Yep : "Slashdot users" versus "Slashdot consumers"
Was this web page written by evil crackers ? Why is my beloved Mac writing files called
/Users/Downloads-1-1, Downloads-1-2 ??? This freaks me out, because I've been told there are NO VIRUSES FOR MAC !!!
Seriously, there is a fresh discussion in Apple forums, http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=2113155&tstart=0&start=0.
This is a (sad thing) pow 2 : Mac vulnerabilities , coming from Slashdot
Actually RAID1 is quite good for reading data: it minimizes seek time . Of course, it works fine as long as there are not many writes. For example think analytic databases, cubes, etc. Those are not written to in real time (like the more common transactional databases)
Wonder if keeping only a short name and a long name won't break backwards compatibility. For example if the volume is mounted on Linux, written to, and plugged into a Windows box
.Or another device, implementing another subset of the undocumented FAT
I've been using VirtualBox to run some closed source software on my laptop. With WmWare, it barely worked. with VirtualBox, I was even able to make a cluster between the apps between the two virtual OSes (on same laptop), with decent performance. Setting up the network needed some tinkering, but after that it worked like a charm. Great piece of software ! I couldn't care less for the sound and 3D stuff as long as they don't break the core functionality
Mark writes "Usability expert and columnist Jakob Nielsen wants to abolish password masking: 'Usability suffers when users type in passwords and the only feedback they get is a row of bullets. Typically, masking passwords doesn't even increase security, but it does cost you business due to login failures.' I've never been impressed by the argument that 'I can't think why we need this (standard) security measure, so let's drop it.' It usually indicates a lack of imagination of the speaker. But in this case, does usability outweigh security?"
If everything else seems to fail, try these convoluted, big captchas generated based on Graphviz graphs. Link : http://snowflakejoins.com/grapcha/index?text=slashdot
CowboyRobot writes "Developers of Google's Chrome browser have spoken up in an article describing their approach to keeping the browser secure, focusing on minimizing the frequency, duration, and severity of exposure. One tool Chrome uses is a recently open-sourced update distribution application called 'Omaha.' 'Omaha automatically checks for software updates every five hours. When a new update is available, a fraction of clients are told about it, based on a probability set by the team. This probability lets the team verify the quality of the release before informing all clients.'"
I remember around year 2000 there was am animated search engine that produced linked "bubbles" , with the diameter representing relevance. I guess it was Teoma (not sure). Anyone else remembers?
TFA states "and mainframe computer which controls the legs". If it happens to be one of those bigger mainframes, there is hardly any space left to sit ( http://www.webmilhouse.com/wordpress/wp-content/HomeComputer.jpg )
alxtoth writes "Long time there was talk about "yellow box" as a means to run Windows applications in Macs, side by side with native Mac apps. Makes me wonder, isn't Apple doing the total opposite? I mean, there is QuickTime, iTunes and now Safari 3 running on Windoze with a Mac look-and-feel ? What will be the next port, iPhoto maybe ?!?"
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alxtoth writes "Somebody inserts an USB dongle into your Mac, and "..the device is able to extract OS user passwords, logins for different Apple applications, website history and passwords to different visited sites and more" . They say it's not for sale for anybody. That's their problem who they sell to, but the scary part is: how to get such data out of OS X in the first place? http://www.slipperybrick.com/2007/04/maclockpick/"
Filed under: CellphonesSymbian is back in the news this morning after another night of promiscuity. Having been spotted shacking-up with with LG and Google just yesterday, the Nokia bedfellow was just outed with this cutie, Samsung's new SGH-i400 smartphone. It's not the first Samsung S60 slider we've seen, nor will it be the last. In addition to some pretty bold "symbian OS" branding in the upper-right corner, the i400 brings a regular ol' 2 megapixel camera, dedicated MP3 key, stereo speakers, Bluetooth, MicroSD expansion, and support for full web browsing on it's 2.3-inch "wide display." No word on a 3G radio here so we'll have to assume the worst (tri-band GSM/EDGE). We do know that it'll make its debut in Russia in July and then "other European countries" shortly thereafter. Hey Russia, welcome to Europe!
Office Depot Featured Gadget: Xbox 360 Platinum System Packs the power to bring games to life!
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website design writes "Apple Inc. has a decent shot of outgrowing Microsoft Corp. within the next five years if it can keep churning out hit wonders, an extrapolation of revenue data from the two industry heavyweights has revealed. An analysis at 10Layers points out that while both Microsoft and Apple have seen healthy revenue growth in the last 5 years, Apple is growing at a near exponential rate compared to Microsoft's linear path. For more on the subject you shall visit me at:ecommerce web site design
.Anyay coming to the point"Microsofts revenues have grown approximately 60 percent from just under $30B in 2002 to over $44B in 2006," the report states.
Given that 44B — 30B = 14B, and that 14B = 46.7% not 60%, I am less than sanguine about the accuracy of the rest of the report.
"However, while Microsoft has grown linearly for this period, Apple
has accelerated with revenues of just under $6B in 2002 growing to
just under $21B in 2006."
For Apple, that represents an impressive 250 percent revenue growth.
In an attempt to predict the future growth rates of both firms,
10Layers compiled an extrapolation of Microsofts linear and Apple's
almost exponential revenue growth from the past twelve months.
The pure extrapolation shows that Apple could catch up with Microsoft
as early as 2010 or 2011, given the current growth rates.
Interesting assumptions and calculations. But this is revenue growth
not market share growth- which is fine in terms of the bottom line that shareholders care about. I just wonder what their prediction would be about market share. Could Apple surpass Microsoft and yet have only 15% of the market share?
Comparing Apple and Microsoft is difficult, given that Apple has
self-branded hardware exclusively and Microsoft does not."