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Comment: Re:What I want (Score 2, Informative) 375

by Joeseph64 (#32431066) Attached to: Google's Chrome OS To Launch In Fall
Although it looks like there's a few more steps in this implementation than you'd like, Android has started doing this with Froyo. Here's the Engadget article that demonstrates pushing links from your desktop onto your Android phone.

Of course, this misses the "without missing a beat" part of your solution, but it's a start.
Science

+ - The Bible Vs. Theoretical Physics-> 2

Submitted by Velcroman1
Velcroman1 (1667895) writes "God created the universe in six days. Science says it took 15 billion years. How to reconcile those numbers? If you're Gerald Schroeder, the answer is simple: Do the math. The math, however, is not so simple. Schroeder is an MIT-schooled physicist and biblical scholar who teaches at the College of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem. He's trying to reconcile the ancient writings of the Bible with science, starting at the beginning: Did God create the universe in six days, resting on the seventh? Or was it born in a fiery "big bang" billions of years ago? Schroeder says the Bible's opening chapters ARE descriptions of the big bang itself. They are, as he says, "identical realities.""
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Comment: Re:Well what does the director have to say about i (Score 3, Interesting) 294

by Joeseph64 (#31917982) Attached to: EFF Assails YouTube For Removing "Downfall" Parodies

This is rather stupid, considering the director of Downfall watches them and likes them. In fact, in his own words "I think I've seen about 145 of them! Of course, I have to put the sound down when I watch. Many times the lines are so funny, I laugh out loud, and I'm laughing about the scene that I staged myself! You couldn't get a better compliment as a director." http://nymag.com/daily/entertainment/2010/01/the_director_of_downfall_on_al.html

Well... The article also ends with the director saying "If only I got royalties for it, then I'd be even happier." But removing the videos from youtube wouldn't help him with getting royalties, so yeah. It is rather stupid. He'll probably get less money now since the videos were essentially free advertising for the movie.

Google

+ - Topeka, Kansas renames itself Google, Kansas->

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An anonymous reader writes """"In a formal proclamation Monday, Bunten announced his city will be known as "Google" — Google, Kansas.

"It's just fun. We're having a good time of it," he said of the unofficial name change, which will last through the end of March. "There's a lot of good things that are going on in our city.""""

This is an attempt, by Topeka, to help it with it's bid for Google's new Fiber for Communities program."

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Comment: Re:Bad answers. (Score 1) 244

by Joeseph64 (#31336764) Attached to: Matt Asay Answers Your Questions About Ubuntu and Canonical
I don't think he completely blew off the question of games or Creative Suites. He said that by making a better desktop and pushing it out to more people, Games and Creative Suites will come to Ubuntu and linux. Which is a better solution, IMO, than having Canonical wasting resources on either pushing companies to develop Linux versions of programs or wasting developer resources in trying to push open-source application X to proprietary program Y's standards. Besides, it gives Canonical a good focus.
Operating Systems

+ - World’s Smallest Operating system 5

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Have you ever heard of an OS which fit inside a Floppydisk ? Maybe Not. But there is.It is known as KolibriOS. KolibriOS (also known as KOS and Kolibri) is a free operating system with a monolithic preemptive, real-time kernel, video drivers, for 32-bit x86 architecture computers, developed and maintained by The KolibriOS Project Team. Its only 2.4 MB in size."
Software

+ - AbiCollab takes on Google Docs and Zoho Writer 1

Submitted by msevior
msevior (145103) writes "Just released today, the Free Software AbiWord Word Processor, employed by the One Laptop Per Child project, tightly integrates with the new http://abicollab.net website to enable easy real-time collaborative editing of documents. The http://abicollab.net website also enables documents to be stored online, allows format conversion on the fly, stores the history of the docs in svn, provides direct links to HTML-ized docs that update as you save them and allows easy sharing of docs amongst friends and groups.

All in all, new competition for Google Docs and Zoho Writer but one that employs a real Word Processor rather than an app in a browser."
Microsoft

+ - Microsoft Seeks Patent for Social Networking->

Submitted by patentpundit
patentpundit (1462923) writes "Microsoft recently had a patent application publish at the US Patent Office related to a graphical representation of the vitality of a person's social network. The patent application seems in important ways to be almost grasping at straws. The specific implementation of the software that would enable such a graphical representation is ill defined and exceptionally non-specific. The patent application also seems to be a hodgepodge of ideas drawn from many other, known social networking and online implementations. For example, if you have a vibrant social network an icon you select could become "nicer," which seems to mean "more tricked out." Such building and rewarding of online bling is reminiscent of many other online games and networks, for example including the kids online social networking slash massively multiplayer online game Club Penguin. In any event, such a non-specific software patent application as this one represents all that is bad with respect to software patents and gives software patent opponents fodder for arguing that software patents as a whole should not be allowed."
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Google

+ - GMail vulnerability leaks images sent by others-> 1

Submitted by rumith
rumith (983060) writes "Almost a year ago (December 2008), I reported a bug to Google concerning incorrect preview generation for TIFF images in GMail. The problem is that at least for some TIFF files (one such file is linked in the blog; you can use it to test my report) GMail generates a new preview every time this file is sent, and this preview doesn't correspond to the contents of the file I sent in any way. Rather, I see previews of photos (sometimes pretty embarrassing) apparently made by other users. Downloading the attached image works okay though. Get the word to Google to have the vulnerability fixed ASAP!

Disclaimer: Yes, I am the author of the blog linked. No, I have no idea why this file causes such behavior."

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The Internet

+ - What If They Turned Off the Internet?

Submitted by theodp
theodp (442580) writes "It's the not-to-distant future. They've turned off the Internet. After the riots have settled down and the withdrawal symptoms have faded, how would you cope? Cracked.com asked readers to Photoshop what life would be like in an Internet-addicted society learning to cope without it. Better hope it never happens, or be prepared for dry-erase message boards, carrier pigeon-powered Twitter, block-long lines to get into adult video shops, door-to-door Rickrolling, Lolcats on Broadway, and $199.99 CDs."

Comment: Oh Apple.... (Score 1) 1

by Joeseph64 (#29469865) Attached to: Google: Apple VP Rejected Google Voice iPhone App
A reason stated by Google for the denial of the app was that it "offer[s] new features not present on the preloaded maps application", which may cause user confusion.... Yet, in the Google Voice submission, a reason for rejection was that it duplicated the dialer functionality.....

So let me get this straight Apple: Google can't replace Or add functionality? If they can't add or keep it the same, I guess their only option is to make a lesser version of functionality? Might explain the state that the app store is in now....
Google

+ - Google: Apple VP Rejected Google Voice iPhone App-> 1

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bruckie
bruckie writes "Today Google released the full, unredacted letter that they sent last month in response to an FCC inquiry into the roles of Apple, Google, and AT&T in the reported rejection of Google Voice from the iPhone App Store. In contrast to Apple's statement that it "has not rejected the Google Voice application, and continues to study it", the previously-redacted section of Google's letter states that in a phone call in July, "Mr. Schiller [Apple SVP of marketing] informed Mr. Eustace [Google VP of engineering] that Apple was rejecting the Google Voice application"."
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