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Comment Re:No benefit to Chrome OS (Score 5, Interesting) 37

Most of your opinions are highly inferior to my counterparts. Many of my best opinions aren't even available to your puny brain. You have a lot of opinions but pretty much all of them are pretty bad. Most are ill-thought out, don't work, lack logic or are otherwise awful, Quantity does not mean quality.

Submission + - Chrome OS Hidden Feature Reveals Upcoming Support for Android Apps (softpedia.com)

campuscodi writes: A hidden feature in the Chrome OS settings panel reveals upcoming support for Android apps. A user spotted the integration between Google's two main projects when he noticed a quick flash of text in his Chromebook's settings panel.

Taking a closer look, he discovered that Chrome OS was loading his settings page and then hiding one option. That option was filed under a new section called "Android Apps" and read "Enable Android Apps to run on your Chromebook." Further clues in the Chromium project source code confirmed that Google is testing a way to integrate the Google Play Store in Chrome OS.

Comment Re:Shows the limits of freedom (Score 1) 1095

A man does not go into the bathroom with a woman who is a stranger, period. It is creepy, unsafe, and wrong.

Not in the same stall obviously. And having a urinal in such a shared toilet would be weird.

Other than that, what's the big deal? I don't get aroused by the sound of women flushing, do you? That would be weird.

You want to violate the rights of 50% of the population to satisfy the perversions of 0.2% of the population?

You are seriously messed up in the head.

What right is that? The right to feel threatened by shadows?

Comment Re:I'll bite (Score 2) 241

From wikipedia:

"Following Anschluss in 1938, the organization fell under the control of Nazi Germany, and the Commission's headquarters were eventually moved to Berlin in 1942.[10] From 1938 to 1945, the presidents of Interpol included Otto Steinhäusl, Reinhard Heydrich........

Who'd have thunk it......thanks...I thought you had him confused with Reinhard Gehlen or something....my bad

Comment Re:Overblown (Score 1) 396

Bullpucky by the parent poster. The dutch central bank is alive and well with no plans to sell it.

I am guessing Teun is referring to the recent decision by the dutch government to sell ABN-Amro. A bank that has been nationalised ~2008 because they were about to go under (hurray for the free market).

Offtopic: ABN-Amro was bought for around 22 billion and will sell for around 15 billion right now. Hurray for the pond scum that profited from that.

Space

Submission + - Scientists discover nearby 'diamond planet' (extremetech.com) 1

MrSeb writes: "Scientists at Yale University have discovered a nearby super-Earth that is a “diamond planet” — a planet that has a mantle made of graphite and diamond. The planet, called 55 Cancri e, is just 40 light years from Earth and orbits the binary star 55 Cancri, which is located in the constellation of Cancer. When the planet was first observed last year, it was originally thought to be a water planet, similar to Earth, but new information has allowed the scientists to infer that the planet is much more likely to be a diamond planet. The Yale scientists estimate that as much as one third of 55 Cancri e’s mass is made up of diamond — the same as three Earth masses, or roughly 18×1024kg. This is a few trillion times more diamond than has ever been mined on Earth. The identification of just a single diamond-rich planet is massive news. In recent years we have identified hundreds of rocky, Earth-like planets — and until now, we had assumed they had similar make-ups. It is now fairly safe to assume that there are millions of diamond planets in the universe."
Cloud

Submission + - Facebook is toast and cloud computing is dead, Forrester CEO says (computerworlduk.com) 1

Qedward writes: Apple and Google will dominate the emerging digital economy while Facebook is history, claimed George Colony, CEO of Forrester, in the opening key note of the analyst group’s European forum in Paris.

"I think Facebook is toast," he said. The company is in major trouble around mobile engagement and the app internet.”

Colony’s provocative predictions came at the conclusion of a session where he challenged IT leaders to ‘disrupt or be disrupted’ and pushed Forrester’s theme that Chief Information Officers and the departments they manage need to transform themselves to focus on business technology.

Colony insisted that the old PC model is dead and more controversially that the Cloud Computing model was also dead because it “doesn’t leverage power in your pocket”.

Comment Re:His Master's Voice (Score 1) 1015

They might be "Idiocracy" incarnate. All the smart ones have been bred out of existence leaving behind a race of imbeciles and a whole fleet of shiny, long-lasting, intergalactic ships with crazy-powerful death rays.

Wouldn't that be fun if it turned up on our doorstep?

Possibly one of the more fortunate scenario's really...get them hooked on reality TV, introduce them to our local flavors of narcotics and trade one or more of their ships for whatever shiny takes their fancy.

Heck, we just spent 8 years dealing with a superpower of 300 million souls under the leadership of an imbecile, a couple of ships ought to be a piece of cake.

Comment Apple had to do it. (Score 1) 2

They had to do this for the consumers own good. Do you realize the amount of RDF Apple puts in each iPad? If more than three iPads are brought together in close proximity there it could result in spontaneous reality meltdown!

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