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[#] Fri Nov 20 2009 08:27:52 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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HTML 5 ... they were forward-thinking enough to add a <video> tag, but squabbling by entrenched interests prevented them from declaring a minimum default set of (preferably open) codecs. How sad.

[#] Sun Nov 22 2009 14:45:34 EST from dothebart @ Uncensored

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what do you call forward thinking on adding 'video' 3 years after youtube came reality? i'd call this a hardly a catch up.



[#] Mon Nov 23 2009 17:14:40 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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That would be the "without a plugin" part.

[#] Thu Nov 26 2009 07:53:34 EST from dothebart @ Uncensored

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http://news.cnet.com/8301-13505_3-10402551-16.html

sounds like time to get the agfeo gpl more commonly used.



[#] Fri Nov 27 2009 16:53:54 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Affero?

[#] Sat Nov 28 2009 11:14:59 EST from Ford II @ Uncensored

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http://news.cnet.com/8301-13505_3-10402551-16.html

sounds like time to get the agfeo gpl more commonly used.

Sounds to me like people whining about the horse getting out after they opened the barn doors.
Can't have it both ways people. Can't expect to make money from something if you insist on giving it away for free.

[#] Sun Nov 29 2009 20:00:49 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Right. Open source companies make money on services; some of those services take the form of "enterprise subscriptions" for the software. The argument currently being made is that when a big company like Microsoft offers something like MySQL through its cloud services platform, there is no longer any need for anyone to buy those subscriptions, because Microsoft is supporting it and they don't have to pay MySQL.

In practice, however, it's rarely that simple. Obviously, anything involving Microsoft and open source is going to be an extreme case.

Huge users of open source software are going to support, maintain, and improve that software. Think about how much open source development takes place inside places like Google and Facebook, and those efforts get fed back upstream.

[#] Tue Dec 01 2009 15:37:51 EST from Ford II @ Uncensored

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I had a thought about sd cards the other day.

I have no idea how they work but I notice they make 1, 2, 4, 8 anf 16 gig cards for common usage
Does this mean they don't use a 32-bit addressing scheme?

[#] Tue Dec 01 2009 15:52:11 EST from dothebart @ Uncensored

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no, there are 32 and 64g ones available too, but their price still exceeds the average consumer range.



[#] Tue Dec 01 2009 16:22:37 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Also keep in mind that most of the magic is on the module's built-in controller.
There's actually more storage on the module than its indicated capacity, because the controller adds a bit of wear leveling and spare sector replacement -- all hidden from the host.

[#] Tue Dec 01 2009 17:54:57 EST from Peter Pulse @ Uncensored

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There was a change that allowed higher capacity cards. SD is limited to 4G, SDHC extended the standard to 32G. I'm not an expert on this, but my understanding is that the older standard addresses at the byte level and the SDHC cards are addressed by block.

[#] Tue Dec 01 2009 21:48:49 EST from Animal @ Uncensored

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Computer + baby powder.... good idea? bad idea?

[#] Wed Dec 02 2009 00:16:54 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Good idea.  Lots of it, big piles right next to an exhaust fan.



[#] Wed Dec 02 2009 11:55:47 EST from Ford II @ Uncensored

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I was thinking that if mostly it's used as a disk anyway, might as well make it a huge block storage device.
Each one should tell the host how big a block is, endless capacity.

[#] Thu Dec 03 2009 14:33:37 EST from Ford II @ Uncensored

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also say that (unlike an increasing number of ISPs), Google Public

DNS behaves exactly according to the DNS standard, and will not

redirect you to advertising in the event of a failed lookup. Very

cool, but of course there are questions about Google's true
motivations behind knowing every site you visit."





Worse than that. I've been saying for years, all those people who whine that the US owns DNS: shut up and set up your own dns servers and you can tell everybody to point there and you can make mcdonalds.com go to whereever you want.

it seems google has caught on to my idea.

Once everybody starts using them for DNS, they control the yellow pages.

Now there's a good idea.
What's worse, ISPs will start using them for DNS if it turns out to be more reliable, and either way google will end up being able to resell whatever domain names they want.

Remember google doesn't even have to be evil to do these things, they just need to gather the control then have some evil group of companies buy them up (no, nobody can buy google? don't be stupid, they're a public company, money talks) and start pointing ebay.com and amazon.com to adsrus.com

Just you wait.

Ford (not evil my ass) ][

[#] Sat Dec 05 2009 14:15:03 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Have you seen how much backlash there already is to ISP's who configure their DNS servers to send clients to search/advertising pages instead of just returning an NXDOMAIN error when a domain is not found? If Google did that, there'd be an outrage like no other (orchestrated by those same telcos and cablecos that made up the whole "Google should pay us for the bandwidth they're stealing" thing).

This is not to say that Google won't derive benefit from having people use their DNS servers. By simply knowing what sites people are visiting, they can datamine those logs for the same type of analytics that drive the rest of their system.

This could also be a defensive move, if they are anticipating that AT&T and Comcast will begin using DNS as a cudgel with which to abuse Google.

[#] Sun Dec 06 2009 07:09:55 EST from Ford II @ Uncensored

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in 30or 04[6~[6~[40 years somebody over there in google land will write a book explaining their motivations...

[#] Mon Dec 07 2009 18:15:24 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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... "we just wanted everyone to get along!!!"

[#] Fri Dec 11 2009 12:56:04 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Not sure where to post this but here goes ...

Firefox 3.5 ... seems like a decent, incremental upgrade.

One of the things that's bugging me about it, though, is that they've removed the throbber and replaced it with a mini-throbber that appears in the icon for each individual tab when that tab is loading.

I understand by they did it -- you want to know which tab is waiting for data. But I'm constantly finding that when I want to see whether a page has finished loading, it takes a couple of seconds for my eyes to find the right tab.

Not sure what could be done to fix this. Perhaps they just ought to change the mouse pointer when a loading tab has focus.

[#] Fri Dec 11 2009 12:59:16 EST from Ford II @ Uncensored

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You can fix that.
If you right click on the tab, you can customize the tab, one of the things you can drag on to it is the throbber.

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