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Comment Re:Who will remember Gladwell? (Score 2, Insightful) 679

I agree about Gladwell. The way he talked about Jobs not having original ideas showed that he really has no clue about how the technology industry works. The smugness that went along with this was fairly insufferable.

I didn't have a particularly positive impression of Gladwell to begin with – but it's even lower now.

Comment Re:capitalism (Score 1) 212

what does this have to do with capitalism?

Actually, he said "late capitalism," apparently as a Marx-affirming flourish. Problem is, 20 years post-USSR, this comes off more like a Marxist version of the Black Knight from Monty Pythom & The Holy Grail... "It's only a flesh wound!"


Submission + - Microsoft forges ahead with new home-automation OS, HomeOS (cnet.com)

suraj.sun writes: More than a decade ago, Microsoft execs, led by Chairman Bill Gates, were touting a future where .Net coffee pots, bulletin boards, and refrigerator magnets would be part of homes where smart devices would communicate and interoperate. Microsoft hasn't given up on that dream. In 2010, Microsoft researchers published a white paper about their work on a HomeOS and a HomeStore — early concepts around a Microsoft Research-developed home-automation system. Those concepts have morphed into prototypes since then, based on a white paper, "An Operating System for the Home," (PDF) published this month on the Microsoft Research site.

The core of HomeOS is described in the white paper as "a kernel that is agnostic to the devices to which it provides access, allowing easy incorporation of new devices and applications. The HomeOS itself "runs on a dedicated computer in the home (e.g., the gateway) and does not require any modifications to commodity devices," the paper added. Microsoft has been testing HomeOS in 12 real homes over the past four to eight months, according to the latest updates. As is true with all Microsoft Research projects, there's no guarantee when and if HomeOS will be commercialized, or even be "adopted" by a Microsoft product group.


Submission + - $100 a Day With Only Google Adsense (bukisa.com)

bharatdesai writes: "Who else AdSense is easy to make $ 100 a day for love, or the context of advertising? It looks like most of the money earned on the days of small advertisements? I think! The truth is, you're turning your stuff money can be earned by full, and you do not have anything to sell a real success."

Submission + - SPAM: Most Popular Budget Friendly Smartphones: Which Phone is Best for You?

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Submission + - Latest version of Flashback uses Twitter as a backup command and control network (arstechnica.com)

suraj.sun writes: The Russian antivirus company Dr. Web report that the latest version of Flashback, the backdoor malware targeting Macs through a Java exploit, is using Twitter as a backup command and control network. Dr. Web was the first to report on the rapidly growing Flashback botnet—the largest recorded malware attack ever focused on Macs.

In an analysis of current variants of the malware, Dr. Web’s team found that the Trojan initially configured with a list of servers through which it can receive additional commands and configuration updates. If the malware doesn’t get a correct response from one of the control servers in its own internal generated list, it will search Twitter for posts containing a string of text generated from the current date, and look for a control server address embedded in the posts. “For example, some Trojan versions generate a string of the ‘rgdgkpshxeoa’ format for the date 04.13.2012,” the Dr. Web team wrote in their blog post. “If the Trojan manages to find aTwitter message containing bumpbegin and endbump tags enclosing a control server address, it will be used as a domain name.”

Comment Re:Dragon Software older than apple (Score 1) 800

But voice recognition is only the less important part of Siri. You're forgetting the natural language processing (which goes beyond traditional command processing for limited domains like phone calls, audio player control, etc.).

The expression, "Dragon voice recognition > anything apple has" - is not meaningful.

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