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Studying the Slow Decay of a Laptop Battery For an Entire Year

El Lobo Re: Here's the real problem (363 comments)

Did you ever think about the fact that Macbook air doesn't give you the option to replace the battery (yourself) and this might be a nice moneymaker for apple?

about a year ago
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Google Apps Suffering Partial Outage

El Lobo In the mean time... (150 comments)

In the mean time...I'm working in my desktop machine, saving to my own disk (with automatic backup to my server AND my machine at work) and getting my mail into my own server not depending one ounce on any cloud services. Life is good.

about a year ago
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Woz Worries Microsoft Is Now More Innovative Than Apple

El Lobo Re:Really? Woz? (333 comments)

Desktop shortcuts aren't "live". Tiles are.

about a year and a half ago
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Mozilla To Bug Firefox Users With Old Adobe Reader, Flash, Silverlight

El Lobo Re:I'm running Windows 2000 (247 comments)

If you are still running W2000, then Flash, Acrobat, etc are the least of your concerns.

about 2 years ago
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Larry Page Issues Public Update On Google Changes

El Lobo Re:Profit! (159 comments)

And more... I'll tell you a thing Larry. Stop trying to stick G+ up our ...

Yesterday I was checking my AdSense account. On the first page I got a "reminder" this BIG: Have you already gotten a G+ account? That will help you maximize your ads profits, blah blah... Yes Larry I already HAVE one G+ account (that I have used once or twice to just check it out and see what its greatness is). Didn't see the greatness anywhere.

Oh and stop bothering me with it on my Analytics account as well.

more than 2 years ago
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Reasons Behind the Demise of Kodak

El Lobo Canon (200 comments)

That didn't prevent other giants of traditional photography like Canon and Nikon to evolve and adapt to the new era, successfully competing again the new kinds.

more than 2 years ago
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Google Kills More Services, Open Sources Sky Map

El Lobo Re:That's progress (121 comments)

Yes. And boy THAT was a real mess.

more than 2 years ago
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New Qt Based Desktop Environment

El Lobo Re:KDE ripoff? (241 comments)

And say what you want about Windows: Windows interface is to this moment unsurpassed in it's functionality and simplicity (at leat the classical 95/2000 on which KDE is based). OSXs finder with all it's annoyances and ,,so shiny/no content,, is, unfortunately gaining terrain with copycats (god save us).

more than 2 years ago
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24-Year-Old Asks Facebook For His Data, Gets 1,200 PDFs

El Lobo Re:It should be illegal..... (291 comments)

I want to delete THIS message on /.. Pretty tell me, how do I do that?

more than 2 years ago
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Microsoft Working On Kinect 2

El Lobo Re:News at 11 (75 comments)

Too verbose.

poster.isTroll?poster.feed():poster.troll();

;-)

more than 2 years ago
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What's Keeping You On Windows?

El Lobo Re:What keeps me (1880 comments)

It's cool and hip here on slashdot to suppose that everyone is looking for solutions to leave Windows and that it can't be possible to like it. Well, I like Windows (Windows 7 is almost godly perfect for me), I hate OSX with a passion but unfortunately I need to use it at work. I have 3 Linux servers that I use because of price reasons. On the desktop, I don't look for anything else at the moment. I like the "Windows 7 experience": it's stable, fast, reliable, most software runs on it. So, sue me.

more than 2 years ago
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Rob "CmdrTaco" Malda Resigns From Slashdot

El Lobo Re:See You Rob, and thanks for the ride (1521 comments)

Really, that was expected after his liver transplantation back in 2008. We could all see that his health was declining... Oh well... RIP, Rob.

more than 2 years ago
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Google Plugs Hole That Lets You Remove Any Website

El Lobo Re:I really wish... (116 comments)

No need to do that. Just scroll the page 3 miles down. There are the answers.

about 3 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Way To Leave My Router Open?

