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Comment: Re:Google's method is not perfect either. (Score 1) 271 271

by xlv (#48995063) Attached to: Why Gmail Has Better Security Than Your Bank

but have fun connecting your Android phone to your Google account

I just enabled two factor identification earlier today after reading some posts here and managed to update my Android phone pretty rapidly. The only issue was that I had to click on "try again" to see a dialog asking me for the password and then the auth code and it wasn't obvious as I selected a few other options first. That's on a Nexus 5 with Android 5.0.1.

Comment: Re:Love collision avoidance in my Volvo (Score 2) 304 304

by xlv (#48894791) Attached to: Government Recommends Cars With Smarter Brakes

she was trying to adjust the stereo (i will call this a huge influencing factor, we have a touch screen display)

That is the actual problem. Whoever thought having a touch screen display as the user interface in a car should be banned from working in the auto industry.

Comment: Re:Santa Barbara isn't like the rest of CA (Score 1) 420 420

I was going to post something similar. You can see the different water sources at http://waterwisesb.org/educati.... The Santa Barbara metro area (including Carpinteria and Goleta) uses less than 10% state water as most of the water is runoffs accumulated in local reservoirs or ground water. As the parent stated, it's been pretty dry here and the water level in Cachuma lake is pretty low.

Comment: Re:Let's Play (Score 1) 110 110

by Applekid (#46361263) Attached to: <em>Thief</em> Debuts To Mediocre Reviews

Thank god for Let's plays on Youtube. If I happen to find that the reviewers are right, I don't need to buy it and if I find that I disagree, I can order it after having watched a bit of gameplay. In that case, sure, I have to replay already viewed scenes, but it doesn't top the amount of frustration I get from having spent good money on yet another crappy game...

No wonder game companies are trying to get let's play videos taken down with DMCA claims.

Open Source

Getting Young Women Interested In Open Source 545 545

Posted by Soulskill
from the stop-making-them-uninterested dept.
New submitter Jason Baker writes "It seems like a perennial question: 'How do we get more women involved in tech?' The open source community, like any other part of the technology industry, is grappling with finding solutions that are more than just talking the talk of diversity, but actually make some demonstrable difference in the numbers. While there have been numerous success stories, the gender gap is still rampant. The answer, at least to one freelance entrepreneur, is providing strong role models of women using open source to have fun and make money. But is that enough to make a difference?"
Java

Eclipse Foundation Celebrates 10 Years 155 155

Posted by Unknown Lamer
from the emacs-is-still-better dept.
msmoriarty writes with news that the Eclipse foundation is ten years old this week. Although Eclipse was released in 2001, development was controlled by IBM until the creation of the independent Eclipse Foundation in 2004. "According to Eclipse Foundation Director Mike Milinkovich, that's a major reason Eclipse was able to thrive: 'IBM....did an exemplary job of setting Eclipse free ... We became the first open source organization to show that real competitors could collaborate successfully within the community.' He also talks about misconceptions about Eclipse, its current open source success, and what he sees for the future."
Google

Google Removes "Search Nearby" Function From Updated Google Maps 255 255

Posted by timothy
from the where-are-you-again? dept.
First time accepted submitter BillCable writes "One of the most useful and intuitive features of Google's Map tool was the "Search nearby" link. After searching for a location, users could click on a marker on the map to pop open a window with the address and other details. This window also contained a link to 'Search nearby' — extremely useful if you want to find a list of restaurants near a hotel, the closest pharmacy, or any other business you might want to patronize. Google recently updated their map tool, and 'Search nearby' is no longer present. The 300 posts to the Google Product Forums complaining about this omission indicates this is a feature Maps users sorely miss. Google's work-around (detailed by Google staff in said thread) are a poor substitute and unreliable. There is no indication Google will add the feature to their new tool. For now users are able to revert to the original Google Maps with the 'Search nearby' feature intact. But there's concern that when Google discontinues support that the feature will be lost. So why would Google remove one of its best features?"

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