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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: 1, 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.

Re: Just sleeping (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in Dead? on 2018-04-28 10:09 (#3NX6X)

So, you're saying you only read it for the RSS. Perhaps what this place needs is a lolcat forum? Then people can come here just for the pictures.

Good info but no story (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in MVC, MVP and MVVM for app development in Android on 2018-03-23 07:51 (#3JXKY)

The linked article has interesting information about the different approaches to building applications for mobile devices... but we need more than just a hyperlink as the story.

From the article (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in Sierra Leone Becomes First Country With Blockchain-Powered Elections on 2018-03-23 07:47 (#3JXKX)

Outsourcing!
In the case of Sierra Leone elections, the system built by Agora allows the voters who are registered within the system to see these public ledgers but only authorized people can make any changes, thus reducing the chances of fraud since the information is available to all blockchain users enrolled in the system.The agencywhich enabled the elections with blockchain,Agora, a Swiss foundation offers digital voting solutions and uses a permitted blockchain. Agora monitored the manual votes cast in the western district, the most populous, of the country, using the technology.

What (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in Install Microsoft print to PDF driver missing in windows 10 on 2018-03-15 06:50 (#3J7RC)

Windows 10 has a print to pdf function in office products etc. Windows 7 users had cutepdf.

Re: Just sleeping (Score: 1)

by carguy@pipedot.org in Dead? on 2018-03-08 13:43 (#3HN3Z)

Haven't looked over here in some time, but I'm a very happy user of the Pipedot RSS page -- thank you for keeping it going.

On SoylentNews:
> ... Just HuffPo with user comments...
This seems a little harsh to me. I'm seeing plenty of tech articles there, but often they don't draw many comments (or only draw off-topic comments).
On the down side, there are a few high volume posters who take standard sides in "political" discussions. But the number of interesting AC posts are still fairly high.

yes (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in Centrelink Releases Welfare Receipient's Personal Information to try to save face on 2018-02-20 01:14 (#3G9QG)

I agree.

No story no life (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in goni on 2018-02-18 21:48 (#3G738)

Must be an anime

The days of desktop bitcoin mining are over (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in How to get bitcoins using a desktop in 2018 on 2018-02-12 11:29 (#3FP98)

Serious hardware and forethought are required now for mining

Re: Just sleeping (Score: 2, Interesting)

by evilviper@pipedot.org in Dead? on 2018-02-10 22:35 (#3FKFC)

IMHO the green site is utterly worthless at this point. Most articles are politics and flame bait. The few technical articles are massively inaccurate. The discussion is nothing of value EXCEPT for the handful of people who explain why the article is BS.

The red site was never what I wanted. It's not a tech site, or particularly intelligent at all. Just HuffPo with user comments...

To get a little fix of tech news I hit up The Register, but something has really been lost in the downfall of /. and the failure of anybody else to fully pick up the torch and run with it. I certainly haven't been commenting anywhere, and I'm sure many thousands of other knowledge people are keeping their insights to themselves these days, too. A real shame.

Re: Just sleeping (Score: 2)

by bryan@pipedot.org in Dead? on 2018-02-08 02:23 (#3FC3X)

With the red site doing well, and even the green site getting bought out by a new benevolent dictator, the need for another alternative has diminished considerably. If the other two sites self destruct or start a new "beta" fiasco, I'm sure we'll get some some renewed interest - but for now, yes, we are sleeping. I still use the site quite a bit every day to read RSS feeds so the site is definitely not dead. I also have a pretty big backlog of code changes to push up (probably around the release of the next Ubuntu LTS in April.)

Of course, I would not be opposed to a new editor volunteering and posting some fresh stories. Send me a message if interested!

US may want back in (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in Australian Labor Party Threatens to end TPP on 2018-01-26 08:01 (#3EAN0)

http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/malcolm-turnbull-to-discuss-trade-with-donald-trump-after-us-president-reopens-door-to-tpp-20180126-h0one3.html

"Australian farmers will be able to sell more beef, cheese, wheat and rice to Japan and more sugar to Canada and Mexico."

