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IOS 4.3 Now Available For Download

joshier iTunes podcast & university lectures (346 comments)

I'm downloading the update primarily in hopes that they've fixed the iTunes store where you literally can't see the full titles of podcasts or iTunes U lectures. You use the search in iTunes and it finds many results, however you can't read any of them at all until you fully download it. Nightmare.

more than 3 years ago
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Firefox 4 Beta 9 Out, Now With IndexedDB and Tabs On Titlebar

joshier Just a warning when uninstalling FF4 beta 9 (537 comments)

When uninstalling the beta 9, do not make the same mistake I made by clicking 'delete personal preferences' because despite what I thought would only delete it's own profile, it actually annihilated my 3.5.15 FF profile removing everything including passwords, bookmarks and history.

more than 3 years ago
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Google Give Searchers 'Instant Previews' of Result Pages

joshier Re:It's automation, not laziness! (252 comments)

I don't personally see a major nuisance with this, the trouble with the new implementations is that they are all being pushed in too fast. Here's a couple examples

* instant search
* category selection at the top has now permanently moved to the side
* images section has completely changed and it's just a bit annoying use sometimes

more than 3 years ago
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Malicious Websites Can Initiate Skype Calls On iOS

joshier Not sure if it's worthy of a mention but (177 comments)

iTunes prompt for password just popped up when I loaded safari to visit slashdot homepage. iPod touch 4g

more than 3 years ago
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Firefox 4's JavaScript Now Faster Than Chrome's

joshier Re:FF4 (352 comments)

I have no extensions running anymore to try and cut down the extremely numerous times it crashes. It's never done that before. It'll crash on any web page and my firefox has been recently reinstalled. I will most likely downgrade to an older version. I always report the crashes and put my email in too.

more than 3 years ago
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How To Deflect an Asteroid With Today's Technology

joshier The mars rover was 'an asteroid' but we .. (264 comments)

The mars rover was 'an asteroid' but we protected it, so couldn't we wrap some cushioning around it so when it lands it has a cushion of sorts. Or what about covering it with some highly reactive material so when it enters earths atmosphere, it burns up quicker than normal?

more than 3 years ago
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How To Deflect an Asteroid With Today's Technology

joshier Lasers and aliens (264 comments)

Here's s couple thoughts: if we had a powerful laser, could we zap it? What about putting some infective virus like nanobots that eat in at the asteroid.

Also, if we detect an asteroid that's big enough to destroy us all and nothing destroys it for us, we will know aliens aren't here trying to protect us for some reason.

more than 3 years ago
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Genetically Altering Trees To Sequester More Carbon

joshier Re:Subjective perspective exaggerated (279 comments)

Win? Not to sound a bit pessimistic but at the rate we are changing our environment "for our own good" will have us all eradicated in a very short term.

more than 3 years ago
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Helicopter Crashes While Filming Autonomous Audi

joshier Re:GPS? (218 comments)

But if your ultimately in control of where "it takes you", you're still in control. Most people would prefer to be driven to work so they can sit in the back watching a film or calling people or whatever it is. I'd love to have my car drive me to work whilst I eat the day before's pizza.

more than 3 years ago
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Helicopter Crashes While Filming Autonomous Audi

joshier Re:GPS? (218 comments)

I'm all for autonomous driving (for example, after having one too many drinks, your car could simply drive you and your friends back) however, lets be honest - the roads are never perfect and there will sometimes be cats/cogs/other large animals included as well as people and other things like people on bikes or horses on the roads. That's in Britain at least.

more than 3 years ago
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Apple Announces New iPods, iTunes 10, Social Network, AppleTV

joshier Re:Facebook dead (579 comments)

Just because myspace is in heavy decline doesn't mean they were doing all the wrong things. facebook is severely lacking in the music area and apple have been luck/smart/quick enough to try and capture that market. Users are on the rise for music, just check out spotify/last.fm/we7 sometime. Personally I hope that the quicker we get away from status updates and the focus on what we're all doing in the very moment the better.

more than 3 years ago
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Apple Announces New iPods, iTunes 10, Social Network, AppleTV

joshier Re:Facebook dead (579 comments)

"Second, integration with iTunes does not a social network make." Proof read.

more than 3 years ago
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Apple Announces New iPods, iTunes 10, Social Network, AppleTV

joshier Announce iTunes 10 for UK site (579 comments)

http://www.apple.com/uk/
And then add a button saying "iTunes 10 Free for Mac + PC, Download iTunes"
then upon final download button, name to "iTunes 10. Coming Soon. Download iTunes 9 now"
Nice way to start with consistency, yeah.

more than 3 years ago
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No More Need To Reboot Fedora w/ Ksplice

joshier It's free? (262 comments)

Isn't everything in linux?

more than 3 years ago
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Sit Longer, Die Sooner

joshier What about laying down? (341 comments)

Just curious, I mean - surely laying down is as natural as standing and if the statistics added up - I'd present it to the boss at work and ask him to order a bed in.

more than 3 years ago
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Court Rules Against Stem Cell Policy

joshier Re:I appreciate the moral implications for some (388 comments)

I think it's selfish for parents who will know for certain their children will have the same disease/problems as them. Perhaps if people were more open to adoption we might see less intense willingness to 'have your own', the end of the day it's a blank human and it's not hard to make a child, it's hard to raise one to the best of your abilities.

I'm ill informed in the subject but I hope there are rules in place to stop say, two people genetically very, very poor (e.g. their children guaranteed to have extreme issues). Down syndrome and so on...

Also it's a bit of a gamble isn't it at the end of the day? For me I'd quite like the idea of knowing that the child I will adopt will be quite healthy ... I don't have the risk of having a child myself and have it turn out with severe mental issues. I realise people with severe mental issues are still able to fully enjoy life but if you don't have the time/resources money then I feel it's quite selfish.

more than 3 years ago

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