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Microsoft Update Quietly Installs Firefox Extension

fishyfool Re:Surprise! (500 comments)

I think the OP's point is like XP was Windows nt5.1 to Windows 2k's nt5.0 (hint, just an update) and that Windows7 is just an update to Windows Vista, that ME was just an update to Windows 98 osr2.5.

more than 5 years ago

Ubuntu Download Speeds Beat Windows XP's

fishyfool TCP/IP is native to UNIX/Linux/BSD (515 comments)

TCP/IP is not native to Windows. Windows has the translation overhead that Linux doesn't.

more than 5 years ago

State Secrets Defense Rejected In Wiretapping Case

fishyfool Re:Well? (269 comments)

He can have their license to practice law reviewed by the state bar, and the bar can revoke their privilege to practice law. If, as a lawyer, you piss off a Federal Judge by not doing what the court asks of you, that can be the penalty.

more than 5 years ago

Google, Apple, Microsoft Sued Over File Preview

fishyfool KDE prior art (250 comments)

Take a look here see the view of the virtual desktops on the top right? KDE has had this feature since at least 98 and I think the beta's had even more. Gregory Swartz just patented someone elses work likely seen while working as a consultant in the working environments of his clients.

more than 5 years ago

Interesting Uses For a USB LED Screen?

fishyfool Re:Notification for everything (403 comments)

Have your fellow Idahoians been moving to California? There seems to have been an increase of slow-drivers-that-won't-move-over here. Recently.

more than 5 years ago

Reliable, Free Anti-Virus Software?

fishyfool Avast (586 comments)

Add me to the chorus of Avast. It simply works and works well.

more than 5 years ago

Mandriva Joins Ubuntu With a Linux For Netbooks

fishyfool Re:Mandriva usage multiplication (64 comments)

Not true. While it doesn't have the penetration of Ubuntu, It's still consistently in the top six or seven downloaded from distrowatch. Try it. It's way better than SuSE. I have The 2008 PowerPack, It includes LinDVD already set up, it has nVidia and ATI drivers avalable on install, it's the only distro that picked up my no name StarLogic 1680x1050 monitor and set the resolution correctly. Mandriva is flat out slick.

about 6 years ago

IBM Leapfrogs Intel With 22nm Chips

fishyfool AMD's partner IBM? (168 comments)

Does this mean the Phenom will be produced on 22nm scale? Could be a very interesting development in the AMD/Intel chip wars.

about 6 years ago



Pennsylvania Judges jail kids for cash

fishyfool fishyfool writes  |  more than 5 years ago

fishyfool writes "Two Luzerne County Pennsylvania Judges have admitted that they jailed kids, and gave harsher than normal sentences to others for payments of more than 2.6 million dollars from private contractors. These contractors, PA Childcare and a sister company, Western PA Childcare, then billed the state. The more children incarcerated, the more money paid to the companies. These judges face up to 7 years in prison"
Link to Original Source

fishyfool fishyfool writes  |  more than 7 years ago

fishyfool writes "Microsoft has started a new policy of authenticating the Windows operating system. Previously when a user has installed Windows they had to activate the OS with Microsoft online or by phone. One could understand why Microsoft put the activation process into place, with all the pirating that was taking place with early verisons of Windows. Now Microsoft has taken authentication of the Microsoft Validation to a whole new level. Starting now, they will be checking your operating system every month."

fishyfool fishyfool writes  |  more than 7 years ago

fishyfool writes "Link to story There's a new bill in congress aimed at preserving our fair use rights. It should come as no surprise that the RIAA is against it. this quoted; "The Freedom and Innovation Revitalizing U.S. Entrepreneurship (FAIR USE) Act, introduced Tuesday by U.S. Representatives Rick Boucher, a Virginia Democrat, and John Doolittle, a California Republican, would allow customers to circumvent digital copy restrictions in six limited areas when copyright owners' business models are not threatened, Boucher said in a press release. So-called fair use doctrine allows customers of copyright works to make limited numbers of copies, particularly for reviews, news reporting, teaching and research. The bill would allow exemptions to the anticircumvention restrictions in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), passed by Congress in 1998. The bill is revamped from similar bills introduced in the last two sessions of Congress, Boucher said.""

fishyfool fishyfool writes  |  more than 7 years ago

fishyfool (854019) writes " /cheney_under_fire

WASHINGTON — A smorgasbord of Washington insider details has emerged during the perjury trial of the vice president's former chief of staff.

For example, when
Dick Cheney really needed friends in the news media, his staff was short of phone numbers.

No one served up spicier morsels than Cheney's former top press assistant. Cathie Martin described the craft of media manipulation — under oath and in blunter terms than politicians like to hear in public.

The uses of leaks and exclusives. When to let one's name be used and when to hide in anonymity. Which news medium was seen as more susceptible to control and what timing was most propitious. All candidly described. Even the rating of certain journalists as friends to favor and critics to shun — a faint echo of the enemies list drawn up in
Richard Nixon's White House more than 30 years ago."



Chrome on Windows 2000!

fishyfool fishyfool writes  |  about 6 years ago I've been playing with Chrome on Windows XP, and like the speed. However, My Win2k box is what i'm usually on just because it's faster. When I first tried to install Chrome I got the usual error message about how it's for XP and Vista only. I was looking for some kind of guidance to help me get it installed, when I ran across a Japanese page where a guy got Chrome working on win2k. Following his instructions, and using his hacks, it's now installed and running. Coolness!


Spammers find a hole to send email through Google

fishyfool fishyfool writes  |  more than 7 years ago The last few days i've been getting spam sent through google's picasa web albums email server and verified through yahoo's domain keys system. I called google to let them in on it, and the girl who answered the phone told me "oh, somewhere on there's a place to report spam, you'll have to find it." "we don't take reports over the phone" and then she hung up. Well, I'm not going to dig for their spam report page, It's easier just to mark it as spam, and block all emails from google. oh well. (said sarcastically)


Why is this guy not being charged?

fishyfool fishyfool writes  |  more than 7 years ago Yahoo has a story about a guy with a rare form (VERY drug resistant) of tuberculosis. He was notified that he had this by the CDC while he was Rome and was told that he had an "extensively drug-resistant" form, far more dangerous than he knew,and to turn himself into Italian health officials. Instead, he travels north to Prague. He exposes everyone near himself on the plane to TB. Then He travels to Montreal, again exposing all the passengers near him to his TB infection. He is now the subject of the first government ordered quarantine since 1963 because of his not following instructions. This man needlessly exposed who knows how many people to a communicable disease and he's not being charged or identified. Something's wrong with this picture.


Windows Vista

fishyfool fishyfool writes  |  more than 7 years ago I've had Windows Vista Ultimate installed on my game box for about a month now, and I'm ready to switch back to XP. Don't get me wrong, I love the improvments that Microsoft has done, both of them. Areo is verrrrrry nice. Widgets are a nice feature as well. User account controls is a long overdue addition to windows, too bad Microsoft blew it implementing the feature. when I press ctrl-alt-del pop up the goddamned taskmanager!!! Glass is the ugliest theme ever, wtf were you thinking microsoft? why are all the shortcuts that have been in place since win95/98 moved? I sometimes wonder if microsoft didn't pull an Apple and write a window manger for an open source operating system. Here's a kick in the ass, For just a little more than I paid for Ultimate, I could have had a Mac.

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