top Google's Blogger To Delete All 'Adult' Blogs That Have Ads
Just do a backup of the blog and move to another service, Google isn't the only one free provider.
about a year and a half ago
top Intel Says Clover Trail Atom CPU Won't Work With Linux
If Intel says "won't run" then most linux geeks will take it as a challenge and it WILL run (although maybe not all features will be enabled), if Intel "won't give support", then well, it just hurts the market, since we'll be seeing a lot more overpriced devices with (probably) crappy OSes
top Ask Slashdot: What To Do With Spammers You Know?
Set up a filter that forwards all the messages to the shareholders and administrators.
top Is Apple Moving iPad Production to Brazil?
They may have made some kind of arrangement with the government. I live in Argentina and the gvmnt stopped the import for most of Apple products, this may include even the iPhone 5, because of the opening of a Samsung assembly plant, according to the rumors. I don't think the idea of an arrangement of that kind in Brazil to be too weird.
top Cancer Cured By HIV
BS, I just go for the HIV shot, then use that other shot that can cure nearly any virus!
top Google Releases Chrome 12
Look at the bright side of it (?), in a few years you would be using Chrome 452, while people will be stuck in their only two digit version browsers like Firefox 10 (or less at this pace) and IE 18
top Microsoft: One In 14 Downloads Is Malicious
I agree mostly on what you say about OS diversity, if, let's say hypotetically 30% of people use Windows, 30% some Linux flavor, 30% Mac, 10% other OS, it will be quite harder to determine which system to target. Today is faily simple, if I want a bot-net I will focus on Windows and IE, because I have about a 80%~90% of the systems at my disposal.
Also, Windows desperately needs to restrict User access and make BIG ANNOYING WARNINGS when you are connected as Admin.
Most people I know that uses windows are always logged on as admins, because it seems they install/remove drivers, applications and so on all the time
I think this is the biggest problem of Windows now a day (and that somehow it self-destructs given enough time)
top iPhone Tracking Ruckus Ongoing
I don't know how this works in the US (in terms of legal matters), but I live in Argentina, and we have a sort of protection against abusive service contracts (the pre-accorded contracts service providers use that you can't negotiate). So, if you sign a contract in which you can't modify a clause by negotiation you can sue if you think it is abusive, then it's up to a judge and lawyers to determine if you are right or wrong.
In this case, the EULA is a kind of pre-accorded contract that you can't negotiate, so I think there must be some kind of laws protecting the people from accepting something that is abusive, and as you point, after you paid $500 to find out you don't agree to their policies.
top Quad-Core Mobile Chips Wasted On Mobiles?
Talking of battery, I would prefer a new kind of battery that lasts a few days (at least 3) and a processor with 1 or 2 cores, to an ultra octa-core that depletes the battery in minutes when used full-power.
top Tech Specs Leaked For French Spyware
Where can I download the source so I can compile it with x64 and QT support ?
top 86% of Windows 7 PCs Maxing Out Memory
HDD caching and swap are two completely different things.
HDD caching is loading things from the disk to RAM to speed up things.
SWAP is using the HDD as extra RAM when the system doesn't have any more memory left to use.
So, what I think you wanted to do was to turn off swap, not hdd caching.
top Does Your PC Really Need a SysRq Button Anymore?
Yeap, I agree, the Magic SysRq key may be used little if at all (I don't remember the last time I used it), but maybe the solution is not removing the key because is not used, instead try to finding it a use.
top Man Uses Drake Equation To Explain Girlfriend Woes
Quite brilliant indeed, but I think approaching a girl and just talk to her will be less time consuming and with A LOT more of success rate than this, shall I call it "experiment"?
top Are Complex Games Doomed To Have Buggy Releases?
If this happens, then there are two options (that I can see at least)
1. Microsoft will go broke refunding a LOT of users
2. The next release of windows 8 will be delayed to 2025+
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