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StarCraft 2 spoofs Apple with the iPistol {TUAW.com}

Aug 2nd 2010 7:02PM There is also an in-game advertisement billboard for an iCruiser in the very first mission of the campaign...

...at least in the mac version. Haven't had a chance to check that on a windows machine.

Square starts testing a mobile payment system for the iPhone {Download Squad}

Dec 2nd 2009 12:21PM I just can't get the scene from Zak McCracken out of my head:
Homeless bum begging for money and our hero paying by credit card...

Windows XP Mode coming to Windows 7, could be a game-changer {Download Squad}

Apr 25th 2009 9:46AM I think there is (at least) a word missing in this sentence:

Dubbed XP Mode (XPM), the new feature should make program incompatibilities.

;-)

Obvious stat: 70% of IT pros spot porn on laptops {Download Squad}

Apr 16th 2009 3:11PM We didn't spy on our people but there was an incident where our backup-software on the central file storage reported problems with some filenames. These were very explicitly titled video files that someone accidentally put in his work-folder which is then automatically backed up. And since it's research and might be relevant later on, goes to a secondary backup on tape which is then stored and archived for 10 years...
...always there in some tape archive, all the embarrassing stuff...

Fried Babelfish takes Google Translate out of your browser {Download Squad}

Jan 16th 2009 5:25AM Actually the first sentence is translated very well. The second one lacks a bit but is still pretty understandable. Translated back it would say something like "It would probably be a more effective testing if my German would better." So there are just details missing. For an automatic translation I think its quite good.
I've read scientific papers with worse English than this German translation. ;-)
Oh yeah, I'm a native German.

Breakfast topic: What you'll be doing in Wrath {WoW}

Aug 25th 2008 10:36AM I'll just quit when wotlk starts. Its been a great game, but somewhen it's got to be over - and for me that will be the start of wotlk...

...so bye-bye sunwell-raiding shadowpriest-life!

Wuala P2P online storage service goes live {Download Squad}

Aug 14th 2008 10:00AM The redundancy is at the other users machines... it wouldn't make sense if the 100GB you share with the system are used up by your own files - the system wouldn't gain and neither would you...

You can think of the system like this: wuala first encrypts your stuff so that noone who is not authorized by you can access it. Lets say the file you wanted to store now has 100 pakets. These 100 pakets are then given to an algorithm that creates 500 fragments. On each participating computer is only 1 of the 500 fragments at max. Now you need any 100 of the 500 fragments to rebuild the encrypted file.

This way you have a 5-time redundancy in the stored data.

Wuala P2P online storage service goes live {Download Squad}

Aug 14th 2008 8:50AM You can look up how the encryption is handled in wuala at their webpage. Furthermore it is planned to release the encryption algorithms as open source, so they can be reviewed by the public.

Ah and wuala was in private alpha until yesterday, not private beta...

Make your audio and video files executable without a media player {Download Squad}

May 13th 2008 5:49PM hmm looks like someones been playing around with some nine inch nails song ;-)

creative commons rock!

WoW Moviewatch: World of Warcrack {WoW}

Mar 7th 2008 7:40AM And also the MacBook Pro has not been out 3 years ago ;-)

...or the fact that the apple logo is not glowing (meaning the screen is not backlighted or just OFF) while he is "playing" sometimes.

But all that aside its a nice view that makes you think a little.