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Linux Sucks (Video)

dclozier Re:Linux really does have serious issues (293 comments)

The linux kernel devs had an offer open to manufacturers to write drivers for free. But I guess it's been 7 years since that offer so maybe that's changed. If so it was most likely because the manufacturers didn't take them up on the offer.

about 4 months ago

From FCC Head Wheeler, a Yellow Light For Internet Fast Lanes

dclozier Re:NOT. GOOD. ENOUGH. (149 comments)

Wish I had some mod points left - more signatures are needed. I just added mine.

Tom Wheeler will never have the public's interest in mind. Once a lobbyist for cable and wireless companies always their shill.

about 4 months ago

NYC Considers Google Glass For Restaurant Inspections

dclozier It's a great idea. (104 comments)

The best way to keep inspectors from looking the other way for cash under the table is to be able to see when they're looking the other way. This also protects the restaurant owners too since the inspector can't threaten them over something imaginary because it will have to be on the video recording to back up their statements.

about 5 months ago

Under the Chassis: A Look At Tesla's Battery Shield

dclozier Was it really Tesla's problem? (152 comments)

These accidents all seem to stem from the drivers and their carelessness. From crashing through brick walls to hitting large chunks of debri in the road rather than going around it. All Tesla has done is made their vehicles less prone to the driver being careless. (good move none the less)

Next up - Tesla cars catch fire after drivers park them in the ocean.

about 5 months ago

Is Google Making the Digital Divide Worse?

dclozier Re:This is the most retarded astroturf post ever (259 comments)

My thoughts exactly - the digital divide wouldn't be any less worse without Google. If anything Google is slowly forcing the hands of the large telcos to bolster their services or have their lunches eaten.

about 6 months ago

Privacy Advocate Jacob Appelbaum Reports Break-In Of Berlin Apartment

dclozier There's going to be more of this to come. (194 comments)

As we improve our ability to keep private things private the government's orginizations will find it easier to snoop by gaining physical access first. There's no doubt we're on the slippery slope. I have to wonder, which orginization broke into his apartment? Or maybe it was a combined effort and they are sharing in the information gained, if any.

about 9 months ago

Firefox 26 Arrives With Click-To-Play For Java Plugins

dclozier I second this... (208 comments)

Cookie Monster is one of my must have plugins for Firefox. You can easily see at a glance where the cookie usage stands for the site you are on and can then adjust as needed. Using a default of rejecting all can be a bit more work though but isn't so bad once you have white listed your regularly used web sites.

about 9 months ago

Toyota's Killer Firmware

dclozier Self-driving cars will come with an EULA (610 comments)

The owner of a self-driving car will have had to accepted the EULA and accepted not to hold the manufacturer liable for sofware defects. (half joking but I wouldn't rule it out)

about a year ago

Firefox 24 Arrives: WebRTC Support and NFC Sharing On Android

dclozier Re:'Top Sites' Privacy Issue. (152 comments)

If you hold down on the thumbnails the option to pin the site is there so that it always shows when opening firefox. Simply pin down 6 sites you don't mind displaying at startup. Also, there is an addon called clean quit that can be set to clear out history, cookies and such when you choose it as an option to exit the browser.

1 year,3 days

San Francisco Fire Chief Bans Helmet-Mounted Cameras For Firefighters

dclozier Wi Ronnim Doun (209 comments)

Is that a KTVU confirmed driver's name? :D

about a year ago

British Porn-Censoring MP Has Website Defaced With Porn

dclozier Re:what is MP? (266 comments)

An 8 second Google search (I'm on a slow connection) gives the following possibilities:

Member of Parliament
Military Police
Mounted Police
Mezzo Piano

Take a guess.

What does a piano have to do with porn? Never mind, not sure I want to know.

about a year ago

Lead Developer of Yum Killed In Hit-and-run

dclozier Re:Hit and Run driver turned himself in. (413 comments)

Thanks for the update. Not that I think they should go lightly on him but he should be given some consideration for owning up to his mistake. Regardless of his punishment it wont bring Seth back.

about a year ago

Millions At Risk From Critical Vulnerabilities From WordPress Plugins

dclozier Not an unsafe language... (145 comments)

Just bad coding. Any language can be coded with badly. (some more easily or accidentally than others)

about a year ago

Microsoft YouTube App Strips Ads; Adds Download

dclozier Re:Google will block it (381 comments)

They just need to move to VP8 delivery only. Microsoft said it wouldn't support it - then we'll really know for sure!

about a year ago

Linode Hacked, Credit Cards and Passwords Leaked

dclozier Capital One - not in my wallet! (112 comments)

I used to think the same thing until I ended up paying for some charges I didn't make. Capital One's team of investigators concluded that the charges were my responsibility. I've been running Linux on the desktop for over 10 years now so I know it wasn't a trojan or some other malware on my end giving up the card number - it had to be an online service somewere that was hacked. I never found out who or how. I only ended up owing money for iPower Web hosting (would never in a million years use their service to start with), various gourmet coffee that was delivered to my house (ok I do like coffee but still wouldn't have ordered it online), video professor videos on using Microsoft Office (you know, if I should ever go back to Windows this may be handy???) and colon cleanser. WTF? I don't think they really did any investigating - just waited for a bit and then said it was my fault. Capital One offers no protection.

about a year and a half ago

Wayland/Weston Gets Forked As Northfield/Norwood

dclozier Re:Help, I'm being triggered! (252 comments)

That's my trigger! Please wait while I get my dongle out. ;)

about a year and a half ago

Bitcoin Currency Surpasses 20 National Currencies In Total Value

dclozier Is it really circulating? (583 comments)

Or like has been stated before it's mostly being hoarded. (like when collecting anything, mostly of value to the collector and other collectors but not anyone else)

about a year and a half ago

Google Pledges Not To Sue Any Open Source Projects Using Their Patents

dclozier Probably not so well disguised sabre-rattling? (153 comments)

Oracle is using Map Reduce - wonder if they infringe?
Microsoft is using Map Reduce - wonder if they infringe?
Perhaps Apple is using it as well, somewhere.

about a year and a half ago



Google offering free web fonts!

dclozier dclozier writes  |  more than 4 years ago

dclozier (1002772) writes "Google has announced a collection of high quality open source web fonts in the Google Font Directory, and the Google Font API to make them available to everybody on the web.

Google has been working with a number of talented font designers to produce a varied collection of high quality open source fonts for the Google Font Directory. With the Google Font API, using these fonts on your web page is almost as easy as using the standard set of so-called 'web-safe' fonts that come installed on most computers.

The Google Font API provides a simple, cross-browser method for using any font in the Google Font Directory on your web page. The fonts have all the advantages of normal text: in addition to being richer visually, text styled in web fonts is still searchable, scales crisply when zoomed, and is accessible to users using screen readers."

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Novell beats SCO in court, again!

dclozier dclozier writes  |  more than 4 years ago

dclozier (1002772) writes "Novell has beat SCO again. Does this mean SCO is finally dead? As posted on Novell's website:

Today, the jury in the District Court of Utah trial between SCO Group and Novell issued a verdict. Novell is very pleased with the jury’s decision confirming Novell’s ownership of the Unix copyrights, which SCO had asserted to own in its attack on Linux. Novell remains committed to promoting Linux, including by defending Linux on the intellectual property front. This decision is good news for Novell, for Linux, and for the open source community.


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