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Comment: Re:Fill your head with crap (Score 5, Insightful) 163

by tomlouie (#46748879) Attached to: The Best Parking Apps You've Never Heard Of and Why You Haven't

> I think the more important issue is the general inefficiency in the marketplace for apps (as well as ideas and intellectual property in general).

Bennett, you just summarized your 2,000+ word textwall into a single 24 word sentence. Was that so hard? Seriously, a single summary sentence at the start of your submissions would be greatly appreciated.

+ - TSA missed Boston bomber because his name was misspelled in a database-> 3

Submitted by schwit1
schwit1 (797399) writes "Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the primary conspirator in the Boston Marathon bombing that killed three people, slipped through airport security because his name was misspelled in a database, according to a new Congressional report.

The Russian intelligence agency warned US authorities twice that Tsarnaev was a radical Islamist and potentially dangerous. As a result, Tsarnaev was entered into two US government databases: the Terrorist Identities Datamart Environment and the Treasury Enforcement Communications System (TECS), an interagency border inspection database.

A special note was added to TECS in October of 2011 requiring a mandatory search and detention of Tsarnaev if he left the country. "Detain isolated and immediately call the lookout duty officer," the note reportedly said. "Call is mandatory whether or not the officer believes there is an exact match."

"Detain isolated and immediately call the lookout duty officer."

Unfortunately, Tsarnaev's name was not an exact match: it was misspelled by one letter. Whoever entered it in the database spelled it as "Tsarnayev." When Tsarnaev flew to Russia in January of 2012 on his way to terrorist training, the system was alerted but the mandatory detention was not triggered. Because officers did not realize Tsarnaev was a high-priority target, he was allowed to travel without questioning."

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+ - Nokia turns to Android to regain share in Emerging Markets->

Submitted by puddingebola
puddingebola (2036796) writes "Nokia is preparing to release it's first Android phone, as the lost market share in emerging markets from the death of Symbian has never been recovered. Windows Phone could never be adapted to the entry level devices that have driven growth in these markets, necessitating the move. From the article, "Nokia was once the king of cellphones in emerging markets. But it has lost ground because it was slow to respond to Android's popularity in many countries. In India, where Nokia's Symbian-powered phones held a big share of cellphone sales just a few years ago, Android was installed on 93% of new smartphones shipped there last year, according to estimates from research firm IDC.""
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+ - VMware and Google partner to bring Horizon View Desktop to Chromebooks->

Submitted by puddingebola
puddingebola (2036796) writes "With companies looking to transition away from Windows XP, VMware and Google are partnering to deliver the virtual desktop of Horizon view to thin client, Chrome OS Chromebooks. From the article, " Google is hoping that companies opt for the Chromebook/Horizon combo as a way to replace aging Windows XP devices but still keep running the legacy desktops and apps they need. That's the scenario painted by Caesar Sengupta, vice president of product management, Chrome OS, when I spoke to him earlier today. "What we've found," he told me, "is that a lot of companies are adopting Chromebooks for cloud deployments because they're easy to manage and very secure. But those companies still have some legacy applications left over, and they want to figure out how to get these legacy apps to their users. We make it very easy to transition from where they are right now to move to a cloud world without having to make too many changes."""
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+ - What ever happened to the FIDO Alliance?->

Submitted by alphadogg
alphadogg (971356) writes "The FIDO Alliance first showed up a year ago saying it was going to revolutionize e-commerce online authentication by promoting a new multi-factor authentication protocol. Turns out the revolution in security is slow in coming, but the industry group is making some progress. The Fast IDentity Online Alliance, as it’s officially known, started with six members, including PayPal chief information security officer Michael Barrett and the start-up Nok Nok Labs, but now has about 100 members, including Google. Nok Nok is building prototype code to support the new authentication specification called the Online Security Transaction Protocol (OSTP). The idea behind OSTP is it would add a way to let the user with a FIDO-enabled device to voluntarily go beyond simple passwords and logins to evoke a wide range of additional device information, ranging from the trusted platform module to a webcam or biometrics, in a cryptographic process to share that secret as part of a back-end authentication process. The value is creating a multi-factor process on the fly is it could make e-commerce transactions, in particular, much safer."
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+ - Strange 'S'-shaped radar phenomenon appears off Australian Coast 1

Submitted by Wormfan
Wormfan (122848) writes "ABC News reports a strange, as yet unexplained, S shaped formation off the coast of Western Australia detected on Australian Bureau of Meteorology weather radar. "There's no cloud, there's nothing to produce a rain echo, ... which we do see a lot, but not this particular shape," stated the Bureau's Neil Bennett."

+ - Flappy Bird Story, Overall Success & What's The Reason App 'Died'->

Submitted by creativeshory
creativeshory (3469251) writes "Dong Nguyen, the mysterious developer of the world’s most popular free app, who drew global attention on this past weekend when he suddenly tweeted "I cannot take this anymore" and pulled the game from the app stores. In an interview with Forbes, Nguyen said the app is 'gone forever’ because it was becoming too addictive for people. It was also causing him a lot of stress.
Nguyen told Forbes reporter Lan Anh Nguyen, "I just wanted to create a game that people could enjoy for a few minutes. But it happened to become an addictive product. I think it has become a problem. To solve that problem, it's best to take down Flappy Bird. It's gone forever. Nguyen also said the app was disturbing his personal life.”"

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+ - Steve Jobs' Lisa Mouse Recovered From 30-Year-Old Time Capsule->

Submitted by lewisakeith
lewisakeith (3536213) writes "In 1983, Steve Jobs gave a talk at the Aspen International Design Conference discussing various technologies and used his Lisa mouse to navigate through the presentation. After the talk, Jobs and other conference attendees donated various items to a Time Capsule that would be buried as the 'Aspen Time Tube'"
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