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Comment Re:NOT "2008 patent filing", but 1997! (Score 1) 265

The first patent (the one filed in 1997) describes a PIM a la microsoft exchange. The second patent (the one filed in 1999) distinctly mentions relationships and granting permission to view personal information. The 2008 patent just seems to adjust the claims to fit a current social network.

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Submission + - Buffalo and others sued over patent infringement

MisterFuRR writes: According to Buffalo's statement here, CSIROis suing not only them but almost every other major wireless vendor for apparent patent infringement. And apparently they are winning, as Buffalo has stopped sales in the US because of this. I wonder how Linksys/Cisco is going to react.

Submission + - Standard Web Fonts No Longer Supported In Vista (

BladesP9 writes: "Beginning with Vista, Microsoft is no longer packaging the standard Web Core Fonts that it has since the late 1990s. "With the release of Windows Vista, Microsoft has unleashed something quite new on the Web — the "C" fonts; Cambria, Calibri, Candara, Consolas, Constantia, and Corbel." The article goes on to state that "If you're a web designer and not using Vista then this download is mandatory since it will let you see your page as your Vista users see it." This means all of the web sites I have been developing with Arial, Helvetica and Verdana for the last ten years are now going to have display issues because of the new fonts. Lovely."

Submission + - Corrupting Free Society, One Child At A Time (

IConrad01 writes: "Functionalism In Action: Corrupting Free Society, One Child At A Time is a reluctant admission: why, despite being wrong on just about EVERYTHING, Bush has gotten SCHIP right.

For every sequence of events, there is always more than one perspective which can be had. Another way of putting that is to say that the truth has three 'sides': your side, his side, and fact. Today, I hope to take you on a little journey through the mind of someone who hates President Bush, but loves his vetoing of the SCHIP renewal bill.
I know, I know — it's hard to understand. How could someone want to make the children suffer, like that? How could I be such a heartless bastard? Am I truly so selfish that I'd rather have a few extra dollars than see the nation's poverty-stricken children have quality healthcare?

In a single word: No. No, I'm not that heartless — no I'm not that greedy, and no, I don't want to see the poor suffer. And yet, I still stand against the new SCHIP bill. I understand that for the majority of you reading this, this must seem somewhat confusing, if true — so either I'm a liar or I'm mislead. Right?


Submission + - Google Fight (

cottandr writes: Ever wondered who would win in a fight between Bill Gates and Linus Trovalds? How about Marylin Manson VS Marylin Monroe? Well now you can, Google style. Google Fight lets you Pit any two search terms against each other in a fight to the death, the winner being the one who has the most search results. The web site also has 2 categories of predefined searches(classics and funny), as well as a fight of the month feature, and a last 20 fights feature, to see what keywords other people are pitting against each other.

Submission + - Diamond Multimedia Announces the World's First 1GB (

Dampeal writes: "(No Embargo PR) CHATSWORTH, CA — June 14, 2007 — Diamond Multimedia, a leading provider of multimedia products, announces the release of the unique all new Diamond Radeon HD 2900 XT 1GB. With a unique combination of raw GPU power derived from the XBOX 360 Xenos GPU and 1GB of GDDR4 memory, the Diamond Radeon HD 2900 XT 1GB sets the performance benchmark for its class. Read more HERE"

Submission + - Asus stuns Computex with $189 laptop (

slashthedot writes: "As if Intel's cheap laptop release last month wasn't enough, Asus sprang a surprise during Intel's Computex keynote today with the announcement of a $189 laptop.
The notebook uses a custom-written Linux operating system, measures roughly 120 x 100 x 30mm (WDH) and weighs only 900g, boots in 15 seconds from its solid-state hard disk. Asus chairman Jonney Shih claimed the 3ePC would be available in all areas of the world, not only developing nations. utex-with-100-laptop.html"

Comment Re:OO already does that. (Score 1) 169

UAC warns about almost everything.

Tasks that will trigger a UAC prompt, if UAC is enabled, include:[3]. * Changes to files in %SystemRoot% or %ProgramFiles%
* Installing and uninstalling applications
* Installing device drivers
* Installing ActiveX controls
* Installing Windows Updates
* Changing settings for Windows Firewall
* Changing UAC settings
* Configuring Windows Update
* Adding or removing user accounts
* Changing a user's account type
* Configuring Parental Controls
* Running Task Scheduler
* Restoring backed-up system files
* Viewing or changing another user's folders and files
from wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Installing applications? I don't need a warning when I'm installing an application. I know that I'm installing an application.

However, I may need a warning that the file that I am opening has a script in in that could be a virus.

Oh, and by the way, have you ever heard of a malicious device driver?

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