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Gridless - An awesome HTML5 & CSS3 boilerplate for mobile first responsive, cross-browser websites - http://thatcoolguy.github.com/gridles...
Gridless is an optionated HTML5 and CSS3 boilerplate for making mobile first responsive, cross-browser websites with beautiful typography. - karthick
Lisa Ling's new Santa Monica house - latimes.com - http://www.latimes.com/feature...
korean & chinese inspired modern architecture. - karthick
Cambodia + Beach holidays | Travel | The Guardian - http://www.guardian.co.uk/travel...
travel - karthick
A declarative, data-retrieval and aggregation gateway for quickly consuming HTTP APIs - karthick
apresta/tagger - GitHub - https://github.com/apresta...
Extracting tags from a text document involves at least three steps: splitting the document into words, grouping together variants of the same word, and ranking them according to their relevance. These three tasks are carried out respectively by the Reader, Stemmer and Rater classes, and their work is put together by the Tagger class. - karthick
[Tool] Android Injector - xda-developers - http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthr...
Android Injector allows you to quickly and easily install apps that you have downloaded to your computer in the form of ".apk" files onto your Android phone or device. Some phones do not allow you to install apps from any other source except the Android Market. However, some app authors do not release their apps to the Android Market and elect to put them on other sites such as Getjar.com. Android Injector allows you to download apps from those other sources to your computer and then install them onto your phone from your computer quickly and easily via USB connection.  Just install the USB drivers for your phone or device onto your computer (check your carrier or device manufacturer for drivers), connect your phone to your computer via a USB cable, select any amount of Android app files (.apk) and click "Install to device". No rooting or any of that complicated stuff. - karthick
South Park Scares You Into Reading Apple’s Terms And Conditions - http://techcrunch.com/2011...
Funniest scenes. - karthick
Passions of the Tongue - http://www.ucpress.edu/excerpt...
What does it actually mean to love one's language? What are the historical circumstances which lead men and women to claim that they live for their language, and that if necessary, they will die for it? What are the political implications of this kind of passionate attachment to the language one speaks? Passions of the Tongue explores such questions by considering the discourses of love, labor, and life that between 1891 and 1970 transformed the Tamil language into an object of consuming allegiance, producing in that process one of modern India's most intense movements for linguistic revival and separatism. Sumathi Ramaswamy suggests that these discourses cannot be contained within a singular metanarrative of linguistic nationalism and instead proposes a new analytic, "language devotion." - karthick
Introducing the Amazon Simple Email Service - http://aws.typepad.com/aws...
Should SendGrid fear this? - karthick
ஸ்பெக்ட்ரம் ஊழல் - அந்நிய நாட்டு நிறுவனங்களின் கையில் 2-ஜி..! - http://truetamilans.blogspot.com/2011...
Sorry Non-tamil speakers. Article abt how India's 2g spectrum is with foreign companies and illegal orgs like D-company, etc . article claims that why kapil sibal is not making noise bcoz upa can never recover from this. - karthick
Amazon’s Disruptive Android App Store Now Open To Developers — Full Details - http://techcrunch.com/2011...
This is a v important development in the Android ecosystem - karthick
This ain't Technology... it's MAGIC. (Word Lens by QuestVisual) - http://500hats.typepad.com/500blog...
Blown away. - karthick
Excellent analysis of Assange's Wikileaks motivations (from the horse's mouth) - http://zunguzungu.wordpress.com/2010...
One of the best analysis. must must read. - karthick
Hacker News | Moving from PHP to C saved my web startup. - http://news.ycombinator.com/item...
if I built the 1 second call back portion of the app in C the server wouldn't have to load apache with all its extensions every 1 second. So I built a very simple fork server to send updates back for the real time update. - karthick
How To Create Your Own Hosted Online Survey With LimeSurvey - http://www.makeuseof.com/tag...
Own Hosted Online Survey - karthick
Which is best for Django? Lighttpd or Nginx? Or maybe something else? - Server Fault - http://serverfault.com/questio...
Which is best for Django? Lighttpd or Nginx? Or maybe something else? - karthick
Copywriting Agency: Advertising, Marketing, Branding for Entertainment, Lifestyle and Nonprofit Clients - Los Angeles - http://www.editorialemergency.com/content...
