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Google Street View Shoots the Same Woman 43 Times 106

Posted by samzenpus
from the get-your-face-out-there dept.
Geoffrey.landis writes "Terry Southgate discovered that his wife Wendy appears on the Google Street View of his neighborhood not once or twice but a whopping 43 times. From the article: 'It seems as if the Street View car simply followed the same route as Wendy and Trixie. However, Wendy was a little suspicious that the car was doing something on the "tricksie" side. Several of the Street View shots show Wendy looking with some concern towards the car that was, well, to put it politely, crawling along the curb. "I didn't know what it was doing. It was just driving round very, very slowly," Wendy told the Sun.' The next best thing to being a movie star — a Street View star!"
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Dumbing Down Programming? 578

Posted by timothy
from the accessible-is-not-dumb dept.
RunRevKev writes "The unveiling of Revolution 4.0 has sparked a debate on ZDNet about whether programming is being dumbed down. The new version of the software uses an English-syntax that requires 90 per cent less code than traditional languages. A descendant of Apple's Hypercard, Rev 4 is set to '...empower people who would never have attempted programming to create successful applications.' ZDNet reports that 'One might reasonably hope that this product inspires students in the appropriate way and gets them more interested in programming.'"
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Microsoft Says Google Chrome Frame Makes IE Less Secure 459

Posted by CmdrTaco
from the less-secure-than-what-exactly dept.
Mark writes "The release of Google Chrome Frame, a new open source plugin that injects Chrome's renderer and JavaScript engine into Microsoft's browser, earlier this week had many web developers happily dancing long through the night. Finally, someone had found a way to get Internet Explorer users up to speed on the Web. Microsoft, on the other hand, is warning IE users that it does not recommend installing the plugin. What does the company have against the plugin? It makes Internet Explorer less secure. 'With Internet Explorer 8, we made significant advancements and updates to make the browser safer for our customers,' a Microsoft spokesperson told Ars. 'Given the security issues with plugins in general and Google Chrome in particular, Google Chrome Frame running as a plugin has doubled the attack area for malware and malicious scripts. This is not a risk we would recommend our friends and families take.'"

Comment: Re:VM/CMS? (Score 1) 875

by Mainframes ROCK! (#29457721) Attached to: Old Operating Systems Never Die

VM/CMS is very much alive and well, thank you. It is now known as z/VM and runs on the IBM z series mainframes ...

http://www.vm.ibm.com/

You can even run Linux in z/VM virtual machines now as well as CMS.

There is an emulator available, called Hercules ...

http://www.hercules-390.org/

And an old VM/CMS is available for free, with source ...

http://www.cbttape.org/vm6.htm

Comment: Re:Done their homework? (Score -1) 709

by Article Text Troll (#22247240) Attached to: Four Indicted in Pirate Bay Case
This post has been moderated as "Insightful," but it totally ignores the points of the post it replies to. Listen to yourself, buddy. In response to an article about a site created with the sole intention of illegally sharing copyrighted material, you state that downloading some things is legal. No crap, but that statement couldn't be more off topic.

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