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Microsoft unveils first new company logo in 25 years

ideaz steers clear of apple (1 comments)

making sure there are no rounded corners in the logo.

more than 2 years ago
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Creating a School Computer Lab With Ubuntu For $0

ideaz No surprise (229 comments)

Honestly this comes as no surprise to me, I pursued my undergrad from a school in India which adopted to Linux (Fedora) in all its computer labs with an intention to 'increase awareness/skill levels' among Comp sci students and of course, to save 100% on the software licensing. And this was in the year 2005.

more than 2 years ago
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Intel Ivy Bridge Processor Hits 7GHz Overclock Record

ideaz Re:7 GHz boot (144 comments)

No overclocking configuration could get over sleep(10)

more than 2 years ago
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Firefox 9.0 Beta Available

ideaz One solution: (291 comments)

Time for us to consider only the LTS versions to be actual release versions and rest all BETAs!

more than 2 years ago
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Steve Jobs Resigns As Apple CEO

ideaz How it was and how its now (1027 comments)

Everyone begin comparisons now, from consumers to the employees..

about 3 years ago
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Amazon, Google Cave To Apple, Drop In-App Buttons

ideaz Re:Holy crap (307 comments)

And this is penalizing the consumer something which I highly doubt Amazon would ever do.

more than 3 years ago
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Nokia mobile phone price increased in india

ideaz Wait.. (1 comments)

Microsoft, is that you?

more than 3 years ago
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Green Card Lottery Judgment Favors Mathematical Randomness

ideaz Re:Definition? (210 comments)

Another great example is the Sony PS3's code in the ROM which was supposed to give out random sequences. apparently it was hard coded

more than 3 years ago
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NASA's New Bag Turns Urine Into Sports Drink

ideaz Now (182 comments)

time to turn my poop

more than 3 years ago
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Jailbreakme 3.0 Released

ideaz Grooveshark! (102 comments)

Thats what I jailbreak for! Really nor amazon, nor google could come close to Grooveshark!

more than 3 years ago
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It's Not a New Ballmer Microsoft Needs; It's a New Gates

ideaz But FIRST (211 comments)

BallmerGATE! Show Ballmer the gate.

more than 3 years ago
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Anonymous Leaks New Batch of Data

ideaz SO wait.. (53 comments)

Is Anonymous trying to support the Wiki-leaks movement but explicitly not sayin it?

more than 3 years ago
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Future Actions Predicted From Brain Activity

ideaz uh oh (72 comments)

and all this while I didn't realize that my plans and contemplations were hidden from by brain.

more than 3 years ago
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Lawsuit Claims Sony Canned Security Staff Just Before Data Breach

ideaz Re:https:// (99 comments)

So was how some folks at my workplace were able to access Facebook before it was known to the IT dept.

more than 2 years ago
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LulzSec Posts First Secret Document Dump

ideaz Re:AZ isn't anti-immigrant (835 comments)

"You mean like when he gets pulled over and the police man asks for his driver's license?"

And also being asked for immigration documents and passport. Does that also happen to white people?

more than 2 years ago
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Apple Releases Mac OS 10.6.8, Readies Mac App Stor

ideaz Where are the deltas? (1 comments)

Or the following ones? A nearly 500meg update to enable support for an upgrade (other than a few fixes)? Why not just let us download Lion directly?

more than 3 years ago
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Bill Would Make Carriers Publish 4G Data Speeds

ideaz A greater concern is (99 comments)

segregating the data plan from tethering plan... Please, this needs a bill more than anything!

more than 3 years ago
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SkyDrive drops Silverlight

ideaz Offtopic (3 comments)

Its high time Slashdot should drop Bill Gates pic for MS activity and put up Steve Ballmer's since the former no longer has any role on such decisions.

As far as dropping Silverlight support, I saw it coming sooner or later from a company with such a track record on many of their products including hardware. Microsoft's stability is highly unstable.
I don't wanna be predicting this but I'm afraid WP7 would be the next victim. And such could be the case with the HTML5 based apps on windows 8.

more than 3 years ago

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LulzSec, Anonymous call for PayPal boycott

ideaz ideaz writes  |  more than 3 years ago

ideaz (1981092) writes "Hacker groups LulzSec and Anonymous once again have PayPal in their sights, but this time they won’t be attacking the company’s servers.“We encourage anyone using PayPal to immediately close their accounts and consider an alternative,” the groups wrote. “The first step to being truly free is not putting one’s trust into a company that freezes accounts when it feels like, or when it is pressured by the U.S. government.”"
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Indian Village Renamed Snapdeal.com

ideaz ideaz writes  |  more than 3 years ago

ideaz (1981092) writes "A village in India has decided to rename itself and henceforth be known as Snapdeal.com Nagar (which means town). Snapdeal.com being an online couponing company that recently raised $12 million and has the lead over Groupon in India in the local ecommerce space. Snapdeal has adopted a remote village in India and enabled clean drinking water facilities for its people by installing manual pumps. To show their gratitude, the village’s residents have decided to rename their village to Snapdeal.com Nagar, actually taking the company by surprise."
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MS getting $5 for every Android HTC sells

ideaz ideaz writes  |  more than 3 years ago

ideaz (1981092) writes "As you might know, Microsoft has been claiming that Android infringes on the company’s intellectual property. As a result of this, HTC and Microsoft signed a deal last year that allowed HTC to keep making Android phones, but it’d have to pay Microsoft a royalty for every device sold."
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Explosion at Foxconn plant

ideaz ideaz writes  |  more than 3 years ago

ideaz (1981092) writes ""At around 19:00 in China, Foxconn Chengdu manufacture plant got an explosion, we are not sure actually what cause the explosion and how many casualties had resulted. At the scene, there are currently more than 10 fire engines, ambulances and 10 police cars had arrived on the scene. And, the explosion is happened in an operating room inside Foxconn. Video of the scene after the break."