"Sex sells." "Says who?" Draper snaps. "Just so you know, the people who talk that way think that monkeys can do this. They take all this monkey crap and just stick it in a briefcase completely unaware that their success depends on something more than their shoeshine. You are the product. You feeling something — that's what sells. Not them. Not sex." - karthick
$9.99 | Movie | Moviefone.com - http://www.moviefone.com/movie...
$9.99 - karthick
Telecom Roundup: Mobile Number Portability by December, 15mn subscribers added in August - http://www.pluggd.in/mobile-...
i might switch to docomo once number portability comes into effect - karthick
Kevin Rose
blind search test, who has the best results? http://blindsearch.fejus.com/...
google. it hs utube reslts - karthick
Kinda have to rethink my life now. The one I choose ended up being Bing. :-| - Matthew Horton
Been trying other searches, so far it's ended up being something like 66% Bing and 33% Google. - Matthew Horton
I'm finding Yahoo & Google are giving the best results. - Tanath
wow that's crazy, bing's actually giving me better results! - Neil Skoglund
Bing gave me better results, but Google provides better alternatives when i misspell words. - Niklas Morberg from iPod
I would cast my vote for google. However, Bing is a very good search also. I don't think it is that far behind google. Serious Competition. - Troy Brown
Robert Scoble
The hard choice: Apple Tablet or Crunchpad or both? Argue it out here:
Both. I am a tablet freak. - Robert Scoble from iPhone
Crunchpad. Apple will lock me down to Mac, itunes, etc. I am hoping crunchpad will be more open in terms of compatibility. - karthick
Crunchpad. I will not be locked out by Apple again! http://mdeslaur.blogspot.com/2009... Crunchpad is Linux based, which makes it a sweet deal tbh - Rami Taibah
But I bet the Crunchpad will be more affordable so I will buy more of that. - Robert Scoble from iPhone
Both. Apple's [ghost]Tablet for the amazing interface. Crunchpad because of overall awesomeness and it being a product of total love for the industry. - Sam Dodge
Apple Tablet. They come with Jobs' Reality Distortion Field. - Phil Earnhardt
Windows based tablets are okay (i have one), but I think I would buy a Apple tablet, love the simplicity of their products. - Allen Harkleroad
wait for an Android tablet to come soon....i have a feeling it'll be soon - Ⓐ ☠ slayerboy ☠ Ⓐ
Price Points? I don't see the point of a tablet over a lightweight 13 inch macbook. With a table you have to bend your knees up or if your sitting hunch over, with a notebook it adjusts. I don't see the point unless they are way lighter and less expensive - Stephen Pickering
I'd go with the Apple, because you arent' locked to just a browser. - OCoG of FF, Jimminy
I like the iphone interface and with a larger screen it would make a compelling tablet but I think the 3rd option will be best: Android tablet - Murray Barton
Apple Tablet. - Oguz Serdar
Stephen: to get on my coffee table it has to be a tablet. - Robert Scoble from iPhone
I'd love to see an Apple Tablet that could replace the blank paper and clipboard I usually carry around. - Sam Dodge
Impossible to say since we don't know all the info. - Eric Florenzano
Android and Moblin will also be contenders. Expect nifty gadgets powered by these two - Rami Taibah
Comes down to input and interface, for me. I'll need some time to play with typing (or whatever text-entry method Apple ends up using) and web browsing to see which one I prefer before making a call. Given Apple's past strengths, I assume they'll win out here, but I remain open-minded. - Pete Mortensen
Crunchpad this year, the Tablet looks like it will be a pricey beta product in its first version so I will wait for when Apple get it right. - Alberto Saavedra
I love my Nokia Internet Tablet, something larger than that (Maemo/Moblin?) would be great. - Joshua Lee
_always_ the non-apple device. since the china death over iPhone it is a question of ethics. - Mark Jacobs
Are you deciding by brand alone? What about waiting for the final specifications? - Amit Morson
Apple tablet gonna cost a fortune, so crunchpad for me. - Fajar Nurdiansyah
plus apple tablet is bound to have the usual flaws. to save $0.01 they probably will use the one spare part which makes the system dysfunctional way before its time - Mark Jacobs
