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Comment ...and Google Fiber is a subsidiary of Alphabet (Score 2) 96

Google Fiber - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

On August 10, 2015, Google announced its intention to restructure the company, moving less central services and products into a new umbrella corporation, Alphabet Inc. As part of this restructuring plan, Google Fiber would become a subsidiary of Alphabet, and may become part of the "Access and Energy" business unit.[8]

Comment Re:I was wrong. (Score 1) 70

Nope. You are wrong. Within the last week or two Yahoo broke email. For both the new and old(er) version of Yahoo Mail.

Previously: Search mail, and the left side-bar would show folder locations of matching emails with (# of matched mails).
Now: Left side-bar just shows normal folders, with their unread counts.

Comment Re:Wait a minute... (Score 2) 85

When Opera ASA switched their desktop browser's rendering engine to Blink in 2012 - they were an Ads & Services company. 600M seems highly overpriced if all the consortium is getting is Opera's Blink based Android|Mac|Windows|Linux browser.

If and when Firefox completes its addon|extension overhaul to be "Chrome-compatible", it's quite possible we wont even have a single browser that allows the end-user to be in control.

Opera 12 (maybe even all the way back to version 7 or 8) has UserScript that can completely override javascript functions - meaning if some website wants to run function FOOBAR(), you can shadow that function so the code you want runs instead.

Firefox still allows the end-user and extensions to change the page prior to rendering - which isn't as powerful as Opera 12 and its predecessors, it gives FAR FAR FAR more control than Blink based browsers allow.

It would seem this acquisition doesn't even include Presto - so that code base is thoroughly closed and dead.

Comment How Goldman Sachs Created the Food Crisis (Score 1) 351

How Goldman Sachs Created the Food Crisis

In 1991, Goldman bankers, led by their prescient president Gary Cohn, came up with a new kind of investment product, a derivative that tracked 24 raw materials, from precious metals and energy to coffee, cocoa, cattle, corn, hogs, soy, and wheat. They weighted the investment value of each element, blended and commingled the parts into sums, then reduced what had been a complicated collection of real things into a mathematical formula that could be expressed as a single manifestation, to be known henceforth as the Goldman Sachs Commodity Index (GSCI).

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