CannonballHead writes "Australian online retailer Kogan.com has begun adding a tax to orders placed using Internet Explorer 7. Apparently, IE 7 users represent about 3% of the Kogan.com's customer base, but his IT team had to make many changes only to make things display properly on IE 7. ""I was constantly on the line to my web team. The amount of work and effort involved in making our website look normal on IE7 equalled the combined time of designing for Chrome, Safari and Firefox," Mr. Kogan said."" Link to Original Source top
CannonballHead writes "It looks like Microsoft is taking Skype on Android somewhat seriously; there are three vacancies for Android development related jobs at the Palo Alto office alone." Link to Original Source top
CannonballHead writes "A laser-weapon equipped 747 has successfully shot down a liquid-fueled ballistic missile. Also covered at a variety of places, including Engadget. Not quite a laser-equipped shark, but I'd take a laser-equipped 747 instead, if I had to." Link to Original Source top
CannonballHead writes "Contrary to previous reports, ComputerWorld reports that Apple has indeed broken Atom support with the 10.6.2 Snow Leopard release. PC World reports that the release "addresses over 100 general fixes, 43 being security related." The update also addresses the home-folder bug." Link to Original Source top
CannonballHead writes "Hulu is requesting that Boxee stop making Hulu's videos available, according to a statement posted to Boxee's blog. Hulu stated that the problem is with their own content providers. "Our content providers requested that we turn off access to our content via the Boxee product," Hulu wrote. "We are respecting their wishes."
Avner Ronen, CEO of Boxee, has stated that he is disappointed and that he hopes "that they will realize the opportunity is greater than the threat."" Link to Original Source top
CannonballHead writes "Apple is filing a patent, apparently because they are scared of Palm's upcoming smartphone, Pre. "The announcement of Palm's new smartphone (dubbed Pre) has clearly sent shivers down Apple's spine [...] Armed with the 358 page iPhone patent awarded last week, Timothy Cook who runs Apple in Jobs' absence has now threatened Palm with legal action."" Link to Original Source top
Details are sketchy as of this point, but strategically, it is designed to mitigate the number of users who are putting off buying a new computer, because they would rather go directly to Windows 7 from XP, rather than deal with Vista.
The brief article also mentions that although it is only a rumor, "TechArp does claim to have seen a copy of a letter Microsoft sent out to its OEM partners."" Link to Original Source
CannonballHead writes "I use RedHat and SuSE Linux at work, as well as HP-UX, AIX, and Solaris. I'm fine with Linux, which I've used fairly extensively, but AIX/HP-UX/Solaris can still be a challenge. Is there any resource out there that compares the four systems and is geared towards a Linux user? A simple example would be where filesystem information is kept; it would be nice to be able to look up/etc/fstab in a resource and find the HP-UX, AIX, and Solaris equivalents." top
Apparently, there are fears about the smashing of two gold atoms together, fears about it creating strange particles that will engulf the entire earth, or creating a black hole that will suck the entire earth into itself in a few minutes. I knew money was powerful, but I didn't know gold was that influential."