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Comment: Re:There is some kind of battery black magic (Score 2, Informative) 206

by stars_are_number_1 (#31009138) Attached to: Microsoft Looking Into Windows 7 Battery Failures
The action that kills laptop batteries quicker than anything is using the computer, plugged into the wall AND the battery inserted into the machine. FWIU, if the battery is in the machine, you should be using only battery power, unless it's charging.

Once the battery is full, either unplug the computer from the wall and use only the battery, or take the battery out and use only the AC power.

+ - Firefox Most Vulnerable Browser, Safari Close-> 1

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Cenzic released its report revealing the most prominent types of Web application vulnerabilities for the first half of 2009. The report identified over 3,100 total vulnerabilities, which is a 10 percent increase in Web application vulnerabilities compared to the second half of 2008. Among Web browsers, Mozilla Firefox had the largest percentage of Web vulnerabilities, followed by Apple Safari, whose browser showed a vast increase in exploits, due to vulnerabilities reported in the Safari iPhone browser."
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+ - Google Announces Free WiFi in 47 Airports->

Submitted by damn_registrars
damn_registrars (1103043) writes "Google has announced their sponsorship of free WiFi in 47 Airports across the United States for the holiday season. Travelers tired of paying for internet access while waiting for their flight should be happy to find free wireless internet at several airports across the country."
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Comment: Re:I don't know, but... (Score 1) 494

by stars_are_number_1 (#29131653) Attached to: Is Typing Ruining Your Ability To Spell?
As I've grown up I developed my signature with its own style. I never write cursive and someone got past that requirement in grade school. What I find fascinating is after about 5 years of tweaking it and getting to a consistent style that I like and is easy to write, it has turned out very similar to my dad's. Great minds think alike, I guess. :-)

Comment: Re:Better the Devil You Know (Score 1) 388

by stars_are_number_1 (#27499113) Attached to: Major League Baseball Dumps Silverlight For Flash
I got that message a couple days ago. What happened was Flash did an automatic update as my computer was starting up. I had Firefox open at the time, so I had to close it to complete the update. I did and launched Firefox again, only to find that it didn't update successfully. So, I had to download it again, this time manually, and install the software. Then I went ahead and rebooted the computer for good measure. Everything's been fine since then.

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