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Negroponte Offers OLPC Technology For India's $35 Tablet

tom1974 Wat? (104 comments)

I'm sure he means Intel hardware and MS software technologies.

more than 4 years ago

Yale Switching To Gmail, Not Without Opposition

tom1974 Re:Wrong premise (439 comments)

That's assuming all company mail is routed within the company's network or over vpn.

more than 4 years ago

MagicJack Femtocell Gates Cell Traffic to VoIP

tom1974 Uses licensed frequencies (243 comments)

According to this http://www.google.com/hostednews/canadianpress/article/ALeqM5iVJAWp2WTjEYUHNGV8v2KY3JxlVQ/

The new magicJack uses, without permission, radio frequencies for which cellular carriers have paid billions of dollars for exclusive licenses.

Borislow said the device is legal because wireless spectrum licences don't extend into the home.

And if you come within 2.4 meters of the device, your cell is supposed to register with it automagically.

If the carriers let this fly, nano cells in licensed band are next and they'll never let this happen.

about 5 years ago

SQL Injection Attack Claims 132,000+

tom1974 Looks like IIS (186 comments)

Hit Google, you'll get things like this

Looks like Windows IIS + MSSQL again.

more than 5 years ago

London Stock Exchange To Abandon Windows

tom1974 Maybe not Windows fault but sure is Microsoft's (438 comments)

From Microsoft's case study http://www.microsoft.com/casestudies/Case_Study_Detail.aspx?CaseStudyID=200042

In the development, roll-out, and implementation processes, Microsoft worked closely with the London Stock Exchange to ensure not only that they understood their immediate requirements, but that the solution fitted their long-term business plans as specified in the TRM project.

Microsoft was equally involved in this project no matter how you try to spin it.

more than 5 years ago

OpenDNS To Block and Monitor Conficker Worm

tom1974 Re:Maybe good in theory (175 comments)

Could you elaborate on this massive privacy problem you talk about? Like you don't have this massive privacy problem by using your ISP's DNS servers who can actually match DNS queries to user account?

And who asked if OpenDNS is about "Everyday internet user" crowd? It's A DNS service! Do you want a CSI type frontend with it?

more than 5 years ago

Gaza Debate Goes Virtual

tom1974 Israel's right to exist (644 comments)

There can be no peace with people that don't even recognise Israel's right to exist.

about 6 years ago

Experts Say To Switch Browsers In Light of IE Vulnerability

tom1974 Re:Is any browser safe? (455 comments)

Memory protection was available since XPsp2. UAC, isn't that the first 'feature' people disable when using Vista?

more than 6 years ago

Experts Say To Switch Browsers In Light of IE Vulnerability

tom1974 Re:Is any browser safe? (455 comments)

Funny how most comments end up like your's?

If only everyone was using Vista.

Well, if only everyone stopped using IE!

To all you people pushing Vista at every turn, knock it off. It ain't gonna happen.

more than 6 years ago

Experts Say To Switch Browsers In Light of IE Vulnerability

tom1974 Re:Vista - Stop letting your friends use XP... (455 comments)

Vista came out around jan. 2007. Windows 7 will be here sometime 2009. I don't think MS can get away with pushing a new OS every 2 years.

Besides, isn't Windows 2K supported till 2010? People who spent good money on MS software want their patches, pronto.

If you're migrating to Vista, might as well go over to OSX or even linux. A lot of inhouse apps are not compatible with anything above XP. Which means splash money to fix all your inhouse apps. and then splash more money to upgrade to Vista. Oh, and then splash more money to upgrade hardware too.

That's why people hate Vista.

more than 6 years ago

Microsoft's Thumbtack, an Answer To Google Notebook

tom1974 Re:Microsoft will Remain Second Rate Player on Web (107 comments)

Your position of defending Microsoft at every turn and opportunity is actually quite silly and paranoid, even childish. Microsoft has clearly done this time and time again. X feature works on all platform except it works better on latest MS platform.

For a long time now, there are websites that work only correctly on IE or you couldn't even access a site without using IE.

Besides your meek attempt of a straw man setup and whining, why don't you use Opera, Chrome or Firefox instead? Webmasters have no obligations to cater to a particular browser.

I guess the tables have indeed turned.

more than 6 years ago

IE8 Breaking Microsoft's Web Standards Promise?

tom1974 Re:Misleading summary.... it's INTRANET ONLY (329 comments)

MS is "breaking" that promise only for intranet pages and, honestly, intranet pages are a very different.

And IE8 differentiates between intranet and extranet how?

more than 6 years ago


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