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Chrome Extension Adds Facebook, Twitter To Google+

kai_hiwatari How long till Facebook break it? (71 comments)

I give it 24 hours before Facebook does something to break it.

more than 3 years ago
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Chris Dibona On Free Software and Google

kai_hiwatari Re:But.. (107 comments)

He is the Open Source Manager at Google. Former Slashdot editor, I think.

more than 3 years ago
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Firefox 8 20% Faster Than Firefox 5

kai_hiwatari Do not make much sense right now (441 comments)

Firefox 8 is not even in the alpha. It will change a lot by the time it reached the users. So, i think there is no point in statements such as "Firefox 8 is 20% faster than firefox 5".

more than 3 years ago
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Google: Orkut Will Co-Exist With Google+

kai_hiwatari Re:Hey, cool! (64 comments)

Not in India anymore. I do not know anyone who still uses orkut. Everyone has moved to Facebook.

more than 3 years ago
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Making a Real Batcopter, With Parts From the Hardware Store

kai_hiwatari Batman! (50 comments)

I was expecting something which Batman would fly in.

more than 3 years ago
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Confirmed: Microsoft Says It Will Open Source VB 6

kai_hiwatari Senior Product Manager Says Rumor Not True (205 comments)

Rob Osherove was joking when he tweeted that VB6 is being open sourced. If you look at his tweets, he followed that tweet with another with a link to "video of the official announcement" which is actually a link to Never Gonna Give Up. Looks like he was rickrolling. Anyway, Dough Seven, the Senior Product Manager of the Visual Team, had also tweeted that the rumors are not true. https://twitter.com/#!/dseven/status/71352709785198592 via http://digitizor.com/2011/05/20/microsoft-visual-basic-6-not-open-source/

more than 3 years ago
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Apple To Hold iPhone 4 Press Conference

kai_hiwatari Re:Private Conference (324 comments)

Yeah Steve Jobs will come out say something like "Consumer Reports tested it the wrong way".

more than 4 years ago
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Survey Says To UK — Repeal Laws of Thermodynamics

kai_hiwatari First Law? (208 comments)

What about the first law?

more than 4 years ago
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Set Free Your Inner Jedi (Or Pyro)

kai_hiwatari superhero (463 comments)

one step closer to my dream of becoming a superhero.

more than 4 years ago
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Gizmodo Blows Whistle On 4G iPhone Loser

kai_hiwatari Re:Nothingtoseeheremovealong (853 comments)

Almost nowhere are you required to report such things to the police. If you find an abandoned item, it's yours. Anything beyond that is good-Samaritan territory.

Not quite. According to California law you are required to report to the police if you find a thing that has been lost.

This is what it says in the CIVIL CODE SECTION 2080-2080.10

If the owner is unknown or has not claimed the property, the person saving or finding the property shall, if the property is of the value of one undred dollars ($100) or more, within a reasonable time turn the property over to the police department of the city or city and county.

more than 4 years ago
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Firefox Search In Ubuntu 10.04 Changed To Google

kai_hiwatari Re:Unfortunately (224 comments)

Whatever they are saying about "familiarity" is just crap. Nobody will buy it. Its simply about money - Google outbid Yahoo.

more than 4 years ago
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Ubuntu's "Lucid Lynx" Enters Beta

kai_hiwatari Slow News Day? (366 comments)

OMGZZZ!!! Lucid Lynx enters beta!!! is slashdot having a slow news day today?

more than 4 years ago
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MySpace To Sell User Data

kai_hiwatari WTF!! (199 comments)

*goes to delete whatever is left in my myspace account*

more than 4 years ago

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Top 5 Sony PlayStation Vita Games of 2012

kai_hiwatari kai_hiwatari writes  |  more than 2 years ago

kai_hiwatari (1642285) writes "Having just launched in early 2012, the PS Vita has already accrued a wide variety of interesting and original games. Many of these new PS Vita games have been created to take full advantage of the Vita's unique system capabilities, including its rear touch pad and tilt sensor."
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Windows 8 Certification Can Make Linux Unbootable

kai_hiwatari kai_hiwatari writes  |  more than 2 years ago

kai_hiwatari (1642285) writes "According to Microsoft, for a system to get the Windows 8 certification, the system must have UEFI Secure Boot. UEFI Secure Boot creates a problem for open source software. Major Linux distributions might be able to get their KEKs added to the approved keys of the UEFI organization and ship their distribution signed. However, for security reason, they will not be allowed to release the private key used to sign it. This means that if a user decides to compile Linux from source or maybe change something in an approved distribution, he will not be able to run it on his system because Safe Boot will no longer be able to authenticate it."
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Btrfs Plan For Fedora 16 Postponed

kai_hiwatari kai_hiwatari writes  |  more than 3 years ago

kai_hiwatari writes "In June, the Fedora developers announced plan to switch to Btrfs as the default filesystem in Fedora 16. While Btrfs is no doubt a huge improvement, many questioned the decision because Btrfs is just not ready for production use — especially the lack of a fsck equivalent.
Today, Josef Bacik of Red Hat has announced that Btrfs will not be used as the default file system in Fedora 16. Fedora 17 is now the new target."

