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Comment Re:Why give them 3 months? (Score 5, Insightful) 174

You are assuming they are only tracking people based on Cookies. That's a rather naive view, I'm afraid. You'd be better to assume that they are using everything they can get their mitts on to try and track and identify people; IP address, which browser, which headers the browser supplies, any OS details they can get... Just installing extensions to protect your privacy can in itself make you more readily identifiable for tracking purposes. Have a play with the EFF's Panopticlick tool and although you need to enable scripting to make it work the results from the fingerprinting should be an eye opener if you've not seen them before.

Comment Re:Too late (Score 1) 423

Are you going to try to get back projects?
The problem SourceForge has is that it may indeed be too little too late, in quite a literal way.
Many big project have already moved and even without DevShare, there is little incentive for them to move back.
I had a number of mostly inactive projects that I moved from SourceForge to GitHub several months ago, due to DevShare, and since they were mostly inactive it wouldn't be very hard to just move back again, as the repositories haven't changed since the move.
But for projects that receive regular updates it may be too much effort for not enough reason.

Submission + - Xiaomi-backed Chinese firm acquires iconic scooter maker Segway (

An anonymous reader writes: Chinese transportation robotics firm Ninebot said on Wednesday it has acquired U.S. rival Segway Inc, the company behind the self-balancing scooter that became a technological marvel when it was launched in the early 2000s but whose hype th...

Comment The OS for business. (Score 0, Troll) 506

This is how social justice warrior feminists destroy companies, by imposing their own sense of self-hatred on their customers.

This is how Microsoft wins acceptance for Cortana in the workplace.

The geek who wants to remain employable leaves his blow-up dolls at home and doesn't expect his corporate assigned PDA to double as a sex toy.

Submission + - NASA is Building a Virtual Mars (

An anonymous reader writes: NASA will release a free virtual reality program this year that will simulate exploring the surface of Mars. "Players will be able to walk on the Red Planet as well as drive the Mars Rover..." reads the official announcement at The Mars 2030 Experience will be available on Oculus Rift, Google Cardboard, and Samsung Gear VR, and will also "expand" to Sony PlayStation VR and HTC Vive, with additional versions for Android and iOS devices, and it will even be streamed on Twitch. NASA plans to reveal more details at this year’s South by Southwest conference in March.

Submission + - North Korea accused of testing an ICBM with missile launch into space (

MarkWhittington writes: Reuters reported that North Korea launched a long-range missile that is said to have placed a satellite into space. The launch happened much to the consternation of North Korea’s neighbors, South Korea and Japan, as well as the United States. Pyongyang claimed that the missile launch was part of that country’s peaceful space program. But, other countries are pretty sure that the launch was a test of an ICBM capable of placing a nuclear weapon on any target in the world, particularly the United States.

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