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Comment Re:Mining expedition... (Score 2) 112

Can you hover on an iPhone? I notice most Android email clients allow you to long-press a url to see the target, but it's not as fluid as it is using a mouse with hover.

iOS is the same, long-press to trigger a menu that also reveals the actual URL. I do it all the time, usually right before I delete some spam.

Comment Re:Instant boot (Score 1) 587

Memory size runs forward, but boot time runs backward. Good old 8 bit computers had their OS in ROM and booted almost instantly. Today, even systems that suspend to disk are not able to match that speed.

I think the SSD based machines can match that now. My macbook start time from sleep is ridiculous.

Oh dear... what have I done...

Comment Re:Improvement. (Score 0) 216

Rendering 10% of Tumblr invisible is an improvement and a great start. Please get to work on the other 90%, too.

Exactly, I was going to say "And nothing of value was lost", but I think you captured it better.

Comment Re:selling shares is not revenue (Score 1) 91

Yahoo financials are here.
2013 second quarter is here

Note that under assets in the balance sheet there is a line item for "Investments in equity interests"

And that in the statement of income there is a line item quite separate from income for operations: "Earnings in equity interests"

It's all very clearly laid out if you bother to do your homework.

And yes there will be a quiz this week.

Comment Re:selling shares is not revenue (Score 2) 91

there is no way this is legal to report in the USA as revenue

> Yahoo earned $846m in cash by redeeming its shares in the group, representing a significant chunk of Yahoo's $1.07bn revenue for the quarter

It's income from investment, it should be in a different line from other forms of revenue in the quarterly statement.

Comment Re:Even my full name... (Score 1) 213

Is very common. I'm more common than dirt.

My name is only common in relatively small parts of the world, yet there's enough people with exactly the same age that I'm very far down the list when I google myself.

However, I managed to get a gmail account relatively early so I seem to get mail for every other person with my name.

Comment Re:You can do it with just latitude / longitude (Score 1) 478

What three words?
Oh...type into my browser....
I don't get anything.

My Dad's 68, has a Phd. in Metallurgy and a masters in Physics. He's been using PCs for 30 years (and mainframes before that). I have yet to watch him follow the instructions "type into the address bar" successfully on the first try.

My step-mother actually programmed mainframes in the 70's, to get to any website she starts at google... When I visited them last month I had to remove three different search-toolbar addon/trojans ...

What surprises me is that they both understand the difference between IE, Firefox and Chrome. They figured out by themselves that they could share a single windows login most of the time if they used different browsers.

I don't know how ordinary mortals manage to be productive with computers without techie angel following them around.

Comment Re:Linus is damaging the reputation of Linux (Score 1) 1501

Yup, the amateur hour OS on nearly every supercomputer on the planet, powering most smart phones on the planet, and so many myriad other devices its staggering.

Amateur hour at its finest -- owning the planet.

That's now competing head to head against "professional" operating systems on every platform imaginable and actually winning in mobile, server and supercomputer.

(Anecdote... my brother's wife bought him a new TV last year for Xmas, we were testing it out with various inputs when I noticed the... get this... copyright notices in the menus...

"Dude, your TV is running Linux..."


"No seriously, check out that list of opensource components... and at the bottom?"

"Fuck me...")

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