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Google Plans To Bring Web Intents Into Chrome

kai_hiwatari kai_hiwatari writes  |  more than 3 years ago

kai_hiwatari (1642285) writes "Today Google has announced another major new feature that they are planning to bring to Chrome. The new feature, called Web Intents, will allow web apps to share information with each other without the need for each other to actually know the other web apps. This is kind of like the Intent in the Android operating system."
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Linus Torvalds Ditches GNOME for Xfce

kai_hiwatari kai_hiwatari writes  |  more than 3 years ago

kai_hiwatari writes "In Google+, Torvalds wrote criticized the direction that GNOME has taken with GNOME 3. He called GNOME 3 an "unholy mess" and said that the user experience in GNOME 3 is unacceptable. He said that because of GNOME 3, he has ditched GNOME for Xfce. He said that Xfce is a step down from GNOME 2 — but a huge step up from GNOME 3."
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Samsung stop sale of Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia

kai_hiwatari kai_hiwatari writes  |  more than 3 years ago

kai_hiwatari writes "Apple sought an injunction in the Australian Federal Court in Sydney to ban the sales of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 until the lawsuit has been resolved. It is reported an agreement was reached between the Apple lawyers and the Samsung lawyers during a break in the hearing.

According to the agreement, Samsung has agreed to stop the advertisement and sales of the tablet until the lawsuit is over or the court gives them the approval. If Samsung wins the patent lawsuit, Apple has agreed to compensate for the lost sales."

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Personal Data Of 35 Million South Koreans Stoles

kai_hiwatari kai_hiwatari writes  |  more than 3 years ago

kai_hiwatari (1642285) writes "More than 35 million South Korean had their personal data stolen after two popular South Korean websites were hacked. The two websites hacked are Nate, a web portal, and Cyworld, a social network. Considering the fact that South Korea has a population of around 49 million, that makes for around 70% of the entire population."
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Boot to Gecko – Mozilla's Web-Based OS

kai_hiwatari kai_hiwatari writes  |  more than 3 years ago

kai_hiwatari writes "Mozilla has launched a new project called “Boot to Gecko”. The aim of this project is to develop a complete operating system for the open web. Unlike Google’s version of a web-based OS – the Chrome OS – Mozilla’s version is not aimed at netbooks. With Boot to Gecko, Mozilla is aiming for smartphones – and Android forms a part of their plan."
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Google+ Has A Huge Privacy Problem With Its Photo

kai_hiwatari kai_hiwatari writes  |  more than 3 years ago

kai_hiwatari writes "As one Google+ user has noticed, it seems like tagging someone on a photo means that he/she can see the whole album even if you have not shared it. This is not actually a bug – but rather a feature in Google+.
The person who was tagged can also share your private album to others. There is an option to turn off sharing but it is enabled by default."

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Oracle Removes Former Sun CEO's Blog Posts

kai_hiwatari kai_hiwatari writes  |  more than 3 years ago

kai_hiwatari writes "When Google announced Android back in 2007, Jonathan Schwartz, the CEO of Sun Microsystems at the time, wrote a blog post congratulating Google.
Until recently, Schwartz’s blog post published on November 5th, 2007 titled “Congratulations Google. Red Hat and the Java Community” could be found at http://blogs.sun.com/jonathan/entry/congratulations_google. After the acquisition of Sun Microsystems, the URL was redirected to http://blogs.oracle.com/jonathan/entry/congratulations_google. However, if you check either of the links now, you will get a 404 page.
It is worth noting that Google included this blog post in its defense against Oracle's Android lawsuit."