There are have been reportedly 2 deaths and 3 in critical condition. Source (engadget:http://www.engadget.com/2011/05/20/explosion-at-foxconns-chengdu-plant-injures-several-could-affe/)"

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TomTom apologizes for selling traffic data

ideaz ideaz writes  |  more than 3 years ago

ideaz (1981092) writes "TomTom has apologized for selling user data from personal navigation devices to police.

It wasn't exactly a surprise. When Netherlands-based TomTom reported weak first quarter earnings earlier this year, it said it would try to supplement earnings through certain methods like selling traffic data to governments."

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USCIS Proposes H-1B Electronic Registration

ideaz ideaz writes  |  more than 3 years ago

ideaz (1981092) writes "U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is publishing tomorrow a proposed rule that could save U.S. businesses more than $23 million over the next 10 years by establishing an advance registration process for U.S. employers seeking to file H-1B petitions for foreign workers in specialty occupations. The proposed electronic system would minimize administrative burdens and expenses related to the H-1B petition process—including reducing the need for employers to submit petitions for which visas would not be available under the statutory visa cap.
The proposed rule, which posted to the Federal Register today for public viewing, contains complete details about the registration system and estimated cost savings. USCIS encourages formal comments on the proposed rule through www.regulations.gov."

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Borders Tells Customers Where To Find Restroom

ideaz ideaz writes  |  more than 3 years ago

ideaz (1981092) writes "Consumerist reader Sam says he snapped this sign at a store which will be closing in Chicago, telling customers where they can now go to find a bathroom.

Borders filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in mid-February, after struggling for years to compete against Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble, which have cornered the digital and physical book store markets, respectively. As a result, they have been in the process of closing 30% of their stores."

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Digg founder's next startup: Milk

ideaz ideaz writes  |  more than 3 years ago

ideaz (1981092) writes "It hasn't been that long since Kevin Rose left Digg, but early details of his new startup are already coming to light.

The company, a development lab focused on solving problems using the mobile Web, is called Milk. Located in San Francisco's Mission District, it has been described as an incubator, but TechCrunch notes that the philosophy behind it is much different than the approach taken by most other Silicon Valley startups."

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Apple patent hints at 'Spaces' coming to iPad Rea

ideaz ideaz writes  |  more than 3 years ago

ideaz (1981092) writes "A new Apple patent filing unearthed by Patently Apple points at an interesting prospect for productivity hounds on the iPad: bringing the multi-desktop "Spaces" feature found in Mac OS X to the realm of the touch-screen tablet.

Called "device, method, and graphical user interface for manipulating workspace views," the 2009 application, which went live on the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's site yesterday, describes a device with a touch screen that has "a plurality of workspace views." When enabled, the idea is to let users jump around to their various screens with finger gestures, turning the 10-inch screen into a just a window of a larger work space.

The various toggles for surfing around these work spaces are described as gestures, including pinching in various parts of the screen as well as a five-finger tap and pinch.

Read more: http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-20049761-37.html#ixzz1IbFz89fE"

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Pandora Subpoenaed in Probe of Mobile-App Privacy

ideaz ideaz writes  |  more than 3 years ago

ideaz (1981092) writes "Pandora Media Inc., the largest Internet radio company, said it’s been asked for information as part of a federal grand-jury probe into the way smartphone software developers handle personal data.

Pandora isn’t a specific target of the investigation and similar subpoenas have been issued to other publishers of apps that run on Apple Inc.’s iPhone and Google Inc.’s Android operating system, the company said in a securities filing today."

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Jailbreakers Cydia Lands Big Advert Deal

ideaz ideaz writes  |  more than 3 years ago

ideaz (1981092) writes "Unsanctioned, third-party app provider Cydia – sort of the store for those who don’t use iTunes – has landed a brand deal with Toyota. The advertising deal is the first of its kind, where a major brand goes to a non-conforming provider for marketing. The ads being run are part of Toyota’s advertising campaign to push its iPhone user interface app for select Toyota cars."
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Apple launches XCode 4 for $4.99 (non ADP members)

ideaz ideaz writes  |  more than 3 years ago

ideaz (1981092) writes ""Apple on Wednesday released Xcode 4, the latest version of its IDE for iOS and Mac OS X. The new release, in beta for nearly a year, combines several previously separate development tools into a single window interface. It also leverages new underlying tools such as the latest LLVM compiler and LLDB debugger and offers several time-saving features like automatic code checking. And while Xcode remains free to registered developers, Apple is now making Xcode available to any Mac OS X user via the Mac App Store for $4.99.""
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AT&T pokes fun at Verizon

ideaz ideaz writes  |  more than 3 years ago

ideaz (1981092) writes "Gearlive: "AT&T is finally going on the offensive as the Verizon iPhone is set to launch later this month. In an email blast today, AT&T shows a woman talking on the phone while browsing Fandango for movie tickets. Below is a line that says AT&T is the play network that lets you talk and surf the web at the same time on your iPhone. Thing is, they're right, and they should totally be using this as a selling point. Sure, this isn't something we all do on a regular basis, but I've certainly done it a handful of times, and would have been frustrated if I weren't able to when I needed it.""
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