Posts Tagged ‘entry’

The Privacy Illusion

November 7th, 2012 11:12 admin View Comments


LoLobey writes “Scott Adams has an entertaining entry on his Dilbert Blog about the perception of privacy. He writes, ‘It has come to my attention that many of my readers in the United States believe they have the right to privacy because of something in the Constitution. That is an unsupportable view. A more accurate view is that the government divides the details of your life into two categories: 1. Stuff they don’t care about. 2. Stuff they can find out if they have a reason.’ His post is written in response to some reader comments on another entry about privacy guardians and how swell life would be if we voluntarily gave up certain personal info.”

Source: The Privacy Illusion

Windows 8 Changes Host File Blocking

August 19th, 2012 08:21 admin View Comments

The Internet

An anonymous reader writes “Windows 8 has been confirmed to not only ignore, but also modify the hosts file. As soon as a website that should be blocked is accessed, the corresponding entry in the hosts file is removed, even if the hosts file is read-only. The hosts file is a popular, cross-platform way of blocking access to certain domains, such as ad-serving websites.”

Source: Windows 8 Changes Host File Blocking

Wikipedia Edits Forecast Romney’s Vice Presidential Pick

August 8th, 2012 08:30 admin View Comments


Hugh Pickens writes writes “In 2008, as The Washington Post wrote at the time, ‘just hours before [Sen. John] McCain declared his veep choice of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, her Wiki page saw a flurry of activity, with editors adding details about Palin’s approval rating and husband’s employment. … Palin’s entry was updated at least 68 times, with at least an additional 54 changes made to her entry over the preceding five days.’ The obvious — in hindsight — implications of the Wiki activity: Aides were going into the entries to tune them up and clean out any material that was either embarrassing or erroneous. Now Mark Memmott writes on NPR that today’s Wikipedia activity may lend a clue to Mitt Romney’s vice presidential pick, expected to be announced within a few days. So what’s going on now with some of those said to be among the leading possibilities to be joining Mitt Romney on the Republican ticket? On August 7, Rob Portman’s Wikipedia page was revised 100 times, the Wikipedia page for Marco Rubio was revised 22 times, and the page for Tim Pawlenty was revised only 5 times. Of course, Memmott adds, somebody who knows about the 2008 Wiki tea leaves may just be messing with our minds.”

Source: Wikipedia Edits Forecast Romney’s Vice Presidential Pick

20th IOCCC Source Code Released

April 23rd, 2012 04:35 admin View Comments


An anonymous reader writes “The 20th International Obfuscated C Code Contest apparently has the turbo button pressed, as the source code has been published in only two months, versus almost four years of the 19th contest. As we discussed in February, the judges’ verdicts are in: the Best of Show entry comes from Don Yang with a program containing more programs. Some other entries winning this year are a text raytracer (used this year in IOCCC logo), a MOD player, a X11-based dual player tank shooter and a bouncing ball (Amiga-style) with ANSI escape sequences. Remember that every IOCCC entry has a limit of 4 kilobytes, so indeed every one is pretty impresive.”

Source: 20th IOCCC Source Code Released

Will Apple Introduce an Entry Level iPad For $299?

January 3rd, 2012 01:11 admin View Comments

Robot Walks Like a Human, Requires No Power

October 25th, 2011 10:04 admin View Comments


MrSeb writes “Today’s groundbreaking entry into the Uncanny Valley is a pair of mechanical, robot legs that are propelled entirely by their own weight: they can walk with a human-like gait without motors or external control. Produced by some researchers at Nagoya Institute of Technology in Japan, all the legs require for sustained motion (they walked 100,000 steps, 15km, over 13 hours last year) is a gentle push and a slight downwards slope. They then use same ‘principle of falling’ that governs human walking, with the transfer of weight (and the slight pull of gravity), pulling the robot into consecutive steps.”

Source: Robot Walks Like a Human, Requires No Power

Report Claims Apple Will Launch iPhone 5 And Cheaper 8GB iPhone 4 At The End of September

August 23rd, 2011 08:30 admin View Comments

iPhone 5

Reuters reports that Apple is working on a cheaper 8GB iPhone 4 that will be launched along with Apple’s next generation iPhone.

It doesn’t come as a big surprise. Last year, when Apple launched the 16GB and 32GB iPhone 4 to replace the 16GB and 32GB iPhone 3GS, it also introduced a cheaper entry level 8GB iPhone 3GS for $99.

Reuters reports:

The flash drive for the 8GB iPhone 4 is being manufactured by a Korean company, one of the people said on Tuesday, declining to name the company. Apple currently sources its flash drives from Japan’s Toshiba and South Korea’s Samsung Electronics.

We are expecting Apple to launch a 32GB and 64GB iPhone 5 models for $199 and $299 along with a cheaper 16GB iPhone 4 for $99, so we would be a little disappointed if the new entry level iPhone after iPhone 5 launch will come with only 8GB storage.

Reuters claims that Apple is preparing to launch iPhone 5 and the low cost iPhone 4 at the end of September, which is close to the early October launch date that some reports have claimed.

Reuters also reports that the much awaited iPhone 5 will “largely identical” to the iPhone 4, but come with a bigger screen, better antenna and an improved 8-megapixel camera. But it contradicts the purported iPhone 5 case designs that we’ve seen recently, which suggests that iPhone 5 will be completely redesigned with a larger edge-to-edge screen and curved/sloped back.

Though we still love iPhone 4′s form factor and design and believe Apple will still sell tons of 8GB iPhone 4′s at the $99 price point, we wouldn’t mind a completely redesigned iPhone 5.

What about you? Let us know in the comments.

[via Reuters]

Source: Report Claims Apple Will Launch iPhone 5 And Cheaper 8GB iPhone 4 At The End of September

Science Fair Entry Shuts Down Airport Terminal

August 8th, 2011 08:47 admin View Comments


OverTheGeicoE writes “A graduate student was returning home from a science fair in Omaha with his handmade entry in his carry-on luggage. When the TSA discovered it, they shut down the airport terminal for several hours, until they could determine it was harmless. All of this has happened before, and all of this will happen again, so before you fly with your homemade Minty MP3 player, make sure you take a look at TSA Blogger Bob’s warning or it could wind up looking like this.”

Source: Science Fair Entry Shuts Down Airport Terminal

Should You Be On Quora? Cwora Says No

January 7th, 2011 01:48 admin View Comments

Should you be on Quora, one of the most hyped startups recently?

Cwora says no, for the follow reasons…

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Source: Should You Be On Quora? Cwora Says No

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Julian Assange Refused Bail – Will Stay In UK Custody Until 14 Dec Extradition Hearing

December 7th, 2010 12:34 admin View Comments

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange told a London court today that he will fight his extradition to Sweden on sex crime charges. Assange has been refused bail and will be remanded in custody till 14 December. It appears the reason given by the court were that he has a “nomadic life”, refused to give his address and there is no record of his entry to the UK.

This means there will be a long drawn out legal battle, during which, potentially, any number of other actions might be filed while Assange is way-laid in London. Assange turned himself in to Scotland Yard – the HQ of London’s Metropolitan Police – earlier today to face the Swedish arrest warrant.

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Source: Julian Assange Refused Bail – Will Stay In UK Custody Until 14 Dec Extradition Hearing