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Touchpad Patent Holder Tsera Sues Just About Everyone

HoosierPeschke PDA (168 comments)

Um, I know in 2003 I had a palm pilot which had a touchscreen in which I entered commands, possible with my finger if I lost my stylus. I'm sure PDAs have been around for a few years prior to 2003 if I had one in 2003. I could record voice, play music, and perform other functions covered by the broad definition of a portable electronic device (remote control was awesome for messing with people).

about 5 years ago

Broke Counties Turn Failing Roads To Gravel

HoosierPeschke Re:Extremely Sensible (717 comments)

If you catered to rich clientel, more than likely none of the roads near the rich clientel would be gravel. Typically stores off of gravel roads cater to farmers or are local markets.

more than 5 years ago

Broke Counties Turn Failing Roads To Gravel

HoosierPeschke Re:Electricity and whale oil lighting? (717 comments)

I was just in Traverse a few weeks ago, it was kinda warm... oh wait, you mean real whales.

more than 5 years ago

Microsoft Releases Source of .NET Base Classes

HoosierPeschke Re:Looks rather clunky (110 comments)

Or if you use squid or privoxy to proxy. That's how I get the updated Microsoft drivers and such from Windows update and flash based clips...<ahem>

more than 6 years ago



HoosierPeschke HoosierPeschke writes  |  more than 7 years ago

HoosierPeschke writes "eWeek is running a story about the security company Authentium bypassing Microsoft's PatchGuard system in its new Windows Vista Operating System.

The key to the exploit from the article:
The company specifically said that it is using an element of the kernel meant to help the OS support older hardware to bypass the feature. The loophole allows the company's tools to infiltrate Vista's kernel hooking driver, and get out, without the OS knowing the difference.

Who needs lawyers and APIs?"

HoosierPeschke HoosierPeschke writes  |  more than 7 years ago

HoosierPeschke writes "LinuxWatch is running an article from Mary Jo Foley Blog referring to an earlier Port 25 Blog concerning Microsoft's open source lab wanting input from OSS developers on Vista development.

From the Port 25 Blog:
This is where we would like some help. We can move forward with this based on our understanding and assumptions or we can involve our community and ensure that the "right" changes are being made. To this end we are seeking a small group of volunteers who would be willing to act as a review/guidance team. This endeavor should not be tremendously time consuming. We anticipate a single review/feedback cycle of existing content to get us started. After an initial pass we will request one to two more review cycles to ensure we are on the right path.

Not to be too skeptical but the "right" in quotes immediately raises a bit of suspicion."


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