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Microsoft's Security Products Will Block Adware By Default Starting On July 1

ClaraBow adware is malware (177 comments)

when it deceives the user into buying shady and often worthless products.

about two weeks ago
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UK Government Pays Microsoft £5.5M For Extended Support of Windows XP

ClaraBow Re:What linux will never be able to do (341 comments)

A bargain? I think it's rather expensive since Microsoft are just writing a few security patches as needed. Does it really cost 9 Million dollars to keep a very small team of programs writing patches for XP and Office 2003? Oh, and guess what? MS can sell the same patches to other companies that need XP supports! I believe this is going to be a big money maker for Microsoft.

about two weeks ago
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Transhumanist Children's Book Argues, "Death Is Wrong"

ClaraBow Re:Irresponsible or what? (334 comments)

I'd be more optimistic about this scenario, if we could at the very least stop killing ourselves over silly things like religion and oil. Only then would I be hopeful about a possible future with unlimited resources. We use a vast of our recourse to secure imaginary borders and fight or our imaginary God! No so hopeful :(

about a month ago
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Transhumanist Children's Book Argues, "Death Is Wrong"

ClaraBow Re:Irresponsible or what? (334 comments)

Sounds crazy, but that is exactly what would happen! Once we start running out of resources and space, we go into survival mode and revert to what ever it takes to survive -- if it means killing, so be it!

about a month ago
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Religion Is Good For Your Brain

ClaraBow Re:No surprise (529 comments)

-- This is very insightful; Mother Teresa doubted the existence of God on a regular basis, but she kept doing her charitable work faithfully until the day she died. It gave her piece of mind; isn't that what we all want?

about a month ago
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KDE Releases Calligra Suite 2.8

ClaraBow Re:It's an Openoffice-like thing (35 comments)

Why was it forked? What are the differences between KOffice and Calligra? Just curious to know if someone here has any insight.

about a month ago
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Firefox OS Will Become the Mobile OS To Beat

ClaraBow Re:Why? (205 comments)

I totally agree with you. Android runs very well on low spec hardware. Plus the low end phones of today were yesterday"s high-end!

about a month ago
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Apple To Unveil Its 'iOS In the Car' Project Next Week

ClaraBow Re:Apple maps... really... (198 comments)

Apple doesn't get it anymore. Five years ago they were cutting edge on trends (maybe not on actual tech). Now they are a little behind. The trend isn't looking good.

What trend are they behind? Just curious.

about a month and a half ago
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Apple's Messages Offers Free Texting With a Side of iPhone Lock-In

ClaraBow Re:Turn off iMessages ? (179 comments)

My daughter had an older phone with an unlimited texting plan and 5 cents a minute talk plan for 15$ a month from T-mobile. I just gave her my old iPhone and put the SIM card in the iPhone and it worked. Most teen hardly talk on the phone these days. Not sure if T-Mobile still offers this plan.

about a month and a half ago
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Apple's Messages Offers Free Texting With a Side of iPhone Lock-In

ClaraBow Re:Turn off iMessages ? (179 comments)

It does work for me. I can switch between iMessage and text messages without a problem. My daughter has an iPhone without a data plan, and I can send her iMessages when she is connected to Wifi and when she is not, I simply turn off iMessage on my phone and send her plain texts and it works.

about a month and a half ago
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Apple's Messages Offers Free Texting With a Side of iPhone Lock-In

ClaraBow Turn off iMessages ? (179 comments)

You can just turn of iMessages and the conversation reverts to plain text messages. It has always worked for me.

about a month and a half ago
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Can Wolfram Alpha Tell Which Team Will Win the Super Bowl?

ClaraBow Re:No (126 comments)

Funny!

about 2 months ago
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Should Everybody Learn To Code?

ClaraBow Re:Should Everybody Learn Calculus? (387 comments)

I agree, but it does teach logic, problem solving, and critical thinking. It will also teaches students to use a set of steps to solve a problem. Kids are not being taught a lot of these types of skills in school today. Most kids are taught Algebra and never use it -- but that's not the point. The underlying problem-sovling skills are what matters.

about 2 months ago
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Former CIA/NSA Head: NSA Is "Infinitely" Weaker As a Result of Snowden's Leaks

ClaraBow Chain of Command (572 comments)

If Snowden would have voiced his concerns to his immediate supervisors, he would have been silenced immediately.

about 4 months ago
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How a MacBook Camera Can Spy Without Lighting Up

ClaraBow Firmware (371 comments)

Surely firmware can not be updated/modified without user knowledge, am I wrong?

about 3 months ago
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Dell's New Sputnik 3 Mates Touchscreen With Ubuntu

ClaraBow Re:Why do you find it interesting? (166 comments)

It's a high-end, slick laptop with Linux preinstalled. In the past, Dell has focused on low-end Linux offerings. So it is very interesting -- this could be the beginning of a new trend if Dell can sell enough of them.

about 5 months ago
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GOCE Satellite Is Falling To Earth But Nobody Knows Where It Will Land

ClaraBow The tracking website is down... (122 comments)

I"m sleeping in the basement tonight!

about 5 months ago
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Intel's Wine-Powered Microprocessor

ClaraBow Re:this is exactly what we needed! (126 comments)

Yeah, they just leap frogged ARM! This will be the year of Intel powered phones! ; )

about 7 months ago
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Study: Our 3D Universe Could Have Originated From a 4D Black Hole

ClaraBow Re:Sorry (337 comments)

4D chocolate covered turtles!

about 7 months ago

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Real-world usage again shows iOS far ahead of Android, other rivals Read more

ClaraBow ClaraBow writes  |  about 5 months ago

ClaraBow (212734) writes "Yet another real-world usage statistic has surfaced showing that users with iOS devices are far more engaged with them than those of any other platform. Among Black Friday buyers who used mobile devices to shop online, 82 percent were on the iOS platform doing so, with the remaining 18 percent using Android. Using mobile devices to shop on Black Friday was up 9.8 percent overall from last year, with mobile devices accounting for 38 percent of all Black Friday shopping traffic and 21 percent of online sales.

