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Comment: Re:A Software Author's Perspective (Score 2) 397

by stegre (#37173892) Attached to: Download.com Now Wraps Downloads In Bloatware

Thanks. Unlike download.com / softonic.com, Brothersoft's copy seemed clean (once I found the download link that is! I think this site takes that trick to new heights).
BTW, I've never submitted my software to *any* of these (or any other) site - they just find it themselves. The large majority usually just linked back to my site however - or at least they did the last time a checked. That may be a practice that's changing, however...

Comment: A Software Author's Perspective (Score 4, Insightful) 397

by stegre (#37170338) Attached to: Download.com Now Wraps Downloads In Bloatware

I just sent the following email to Download.com:

Please be advised that your your "CNET Download.com installer" is in violation of the terms of my software. Section 4a) permits distribution UNMODIFIED copies only. Additionally, section 4c) does not permit "bundling" with other software components.

Please remove my software from your site immediately, as the reputation of my application is now at risk.


Steven Greenberg
Author, GSpot Codec Appliance

Comment: Re:This is why we can't have anything nice (Score 1) 364

by stegre (#36993478) Attached to: Finding Fault With the Low, Low Price of Android

...they aren't bundling Android with their "monopoly" produce of search ...Google is not providing any additional incentives to handset makers who use Android ...Also, when you go to google.com, you don't have to use Andoid, and it's not pushed on you either...

If you're browser identifies your O/S as Android (e.g. "User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; U; Android 2.0; en-us; Droid Build/ESD20) AppleWebKit/530.17 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile Safari/530.17") they return a highly customized web page, with a strange little tab on the top and specialized little coffee cup & fork and knife icons. They don't customize the page like that for other O/S's, do they?


Scientists Say Toads Can Predict Earthquakes 66

Posted by samzenpus
from the does-the-toad-think-it's-safe? dept.
reillymj writes "Researchers claim toads sensed a severe earthquake last year five days before it hit. Last spring's L'Aquila earthquake devastated the medieval city of the same name in Italy. Five days earlier, a group of biologists noticed some toads behaving strangely in a pond nearby that would later be the quake's epicenter."

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