top How Identifiable Are You On the Web?
But I wonder why my browser needs to provide details about the plugins I have installed to any website I visit. What kind of legitimate use could that have?
about a month and a half ago
top Firefox 34 Arrives With Video Chat, Yahoo Search As Default
Unfortunately, this upgrade broke one of my favorite plugins:
Tree Style Tab. A previous upgrade caused the whole tree to be expanded when restoring the tabs at Firefox startup, and now since FF 34 new tabs are no longer opened as a child of the current tab :-(
top Windows Kernel Version Bumped To 10.0
Version numbers? We can increment them!
top US Gov't Issues Alert About iOS "Masque Attack" Threat
There is a bug in the e-mail. It should be 'We therefore ask you to send this email to all your
friends and then delete all your files on your harddisk manually'.
You still need some of those files on your harddisk in order to send an e-mail. Friends with less than average intelligence might not realize that.
top Microsoft To Open Source
.NET and Take It Cross-Platform
To make it cross-platform for real is
hard. Lots of programmers don't try to avoid platform-specific and write code such as:
string fullname = directoryname + "\" + filename;
fullname = Path.Combine(directoryname, filename);
Another mistake is using explicitly hardcoded paths that only exist in Windows. And another challenge would be case-sensitivity of the filesystem on Linux; this can break programs that were developed and tested on Windows only.
The framework must provide for platform-independent ways to do things so that it is easier/shorter to do it the right way than using a naive but non-portable approach. Or programmers not really thinking things through will simply keep writing non-portable code anyway. The example above illustrates that; it is way more conventient to combine pathnames with such a non-portable string concatenation than it is with the right approach.
top 16-Teraflops, £97m Cray To Replace IBM At UK Meteorological Office
Does it run Linux?
Not mentioned in TFA, and I haven't seen anyone talk about it yet in the comments here. Or maybe the answer is so obviously 'yes' that nobody even talks about it anymore.
top OEM Windows 7 License Sales End This Friday
Quick!! Let's buy some extra licenses now before it's too late!
Never mind, we switched to Linux a long time ago already :-/
top The Problem With Positive Thinking
That was exactly my point. The 'negative thinkers/pessimists' worked very hard to solve all Y2K problems, then January 1st, 2000 passed by and all the 'positive thinkers' said "see, there was nothing to worry about" without taking into account all the work that had been done to fix the problems.
top The Problem With Positive Thinking
See also: Y2K
top Samsung Paid Microsoft $1 Billion Last Year In Android Royalties
This reminds me of a John Connor quote from the movie Terminator 2:
top Possible Reason Behind Version Hop to Windows 10: Compatibility
point of Java is that it is supposed to be platform independent. So you shouldn't need to get the OS version at all.
I know, I know, reality is different. But that might explain the apparent lack of such an API.
top 2D To 3D Object Manipulation Software Lends Depth to Photographs
The software appears to be proprietary, not free as in 'free software'. It is available for zero cost, but usage is restricted:
ACADEMIC OR NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION NONCOMMERCIAL RESEARCH USE ONLY
top Match.com, Mensa Create Dating Site For Geniuses
So at the end of the day "success" is a combination of multiple factors and IQ alone is non-determinant. So who cares about IQ anyway?
Who cares about "success"? Happiness is much more important. It's the simple things in life that matter. The best things in life are free. You don't need a high IQ to be happy.
top Autonomous Car Ethics: If a Crash Is Unavoidable, What Does It Hit?
And this is what is wrong with the world.
Let's turn the situation around: suppose you and your children are walking on the street. Will you still prefer the autonomous car to protect it's single driver at all costs and kill you and your children instead? And then imagine how many autonomous cars will be on the road in the future, all with that same logic built-in...
top Microsoft Launches Office For iPad: Includes Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
I wonder if they wrote it more or less from scratch, or if they managed to reuse a lot of code from some other platform (e.g. Office for Mac OS X)?
top Report: Space Elevators Are Feasible
Now that would be a good use for the term 'bootstrapping'.
top U.S. Border Patrol Drone Goes Down, Rest of Fleet Grounded
But less military spending is bad for the economy, right?
top FBI Has Tor Mail's Entire Email Database
They only think about the children when it fits their agenda.
top Kim Dotcom Just Launched His New Music Service With His Own Album
A lot of artists use Auto-Tune these days.
top Stop Trying To 'Innovate' Keyboards, You're Just Making Them Worse
Yeah. And if they don't want to remove it, they should put it back on the bottom where ctrl is now. Ctrl is used way more often.
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