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LMAO!
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Can't help but laugh every time I see this.
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Star Trek!
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interesting 7 minute video on teleportation research. :) Austrian Professor hopes in a few decades we can teleport people. :)
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Man! The mobile version is so different than the desktop.
How can I join a mobile conversation while I'm on PC?
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Words to the wise.
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Sometimes I read an article about open source that drives me nuts. A recent one stated, without irony, that 'critics have been pounding the table for years about open source being inherently insecure' and that android is festooned with viruses because of that and because we do not exert apple like controls over the app market.

Let me speak to the first one: Open source, which as you know is present in a major way in all three major mobile phone operating systems (android, ios, rim) is software, and software can be insecure. I would posit that popular open source software only gets to become that popular if they pay close attention to security and respond to users concerns about the same, otherwise other projects come to the fore.

For example, in the dusty spans of time, both sendmail and apache went through a year or multiyear period when after they hit 95% and 70% marketshare where the security flaws started becoming a problem on the growing internet.

Sendmail saw multiple oss and proprietary competitors (qmail comes to mind) and over a period of years educated enough sysadmins on how to wrestle sendmail.cf appropriately and fixed problems with the system to stem the loss of marketshare to other vendors and projects.

Similarly, Apache saw people rejecting many of the modules that were perceived to be (And often were) problematic. Some modules didn't come back, some came back stronger or with stronger default options.

So in the spirit of making a positive post here are some facts for future writers of articles about open source, mobile os' and security. A Cheat sheet, if you will:

IOS and Android both use webkit derived browsers, Webkit is coded by android, chromuim and apple developers, and (edited: to fix a sentence here) both use code from the original khtml projects out of KDE.

Both use , at their core, open source kernels (ios uses a bsd derivative, android, a linux one).

Every single CE device uses tons of libraries from open source, especially openssl.

Every single CE device owes a huge technical thank you to GCC. most are built using gcc.

All the major vendors have app markets, and all the major vendors have apps that do bad things, are discovered, and are dropped from the markets.

No major cell phone has a 'virus' problem in the traditional sense that windows and some mac machines have seen. There have been some little things, but they haven't gotten very far due to the user sandboxing models and the nature of the underlying kernels.

No Linux desktop has a real virus problem.

Yes, virus companies are playing on your fears to try to sell you bs protection software for Android, RIM and IOS. They are charlatans and scammers. IF you work for a company selling virus protection for android, rim or IOS you should be ashamed of yourself.

Yes, a virus of the traditional kind is possible, but not probable. The barriers to spreading such a program from phone to phone are large and difficult enough to traverse when you have legitimate access to the phone, but this isn't independence day, a virus that might work on one device won't magically spread to the other. (and yes, I saw the deleted scene http://www.cracked.com/article_18720_7-famous-movie-flaws-that-were-explained-in-deleted-scenes.html )

If you read an analyst report about 'viruses' infecting ios, android or rim, you now know that analyst firm is not honest and is staffed with charlatans. There is probably an exception, but extraordinary claims need extraordinary evidence.

If you read a report from a vendor that trys to sell you something based on protecting android, rim or ios from viruses they are also likely as not to be scammers and charlatans.

Please note: Policy engines, and those tools that manage devices from an corporate IT department are not the same thing at all, but sometimes marketers in companies that sell such things sometimes tack on 'virus' protection. That part is a lie, tell your vendor to cut it out.

So there you go. I'm sure people will now chime in about some worm or malware they downloaded from some app market or something, which will be moderately fun, then it will devolve into a discussion about something unrelated, then I'll cancel comments. :-)
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Not sure what I'm doing, but here it is!
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There seems to be a different sort of user here on Google+, and it's refreshing to see so many educated people here, which is unlike Facebook.
Linux - doing it right
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The sun is a logical choice!
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Less smog and less noise. :) Solairedirect made a bid to supply solar power to India's national power grid at Rs7.49 (US$0.14) per unit (kWh). This rate is now better than the average cost of power generated by diesel generators, which is about Rs 13 (US$0.25) per unit.
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Bachelor special.
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Self-cleaning clothes herald the end of washing machines some day? :) Maybe they can invent a mini-oven that uses no water. Self-cleaning cotton fabrics have been made in the past, the authors note, but they self-cleaned thoroughly only when exposed to ultraviolet rays. They developed a new cotton fabric that cleans itself when exposed to ordinary sunlight. The visible-light-induced self-cleaning property of cotton has been realized by coating N-TiO2 film and loading AgI particles simultaneously.
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I thought this was so unreal when I first saw it a few years ago.
This type of cooling system is supposed to be much more efficient than air cooling, but it looks like a nightmare to work on.

Mineral Oil Submerged PC in Aquarium (original video)
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Netiquette!
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A lesson in sharing: Start sharing
Pst! There's a button for it!

When someone blatantly steals your posts and doesn't credit you, it's just not tactful. When someone, like +Jason Calacanis with 115k followers, does it four times in one day from the "What's Hot Stream" it's inexcusable. There's no way you could logically assume that this is happenstance. Clearly it's purposeful to not credit these popular sources in an effort to....well, do whatever it is he's trying to do. So here's a little case study for people who don't know how to share.

Always use a reshare
If you see content you like and want to share with friends, there's a button for it. Give credit where credit is due and resharing is the best way to do this. Occasionally you can give a "Thanks to +John Doe for the information" if you're making a different point, but there shouldn't be any shame in telling someone you like their post enough to share it with friends. It's exceptionally rude to credit the people you find interesting for personal gain.

Not resharing messes up those Ripples
Ripples are an amazing way for people to see their most influential engagers and interact with them. Unfortunately, when your content is used by others, you don't get a good read on what's going on since that person literally took that content from you to improve their own statistics.

It's gonna happen...
...is not an appropriate excuse to do it yourself or to excuse other from doing so.

There's your little lesson for the day! I'm sorry to have to call Jason out like this, but unfortunately this is the most egregious I've ever seen it. I'm sorry to +Michael Mozart, +Morgan ABBOU, +M Monica, and +Tom Anderson who had their content lifted. Much thanks to +Eric Rice for pointing this out.

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