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9 posts • joined 28 Nov 2007

Opera on Google Chrome OS: what me worry?

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Monopolies don't come into it

the reason for antitrust with Microsoft was because IE was initally based on Spyglass Mosaic and due to some licence shenanigans they weren't allowed to sell it. Bundling it into a sold product (Win 98) invalidated whatever licence they had, well that's the argument. As such IE is not part of windows, it's an add on and they can't bundle it over and above other browsers, hence the windows without IE option in the EU.

Google on the other hand didn't borrow the source code for their browser so they can do whatever they like, and if chrome OS is essentially chrome with a lightweight hardware interface i don't see where opera would fit in. The vision is to have apps on the web, so how would you even install opera...

If you really want a lightwieght opera browser OS, just bare bones some linux and put it on. Don't expect google to do it for you.

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Church altar smites devout Catholic

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FAIL

save me!

Seems not even prayer can protect you from stupidity.

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AMD shines light on Vision thing

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i have a vision!

heh, i think my mobile fits the bill for the first.

and how bad does a laptop have to be to not support a webcam?

silly.

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Wacky Jacqui's yoof ID site goes silent

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haha

of course yoofs don't want id cards!

If everyone had an id card there'd be no getting away with a crudely laminated pseudo college id for getting booze on the underage.

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Lag log leaks - Home Office contractor loses entire prison population

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Paris Hilton

Zoink

94,000 files, probably a decent capacity memory stick then.

Probably full of porn by now as i expect anyone at this PA place could just steal the data without 'losing' a memory stick (sorry, USB flash drive).

Paris: Do i really have to explain.

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Mashed up Met Police crime maps go online

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Joke

ooooooh

i got one!!!

boris (dances the morris) johnson

florist kind of works too though the idea of boris morris dancing is frightenly easy to picture.

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RIAA chief calls for copyright filters on PCs

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Stop

erm

So to enforce this the modem would somehow detect that the spyware is installed on the machine before it can download?

so would a router connected to the cable need to have this spyware installed to be able to download, or is it every computer attached to the router or every computer attached to every computer attached to the router.

Unless you change the way TCP/IP works this really isn't going to be workable.

(not that i really thought any hot air by the RIAA will ever actually work, just annoy).

The music industry is basically a large distribution network where everyone along the chain takes a cut. Unfortunately the internet has made distribution free. bye bye.

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Greenpeace slams Apple Nintendo over eco-credentials

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@Mr Williamson

"yeah but comparing a wii to a ps3 is like saying my mini uses less power than my ferrari"

And which of the two is better for the environment do tell?

@mr Williamson

i was always told that null != 0.

What with one being a lack of information and the other being a number... The idea that a non-response means the worst possible outcome is guesswork. Anyone think nintendo are in fact worse than all those other companies? maybe but how can anyone be sure?

The cynic in me might think that greenpeace want all these companies to reply to them so that they can position themselves as a non-official monitoring body rather than a political activism body. Non replies would jeapardise this goal, so giving non replies a 0 might encourage said companies to tow the line and reply next time (to prevent bad PR).

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Erm

So they didn't bother looking at the power usage statistics for the new consoles?

http://www.hardcoreware.net/reviews/review-356-2.htm

less power = greener surely...

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