Nintendo Announces 3D Successor of Nintendo DS
why has Apple never gotten into this business?
They did, actually.
FCC Proposes 100Mbps Minimum Home Broadband Speed
Bad idea. Have you seen what most ISPs charge for 15?
Mozilla Rolls Out Firefox 3.6 RC, Nears Final
Inglorious Netscape days, or sneaked in by some saboteur into Mozilla/Firefox?
I thought the new, hip thing to do was blame it on your contractors.
Google's Nexus One Phone Launches
the 16 GB of storage on the iPhone is typically filled with music
I've yet to see any studies saying that's typical. Possible? Yes. I wouldn't say typical. However, just to play along, let's say it is typical. The space allocated for applications is for the individual to decide. The individual has ~16 GB to arrange applications, music and video. As it's being reported in the article, the space allocated for applications is set by the manufacturer.
There is a difference between "I only need this much space for applications" and "I only have this much space for applications."
Adobe Flash To Be Top Hacker Target In 2010
What happens to all the folks (us?) who have been gloating over the security of our Macs, Linux, smartphones etc. when these apps get broken? Time to eat crow?
The moment you believe securing your system is not an issue, that's exactly when it becomes an issue.
As Windows and Mac user, I don't trust either of my systems to be any more secure out-of-the-box than I can throw them. You don't get to ignore any responsibility for your system's security and have the privilege of being a link-clicking blind-downloader simply because you picked the "more secure" computer.
Anti-Technology Themes in James Cameron's Avatar
I had a distaste for the movie prior to seeing it, but that was because whenever I asked someone who had been raving about it for details on the plot, they could only tell me how "pretty" or "awesome" everything was. I didn't make fun of it (because how can I make fun of it if I haven't seen the source material outside of a 90 second trailer?) but I was vocal in my disinterest in it simply because no one I knew could give me two sentences worth of story description.
This weekend, when my wife and I needed to get out for a little bit, we gambled and saw it. To my surprise, I didn't hate it. In fact I enjoyed it. I wouldn't say it's the best movie of the year or going to sweep the Academy Awards like I've heard from some, but it was very well done.
Don't get me wrong, I still criticize the movie. Specifically the design of some of the wildlife (some of the designs just seemed to vary from impractical to unnecessary). There were some things that just seemed "alien for the sake of alien".
Yes, it's a "going native" film like Dances with Wolves (even Cameron said that was part of his inspiration) but it really does stand on it's own.
Aussie Gov't To Introduce Bill That Would Require ISP-Level Censorship
I don't follow. How would it make Abbott a hypocrite if he opposes internet filtering?
I believe the GP meant to imply that proclaiming oneself as Catholic and speaking out against censorship could somehow mark one a hypocrite. I assume the anticipated knee-jerk reaction would consist of "He says he's a Catholic, but he doesn't want your children to be safe on the Internet" or something along those lines. I suppose the natural response would be "The responsibility falls to the parent, not the Government", though that doesn't win over as many voters as one would like.
Sprint Revealed Customer GPS Data 8 Million Times
var topic = "cell phone"
if(yourRant != topic)
Yikes. I hope he wasn't posting from a Fios connection.
Wikipedia In Your Pocket, $99
The website looks like it was put together in a matter of minutes. I'm having "Netscape Composer" flashbacks.
I clicked "Media". I stopped looking for information when I saw the picture of the old man "researching" Megan Fox.
Dam Burst Tool Disables China's Green Dam Censorware
Can't you just install a clean OS?
C'mon. This is China. It's not like you can just walk to a street corner and get a copy of XP.
Jack Kirby Heirs Reclaim Marvel/Disney Rights
I truly believe it was more 50-50 than either creator would have liked to believe. Yes, Kirby and Lee had wonderful joint projects. The Fourth World did not take off as well as expected (but was still pretty darn good). On the other hand, "Who outside of comics..." has heard of Stan Lee's "Just Imagine" or "Ravage 2099".
Most times, Stan's method of "writing" was letting the artist dictate what happened on the pages and going back and writing the dialogue to fit the scene, maybe giving one or two plot points. Anything he actually tried to write completely by himself was horrible.
Lawyer Demands Jury Stops Googling
"...the iPhone makes it far too easy..."
Need a mistrial? There's an app for that.
Australia's Bizarre Classification System For Internet Censorship
It's either: Child Porn or Not Child Porn
Lord help us if Larry Clark gets to make that decision.
Twitter To Add Money Making Features
I don't believe the OP was referring to individual posters, so much as the system in general.
Let's face it, Twitter is still fairly new, the media is trying to embrace it, which makes it trendy to a degree. News organizations like CNN and MSNBC utilize it, but that won't necessarily secure it's popularity in the long-run.
I remember when LiveJournal was "the thing to do". After that it was MySpace. Then it was FaceBook. Somewhere after or between that it was video blogs on YouTube.
Twitter's popularity is eventually going to level-off. It's not going to remain the focal point of the media. As soon as Twitter is made profitable, Twitter is going to refocus on generating profit. No one knows what affect that will have, but people are fickle about their Internet. Something changes on their site and they don't like it.
I don't think Twitter is going away. I do think it will lose a lot of steam and settle into it's own nice little corner of the Internet, becoming just another method of communication rather than the heavily-promoted one we see now.
Twitter To Add Money Making Features
they will become an irrelevent has-been 2 weeks later.
That's the downside?
Doctorow On What Cloud Computing Is Really For
Right now, the biggest issue I see facing Cloud Computing isn't the cost but the blatant misunderstanding that some people have as to what Cloud Computing actually is. I work with so many people who have absolutely no idea when it comes to Cloud Computing. One co-worker told me he was setting up a new website for himself. I asked him what hosting provider he was using. His response: "None. I'm putting on the cloud." Another co-worker saw me looking at a screenshot of someone who had over 20 virtual machines running on his PC at one time. He looked at me and said "That had to be done on the cloud."
I'm not necessarily opposed to the idea of Cloud Computing. If providers can make money of off this new platform, more power to them. I just wish we could establish a large billboard that explained in detail what it was.
Homeland Security Changes Laptop Search Policy
I wonder if the other 954 laptops required passwords for login...
I'm inclined to believe it's the other way around. While I haven't done any international travel, from what I understand as told to me by co-workers who do travel abroad, laptops (and in some cases, Blackberries) have to be decrypted and ready to inspect. Passwords do not stop these Security Agents from investigating a laptop, and we have had several employees who have missed their flights because they were not allowed to continue with encrypted devices.
British Video Recordings Act 1984 Invalid
Pending prosecutions will be abandoned, but existing convictions will stand.
So, yes, they will just keep them in jail.
Scientists Create Artificial Bones From Wood
Well that's not good. Now if they bleed they're going to attract ants.
Underground App Store Courts the Jailbroken
I'm somewhat inclined to believe the only reason Apple are so hell-bent on denying you service with any carrier of your choosing is due to their exclusive (and soon-up-for-renewal) contract with AT&T. Apple understands that a sold iPhone is a sold iPhone, but AT&T understands that an iPhone on T-Mobile is approximately $90 a month in lost revenue. I would not at all be surprised if AT&T has a clause in the agreement that states Apple must be pro-active in protecting the device from being used on other networks for the duration of the contract.
I'm also somewhat inclined to believe that should the AT&T exclusive deal come to an end, and the iPhone can be taken to a compatible network of the customer's choosing, the use jailbreaking would decline. I hear far more tales of people who wish to take their iPhones to another carrier rather than download applications that haven't been approved.