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Technology (Apple)

+ - Does Steve Jobs listen to Podcasts?

Submitted by
aralin
aralin writes "Steve Jobs isn't exactly known for going easy on products he finds difficult to use. He has called iPhone the best iPod ever and others agree. But I find it the worst iPod yet for listening to Podcasts. The problems are plenty, you cannot see the full title of episode before or after selecting it, you cannot see the show notes at all, which would be very useful for the links in them could be instantly looked up. Many popular podcasts like IT Conversations or PodTech use variable Author and Album field for names of their guests and subsections. That clutters the Author and Album lists, prevents you to find your music easily and polutes the Cover Flow view as well. Not to mention it takes me 15 seconds to pause a podcast when someone interrupts me. This all leads me to a question: Do you think that Steve Jobs listens to podcasts on his iPhone?"
Wii

+ - Wii uses elliptic curve cryptography

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "A user at the Nintendo-Scene forums just posted a lengthy post about his discovery that the Wii savegame files are signed and encrypted with NIST B 233 bit elliptic curve cryptography. Could this be the first step for a Wii softmod the homebrew community have waited for?"
Biotech

+ - SPAM: Cure for Hepatitis C announced!

Submitted by
FiReaNGeL
FiReaNGeL writes "The use of peginterferon alone, or in combination with ribavirin, points to a cure for hepatitis C, the leading cause of cirrhosis, liver cancer and the need for liver transplant, a Virginia Commonwealth University researcher said today. Nearly all — 99 percent — of patients with hepatitis C who were treated successfully with peginterferon alone, or in combination with ribavirin, had no detectable virus up to seven years later. Researchers say this data validates the use of the word "cure" when describing hepatitis C treatment as successful treatment is defined as having undetectable hepatitis C virus in the blood six months following treatment."
Software

+ - Time for a different terminal emulator?

Submitted by
swankjesse
swankjesse writes "I spend a lot of time at the command line, so a good terminal emulator is important to me. Unfortunately, the default ones all have some annoyances:
Konsole inserts extra newline characters in the output, which makes it labour-intensive to do cut-and-paste.
Gnome Terminal doesn't let me scroll back while output is being generated.
Terminal.app doesn't have tabs, so I'm constantly having to search for my window. And it's Mac-only.

So I started searching for a better terminal emulator. The most interesting thus far is Terminator. It's got horizontal scrolling, which is ideal for SQL. And it gets the details right: scrollback, wrapping, fonts and keyboard shortcuts Just Work.

What's terminal emulator do you use? What does it do better?"

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