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+ - X Windows now available for Android->

Submitted by mkwan
mkwan writes: The open-source X Server for Android has hit beta and is now available for download through the Android Market. On Australian networks at least, smartphones are assigned publicly-accessible IP addresses, so it should be possible to display many Linux applications on an Android smartphone simply by setting the DISPLAY environment variable to the phone's IP address followed by :0
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+ - South African Health department blames Excel for loss of 4 million ->

Submitted by RoLi
RoLi writes: The chief of the health department of the South African province of Limpopo, which has a population of over 5 million people, blames Excel for the loss of the equivalent of $4 million.

A committee has found irregularities in office supplies in the fiscal year 2009-2010. This was justified by declaring that the department had so much to manage that the result would no longer fit into Microsoft Excel. However, she admitted that their current asset management system was inadequate.

The committee seemingly found this explanation credible, because the only consequence of the affair are 13 million Rand (~$1M) for a new "asset management system" for the health department.

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Comment: Simple solution (Score 1) 187 187

by RStonR (#38603022) Attached to: Firefox 3.6 Support Ends April 2012
Create a fork and cash in millions.

Seriously, Mozilla has something like 30% marketshare and IIRC Google gave them 300 Million. So they only manage to gain 3% (= 1/10 of Firefox users) with a conservative stable version, then that would be 30 million. Surely that would be worth the trouble.

Is nobody in the community smelling the money?

Comment: The US is pretty much at war with Iran already (Score 1, Flamebait) 361 361

by RStonR (#38595724) Attached to: EU Moves To Ban Iran Crude Oil
The utterly corrupt Obama administration is not satisfied with wars in Uganda, Somalia, Yemen, Pakistan, Afghanistan and wherever I currently don't remember.

Obama has already made several steps towards war, and to say that the drone-campaign will continue is just the last step.

People were furious about Bush lies to start the wars. Obama has found the solution! Just don't talk about it, the people at home don't seem to care.


+ - Microsoft's IIS falls below 15% market share->

Submitted by RStonR
RStonR writes: Recent surveys from Netcraft and Security Space confirm that IIS is losing market share in all segments. The share in Japan, Germany, Russia and many other countries already lies below 4% for many years. But also traditionally Microsoft-friendly countries can turn away from IIS, for example in the last 10 years, the share in France fell from 35% to 5%, in Brazil and Taiwan from over 45% to 15% and in India even from 65% to 18%. In the long run, IIS might become legacy technology.
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Comment: Re:Yea, well... (Score 1, Insightful) 279 279

by RStonR (#38524666) Attached to: Why We Dumped GoDaddy
SOPA is just the latest "Change" that we got from Obama.

Doesn't anybody find it strange that There are no protests against Obama's wars?

Must not criticize this Nobel Peace Price winner, it would make quite a lot of people feel very stupid when they first treat him as the next messiah ("Jesus was also a community organizer", remember?) and then critizise him.

Comment: Re:Visible hand of state corruption (Score 1) 435 435

by RStonR (#38523296) Attached to: Prospects Darken For Solar Energy Companies

Sure, as soon as "him" comes forward. Tell me, do you see any "hims" in the 2012 Presidential race so far?

Well, CNN has publicly admitted that they want to kick out Ron Paul of the race.

That's because he has a consistent voting record of voting against government growth and wars.

Comment: Firefox needs a new management (Score 1, Offtopic) 151 151

by RStonR (#38487988) Attached to: Google and Mozilla: Partners, Not Competitors
Firefox is really in a crisis because the Mozilla foundation is still living in the 90s, when everybody and his dog bought a new computer every 2 years.

What we need is stability, we need less versions (preferrably one per year or even less than that).

"It is better for civilization to be going down the drain than to be coming up it." -- Henry Allen