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Firefox 16 Pulled To Address Security Vulnerability

teslatug Gee I wonder how this will go (165 comments)

Let's see, they make it super easy to upgrade, but much harder (in comparison) to downgrade. Can you guess what the majority of users will do?

Of course the fast upgrade cycle has a downside, it's only a matter of time before Mozilla would let its users down with this newfangled upgrade methodology they've subscribed to.

If you're going to have a quick and seamless way to upgrade, you better have a quick and seamless way of downgrading too!

about 2 years ago
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Netflix Launches Its Own Content Delivery Network

teslatug What about content? (117 comments)

It's great that they're getting their delivery in top shape, how about fixing their content? It's become nothing but made for tv, classics, and old tv series. Lilyhammer is not going to cut it.

On the technical side, why do we still have a queue for streaming? It doesn't make sense since you can view anything instantly. They should allow sorting. They also need better human curated movie lists. I can't find anything worth watching any more. It's nothing but 1-2.5 star selections left for me. And most of the suggestions are for tv series. I've gone and made the choice that I never watch tv series to get them to stop recommending them to me, and still I get recommendations for tv series. The scrolling method of finding movies blows. They should just make it sortable lists (by date, by stars, etc). I've even noticed audio lagging behind the video in the last week.

Is it even worth it to get Netflix anymore?

more than 2 years ago
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Todd Park Appointed Second U.S. CTO

teslatug Re:Perfect Choice! (78 comments)

You obviously haven't worked in the field. It's really difficult to get anything done. You have way too many stakeholders. The government issuing rules and changing them often, the nurses wanting one thing, the doctors wanting another (often that is to do nothing), the administrators another, etc. All of this needs to be customizable to the workflows of all the different hospitals and clinics. Then you have all the different fields of medicine (you thought ambulatory care was going to be the same as an inpatient hospital?), which ads another multiplier. Then you have the software companies having to put all those requirements together, and interface with all the other software out there, and you have a huge mess. If anyone can come up with a software that satisfies all of these demands, then the lead architect deserves every award out there. More likely you need someone like Apple coming up with the one true way and shoving down everyone's throat. You'd probably have yourself a rebelion among all the practitioners, but that's the only way to get it done.

more than 2 years ago
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Microsoft Releases IE10 Platform Preview 2

teslatug Notice Support Commitment (95 comments)

Notice that in the blog post Microsoft is committing to 10 years of support for IE10. Big jab at Mozilla for sure, but that's exactly what's going to keep IE in the enterprise.

more than 3 years ago
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Wikipedia Pages Now On Amazon — With Product Links

teslatug Contributing to Wikimedia? (130 comments)

I hope they'll be kicking back some money to the Wikimedia Foundation. Though they don't have to, if they're getting some value out of it, they should make sure Wikimedia can keep its projects running. Bezos can certainly spare some change.

more than 3 years ago
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iPhone DSLR Prototype 1.0

teslatug Where's the pics? (172 comments)

I think sharks with frickin' lasers attached to their heads have a better chance of functioning than this thing.

more than 4 years ago
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Sneak Preview For Coming KDE SC 4.5

teslatug Dual monitors? (249 comments)

Will this version finally handly dual monitors? I keep having to use Gnome , which also handles them badly, but it's not as braindead as KDE. They have the app that is supposed to configure it, but it never works. For me it doesn't seem to remember the settings. I've filed a bug many versions ago, supplied files they asked for, and it remains b0rked (as of whatever version comes with latest Ubuntu). Am I the only one that uses two monitors under Linux, or do I just happen to have the two monitors that don't work?

more than 4 years ago
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Google Offers Encrypted Web Search Option

teslatug Adjusting search boxes (288 comments)

Does anyone know how to adjust Firefox's search bar to use the SSL version of Google?

more than 4 years ago
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In the past year I've taken [answer below] photos:

teslatug More than 10K (256 comments)

What I want to know is why are DSLR counters still limited to 4 digits and a hardcoded string?? I've rolled over the counter several times.

more than 4 years ago
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A Short History of Btrfs

teslatug Oh great (241 comments)

As if fsck wasn't bad enough to use in business talks, now I have to get prepared for btrfsck

more than 5 years ago
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Phony Wikipedia Entry Used By Worldwide Press

teslatug Re:~Innovating (391 comments)

They got bogged down due to their own weight. It's not easy to do anything when you have millions of people using your site, millions of articles, etc. They were able to innovate when they were small, nimble, and could afford mistakes.

more than 5 years ago
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Can rev="canonical" Replace URL-Shortening Services?

teslatug Re:sorry but I dont get... (354 comments)

Have you tried pasting in an IM window a Google maps URL? I'm guessing not or URL shortening would be painfully obvious to you.

more than 5 years ago
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Use apt-p2p To Improve Ubuntu 9.04 Upgrade

teslatug Is upgrading worthwhile? (269 comments)

I've never done OS upgrades (Windows or Linux). Do people trust OS upgrades in general and Ubuntu specifically? I figure there is way too many changes, and companies can't afford the needed QA to test all the upgrade scenarios. I'm curious to know what people experience. I guess I might try the Ubuntu upgrade and see what happens (of course I'll always have that nagging feeling, and if any crashes happen I'll probably blame the upgrade).

more than 5 years ago
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Linus Switches From KDE To Gnome

teslatug Re:A reasoned analysis? That's good. (869 comments)

