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Comment: Re:Already available (Score 2) 280

by dblackshell (#28125301) Attached to: Mozilla Jetpack and the Battle For the Web
this addon (project) is redundant.

It's like the other one in which they want to incorporate command line in Firefox, instead of having it as a addon under the name of Ubiquity.

With Jetpack they want to replace Greasemonkey and also make easier addon development...

I say to you, it's wasted time... Improve Gecko, XulRunner, but not this...

+ - Windows Vista Service Pack 2 released

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Microsoft has finally released the final build of Service Pack 2 for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008. "The installers will work on English, French, German, Japanese, and Spanish versions of either Vista or Server 2008. Other language versions will arrive later. Those interested in slipstreamed versions of Vista and Server 2008 with SP2 will need to get an MSDN or TechNet subscription. There are a few significant additions that are included in SP2: Windows Search 4.0, Bluetooth 2.1 Feature Pack, the ability to record data on to Blu-Ray media natively in Vista, Windows Connect Now (WCN) is now in the Wi-Fi Configuration, and exFAT file system supports UTC timestamps. The service pack contains about 800 hotfixes." Download links included below,


Comment: Re:Oh yeah, because Portal was a huge flop... (Score 1) 260

by dblackshell (#27550793) Attached to: The Perils of Pointless Innovation In Games
emo or not, you got to admit that the FFF (free form fighting) system was quite impressive and innovative at that time.

And it's highly subjective, because I liked more the story line and the level design of Warrior Within. Maybe I liked it because it reminded of the original POP which I played often as a kid...
The Internet

+ - SPAM: SEO Friendly short URLs

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dblackshell writes "There have been several discussions lately about url shortening services and why this kind of services should be avoided. And so a new proposal has been made.
More insight on this new proposal can be found in Shiflett's article Save the Internet with rev="canonical". This proposal has already received some supports, it's only up to Twitter to conform (the ONE place where short URLs are used in abusive way)."

+ - MS Slashes Price of Windows on Netbooks-> 1

Submitted by nandemoari
nandemoari (1318651) writes "Microsoft has cut the price of Windows by almost 80% for the special netbook edition. However, the price is for manufacturers, meaning consumers won't necessarily see all of the savings. Until now, computer makers normally had to pay around $70 to include Windows on their machines. Microsoft has now started offering Windows for just $15 to firms making netbooks. Of course, there's no guarantee manufacturers will pass all of those savings on; depending on how competitive the market is, they may attempt to keep back some of the $55 reduction for themselves. Microsoft feels the price cut is necessary because of the success of open source Linux systems on netbooks. The computers are designed to be cheap and ultra-portable and, while full-featured PCs, mainly used for Internet access."
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+ - Furthering My Network Security Education

Submitted by SirNick
SirNick (666) writes "I've been in IT for over 20 years now. I'll be finishing my bachelor's degree in IT in the next year or two (better late than never). For the last 10 years, I've worked in network security and find it extremely satisfying. I have a Check Point certification, and work in a Cisco shop. Once I have completed my degree, I'm trying to decide if I should make my next goal a Master's in network security or pursue Cisco CCIE in security. If I should go with the Master's, which graduate schools offer a good curriculum."

The next person to mention spaghetti stacks to me is going to have his head knocked off. -- Bill Conrad