The Greens are still against it: "The original deal gave multinationals the power to override the will of the Australian people by allowing corporations to sue governments, even when a government is acting in the interest of the community," the party's trade spokeswoman Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said. "It has no protection for local content and Australian creative industries. If this zombie TPP is anything like what was originally proposed, it should have been left dead, buried and cremated."

and we still don't know what we're getting into http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-opinion/how-about-showing-us-the-tpp-deal-were-about-to-sign-20180124-h0ntni.html

"Australia's national income would eventually be 0.5 per cent higher, a gain of less than half of one-tenth of a per cent per year."

That's not much considering the cost. "enforced protections for the owners of pharmaceutical patents and extensions to copyright law." which is what America wants as it moves away from primary industries.

Just sleeping (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in Dead? on 2018-01-26 04:41 (#3EAC2)

Waiting for an editor to be nominated, it does seem.

yesyes (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in fdhfdkl on 2017-12-04 06:10 (#39QR4)

We could do with a sandpit. Thanks for pointing it out

Rewrite (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in 10 Best Lightweight Linux Distributions For Older Computers In 2017 on 2017-11-11 04:53 (#37N70)

Don’t throw your old computer just yet! Use a lightweight Linux distro and revive that decades-old system. Itsfoss has a list distributions to bring an old computer back to life. The distros mentioned in the article, which provides an overview of each with minimum machine specs needed, is: Peppermint, Lubuntu, Linux Lite, LXLE, CrunchBang++, Bodhi, antiX, SparkyLinux, PuppyLinux, TinyCore.

I cant get newest version of SeaMonkey to download (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in Seamonkey send mail doesn't work after update to 2.49.1 on 2017-11-04 20:58 (#371AN)

Version 2.49.1 won't download.

Related (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in Australia plans crowd facial recognition on 2017-10-08 05:41 (#34E5T)

Re: How about *Never* (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in When will you let a self-driving car take control? When they are: on 2017-09-27 21:25 (#33EB4)

You think that is not possible with non-self-driving cars?

Does your car have any sort of internet connection? Then it is hackable.

Re: OMG NEW FEATURE (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in Centrelink Releases Welfare Receipient's Personal Information to try to save face on 2017-09-13 23:50 (#322T3)

Yep, I mean it's much better than the green site and certainly no worse than SoylentNews.

Re: No (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in Do you cover up the camera on your mobile devices on 2017-09-13 23:44 (#322T2)

That would certainly block incoming data to the phone at that moment, but what's to stop software on the phone logging undesired information locally for later upload next time you do use it? OK you could monitor the memory and card free space but some data could still be stored in an existing fixed length file.

Related (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in Privacy concerns cloud Aus marriage vote on 2017-08-21 22:52 (#2ZX32)

Offtopic (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in First World Encounter Teresian Mysticism and Interreligious Dialogue: Theravada Buddhism and Teresia on 2017-07-25 14:32 (#2XD11)

Downvoted as this is off topic.

Re: Per Capita (Score: 1)

by evilviper@pipedot.org in California bill will cut greenhouse emissions – from cows on 2017-07-18 15:56 (#2WS6P)

I don't think per capita consumption numbers are very relevant. The whole EU is behind the US in numbers of cattle:

http://beef2live.com/story-world-cattle-inventory-ranking-countries-0-106905

Per Capita (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in California bill will cut greenhouse emissions – from cows on 2017-07-17 18:34 (#2WPN1)

Per capita, the U.S. only ranks 16th in milk consumption. Finland is number 1. Are they working on this?

Fork it (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in GRSecurity goes full commercial, no more free testing patches, threatens programmer trying to port. on 2017-06-26 22:35 (#2V0MY)

From the looks of it this should have been forked some time ago

Why link to a personal blog (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward in Now, Google AI Can Beat Human Engineers on 2017-06-06 12:42 (#2S159)

Amit Malewar - some guy you know?
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