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stupbi commented on 03 Aug 2007
I've been sceptical about cyndicate at first. Why another RSS reader? Even a paid one? I tried it and found one feature there is only to find in one other RSS reader which is postino. It's the ability to read the news instantly when choosing an article - not just switch to an preview and no more need to open the news in tabs or even the browser. Up to now netnewswire, vienna etc. lacks this specific feature. Besides cyndicate is fast, faster then postino, same as fast as netnewswire or vienna.

I hope the account for former pulpfiction user will be encouraging.
[Version 1.0.1]

stupbi commented on 03 Aug 2007
Having a look at the Security_Install_Key Apple Script inside the Install_Security_Key.dmg file the script installs three files:

- com.electriceelprod.securitykeycheck.plist inside /System/Library/LaunchDaemons
- Security_Key_Check (probably a unix executable) inside /usr/bin/
- .accessfile (on the USB Stick you choose to use)

It renames the stick to "Security_Key" at least, might even reformat it before doing so - a backup of your stick might be in order before installing.

The LaunchDeamon seems to be the core, triggering the unix executable) inside /usr/bin/ which then seems to check and validate the .accessfile on your usb stick.

Although this is just what I can tell from looking at the apple script file. A confirmation from the developer would be useful since I can't look at the unix executable. It might do a lot of other things.
[Version 1.0]

stupbi commented on 03 Aug 2007
This surely looks very very close to the past rss reader pulpfiction. In Fact it uses almost every icon and design pulpfiction used - except the app icon itself (see comment below). I wonder if cyndicate will accept my pulpfiction license key. I also wonder if cyndicate will offer the style sheets that where once available for pulpfiction. There was one which made the website load direct inside the preview window instead inside the default browser app. Anyway there sould be a statement concerning the former pulpfiction users.
[Version 1.0.1]

stupbi commented on 03 Aug 2007
I don't think joselu is being sarcastic. I myself find this idea just great. Although I won't install this thing unless I knew exactly what it is doing and installing on my system, how to remove it in case I lost the stick and backup or even get a website by the developer to look at. Just installing something like this right away without specific information would to much be a security risk - even (or especially) on mac - since there is no way to get a root kit on a mac without user interaction so far.
[Version 1.0]

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