El Lobo Re:This just doesn't sound like a good idea. (520 comments)

Your router != you but YOU have the responsibility for what happenings behind **your** router. This is the kind of /. romanticism that is so hard to kill, unfortunately... You cannot let people use your house as a sacrifice place to offer children to Ra and get away with it just because your house != you.

more than 3 years ago
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Taking Radioactive Contaminants From Water With Shells

El Lobo World of Warcraft (50 comments)

The summary sounds like a WoW quest. It should have ended with a "Lobuno, please could you get me 12 crab shells from the Abyss?". Sorry... too much WoW this last mon

more than 3 years ago
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Happy 10th Birthday To Wikipedia

El Lobo Re:Important not not authoriative (137 comments)

Not every time. I'm not interesting in getting into an edit war with someone trying to push an agenda.

Perhaps it's **you** who have an agenda... Who knows...

more than 3 years ago
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When You Really, Really Want to Upgrade a Tiny Notebook

El Lobo Re:Which OS? (104 comments)

Perhps I'm dense. And the problem is...?

more than 3 years ago
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Star Wars Films In 3D Due In 2012

El Lobo Re:What if... (409 comments)

Well, don't go if you don't want. I'll sure go. I'm not religious and i'll have a good time.

more than 3 years ago
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DX11 Coming To Linux (But Not XP)

El Lobo Re:Does this smack of a hidden agenda to you? (370 comments)

Sure, Sherlock. What is next? Maybe MS will start a nuclear war to destroy the evil Linux empire? How can people just vomit words just when they here the word Microsoft? Ignorance? Perhaps.

MS cannot change DX calls. DX is implemented atop of COM technology wich means that what is done is done. The interface cannot be changed. If changed, it will then be a new version, call it DX13 , whatever... but the current version interfaces cannot be changed. Whatever, here is the word again: Microsoft... keep vomiting words without thinking.

more than 3 years ago

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Instagram Removing Photos Uploaded Via 3rd Party Apps

El Lobo El Lobo writes  |  about a year ago

El Lobo (994537) writes "According to the developer of the popular 3rd party Instagram app developer Instance, Instagram is removing photos uploaded via 3rd party clients like Instance.When an image is uploaded to Instagram using the 3rd party clients like Instance, images will appear on Instagram’s website when you logged in using your own profile and after sometime, these photos are getting removed from the Instagram account and the public URLs to access them becomes dead.

Hipstomatic Oggl is the only app in Windows Phone Store that provides legal uploads to Instagram."

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Nokia Lumia 800 Top Selling Phone in France

El Lobo El Lobo writes  |  more than 2 years ago

El Lobo (994537) writes "Nokia has just unveiled to the world the first handsets it designed with Microsoft's Windows Phone operating system on board, and it seems that they already are highly popular among mobile phone users.

During the week of October 24th – October 30th, the black version of the device was the top selling device at the retailer, while the cyan flavor of Nokia Lumia 800 was present on the ninth position out of 50 on the top selling chart.
Provided that things evolve in this direction, we might see that same increased demand when the handsets becomes available for purchase later this month.

According to the data from Phonehouse.Fr, Nokia's new device seems to be the most popular Windows Phone ever in the country."

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Microsoft Research juggles with 3D objects

El Lobo El Lobo writes  |  more than 2 years ago

El Lobo (994537) writes "The Sensors and Devices group at Microsoft Research have developed HoloDesk, an innovative new system that lets users interact with 3D graphics. A Kinect camera is used to track the user's hand movements while a webcam tracks facial movements. Combine this together with a few custom algorithms and here's what you get when you look through the transparent display window: an environment of 3D objects that can be manipulated with your hands."
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Mark Russinovic releases Disk2vhd

El Lobo El Lobo writes  |  more than 4 years ago

El Lobo (994537) writes "Mark Russinovich and Bryce Cogswell (Sysinternals gurus extraordinaire) have just published another amazingly useful (and free!) tool: Disk2vhd, which uses the power of Volume Shadow Copy Service(VSS) to turn your running version of Windows into a .vhd file for use with Virtual PC or Hyper-V. Just start up the tool, tell it which drives you want to convert, give it a destination (which can even be on a network share), and hit Create.

Now you have a VHD that you can throw at Virtual PC or Hyper-V, load up the integration components, and you have a virtual machine up and running."

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Open source Mono framework brings C# to iPhone and

El Lobo El Lobo writes  |  more than 5 years ago

El Lobo (994537) writes "Mono, an open source implementation of .NET runtime, is bringing Microsoft's development technologies to some unexpected places, including the iPhone, Android, and the Wii.

