top 25,000-Drive Study Gives Insight On How Long Hard Drives Actually Last
undoing a bad mod, my bad
top 400 Million Chinese Cannot Speak Mandarin
Here's one you should enjoy
top Average latency to Slashdot.org?
Hmm 193-195ms here, I wouldn't say 4 hops is many.
top Russian Officials Consider Ban On Wi-Fi Use For Kids
I wouldn't get so wound up over protecting it's integrity.
You mean fidelity...right?
about a year and a half ago
top On my summer vacation, I did / will do / am doing:
The "winter" option should have come first, you insensitive clod!
about a year and a half ago
top Why People Don't Live Past 114
e x "The Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything" = 114
Explaining why is another thing...
top EU ACTA Chief Resigns
This is true that their technical expertise is valuable. Perhaps what is not clear from my previous post is that the power the Commission holds in the law making process is constitutionally and the relationship between the high level institutions wiht in the European Union is different to what most western countries would be accustomed to.
top EU ACTA Chief Resigns
Ahhh thanks. The Commission sounds like a pointless organization.
Maybe it is now, who knows.. In its creation after WW2, the idea of the Commission was and still is that it is run by "technical experts" (technocrats) rather than politicians. The technocrats do not represent their home member state, instead they represent the European Union. In this respect as another post as mentioned they are like the civil service. And why aren't they politicians? Well the track record in Europe leading up to WW2 even isn't that great with politicians.
top Project To Mainline Android Kernel Changes Formed
Yet they contract it to
it is to it's. We are fighting a losing battle.
top Smallest space my belongings could fit (unbroken):
What are you talking about? My is 3.8L. That's less than a cubic metre.
top Why Economic Models are Always Wrong
"All models are wrong, but some models are useful."
top Samsung Vs. Apple Tit-For-Tat Down Under
It remains to be seen whether Samsung has any better luck with the retaliatory strike in Australian [snip] courts than it did with courts in the Netherlands.
I don't know, will adversarial courts get it wrong like inquistorial courts did?
top Wine HQ Password Database Compromised
I concur, good sir. But we were talking about the word "steal" not "theft".
Take a look at this in New Zealand law
I do not know what the codified definition of theft or steal is your jurisdiction or if its even the same as in New Zealand. The point is depending on what is written in the law chances are your definition does matter.
top VLC Player For Android Is Almost a Reality
It's very simple. I have it running on my Android phone. Its lacking features but my music and vieos are playing.
top Weak Typing — the Lost Art of the Keyboard
I never used Graffiti when I had my Palm Pilot but I use it now with my Android and I love it. Its so much better than an onscreen qwerty or a alphanumeric 12 key layout. I don't know why I didn't use Graffiti before
top Massachusetts Lottery Broken
Apparently Massachusetts thought that meant people who are bad at math should be
running the lottery. A critical mistake in the state that's home to Stanford.
Come on people, this deserves a +5 troll.
top The Next Firefox UI
Actually the last Firefox UI was Chrome. Or at least I stopped being able to tell the difference.
I am hearing this comment a lot but I am not seeing it. First I thought on my Debian install, the nice people at GNU had changed the code in Icecat 5 to preserve the old look and feel, but my Firefox on Windows looks exactly the same.
I still have a menu bar, I still have the navigation buttons to which I can add and remove buttons. Just go to Firefox|Options and select what toolbars you want.
The other changes such as the status bar and the tab positions are not a big deal either. Link details still appear at the bottoms of the screen. Tabd above the address bar, after some thought make a lot of sense, because
that address belongs to that tab.
Firefox is not actually as bad as you might think. In my case I moved to Firefox because the webkit based browsers on my Debian install had poor performance and rendering issues (although I liked Arora very much).
top Facebook Bans Google+ Ads
yes please, my last one was ballsed up when it went to a Google Apps account
supergroovegear [at] hotmail [dot] com
top Belgian Newspapers Delisted On Google
Or Google could have used common sense to interpret the order narrowly to mean "delist the papers from Google news". It is obvious that they would not be fined for continuing to display search results.
True, but Google faces a fine of 1 million euros each day that it does not comply (with 10 days' grace). At one million euros a day, I be taking a broad interpretation too.
top Open Source Software Hijacked To Push Malware
No, official vlc for android yet but they are working on it (http://ivoire.dinauz.org/blog/index.php?post/2011/02/02/VLC-on-Android) but in the mean time if you are up for it, you can always compile it yourself (http://wiki.videolan.org/AndroidCompile). I can't say I have had much luck working on the phone.
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