Maybe... define your acronyms?
Maybe... define your acronyms?
I'll at least say that Adobe is getting it. All of their newest versions of reader and Flash have the option to automatically update without prompting.
It claims to. I've never seen it actually successfully pull it off.
Even worse, it only seems to even *check* for updates when I reboot-- so like maybe twice a month, max.
It forgets to mention why I'm supposed to be outraged, or upset, or concerned, or... feel anything at all about this.
Ok, so Boxee deletes your recording if you stop paying. So what? Who cares? Don't sign up if that bothers you.
They could only look at ContentID providers who frequently have their claims successfully disputed. To be generous, YouTube could then help re-jigger their source videos to produce fewer false positives (for example, removing the stock Nasa footage from news service source videos). In reality, YouTube would find that something like 30% of them are simply frauds who uploaded source videos they don't actually have any rights to.
Similarly, if someone has been a successful YouTube member for several years with a clean copyright record, YouTube could manually review claims made against their account, and maybe even create a way to say "ok we trust this user, disable ContentID for their uploads".
Right now, as far as I can tell, they don't do any of this basic housekeeping-type work for the average Joe user. This announcement just says they'll maybe start looking into it for the high-traffic users. (Translation: not you. Only millionaires.)
We're not talking about needing an army of 50,000 employees to do this, we're talking about pulling 10-15 guys off click fraud duty (if only Google treated YouTube copyright fraud 1/100th as seriously as they treated click fraud!)
Zune was around in 2006, and Metro is obviously just an evolution of the ideas in Zune. So no, Microsoft didn't steal anything from a 2009 video, and Slashdot editors are idiots for posting this without even doing the most cursory examination of the claim.
Or just pay Codesion the damned $50. How cheap are you?
The empty clip explodes, not the gun. WTF? Why would the gun explode and then teleport back into your hand? Even by Borderlands standards that would be goofy as hell.
Oop, the SecurityWeek article specially mentions that IE7 and IE8 on XP *are* affected and exploits them were spotting in the wild.
IE7, IE8 on XP = definitely vulnerable
IE7, IE8, IE9 on Vista/7 = probably vulnerable but no exploit seen in the wild
IE9 only runs on Vista, 7 and Server 2008. So XP isn't affected assuming IE8 also isn't. (Since they didn't mention IE8, I assume you're safe?)
Bitcoin is useless from a PRACTICAL standpoint. Why?
1) Transactions aren't instant, you have to wait potentially for hours for your transaction to go through and the value in your account to change. (Even transactions between two accounts you own, because Bitcoin isn't smart enough to handle that.)
2) Every device using Bitcoin needs a copy of the Bitcoin database. As of about a year ago, this was 700 MB of data. Every device needs a copy of this. Every device needs to go through this file and parse it. Including your low-power cellphone.
I'm not against the concept of Bitcoin, but the implementation stinks.
Yeah I didn't read your post carefully enough before replying, sorry.
But I do honestly believe Valve has zero interest in Linux-as-a-PC-OS, they only care about Linux-as-a-console-OS. That you get the first is a side-effect of them developing the second.
Frozen Bubble is just a port of bust-a-move. You can buy it on every platform under the sun. Hell, I've seen at least 3 DIFFERENT ports of it on iPad alone. (None of which give credit to the original, of course.)
If Frozen Bubble is your best selling point, you got problems.
No; they're doing it so they have an OS for their upcoming set-top box product.
The fact that, due to the OS chosen being Linux, it just happens to run on PCs to? Just a side-effect. Whether they continue to support Linux-on-PCs after the set-top-box succeeds or fails is really the best indicator, but we won't know that for years.
Seriously, this post is the very definition of "penny-wise, pound foolish".
$1000 is, what, like one flight's worth of fuel? It's like... maybe half of one month of one employee's health benefits? It's nothing.
Your time is worth far, far more.
So the solution there is to ship BIG EXPANSIVE libraries with the OS, and keep on top of them so new stuff is supported by those libraries ASAP. You don't have 75 copies of zlib.dll, you have one-- and it's owned and updated by the OS.
That's not to say that
For what it's worth, I come from Mac Classic, a platform that never had DLLs in the first place (but did have a huge expansive built-in library). Frankly, I've never been convinced that shared libraries were a good idea, even when HD space was expensive. But that's just me.
The life of a repo man is always intense.