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Comment: What Sundar actually said... (Score 3, Informative) 117

Here's what Sundar Pichai actually said minus the selective editing from that 'iOnApple' hack at NetworkWorld.

Sorry, the premise of the question is because Android is open, it has more security issues? Respectfully, I’m not sure that’s a correct premise of the question. Open platforms historically undergo a lot of scrutiny, but there are a lot of advantages to having an open source platform from a security standpoint. I would argue that it’s the best way for a platform to be secure, because every researcher in the world can inspect it, every developer in the world can inspect it, and I think that contributes a lot to Android security.

Android was built to be very, very secure. The thing that you’re seeing is because Android is an open platform, many people can ship Android in many different ways and so there are some partners when they ship devices, they have an older version of Android. And sure you can have a security vulnerability there, but that doesn’t mean Android isn’t secure. We go to great lengths–the depth of work in Android to make it secure; the depth of work done by Google PlayGoogle Play automatically scans and verifies thousands of applications for malware. We track data on this. It’s state of the art in terms of what we do. What you see across the ecosystempeople will ship good phones and keep them updatedyou will have some phones that will not be updated. That’s where we see issues. Not Android at a fundamental level.

Comment: No wonder it crashed (Score 1) 156

by TrueSpeed (#45803713) Attached to: Australian Dept. Store Chain's Website Crashes and Can't Get Back Up says it is running: Microsoft-IIS/7.5

Page Title: MYER

Additionally, it mentioned the following:
Accept-Ranges : bytes;
Content-Length : 12726;
Content-Type : text/html;
Date : Sat, 28 Dec 2013 07:53:26 GMT;
ETag : "054e9c0693cf1:0";
Last-Modified : Sat, 28 Dec 2013 01:11:36 GMT;
X-Powered-By : ASP.NET

Comment: FairSearch (Score 1) 629

by TrueSpeed (#44580641) Attached to: Google Blocks YouTube App On Windows Phone (Again)

Perhaps Microsoft should stop spreading FUD about Google? Or perhaps they should stop forming shill organizations to do their dirty work by proxy. Or perhaps they should stop trying to undermine Google by pleading with governments to investigate them for anti-trust violations. But, let's start off easily and just retire those pathetic and embarrassing Gmail Man ads. I have to give credit to Google for graciously hosting them on YouTube - I would have deleted their account and blocked their IP.

Microsoft is simply getting what they deserve. If you want to act like a jerk then prepare for the blow back.

Comment: The Solution (Score 5, Interesting) 309

by TrueSpeed (#43674657) Attached to: Microsoft's Most Profitable Mobile Operating System: Android

All Google needs to do is offer a commercial licence, for a small fee, to all Android OEM's that indemnifies them. This way if Microsoft has an issue with Android or Linux they can take on Google directly. But, we all know that would never happen because Microsoft clearly knows that Google would single handily invalidate all of their obvious, worthless and prior art ridden patents one by one.

Comment: The list of Bogus Microsoft patents (Score 3, Informative) 112

These are the list of frivolous, prior art ridden patents Microsoft used to try and extort money from Barnes and Noble. When the trial was about to go to court a magical partnership was established between Microsoft and Barnes & Noble and the lawsuit was dropped. It's a pity more companies don't stand up to these patent trolls.

Microsoft vs.Barnes and Noble


U.S. Patent No. 5778372 Remote retrieval and display management of electronic document with incorporated images. A browser remotely retrieves electronic documents from a remote computer network for viewing by a user. For enhancing responsiveness, the browser initially displays an electronic document without a background image so that the electronic document is initially displayed more quickly. The browser also prioritizes downloading of embedded images of the document by their incorporation in the currently visible portion of the electronic document. Further, the browser dynamically creates additional connections for retrieving resources incorporated into the electronic document from the remote computer network.

U.S. Patent No. 6339780 Loading status in a hypermedia browser having a limited available display area. Described herein is a portable computer having a limited display area. An Internet or other hypermedia browser executes on the portable computer to load and display content in a content viewing area. During times when the browser is loading content, the browser displays a temporary, animated graphic element over the content viewing area. The graphic element is removed after the content is loaded, allowing unobstructed viewing of the loaded content.

U.S. Patent No. 5889522 System Provided Child Window Controls. New varieties of child window controls are provided as system resources that application programs may exploit. The preferred embodiment of the present invention provides a dynamic link library (DLL) for implementing the new child window controls as part of an operating system. The new child window controls include a header bar control for providing header bars in application programs. The new controls also include a hot key control that allows a user to view and edit hot key combinations. The new controls further include a tab control for establishing tabs that differentiate amongst pages in user interfaces provided by application programs. An image list data type is defined and functions are provided for manipulating the image list data type. Image lists include multiple like-sized images that are stored efficiently in a single bitmap.

U.S. Patent No. 6891551 Selection Handles in Editing Electronic Documents. A computer system and method for highlighting and selecting elements of electronic documents is disclosed. In one embodiment, a selection area identifies an initial selection of data, and one or more selection handles appear on the selection area to allow dynamic resizing of the selection area to select a larger or smaller portion of data or number of items.

U.S. Patent No. 6957233 Method and Apparatus for Capturing and Rendering Annotations for Non-Modifiable Electronic Content. A system and method for capturing annotations for a non-modifiable document is disclosed. Once it is determined that an annotation is to be created, the system determines the file position of the selected object. The file position of the selected object is stored along with the created annotation in another file or a non-read only portion of a file storing the document. Using the file position, the annotation may be properly identified with the selected object without modifying the non-modifiable document.

Comment: How to stop applets from running (Score 3, Insightful) 165

by TrueSpeed (#43076155) Attached to: Oracle Rushes Emergency Java Update To Patch McRAT Vulnerabilities

The Java Control Panel (in the Windows control panel) contains a checkbox under the Security Panel called "Enable Java content in the Browser". Uncheck this if you do not want applets to run. This selection stays persisted each time you update the JRE.

Once again,

Windows Control Panel->Java Control Panel->Security Panel. Make sure the "Enable Java content in the Browser" checkbox is unchecked.

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