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Logitech Releases Washable Keyboard

kloffinger Re:Does it come in a one handed version? (205 comments)

From TFA - "if you regularly spill Coke or other sticky and/or goopy fluids on your keyboard"....... I wonder what kind of goopy fluids the slashdot audience might "spill" on their keyboards.......

more than 2 years ago

Japanese Court Orders Google To Turn Off Auto-Complete Function

kloffinger Re:Let's see if I understand (236 comments)

The guy has a name. When you time the first 3-4 letters of the name, google autocompletes the name with a Crime word, which links to 10,000 entries about said crime. And the HR lady who is looking at this results thinks the guy is a criminal, so she puts his resume in the reject pile.

I don't see how that is Google's fault. That's the fault of stupid HR ladies who don't know how to do a proper search (i.e. finish typing the guy's name).

In Japan, people's names are 3-6 Kanji characters long, with last name first... and with so few unique last names, in order to be a criminal after a few characters entered, his name must be Yakuza.

more than 2 years ago

Can $60 Games Survive?

kloffinger Re:Money is on mobile (435 comments)

Even $5 is a lot ... on the iTunes store you can get many good games for free or $1. It would have to be a very high demand / niche item to warrant that steep a tag.

more than 2 years ago

Bloomberg Reports Facebook Building Android Smartphones

kloffinger privacy..... (63 comments)

Will people really want this? With all the privacy gaffes FB has made, a phone, with GPS etc. - letting FB know/broadcast/phone-home where you are at all times - seems like it could raise too many red flags for some consumers to want to buy a device from them. Perhaps the average consumer doesn't care though. ?

more than 4 years ago

Smartphones Get "Reality Overlay" App

kloffinger Re:Phht (110 comments)

MOD PARENT INSIGHTFUL! as long as the search/index software can be "really fast" compared to what we can do today, it'd be a really simple application to write: a mashup of facial recognition, records lookup @ doctor (requires hack into secure db), social networking "interests" grep, etc...

more than 5 years ago

Are Code Reviews Worth It?

kloffinger Re:they are worth it (345 comments)

In all seriousness though, just because programmers aren't perfect doesn't mean you shouldn't review their work products. Think of the excuse "oh programmers aren't perfect so let's skip reviews" - why don't you also say "oh well humans run tests, and humans aren't perfect, so we should skip the tests too, just ship it." Code reviews are a form of testing (on the upward slope of the V-model). Testing should not be skipped, although yes it can be argued that the worthless tests should be skipped. At risk of repeating what a lot of people have said in this discussion already, tests shouldn't be discarded just because they're painful - they should be discarded if metrics show they're worthless.

more than 5 years ago

Ten Applications That Changed Computing

kloffinger ubuntu (437 comments)

they listed ubuntu, but oddly it's also on their "disappointing technologies page" see?

more than 5 years ago

Canadian Music Stars Fight Against DRM

kloffinger Missing Artist (506 comments)

TFA: "Canada's leading artists to speak for themselves."
Yet there is no mention of Bryan Adams.
What kind of a hoax is this?

more than 8 years ago



kloffinger kloffinger writes  |  more than 8 years ago

kloffinger (837670) writes "Tom writes to MySpace musicians...

Hey MySpace artists,

Music has always been at the heart of the MySpace community. As an artist, you have a place to connect directly with music lovers and build a fan base. Now, through our partnership with SNOCAP, you can sell digital downloads right on your MySpace page. This is something we've wanted to bring to you for a long time, and now it's here!

It's really simple. Just click the "Create Your MySpace Music Store" link on your Home page to register with SNOCAP, upload your music, and set your price. Your store will be automatically created on your MySpace profile right underneath the MySpace player, and a new "Manage Music Store" link will appear on your home page which lets you edit your songs or change the price. Once you've created your store your fans will be able to purchase your tracks right off your profile and even post your store on their own profiles, and you'll get paid on a monthly basis. Click The Format to check it out.

You don't need to wait to have a CD's worth of music to sell. Record something tonight and make it available immediately. Or upload a few tracks from the soundboard recording of your last show. A MySpace/SNOCAP MyStore puts the power of distribution in your hands. And best of all, it doesn't limit any of your choices. You can still stream up to 4 tracks for free from the MySpace player on your page. You keep all the rights to your music. And this isn't exclusive — you can put a MySpace/SNOCAP MyStore on your MySpace page and paste the store anywhere else on the web you use for promotion; plus you can also sell through an aggregator or any other digital retailer you have access to.

You already use MySpace to market & promote — now you can sell your songs!


kloffinger kloffinger writes  |  more than 8 years ago

kloffinger writes "On my facebook login page, there was a letter from Mark Zuckerberg:

We really messed this one up. When we launched News Feed and Mini-Feed we were trying to provide you with a stream of information about your social world. Instead, we did a bad job of explaining what the new features were and an even worse job of giving you control of them. I'd like to try to correct those errors now. When I made Facebook two years ago my goal was to help people understand what was going on in their world a little better. I wanted to create an environment where people could share whatever information they wanted, but also have control over whom they shared that information with. I think a lot of the success we've seen is because of these basic principles. We made the site so that all of our members are a part of smaller networks like schools, companies or regions, so you can only see the profiles of people who are in your networks and your friends. We did this to make sure you could share information with the people you care about. This is the same reason we have built extensive privacy settings — to give you even more control over who you share your information with. Somehow we missed this point with Feed and we didn't build in the proper privacy controls right away. This was a big mistake on our part, and I'm sorry for it. But apologizing isn't enough. I wanted to make sure we did something about it, and quickly. So we have been coding nonstop for two days to get you better privacy controls. This new privacy page will allow you to choose which types of stories go into your Mini-Feed and your friends' News Feeds, and it also lists the type of actions Facebook will never let any other person know about. If you have more comments, please send them over. This may sound silly, but I want to thank all of you who have written in and created groups and protested. Even though I wish I hadn't made so many of you angry, I am glad we got to hear you. And I am also glad that News Feed highlighted all these groups so people could find them and share their opinions with each other as well. About a week ago I created a group called Free Flow of Information on the Internet, because that's what I believe in — helping people share information with the people they want to share it with. I'd encourage you to check it out to learn more about what guides those of us who make Facebook. Tomorrow at 4pm est, I will be in that group with a bunch of people from Facebook, and we would love to discuss all of this with you. It would be great to see you there.
Thanks for taking the time to read this,



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