or something easy?

Thanks!!

union yes (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in Instacart Employees in One Chicago Store Have Just Voted To Join a Union on 2020-03-28 00:30 (#51C5C)

*%^%& the fatcats

Must be measuring electon drift (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in Electric current at record speed, thanks to lasers on 2020-03-22 11:24 (#512Q8)

Voltage = Current * Resistance.
Change in voltage moves at the speed of light of the material used (therefore, so does change in current). For example, copper's speed is about 1/10 the speed of light in a vacuum.
"The detected electric currents are approximately one million times faster than those widely used in a modern computer processor."
The current is not moving at 100,000c.
On the other hand, electron drift for copper is 23 μm/s. So approx. 1 million times faster would be about 23 m/s.

Re: yes (Score: 1)

by tigershark97@pipedot.org in Centrelink Releases Welfare Receipient's Personal Information to try to save face on 2020-02-02 15:55 (#4YSMK)

Pipedot is dead. Long live Pipedot!

Re: Egg, bacon and Spam (Score: 1)

by bryan@pipedot.org in Submissions closed on 2020-01-18 00:24 (#4Y2XX)

Welcome.

Re: Egg, bacon and Spam (Score: 1)

by testers@pipedot.org in Submissions closed on 2020-01-17 20:43 (#4Y2HW)

Hm

Re: Feed question (Score: 1)

by carguy@pipedot.org in Submissions closed on 2019-10-25 02:32 (#4T5HD)

Thank you Bryan!
And thanks for the explanation too. Simpleminded comment--perhaps for weather you need to "overwrite", or write in a circular buffer of fixed size, rather than "append"? Same might apply for stock market prices, anyone that wants the history of a stock price has plenty of choices for that data.

Re: Feed question (Score: 1)

by bryan@pipedot.org in Submissions closed on 2019-10-25 01:58 (#4T5HC)

A misbehaving set of feeds (raw weather data) was taking too much time and caused some of the other feeds to miss their updates. When I coded the feeds, I never really considered raw weather data would be used as an RSS stream. Every time the feed updates, the system would generate a new permanent article with the current temperature. Some of the weather feeds racked up millions of ephemeral and rather worthless articles. For now, I've deleted a big chunk of these and unclogged the updates.

In the future, I will probably need to come up with a more elegant solution to showing weather information. With some of the other sites (like iGoogle), you could add a "weather widget" that showed a better summary of current conditions than an RSS feed.

Feed question (Score: 1)

by carguy@pipedot.org in Submissions closed on 2019-10-24 16:33 (#4T4CZ)

I continue to enjoy your Feed page, but lately I've noticed that the feed from The Guardian (news) seems to have stalled -- the same items/links have been listed for a week or more. Clicking on the header of the "feed-box" gets me to the main Guardian page. Other Feeds like XKCD work fine.

Any idea what is going on? Has Guardian changed their RSS source?
Thanks again!

Re: Egg, bacon and Spam (Score: 1)

by carguy@pipedot.org in Submissions closed on 2019-10-24 16:32 (#4T4CY)

I continue to enjoy your Feed page, but lately I've noticed that the feed from The Guardian (news) seems to have stalled -- the same items/links have been listed for a week or more. Clicking on the header of the "feed-box" gets me to the main Guardian page. Other Feeds like XKCD work fine.

Any idea what is going on? Has Guardian changed their RSS source?
Thanks again!

Feed question (Score: 1)

by carguy@pipedot.org in Submissions closed on 2019-10-24 16:31 (#4T4CX)

I continue to enjoy your Feed page, but lately I've noticed that the feed from The Guardian (news) seems to have stalled -- the same items/links have been listed for a week or more. Clicking on the header of the "feed-box" gets me to the main Guardian page. Other Feeds like XKCD work fine.

Any idea what is going on? Has Guardian changed their RSS source?
Thanks again!

Terminal shall install at public place (Score: 1)

by mobilesite@pipedot.org in Ultra-fast broadband terminal installed in toilet on 2019-09-20 09:23 (#4QSBJ)

It is better to install such terminal at garden or shopping mall where people spend more time. so they can use terminal long time.

