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Opera Proposes Switching Browser Scrolling For 'Pages'

sltd Interesting (320 comments)

It'll be interesting to see how they pull this off, and how it works with web standards.

more than 2 years ago
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I typically run Windows ...

sltd Re:NOT Vista (417 comments)

No.

more than 2 years ago
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Microsoft Taking Apple's Walled Garden Approach For Metro Apps

sltd Re:And it begins... (389 comments)

... Or you could just run something different.

more than 2 years ago
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Internet Explorer 10 Drops Vista Support

sltd Re:Fixed that for you.... (438 comments)

Maybe, but who would pay for Windows 7 just to get the latest version of IE? Aside from IT departments that use business applications, the people who are most likely to care or know about installing the latest version of IE could just as easily get something else.

more than 3 years ago
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Pirated Android App Shames Freeloaders

sltd Re:The joke's on you... (519 comments)

Why do you have a phone, then?

more than 3 years ago
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Univ. of Illinois Goes War-of-the-Worlds On Students

sltd It would suck... (168 comments)

... if there was a real shooter, and it still said BUILDING NAME/INTERSECTION. Thanks for the heads up, morons!

more than 3 years ago
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Is the Business Card Dead?

sltd Re:How do you exchange stuff in the first place? (370 comments)

There used to be something like that for Palm devices. You could pass your card to another Palm via infra red signal. It was pretty convenient.

more than 3 years ago
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Drizzle Hits General Availability

sltd LADP? (146 comments)

So now there will be Linux Apache Drizzle Php servers? Just classy.

more than 3 years ago
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Researcher Blows $15K By Reporting Bug To Google

sltd 1337 (69 comments)

Does anybody else think the amount of money he received is interesting?

more than 3 years ago
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Nokia Sells Qt

sltd Re:But what does it mean for development? (193 comments)

Apple already announced an app store for their desktop computers. With OS X Lion, they're making it look a whole lot more like the iPhone/iPad.

more than 3 years ago
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Piracy In Developing Countries Driven By High Prices

sltd Pretty Obvious (235 comments)

In Peru, there's pretty much no market for "original" CD's or DVD's. No one wants to pay full price for a movie, when there's people in every marketplace selling movies for $1.50. I knew someone who made a living selling burned DVD's - he got them from a place called Polvos Azules, practically for free. There's a place called Wilson that builds custom computers with cheap components. They preload Windows XP SP2 and loads of software that costs a lot in the US. A lot of people have PS2's and get them modded to be able to play "pirated" games and DVD's. You won't find shrink wrapped anything there. Everyone either knows how to circumvent the anti-piracy measures, or knows someone who does it for cheap.

Personally, I would rather see people in Peru encouraged to develop their own media. Instead of being reliant on the US for software and stuff, they could write their own solutions. In a nationalistic country like every one in South America, it would be easier for the people to support developers in their own country. I'd like to see them put their resourcefulness into writing new code. It would certainly be interesting.

more than 3 years ago
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Is Apple Turning Into the Next "Evil Empire"?

sltd Re:But, but, but... (722 comments)

No, Canonical is.

more than 3 years ago
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Even Microsoft Wants IE6 Dead

sltd Re:We can do better (285 comments)

Even still, if people would just stop using IE6, it would suddenly be 200 times easier to develop for the web.

more than 3 years ago
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Upgrading From Windows 1.0 To Windows 7

sltd Re:I haven't watched the video but... (499 comments)

The upgrade costs less, but not enough that upgrading through all those versions would be cheaper than just a Windows 7 license. IIRC, the 7 upgrade disc only works with Vista.

more than 3 years ago
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Making Data Centers More People-Friendly

sltd First troll! (137 comments)

Maybe it's just me, but doesn't it seem like 100 degree aisles wouldn't be particularly server-friendly either? Just my $.02

more than 3 years ago
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Panasonic Launches Beautifying Camera

sltd Re:Other features (163 comments)

No, it turns him into the Joker.

more than 3 years ago
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HarperCollins Wants Library EBooks to Self-Destruct After 26 Loans

sltd Re:The solution is a simple 5 steps: (181 comments)

The problem is some DRM restricts printing (either no printing, or there's a page limit). This could be circumvented using Print Screen.

more than 3 years ago

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Second Life Demo of Reasoning Character

sltd sltd writes  |  more than 6 years ago

sltd (1182933) writes "A group of researchers from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is working [on] engineering characters with the capacity to have beliefs and to reason about the beliefs of others. The characters will be able to predict and manipulate the behavior of even human players, with whom they will directly interact in the real, physical world, according to the team.

At a recent conference on artificial intelligence, the researchers unveiled the "embodiment" of their success to date: "Eddie," a 4-year-old child in Second Life who can reason about his own beliefs to draw conclusions in a manner that matches human children his age."

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