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Comment Re:Lack of polish (Score 1) 208

This. Its why time capsule holds so much appeal, its the very user friend gui. Sure i and probably a decent proportion could put together something that does the same function as a time capsule for the bits in our parts box's, couple hundred meg of dled software and the price of the hdd's. But it sure as hell wouldn't be any where close to as user friendly as a time capsule.

Comment Re:What a story without pictures? (Score 0) 130

"Can someone make a fucking goatse blocker firefox plugin please? This is pissing me off now."

I have no idea how difficult plugins are to program are, but how hard would it be to code a plugin that is you click on a shortened url, compares the images on the next page to a folder of shock images and give you a warning page with the similarity to a shick image displayed?

Facebook

Submission + - Police Questions Teen Over Osama Post On Facebook

An anonymous reader writes: 13-year-old Vito LaPinta of Tacoma, Washington faced federal interrogation by a Secret Service agent over a Facebook posting that warned US President Obama of suicide bombers. The boy posted a message on Facebook after Osama bin Laden was killed on May 2, 2011, courtesy of the US Navy SEAL Team Six. He told Obama to be careful of possible retaliatory acts against him by other terror members.
Japan

Submission + - TEPCO breaks credit default swap record (bloomberg.com)

mdsolar writes: "The cost of protecting Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s debt from default surged to a record amid reports the utility will post Japan’s largest corporate loss when it announces earnings today following the Fukushima nuclear crisis.

Credit-default swaps on Tokyo Electric’s debt jumped 221 basis points to 726, topping BP Plc’s record set last year amid the oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico."

Handhelds

Submission + - TI vs Calculator Hobbyists: The Final Blow?

An anonymous reader writes: Texas Instruments strikes back against Nspire gamers and hackers with an even stronger anti-downgrade protection in OS 3.0.2, after the TI calculator hacking community broke the anti-downgrade protection found in OS 2.1 last Summer and the new one in OS 3.0.1, one month ago. In addition to that, in OS 3.0.1 the hackers community found Lua programming support and created games and softwares using it. Immediately, TI retaliated by adding an encryption check to make sure those third-party generated programs won't run on OS 3.0.2. OS 3.0.2 can be found through this page.

Submission + - Comcast Abandons Charity After Critical Tweet (washingtonpost.com)

ShaunC writes: Comcast today withdrew a charitable commitment after one of the charity's Twitter messages criticized the cable giant's recent hire of the former FCC commissioner. Said a Comcast VP, "I cannot in good conscience continue to provide you with funding." Comcast has since attempted to backpedal, saying "we sincerely apologize for the unauthorized action of our employee."
Google

Submission + - Google Earth to include Google Deep Sea (i-programmer.info)

mikejuk writes: You may have heard about the swash buckling adventures to be undertaken by Virgin Oceanic — visits to the bottom of the deepest parts of the oceans of the world. What you might not have noticed is that in the future we can all join in. The data from video cameras taken down on the five planned dives will be fed back to Google Earth.
As Sir Richard Branson said at the launch of Virgin Oceanic, more men have been to the moon than have ventured further down than 20,000 feet. As long as everything goes according to plan, the entire population should be able to experience a trip to the bottom of the oceans — if only virtually courtesy of Google Earth.

GNOME

Submission + - ALS sufferer used legs to contribute last patch (gnome.org) 1

krkhan writes: "This is a little old but seeing as it didn't make it to /. at the time I think it deserves a headline now. Adrian Hands was suffering from ALS and had lost motor skills when he used his legs to type in Morse code and fix a 9 year old bug in Gnome. The patch was submitted three days before he passed away."
Hardware

Submission + - Making You Own Custom USB Human Interface Devices (makezine.com)

An anonymous reader writes: MAKE has a beginner's tutorial on using the Teensy microcontroller to create made-to-measure USB Human Interface Devices to control the keyboard or mouse input of your computer. In the case of the creator, he made a button to key in a random synonym for "awesome" when it was pressed to help him with his overuse of the word.
Google

Submission + - Google Starts Testing Google Music Internally (techspot.com)

Krystalo writes: Google employees have begun testing Google Music internally. Talks with at least some of the top publishers and four largest record labels are still ongoing. The delays are largely due to the fact that Google is negotiating for cloud music rights and not just the authorization to distribute the songs themselves. The search giant wants to be able to store users' existing music libraries on the company's servers. Labels are in similar discussions with Apple.

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