Should Facebook 'Likes' Count As Commercial Endorsements?
Or maybe "like" is an term with no formal meaning here and I'm just "liking" page because that's what we call "bookmarks" on this particular website. Or "favorites", or "starred", or whatever. I might even be "liking" the page because I want to remember what a bunch of douchebags the associated outfit have been to me or my family in the past and want to keep an eye on their marketing babble so that I can warn friends/family not to be caught out by it.
When I "favorite" a website in Internet Explorer, nobody thinks it implies I commercially endorse whatever organization's page it was. Why should a "like" infer that.
Of course in practice I firewall Facebook at the router.
How Google Street View Keeps an Eye on Things Where There Are No Streets (Video)
I googled a definition of "lightweighted". It isn't a word.
The Bronies Get Their Own Charity
Bring back the 1-April-2006 Slashdot theme to celebrate.
Critic Cites Revenge of the Sith As "Generation's Greatest Work of Art"
Entire Star Wars section added solely to gain publicity for the rest of the work.
SJVN Tells How Reporting on Linux Has Changed in the Last 10 Years (Video)
Amen to that.
Should there not be a "Video Content" topic flag and a corresponding filter option?
Users Spend More Time On Myspace Than Google+
That can't be right. I used to use MySpace and it used to break all the time!
Mozilla Partners Up With LG To Combat Apple and Google
Could be time to switch back for the same reasons.
Google Deal Allegedly Lets UMG Wipe YouTube Videos It Doesn't Own
It's not longer "do not evil", it's "let someone else do the evil for us!"
Why We Need More Programming Languages
Easier != Better
The Futility of Developer Productivity Metrics
Can any automated tool measure these kinds of best practices?
No. The - for the sake of politeness, let's call them "people" - who invested time and effort into devising these schemes have actually built a complete chain of negative productivity by doing so. Remarkable.
A Digital Direct Democracy For the Modern Age
I hear being a card-carrying Lunar Republican will get you on the No Fly list.
British Police Accused of Stealing Software
Hehe, yeah. TBH I doubt they'll even be able to try that particular blag since TFA says that West Yorkshire Police are now actually selling their own forensic tool based on the allegedly stolen information.
Honestly, this should make you chuckle and smile and say "Wow!"
"Why" might be in there somewhere but if it's your first port of call, you're a lost cause - hand in your geek card.
Microsoft 'Ribbonizes' Windows 8 File Manager
The Ribbon is an abomination.
However, interesting little suggestion in TFA is that there is a "quick access toolbar" which basically looks... like an Explorer toolbar. You can customize anything onto it you like. And you can minimize the Ribbon, folding down into something that looks... like a menu.
So, it /may/ be survivable.
Mozilla To Remove User-Facing Firefox Version Numbers
I agree that's the sensible sounding advice I've given many times over the years.
However, Mozilla removed the menu.
"Help" is no longer something clearly visible along a familiar menu bar. It's now an entry in the second column of a panel that comes pops down from the orange part of what many users will assume to simply be the title bar - not something interactive.
"Go to the orange Firefox button" you'll have to say, then "find help". I don't even know how to get to "About" any more in default Firefox and I've customized my interface back to what it used to look like, so I can no longer find out.
Mozilla Firefox 6 Released Ahead of Schedule
Unfortunately six of the plugins I rely on (yes, those plugins that are supposedly the #1 reason to use Firefox over less customizable browsers) don't yet even support Firefox 5. Everytime that "update Firefox" box comes up, I check, find six plugins outstanding, and back out of it.
Update too fast and you will leave users behind.
Spotify Sued For Patent Infringement
Of course, not necessarily but if you want to trade high technology in the US, you obviously have to do a thorough cost:benefit analysis.
Benefit of US custom - Drain of constant legal battles over the fact you used a linked list, put files in a tree structure, let a portable device communicate with something, had a rectangle with a round corner... and so on.
Spotify Sued For Patent Infringement
Arms race is exactly it. Recall that interview with Peter Chou from HTC a week ago or so where - over the bust-up with Apple he notes HTC's purchase of S3 and acquisition of some 200-odd patents. He's clearly disappointed to have to play this retarded game just to participate in the US market but nonetheless the way he characterises that acquisition sounded, to me, exactly as if he was counting up rounds of ammunition.
"We have over 200 pate^H^H^H^H warheads. Do you feel lucky?"
Better Copyright Through Fair Use and Ponies
April 1st 2006 was the high-point of Slashdot's history.
LulzSec Debunks UK Census Hack
It's what they make rainbows out of, I believe. It's apparently very spicy.
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