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Comment Do you even use Firefox! (Score 1) 481

Are you afraid that Mozilla developers will release a bad product and open source community and others wont like it?! Do you have any other suggestions ?:) IE9, Safari?! What has happened to Slashdoters: now Firefox is pile of bug! Supporting WebM is an Evil decision from Google!

Comment Far from bein Evil (Score 1) 286

Google show sign of not being an evil company. I like Google and cheers to them. When I see this, I know their decision for dropping H.264 to support WebM is a pure decision and despite of Suspiciously High number of posts in internet that Google is trying to be evil! They are not.

Comment We choosed PostgreSQL (Score 3, Interesting) 393

Last year when the Oracle's contract had not been finalized, we chose PostgreSQL over MySQL and this kinds of doubts that Oracle will be proper place for projects like MySQL was one of the reasons. It seems Oracle has indeed problem adapting the new approaches required for working on Free Software projects.

Submission + - Bill Gates is a Goblin (

kavehmz writes: "As I was reading Harry potter and deathly hallow I found decription of goblin that matched amazingly exactly for Bill gates and his ideas about copyright in software.

"You don't understand, Harry, nobody could understand unless they have lived with
goblins. To a goblin, the rightful and true master of any object is the maker, not the
purchaser. All goblin made objects are, in goblin eyes, rightfully theirs."
"But it was bought — "
" — then they would consider it rented by the one who had paid the money. They have,
however, great difficulty with the idea of goblin-made objects passing from wizard to
wizard. You saw Griphook's face when the tiara passed under his eyes. He disapproves. I
believe he thinks, as do the fiercest of his kind, that it ought to have been returned to the
goblins once the original purchaser died. They consider our habit of keeping goblin-made
objects, passing them from wizard to wizard without further payment, little more than


Submission + - Unlimited Storage for Yahoo

kavehmz writes: "Yahoo had changed its strategy to offer unlimited storage for its premium users. I wonder if it is due yahoo deals with microsoft to compete with gmail."

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