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Comment: iTunes podcast & university lectures (Score 0) 346

by joshier (#35437606) Attached to: IOS 4.3 Now Available For Download
I'm downloading the update primarily in hopes that they've fixed the iTunes store where you literally can't see the full titles of podcasts or iTunes U lectures. You use the search in iTunes and it finds many results, however you can't read any of them at all until you fully download it. Nightmare.

Comment: Just a warning when uninstalling FF4 beta 9 (Score 0) 537

by joshier (#34891202) Attached to: Firefox 4 Beta 9 Out, Now With IndexedDB and Tabs On Titlebar
When uninstalling the beta 9, do not make the same mistake I made by clicking 'delete personal preferences' because despite what I thought would only delete it's own profile, it actually annihilated my 3.5.15 FF profile removing everything including passwords, bookmarks and history.

Comment: Re:It's automation, not laziness! (Score 0) 252

by joshier (#34180914) Attached to: Google Give Searchers 'Instant Previews' of Result Pages
I don't personally see a major nuisance with this, the trouble with the new implementations is that they are all being pushed in too fast. Here's a couple examples

* instant search
* category selection at the top has now permanently moved to the side
* images section has completely changed and it's just a bit annoying use sometimes

Comment: The mars rover was 'an asteroid' but we .. (Score 0) 264

by joshier (#33910620) Attached to: How To Deflect an Asteroid With Today's Technology
The mars rover was 'an asteroid' but we protected it, so couldn't we wrap some cushioning around it so when it lands it has a cushion of sorts. Or what about covering it with some highly reactive material so when it enters earths atmosphere, it burns up quicker than normal?

Comment: Lasers and aliens (Score 0) 264

by joshier (#33910556) Attached to: How To Deflect an Asteroid With Today's Technology
Here's s couple thoughts: if we had a powerful laser, could we zap it? What about putting some infective virus like nanobots that eat in at the asteroid.

Also, if we detect an asteroid that's big enough to destroy us all and nothing destroys it for us, we will know aliens aren't here trying to protect us for some reason.

Comment: Re:GPS? (Score 0) 218

by joshier (#33629088) Attached to: Helicopter Crashes While Filming Autonomous Audi
I'm all for autonomous driving (for example, after having one too many drinks, your car could simply drive you and your friends back) however, lets be honest - the roads are never perfect and there will sometimes be cats/cogs/other large animals included as well as people and other things like people on bikes or horses on the roads. That's in Britain at least.

Comment: Re:Facebook dead (Score 0) 579

by joshier (#33440140) Attached to: Apple Announces New iPods, iTunes 10, Social Network, AppleTV
Just because myspace is in heavy decline doesn't mean they were doing all the wrong things. facebook is severely lacking in the music area and apple have been luck/smart/quick enough to try and capture that market. Users are on the rise for music, just check out spotify/last.fm/we7 sometime. Personally I hope that the quicker we get away from status updates and the focus on what we're all doing in the very moment the better.

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