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Comment Independence from Google (Score 1) 218

So is this one more step to be independent from Google services? I don't see Apple starting their own search engine, but if they can get rid of the other Google products they use then it would let them do more things in iOS without Google having to explicitly allow it. In a kind of related rant, why does it have to be so hard to access StreetView info from an iPhone?

Comment Registry (Score 3, Informative) 370

I had the urge to change the metro interface to the classic one in my copy of the Developer Preview and, after some googling (google is my friend indeed), I found that it only requires changing a certain value in windows registry. So this Stardock changes only that? Seems to be just a glorified way to set a registry value. Citation!

Comment Security through obscurity (Score 5, Insightful) 54

These guys have once again proven that security through obscurity is not a sensible strategy. If the codes were published in due time, the flaw could have been found with enough time to allow for preventive measures to be deployed. (I know there are a lot of inferences in the sentence, but it seems plausible to me, taking into account what has happened with other algorithms (DES, anyone?))

Comment Re:states? (Score 1) 392

What I find amusing is how americans don't say that they're from the US but from their particular state when somebody asks them where they're from. For instance, when you ask someone from Europ where they're from, they will answer with their country's name, but if you ask someone from the US they would say something like "I'm from Montana" or "I live in California". It's funny if you ask me, but I believe it diminishes the feeling of national unity to call yourself from a "state" instead of your country, although they have proven me wrong a lot of times with their wicked redneck agenda... Just my two cents as a foreigner.

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