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Comment: Re:Around your ass... (Score 2) 190

by deltaromeo (#41873147) Attached to: Google Wallet May End Up Inside Your Actual Wallet
I agree to some extent, however, in reality, with credit cards offering cashback and other rewards, it works out costing me less to use a credit card than it would to use cash. I hate that Visa and MC are getting rich from this but by protesting and stopping use of my card while everyone else carries on, I end up subsidising their discounts. The only way I can see to get around this would be for everyone to protest together or for all merchants to implement credit card surcharges.

Comment: This stinks! (Score 3, Interesting) 391

by deltaromeo (#40784661) Attached to: OpenBSD's De Raadt Slams Red Hat, Canonical Over 'Secure' Boot
This whole Microsoft / Secure Boot situation is outrageous, it should never be allowed to be implemented, linux distro's should not be having to get anything signed by Microsoft. Hopefully some judge someday will see sense and kill it and also force Microsoft to carry positive mentions of other OS's in their advertisements in a similar fashion as the Apple / Samsung tablet ruling.
Facebook

+ - Facebook Admits It Doesn't Know How Mobile Works->

Submitted by deltaromeo
deltaromeo (821761) writes "As Facebook moves inexorably toward its much-anticipated initial public offering, attention has been focused on all kinds of things about the giant network with the $100 billion potential market valuation—including the earth-shattering fact that Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg insists on wearing a hoodie during his meetings with Wall Street bankers and analysts. But what investors should be more focused on is the problem Facebook highlights in the most recent amendment to its S-1 securities filing: namely, that its mobile business is noticeably light on advertising revenue and that the company isn’t exactly sure how (or whether) it can fix that."
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+ - Finally, a Shark With Frickin' Laser Beams->

Submitted by deltaromeo
deltaromeo (821761) writes "Marine biologist Luke Tipple attached a 50-milliwatt green laser to a lemon shark off the coast of the Bahamas in late April. The escapade was sponsored by Wicked Lasers, a consumer-focused laser manufacturer based in Hong Kong that produces some of the most brilliant — and potentially dangerous — handheld lasers in the world."
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Google

+ - Google cars snooping on WiFi users not an accident->

Submitted by deltaromeo
deltaromeo (821761) writes "Google bosses were informed their Street View cars would collect e-mails, names, addresses and other personal data from Wi-Fi users around the world, a government report shows. But the company insists the message didn’t get through.

Neither a mistake nor the work of an unauthorized engineer was behind Google's massive harvesting of Wi-Fi communications that included e-mails, passwords and other sensitive personal information across three continents in 2007-2010, indicates the recent report filed by the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC)."

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Ubuntu

+ - Canonical releases Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Precise Pangolin->

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MrSeb
MrSeb writes "No one can accuse Canonical of sitting around during the first quarter of 2012. With no less than six different release announcements since January, it seems that everything that Mark Shuttleworth’s company has been working on for the past few years is crystallizing all at once. With the release of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS today, Canonical is looking to end the quarter on a high note by providing a stable release that is aimed directly at enterprise deployments. Precise Pangolin doesn’t offer any new functionality that fans of the Ubuntu platform haven’t already seen — but it will be the first time that enterprise users get to use the controversial Unity UI..."
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Firefox

+ - Mozilla Testing Click-to-Play Option For Plugin Content-> 1

Submitted by Trailrunner7
Trailrunner7 (1100399) writes "Mozilla is developing a feature in Firefox that would require some user interaction in order for Flash ads, Java scripts and other content that uses plugins to play. In addition to easing system slowdowns, the opt-in for Web plugins is expected to reduce threats posed by exploiting security vulnerabilities in plugins, including zero-day attacks.

"Whether you hate them or love them, content accessed through plugins is still a sizable chunk of the web. So much so, that over 99% of internet users have Flash installed on their browser," writes Mozilla's Jared Wein, the lead software engineer on the project, in a blog post."

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