Apple because I'm am Apple fiend. Isn't there a company out there that already turns MacBooks into something like a tablet? I can't remember who, but I think I remember trying to win one at MacWorld '09. - Kriselle Laran from iPhone
neither ill stay with my netbook and my lg-incite .. both the crunchpad and the "apple" thing are way to much $ for what they do - xhozt
yeah not too keen on crunchpad after Arrington's effort around twittergate... - ben rogers
As long as I can connect a full keyboard (USB or Bluetooth, doesn't matter to me), Apple Tablet. - Eric Dunlap
Would like one with an active tablet still. Taking notes with a stylus is preferred rather than using a finger on a capacitive touch screen. - Rodfather
I'm an Apple fiend myself, using a Mac mini, but the Nokia Internet tablet has better build quality than the iPod touch. Of course, the iPod touch has a better interface.... - Joshua Lee
no, of course not by law, morally they bare all the responsability. jobs is simply a despotic dictator obsessed with secrecy. hard to imagine apple did not hand down that pressure to china. - Mark Jacobs
I'm waiting to see what the crunchpad is like.... - Joshua Lee
Apple will get it right the first time, Linux-based devices on the other hand are hit and miss.... - Joshua Lee
Apple Tablet. - TheHenry
Mark: when I was in China the supply chain guys told me they would lose millions if anything about Apple leaked. Plus workers are TOTALLY tied to their employers. They live in housing given to them by employers. - Robert Scoble from iPhone
Apple. Crunch doesn't suit my needs, which means I don't have to mention the individual who offended me. - MiniMage
Did anyone see Arrington on Charlie Rose? - Stephen Pickering
Yes, honestly, I'd probably grab both regardless. - Rodfather
I did. - Robert Scoble from iPhone
Apple all the way. Ease of use is a given. - Jeff Foong from iPhone
Did you see the look on Charlie's face when asked about VC funding and Arrington snapped back, "I'm not going to answer that question" - Stephen Pickering
Yeah! - Robert Scoble from iPhone
Hehehehehheeheh - Stephen Pickering
Anyway when are these things going to ship? - Stephen Pickering
Maybe one day we'll see a cheap 10-11" convertible netbook with a real active tablet. Doubtful though. All the slates are too expensive too. - Rodfather
*nix + Mac finish, 10Ks Apps day 1, robust & ready out of box ... Linux is awesome, but I just don't have time for less than Apple anymore. - Don Strickland
Nothing has been announced about either, haven't held one in my hands, seen final images, or used either. No way to answer. If I had to guess, and could only choose one? Apple. - Andru Edwards from iPhone
Too early to comment, but I guess Apple... - Tahir
Apple Tablet... I've already seen what Apple can do with a mobile platform. They have the engineering and R&D teams that have proven themselves. It might take a revision or two of the Crunchpad to really make with worth something. Also, isn't the Crunchpad going to book straight into a browser and that's all? Odds are there's going to be a lot of functionality in the Apple tablet. If... more... - Matthew Williams
Apple no question - sofarsoShawn
A jailbroken tablet! - Peter Tonoli
Both, but I'll go with Apple at the end of the day. Apple has history, the R&D credential and legacy. - Paul Papadimitriou
Credit to @arrington for the Crunchpad, but an Apple tablet is gonna kill it. Techcrunch just can't compete when you look at the brand reach outside the hardcore tech community. - Roger Oldham
Nexus: Phone vs Computer (web/partial vs full OS) Question: are their other players yet to show hands?... we know Crunchpad, Apple Tablet.. are Google?, Microsoft?, Phonemakers? Computer makers? going to sit out on this new game? More i think on this CES Jan looks more like tablet wars.... - Tristan Hambling
Apples strength is the interaction between hardware and software. They are designed for each other. All other products are a compromise. Until and if Google comes up with an Android device similar to an Apple Tablet (if one ever materialises) it's a one horse race. - Gilbert Harding
You ain't got nothing unless you got it all :) seriously - there was a reason why people stopped using PDA's - they could do almost everything the PDA could on a phone. I don't want more devices in my bag - I want less. Unless Apple comes up with a better design then what has been suggested online - I think it will flop big time. If they are making one..... Not ITablet - IFoleo :) - Asgeir
