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Comment: Email to publiccomplaints@soca.x.gsi.gov.uk (Score 2) 310

by dud83 (#39042383) Attached to: UK Law Enforcement Starts Seizing Music Blogs
I emailed publiccomplaints@soca.x.gsi.gov.uk the following: To whom it may concern, The message on rnbxclusive.com states the following: Your IP Your Browser Your OS Time / Date my_ip Firefox10.0.1 WinNT 09:00:26 15/02/2012 "The above information can be used to identify you and your location. SOCA has the capability to monitor and investigate you, and can inform your internet service provider of these infringements. You may be liable for prosecution and the fact that you have received this message does not preclude you from prosecution." According to Norwegian laws it is illegal for you to store personal information about me, outside Norway, without my consent and due reason for storing such data. I have never visited rnbxclusive.com before today so you cannot possibly have any proof that I have committed a criminal offence. Secondly, you operate under UK law which does not apply to me as a Norwegian citizen. In summary: I demand that you immediately remove all data you have collected in regards to my person. Please confirm as soon as this has been done. Failure to comply may result in SOCA being liable for criminal prosecution under Norwegian law. Regards, my_name

Comment: Not an anti-Mac ad (Score 1) 893

by dud83 (#24899101) Attached to: Seinfeld-Windows TV Ad Anything But 'Delicious'
This isn't an anti-mac ad, that's how you can't make sense of it... It's trying to tell you "if you buy cheap (Asus Eee, Aspire One etc), you get crap".
Buy cheap shoes, they don't fit. You get a stupid discount which everyone knows is so minute it doesn't matter in the long run. Buy cheap OS they don't work blah blah blah. IMO this ad is almost helping sell Macintosh, as it's even more expensive than Microsoft. But I don't think MS cares so much about Apple now because they shifted towards iPod, iPhone and other integrated products...
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+ - China's Great Firewall relaxed for journalists->

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dud83
dud83 writes "China appears to have unblocked banned websites after complaints from journalists covering the Olympics.
Quoting the article:
A meeting between officials from the IOC and Bocog to discuss the issue took place on Thursday. On Friday, a number of websites that were unobtainable earlier in the week appeared to be unblocked, including Amnesty International's website.
A spokesperson for the IOC told the BBC that the issue had now been resolved.
"The media are now able to access sites to do their job," the official said."

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Linux Laptop from R Cubed Reviewed 132

Posted by ScuttleMonkey
from the more-the-merrier dept.
An anonymous reader writes "NewsForge (Also owned by VA) has a short writeup on R Cubed's latest laptop, the LS1250-L Linux laptop. From the article: 'My test machine came with Fedora Core 5, the GNOME desktop, OpenOffice.org 2.0, the Firefox browser, and Evolution mail client. The lineup also includes the normal assortment of multimedia players, administration tools, and games. If you prefer, you can choose SUSE 10.1, various flavors of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and even Microsoft Windows XP.'"

Managing Parallel Development in Two Languages? 108

Posted by Cliff
from the does-double-the-work-mean-double-the-gain dept.
Abhaga asks: "I work for a technology startup and our research work is mostly done in Matlab. The technology has matured, and now we are looking to build prototypes and products in C++. However, the dilemma is about the further research work/enhancements to the system. Should they be done in Matlab and continuously ported to C++, or is it better to move to C++ once and for all, at this point of time? Anyone having experience with similar things, what should we keep in mind while deciding on one or other."
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Journal: Hasta la vista new slashdot design, and hello RSS feed!

Journal by dud83

So yes, there we have it. An avid slashdot reader and fan since god knows when... At least since 2000 possibly?

The new design just isn't suited for a website such as slashdot. A technology website, with the majority of readers being geeks.
It's too much web2.0, gradients and rounded corners. More and more useless little AJAX-ish details seems to be added everytime I visit.

Working at Microsoft, the Inside Scoop 437

Posted by ScuttleMonkey
from the belly-of-the-beast dept.
bariswheel writes "Responding to the public interest, a long-time Apple and UNIX user/programmer, and a JPL/Caltech veteran, writes an insightful, articulate essay on the good, the bad, and the in-between experiences of working at Microsoft; concentrating on focus, unreality, company leadership, managers, source code, benefits and compensation, free soft drinks, work/life balance, Microsoft's not evil, and influence."

CUTEST WEB SITE EVER DISCOVERED!!! 341

Posted by CmdrTaco
from the danger-cute-alert-omg-lol dept.
ToeSocks06 writes "The cutest site i've ever or youve ever seen is this one CLICK IT NOW LOL!!! because they have the cutest pictures you will ever see :) :) :) Like hamsters wearing SO CUTE hats and so many kittens zomg i love kitties especially that brown one i hope they show him with hats to LOLOLOLOLOL!!! Ok I gottta go now bye!!!"

GMail for Domains vs. MS Live Office? 46

Posted by Cliff
from the give-your-own-review dept.
utlemming asks: "With the announcement of GMail for Domains and Microsoft Live Office, both in beta, business users will soon have a choice in hosted email solutions and my organization was lucky enough to be selected for both beta programs. Seeing major differences between the two in terms of usability, ease to setup and features, I have written this a review of both products based on my testing. This leads me to my question: what experiences have you had with GMail for Domains and Microsoft Live Office, and how have they worked with your organization?"

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