He was "forced" only in the sense that newer distros are using it by default. This means that if you want to upgrade (e.g. for other programs), you either put up with KDE4, or pick a distro that uses KDE 3.5, or switch to a different desktop. You got choices, but some of those choices force you into other choices.

more than 5 years ago
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Linus Switches From KDE To Gnome

teslatug I ditched KDE4 too (869 comments)

I tried KDE 4.1.3 and hurried back to 3.5.10 It was very Original-Vista-like (not just look, stability too) for my taste. Many things didn't work. This was a Kubuntu release, so maybe they screwed something up, but many applets were missing too (e.g. System Guard), so it's not just stability. I guess widgets will catch up too, but it just wasn't ready for me. I was rather surprised as it felt more like a beta than a .1.x release.

more than 5 years ago
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Wikipedia Almost Reaches $6 Million Target

teslatug A Commercial Wikipedia (412 comments)

They couldn't pay me enough to work on Wiki[pm]edia, on the other hand I do it for free.

more than 5 years ago
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German Gov't Donates 100,000 Images To Wikipedia

teslatug Re:Taking bets on deletion (113 comments)

Bollocks, this is not Wikipedia, but Wikimedia. Almost any picture gets accepted as long as the copyright stuff is in order.

more than 5 years ago
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StarOffice Dropped From Google Pack

teslatug What Google should do (135 comments)

Google should develop a really good plugin for OpenOffice.org that makes it a client for Google Docs. It should handle uploading, downloading, synchronizing, merging conflicts, etc. That would scare MS off a lot more, and it would actually make both OOo and Google Docs more useful.

more than 5 years ago
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In the U.S. election just ended, I voted ...

teslatug In-person absentee (709 comments)

I voted in-person absentee. Same ballot, same place, just earlier. Still had to wait 1 hr in line though.

more than 5 years ago

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AT&T Suffers Wireless Outage in South Florida

teslatug teslatug writes  |  more than 3 years ago

teslatug (543527) writes "AT&T has suffered a major 3G outage in South Florida: 'At around 6 p.m., an undisclosed problem with a wireless switch caused a virtual stop in communications for wireless customers with 3G connectivity, officials said.' This affected phone connectivity as well for iPhone users. Disabling 3G allowed voice and text to work."
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Why am I getting cached web content more often?

teslatug teslatug writes  |  more than 6 years ago

teslatug (543527) writes "Recently I've noticed that many sites that produce dynamic content (e.g. Flickr, blog sites, etc.) have been serving me more and more cached content. I have to force refresh my browser to get the latest updates even if the last time I visited the site was 10 hours prior. I use Firefox (version 2.0.0.11) for my browsing. I'm not sure where in the chain the issue is though. It could be that the sites caching mechanism is broken, but that seems unlikely as it's happening across different sites. It could be that Firefox's page loading mechanism is broken, and that's somewhat more likely, but I would think that many others would have noticed this and that it would have been fixed. My biggest concern and most likely suspect is my ISP, Insight Broadband, which might have instituted some caching of its own to save bandwidth. How would you troubleshoot this issue if it happened to you?"
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Google reinvents Wikipedia

teslatug teslatug writes  |  more than 6 years ago

teslatug (543527) writes "Google appears to be reinventing Wikipedia with their new product that they call knol (not yet publicly available). In an attempt to gather human knowledge, Google will accept articles from users who will be credited with the article by name. If they want, they can allow ads to appear alongside the content and they will be getting a share of the profits if that's the case. Other users will be allowed to rate, edit or comment on the articles. The content does not have to be exclusive to Google but no mention is made on any license for it. Is this a better model for free information gathering?"
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Pope Acknowledges Evolution

teslatug teslatug writes  |  more than 7 years ago

teslatug (543527) writes "In a discussion with 400 priests Pope Benedict has admitted the merits of evolution saying "This clash [between creationism and evolution] is an absurdity because on one hand there is much scientific proof in favour of evolution, which appears as a reality that we must see and which enriches our understanding of life and being as such." How will this pronouncement affect the argument of the creationists who are against the teaching of evolution?"
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teslatug teslatug writes  |  more than 7 years ago

teslatug (543527) writes "As many as 40 million credit and debit card numbers may have been compromised following a computer security breach at the retailer that operates T.J. Maxx and Marshall's stores. This could be the biggest such breach in the U.S., and it could go back as far as four years."
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teslatug teslatug writes  |  more than 7 years ago

teslatug (543527) writes "The IEBlog says that Internet Explorer 7 will be released this month to customers through Automatic Updates. The users or corporate IT can block the update. Microsoft is asking users to test and ensure your sites, extensions, and applications are ready for IE7. Hopefully the spread of the slightly more standards compliant IE7 will be a boon for non-IE users as well."
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teslatug teslatug writes  |  about 8 years ago

teslatug (543527) writes "Channel9 has an interview with Bill Hilf of the Open Source Software Lab at Microsoft. Hilf argues that the majority of companies advocate open source solely so that they can drive customers to their core business which is not open source. He calls this his "donut theory." Hilf also sees RedHat in this model with support being their core. He compares this to dating, where you have to offer your date value in order to entice them, and Microsoft offers developers a platform where they can make money selling their software. The virtues of free as in freedom and the value of open source to the desktop users are skirted, but he makes an interesting point about big businesses like IBM and Oracle."

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