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+ - Analytics Startup Canddi Gets $600k From Northstar, A Google Angel And More->

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dandart writes "Web analytics startup CANDDI has secured a super round of funding, upping the ante for its total raised sum to date, now is £539,000 ($870,000).
The Newcastle-based company primarily deals with intelligent prospect analytics, and provides a personal view on who's viewing your website, what they want, where they've come from, and allows you to interact with them in real time."

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+ - Play.com compromised, names and emails taken-> 1

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dandart writes "Play.com has reportedly been compromised, revealing its database of usernames and email addresses of its customers to its attackers. An email appearing to be from play.com to its customers reads:

Dear Customer,

Email Security Message
We are emailing all our customers to let you know that a company that handles part of our marketing communications has had a security breach. Unfortunately this has meant that some customer names and email addresses may have been compromised..."

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Comment: How terrible (Score 1) 405

by dandart (#35457306) Attached to: <em>Doom</em> Creator Says Direct3D Is Now Better Than OpenGL
CARRRMAACK!! If you make new games 'doze-only, we'll never forgive you! Because of its terrible lock-in and non-cross-platform, non-vendor-neutral ways, DirectX is not a valid or viable choice for anyone. Last time I looked at photos and specs, GL 4 was better than DX11. I do hope GL looks at itself and makes it more awesome still by sacrificing compatibility a little. But don't break anything. If built with GL3, GL3 it needs to use. Etc. Not that it didn't already... GL4 is awesome. Shame it only works on Fermi GPUs and above. We on 300 or below are stuck with the still-awesome GL3.2. With WebM becoming more popular and DX being locked in to one platform of tens or hundreds now (including consoles, phones etc) and GL working on almost all of them, working with DX now seems stupid.

Comment: NOADS (Score 1) 434

by dandart (#33799112) Attached to: Google Patent Proposes $2 Fee To Skip Commercials
I am watching no adverts - I look for things I want to buy - I do not want them forced upon me. If that means AdBlock Plus, then so be it. If that means MythTV remove commercials option, so be it. As soon as the world is forced to watch or pay, I think the providers should pay US for watching their commercials - what if we're charged to download them by our ISPs? It really helps lessen bandwidth costs, removing ads.

If it comes to it - I'm pirating the programme - after all, it was shown to me for free!

Comment: Security et al (Score 1) 931

by dandart (#33778540) Attached to: 66% of All Windows Users Still Use Windows XP
Having a clue about security, I swiftly moved away from xp, and haven't used it for years.I think the Windows franchise was at its best around 1999 - windows 98se was fantastic for its time. However now everything else has surpassed it in terms of security, reliability, not just breaking randomly, more immunity to internet threats and portability. I could name a hundred more. But for your sake, if you're reading this, run away from xp very fast!

Comment: GNU/Stallman (Score 5, Interesting) 309

by dandart (#33674830) Attached to: Stallman Crashes Talk, Fights 'War On Sharing'
Shouting, running, making a fool out of himself. I think if only he would do the sort of things he does without calling a ruckus, then people might take him more seriously.

I admire the sort of things he's doing, but the way he does them is troublesome. He shouldn't for example be blocking access to an Apple store despite their terribly non-free products. Nobody likes an asshole and would tend to ignore it. Now, if he were to stand outside, offering leaflets on why Apple is wrong, but disguising it as something like "Bad Computer Practises", or "Why Software Freedom is Important" instead of "Apple is crap! Don't buy from them!" which no one will pay attention to, I think he'd get a lot further.

Good luck, rms.

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