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Comment: Re:I hope this detects responsive layout (Score 2) 356

From what I read on this. No.

The "mobile friendly" check won't be checking for a browser switch or dedicated mobile site, but do a test rendering and check stuff as minimum font default height on mobile devices or minimum button size. Load times and filesizes are already factored in the current search, as much as I know.

Comment: Re:America (Score 1) 120

by bickerdyke (#49509015) Attached to: Pull-Top Can Tabs, At 50, Reach Historic Archaeological Status

You're mixing up "historic" and "antique".

Yes, antique is old, but history is made every day. World Wars I & II, Great depression, Civil rights movement, Cold war, Fall of the Warsaw Pact... All that is history! Even though it happend after 1915.

Heck we have historicans and archeologist digging up and recovering the remains of escape tunnels below the German/German-border because they are part of history and considered historically important! And they can still ask the people who dug them for help.

Comment: Re:Wow. Just wow. (Score 1) 325

by bickerdyke (#49488441) Attached to: LA Schools Seeking Refund Over Botched iPad Plan

But the school system wasn't the one doing the development - Pearson was.

Again, if it was some normal product development, aiming at a product that can be sold to multiple school districts, yes. But projects of this size more often are complete custom build software

From the summary, and having not read the article in slashdot tradition, it seems that indeed Pearson made promises of rainbows and unicorns and delivered a sick donkey with a MLP tattoo on it.

Which is why dragging them to court is the right thing to do.

Comment: Re:People are tribal even when they don't realize (Score 1) 247

by bickerdyke (#49477065) Attached to: EU To Hit Google With Antitrust Charges

TLDR: The EU can't break up Google USA, but they can force Google Ireland Holdings to GTFO or change the way it offers services in the EU.

But aren't they just holding companies for the IP (as you explained) and the actual services are provided by a completly different entity? Your search request may run on servers not owned by Google Ireland or Google Netherlands.

Comment: Network connection (Score 1) 342

by bickerdyke (#49470427) Attached to: Allegation: Lottery Official Hacked RNG To Score Winning Ticket

Well, had it been connected to a network, an IDS could have raised an alarm that a usb device has been added. Or to rephrase uit for the /.-Crowd. "On localhost, noone hears you scream".

And somehow I still don't completly believe the "not connected to a network" thing. How would they transmit the drawn numbers to their frontend sytems? manually? How would this be secured against someone "mistyping" a few digits?

Comment: Re:You can get all of season 5 leaked (Score 2) 148

by bickerdyke (#49462773) Attached to: Nearly Half of <em>Game of Thrones</em> Season 5 Leaks Online

Newspaper article promised the return of that assasin as a member of Black and White house* and the death of characters who are still alive in the novels. Reason behind this supposedly is that they don't expect Martin to finish the next volumes on time, so the TV authors already are preparing for writing their own finale.

*sorry, neither read the books nor could be bothered to remember the exact name from the article

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