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Comment: Re:Specs are overrated (Score 1) 115 115

If it can remain in a relatively stationary position in sustained 40mph winds, it is by definition going 40mph. To stay stationary it would have to match the speed of the wind, and if it can do that then in calm winds it would still be able to go that same speed (and groundspeed at that). It is the same reason a fixed wing aircraft can hover or perform STOL maneuvers.

If it were moving with a tailwind, it could travel significantly faster over the ground than their specifications even mentioned.

Comment: Re:like Windows? (Score 1) 397 397

Off by default in WIndows 8, otherwise configurable in the Recycle Bin properties.

On is a reasonable default for the masses, and configurable for those who actually know what they want to do. Don't forget some people use the Recycle Bin for storing things they want to keep.

Comment: Re:Not a bug? (Score 1) 97 97

I don't think this was a flaw in that safe files list. It mentions it could be executed automatically, not that it was executed without warning.

Safari has the "Open 'safe' files automatically' option which is turned on by default. I think this is more likely the issue.

Comment: Re:Commonly used? (Score 1) 354 354

If you disagree with everything they've done so far and where they're going, it seems the perfect time to do so, when it's not commonly used. Maybe they'll blow everything else out of the water, I'm not holding my breath but wish them the best.

It's still a GPL project.

Comment: Re:Not that simple (Re:Online Advertising Response (Score 1) 369 369

Blocking all third party cookies breaks things that a lot of people like and use, like Facebook/Twitter login, disquis, etc. This is a better solution than the current wide-open default, while still allowing you to block everything if you choose.

Comment: Re:"Flaw"? (Score 2) 269 269

It certainly does explain it.

The system they slapped together included Google Checkout, which is used for shipping physical goods to physical addresses. Everything goes to the developer because the developer is selling you the product, not Google. Unfortunatley it appears they kept the location features, even though it was unneeded for the new role.

Play Store is essentially a different interface to Google Shopping.

Comment: Re:Apple bites the hand that created them (Score 1) 339 339

Have you ever visited Apple's Open Source page? You'll find they do share code, even purely BSD code.

http://opensource.apple.com/

Though I'm not really sure what your point is, nor how you got +5. Apple is not even mentioned in this story, what "stupid bullshit" are you talking about?

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