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Comment Re:I have a slight problem with this... (Score 1) 92 92

Facebook used to allow apps/games to optionally provide a secure URL to be used when a user was logged in via https but it was up to the developer to determine if https was supported or not. Because SSL = the need to purchase a certificate many did not, but it's now required that a secure URL be provided.

Comment Re:The Product Management for VS says it's not tru (Score 1) 205 205

And the person who broke the "news" wasn't even trying to pretend it was true.

http://twitter.com/#!/RoyOsherove/status/71334987152101376
@RoyOsherove here's a more official video of announcement of VB6 going open source from #msteched http://bit.ly/79qHlZ

Comment Re:Theater manager (Score 5, Informative) 705 705

The MPAA gives a $500 reward to theater employees who assist in the arrest/charging of someone who is caught recording a film. So yes, a jerk, but because he wanted his blood money. It's the same situation as that girl who recorded a few seconds of Transformers a couple years back.

Comment Amazon already addressed ths problem (Score 5, Informative) 183 183

For a while now they've had their AWS Import/Export service. It's still in beta and only available to people in the US, but it won't stay that way forever.

http://aws.amazon.com/importexport/

Need to transfer 1TB of data? Mail Amazon the data on a drive, they load it, send you the device back. Sure beats uploading for 3 month with a cable modem. Have more data than that? You can send them up to an 8U drive enclosure, and more than that if you make special arrangements.

Comment deliverables? (Score 2, Interesting) 384 384

Is it just me or is something about the deliverables on page 97 a little off? "Advanced search" due Aug 10, but the system architecture due after 6 months? Data migration due in 2007?

http://documents.propublica.org/recovery-gov-contract-documents#p=97

Comment Re:An example of cameras in our town (Score 1) 440 440

While I don't advocate the approach they used to get the cameras in place, surely catching drunk drivers as they're leaving the pub isn't a bad thing? Hell, given all the press on just how useless cameras are at preventing crime, it seems using them to catch drunk drivers is probably just about all they're actually good for.

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