DNS vs Telephones
I'd guess, given the chance, the telcos would love to (charge for) a phone equivalent to DNS
453 posts • joined 26 Jul 2008
...that give the impression that the UI is alive to your touch"
Which to me is pointless (regardless of platform, before anyone accuses me of anything). If I want to start an app, I want it to start immediately - and not have to wait for the CPU to catch up with the pretty animations beforehand...
As I understood it - the number of hops was the same as the degree of separation.
Yet the article includes the statements "five degrees (six hops)" and "four degrees (five hops)"
Which would mean that Kevin Bacon has a Bacon number of -1, given he has to make zero hops to get to himself...
I had a comment rejected by the moderator... (relating to the use of bandwidth terminology in the article "Huawei Stuffs LTE Into Tv Bands" - hardly the stuff of controversy)
...yet still got an email from the author of the article answering the question I'd asked.
How does that work then?
"App" != "Apple" (unless Orange want to become Ora - and madness that way lies)
"App store" is so obviously generic - especially as they existed before Apple "invented" them (Nokia made a complete hash of theirs way back when, though I don't recall if apps were ever for sale there)
"AppStore" (in that exact form) I'll grant you is a term that would work as trademark
Fair point - merely viewing a button icon shouldn't need cookies to be accessed.
I'm guessing the code associated with the button will need user details to be able to send them to Facebook when the button is pressed - hence the cookie request. That it should be an on-click retrieval rather than on-load is the issue here I'd say.
Just had a look at the source - as I suppose it'll be much the same:
(Hope this pastes properly...)
<iframe src="http://www.facebook.com/plugins/like.php?href=http://reg.cx/1QZ1&layout=button_count&show_faces=false&width=90&action=like&colorscheme=light&height=20" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" style="border:none; overflow:hidden; width:90px; height:20px;"></iframe>
I'll wager the php generates the image, as well as handling the cookies.
Er... isn't this how cookies are supposed to work?
Site creates cookie; browser stores cookie; site asks for cookie on next visit to determine login details (or whatever)
What this guy is on about is that he's not logged into Facebook at the time...
...except he's accessing a "Like" button... coming from facebook.com I presume, so is it at all surprising that the Facebook server is asking for the cookie to determine who has pressed "Like"?
...and Nintendo wasn't first either by the way
We have to go back to our old friends at Nokia - their Download service predates the App Store by a couple of years at least (ok - it failed miserably - and the current Ovi store isn't exactly cutting edge), but what Apple did was to get the user experience right, and with that came the illusion of ubiquity
...it'll be Android-based.
Pretty much the only thing keeping me on Nokia phones was Maps, as you could download the map data using PC (later Ovi) suite and run the whole thing offline - I just hope that there will still be adequate data allowances available when my contract runs out so the Google equivalent is actually usable...
From a 53 page report by the Government Accountability Office - http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d104.pdf
"Despite actions to address prior security incidents, NASA remains vulnerable to similar incidents. NASA networks and systems have been successfully targeted by cyber attacks. During fiscal years 2007 and 2008, NASA reported 1,120 security incidents that have resulted in the installation of malicious software on its systems and unauthorized access to sensitive information"
I heard a radio interview with some Microsoft spokesman or other (I was driving down the M4 at the time so missed the name) - and he said two things:
1. That the flaw had been patched, and those affected hadn't updated.
All fair enough.
2. Microsoft is the only company that automatically sends updates to its users - every second Tuesday.
Now this is at best misinformation - at worst an outright lie.
How many anti-virus (and other) vendors out there auto-update daily (if not more often)?
How many Linux distributions do exactly as Windows does and tell you there are updates available?
The simple answer - not just Microsoft. So was this a poorly briefed spokesman, or pure and simple untruth?
(Aside: when did "Patch Tuesday" become "Patch every other Tuesday"? I must have missed that announcement - I'm surprised it wasn't trumpeted all over the media as a great leap forward in security)
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