Google Airs Super Bowl Ad
There are six more of them here: http://www.youtube.com/searchstories
It's a really good campaign. Most of the videos have the awww factor and it shows off Google's services very effectively.
Fighting With Your Fingers — A Canceled Indie Game Concept For Natal
May I refer you to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKhGI_-tcmU (Jump to the 2 minute mark).
Duke Nukem Forever Not Dead? (Yes, This Again)
Haha, too true!
Not even a Christmas card this year. :(
Blizzard Game You're Most Looking Forward To?
I'm still hoping for The Lost Vikings III. :)
Pidgin Adds Google Talk Voice and Video Support (and a Vulnerability)
I guess us snobby iChat users will just continue to talk to each other.
As if you'd have it any other way. ;)
Mac, Linux Support For Quake Live, Preview of Rage
I can see it too and I'm in Belgium.
Adobe Flash Cookies Raising Privacy Questions Again
Watch the Watchmen, as it were.
Google Previews New Search Infrastructure
I see that name searches for unimportant people (like myself) don't put the Facebook, Netlog, Myspace, ... results on top anymore.
Google Previews New Search Infrastructure
Secondly though, if you search for X, you're asked if you meant Y, and your search results already seem to be for the popular Y result they think you meant.
Try searching for +X.
Encyclopedia Britannica Loses Information-Retrieval Patent Ruling
While I full-heartedly agree that British spelling is the preferred spelling (you'll want to go for 'misspelt' next time btw ;) ), I can't follow your argument that there's any relation whatsoever between the spelling and the pronunciation of a word.
For an obvious example, look at 'to read' and 'I have read'. Or explain the difference in writing between 'to keep, kept' and 'to leap, leapt'.
Ubuntu's New Firefox Is Watching You
Here's what the Linux Mint's lead developer had to say when they did the same thing:
The highest single source of revenue for Linux Mint isn't the donations, it isn't ads on the website, it is the default start page in Firefox. This simple search plugin is estimated to generated from 2 to 40 times more money than the start page itself.
I know I won't be disabling this extension. It's a no-effort, free-as-in-beer way of supporting my favourite OS.
Sony Takes Aim At Amazon's Kindle
Why is this rated off topic? It's actually very interesting and exactly what the GP asked for.
Windows Drains MacBook's Battery; Who's To Blame?
That doesn't answer the question though. Try this instead.
Google Chrome Developers On Browser Security
*Sigh* Here we go again...
No it's not. It's "Don't be evil."
Is it really that hard to remember? Especially taking into account this gets brought up every single time Google gets a mention in an article's summary.
What Open Source Shares With Science
proprietary software the equivalent of intelligent design?
That doesn't quite sound right to me...
Software Bug Adds 5K Votes To Election
How do you know this system is fraud free?
Because the biggest proponents of electronic voting (OpenVLD) have lost the elections. :p
Mozilla and Google's "Don't-Be-Evil" Bulldozer
All too true.
I just sent a myspace link to a friend, because I wanted her to check out this band's music. The page told her to update her flash player. So I asked her: "Why don't you?". Her reply? "I don't want to install anything new anymore."
Before you chime in and claim she'd be helped by something like Ubuntu's update-manager, here's a story about another friend.
She had received an old computer from an uncle and wanted to use it to use it for e-mail, surfing the net and watching tv via DVB. I set her up with an Ubuntu system and she couldn't be happier. (Yes, an actual success story, imagine that. :p)
However, during the first two months she's asked five times whether she *really* should install the updates she keeps getting notified about. Despite me explaining to her they're security updates and that she's safer if she does, something about the updates really scared her.
And then there's this other friend who keeps delaying software installs of software she actually needs and trusts, because she finds the installation process terrifying.
These are all young people (between 19 and 26) who use computers on a daily basis.
Yes, most people are afraid of computers. They go by the "if ain't broken, for the love of God don't touch it" adage. And when it does break (most likely due to this behaviour), they'll find a nerdy friend to fix it for them. And install new versions of all their software of course. :p
Malware Found On Brand-New Windows Netbook
And what exactly would Kaspersky do with Linux...?
Next time, at least try to RTFS please.