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Comment Neat...but to put human history in perspective go (Score 1) 127

This site (http://share.seadragon.com/demos/ChronoZoom/firstgeneration.html) provides a graphical view and timeline of the history of the universe. To get a sense of the place human history has in the greater scheme of things, click on the 'Human History' link near the top of the page to zoom in. Before you flame me, this requires Silverlight but it's worth it. Besides, Silverlight is a quick install on Macs and PCs and you can always uninstall afterwards.

Comment Re:If this is failure, I want in. (Score 1) 220

Are joking or just dumb? The stock price of a company means nothing in an absolute sense. Microsoft stock has split nine times since their IPO. Withou splits, Microsoft would be valued at about $235 today. Goggle has never split. More important, what matters is the share price x total number of outstanding shares. That's how you calculate total market cap. Today, investors think Microsoft is worth $215 billion. They think Google is worth $177 billion. P.S. Investors also think that Google is worth $26.40 LESS today than they did yesterday. Food for thought.

Comment Re:has any fortune 500 company gone Google Apps? (Score 1) 220

You take Google's web page at face value? Try to get them on record with two questions about any well-known company on their list. 1. What percent of the users in the organizations use Google apps regularly? 2. What percent of the users use Microsoft Office regularly? They won't answer because (1) in most of those companies only a small number of employees use Google Apps on avregular basis and (2) almost all of them use Office also. The kicker? Most of the companies Google trots out as good customers are using free versions of Google Apps.

Girls Bugged Teachers' Staff Room 227

A pair of enterprising Swedish schoolgirls ended up in court after they were caught bugging their teachers break room. The duo hoped they would hear discussions about upcoming tests and school work, allowing them to get better grades. It worked until one of them decided to brag about it on Facebook, and the authorities were called in. The girls were charged with trespassing and fined 2,000 kronor ($270) each in Stockholm District Court.

Comment Re:Correct (Score 0) 522

Insightful my ass. There is a big difference: IE DOES NOT log your keystrokes. Chrome does. Whether or not they suggest search results is irrelevant. If you think Microsoft is lying about their privacy policy then you're in tinfoil hat land. Microsoft may be many things but they're not dumb. They made major mistakes 10 years ago and are still paying for it. You think they'd risk lying in their privacy policy? They'd get caught eventually.

Comment Re:*source code* (Score 1) 522

Your post is such total BS I can barely contain myself. So, you've actually checked out the source code for Chrome? I didn't think so. Whether or not Chrome is standards compliant is totally irrelevant to this discussion. Your trust in the 'community' is laughable. The facts are actually not disputed. Chrome logs keystrokes when you type anything into the address/search bar. That's it. Whether they anonymize them after 24 hours or not does not change that fact. IE does not do that. That's not disputed. Wake up.

Comment Re:Correct (Score 0) 522

Um...wrong. IE does not log keystrokes on the address bar AT ALL and also doesn't log keystrokes on the search bar unless the user hit 'enter.' So if you type 'How to kill my wife' in Chrome and think better of it and hit backspace...Google knows anyway. If you do the same in the search box in IE, Microsoft knows nothing.

Comment Re:At least SplashTop is reasonable (Score 3, Insightful) 324

Not really. My mom and pop - aged 79 and 76 - use Microsoft Word and Excel, Quicken, Turbo Tax and Photoshop Elements and several other PC applications. Yes, there are Web-based versions of most of those products but they don't work as well and only work when online (still). A relatively small number of wealthier people will buy Chrome OS devices as a 2nd, 3rd or 4th machine but they'll continue to use PC's and Macs for everything else.

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