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Comment Re:Goodbye, Adobe (Score 1) 404

I'm sorry, but less and less unique how? Where are these products that are eroding their marketshare? For the idle home user, perhaps, but they've got the professional (read: people who actually pay for their software) sphere locked down tight. I'm no Adobe fanboy but like it or not you simply cannot do business in the design world without using Adobe products.

Comment Re:Goodbye, Adobe (Score 5, Informative) 404

Goodbye Adobe? I must have missed all the articles recently where they announced their decision to mothball their industry-standard tools for image manipulation, post-production, print design, web-prototyping and image workflow.

Flash is a tiny part of what Abobe does, don't expect them to be going anywhere soon.
Music

Submission + - How To Make Digital Albums Unique: Generate a New One With Every Download (vice.com)

pigrabbitbear writes: "Despite what the recording industry may say, it doesn’t matter how many times you copy a digital file — nothing about the original is being “stolen” as a result of the duplication. In some ways, it’s great that physical media has given way to digital distribution: Expenses have shrunk to the cost of maintaining a website or allowing a digital marketplace to have a cut of the profits. But if digital files are identical and can be infinitely replicated, how can they still be worth anything? A clever answer has recently come from one electronic music ensemble: Make music that generates differently every time it’s downloaded."
Google

Submission + - Google Working on Password Generator for Chrome (threatpost.com)

Trailrunner7 writes: Google is in the process of developing a tool to help users generate strong passwords for the various and sundry Web sites for which they need to register and authenticate. The password-generator is meant to serve as an interim solution for users while Google and other companies continue to work on widespread deployment of the OpenID standard.

The tool that Google engineers are working on is a fairly simple one. For people who are using the Chrome browser, whenever a site presents them with a field that requires a password, Chrome will display a small key icon, letting the users know that they could allow Chrome to generate a password for them.

Comment Re:Keep the domain IMO (Score 5, Insightful) 113

Next week on ask slashdot: 'I'm a long-term user of a forum on a domain that the owner is no longer interested in, I've offered to buy from him but instead he's told me he wants to keep it and offered to let me purchase a redirect to my servers instead. I was planning on investing quite a bit of time and money to build up the site and it's brand but I'm worried about him retaining control. Is this a good idea?'

...Well, there's no clean way to ensure the old owner will provide service for your forward to your satisfaction...etc.

Come on, everyone saying 'just keep the old domain' really isn't considering the implications of that for the interested buyer.

Submission + - In pictures: Nasa's next Mars rover (wired.co.uk)

An anonymous reader writes: In August 2012, the Nasa rover Curiosity is scheduled to touch down on the surface of Mars. The size of a small car, it's four times as heavy as predecessors Spirit and Opportunity, and comes with a large robot arm, a laser that can vaporise rocks at seven metres, a percussive drill and a weather station. Oh, and 4.8kg of plutonium-238. Wired has some high-resolution photographs from lab that is putting the next rover together.

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