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Miguel De Icaza Forms New Mono Company: Xamarin

newbish Re:it's just a platform (286 comments)

For me as a programmer, the rally against Mono makes no sense. Also have you considered that maybe the other versions of ERP software that were available were either worse or much more expensive? There is nothing in .NET that limits use to IE if that's done then you have the vendor to blame not the technology. I work with an set of (very expensive) Oracle products every day that utilize JSP (Java Server Pages) and until a few months ago the only browser supported was IE 7.

more than 3 years ago
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UK Government Wants to Spring Ahead Two Hours

newbish Re:Not if the computer's Unix-ish (554 comments)

It's not just operating systems, if the application does reporting or comparisons involving date ranges it most likely will need to implement the Tz database which is available in many languages (ex. Ruby, .NET.)

more than 3 years ago
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London Stock Exchange Was 'Under Major Cyberattack' During Linux Switch

newbish Re:How does a system like this get hacked? (98 comments)

Hey at the end of the day is was a application built by Accenture... my guess is it wasn't the operating system or .net framework that was hacked or there would have been a lot more compromised sites.

more than 3 years ago
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Kodak Sues Apple & RIM Over Preview In Cameras

newbish Re:The biggest evidence that this is a BS lawsuit. (285 comments)

6th paragraph:
“We've had discussions for years with both companies in an attempt to resolve this issue amicably, and we have not been able to reach a satisfactory agreement,”
People should really read the article...

more than 4 years ago
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iPhone Web Claims Draw Governmental Rebuke in UK

newbish Re:Who misses flash? (517 comments)

I am pretty sure HTML5 is still a draft and given Safari's market share I wouldn't expect many developers to design specifically for Safari.

For me its design to suit IE and Firefox. Generally Firefox and WebKit render about the same so no worries.

more than 5 years ago

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iPhone: Soon to be iPwnd?

newbish newbish writes  |  about 5 years ago

newbish writes "If you receive a text message on your iPhone any time after Thursday afternoon containing only a single square character, Charlie Miller would suggest you turn the device off. Quickly. That small cipher will likely be your only warning that someone has taken advantage of a bug that Miller and his fellow cybersecurity researcher Collin Mulliner plan to publicize Thursday at the Black Hat cybersecurity conference in Las Vegas. Using a flaw they've found in the iPhone's handling of text messages, the researchers say they'll demonstrate how to send a series of mostly invisible SMS bursts that can give a hacker complete power over any of the smart phone's functions. That includes dialing the phone, visiting Web sites, turning on the device's camera and microphone and, most importantly, sending more text messages to further propagate a mass-gadget hijacking. http://blogs.chron.com/techblog/archives/2009/07/your_iphone_soon_to_be_ipwned.html"
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