Actually my computer dont have camera (Score: 1)

by mobilesite@pipedot.org in Do you cover up the camera on your mobile devices on 2019-08-20 16:02 (#4NK03)

it is done to avoid anonymous access to your camera when you are online. I dont prefer it. But it is better to set deny permission to camera.

Between (Score: 1)

by randomfactor@pipedot.org in When will you let a self-driving car take control? When they are: on 2019-08-19 23:19 (#4NHEZ)

Better than average human isn't good enough. Like 95% of the drivers out there, I'm better than the average, so that's not good enough.

Better than the best human, however, is more than I require.

Re: Just sleeping (Score: 1)

by bryan@pipedot.org in Dead? on 2019-08-19 16:42 (#4NGKA)

Before I left for vacation last week, I turned off a few of my computers. Seems I turned off too many and accidentally turned off the backup computer that moves the database backups off the live site. After a few days, the untransfered backups exceeded the storage capacity of the live site and started to cause problems. Woops! Sorry for any inconvenience as the site was down on Friday-Saturday while I was traveling.

I'm looking at a few changes to the backup process that should prevent these types of problems in the future.

Re: Just sleeping (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in Dead? on 2019-08-18 06:37 (#4NDZ6)

Just curious, I couldn't get to this site (any page) for the last few days, got a 502 error.
Any explanation(s)?

Flatulence (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in California bill will cut greenhouse emissions – from cows on 2019-07-29 15:44 (#4M5KA)

Are there *any* usable technologies to harvest bovine flatulence?

Re: It’s not ternary (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in IBM's Phase Change Memory stores three bits per cell on 2019-07-29 15:40 (#4M5K9)

Octal.

there are many foldable phone available in USA now (Score: 1)

by mobilesite@pipedot.org in First US Android flip phone launched on 2019-07-21 09:01 (#4KKH6)

Now many foldable phone are available. Samsung galaxy fold, lg foldable phone and huawei and Xiaomi also announced flip phone.

Wow, impressive! (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in XHDATA D-808 modification to allow an external mediumwave antenna on 2019-07-15 19:30 (#4K778)

How did you know 'where' to put the capacitor - trace the MW antenna circuit?
I"m assuming NO on the following questions but can't 'see' from here so am asking:
Does this modification 'connect' the built in AM antenna to my shortwave external antenna when it's plugged into the jack?
If I do this - will I now have overload potential with the external antenna (can it handle my AM Loop)?
Thanks in advance; and thanks for sharing this mod!

Re: yes (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in Centrelink Releases Welfare Receipient's Personal Information to try to save face on 2019-07-09 18:17 (#4JTFE)

All that we see or seem
Is but a dream within a dream.

Installing Asterisk in Ubuntu (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in How To Install Asterisk on Ubuntu 18.04 on 2019-06-10 09:54 (#4GVSK)

To install Asterisk in Ubuntu visit voiphow.com

Tutorial To Install Kali Linux On Android in 2019 (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in How To Install Kali Linux In Android Phone on 2019-06-10 03:02 (#4GVCW)

That's a great idea,

I have written an article about it

http://www.techncyber.com/2018/11/how-to-install-kali-linux-on-android.html

Re: Story submission: Eric S. Raymond: [GPL]"revokists" have it right. (Score: 1)

by evilviper@pipedot.org in Submissions closed on 2019-06-06 09:53 (#4GM78)

ESR is not a lawyer, just another college drop out. His legal opinion is quite worthless.

The legal opinion from a Professor of Law at Columbia Law School holds a lot of weight.

I don't know why you want to keep beating this dead horse, MikeeUSA. The issue will only be resolved conclusively once it makes its way through several court trials and challenges.

Re: iPhone or Android unlocking services (Score: 1)

by evilviper@pipedot.org in Android vs Apple: the shoot-out on 2019-06-06 09:32 (#4GM77)

If you've had service on your phones for a year, in the USA, your carrier MUST unlock your phone for you.

See: https://pipedot.org/2X09

They all have unlocking terms on their sites you can find with a quick search, some with even lesser service requirements.

For the illegitimate unlocking services, I would highly discourage the use of random websites you've found. Ebay has plenty of sellers who offer unlock codes, where users can post negative feedback and can get refunds.

