Installing Android 2.2 "Froyo" On the Nexus One
I just updated the original post with instructions to get Flash. Basically, search for "flash 10.1" in the market.
Installing Android 2.2 "Froyo" On the Nexus One
And no point trying to get it before you get it pushed to you?
The Over-The-Air update is a staggered rollout. But, the manual method that I wrote about here let's you avoid the wait. That said, it also seems to only be for the Nexus One now. Can't find a Droid update yet.
Is Mozilla Ubiquity Dead?
I just watched the Ubiquity video again for the first time in years to refresh my memory. It's pretty awesome. But it's also a pretty major project that Mozilla can't really do themselves. Web sites need to implement "verbs" for it to work. And browsers other than Mozilla need to implement it too.
That said, I hope it comes back to life and improves. Hey, maybe this /. post will entice some readers to become Ubiquity developers. Maybe Google can help too and bring it to Chrome - and I don't mean as an extension, but a built in feature (Firefox too). If it's built-in, as opposed to an add on, more users will have access to it and web site developers will have a bigger audience to code verbs for.
The Sad History and (Possibly) Bright Future of TiVo
I always thought Apple should buy TiVo's patents and tech and rebrand the failed AppleTV. Apple has the cash, marketing position, and design gurus to make an amazingly elegant, easy to use device integrated with beautiful TVs and screens, with all the backend apps to add value (iTunes integration, iMovie, etc.), and TiVo has the all the original patents that Apple could afford to defend. And Apple could turn into the big bullies themselves against the cable companies, especially if they can lobby for net neutrality legislation.
Seems like a perfect marriage to me.
That would be nice. But, unfortunately, Apple seems to perceive live TV as a competitor to the iTunes store's selection of movies and TV shows.
The Sad History and (maybe) Bright Future of TiVo
I just saw that comment too. Well, I guess you could file a complaint to the FCC. I'm considering doing the same. This is one of the dockets that TiVo themselves filed on: http://fjallfoss.fcc.gov/ecfs/proceeding/view?z=qxoje&name=09-47
Google.cn Still Remains In China
Try that query then look at the results. Compare the results from the query between google.cn and google.com. It's censored. Sad.
How To Build a Quantum Propulsion Machine
If you consider a vacuum to be the absence of air pressure, then it is still a vacuum - there are no air or other molecules/atoms/hadrons inside the vacuum. But if you imagine a clear glass bottle with all of the air sucked out of it, the fact that you can hold it up in the air and see through it tells you that light particles (photons) are moving into the bottle (through the glass), entering and exiting, before hitting your eye. Photons are the force carrying particles for the electromagnetic force.
Did Chicago Lose Olympic Bid Due To US Passport Control?
I was so excited for the prospect of having the Olympics in Chicago. One of the venues was literally just going to be across the street from my condo. But if you look at the bid details on Rio's site (http://www.rio2016.org.br/en/) and Chicago's site (http://www.chicago2016.org/). Rio's was more complete - and more honest about what they need to do.
Most notably to me, Chicago failed to address transit improvements. Transit plans have been critical in recent past Olympic bids. Venues are far apart. There needs to be a fast and efficient way to get from venue to venue. Rio promised a new high speed train linking all of the venues. You could go from beach volleyball to basketball in 30 minutes or less on a modern, efficient train.
In Chicago, there's no proposal for improving the decrepit state of Chicago's train systems. In fact, they actually had the nerve to claim that the atrocious Amtrak service is actually an asset (http://www.chicago2016.org/our-city/transportation/rail.aspx).
Chicago transit is horrible. Some of the train lines are over 100 years old. It's not good enough for the Olympics.
As it is, traffic grinds to a standstill on surface roads and train platforms crowd to dangerous levels when smaller events like the 4th of July or the Taste of Chicago food festival occur. The Olympics would dwarf anything that Chicago has ever seen. It would be a traffic (and security) nightmare. And they largely ignored it and ignored suggestions from people like myself who tried to make that and other suggestions.
Google Takes Top Spot From Time Warner
The growth is coming from several directions. First, the number of searches done with the core search product is ever increasing as the Internet grows around the world. Secondly, they keep on finding new products to throw in front of users like GMail and Google Maps. If someone starts using Google for multiple services, that's a lot of adds that they can show an individual person. And e-mail is something that many users check several times a day - hence several more opportunities for Google to show ads to someone.
The stock price is very high. But if they keep on making money hand over fist, they might actually be worth the price. It's a very different situation from the 1990's when companies that were losing money had multi-billion dollar market capitalizations.