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Submission + - Google accused of Discrimination (blogspot.com)

An anonymous reader writes: Googe has just been accused of Discrimination and Antisemitism. This isn't the first time either. Google has responded in the past that their anti-Semitic search results are purely the result of algorithms. This time however, it seems to be intentional, leaving no room for the "computer did it" excuses.
Encryption

Submission + - HTTPS encryption is too little too late (blogspot.com)

DeFender1031 writes: So it's time to pay the bills. You go to your bank's website to transfer some money, you log in, and your account information is completely secure because the bank's servers establish an HTTPS connection with your browser, right? WRONG! This article describes in plain english how a man-in-the-middle can be performed prior to an HTTPS handshake, neutralizing any security precautions that might have been in place. The attack described here can be extended to any protocol where the server specifies whether to use a secure or insecure mode.
Businesses

Submission + - They actually want bad code (blogspot.com)

insane_coder writes: I always thought you get the best man for the job. Boy was I wrong. Turns out some companies would rather have a program designed incorrectly if it means they can easily swap out the programmers they use at any given time. Read the story for the full details.
Google

Submission + - Google releases open source JavaScript tools (cio.com.au) 1

Dan Jones writes: Google has open sourced several of its key JavaScript application development tools, hoping that they will prove useful for external programmers to build faster Web applications. According to Google, by enabling and allowing developers to use the same tools that Google uses, they can not only build rich applications but also make the Web really fast. The Closure JavaScript compiler and library are used as the standard Javascript library for pretty much any large, public Web application that Google is serving today, including some of its most popular Web applications, including Gmail, Google Docs and Google Maps. Google has also released Closure Templates which are designed to automate the dynamic creation of HTML. The announcement comes a few months after Google released and open source NX server.

Comment Re:I dont' know about you (Score 1) 2

Page loading can take a very long time for static content if it's sizable, and the server can't serve that much over its own connection. The topic for this is a bit misleading, it's not "HTTP Torrent", but "Dynamic HTTP" which although borrowing ideas from BitTorrent would be different and not suffer the same initial speed issues. Read the original article.
The Internet

Submission + - Is HTTPTorrent the next-gen for web browsing? (blogspot.com) 2

DeFender1031 writes: We're all aware of BitTorrent and how it works. This proposal suggests that some of the concepts of BitTorrent can be applied to run-of-the-mill web browsing to lighten server load and distribute downloads to browsers which have already cached the same site. While it's not an official RFC, the idea certainly has promise, and if implemented, could help speed up download times, but more importantly, it could help small (or even large) websites save bandwidth, and as we all know, bandwidth is money.

Comment Re:As Someone Who Has to Support IE6 at Work ... (Score 1) 531

My company now tells clients that if they want IE 6 support, it costs them 5-10% more. Suddenly when they hear it costs money, they don't want it so much anymore, and consider upgrading since they now have a tangible downside.
Many design firms actually include pricing calculations based on browsers supported, but they don't give the break down to their clients, so the clients don't realize they're paying a lot for IE 6.

Comment $800? More like $300 (Score 1) 296

$800 for a gaming PC? I don't think that much was needed for a long time, unless you had to play the latest game on your 2600" screen with a high resolution. For roughly $300 these days, you can build a machine to play any game you want on a 19" screen. You don't really need anything more than a GeForce 9 (~$100), and a high end X2 (~$60). The other ~$140 is more than enough to get some RAM, hard drive, dvd burner, motherboard, especially if you find a deal on newegg or the like.
This here which is quite a decent machine is only $287 ($322 before rebates). Just add a DVD burner for ~$25, and you're all set.

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