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SteamOS Will Be Available For Download On December 13

James Carnley Re:Let's build our own SteamMachines (211 comments)

If you weren't able to pass the almost non-existent qualifications for the beta then you probably aren't good beta tester material. Beta testing requires effort, perseverance, and the ability to solve problems and think intuitively about odd situations.

about 8 months ago
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Limitations and All, Chromebooks Appear To Be Selling

James Carnley Re:Sounds good until Google pulls the plug (126 comments)

No, they wouldn't.

Killing Reader doesn't mean Google is shutting down all of their products. Reader is the only "important" project they've shut down and that's only because we are all nerds and used Reader constantly. Most people on the internet don't use RSS or even know what it is.

Chromebooks are one of the major pieces of Google's ecosystem. There's no way they will be shut down or neglected unless Google completely changes its business model. At that point we will have more to complain about than Google shutting down a few products.

about a year ago
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Google Developing Android Game Console

James Carnley Re:In your opinion. (143 comments)

None of the devices on the page you listed run Google TV. None of them.

I'm not sure if you are honestly misinformed about what we're talking about or are just cocksure and arrogant to others while being ignorant yourself.

about a year ago
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France Applies Tax Pressure To Google For Republishing News Snippets

James Carnley Re:The French will come back (350 comments)

I just wish Google News allowed end users to filter out sources that are more propaganda than anything (Drudge, Newsmax, Fox...)

You can personalize your sources in Google News right now.

First, open the configuration menu (the gear icon) then look towards the bottom of the pane. You will see an adjust sources section. Throw in Drudge and set it to Never.

Now you can read your own personalized information bubble.

about 2 years ago
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Mother Found Guilty After Protesting TSA Pat-down of Daughter

James Carnley Re:Not criminal? (652 comments)

normal food

about 2 years ago
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Mozilla Partners Up With LG To Combat Apple and Google

James Carnley Re:Barcode scanner app (163 comments)

You are not understanding my point and it looks like you are not paying attention to what the OP is saying.

It takes under a second for the sample images to be scanned on my machine. It's fast. It's pure client side HTML/JavaScript.

If you look on the same page that I linked to then you will see that it can also process video in JavaScript doing the same checks.

Further more, barcode scanning algorithms are plentiful and are not nearly as complex as other processing we are already doing in JavaScript. This demo's algorithm is doing harder work than a barcode algorithm would be doing and performance is very good.

The bottom line is that a barcode scanner application is technically and practically possible. This demonstrates that very well. The Mozilla app store will have no problem creating a shopping app using their web capabilities.

more than 2 years ago
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Microsoft Upgrading Windows Users To Latest Version of MSIE

James Carnley Re:My IT Staff's job just got harder (476 comments)

IE9 can render and act just like IE8. There's no reason why IE9 will not work with your banking software if you set IE9 into IE8 mode for it.

more than 2 years ago
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Microsoft Upgrading Windows Users To Latest Version of MSIE

James Carnley Re:They can do whatever: IE is part of the OS... (476 comments)

How did this not get modded Troll?

Good luck uninstalling Safari on OS X or WebView on Android.

The OS has to have an underlying web rendering engine so that apps built to show HTML in an internal window work correctly. It's a core part of the application SDK and nearly all applications would break in some way if you deleted them.

more than 2 years ago
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Minecraft Is Finished

James Carnley Re:Minecraft is proof... (272 comments)

I've played it before. It's not like playing with LEGO. You just take LEGO pieces and use them in a board game.

If anything it furthers Goaway's point. They had to add rules and special pieces in order to make a "game" out of LEGO. Without the game you are left with just LEGO, which is not in itself a game. Just a tool for expressing creativity. Like a paint program. Or early Minecraft.

more than 2 years ago
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Minecraft Is Finished

James Carnley Re:Minecraft is proof... (272 comments)

These games have nothing to do with what he said. They are not LEGO. They are video games made by LEGO.

more than 2 years ago
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Google To Allow Location Service Opt-out

James Carnley Re:you dont opt in to webcrawling (284 comments)

Your neighbor Cletus probably wouldn't care about this functionality anyway.

The people worried about someone knowing about their SSID are not the type of people who publicly name it something clever in the first place. They can still hide the SSID or name it somewhat anonymously.

more than 2 years ago
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Google Starts Indexing Facebook Comments

James Carnley Re:Private vs. Public - some missing the point (167 comments)

If you friend Googlebot on Facebook then your private to friends posts will be indexed by Google.

If you don't friend Googlebot on Facebook then your private to friends posts stay private to your friends.

How this concept eluded you we will never know.

more than 2 years ago
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Android ICS Will Require 16GB RAM To Compile

James Carnley Re:Depends on how you look at it (357 comments)

Even if the IT department insisted on keeping XP on those 5 year old machines, the hardware itself is still 64bit.

Upgrading to a modern OS would usher in a new era of 64bit goodness for that old box.

Granted they probably didn't put enough RAM in those machines since they clung to XP, but spending the cost of dinner at a restaurant to buy a stick or two of RAM will make it stand up to even compiling Android.

more than 2 years ago
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Android ICS Will Require 16GB RAM To Compile

James Carnley Re:Depends on how you look at it (357 comments)

I'm not sure why a developer would have a 32 bit system. That actually boggles my mind.

Windows has been 64bit for years and years. Normal desktop processors have been 64bit for ages. I don't even remember the last time you could actually buy a 32bit only CPU for a developer desktop.

There is really no reason to still be running in 32bit mode, especially if you are a developer. Developers need to work on modern code, and most modern code should at least be transitioning to 64bit builds if it hasn't already.

You treat 64bit like a luxury, but any developer machine bought in the last 5 years is almost guaranteed to be 64bit.

more than 2 years ago
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Bug Opens Chrome to Easy Remote Code Execution

James Carnley Re:Easy? (61 comments)

This has nothing to do with NaCl (which I'm assuming you are referring to by "native code execution") and you should be ashamed for trying to pin this on it. Feel free to actually read the whitepapers on NaCl and look into the internals of how it works.

more than 2 years ago
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Apple's Siri As Revolutionary As the Mac?

James Carnley Re:Purely out of curiosity (692 comments)

I was referring to Android's Voice Search, not Siri.

more than 2 years ago
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Apple's Siri As Revolutionary As the Mac?

James Carnley Re:Purely out of curiosity (692 comments)

You don't have to manually launch anything.

Just start voice search and say "Navigate to McDonalds" and it will launch your navigation app and plot a course to McDonalds for you.

This also works with your other example: "Text Bob Dole Hey man" will launch your messaging app and put "Hey man" in the message.

It's pretty neat once you start using it a lot.

more than 2 years ago
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Windows 8 Won't Support Plug-Ins; the End of Flash?

James Carnley Re:Microsoft (661 comments)

YouTube has supported HTML5 video for years.

more than 2 years ago

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Opera gets 100/100 on Acid3 test

James Carnley James Carnley writes  |  more than 6 years ago

James Carnley writes "Opera has achieved 100/100 on the Acid3 test, making it the first browser to successfully pass all of the test. "I have a quick update on where we are with Acid3. Since the test was officially announced recently, our Core developers have been hard at work fixing bugs and adding the missing standards support. Today we reached a 100% pass rate for the first time! There are some remaining issues yet to be fixed, but we hope to have those sorted out shortly.""
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