Nasty Business: How To Drain Competitors' Google AdWords Budgets
Adblock has element hiding, so if the web designer makes a <div class="adbox"> or something, that's really easy to override the CSS on to make it invisible.
Steve Wozniak Endorses Lessig's Mayday Super PAC
"Cast it into the fire! Destroy it!"
And he kept the corrupt political system of big money. It should have ended that day, but evil was allowed to endure. There's no strength left in the world of Men. They're scattered, divided, leaderless.
After the Belfast Project Fiasco, Time For Another Look At Time Capsule Crypto?
If you can't have space, you can have international ping times. Generate keys, deploy one in one place, one in the other, and keep bouncing messages off of each other.
OpenPandora Design Files Released
Why not release it allowing commercial use, and let anyone manufacture it? Availability problems have always been a huge problem for the OpenPandora team.
Why You Shouldn't Use Spreadsheets For Important Work
Spreadsheets tend to mess with strings that look somewhat like a date, it will automatically convert it to a date when it sees things like that. You need to be really careful about spreadsheets automatically reformatting your data, make sure you properly indicate whether a field is Text or not.
American Judge Claims Jurisdiction Over Data Stored In Other Countries
Stung By File-Encrypting Malware, Researchers Fight Back
Okay, stupid question time...
If someone took a disk image during the time when the virus was in the process of encrypting files, would it be possible to find the key in the paging file?
Final Fantasy XIV Failed Due To Overly Detailed Flowerpots
So how did this game compare with Final Hallway 13?
Ask Slashdot: Reviewing 3rd Party Libraries?
This is not a security analyzer, but ILSpy is the .NET decompiler that I currently use. Red Gate .NET Reflector went commercial only, so this is what's left.
FLOSS Codecs Emerge Victorious In Wikimedia Vote
Mobile devices have efficient hardware support for codecs like H.264, and using something else takes a toll on battery life.
Mozilla To Show Sponsored Links To First-Time Firefox Users
Firefox has jumped the shark.
Eclipse Foundation Celebrates 10 Years
You must be exaggerating, since GW-BASIC required you to manually type in line numbers, just like on an Apple II. Eclipse may be bloated and sluggish, but at least you don't need to type in line numbers.
Ask Slashdot: Are AdBlock's Days Numbered?
But in practice, they're not. Ads are distinguishable from the content, and that's why Adblock works.
Eye Tracking Coming To Video Games
Sometimes, you need to look at one thing and type into another, and that would just get in the way.
Asm.js Gets Faster
How about making the Canvas tag not suck?
IDC: PC Shipments Decline Worse Than Forecasted, No Recovery Expected
I'm still happy with my Core 2 duo machine, and don't have a dire need for anything newer.
Mozilla's 2012 Annual Report: 90% of Revenue Came From Google
A member of the x264 team really doesn't like WebP because its quality isn't good enough.
Ars Checks Out CyanogenMod's New Installer
Has Netcraft confirmed it?
Ask Slashdot: Easy, Open Source Desktop-Sharing Software?
I use a custom build of the old version of PcHelpware, from the creators of UltraVnc. Not the new version, but the old version. The old version of PcHelpware lets me pick the port number, so I can get through restrictive firewalls that only allow well-known port numbers.
However, it's still a bit buggy on Vista/Windows 7, specifically, it crashes whenever a UAC prompt appears. I made a workaround for this, I replaced the main EXE with a stub version that disables UAC when you run it, and reenables UAC after it exits. I also got rid of the Login and Password prompt, because it's completely nonsensical and worthless.
When you want to support a PC, you just tell someone to download the EXE from your website, and run it. And guide them through the process of adding it to Norton's or Mcafee's exclusion list, reassuring Internet Explorer that it's okay to open EXE files, etc.
Google Testing Banner Ads On Select Search Results
Element hiding helper for Adblock Plus helps against the first party ads, since it hides elements on the pages, making the ads never appear or load. Of course, it's much easier to use when the ads say <div id="ad">.
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