Those unlock codes only work for GSM services like ATT and T Mobile. Verizon and Sprint services require a valid IMEI, and that's tracked in a carrier database, where only they can mark it "unlocked" and available for service on other carriers (MVNOs).

Brilliant (Score: 1)

by iphonecrazy@pipedot.org in First US Android flip phone launched on 2019-06-03 16:12 (#4GDG1)

This is excellent - I love flip phones. They feel protective of the main phone screen and number pad. They are also small and portable, lightweight and cute to look at! It's easy to get into the texting with practise using the proper keys, especially with predictive text - I remember on my old Motorola!

Ridiculous (Score: 1)

by iphonecrazy@pipedot.org in Pregnancy-tracking app exposes sensitive personal information on 2019-06-03 16:10 (#4GDG0)

Crazy. It's not hard to protect data. It almost feels like these companies don't care about their users.

iPhone or Android unlocking services (Score: 1)

by iphonecrazy@pipedot.org in Android vs Apple: the shoot-out on 2019-06-03 16:09 (#4GDFZ)

Is iPhone or Android easier to unlock - or are they both the same?
I have found various companies, including iphone approved unlock, official sim unlock and official imei phone unlock. All look about the same except the first one specializes in iPhones. But does this even matter? The last one has the same design as the first so is this the same company or is it standard?
I have a Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and iPhone 7. Both excellent phones by the way :-)
Would like both unlocking but don't know where to go as stores want to charge too much..

Great idea (Score: 1)

by iphonecrazy@pipedot.org in When will you let a self-driving car take control? When they are: on 2019-06-03 16:02 (#4GDFY)

Self-driving cars are the future - it's crazy that we all drive around in our own tin cans! Accidents just waiting to happen. In 100 or so years it will look mental that we each had our own little car, and they could all reach much higher speeds than was safe or necessary. So dangerous. Can't wait for full automation, all cars perfectly sensing where others are on the road, slowing down and speeding up in synch with each other, leaving the perfect amount of space between each vehicle, avoiding stopping and starting all the time, tail-backs, hold-ups, traffic queues, bumps, scrapes, parking disasters, etc. Everyone nice and slow in total control. Will be life transforming for elderly people, disabled people, people who can't drive/ don't want to drive, people after a few drinks etc.

Re: Story submission: Eric S. Raymond: [GPL]"revokists" have it right. (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in Submissions closed on 2019-06-02 06:10 (#4GAXV)

esr on 2019-05-31 at 08:44:49 said:

>Again, if the revokists have it right, I don’t think you’ll like how that will actually play out.

Maybe I won’t, but the law is what it is. We can’t solve any problem by denying that reality.

Story submission: Eric S. Raymond: [GPL]"revokists" have it right. (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in Submissions closed on 2019-06-02 06:08 (#4GAXT)

Eric S. Raymond: [GPL]"revokists" have it right.

http://esr.ibiblio.org/?p=8317#comment-2238862 (Archive link: http://archive.fo/emkVd )
A commentator asked on Eric S. Raymond's website:

>ESR: Eben Moglen suggested that he was going to write a paper refuting the notion that "The GPL is revocable":
>
>>I think the best procedure would be for me to publish my analysis and
>>for you then to tell me what is wrong with it.
>https://lkml.org/lkml/2018/10/26/718
>
>Why has no such paper from him materialized?

ESR response was shocking, blunt, and to the point:
>esr on 2019-05-30 at 08:08:23 said:
>
>>Why has no such paper from him materialized?
>
>Because Moglen is either wrong about or deliberately misrepresenting the law and the "revokists" have it right. Thank you, I had already figured this out from his (non)responses on lkml.

Re: Egg, bacon and Spam (Score: 2, Interesting)

by carguy@pipedot.org in Submissions closed on 2019-05-10 03:11 (#4EV2E)

I also like your RSS / Feed view and use it constantly, thank you for keeping this available!

