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Comment Re:This just in... (Score 1) 427

I got virus on DOS and Linux (yes, linux), but never on windows because I use a good antivirus and I'm carefull, but I've seen tons of peopler using free and popular antiviruses like AVG getting infected.
Having said that, prolly the only reason I never got a virus in a Mac is because I never had one.

Comment Re:Not dead after all (Score 1) 76

Nokia ruled the smartphone market globally with symbian for ages. I have a 5 year old symbian phone (N95) and it does everything (gps, nice camera, java, flash, accelerated 3D graphics, wifi, multitasking, etc, etc, etc).
It was only in the US where symbian didn't have much acceptance, but if you consider the global market share then nokia was the ruler of the smartphone market until 2010 Q4 when android surpassed Symbian as the most common operating system in smartphones.
MeeGo was never a player in the smartphone arena and Maemo was just a niche player.
Too bad the borged nokia ditched symbian too :-(
There are some interesting chars in wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smartphone#Operating_systems

Comment Re:Not dead after all (Score 1) 76

Well... maybe because they were 90% there with Maemo is that they were borged.
Think about it from the MS perspective... borging nokia was prolly their last chance to gain marketshare in the smartfone market and it would have been lost forever if Maemo/MeeGo were to be succesfull.

Sony

Submission + - "Humble Homebrew Collection" petitions Sony (neowin.net) 1

neokushan writes: "The Humble Homebrew Collection is an initiative that aims to convince Sony to provide us with a legitimate and official way to create homebrew applications for the consoles that we own.

        We are providing you with a free homebrew game that aims to be polished and look professionally made which includes 33 very good and addictive puzzle games. We've tried to make this homebrew games collection as good as possible so that even the anti-homebrew purists will be jealous of it.

        Homebrew does not equal piracy, and this is proof of it. These games are all free and are released under the MIT license."

Idle

Submission + - Unabomber property up for creepy online auction (networkworld.com) 1

coondoggie writes: "Ok this is kind of creepy. The US Marshalls Office today said it will hold an online auction of the personal effects of the Unabomber, Ted Kaczynski.

The auction will run from May 18 to June 2 and will include personal documents, such as driver's licenses, birth certificates, deeds, checks, academic transcripts, photos, and his handwritten codes; typewriters; tools; clothing; watches; several hundred books; and more than 20,000 pages of written documents, including the original handwritten and typewritten versions of the "Unabom Manifesto.""

Comment Re:ISP:s at fault (Score 1) 231

My point was that a coax cable is better suited for a wider range of frequencies than a regular phone line.
Also, for the conditions where those cables have to be used (in many places they are outdoors, covering relatively long distances and exposed to the elements) a good quality coaxial cable is more reliable than a standard phone pair.

Of course a 10Gbit cable is much better than a coax, but the distance is much smaller and the external conditions are more controlled (or they should be). But a 10Gbit cable is NOT a phone line.

You are grouping ADSL lines and Ethernet UTP cables together like they were the same thing. They are not. Try patching 4 phone lines together in a couple of RJ-45 connectors and see if you can even get 10 Mbit ethernet working properly... and I mean working properly... not just link and small ping packets. Try to copy a big file over and see what happens.
Even using CAT-5 cables the throughput will suck if you mess up with the pairs order. Trust me, I've seen it and it's ugly.

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