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Comment: Re:Don't confuse iOS (hipster) with OSX (UNIX) (Score 1) 274

by kernelfoobar (#45327009) Attached to: Linux 3.12 Released, Linus Proposes Bug Fix-Only 4.0

Afterward when you want to install something like Python 3 then all you need to do is type "brew install python3". Another neat feature which is not currently found in apt or yum is if you want to visit the home page of the package you can simply type "brew home python3".

You say that like it's a big feature. If you want, just use this one-liner:
lynx "`yum info $1 |egrep '^URL\s+'|awk -F' : ' '{print $2}'|uniq`"

+ - Facebook Autofill Wants to Store User's Credit Card Info

Submitted by cagraham
cagraham (3027657) writes "Facebook has teamed up with payment processors PayPal, Braintree, and Stripe, in an attempt to simplify mobile payments. The system allows Facebook members (who have turned over their credit and billing info) to click a "Autofill with Facebook" button when checking-out on a mobile app. Facebook will then verify the details, and securely transfer a user's info over to the payment processing company. The move is likely aimed at gathering more data on user behavior, which can be used to increase the prices Facebook charges for mobile ads. Whether or not the feature takes off however, will depend almost entirely on how willing users are to trust Facebook with their credit card data."

+ - Comcast data mining SS# for "verification" w/o reference, why?

Submitted by S1G1L
S1G1L (3203645) writes "3 calls to Comcast support, each time asking for the last 4 digits of my SS# to verify account... problem is, they don't have them to verify against. So why do they need them? I asked all 3 times if they were mailing me a check or W2 & only one was smart enough to get the joke. So why would they risk my account security just to get those 4 numbers, since they have no refernce to confirm they are right? Most people give this out without thinking, those of us that don't suffer... what is the data for & why is my question?"

+ - Are We Witnessing the Decline of Ubuntu?-> 2

Submitted by jammag
jammag (1021683) writes ""When the history of free software is written, I am increasingly convinced that this last year will be noted as the start of the decline of Ubuntu," opines Linux pundit Bruce Byfield. After great initial success, Ubuntu and Canonical began to isolate themselves from the mainstream of the free software community. Canonical, he says, has tried to control the open source community, and the company has floundered in many of its initiatives. Really, the mighty Ubuntu, in decline?"
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+ - NVIDIA Aims to Improve it's Linux Relations-> 1

Submitted by sl4shd0rk
sl4shd0rk (755837) writes "Nvidia, of the infamous Torvalds Salute, has decided to do something about it's crummy image with Open Source developers and release public documentation on certain aspects of it's GPU. Reactions from developers have been mixed; much of what's already been released wasn't a big mystery but Nvidia says more is coming and they will also provide guidance in needed areas as well."
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Comment: Re:Just block all ads and don't worry about it (Score 2) 716

by kernelfoobar (#41077457) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: To AdBlock Or Not To AdBlock?

Well, it's more someone gathering up a bunch of free newspapers, cutting out all of the ads, then handing out the newspapers to anyone that wants them.

No one is saying you need to read all of the ads, but the ads are there and your eyes may stray to one while you're reading the paper, and that's what the advertisers are paying for -- the chance that you'll find their ad interesting enough to read it and ultimately purchase what they are selling.

Well, it's actually: someone gives you a template to put over the pages that lets you view the content with the ads blocked out. That's it. This has nothing to do with gathering or giving out newspapers.

Comment: Facebook Down? (Score 1) 346

by kernelfoobar (#40451347) Attached to: Facebook Says Your Email Is @Facebook
I get a blank page going to facebook.com. Digging a bit deeper, using telnet I get:

Trying 69.171.237.16...
Connected to www.facebook.com.
Escape character is '^]'.
GET / HTTP/1.0

HTTP/1.0 503 No server is available for the request
Server: proxygen/129
content-type: text/plain
Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2012 13:00:35 GMT
Connection: close
Content-Length: 0

Connection closed by foreign host.
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