Had to stop and think for a minute, which is the "red site"...because I read SoylentNews in VT100 mode, green text on black background, very easy on my old eyes.
If you get in the mood for further updates here, some other color schemes/themes might be a worthwhile addition?

window 11 beta concept (Score: 1)

by fileintopc@pipedot.org in Windows 10 Finally Pulls Ahead of Windows 7 on 2019-05-05 21:57 (#4EHBB)

Microsoft is planning to release a new operating system called Windows 12 in early 2019. Indeed, there will be no Windows 11, as the company decided to jump straight to Windows 12. check the concept about window's 11.
https://fileintopc.com/windows-11-iso/

Re: yes (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in Centrelink Releases Welfare Receipient's Personal Information to try to save face on 2019-04-04 18:17 (#4CFX6)

Disappear? You mean this is all a hallucination?

Re: yes (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in Centrelink Releases Welfare Receipient's Personal Information to try to save face on 2019-03-14 11:37 (#4B1XM)

Sad to see pipedot disappear

Re: Egg, bacon and Spam (Score: 1)

by hyper@pipedot.org in Submissions closed on 2019-03-14 06:13 (#4B1EF)

I quite like the RSS view...

Egg, bacon and Spam (Score: 2, Interesting)

by bryan@pipedot.org in Submissions closed on 2019-02-20 01:36 (#49FR0)

Agreed. A great deal of effort is required to mangle many of the user submissions we've received into something that is high enough quality and worthy of being published. Of course, the hundreds of stories already published by evilviper/zafiro17/etc set a rather high bar of quality. :)

Over 5 years ago, a growing rift in the green site set in motion a movement for a "better" news for nerds site. The result was not only a split into the new red and blue sites, but also reforms in the original site as well. The feared "beta" was shelved and calmer heads prevailed throughout. Although some rumors have suggested that Pipedot is dead, and I can hardly blame them, there simply doesn't need to be so many forks of the same thing. As for product differentiation, we still have plenty of technical features the others do not (editable comments!) but other features that we pioneered (colorized new vs old comments) have even made it into the others. Rest assured, if the other sites decide to self-destruct again, we will be waiting; this time with an easier turnaround. As an abandoned user of iGoggle and Reader, I'm still a huge fan of the RSS features of Pipedot and still use it daily. Others have suggested that other site features, like the internal mail system, could be expanded to include full web-email abilities - which may still be explored in the future. Suggestions for improvements are welcome!

As always, if an enterprising individual wants to step up and help as an additional editor or help in other ways, send me a message.

Re: yes (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in Centrelink Releases Welfare Receipient's Personal Information to try to save face on 2019-02-02 14:08 (#48A6F)

Damn, now I think we need a Disagree mod. Just for this occasion.

Hi! (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in hi on 2019-02-02 14:05 (#48A6E)

Fuck off.

Great but not here (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in Our full spectrum CBD oil tinctures contains a wide range of synergistic cannabinoids such as cannab on 2019-01-29 02:24 (#47ZGE)

DudeI like where this is goingbut not hereUrls posted here may end up in real time block lists.Try posting a technical news article

watch live TV on Kodi (Score: 1)

by sksharma@pipedot.org in How to use Kodi to watch live TV on 2018-08-10 11:08 (#3WJ21)

Great article. Kodi is a great cord-cutting tool, and it’s really easy to use streaming Movies or TV shows and watch live TV on Kodi with it on your favorite Android. Kodi has become very famous computer app. It is open source software that can be installed on each movable running devices Android, Mac OS X, BSD, iOS, Linux, or Windows operating systems. It is also known as XBMX (Xbox Media Center).

Re: yes (Score: 1, Interesting)

by Anonymous Coward in Centrelink Releases Welfare Receipient's Personal Information to try to save face on 2018-07-30 07:51 (#3VTT5)

This makes me sad.

Re: yes (Score: 2, Interesting)

by Anonymous Coward in Centrelink Releases Welfare Receipient's Personal Information to try to save face on 2018-06-27 19:11 (#3T216)

Long live pipedot!

Re: yes (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in Centrelink Releases Welfare Receipient's Personal Information to try to save face on 2018-06-22 20:59 (#3SV3P)

pipedot is....alive? found an old reference on soylentnews and thought I'd take a look. No pipedot is dead and waiting for the hosting contract to run out.
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