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The Shrinking Giant Red Spot of Jupiter

CSHARP123 Re:Monolith! (160 comments)

What are you going to do with it? It is dark as hell you know. Not much sunlight

about 7 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Defines Good Developer Culture?

CSHARP123 It depends... (239 comments)

For me, everything is developed in-house, does not care if project is delayed, manger encourages rewrite of the entire project when a newer version of the tool is released and lastly but not least they pay developers boat load of money and do not have to work more than 8 hours and don't have to support if it fails in the production.

more than 2 years ago
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Can Microsoft Afford To Lose With Windows 8?

CSHARP123 Windows Vista Revisits... (630 comments)

I have installed the consumer preview. I cannot stand the Metro interface with Mouse and Keyboard. My colleague has it on a tablet and it seems to work fine with fingers. This is similar to Vista when all the tech bloggers had bad reviews on it and still MS made billions on it. Same thing happens, by Windows 9, they will have users adopted to this UI or tweaked it like they did in Windows7.

more than 2 years ago
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Speech-Jamming Gun Silences From 30 Meters

CSHARP123 Don't speech Jam me Bro... (370 comments)

Does anybody know how to scream in sign language?

more than 2 years ago
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Speech-Jamming Gun Silences From 30 Meters

CSHARP123 Keep it on all the time (370 comments)

Keep it on all the time in all places. That way you don't have to fear free speech. On the paper Big brother can easily say, we have best free speech law in the world, but in reality we use this neat little gadget that make sure that no one else other big brother is speaking. How innovative?

more than 2 years ago
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Microsoft Launches Windows 8 Consumer Preview

CSHARP123 Re:My desktop is not a tablet. (500 comments)

According to Zdnet this registy entry do not work in the current version.

more than 2 years ago
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Microsoft Launches Windows 8 Consumer Preview

CSHARP123 Re:Lovely and Intuitive? (500 comments)

I am not sure what you mean by decent amount of text. If you meant, dos prompt you don't need a 24" monitor either. They demoed the thing on a 80" touchscreen. Engadget has photo of it. Also in the consumer preview they have added more keyboard shortcuts. According to some who has tested the consumer preview, Windows 8 has more keyboard shortcuts than previous versions of Windows. From what I see, they removed the start menu and made a huge set of tiles that launches the application.

more than 2 years ago
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Microsoft Launches Windows 8 Consumer Preview

CSHARP123 Re:Disable metro? (500 comments)

Then use Windows 7. Why do you want to upgrade if you want to turn off the metro interface

more than 2 years ago
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Eric Schmidt Doesn't Think Android Is Fragmented

CSHARP123 What else would he say? (431 comments)

This is the guy who said "If you have something you dont want anyone to know then you shouldn't be doing" and this is the guy who said not use G+ if you don't want to share real name. He is the chairman of the company, he will try to put positive spin on negatives of their product. The only thing I hope is he just shut up

more than 2 years ago
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Google Tweaks Algorithm As Concern Over Bing Grows

CSHARP123 Always welcome the competition (397 comments)

It is always a win to the end user. Google would not have made any adjustments if there is no proper competition in the area. Look at MS how it turned out on Browser business. Even though I use google by default. Thanks to MS and Bing

more than 3 years ago
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CMU Researchers Create Multitouch Surface Anywhere

CSHARP123 Re:Oh where is Steve Jobs? :( (81 comments)

He is Dead. Didn't you read the news? Where you've been? Living under the rocks.

more than 3 years ago
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RMS: 'Is Android Really Free Software?'

