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Apple's Unlikely Security Mentor: Microsoft

wmac Re:At least... (204 comments)

You are fundamentally blind.

more than 2 years ago

The London Riots and Facial Recognition Technology

wmac Re:would somebody tell me (482 comments)

Should be Whites.

If they were Muslims this whole thing would be called a Terrorist action.

more than 2 years ago

.NET Gadgeteer — Microsoft's Arduino Killer?

wmac Re:little pricey (241 comments)

You don't even understand that the hardware is not being sold by MS. Any company can produce and sell the hardware. The software is open and free.

Furthermore If someone produces a new TV, it does not mean he wants to kill the other TVs.

more than 2 years ago

Sun CEO Explicitly Endorsed Java's Use In Android

wmac Re:congratulations, now pay me. (204 comments)

Could you tell us then why Google approached sun to obtain license (and received a $100 million quote)?

about 3 years ago

Sun CEO Explicitly Endorsed Java's Use In Android

wmac Re:Won't stop Oracle (204 comments)

Not that right away. Only after having breakfast with the so called raper (and telling how wonderful the rape was?!)

Besides Sun CEO can say whatever he want's. As long as he (and others who need to sign in order to make a deal official) has not signed an official letter, it does not count.

about 3 years ago

Facebook Is Most Hated Social Media Company

wmac Re:Opportunity (165 comments)

Or google may also end up being hated more than before. Google+ may become a privacy nightmare for google.

about 3 years ago

Microsoft Developer Made the Most Changes To Linux 3.0 Code

wmac Re:OK Fanboys (348 comments)

You mean Google does not use Linux, as in it's Android? When we are counting linux usage , android is a linux, when counting contribution it is not?

about 3 years ago

Adobe Released 64-bit Flash For Linux

wmac Re:Too bad (274 comments)

and goes with flush

about 3 years ago

China Launching First Space Station Module In September

wmac Re:Competition is good. (102 comments)

In the film TopGun they did a good job in the fight:D

about 3 years ago

Facebook Trapped In MySQL a 'Fate Worse Than Death'

wmac Re:Oracle vs Facebook? (509 comments)

and what is that Magical so called Cloud which is going to solve Facebook's database expansion problem?

about 3 years ago

Facebook More Hated Than Banks, Utilities

wmac Re:Never underestimate (332 comments)

In business marketing whatever cost you spend (including your time, internet fee, software etc.) is considered cost. You have paid to buy a PC and you use for facebook. Your time is spend on facebook to get a benefit. If the cost-benefit is not good then you are losing.

more than 3 years ago

Google Launches Google+ Social Network

wmac Re:Couldn't be worse (368 comments)

And I left when even all of my own groups (one of them with 60000 members) were taken by Indian spammers. Some of the groups would receive hundreds of Indian Job placement, coupon sales, company advertisement and other types of spam.

Orkut's communities were their top offering and it was basically killed by spam (they could have removed all posts by members with high rate of spam reports).

Same as you I do not have anything against Indians, Brazilians or Chinese. But their huge numbers (and by the same ratio, spammers among them) and sometimes their insistence of using their own language could starve any resource if they are directed to it.

more than 3 years ago

The Enterprise Is Wrong, Not Mozilla

wmac Re:Think of it as 4.0.2 (599 comments)

Google toolbar did not work for me (at least in the first days) until I manually edited its installation manifest file.

more than 3 years ago

No Additional Firefox 4 Security Updates

wmac Re:BS Article (445 comments)

No, that's because the installation manifest file has mentioned the maxVersion to be 4.0, that's not hard coded into plugin code and can be manually edited. However because users don't know that, they will need to download an updated plugin.

more than 3 years ago

Iran Plans To Put a Monkey Into Space

wmac Re:One way trip into space for a heavy capsule. IC (153 comments)

Who said to you they don't like to recover it? The exact test is to see whether they can recover the monkey live. They are planning to send humans to space by 2020-2025 and they are working on different space ship systems like recovery and life support.

more than 3 years ago

Iran Plans To Put a Monkey Into Space

wmac Re:Anyone can send a monkey up (153 comments)

Exactly. The whole tests are for that same reason. Iran has announced that they want to send humans to space by 2020-2025. They need to build and test reliable space ship life support systems.

more than 3 years ago

Mozilla MemShrink Set To Fix Firefox Memory

wmac Re:Problem of perception? (375 comments)

You are holding it incorrectly :)

Mine goes into swapping at the evening (I start my win7 PC at the morning).

more than 3 years ago

Cheap GPUs Rendering Strong Passwords Useless

wmac Re:And? (615 comments)

If the database gets hacked (including hash encrypted passwords) it can be used to find real passwords.

Sony for example would not be any safer even if the information was encrypted.

more than 3 years ago

Novell Completes Sale

wmac Re:No good? (202 comments)

Novell 3.1 was mostly a file server. TCP/IP was later introduced for it and then later MySQL and Apache became available on 4.XX. So people were using 3.11 as a network file server only and not for server side applications.

I used to develop tcp/ip NLM modules for novel netware 3.12 and 4.XX and we used to do it using Watcom C. The ide we were using was borland C++ (as a C language editor). I had created batch and shell files which used to compile different versions for Netware 3.12, 4.11 and also SCO Unix, Linux, AIX etc. However extending and maintaining a 300,000 lines of code software was not easy.

more than 3 years ago



Internet Explorer IQ study was a hoax

wmac wmac writes  |  more than 2 years ago

wmac (1107843) writes "The study which claimed IE users are of lower IQ has been a hoax. A company with the name "Aptiquant" doesn't exist. A man identifying himself as the owner of said he was behind the hoax. "It was just a joke, and I didn't really mean to insult anybody," he said."
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