BlackBerry Posts $4.4 Billion Loss, Will Outsource To Foxconn
We all know that Canada is the 51st state.
Hybrid Hard Drives Just Need 8GB of NAND
Fumble fingers - meant to type NAS.
Sure you did.
Firefox Is For "Regular" Users, Not Businesses
I have one pluggin - google toolbar - probably one of the most popular I would imagine, and it was broken -- for a security update?
We are a small company of about 20 people and because of this crazy release 6 week policy and updates with no concern for plugin compatibility we had to ban firefox from the work place and go back to IE . . .
Jeff Bezos Calls Sales Tax Requirements On Amazon Unconstitutional
Foolish people like to convince themselves this is true, but the reality is that if you raise income tax to Reagan era levels, you will raise about $800B/year.
Our deficit is $2.2T
So the question is, where are you going to cut the other $1.4T?
So, because restoring tax rates to Reagan era levels will only erase 36% of the debt - not 100% - we should ignore that as an option - obviously.
New Chrome Exploit Bypasses Sandbox, ASLR and DEP
To me the most troubling part of this issue is what VUPEN does ... from their web site -- "Exclusive and sophisticated exploits for Law Enforcement Agencies". So, the reason the exploit is not being made public is so that Government agencies can use these exploits to install keyloggers or whatever they choose on whatever computer they which to target and monitor.
Should ISPs Cut Off Bot-infected Users?
Actually no it not - if the bots are sending spam - that MUST be done on port 25 to the target mail server .. if that port is blocked, it cant deliver its payload to other mail recipients.
Mining EXIF Data From Camera Phones
Someday soon a politician will post what appears to be a benign photo with an embarrassing long/lat location.
UK Police Plan To Use Military-Style Spy Drones
On the surface, this does not seem like a bad idea. If the drone is just capturing video of what is out in the open for all to see anyway, I don't have a problem with a drone recording it.
What is a bit troubling is that we know that some of the military drones have infrared capability -
so it would be possible in theory for one of these drones to be equipped with the same capability,
allowing it to look directly into buildings and homes.
USPTO Awards LOL Patent To IBM
This made me laugh a little :)
Real-World Consequences of Social Networking Posts
Any time you post something to any social networking site, you should imagine yourself on a podium in giving a presentation in front of millions of people. If you would be embarrassed to say it on stage, don't post it, because they are effectively the same thing now.
US Manned Space Flight Taking a Budget Hit
In a bad economy, pure science and space exploration seem to be first on the budget chopping block. However the information learned and technology developed while performing these activities quite often lead to innovations that fuel the economy for years to come.
More Americans Play Video Games Than Go To Movies
It would be interesting to know, out of the folks that still go to movie theatres, how many of them go to see them in the imax format. With many families having big screen tvs at home, I'm sure many of them (as I do) wait until it comes out on dvd. The one exception to that is if its a movie I'm interested in watching and its at an imax theatre, as the imax experience with a 6 story movie screen is hard to replicate at home.
R.I.P. MS-DEBUG 1981 - 2009
Correction - removed from 64bit Vista & 64bit Windows Server 2008. I forget that people still run the 32bit only version :)
R.I.P. MS-DEBUG 1981 - 2009
Acutally, the debug command was removed in Windows Vista & Windows Server 2008.
Police Race At Dragway To Fight Illegal Street Racing
As someone who street raced in a previous life and has been drag racing for 25 years, why is this interesting?
Maybe to fulfill someone's childhood dream of "beating the fuzz".
Flu Models Predict Pandemic, But Flu Chips Ready
All this talk of swines, avians, and now Pan(demic)s make me hungry for bacon & eggs.
Linux Reaches 1% Usage Share
I question this data .. they have iPod and iPod Touch listed as operating systems . . .
E-Merlin "Super-Telescope" Switched On
Simple solution, put a telescope in your back yard, and E-Merlin will hook you up with fiber asap!
Microsoft Won't Vouch For Linux
The year of the Linux Desktop has come and gone without much notice .. it was 2008. The desktop will be windows/mac for the foreseeable future, unless something new and compelling takes the stage, which is very possible. Just look at the iPhone - Apple came out of nowhere to dominate the smartphone market in a 2 year timeframe. We may see a yet-unknown or underrated player do the same with the desktop. Microsoft has stumbled with Vista, leaving an opening.
Sun's Phipps Slams App Engine's Java Support
I thougth the a key feature of java was "write once - run anywhere". Dont blame the developer if a new JVM breaks a java app.
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