CSHARP123 Re:RMS? Who cares? (433 comments)

He is one of the founders of the Open source movement. Just because he called on your beloved company google for their pissing on Open source and its philosophy doesn't mean some of the techies do not care. May be as others have noted, main stream people may not care. Being in the tech world I guess if you belive in OSS you ought to care.

more than 3 years ago
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Windows 8 To Feature 'Fast Startup Mode'

CSHARP123 Re:will they have a real reboot (287 comments)

They do have "Real reboot" option similar to Windows 7 cold boot using the UI or you can also do so from the command prompt shutdown /s /full / t 0 to effect an immediate full shutdown.

more than 3 years ago
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After Firing CEO, Yahoo Puts Itself Up For Sale

CSHARP123 Re:On /. by the end of the day (264 comments)

What would MS gain by buying Yahoo? They are already serving bing search results. It made sense at that time. Now I don't see much gain for MS from this buy other than for the asian assests that Yahoo may have (Alibaba investment)

more than 3 years ago
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Samsung and VMWare Bringing Virtualization to Android

CSHARP123 Battery life sucks (135 comments)

Battery life sucks on Android phones. I say work on battery improvements. I hope with Moto in the basket, Google provides a better experience with Android phones than Samsungs and HTCs.

more than 3 years ago
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Google To Acquire Motorola Mobility For $12.5 Bill

CSHARP123 Every Mobile OS Manufacturer now has OS associated (578 comments)

Moto - Andorid, Sammy - Bada, HP - WebOS Nokia - WP7( I think MS may Buy Nokia), Apple - IOS BB - BB OS This is going to be interesting. What happens to companies like HTC and like who do not have any OS that is closely associated with them? Also the way BB is going. It could be a major acquisition target. Will HTC go for it. or will MS consume it for the sake of getting some more patents

more than 3 years ago

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Senior Google Executives knew about Illicit Pharma

CSHARP123 CSHARP123 writes  |  more than 2 years ago

CSHARP123 (904951) writes "More information related to Illicit Phrama ads that cost Google about $500 million was revealed by WSJ earlier today. According to the article, even Larry Page knew about the illicit operations and did not put an end to it. Federal officials approached Google with evidence of its employees' wrongdoing in mid-2009. After two years of negotiation, Google agreed to pay $500 million to settle the allegations and ward off criminal charges against the company"
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DOJ Investigates Google, Apple, and others in Info

CSHARP123 CSHARP123 writes  |  more than 2 years ago

CSHARP123 (904951) writes "The Department of Justice launched an investigation into the "No Poaching" agreement between Apple and Google in 2010, but details of the case were only made public for the first time yesterday. TechCrunch was the first to sift through the documents, and has uncovered some ostensibly incriminating evidence against not only Google and Apple, but Pixar, Lucasfilm, Adobe, Intel, and Intuit, as well. According to the filings from the US District Court for the Northern District of California in San Jose, these companies did indeed enter "no poach" agreements with each other, and agreed to refrain soliciting employees. The documents also indicate that they collectively sought to limit their employees' power to negotiate for higher salaries."
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Microsoft and Nokia mulling to bid on RIM jointly

CSHARP123 CSHARP123 writes  |  more than 2 years ago

CSHARP123 (904951) writes "WSJ's anonymous sources indicates that MS and Nokia casually considered to bid on Research in Motion Ltd (RIM). The talks outcome is not clear. The Journal suggests that this wasn't anything more than a simple idea that came up at one of the regular meetings between senior executives from all three companies — perhaps it could have even been just a casual talk—but one wonders how does Microsoft and Nokia executives think to profit on this take over. May be RIM provides a good backdoor entry for MS in the enterprise space for its Windows Phone 7. Recently, Amazon was also considering to bid on RIM. It is interesting to see who will gobble up RIM."
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Free Software Foundation urges boycott of Windows

CSHARP123 CSHARP123 writes  |  more than 3 years ago

CSHARP123 (904951) writes "The Free Software Foundation (FSF) is warning users to “stand up” for their freedom to install free software as Microsoft prepares its Secure Boot feature of Windows 8.
Previously Mathew Garrett a Redhat employee speculated about how OEMs can restrict linux installations. Microsoft cleared up the confusion. But now the FSF is organizing a petition-signing campaign over the use Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) as a replacement for the conventional PC BIOS.
People like Ross Anderson, Professor of Security Engineering at the University of Cambridge Computing Laboratory also writes in his blog about the increased lock-in if this succeedes."