@Apostol: What is the ratio of Iphone/Ipod users owning a Mac versus owning a PC? Maybe +/- 10% - Asgeir
Apple tablet, I know what I am getting and it has the company to back it. I see buying the crunch pad as being part of an experiment might be interesting, but not my first choice - Kim Landwehr from BuddyFeed
Next question: What features make sense in tablet form factor? eg..Full / Parital OS, Phone, Camera, Video, Compass, Wifi. Touch, Battery Life? Motion sensor, Microscope, TV tuner, 3D/Augmented Reality? Harddisk/Ram sizes? - Is this product ultimately really big Iphone or slimmed down computer with phone & touch extras added to pc? - Tristan Hambling
both so you can compare and complain about the other here :) - Lisa Immekus
If the Crunchpad launches in the UK at the right price-point, I'm there. - Steve Farnworth
It is like ohh, lets bridge the gap between phone and computer. That is so stuck in the 90's kind of thinking. I'd say, remove the bridge. Just give me one device that does everything. One device to rule them all, and in darkness bind them - Asgeir
I'd say the Crunchpad will be considerably cheaper, and it will be strong. Not to knock Mike, but you know you are getting quality hardware and software from Apple, so I'd definitely have to go Apple Tablet. - Chris Brakebill
Apple tablet with W7 on it, or Asus tablet 6 months after the Apple tablet :) - Kirill Petrovsky
Honestly this seems more like a Crunchpad v Netbook discussion to me. The 32GB ipod touch is $400, which is the cost of most netbooks on the market. I couldn't imagine the Apple Tablet being any less than $850. As a result, if the Crunchpad comes out BEFORE Christmas (which will be essential for market presence), AND the price is competitive with a netbook, I would then consider it as... more... - thestaticfrost
If the Apple iTablet is $700, maybe CrunchPad. If CrunchPad is $300-$400 w/o iPhone or iTouch interfaces, then CrunchPad will struggle. Apple iTable is a monster mktg machine. will be fun to catch and see what happens. I am rooting a low price point on the CrunchPad. If so, then I'll buy it. - jebbdykstra
Arrington should create a page on techcrunch dedicated to the Crunchpad asap...it's difficult to access "official info" about the status of the 'pad...requires some drilling down on the blog. - Stephen M. Otto
Apple Tablet because Arrington's a d-bag - Martin Johnson
Apple as I can buy apple care with it. - Darren Stuart
Whichever has Flash and can play Bejeweled Blitz... - ydfeed
i wouldve bought both but im not a fan of buying anything from @arrington. for some reason i just dont trust the guy. being completely a hypocrite, i still read tech crunch on a hourly basis. - Tobias Lewsadder
there is the case of a certain itunes app called dslr remote - Peter Harris
If it was strictly between Apple and the Crunchpad; I'd go with the Crunchpad in a heartbeat. Though, I am also one that would wait for an Android tablet, which may be better able to compete with Apple--especially given the news about Android 2.0. - James Rishabh Mishra
get the pads not the tabs - sofarsoShawn
You can go the Apple route and know the reliability and support you will get - or buy a crunchpad. - Jim Connolly
It is easy to speculate but I will have to look at both the devices and see which fits for my use. Apple will bring public attention to such devices just as Iphone made Touchscreen phones cool. - Ashish
Both give two different things. Apple's Tablet of course with the stunning UI and usability and the Crunchpad with great overall ability. - wiredgnome
I don't really even see them competing directly. The Apple is for a completely different audience. As a geek, I'll always choose TechCrunch over Apple. - peter
why not both! Apple is 4 consumers. Crunchpad 4 geeks! If Crunchpad markets it rite, I think there could be a potential:) - polou/indigo_bow
CrunchPad! - Daniel Brusilovsky
both Of course the Apple one will rock and Ill wait for Pogue to review the Crunchpad. Ill get it too if he likes it - JTC
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Robert Scoble
My Twitter follower growth has been slowing down http://twittercounter.com/Scoblei... . I'm seeing geek engagement on Twitter going down. How about you?
