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Google

Google CEO Says Privacy Worries Are For Wrongdoers 671

bonch writes "In a surprising statement to CNBC, Google CEO Eric Schmidt told reporter Maria Bartiromo, 'If you have something that you don't want anyone to know, maybe you shouldn't be doing it in the first place.' This will only fuel concerns about Google's behavior as it becomes an ever more powerful gatekeeper of information; though Google says it is aware of these concerns and has taken steps to be transparent to users about the information that is stored."
News

FOSS Sexism Claims Met With Ire and Denial 1255

Last Friday Bryce Byfield gave us a little insight into the fallout surrounding his article on sexism in the FOSS world. Unfortunately it seems that FOSS junkies did little better than the rest of the world with respect to sexism, displaying similar levels of denial, abuse, and ignorance. "But the real flood of emotion comes from the anti-feminists and the average men who would like to deny the importance of feminist issues in FOSS. Raise the subject of sexism, and you are met with illogic that I can only compare to that of the tobacco companies trying to deny the link between their products and cancer. Because I took a feminist stance in public, I have been abused in every way possible — being called irrelevant, a saboteur, coward, homosexual, and even a betrayer of the community. I know that many women in the community have been attacked much more savagely than I have, so I'm not complaining. Nor am I a stranger to readers who disagree with me, but the depth of reaction has taken me back more than once. I think the reaction is an expression of denial more than anything else."

Comment Re:We'll install Opera right after we install IE (Score 1, Insightful) 283

Or perhaps they tailor their product to demand.

There is a demand for IE.

I use other browsers about 99% of the time, but I also need to have IE installed.

A home user might be able to get by with it, but I use a grip of different management tools, some of which require IE.

Some router config utils don't render properly in FF (and some don't render properly in certain versions of IE.)

I'd be pretty annoyed if I was doing a new office setup and couldn't install network devices because I needed to download a browser first. Not because it's a huge hassle, but because it an unnecessary one.

You can whine ad nauseum that it shouldn't be this way - but it is.

On my home pc's, IE is installed, but isn't the default, and the shortcuts are deleted.

The only way it runs is if it's started from command line or Start/Run.

Biotech

Bacteria Used To Make Radioactive Metals Inert 237

Serenissima writes "Researcher Judy Wall is experimenting with bacteria that can cleanse the radioactivity from toxic areas by rendering the heavy metals into non-toxic, inert versions. The technology is not without its flaws (the bacteria can't exist in an oxygenated environment yet), but it does have the potential to cleanse some of the world's hazardous sites. From the article: 'The bacteria Wall is studying are bio-corrosives and can change the solubility of heavy metals. They can take uranium and convert it to uraninite, a nearly insoluble substance.'"

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