Firefox 16 Pulled To Address Security Vulnerability
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!
Netflix Launches Its Own Content Delivery Network
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?
Todd Park Appointed Second U.S. CTO
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.
Microsoft Releases IE10 Platform Preview 2
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.
Wikipedia Pages Now On Amazon — With Product Links
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.
iPhone DSLR Prototype 1.0
I think sharks with frickin' lasers attached to their heads have a better chance of functioning than this thing.
Sneak Preview For Coming KDE SC 4.5
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?
Google Offers Encrypted Web Search Option
Does anyone know how to adjust Firefox's search bar to use the SSL version of Google?
In the past year I've taken [answer below] photos:
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.
A Short History of Btrfs
As if fsck wasn't bad enough to use in business talks, now I have to get prepared for btrfsck
Phony Wikipedia Entry Used By Worldwide Press
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.
Can rev="canonical" Replace URL-Shortening Services?
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.
Use apt-p2p To Improve Ubuntu 9.04 Upgrade
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).
Linus Switches From KDE To Gnome
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.
Linus Switches From KDE To Gnome
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.
Wikipedia Almost Reaches $6 Million Target
They couldn't pay me enough to work on Wiki[pm]edia, on the other hand I do it for free.
German Gov't Donates 100,000 Images To Wikipedia
Bollocks, this is not Wikipedia, but Wikimedia. Almost any picture gets accepted as long as the copyright stuff is in order.
StarOffice Dropped From Google Pack
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.
In the U.S. election just ended, I voted ...
I voted in-person absentee. Same ballot, same place, just earlier. Still had to wait 1 hr in line though.
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