According to Novell's lead Mono developer, Miguel de Icaza, several applications in Apple's App Store are powered by Mono.In a blog post published this week, de Icaza identifies almost 40 applications (most of which are games) in Apple's App Store that are built on Unity and Mono.

The iPhone isn't the only hot handset to catch Mono. A developer has experimentally ported the Mono runtime to the Android-based T-Mobile G1. Although this port is only an experimental proof of concept and won't be used to deploy applications on the platform any time soon, it has a lot of potential and performs well against Google's Dalvik runtime in some preliminary benchmarks."
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Asus reveals the Eee Keyboard

El Lobo El Lobo writes  |  more than 5 years ago

El Lobo (994537) writes "Asus' success with its Eee line of netbooks might have come as a surprise, but the company is now determined to expand the Eee brand into every possible niche and form factor. Case in point: the insanely cool Eee Keyboard, which will surely bring a smile on the faces of those who remember the glory days of the home computer.

Described as a fully functional PC with inset Qwerty key arrangement, the keyboard has a 5in touch screen that displays a suite of bespoke media controls or a Windows desktop."
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COSMOS managed OS released

El Lobo El Lobo writes  |  more than 6 years ago

El Lobo (994537) writes "A new microkernel, .Net-based operating system is available now. COSMOS is an acronym for C# Open Source Managed Operating System. Even though the name C# is part of the name of Cosmos, Cosmos can work with any .NET language that compiles to pure IL without P/Invokes.

Technically, Cosmos is a set of operating system legos written completely in C# that allow developers to easily build custom OSes with little OS experience by simply selecting new project in Visual Studio, then pressing F5 to build, deploy, and debug.

Cosmos has a lot of similarity compared to Microsoft's Singularity. But unlike Singularity, Cosmos is publicly available now with full source code at Codeplex.

COSMOS Website can be found here."
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Bill Gates last day at work

El Lobo El Lobo writes  |  more than 6 years ago

El Lobo (994537) writes "A video spoof shown during the CES 2008 keynote by Bill Gates about his last full day at Microsoft in July starring himself, Brian Williams, Steve Ballmer, Matthew McConaugheyr, Robbie Bach, Jay-Z, Bono, Steven Spielberg, George Clooney, Jon Stewart, Kevin Turner, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, Al Gore, Ray Ozzie and Craig Mundie,

Amazing who they can call for a guest appearance in the name of Bill Gates."
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Perez Hilton Pulls Videos From YouTube

El Lobo El Lobo writes  |  more than 6 years ago

El Lobo (994537) writes "Celebrity gossip "queen" Perez Hilton said he's unlikely to post videos on YouTube any longer and instead will probably host them on his own site, Perezhilton.com. As informed on TVWeek.com, the blogger and the biggest video-sharing service are feuding after YouTube pulled some of his videos due to complaints from copyright holders. Mr. Hilton, said he's disappointed by the way YouTube handled the matter. After discussion, Mr. Hilton's YouTube account was reinstated Thursday afternoon and he promptly posted a YouTube kiss-off video, telling the site to "F — off." "The way they treated me with this whole incident makes me feel not appreciated," Mr. Hilton said. "They didn't do anything. Not to overestimate my own worth, but I probably have sent more traffic to YouTube than anyone else on the Internet.""
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The Great Leopard Fallacy

El Lobo El Lobo writes  |  more than 6 years ago

El Lobo (994537) writes "MacTopic is featuring an article about how big of a disappointment Leopard acyually is. The article doesn't talk about the firewall debacle or the broken Time Machine, but it focuses instead on much simplier things like "the Finder from hell". From the article: "No cutting in the Finder. You can copy, you can paste, but you can't cut... Open and Save dialogue boxes from hell. The open and save dialogue boxes are moronically disabled..., Column view is irritating and doesn't work right....,The amazing bad design of the transparent toolbar, etc...". The author was flummoxed that even Steve Jobs would have the balls to hint at forthcoming "secret features" and then get on stage and reveal the lame tacked-on additions to the OS that he did. He must have been mortified to say that he was going to reveal 10 new features and then only reveal 3...while pretending that they were all new, despite having given them away a long time ago."
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Sued over a color