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Microsoft pays money to Samsung and Nokia for Mang

CSHARP123 CSHARP123 writes  |  more than 3 years ago

CSHARP123 (904951) writes "Ballmer opened up the company's coffers to Nokia and Samsung for a holiday blitz of Mango marketing. Hold onto your hats though, it's no carte blanche access to Redmond's Gringotts. According to a report on Mobile Magazine, inside sources claim MS has set aside £28 million (about $44 million) for the endeavor, with about £20 million of that reserved for Nokia's first Windows Phone 7.5 handset. This joint marketing effort is reportedly a broader extension of the cooperative agreements all parties agreed to, ensuring future WP devices get the media saturation they deserve. Samsung is also due to unveil a major Christmas ad push for the Omnia W with an estimated £8m spend.
May be this is what Samsung gets for making a deal on Patents to cover Android OS? Not a bad deal for Samsung"

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Microsoft thinks IE9 blocks more malware then Chro

CSHARP123 CSHARP123 writes  |  more than 3 years ago

CSHARP123 (904951) writes "In a move that’s sure to raise some eyebrows, Microsoft today debuted a new web site designed to raise awareness of security issues in web browsers.

When you visit the site, called Your Browser Matters, it allows you to see a score for the browser you’re using. Only IE, Chrome, or Firefox are included—other browsers are excluded. Not surprisingly, Microsoft’s latest release, Internet Explorer 9, gets a perfect 4 out of 4. Latest versions of Chrome or Firefox do not even come close to the score of 4.
Even though the web site makes it easy for users to upgrade to latest version of their choice of browser, Roger Capriotti hopes people to choose IE9 as it blocks more malware compared to Chrome or Firefox."

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Microsoft clears up Linux confusion over Windows 8

CSHARP123 CSHARP123 writes  |  more than 3 years ago

CSHARP123 (904951) writes "Redhat employee Matthew Garrett speculated that OEM machines that ship with copies of Windows 8 may lock out support for Linux installations. Garrett highlighted Microsoft’s new Secure Build OEM requirements for Windows 8 systems. Microsoft chose to directly respond to confusion surrounding its Windows 8 Secure Boot feature on Thursday.

Tony Mangefeste on Microsoft’s Ecosystem team revealed that Microsoft is working closely with its OEM partners to improve the security experience of Windows. “Microsoft supports OEMs having the flexibility to decide who manages security certificates and how to allow customers to import and manage those certificates, and manage secured boot,” says Mangefeste. ”We believe it is important to support this flexibility to the OEMs and to allow our customers to decide how they want to manage their systems.” Mangefeste believes the customer is ultimately in control of their PC. “Microsoft’s philosophy is to provide customers with the best experience first, and allow them to make decisions themselves. We work with our OEM ecosystem to provide customers with this flexibility.”"

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Internet Explorer 9 and 10 now fully pass Acid3 te

CSHARP123 CSHARP123 writes  |  more than 3 years ago

CSHARP123 (904951) writes "Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 9 and 10 browsers both pass the infamous Acid3 test thanks to changes by its authors. Google employee Ian Hickson and Opera employee Håkon Wium Lie both announced changes to the Acid3 test on Saturday. The changes will allow more browsers to pass the test and focus on allowing the specs to change according to what’s best for the web. ”As the Web matures, we have made a concerted effort to improve the precision of Web technology specifications,” said Hickson. More information on changes can be found at https://plus.google.com/107429617152575897589/posts/JdHnqpuUER4#107429617152575897589/posts/JdHnqpuUER4"
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Windows to feature "Fast startup mode"

CSHARP123 CSHARP123 writes  |  more than 3 years ago

CSHARP123 (904951) writes "The feature is a hybrid between start from cold boot and waking up from a hibernated state. This feature is called fast startup mode. More information on Buidling Windows 8 blog from Gabe Aul, director of program management in Windows. There is video as well on the blog which shows windows starting up in less than 10 seconds."
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Microsoft Releases Final IE9 Platform Preview

