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Comment Re:And NASA has made mistakes with this before... (Score 1) 228

They explained yesterday in the NASA News Update, the department chief in charge for the upgrades explained it as follows

* Boot the rover with the Primary Computer to test the upgrade (no flashing)
* If all works, flash the software in the Primary Computer and test
* Boot the rover with the Backup Computer and test the upgrade (no flashing)
* If all works, flash the software in the Backup Computer and test

This is going to take about 4 days.

Comment I like it (Score 1) 105

I like this approach and also as usual, they offer you a way to go "there" anyway which saves you from false positives, never seen one though.

Also I like the alerts in the Webmaster tools as they send you an e-mail if you site gets infected, never happened to me but pretty sure is a good tool when you handle a lot of sites. I mean, how many webmasters actively run malware tools in their website?

Comment Re:I've never understood why they fight this... (Score 1) 315

True, if the phone does everything you want, that is perfect.

For me at least with my Android, I really need the OpenVPN client (which is not available with the stock firmware) so I rooted my phone. I didn't rooted because I can.

I am also happen to be in Japan where the mobile company selling the HTC doesn't have an app to get the SMS messages from their service (it is some kind of email/sms hybrid).

Comment Re:fuckin a (Score 1) 518

The current Mexican President doesn't want to get drugs legalized BUT he opened the debate on this matter. As a democratic country (take it or leave it) if people push enough, it can happen.
At least it doesn't sound impossible, just really hard. But 20 years ago I wouldn't believe anything from my government, now at least I have hope (even if it is really small).

Call me naive but things have changed in Mexico.

Comment From the article (Score 1) 548

The summary sounds like "oh noes, privacy issues" but then the article says:

"The good news for those concerned about privacy is that it appears for now Canonical is just interested in tracking the users of OEM installations -- those PCs that ship with Ubuntu by default such as from ZaReason, System76, and Dell."

And again

"For those not wanting to participate in this anonymous data gathering process, they could always sudo apt-get remove canonical-census. "

Just saying before the shit hits the fan.


Submission + - Yahoo! Japan ditching own search engine for Google (

KamuZ writes: It seems Yahoo! Japan is ditching their own search engine for Google Search. Also they plan to use the AdSense to serve advertisement. All this should happen before 2010 ends and the length of the agreement is not decided yet.
You can see the original statement in here.(PDF, only Japanese).

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