Read more: http://www.electronista.com/articles/13/11/29/real.world.usage.again.shows.ios.far.ahead.of.android.other.rivals/#ixzz2m8Nkrzio"

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Dell's Sputnik 3 touchscreen laptop has Ubuntu Linux

ClaraBow ClaraBow writes  |  about 5 months ago

ClaraBow (212734) writes "I find it interesting that Dell has started selling a thin and light touchscreen laptop called the XPS 13 Developer Edition, which will have Ubuntu Linux OS and Intel’s fourth-generation Core processors, code-named Haswell.

The laptop, code-named Sputnik, has a 13.3-inch touchscreen and will run on Ubuntu 12.04 OS. It is priced starting at $1,250 and is available in the U.S."

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A Halloween treat for Linux and Mac users: CrossOver is free today

ClaraBow ClaraBow writes  |  about a year and a half ago

ClaraBow (212734) writes "This Halloween is Linux and Mac users' lucky day, because just for today, CodeWeavers is giving out its CrossOver product for free. Normally, CrossOver is priced at $59.95 with 12 months of email support and upgrades and one free phone support incident."
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Iphone Captures Top Smartphone Spot in the Enterpr

ClaraBow ClaraBow writes  |  more than 2 years ago

ClaraBow (212734) writes "According to Market Watch.com, the Iphone has surpassed Blackberry phones in the interprise. It seems, the iPhone now has 45 percent of the business smartphone market, while the BlackBerry holds just 32 percent."
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Opera Mini makes it to the iphone/iPad

ClaraBow ClaraBow writes  |  about 4 years ago

ClaraBow (212734) writes "Opera Mini makes it to Apple's App Store. Macworld reports that Apple approved an iPhone version of Opera's Mini Browser. Opera announcement that it had submitted the browser to Apple for approval on March 23 was, unsurprisingly, met with a fair amount of skepticism; in a bit of App Store mockery, the company even set up a web page to keep track of the amount of time during which the app had been in the approval process. The final tally: a little less than three weeks. Many industry observes doubted that the browser would be approved by Apple as it has rejected similar Apps on the grounds that it duplicated iphone functionality. Most Slashdot readers, myself included, strongly believe that it never would be approved, but we were wrong! Maybe this will open up the possibility that Firefox mobile will make to the iphone — one can only dream!"
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Google Maybe sued over Nexus One

ClaraBow ClaraBow writes  |  more than 4 years ago

ClaraBow (212734) writes "Google could be sued by the family of author Philip K Dick, the man behind the book Do Android's Dream of Electric Sheep, which Blade Runner was based. At the moment the family wants to have talks with Google about a possible settle , I venture to guess. It will be interesting to see how this pans out! It does seem as if the Nexus One alludes to the more advanced Nexus 6 Android in the book as if it is a direct decedent of the later models. It will be Interesting to see if Google eludes a lawsuit."
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Google, Apple, Microsoft sued over file preview

ClaraBow ClaraBow writes  |  more than 5 years ago

ClaraBow (212734) writes "According to MacWord A small Indiana company has sued tech heavyweights Microsoft, Apple, and Google, claiming that it holds the patent on a common file preview feature used by browsers and operating systems to show users small snapshots of the files before they are opened. The article states that Cygnus applied for its patent (# 7346850) in 2001. It covers a "System and method for iconic software environment management" and was granted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in March of this year."
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Multi-touch video iPods to arrive in August - repo

ClaraBow ClaraBow writes  |  more than 6 years ago

ClaraBow writes "AppleInsider reports that according to DigiTimes "Apple is preparing to launch a next-generation video iPod in August that features a touch-screen panel similar to the iPhone." AppleInsider reports that, "During a private meeting last month, Apple's traditionally tigh-lipped chief executive Steve Jobs all but broke the silence on the future of the video iPod. Speaking to employees at the Apple Town Hall, he said a division of the company was hard at work on next-generation iPods that, like iPhone, would run an embedded version of the Mac OS X operating system." It will be interesting to see if this pans out and most importantly what form factor the devices will take. I'm thinking an iphone look and feel without the "phone""
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ClaraBow ClaraBow writes  |  more than 6 years ago

ClaraBow writes "Apple reports that it took Apple just two days to reach 1 million downloads of its newest Safari Web browser for Windows. If these downloads manifested into regular Safari users, then we just might have a third major browser on the Windows platform. If safari can obtain a 10% market share on Windows, then it would further weaken IE's position and give standards based browser more leverage with developer. It isn't good having any one company controlling the way the web works."
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