Sun CEO Explicitly Endorsed Java's Use In Android
Google has already submitted the said blog post as part of its defense http://docs.justia.com/cases/federal/district-courts/california/candce/3:2010cv03561/231846/103/0.pdf (Exhibit M)
So, this is not a new development and unlikely to change anything.
Chrome Extension Adds Facebook, Twitter To Google+
I give it 24 hours before Facebook does something to break it.
Zuckerberg Quits Google+ Over Privacy Concerns
Yes, his profile is still visible at https://plus.google.com/104560124403688998123/about . Only the details like number of followers, followings etc has been made private.
Chris Dibona On Free Software and Google
He is the Open Source Manager at Google. Former Slashdot editor, I think.
Firefox 8 20% Faster Than Firefox 5
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".
Google Blocks co.cc From Search Results
.co.cc is not an officially recognized second level domain. It is just sub-domains given out by a Korean company that owns the domain http://co.cc/
So, Google is actually removing just one domain with 11 million sub-domains. (source http://digitizor.com/2011/07/06/google-removes-cc-domains/ )
Google: Orkut Will Co-Exist With Google+
Not in India anymore. I do not know anyone who still uses orkut. Everyone has moved to Facebook.
Synaptic Dropped From Ubuntu 11.10
Aptitude hasn't been a part of the default installation since Ubuntu 10.10. http://www.webupd8.org/2010/06/aptitude-removed-from-ubuntu-1010.html
Making a Real Batcopter, With Parts From the Hardware Store
I was expecting something which Batman would fly in.
World IPv6 Day On June 8
It is not just http traffic. The participants include the Xbox network as well.
List of participants - http://worldipv6day.org/participants/index.html
Fedora 15 Released
The direct download was quite slow for me. Torrent was faster for me. http://torrent.fedoraproject.org/
Confirmed: Microsoft Says It Will Open Source VB 6
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
Sony's New Android-based Dual Screen Tablets
The S2's dual screen form factor is hardly unprecedented. Sprint released a very similar Android device - Kyocera Echo - back in February.
Apple To Hold iPhone 4 Press Conference
Yeah Steve Jobs will come out say something like "Consumer Reports tested it the wrong way".
Survey Says To UK — Repeal Laws of Thermodynamics
What about the first law?
Set Free Your Inner Jedi (Or Pyro)
one step closer to my dream of becoming a superhero.
Gizmodo Blows Whistle On 4G iPhone Loser
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.
Firefox Search In Ubuntu 10.04 Changed To Google
Whatever they are saying about "familiarity" is just crap. Nobody will buy it.
Its simply about money - Google outbid Yahoo.
Ubuntu's "Lucid Lynx" Enters Beta
OMGZZZ!!! Lucid Lynx enters beta!!!
is slashdot having a slow news day today?
MySpace To Sell User Data
*goes to delete whatever is left in my myspace account*