Plus they've been trying to remove bots and spammers, which has something to do with it, too. - Robert Scoble
I think my followers are disappointed that I'm more of a Friendfeed person. ;) - wiredgnome
But I've definitely been getting more engagement here on FriendFeed lately. But that's largely by design in my case. - Robert Scoble
Yeah. Probably Digg "effect". Geeks moving out. - karthick
Robert: Quite a few of my follower's are bots and spammers, too. - wiredgnome
Well you keep sending us here, to lovely friendfeed land - Mark
I added 40 quality followers yesterday on twitter with 1 good blog..maybe you are just up against your max addressable market Robert, law of big numbers.. - James Watters
Twitter seems to be over-run by spambots and phony profiles - Wayne Schulz
That's because you don't use Twitter Scoble lol... - Colin
Colin: that's not true. I'm on Twitter all the time! - Robert Scoble
My Twitter follower growth is the same as ever: zero. - DGentry
I think it's simple. The whole Idea of following back to be polite is losing popularity. Therefore the churn is slowing for many. - Dj Skunk Diesel
Lol, nah, I have to come to FriendFeed to get your attention, so I don't reply to you on Twitter, and others probably do the same. - Colin
I'd rather ad 1 VP of biz dev, than 1k randoms - James Watters
I don't even know what my Twitter following is, I've never looked. It's not something I'm remotely interested in. - Gilbert Harding
I agree quality not quantity - Dj Skunk Diesel
added 10 execs yesterday...so much more interesting...eddie izzard has 600k followers and mostly does running picture updates - James Watters
Scoble uses Twitter. Just more in a Friendfeed capacity ;-) - wiredgnome
noticing the same thing. techies are definitely losing interest due to spam and celebrity overload. - casey wright from BuddyFeed
Josh, yes it saves them from having to have any real content! - James Watters
Is Scoble showing his tech celebrity cards by talking raw #s :) - James Watters
James: that's why I say it's who you are following that is so much more important than who is following you. - Robert Scoble
I'm deleting fewer spam followers, so maybe Twitter is getting better at killing them sooner. - Howard Rheingold
Robert **** +1k! I love twitter for what I read! When I get more followers it just makes me nervous to talk :) - James Watters
James: nah. But my account growth has -- up to now -- closely tracked Twitter's growth itself. - Robert Scoble
See yourself for last months. Twitter got rid of thousands of spam bots a few days ago: http://twittercounter.com/Scoblei... - Boris
James, so the interesting thing is: is Twitter's growth slowing down? (I don't think so). So, the geek world on Twitter is mattering less and less as mainstream shows up. - Robert Scoble
Robert: I'd agree, and I think your point is interesting. Its like blogs, when the polticos took over the momentum from the geeks :( - James Watters
Although, look at Compete.com and you'll see Twitter's growth itself has slowed down: http://siteanalytics.compete.com/twitter... - Robert Scoble
Yes, been going on for awhile. The spammers are a real pain, so I'm thankful they are working on that. - courtney benson
Josh: I watch early adopter user behavior and I'm seeing less engagement on Twitter. The geeks are getting bored. - Robert Scoble
Josh: yes, Compete.com is inaccurate, but generally it matches trends well. - Robert Scoble
Josh: in my case about 44%. :-) - Robert Scoble
Twitter and FF are amazing if you want to listen... - James Watters
Maybe they are going back to blogging. Or are on vacation. - Robert Scoble
look at the trending topics today on twitter - unfort. mainstream entertainment. what a change from a year ago. yes the conversation is now wide - but seems just a shift of medium for fluff. not watching as closely as you are but happy with my monitored subjects of interest - still discovering BIG voices everyday. ff rocks the conversation though! - michael sean wright
I lost 8% of my followers and about the same number I was following in one day (day before today) on Twitter.. I can't believe all these were bots and I am now "cured" of bots.. - Anindya Chatterjee
Hi Josh, yes really. I get emails every day announcing new followers but I just delete them. I only follow people who are personally recommended to me and who I find interesting. I never look at my profile to see my stats. If people find my inane comments and occasional newsy bits and bobs entertaining, fine. But how many of them are there? No idea. - Gilbert Harding
Hey did anyone hear that Yahoo is getting a new homepage? I can't wait.... - James Watters
@Josh, just the point )-: - Anindya Chatterjee
My engagment is about the same on Twitter, seeing as that I still have friends that won't get/don't have/don't want a Friendfeed account. - John Fox
James, the new page is up already.. right now in "trial" on Yahoo US page - Anindya Chatterjee
OMG its so cool! yahoo is so relevant! - James Watters
If I was better versed in the virtues of Friendfeed, I'd do an article about it. But I'm really not the person to "sell it". - John Fox
