Google Chrome Flaw Sets Your PC's Mic Live
I did a little critical thinking. I asked myself, "What's the story behind voice search? I don't know anything about it."
It turns out you have to click to turn on voice Search. They aren't recording everything by default:
What they do with the recordings and how long they keep them, I don't know.
Chrome 33 Nixes Option To Fall Back To Old 'New Tab' Page
Thumbnails of the websites you visit frequently appear under the search box. Simply click a thumbnail to visit the site.
To remove a most visited site, hover your mouse over the thumbnail, and click the X icon in the upper right corner of the thumbnail.
I removed mine, opened a new tab and it was blank. I haven't restarted Chrome, so I don't know how long this effect lasts. HTH.
Linux 3.9 Released
It'd be nice if they'd build in the patch for bugs like this, which have gone on in multiple distro kernels for years:
No Microbes In First Sample From Lake Vostok
They'll find plenty of life in Vostok! Bwah-hahahahahahaha!
Soon to Be Released CKEditor 4 Features New Skin And Inline Editing
I'd MUCH rather use Notepad - not even Notepad2 or Notepad++, vim, pico, nano ... anything put this hot mess. It adds in tags where you don't want any; it's the only HTML editor I've ever seen that blows up a page when you edit the source; and many, many more deficiencies.
Early UNIX Contributor Robert Morris Dead at 78
I mean, seeing how he's God and all, I'd think He can run as root all He pleases ;-)
Project Icarus: the Gas Mines of Uranus
There's some around, well, you know...
KDE SC 4.7 May Use OpenGL 3 For Compositing
It'd be nice if they updated it sometime.
Professor Ditches Grades For XP System
It's a high level course for upperclassmen, one of the hardest there is. If anyone tells you they got through it, they're lying.
Apple's iPhone Developer License Agreement Revealed
I often joke that Apple is the Combine, the Universal Union from Half-Life 2 instead of the Borg. Why?
Well, they look cooler. Better design. There's the weird belonging thing. And there's whole transhuman aspect of owning an iPhone; You Become More Than You Were. Plus the people on the tech support phone line carry the title of "Advisor".
Full disclosure: I am an iPhoner. There are many like it, but this one is mine. I nicknamed it Stormbringer, for its power and soul-snatching capabilities (my own and many friends who covet the damn thing.
Possible Meteorite Leaves a Crater In Latvia
If it is a cylinder from Mars we need to nuke it immediately.
Microsoft Discloses Windows 7 Pricing
there's a feature which only comes with the Ultimate edition: "Work in the language of your choice and switch between any of 35 languages."
It's interesting that Microsoft, with all its billions, only supports 35 languages -- at a serious premium. Compare this to volunteer-based projects such as KDE, which has (admittedly varying) levels of support for over 60 languages. For free.
Turn Your iPhone Into a Web Server
So what happens when you've got several thousand people trying to get on your phone's server?
Largest High-Tech Tornado Chase Set To Begin
I'm all for subtle instruments delicately probing the deepest tornadic secrets; there is much to be learned.
But dammit, I want hardcore tornado pr0n! I want the money shots from INSIDE a big, nasty, mile-wide wedge twister! I want on good video, what Will Keller described when he was caught in one. Thermodynamic and microphysical data are great, but GIVE US THE PR0N!!! :D
First Solar Eclipse Recorded From Moon
This is amazingly cool footage. Hopefully they'll put the entire thing up.
NVIDIA Makes First 4GB Graphics Card
That you are using an old operating system incapable of dealing with this new hardware is not the fault of nVidia.
of problems that are
I'll never buy anything with an Nvidia card in it again.