top Mozilla Is Investigating Why Dell Is Charging To Install Firefox
Installing Firefox from home, as a business...
Open the door. Sign the delivery slip. Carry computer to office/workshop/garage. Boot computer. Phone customer for admin username and password. Insert USB stick. Install Firefox. Return computer to customer. Invoice and complete paperwork. It took me more than 45 seconds to type that. No one is becoming a millionaire from installing Firefox.
about a month and a half ago
top Scientists Uncover 3,700-Year-Old Wine Cellar
I'm going with sophisticated, because the fermentation process is too easy to get wrong.
Adding honey is called back-sweetening, and the vast majority of us brewers do it - mainly with artificial sweeteners these days. After a week, all the sugar has been converted to alcohol and the drink tastes very dry without some sort of sweetening. I'm currently brewing an orange and white grape mix (1 part pure orange, 1 part white grape, 1 part water). Apart from removing the pectin with an enzyme, the process I use is the same as it was 4,000 years ago. It's a very drinkable drink of 10% ABV strength.
top Mozilla Organizes Game Creating Contest, Prizes Worth $45,000
I find it all redudant. This scam has been played on eBay for every console. I guess there's one born every minute.
top Amazon Reveals "Prime Air", Their Plans For 30-minute Deliveries By Drone
The children near me destroy shopping trollies just for the one-pound coin held within the locking mechanism. That coin will buy 2.5 cigarettes.
They'd love to take a hammer and screwdriver to a drone... and then I'd buy it off them.
top Students Tracked In UK College Via RFID For 1-3 Years
Yep, it's called a Subject Access Request (SAR) and can be used to belt companies over the head. Every UK company claims to follow the Data Protection Act and has certificates plastered in their receptions to show how great they are, but I've yet to find a company that follows the law.
Here's a good tool: send your SAR and wait for the reply. 99% of the time, they will not include the letter you sent them requesting the SAR. This is one piece of documentation you know without doubt they have in their posession. Beat them over the head for failing to comply. Small claims court - arbitration these days - can then be used as the next beating tool. Have fun.
top Nathan Myhrvold's $500 Cookbook Now an $80 iPhone App
None of them has mentioned honing, using a decent honing oil, drawing out the grains or fatigue.
top Desert Farming Experiment Yields Good Initial Results
Plants need NPK plus about 14 other elements. Where's the PK coming from if you don't feed?
top Netflix, Youtube Surpass 50% Mark of Internet Traffic
I never log out of Gmail and Google stopped hassling me about linking YouTube or using my real name a while back. One browser, rarely clear cookies.
Mountains out of mole hills.
top Ninth Anniversary of Firefox 1.0 Release
"smart loading/unloading of large images on image heavy web pages"
Awesome feature and fix. Some never-ending-scoll webpages would slow FF down to a crawl on this laptop because of the images.
top The Feathered Threat To US Air Superiority
Thanks translation dude!
"crash on July 19 in Texas" We would not say that though. We would say: "crash on the 19th [of] July, in Texas"
top Cold War Spoils: Amateur Builds Telescope With 70-Inch Lens
Yep, more of these please.
I know nothing of Astrology* and telescopes, but these stories spark imagination. *I know what word I typed.
top Tesco To Use Face Detection Technology For In-Store Advertising
Happens all the time.
Arrive at Tesco at 09:00. Buy a few items. Leave Tesco at 09:30. Remember something you forgot to buy. Arrive at Tesco at 11:30. Leave at 12:01. Spy camera computer says you arrived at 09:00 and left at 12:01, breaking the 3 hours limit, your fine is in the post.
top Tesco To Use Face Detection Technology For In-Store Advertising
Simon Sugar, son of the company owner Alan Sugar, "inventor of Amstrad".
I'm sure he got the job on merit.
top Police Use James-Bond-Style GPS Bullet
The BBC technology website is not a place you go for facts.
"Rory", the editor, is obsessed with Apple and I'm suprised there isn't a paragraph about how "cars can be tracked on an iPad".
top Dell Ad Says Windows 8.1 Apps Will Run On Xbox One
MS will run a Shit Sandwitch shop, meaning you can only buy Shit Sandwitches from their Shit Sandwitch shop. And thus they'll take 30% of all Shit Sandwitch sales. And they'll have full approval over the Shit Sandwitches sold.
It's good business sense, if you're in the Shit Sandwitch business.
top Scientists Induce New Hair Growth In Balding Men
First, if there was a magic pill for hair growth, I'd probably take it. Then again, I probably wouldn't as there are better things to spend my cash on.
Started losing my hair at 19. It didn't bother me then; it doesn't bother me now. It's in no way "emotionally debilitating". I haven't been to a barbers in 15 years and I don't miss the monthly waste of time. Hats in the cold: Where I live, everyone wears a hat in the cold. It doesn't matter if you have hair or not. Hats in the hot: You should wear one even if you have hair. There are plenty of hats with air holes for circulation. You need more than one; wash them often. Chicks dig scars. Head scars are cool. I have a few beauties. The four from the metalwork used to hold my broken jaws together are not nice but they have been a nice topic of conversation more than once. Embrace the baldness, number one.
top Most Parents Allow Unsupervised Internet Access To Children At Age 8
I told all the family early on that I could, if I needed to, monitor all their internet activity from my own PC. A few ground rules were put in place, such as no trolling or abusing others, and that was it.
Fast forward to last week and my 13 year old admitted to downloading and watching the movie Saw with her friend. I played the fatherly game of "you shouldn't watch that at your age" and "is there anything you'd like to talk about?". The game was won by the choice words "oh c'mon Dad, it wasn't that bad". They had their giggle. They had there kudos at school for watching something they shouldn't. Today, because of the school strikes, they are watching a chick flick because it's far more enjoyable for them rather than watching a horror movie. I know they wont download the rest of the series. We're open about the internet. Mistakes have and will be made - that online bullying shit is very real. We like it this way.
top No, Oreos Aren't As Addictive As Cocaine
Tea bags??? In a cup??? What sort of evil world do you live in??? You'll be telling us that the milk goes in first next!!!
Tea is made with boiling water in a teapot. Every other method is not cricket.
top Is Choice a Problem For Android?
"They also have a handy way to deal with customization"
Yep, they pass me their phone and ask me to fix things like screen brightness and timeouts, auto-correct and predictive text, adding WiFi APs, clearing cache(s), finding where their movies/photos/porn are stored, fixing Facebook's and Twitter's downed webservers. I love it. I love my launcher. I love my new screen lock. My widgets are perfect. The screen transitions bounce perfectly to the nearest millisecond. Shortcuts to directories are lovely. One touch calling. Firefox sync. Oh man, what an excellent setup I have. Android. Who would have guessed it would become so good?
top How To Develop Unmaintainable Software
No, no and thrice no.
It might work for you team of developers but it would not work for my team of engineers. Unless it can be copied to a USB stick, it is useless. Asking them to set up a query in Excel to pull data off Sharepoint..? Some of them can't even copy the URL to a Sharepoint webpage. These engineers are on GBP six-figure salaries.