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Test of 16 Anti-Virus Products Says None Rates "Very Good"

Brainix The Barn Door (344 comments)

In Modern Operating Systems, Andy Tanenbaum put it best. I can't remember the exact quote, but it was something like:

Running anti-virus software is akin to locking the barn door after the prize horse has escaped.

more than 5 years ago

Google Takes On Amazon With Own E-Book Store

Brainix Re:amazon vs. Google (152 comments)

SIP is a fun feature, but I think it has the potential to be more. I agree, it's "nothing more" than simple collocations, but I'm not sure how that's a critique. In the end, all software boils down to simple assembly instructions, nonetheless the magic emerges.

For further commentary, see this blog post. SIP is just simple collocations, but that's exactly what makes it so appealing. It's moving indexing and search in a more semantic direction, but in a way that's reasonable to design and implement.

This is probably premature, but I've even heard some pundits compare SIP to PageRank.

more than 5 years ago

Encrypted Traffic No Longer Safe From Throttling

Brainix Re:This will backfire (268 comments)

The ISPs will continue down this path until it is no longer economically feasible to do so. And that day *is* coming. One day, it'll be more expensive to play these cat-and-mouse games than to just give away cheap bandwidth, disk space, etc.

more than 6 years ago



Brainix Brainix writes  |  more than 8 years ago

Brainix writes "Regarding Zune's wireless song-sharing capability, Steve Jobs said it's so slow that, in a romantic setting, by the time a song plays, "the girl's got up and left! You're much better off to take one of your [iPod?] earbuds out and put it in her ear. Then you're connected with about two feet of headphone cable."

It seems like Apple isn't worried about Zune."


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