CSHARP123 CSHARP123 writes  |  more than 4 years ago

CSHARP123 (904951) writes "MS releases final IE9 preview and if the 8 week schedule is kept we can expect beta in September. With this release, IE 9 Preview gets 95 in Acid 3 tests and is surpassing Safari 5 in Webkit Sunspider microbenchmark. The latest preview version also integrates its Chakra Javascript engine natively inside the browser. Chrome and Opera are the only two browsers ahead of IE 9 preview in JavaScript Benchmarks. IE blog also recommends developers to send the same standards-based markup your site sends other browsers. Here is ZDNet version of the article."
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Indian Currency Gets a Symbol

CSHARP123 CSHARP123 writes  |  more than 4 years ago

CSHARP123 (904951) writes "The Indian rupee will now have its own symbol, joining the club of other international currencies namely, the U.S. dollar, British pound sterling, euro and Japanese yen. The new Indian rupee symbol, selected from among five shortlisted symbols, has been designed by an IIT post-graduate Udaya Kumar. The symbol is a cross between the Roman letter R and its Sanskrit equivalent.
Thus far, the Indian rupee has been denoted by 'Rs' or 'Re' and the same abbreviations are used by countries like Pakistan, Nepal and Sri Lanka , all of whose unit of currency is rupee."

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Cave yields world's oldest leather shoe

CSHARP123 CSHARP123 writes  |  more than 4 years ago

CSHARP123 (904951) writes "The 5,500-year-old one-piece shoe antedates Stonehenge by a millennium and precedes every loafer, mukluk, wader, clog, bootee, stiletto, wingtip, mule, Oxford and cross trainer anyone has ever seen, according to Ron Pinhasi, a lecturer in prehistoric archaeology at University College Cork in Ireland. The right-footed, undecorated shoe — today it would be a size 5 — probably belonged to a woman, but we cannot be certain; it could be a man with small feet. More info can be cound here"
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Microsoft Open Sources U-Prove Identity Framework

CSHARP123 CSHARP123 writes  |  more than 4 years ago

CSHARP123 (904951) writes "An estimated 222 million records were exposed in 2009 in a wide range of data breaches. Many occurred in banking and government systems (systems which arguably do need to retain a significant amount of personal data), but more than half were disclosures by businesses, many of whom only retain private information because current technology gives them no choice. If convenience features like automatic "click once"-style payments are to be offered by these companies, they have to retain information about my name, address, credit cards, and so on.
The U-Prove system is designed to be a solution to this problem. It was put together by respected cryptography researcher Dr Stefan Brands. He created a company to develop and market U-Prove, Credentica, which was bought by Microsoft in March 2008. With U-Prove, identity information can be used securely, and private data can be safely shared to those parties that need it, without leaking more information than is required. Here is the link to Microsoft's announcement"

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Microsoft will debut Windows Mobile 7 at MWC

CSHARP123 CSHARP123 writes  |  more than 4 years ago

CSHARP123 (904951) writes "Business Week is reporting, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer may give the world a sneak peek at Windows Mobile 7 next week during a press conference at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Ballmer is scheduled to meet with reporters at 9 a.m. Eastern Time on Monday to discuss Windows phones, according to a Microsoft statement.
Here is the link for Ballmer hosting Windows Phone Conference"

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Windows Mobile 7 delayed again

CSHARP123 CSHARP123 writes  |  more than 4 years ago

CSHARP123 (904951) writes "Windows Mobile 7 may have been quietly pushed back to 2011, talks with partners may have revealed on Sunday. Representatives from Microsoft, as well as partners like HTC and NVIDIA, reportedly don't expect to see the new phone OS until Mobile World Congress next year. It's unknown what the alleged delay might be from the commonly accepted schedule, which would have Microsoft show the OS at this year's MWC and ship it before the end of 2010."
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