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Comment: Re:This is embarrassing for Apple (Score 1) 315

by SalaSSin (#35380980) Attached to: Apple: You Must Be 17+ To Use Opera
No it won't limit the market.
Ok, maybe by MAX 10000 people... Wooooohhh, that's like a drop in the ocean, compared to overall iPhone sales.

Be realistic dude, the number of people that read these kind of articles (aka us and some other geeks/nerds/ IT guys with too much time on their hands / 2 or 3 girls) is very limited.

The target audience, aka the rest of the world, doesn't give a damn about Opera/Firefox/Android/Windows/Linux/bla bla.

They just want nice, shiny phone that is able to connect to "the facebook" and, and ...., well, and is nice & shiny...

This said, i hate their corporate policies as well!

Comment: Re:Wow. (Score 1) 693

by SalaSSin (#34270942) Attached to: 200 Students Admit Cheating After Professor's Online Rant
Exactly!

At my university we luckily did have a Bill, stating what the rights and obligations were for all parties.

On one occasion, i had two exams on the same day, studied hard for one of them, figuring i could pass the second one in September, because that was the easier one. The professor didn't show up, and so i would have to redo both tests. I went to the other professor (of the easier course), told him why i couldn't take his test, and also told him my misfortune. He advised me to go to the Exam Board and demand a grade for the difficult one, as the other prof didn't live up to his part of the contract. Done, and won. Got a 12/20 (which is the minimum to pass) for that test :-)

Btw: i did pass the second one in september :-D

Comment: Re:Bravo.... (Score 1) 500

by SalaSSin (#34094866) Attached to: 33 Developers Leave OpenOffice.org
Nooooooooooooooooo....

I'm on a day off from work, and i still have to read about Notes... Please, don't talk about that shitty program again. Please...
(And don't even get me started on Eclipse...)

Btw, for the sake of you and your colleagues, buy a tshirt or sth from http://www.ihatelotusnotes.com/ it really does help :-D
Crime

Thief Returns Stolen Laptop Contents On USB Stick 352

Posted by samzenpus
from the it's-been-a-pleasure-being-your-victim dept.
While it's true that Sweden is responsible for unleashing IKEA and ABBA on humanity, not everything they produce is terrible. Their thieves are some of the most considerate in the world. An unnamed professor at Umeå University received a USB stick with all his data after his laptop was stolen. From the article: "The professor, who teaches at Umeå University in northern Sweden, was devastated when ten years of work stored on his laptop was stolen. But to his surprise, a week after the theft, the entire contents of his laptop were posted to him on a USB stick. 'I am very happy,' the unnamed professor told the local Västerbottens-Kuriren newspaper. 'This story makes me feel hope for humanity.'"
Microsoft

Xbox Live Pricing To Go Up To $60 Per Year 199

Posted by Soulskill
from the nickles-and-dimes dept.
donniebaseball23 writes "Microsoft has raised the annual price of Xbox Live Gold to $60, which is a price hike of $10. The new price goes into effect on November 1, but gamers can lock in the current Xbox Live price by renewing now. EEDAR analyst Jesse Divnich is not surprised by the move, nor does he think it will really have much impact on the Xbox momentum."

Comment: Re:Welcome to the Real World (Score 1) 422

by SalaSSin (#33022792) Attached to: Frustration and Unhappiness In the Games Industry
You got to be kidding, right?

Atm going to talk with your boss about this, is the same as waving a red flag at an enraged bull...

Most of the time (ALAS!) the smart pants with the new ideas is the first to one to get the door slammed against his ass.
I wish it were different, but it isn't.

Comment: Re:XP SP3 (Score 1) 233

by SalaSSin (#31961250) Attached to: McAfee Retracts Lowball Bug Damage Estimate
Same here.

I'm actually the person in charge of our security, and, as we take security quite serious, the auto-update is set hourly (which is btw the default). McAfee let the faulty DAT 4 hours (!) online, ...

I got it offline about 20 minutes after the first machine "hit the ground", but by then 95% of my machines had the update (550 machines over the whole of our country).

With the IT team we figured out a solution about 2 hours after it hit, even before McAfee came with a solution (which, at that time, wasn't even working...) and we had everything cleared up in 7 hours time, but i can tell you, those were hell...

Luckily, the whole it team is on Windows 7, for testing purposes, so we were able to continue to work and coordinate the "rescue mission".

I don't even want to imagine what the damage would have been if it also affected 2008 machines, which meant all our servers...

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