Mark Cuban: Facebook Is Driving Away Brands — Starting With Mine
1,000,000 users / $3000 = $0.003 per user
1,000,000 users / $3,000 = 333.333333333 users per dollar.
$3,000 / 1,000,000 users = $0.003 per user :-D
EXT4 Data Corruption Bug Hits Linux Kernel
If God forks the Universe every time you roll a die, he'd better have a damned good memory.
Nah, He only needs the latest SHA1 for each roll outcome commit as that'll point up the GIT tree :-D
Mozilla Details How Old Plugins Will Be Blocked In Firefox 17
One of my friend (real ones) likes to call anyone she 'meets' online through social networking as 'imaginary friends' And me personally I RARELY every use facebook. I log in maybe once every few months to clean out crap that collects and move on.. And the only time I use twitter is to promote the next Humble Bundle that unleashed new linux and mac ports in.
Firefox 16 Released: More HTML5 Support
Google has a whole blog dedicated to pumping announcements about chrome releases. What are seeing here is some noisy slashdot users who feel the need to pump slashdot full of news about the next silent update in firefox.. (oh and there is the whole huge buzz about the lasts PATCH level for Chrome today). In reality both Google and Mozilla are all about creating stir around their releases.. And the stir is mostly focused around "here's the cool new standards we are supporting for you developers". Then there's Microsoft creating the anti-climactic stir around internet explorer 10, that is only available to a small percentage of the population. And then underwhelms and you have to wait a LONG while to see the next version.
Firefox 16 Released: More HTML5 Support
I'm waiting for Firefox 42.0 -- that should be here, what, next spring give the proclivity to versionNumber++ so often...
You do realize Google Chrome is at version 22.0?
The Open Source Technology Behind Twitter
And how many people honestly have their twitter feed sent to their phone via SMS?
Secret Security Questions Are a Joke
When you fill out the "form" to define the security questions, Don't put the correct answers in.. purposely put a false answer, obviously one that only you know.. My dad makes up a "youngest son" to put in those security questions so there is no way someone can "scour" social network sites to find the answers.
HTML5 Splits Into Two Standards
This was mentioned over a year ago that this was happening? (January 2011 ! )
Scientists Work Towards Naturally Caffeine-Free Coffee
The problem I have with Coffee is the Coffee part :)
(yeah I'm one of the few programmers who does does not turn coffee into code.. I just crank out code.. No coffee nor caffeine! )
Halliburton To Dump Blackberry For iOS
I use it all the time, and don't really have issues writing emails on it.. With any compact device it takes practice. I personally have a harder time on those mini physical keyboards than on the virtual iPhone keyboard.
Mozilla Firefox 6 Released Ahead of Schedule
This is why they are encouraging extension developers to switch to the Mozilla addons SDK which provides API stability between firefox releases (and is built in in firefox 4.0+ ). the addon SDK also allows for installing plugins without restarting the browser!! YEAH!!!
now, have you tried installing the addon compatibility reporter?
with that enabled you can forcibly enable addons that claim to not be compatible and test to see if they work. Also it gives you a away to send feedback to the developer that "hey it works" or "no it doesn't". And of course if you haven't contacted the developers of those addons, then that could be why they haven't been updated.
The Death of Booting Up
The company I used to work for was trying to mandate that employees boot up their systems before clocking in so they wouldn't have to "pay" for the time it took them to boot their systems. Insane!!!
Me personally I had a linux system that booted up in 20 seconds anyways and of course I rarely ever rebooted it to begin with so had no issues:)
Bing More Effective Than Google?
yes, the real root problem is people not know how to search. I have that same scenario happening to me as well. Tech savvy friend A can't find info on X, I do a single google search and find exactly what he needed.. It's all about cognitive thinking or the lack there of in a large % of the population.
Do Developers Really Need a Second Monitor?
For me it's a necessity. For web development I usually have code editor on left monitor and browser(s) on the right.. Also the right monitor serves as a place for documentation and reference manuals.
At one point my "office" system had 3 monitors.. where the 3rd monitor primarily hosed email.
But I have found the extra screen real-estate greatly improves my productivity. So if companies REALLY want their developers to only have one monitor.. get them a nice 30" cinema screen.. :-D Though it'd be cheaper to just get then 2 or 3 24" monitors.
Why Has Blu-ray Failed To Catch Hold?
Odds, are it's a combination of the following..
1) higher price
2) limited playability (must have a blu-ray player which you can't get for 30 bucks)
3) requires a "newer TV" and the reality is many have tvs without HDMI (and the copy projection restriction mechanism that rides along)
4) for many it's not all that much extra. (me personally I have a 42" tv and things do look somewhat better, but the biggest thing I notice is subtitles are MUCH crisper in blu-ray., but I have to watch it on THAT tv only)
5) Refusal to purchase as a matter of principle of being PISSED at the movie studios for crippling DVDs..
- Have you noticed how DVDs now have less and less special features? As an attempt to "encourage" and punish you into buying blu-ray.
6) Can't really play blu-ray on your desktop computers.. and blu-ray is not a standard piece in computers AND software are not available for all platforms even.
7) Netflix and Redbox.
- Yeah I make frequent use of redbox.. I can "Try before I buy" and sift through all of the CRAP that comes out of hollywood for $1 a pop. And unfortunately there's a lot of crap so people just plain aren't going to spend 25-40 bucks to buy a piece of crap. They'll wait until it's in the $5 bin at wal-mart.
Book Review: Android User Interface Development
Has anyone else notice that the field are in the wrong place?
pages = Packt Publishing?
publisher = 304 ?
Someone messed up on the ordering of the fields.
Google Introduces Domain Blocking To Search
Am I the only one that remembers this ability to block domains from severs YEARS ago that google had and yanked? (As I had experts exchange blocked back then)
All this buzz about a old feature that WAS there and google removed it and is now just adding it back in "reincarnated"
And I'm sure that experts-exchange will probably think about filing something against google for allowing people to block their site:-D
Ask Slashdot: Is There a War Against Small Mail Servers?
My dad's server is on Business Cable and Port 25 is not blocked and we have had no issues running our mail server on that connection.. Now one thing that we did do to aid in preventing us from being blocked is requesting our 5 IPs setup with reverse DNS entries to our domains instead of the Generic "ISP looking" ones that comcast assigns by default. You should contact Comcast and Verizon to set that up.
Also, make sure when you are testing if port 25 is "open" that you aren't yourself on an ISP that blocks 25 outbound. And make sure you setup port 587 (SMTP submission.. Authenticated SMTP) so that users can send mail from any ISP.
PlentyofFish Hacked, Founder Emails Hacker's Mom
When I first saw the site, I thought it was Plenty Offish :-D
Comcast-NBC Merger Approved By FCC
Either that or NBC was just buttering up the public the the idea of a cable company owning a tv studio. Which would be even scarier.
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