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Comment Re:Apply (Score 1) 441

"professional staffing agencies (not "temp agencies")..."

A company that is truly a "professional staffing agency" is not a temp agency. Just as you say. So I wasn't referring to you.

There are "staffing agencies", and there are temp agencies. You know who you are. If you are not one, then I wasn't talking about you, was I?

I do agree about establishing a relationship with firms, and that is a motivation. But not all agencies -- and not all employers for that matter -- are looking for "permanent" solutions.

Comment Re:Why? (Score 1) 518

Exactly. While OpenGL is compatible with 99% of the PC gaming market, it is compatible with 0% of the console market. D3D is compatible with 99% of the PC gaming market, and 30% (very rough estimate) of the console market. Linux and Mac aren't even a blip on the gaming market radar, so why would anybody bother with OpenGL in a marketing sense?

The few that do bother to do it in OpenGL get burned when they want to port it to the console, because instead of a simple re-package job, they have to do 10 times as much work to move to a console. It may not be a massive amount of work, no, but it is more work than necessary. That cuts into your profits. Besides, there will always be less to screw up going D3D to D3D.

Comment Re:Is there realy a problem? (Score 0, Flamebait) 437

I've personally felt like the whole thing was a scam from the beginning. But I tend to be skeptical of government in general. I just feel like it's easier to run a smear campaign on Toyota than to fix the reputations of General Motors and Ford. But it seems like if the Toyotas have as many problems as the media makes it seem, we would actually see Toyotas having problems. Also, it didn't seem to affect sales. It seems like the only people who don't trust Toyota anymore are people who drive non-Toyota vehicles. It reminds me of the Linux users who say Windows crashes all the time. Also, I noticed recently millions of General Motors vehicles were recalled due to power steering problems. They didn't get nearly as much publicity as Toyota.

Submission + - US ISP Blocking the Pirate Bay?->

Miladinoski writes: "Qwest customers complain about being unable to access the Swedish torrent tracker site The Pirate Bay, which was first reported by a user on the DSLReports forum and then confirmed by couple of others.

The reporting customer later talked with the tech support of Qwest which also said that were unable to access the site either. Is it just some technical glitch or has Qwest began blocking websites accused of infringement of copyrights, nobody knows, but it could cause their customers move on to another ISP if something like that happens in the future."

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Wireless Networking

Australian Police Plan Wardriving Mission 340

bfire writes "Police officers in the Australian state of Queensland plan to conduct a 'wardriving' mission around select towns in an effort to educate citizens to secure their wireless networks. When unsecured networks are found, the Police will pay a friendly visit to the household or small business, informing them of the risks they are exposing themselves to. Officers also hope to return to surveyed areas within a month to see if users have fixed their security settings. The idea is modeled on another campaign where officers walk around railway stations checking cars have been locked, and leaving notes warning people of the dangers involved with leaving their vehicles unsecured."

Comment Re:If you get rid of IE6, you will rid also Win2K (Score 2, Informative) 481

If you get rid of IE6 like this, you are forcing people to upgrade also to Win7!!! Remember, there is no Internet Explorer 7 for Win2k, All of us who have stayed away from Win XP and and Vista due to its dumb activation code will have to upgrade to Win7, because Mozilla is not always the answer.

Nobody is forcing you to upgrade to Windows 7, Opera runs mighty fine not only on Win2k but on win9x versions too without a huge memory leak...

You should consider using that instead of some crappy 8 years old browser that doesn't support something essential as PNG transparency.


Your Browser History Is Showing Screenshot-sm 174

tiffanydanica writes "For a lot of us our browser history is something we consider private, or at least not something we want to expose to every website we visit. Web2.0collage is showing just how easy it is (with code!) for sites to determine what sites you visit. When you visit the site it sniffs your browser history, and creates a collage of the (safe for work) sites that you visit. It is an interesting application of potentially scary technology (imagine a job application site using this to screen candidates). You can jump right into having your history sniffed if you so desire. While the collages are cool on their own merit, they also serve as an illustration of the privacy implications of browser history sniffing."

Microsoft's Bing Refuses Search Term "Sex" In India 355

An anonymous reader writes "Apparently Microsoft is censoring search results for Bing in India and other countries. If you try to search for the term 'sex,' along with lots of variations, from India using Microsoft's new search engine, an error message is returned that says, 'the search sex may return sexually explicit content. To get results, change your search terms.' There's no preference setting or toggle-on-or-off choice; you simply cannot search for the term 'sex' in India if you are using Bing. While a user still can change their country and try the non-Indian version of Bing, this seems like an unnecessary step and unnecessary censorship on the part of Microsoft. Apparently Google has no problem with Indians searching for the term 'sex.'"

First Beta of Opera 10 Released 278

Miladinoski writes "Opera Software ASA today released the first beta of their tenth version of the Opera browser. In addition to the browser's known features, like mouse gestures, keyboard shortcuts, voice navigation, mail and RSS support, speed dial and so forth, it now includes a Turbo mode which unclogs your connection to get faster browsing, a new interface, a tabbed browsing update and customizable speed dial. Opera 10 continues to follow the web standards by getting 100/100 and pixel-perfect scores on the Acid3 test. The beta is currently available for every modern OS platform."

Submission + - First beta of Opera 10 is out in the wilderness->

Miladinoski writes: "Opera Software ASA today released the newest beta of their tenth version of the Opera browser. In addition to their already known features that made it famous like mouse gestures, keyboard shortcuts, voice navigated browser, mail and RSS included into the browser, speed dial and so forth, it now includes a Turbo mode which unclogs your connection to get faster internet, a new interface, a tabbed browsing update, customisable speed dial but continues to follow the web standards by getting 100/100 and pixel-perfect scores on the Acid3 test.

You can grab the beta available for every modern OS platform here."

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The Bling of the Ancients Screenshot-sm 61

If you think hip-hop stars like Flavor Flav started the craze of jewel-studded teeth, you'd be wrong. A new study shows that Native Americans were using sophisticated dentistry techniques to add bling to their smiles 2,500 years ago. These ancient people used notches, grooves, and semiprecious gems to beautify their teeth. According to the study, the dentistry was for purely cosmetic purposes. "They were not marks of social class," says José Concepción Jiménez, an anthropologist at Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology and History.

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