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The U.N.'s Push for Power Over the Internet

abhishekupadhya ITU is little known? (326 comments)

Well, the bucketloads of communication, imaging and video standards ought to account for some fame right?

more than 2 years ago
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Irish Judge Orders 13-Year-Old To Surrender Xbox

abhishekupadhya Virginity (445 comments)

is what the kid should have said. He'd know how it'd feel if something really valued was taken away from him...

more than 3 years ago
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Developers Fork Mandriva Linux, Creating Mageia

abhishekupadhya Sure. More the merrier (206 comments)

The world could use one more distro.

more than 3 years ago
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Intel Buys McAfee

abhishekupadhya Hardware, Onboard security solutions. (377 comments)

Intel was trying to develop a solution to enable Protected Execution. A hardware mechanism against attacks by software. A large chunk of that $7.7billion might be a talent acquisition to go ahead in this field. Enterprise security might be a good field, since Intel already has the user base in the form of installed hardware, and a near monopoly.

about 4 years ago
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Internet Explorer Turns 15

abhishekupadhya Let's celebrate (271 comments)

Here, have a blaster.

more than 4 years ago
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Mozilla Plans Fix For Critical Firefox Vulnerability In Next Release

abhishekupadhya Re:What kept them? (140 comments)

Also if this was IE, browser fanboys would take the flamebait oh-so-quickly. Every browser has its own issues. Deal with it.

more than 4 years ago
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Google To Pay $500 For Bugs Found In Chromium

abhishekupadhya A perverse Incentive (175 comments)

1. Tie up with some of the coders behind chromium. 2. Ask them to insert clever, high-impact bugs. 3. report the exploit. 4. Collect $1337

more than 4 years ago
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Measuring Real Time Public Opinion With Twitter

abhishekupadhya Truly a wonderful idea. (54 comments)

'"Twitter is a reflection of what people are interested in right now," So true. The world needs to know about #MrsSlocombesPussy, um, like, RIGHT NOW.

more than 5 years ago
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Cell Phone Tracking Reveals Users' Habits

abhishekupadhya Re:Isn't this article a bit delayed? (180 comments)

Ah. I should have clarified. I didn't read it on slashdot, of course [ I thought that'd be obvious. But I should have realized that there are trolls around] So here's where I read this article. Three days earlier. http://www.nature.com/news/2008/080604/full/news.2008.874.html?s=news_rss The online edition of the well-known scientific journal. And this was on June 4th. @ somersault : How did you guess?...

more than 6 years ago

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HTML 5 drops open-source video codec Ogg Theora

abhishekupadhya abhishekupadhya writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Abhishek Upadhya writes "After much pressure from Apple,Ian Hickson wrote on Monday on the 'WHATWG' list that he was reluctantly dropping the open standard Ogg Theora due to opposition from Apple, and said the rival H.264 codec could also not be specified due to opposition from other browser vendors[ because of licensing costs]. This means HTML 5 will not specify a single codec for web development. Hickson highlights the possibility that video on the web would go ahead with Ogg Theora or H.264 as the defacto web standards, although it would take a while for that codec to be included into the HTML5 spec. The ZDnet article on this topic by David Meyer. All this has no bearing on loyal IE users, since in the words of Hickson, "Microsoft has not commented on their intent to support at all.""
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