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Comment Re:Not surprised (Score 0) 505

Why are you amazed? The whole point of the waiver program isn't to just let everyone in with no waiver - in fact it's directly the opposite, it lets people apply to be granted easier access to the US - by *declaring and presenting yourself in advance* you are then able to be further vetted by the US through whatever means they wish, and with ample time to do so. But then again, your third-world comment is particularly telling when it comes to the perspectives you hold.

Comment Google has already had this for years (Score 3, Insightful) 80

It's called Google Device Policy, but it's only been available for Google Apps for Business users

It's great to have a general user option soon, but for those of you with business needs, the option is already there ;-)

Comment Re:Bias? (Score 1) 99

Why not? For all we know their detection may be bayesian based and still has "learning" to do in the field. Maybe this learning can take place in a matter of days with a sampling size as large as Android's. I think a trade-off of some start-up time in return for a system that can cope better with new attempts to circumvent its detection the better. FWIW this article is a beat-up - Google have multiple layers to their malware detection, and they've only tested one layer.

Comment Re:Actually tried a late model Windows Phone here? (Score 3, Insightful) 645

Metro *is* indeed innovative, and beautiful, but it's also very fragile. I was immediately taken by it, like you. I think a huge amount of respect must be given to the team that created something so different to everything else out there, whilst still working well. But sadly, not well enough for me. I found the interface to be too focussed on the zoomed/cropped typography and every app felt to similar and didn't get me thinking in "modes" which I need to do... in many ways it's not a GUI at all... it's a TUI (typographical user interface) and this is ultimately it's downfall... there's definately not enough design vocabulary outside of the type. And the tiles are easily destroyed with hideous work by 3rd parties...

Submission + - Martin Jetpack Climbs 5000 Feet Above Sea Level (

rh2600 writes: For years the Martin Jetpack has stayed just a few feet off the ground, invoking frequent suspicion about its true abilities. Well, today that all changed with the first climb test in New Zealand (with weighted crash-test dummy) reaching over 5,000 feet above sea level. The emergency parachute test was also a success. Kiwis can indeed fly.

Comment Re:This is how I feel about Windows in general (Score 1) 758

I know plenty of 'pretenders' designers who claim Wacom and OS X Photoshop with a sense of superiority but are really just cookie cutter wannabe's - yet the best designer I've ever worked with uses a mouse and demands Windows + Photoshop - he runs circles around the others. You know - the old cliches are sometimes true - it's what you do with it that counts / all the gear, no idea etc etc.. Since hiring him I no longer use *any* tool usage as a form of assessment, instead choosing to focus on their actual technique with the tools they use. Which is partly your point, I just don't agree with the apple = better designer myth you continue to propagate...

Submission + - gTalk To Get Video Boost?

lotusleaf writes: "According to an article at PCWorld, "Google Inc. has bought video conferencing software from Marratech AB", "The client software runs on Windows 2000 or XP, Mac OS X 10.4, or versions of Linux". Could this provide a cross-platform video conferencing boost to gTalk?"

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