El Lobo El Lobo writes  |  more than 6 years ago

El Lobo (994537) writes "A swedish phone company (Telia) is being sued by the german Deutsche Telekom (swedish only). The cause of the disput? Telia is using magenta color for their image (logotype, web site, etc). So is Deutsche Telekom even if they are not using an exact shade of magenta (see the color comparation in the article)

"Magenta is one of the most important aspects of our image"- says a Deutsche Telekom representant. They are suing Telia for copyright infringement and want to get 3,4 miljarder euro as a compensation."
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Trojan Horse Targets Mac OS X

El Lobo El Lobo writes  |  more than 6 years ago

El Lobo (994537) writes "Security software firm Intego is warning Mac OS X users today about a trojan horse that targets the Mac. OSX.RSPlug. A is showing up on pornography sites disguised as a movie. When someone clicks the link to watch the video clip, a Web page states that a new QuickTime codec must be installed. If the option to Open "Safe" Files After Downloading is enabled in Safari (which is the default), the image opens automatically. The trojan changes the computer's DNS settings to point to phishing sites or ads for other pornography sites."
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Vista Sales Lift Microsoft's Net 23%

El Lobo El Lobo writes  |  more than 6 years ago

El Lobo (994537) writes "Microsoft Corp.'s best quarterly revenue growth in eight years, helped by a surge in sales for the Windows operating system, capped a strong earnings season for the technology industry that has made it a rare bright spot for investors this fall.

Microsoft's 23% boost in net income, reported after the 4 p.m. close of markets, lifted its shares more than 10%. For now, demand is strong for Office and Windows, including Windows Vista, introduced last year, and its predecessor, Windows XP. Quarterly sales at the Windows division jumped 27% to $3.37 billion."
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Nokia is replacing 46 million batteries

El Lobo El Lobo writes  |  more than 6 years ago

El Lobo (994537) writes "It seems that it's not only Apple, Dell and Sony who are having a though time with their batteries. Nokia is now replacing more than 46 million batteries that are experiencing overheating. This advisory applies only to the batteries manufactured by Matsushita between December 2005 and November 2006."
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El Lobo El Lobo writes  |  more than 7 years ago

El Lobo (994537) writes "A Berkeley watchdog organization that tracks military spending said it uncovered a strange U.S. military proposal to create a hormone bomb that could purportedly turn enemy soldiers into homosexuals and make them more interested in sex than fighting.

"The notion was that a chemical that would probably be pleasant in the human body in low quantities could be identified, and by virtue of either breathing or having their skin exposed to this chemical, the notion was that soliders would become gay," explained Edward Hammond, of Berkeley's Sunshine Project."
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El Lobo El Lobo writes  |  more than 7 years ago

El Lobo (994537) writes "Gates, who dropped out of Harvard and co-founded Microsoft Corp. (Charts, Fortune 500) to become the world's richest person, stopped off at his former stomping grounds to collect an honorary law degree.

I've been waiting for more than 30 years to say this: Dad, I always told you I'd come back and get my degree," Gates, 51, told the crowd, which included his father, also named Bill.

Jobs and Gates share the spotlight "I'll be changing my job next year, and it will be nice to finally have a college degree on my resume," said Gates in a reference to his plan to shift full time into philanthropy."
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El Lobo El Lobo writes  |  more than 7 years ago

El Lobo (994537) writes "If you think back a few years to IIS 5.0, the future for Microsoft's web server looked rather bleak. With IIS 6.0, Microsoft made "locked down" mode settings the default at installation, which helped minimize security problems, and helped IIS 6.0 recapture a major part of trust that IIS 5.0 lost. No major security disasters have been reported since the release of IIS 6.0. Now, Microsoft is looking to consolidate IIS 7.0's position as a secure and robust web server.

A recent market survey indicated that Microsoft's IIS has a 31.13 percent market share, which places it in second position behind the open source Apache Web Server. Another survey by Port80 Software that takes Fortune 1000 companies into consideration reports that IIS has overtaken Apache among Fortune 1000 sites."

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