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Google to discontinue Google Labs

kai_hiwatari kai_hiwatari writes  |  more than 2 years ago

kai_hiwatari writes "Today, Google has announced that they are closing down Google Labs. They say that this will help them prioritize their product effort. Google says that closing Google Labs means ending many of their experiments. However, not every experiment will be gone. Google will be incorporating the Labs experiments they have decided to continue in other product areas. Android apps such as Google Goggles, Google Listen etc. will continue to be available in the Android Market."
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8% of Android Apps Are Leaking Private Information

kai_hiwatari kai_hiwatari writes  |  more than 3 years ago

kai_hiwatari writes "Neil Daswani, who is also the CTO of security firm Dasient, says that they have studied around 10,000 Android apps and have found that 800 of them are leaking private information of the user to an unauthorized server. Neil Daswani is scheduled to present the full findings at the Black Hat Conference in Las Vegas which starts on July 30th. The Dasient researchers also found out that 11 of the apps they have examined are sending unwanted SMS messages."
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Eric Schmidt: Apple's lawsuits because of jealousy

kai_hiwatari kai_hiwatari writes  |  more than 3 years ago

kai_hiwatari writes "Today, at Google’s Mobile Revolution conference in Tokyo, Google Executive Chairman, Eric Schmidt made an attack on Apple and its litigious way. He said that Apple’s lawsuits against Android are a result of their lack of innovation and jealousy because of Android’s success."
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Linus Torvalds: OS X file system is "utter crap"

kai_hiwatari kai_hiwatari writes  |  more than 3 years ago

kai_hiwatari (1642285) writes "Torvalds said that OS X Leopard is a much better system compared to Windows Vista but the HFS+ file system that OS X uses is “complete and utter crap”.

"I don't think they're equally flawed — I think Leopard is a much better system. (But) OS X in some ways is actually worse than Windows to program for. Their file system is complete and utter crap, which is scary.""

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Microsoft Accused Of Stealing Kinect From Inventor

kai_hiwatari kai_hiwatari writes  |  more than 3 years ago

kai_hiwatari (1642285) writes "Allegations are surfacing that Microsoft the technology behind Kinect from Columbian inventor Carlos Anzola. Anzola is said to have developed a similar technology, which he called the Human interface Electronic Decice (HiE-D), in 2007.

The HiE-D works by projecting a pattern of dots on the user using infra-red. The infra-red patterns are invisible to the human eye but can be easily picked up by the an-infra red camera. When the user moves, the pattern changes and this is picked up by the camera and translated into functions which the computer can recognize. This is very similar to the technology that Microsoft’s Kinect uses."

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The massive mystery of Google's Finance

kai_hiwatari kai_hiwatari writes  |  more than 3 years ago

kai_hiwatari writes "The partner sites are part of Google's AdSense network and include large media companies such as The New York Times.

Google's own sites, such as search, gmail, etc showed 39% growth in the most recent quarter compared with the year ago quarter, to $6.23 billion.

Google partner sites grew at nearly half the rate: just 20% compared with a year ago, to $2.48 billion.

This huge disparity between the growth rates of Google sites and partner sites is without precedent for most of its history. For example, in 2010, Google sites never exceeded the growth rate of partner sites"

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IBM Contributes Symphony To Apache OpenOffice.org

kai_hiwatari kai_hiwatari writes  |  more than 3 years ago

kai_hiwatari (1642285) writes "IBM has surprisingly thrown its weight behind OpenOffice.org in the OpenOffice.org vs LibreOffice fight. Tomorrow IBM will announce the donation of the source code of their free office suite – IBM Lotus Symphony – to the Apache OpenOffice.org. Now, the ball is in Apache’s court. They will consider IBM’s offer and if they think that it will help OpenOffice.org, they will accept it. If they think otherwise, well, they continue as before."
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Adobe released 64-bit Flash for Linux

kai_hiwatari kai_hiwatari writes  |  more than 3 years ago

kai_hiwatari (1642285) writes "Adobe has been taking quite a bashing from Linux supporters of late. First, there was the issue of them dropping AIR for Linux and then came the bashing because of the lack of updates on the experimental 64-bit Flash for Linux.

Well, guess what! They have just released Flash 11 and it includes native 64-bit support for Linux as well. When they discontinued their experimental 64-bit Flash earlier this year, Adobe promised to release a 64-bit version of Flash for Linux when they release the next major version. They have kept that promise."

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GM of CO.CC: Deindex Facebook and Blogspot

kai_hiwatari kai_hiwatari writes  |  more than 3 years ago

kai_hiwatari (1642285) writes ""A few days back, we reported that Google has removed more than 11 million .co.cc websites. Today James Kim, the General Manager of CO.CC, has taken to the Google Webmaster Forum saying that Google made a mistake because 99.99% of the co.cc websites are clean. He also commented that Google ought to remove Blogspot and Facebook if they want to be fair.""
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GIMP to be dropped from Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx

kai_hiwatari kai_hiwatari writes  |  more than 5 years ago

It seems like Gimp is going to be dropped from the default installation of Ubuntu 9.10. This seems like a very good decision as hardly any normal user needs to use Gimp.
source: http://digitizor.com/2009/11/19/gimp-to-be-dropped-from-ubuntu-10-04-lucid-lynx/

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