BOL 1051: Firefox 3.5, now safe for porn

Yes. Snow Leopard reviews are out, and I have my favorite. But the more interesting story is Mozilla finding out that people didn't want to upgrade because they're afraid of the awesome bar exposing their porn.

Yes. Snow Leopard reviews are out, and I have my favorite. But the more interesting story is Mozilla finding out that people didn't want to upgrade because they're afraid of the awesome bar exposing their porn. So they introduced private browsing mode fast. We also welcome Jon Strickland from HowStuffWorks to the show and he helps us understand how we can turn any story into an Apple story.

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Episode 1051

Best OS X Snow Leopard review I saw
http://twitter.com/rstevens/status/3582198132

Apple Mac OS X Snow Leopard
http://reviews.cnet.com/macintosh-os/apple-mac-os-x/4505-3673_7-33676737.html
http://brainstormtech.blogs.fortune.cnn.com/2009/08/27/snow-leopard-the-reviews-are-in/

Snow Leopard could level security playing field
http://news.cnet.com/8301-27080_3-10318943-245.html

Google now offers over a million free e-books in EPUB format
http://mashable.com/2009/08/27/google-million-free-ebooks/
http://news.cnet.com/8301-30684_3-10318843-265.html

…and is on fire
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/google/6100080/Google-fire-in-London-Jokes-erupt-as-the-flames-die-down.html

New attack cracks common Wi-Fi encryption in a minute
http://tech.yahoo.com/news/pcworld/20090827/tc_pcworld/newattackcrackscommonwifiencryptioninaminute

Porn collection put people off upgrading to Firefox 3
http://www.pcpro.co.uk/blogs/2009/08/26/porn-collection-put-people-off-upgrading-to-firefox-3/

Microsoft finally catches up with rumor, drops Xbox price (yawn)
http://paidcontent.org/article/419-console-price-wars-microsoft-drops-xbox-elite-down-to-299/
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13506_3-10318991-17.html

Linux-based OS drives new Nokia N900
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-10319133-94.html

Global gaming's Pirate Bay deal approved by shareholders
http://paidcontent.org/article/419-global-gamings-pirate-bay-deal-approved-by-shareholders/

…don’t believe it
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-10319152-93.html

Unchain the office computers!
http://slate.com/id/2226279

Astrophysicists find “impossible” planet
http://science.slashdot.org/story/09/08/27/1237251/Astrophysicists-Find-Impossible-Planet

TechStuff
http://blogs.howstuffworks.com/category/techstuff/

Voice mail
Ashwin from Redondo Beach has theory on Google Voice app

E-mail
2^32 = 4,294,967,296 (4 GB)

That means, a 32 bit system (application or OS) can address a maximum of 4 GB. To alleviate this limitation, Intel designed PAE (Physical Address Extension). Thus, this change alters the hardware addressing from 32 bit to 36 bit.

2^36 = 68,719,476,736 (64 GB)

Linux was the first to adopt PAE, as far as I knew. Then Windows added support for PAE, but only in Server versions of Windows. Home system versions are not supposed to support it even within the Vista line. As of SP1, though, Microsoft may have inadvertantly rolled out PAE into Vista allowing for addressing of up to 64GB of RAM.

Note, however, that even though Windows may support 64GB of RAM, the 32 bit applications themselves are limited to 4GB of operating space. So, for bigger games and memory intensive applications, PAE doesn’t address this 4GB application limit. So, even though the hardware can use 64GB of RAM and the operating system sees it, applications (including operating system apps) are limited to a maximum of 4GB per application in 32 bit version of an operating system.

I do not know of MacOS X 32 bit supports PAE.

Thanks.


Brian Wright

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Hi Buzz Crew,

Just thought I would share… Admiral Mike Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is using Facebook, Twitter and is planning to use YouTube to communicate with the troops and the public, with a virtual town hall. As a military member I think it is good that he is trying to communicate with the junior officers and enlisted. I just wonder if he knows that YouTube is blocked on all Department of Defense computer networks.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vN-S89bAlo
http://www.facebook.com/admiralmikemullen
http://twitter.com/thejointstaff

Trevor

PS His staff does know that YouTube is blocked and Military members can e-mail their video to have it added to the town hall.

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Hey Tom,

In episode 1049 you talked about Microsoft Oneapp for dumb phones which will be available worldwide in 2010 (when these phones may not exist any more).

There is an application named SNAPTU that provide access to Facebook, twitter, flickr, picasa albums, RSS feeds, Weather, live scores, Google calender and some other stuff too and its cool.

its only like 500KB and it runs on mobile phones supporting Java (J2ME).

and yeah it have a Sudoku too.

Thank you and a nice show.

Mohammed Ibrahim
Pakistan

 

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