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Comment Re:Same Origin already broken in Chrome (Score 1) 54

Cors in general is broken in general and for numerous reasons but on the client side more than server side.

Cors should be good. Cors could be good. But its primitive, difficult to write with when dealing with things such as Hybrid mobile development. If Web Services need a header acceptance policy solution then drop the same origin policy anyway and make it a totally separate thing. Make it so same origin resource sharing on the local side is blocked by default with an established white-listing system in place the also records management of how the resources are used would be even better!

You can get some of that that with the inspection tools on Chromium now but it would be far better if it was more definitive. E.G LocalStorage we could know when requests are made rather than just seeing the variables change.

Submission + - W3 releases drafts: Webmention & Social Web Protocals (

oztiks writes: The Social Web Working Group has published two First Public Working Drafts:

Webmention: Webmention is a simple way to notify any URL when you link to it on your site. From the receiver’s perspective, it’s a way to request notifications when other sites link to it.

Social Web Protocols: The Social Web Protocols are a collection of standards which enable various aspects of decentralized social interaction on the Web. This document describes the purposes of each, and how they fit together.

Submission + - Tesla will have self-driving cars in just two years, Elon Musk boldly declares (

An anonymous reader writes: n a new interview with Fortune, outspoken Tesla CEO Elon Musk said that the electric automaker is just two years away from developing fully autonomous vehicles that can operate ably and safely in any type of environment. While Musk has long championed an automotive age filled with self-driving cars, this is the most optimistic timeline for their deployment we’ve seen Musk make yet. In fact, Musk in 2014 said that the requisite technology to manufacture a self driving car was still about five to six years away.

“I think we have all the pieces,” Musk said, “and it’s just about refining those pieces, putting them in place, and making sure they work across a huge number of environments—and then we’re done. It’s a much easier problem than people think it is.”

Comment Re:Google seems to be avoiding the real problem (Score 1) 95

I can say Crosswalk is really the step up that's needed for both iOS and Android and wIth ECMA being enforced with more and more browsers over time. The problem is just that its 40 meg to download.

I can see this AMP project as good pretext for quick and instant functionality, though from downloading the examples and reading a bit about it. It really needs a lot more work before it would become useful to me or any of the projects i'm presently on.

People bitching about mobile websites are in for a real shock when Google Cardboard and Accelerometer tech comes into play for the web. Just imagine looking at a website menu items by simply shifting the pitch and angle of your phone. I'd say 6-12 months before that happens. And with Apple being supported by Cardboard I'm surprised it already hasn't happened! But even without cardboard, Accelerometer navigated website should really be the next thing.

Submission + - Microsoft's Marketing Team and the Art of Shooting Self in Foot (

Apocryphos writes: We have all seen Microsoft's questionable marketing moves in the past, but their pride and joy seems to be copying the styles of their competitors poorly and a year late usually resulting in a cringe-generating commercial spots. Apple seems to be able to consistently appeal with the style of their ads, but not so with Microsoft. Now they are taking old internet memes and reincarnating them as a corporate vehicle. I, for one, am having fun imagining a marketing consultant telling Microsoft leadership that it's a viable strategy to "Create viral marketing on social media".

Submission + - Barbie gets a brain (

minstrelmike writes: Mattel is coming out with a Talking Barbie designed by a huge team to be your best friend. She is pre-scripted with thousands of responses controlled by an AI with designs to be your best friend.

The design team remembers the "Math is hard" debacle of the 1990s and if a girl asks if she's pretty, Barbie will respond, "Yes. And you're smart, too." If she asks if Barbie believes in God, she says a person's beliefs are personal. And suggests talking to grownups about some problems.

Barbie Wants to Get to Know Your Child even discusses trying to avoid edited vids on YouTube by scripting out words such as cockroach.

Submission + - Can living in total darkness for 5 days "reset" the visual system? (

the_newsbeagle writes: That's what one neuroscientist is aiming to find out. He wants to put patients with a type of amblyopia, the vision problem commonly called lazy eye, into the dark for 5 days. His hypothesis: When they emerge, their brains' visual cortices will be temporarily "plastic" and changeable, and may begin to process the visual signals from their bad eyes correctly. Before he could do this study, though, he had to do a test run to figure out logistics. So he himself lived in a pitch black room for 5 days. One finding: Eating ravioli in the dark is hard.

Comment Re:Very sad - but let's get legislation in place N (Score 1) 706

I'd say its not a fair declare fault until we know with 100% certainty that it was in fact a "hack" of some sorts. Lets say it was an inside job and a simple case of data theft in the workplace. Even the NSA cant guard against such things (Snowden). Of course you can permission control data, etc. But there is always a small few that has complete access.

Besides, in many countries what you say is already in place. Under things such as the Corporations Act. Directors are held liable for the companies behavior. The problem being nobody prosecutes these laws. I'd go as far to say that Executives having knowledge of security issues and not acting is negligence in its most simplest form.

Comment Re:Goodbye free speech (Score 1) 210

I argue this. Lets say hypothetically that they are not fake. And the company is just plain out bad at what they do. Deformation laws are such where they can contest just about anything, true or untrue. E.G you did a crap job for someone and they complained truthfully so you sue. In effect you can win that provided you can demonstrate clear loss of income.

Where I feel this gets sticky is not this issue though since my above example is not common. What the issue is for me is that lets say it was one person who made these bad reviews and used Sock Puppet accounts to do so. If Mr Sock-Puppet can find another disgruntled customer who posted a bad review albeit on Google Places, Facebook, TripAdvisor or whatever.

The argument would be why was this guy taken to the courts? A sock puppet issue should be by definition a breach of terms and conditions on Yelp! and those comments therefore should be removed on that basis. It's a bad precedent for the plaintiff to make these claims and I see this case a loser anyway you sell it.

Comment Re:What an opportunity! (Score 2) 359

Not being able to print Euros may of called for the collapse of Greece but under the Drachma Greece was already broken. Goldman Sachs committed fraud/trickery to get Greece into the EU in the first place. Therefore this has nothing to do with printing money or not printing money it has to do with "the real economy".

Printing money only camouflages the damage for a later day which is what they'll do to bail out Deutsche Bank to stave off an 09 type collapse this time around. Because at the end of the day someone somewhere will print money somehow to solve the problem.

Fiat has always resulted in these types of issues because they create debt based economies dictated by central banks. This is the very problem. One day people will see through the lie and all hell will break loose. This is enviable.

A gold standard may not be feasible but it is practical. Bitcoin has the same practicality but the question is, is it feasible? A tip, look into the actual mining process, learn about the sub types of bitcoin, then you'll see its value.

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