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jfbilodeau (931293) writes "Welcome to 1995. The browser war is back and the 'best viewed with...' returns. Microsoft partnered with a number of sites to ensure an 'optimal experience' with Internet Explorer. Most, but not all of the sites showcasing Internet Explorer seem to work fine with Google Chrome on Linux, but the return of 'best view with Internet Explorer' sends shivers down my spine. Are we entering the age of the Browser War 2.0?" Link to Original Source top
US Law Enforcement Officer money extortion program
jfbilodeau (931293) writes "The CBC is warning Canadians about a US program where America law enforcement officers — from federal agents to state troopers right down to sheriffs in one-street backwaters — are operating a vast, co-ordinated scheme to grab as much of the public’s cash as they can" Link to Original Source top
jfbilodeau (931293) writes "Scientists recently located a new fossil site in B.C. and west of Calgary that is already yielding major new discoveries about early animal evolution. The Marble Canyon fossil beds were located in 2012 by a team of Canadian, U.S. and Swedish researchers in Kootenay National Park, about 40 kilometres from the 505-million-year-old Burgess Shale in Yoho National Park, which is considered one of the most important fossil fields in the world." Link to Original Source top
jfbilodeau (931293) writes "I've been contributing and releasing open-source projects for a number of years now, and managed to stay (mostly) clear of conflict. One of my projects BSOD(roid) have been available on the Android Market for nearly a year. Last night, I've received a email asking me to rename my product because it infringes on the trademark ROID. This trademark has been filled nearly six month after my project was on the market. The two projects are completely unrelated and do not compete. Renaming the project is not the issue here. Responding to mindless corporate bullying is. I'm curious to know if this happened to other slashdotter and what suggestions you may have." top
jfbilodeau writes "The fine folks at Codeweavers performed an 11 day experiment in getting Google Chrome working on Linux and Mac. Their efforts resulted in the Chromium proof of concept. Having test-driven Chrome on a Windows machines, I could not wait to get my hands on the Linux version. Caveat: their implementation is free as in beer but not free as in speech." Link to Original Source