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Comment: Re:Many mobile browsers do this. (Score 1) 200 200

This is an important point. While I think what Nokia is doing is wrong, I have so little trust in the security of my phone that I would never dream of doing online banking or anything that sensitive on it. Especially with the various apps I've put on the phone.

Comment: This is great (Score 1) 262 262

Seriously, think about it - all we need is some non-microsoft company to sue casio for patent infringement, and Microsoft would argue that those patents were invalid, and get them invalidated. Then we just have to get someone else to indemnify linux a set of Linux users to work to invalid any claimed patents of Microsoft...

Comment: Re:so much for e-ink... (Score 1) 156 156

I got a kindle some months ago, and what makes it great for me is the e-ink display - both the sunlight readability, and the low power consumption which means I don't have to bring a charger on week long vacations. I looked at the color nook in the store, and thought "oh look, a crappy iPad".

Comment: Re:This is a classic case of... (Score 1) 482 482

(Such amazing IQ swings we see. Genius! Moronic! Brilliant! Ape-like! Bing-bam-boom! Sometimes several flip-flops in one day! One would almost wonder if the problem lies in the observers, rather than the observed.)
Perhaps the problem is your imagining that everyone who disagrees with you is part of a coherent group. That would certainly make "them" seem like a contradictory, hypocritical, and just plain silly group of people, instead of people with different views on how this administration is bad.
Mozilla

+ - Firefox Adblock May Be Theft->

cthulu_mt writes: "The International Herald Tribune reports "Adblock Plus threatens the online revenue model" based on a move by several small website to block users of the Firefox browser. On the grounds that Firefox users are stealing their content by running Adblock Plus a popular Firefox extension. In some cases users of the browser are redirected to the web page Why Firefox is Blocked; which goes on to say; "Software that blocks all advertisement is an infringement of the rights of web site owners and developers. Numerous web sites exist in order to provide quality content in exchange for displaying ads. Accessing the content while blocking the ads, therefore would be no less than stealing.""
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Yahoo!

+ - Yahoo! pleads guilty in Chinese journalist case->

freakxx writes: " Yahoo! pleads guilty of supplying information to the Chinese government, which has lead to imprisonment of many journalists and pro-democracy activists in China, including Shi Tao and Wang Xiaoning.

In its 40 page response of the lawsuit filed by World Organization for Human Rights, Yahoo! acknowledged releasing information to the Chinese government. It further argues that it had to comply with the local law and it was compelled by the Chinese authorities to hand-over the information. Many people have criticized this decision saying that the organization has failed to keep up with ethics and it has more responsibilities towards international laws and humanity."

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User Journal

Journal: Just finished HP7 - no spoilers here

I just finished Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. My 8 year old finished it on Monday, which was 60 hours after it was released.

It was a great book, all of the loose ends were tied up. Some of the things I had guessed after book six turned out to be true, which is satisfying on many levels.

Programming

Journal: Stupid programming humor 5 5

So yesterday I was whipping up a quick script that was calling md5sum to generate hashes of files. Since I wanted to open a pipe to the command so I could snag the output, the obvious variable name popped into my head:

open (HASHPIPE, "/usr/bin/md5sum /tmp/foo |");

The opportunities to be creatively humorous are so few in programming.....

It's funny.  Laugh.

+ - Man exonerated after throwing computer out window-> 1 1

Lucas123 writes: "A German man who woke his neighbors in the middle of the night when he chucked his computer out his window, was arrested but later released after the police sympathized with him over his computer frustration, according to a story in Computerworld. 'Who hasn't felt like doing that?' said a police spokesman."
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