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Comment Re:Google's poor track record with private info (Score 1) 266

I trust Microsoft more than Google with my computing behavior given their track record of telling the government to piss off and some of the comments of Eric Schmidt.

It's funny you should say that, my google account which I started in the closed beta of Gmail (i.e. I had for years) and decided to make my primary account for e-mail, then blogger, then youtube along with all of my site / analytics data, contacts and my search history for the best part of 10 years, I lost when my account was compromised through a Gmail exploit.

I must have sent 50 compromised account / account recovery forms with ALL the correct information, posted on google groups support forums, I even tried to phone them, all of my attempts failed and most of the feedback I was getting from asking around was that they don't give a shit about you unless you're a business customer, short of going down to there offices there wasn't anything I could do about it.

Now, going back to before I had my google account (hotmail days), I remember 2 or 3 times there being occasions when my free [read: not a business customer] hotmail / msn passport was compromised and everytime an e-mail to microsoft resulted in a [read] human response within a few hours and each time they were more than helpful at getting my account back after I verified who I was with them through various means.

Is there anyone from Google that can tell me why their customer service is so alarmingly poor? I've yet to find you. I expected a lot more from Google considering the vast quantities of personal information they gather through various means on their users.

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US Air Force Buying Another 2,200 PS3s 144

bleedingpegasus sends word that the US Air Force will be grabbing up 2,200 new PlayStation 3 consoles for research into supercomputing. They already have a cluster made from 336 of the old-style (non-Slim) consoles, which they've used for a variety of purposes, including "processing multiple radar images into higher resolution composite images (known as synthetic aperture radar image formation), high-def video processing, and 'neuromorphic computing.'" According to the Justification Review Document (DOC), "Once the hardware configuration is implemented, software code will be developed in-house for cluster implementation utilizing a Linux-based operating software."

Comment Geocities and freenetnames (Score 1) 396

Geocities and Freenetnames are the reason I do what I do today pretty much. I started hammering out all kinds of sites on Geocities as a kid for shits and giggles, Geocities gave me the hosting capability and freenetnames gave me a free domain. I had some pretty popular sites then, funny thinking back now.

Comment Re:whats the point? (Score 1) 328

I'd be interested to see how stable your windows 7 boot camp partition becomes after you fire it up with Fusion 3; when I fired up my XP boot camp partition in Fusion 2 a while back the instance of XP I ran went through the process of recognising all the hardware changes / installing new drivers at startup then kept freezing every couple of seconds whenever I tried to use it - it never went back to the way it was before I did that - I ended up having to reinstall my boot camp partition all over again.

Comment Re:Another nail... (Score 1) 1124

Seriously, I can't wait to get the functionality (when it works) of Firebug completely the same in WebKit / Safari / Chrome et al so that I can scrap Firefox. Firefox has become the most annoying thing I have to deal with on a day to day basis while trying to get work done, constant memory leaks, random crashes and that's before I've even added extensions. Adding firebug to firefox now is like asking for a cup of insanity to be delivered to your door by Mr. Insano Man.

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