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Comment Re:Why don't they use Facebook/Microsoft? (Score 1) 373

Both Facebook and Microsoft cut a huge deal with the olympics committee to broadcast it free over their website. Let me say that again - FOR FREE. ON THE INTERNET.

I think this would had been great opportunity for Google to do their usual push marketing. Just put olympics streaming on their homepage and require Chrome to view it (like they do on several other HTML5 sites). But they most likely lost the bidding war. There's no doubt they tried tho.

Funny, another very pro-Microsoft post from h111 the day after another one by a user named h105 that claimed not to be a shill. Odd indeed.

Comment Re:All part of their retro-COBOL strategy (Score 1) 415

Tell me about it... I play sitting 8-10 feet back on my TV and it's really hard to see. WoW had an option right on the chat window to increase the font, which was essential for me. It's not that I have bad eyes, quite the opposite in fact, but it just gets really tiring trying to read the unnecessarily small print.

Comment Re:Probably lost the sale, too! (Score 4, Informative) 339

I'm not sure where you're sitting but... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_spaceflight-related_accidents_and_incidents

"About two percent of the manned launch/reentry attempts have killed their crew, with Soyuz and the Shuttle having almost the same death percentage rates."

Looks like it's 2 to 2 on fatal space missions and even money on number of deaths as well.

Comment Re:Ice anyone? (Score 3, Informative) 157

The problem with that is that the stones (Soapstone) only are really good at lightly chilling small amounts of liquid. Your Scotch/Whiskey will not be ice cold, just chilled, and only if you pour it in small quantities.

I bought my stones with that idea in mind, but it just doesn't work out. They are fantastic for what they were designed for though.

Comment Re:Mac's don't get malware (Score 4, Informative) 409

You're right how dare they, "get infected with BackDoor.Flashback.39 after a user is redirected to a bogus site from a compromised resource or via a traffic distribution system. JavaScript code is used to load a Java-applet containing an exploit."?

"According to some sources, links to more than four million compromised web-pages could be found on a Google SERP at the end of March. In addition, some posts on Apple user forums described cases of infection by BackDoor.Flashback.39 when visiting dlink.com."

Source: http://news.drweb.com/?i=2341&c=5&lng=en&p=0

Gotta be careful downloading all of that "kracked shit" from manufacturer's own websites.

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