Josh: yes that whole thing was an inside joke to an earlier FF RS has about Yahoo's new home page..I'm just being silly...see ya'll around.. - James Watters
I'm converted this time - 1st time round, I didn't get it, but some friends still only Twitter - Nicholas Paul Gordon from iPhone
Josh, there seem to be a lot of obsessives on here and Twitter. - Gilbert Harding
Anyone here amazing at App engine btw? - James Watters
i did spring cleaning in my twitter account today as well. it's about quality not quantity, robert. the true geeks are staying with you - jeanette okwu
I think It's to Twitter's benefit if the stop the spammers. Not a bad service but with all the spam it makes it less enjoyable. - wiredgnome
Am I wrong? When Twitter took away the option of following @replies, it made it a lot more difficult to find new people who extend out from your network. If you look at the traffic charts (Alexa, Scoble's, etc.), the slowdown started right about at that time. While Twitter execs say that only a fraction of people opted for that function, it really looks like a lot more than coincidence to me that follower growth declines started then. - Ed Moltzen
Robert: Maybe. But Twitter is a type of blog, It's a micro-blog. - wiredgnome
I find new people by using Twubble - it basically replicates the effect of finding people by following @ replies. See http://www.crazybob.org/twubble - Trent Hamm
I have never re-followed people out of courtesy. I look at what they're saying if they follow me, but I don't follow if it doesn't look interesting. That's why I have about 7K Twitter followers and am following less than 500, I guess. - Trent Hamm
Definitely the engagement is dropping, I've noticed. But I think spam is a big contributor to the problem. - wiredgnome
Come to think of it, I've never understood the philosophy of the courtesy re-follow. It seems dishonest to me - once you reach a certain point, you can't follow the thousands and thousands of conversations around you. Following someone else feels like a promise you can't keep. Why do this at all? - Trent Hamm
Trent: you can't DM me unless I follow you. Since I require having DMs with a wide variety of people for my business, I have to follow everyone who follows me. - Robert Scoble
I have noticed it too. It is sometimes hard to get around "brain fart" type of tweets that are on the surge...lowering the geek factor - Ghada
Could be FriendFeed, lol. - Hugh Isaacs II
From my experience, TwitterCounter is a little slow when updating follower numbers. Just make sure it's accurate. - wiredgnome
yeah. TwitterCounter takes a day or two to update. Not that I check very often... - Robert
True my twitter following slows down 2 - polou/indigo_bow
Mine also. And so many new followers are spambots, ugh! - Molly Gordon
@Scobleizer will have 155,650 followers in 1000 days according to TwitterCounter: http://bit.ly/19FHOw - Mark
@Scobleizer will have 661,900 followers in 10000 days according to TwitterCounter: http://twittercounter.com/Scoblei... - Mark
@aplusk will have 8,095,169 followers in 365 days according to TwitterCounter: http://twittercounter.com/aplusk... - Mark
Mark: that's cause aplusk is on the suggested follower list. He won't earn those followers, he's being gifted them by Twitter. - Robert Scoble
Robert in my opinion Twitter had 2-3 weeks that followers went down and much porn as well , in the last week or so the positive count is back - Johni Fisher
In Europe, we call these kinds of slowdowns "holidays". - Bernie Goldbach
Yup - Thomas Power
Robert maybe you can help me.....http://www.alzheimersreadingroom.com/2009... - Bob DeMarco
Well, I'm personally happy to see geek engagement go down. That means more geek for me. Most of those nitwits don't even know what the hell is even going on and just RT guys like you to ride the wave of the Scoblenami. I always used to get scolded for @ing zaibatsu, 0boy, and the_gman when I was just a peasant w/ 300ish followers who hadn't tweeted a word in 6 months. The whole "get... more... - Sheree Motiska
Twitter just got rid of bot accounts your followers went down! Thats Twitter's epidemic problems! - polou/indigo_bow
Shivanand Velmurugan
who sang the tamil version? - karthick
It took me a while to find this one! It's s.janaki and unni menon http://www.musicindiaonline.com/lr... - Shivanand Velmurugan from iPhone
Stack Overflow Architecture | High Scalability - http://highscalability.com/stack-o...
In this era of multi-core, large RAM machines and advances in parallel programming techniques, scale up is still a viable strategy and shouldn't be tossed aside just because it's not cool anymore. - karthick
Brad Williamson
"Analysts are positively gushing about Microsoft's Bing. Initial Comscore numbers showed a pop in Bing traffic! Some observers (the New York Times, for example) have gone so far as to suggest that Bing will usher in a whole new era in the search war between Google and Microsoft. Keep dreaming." - Brad Williamson from Bookmarklet
Bing works. bing approx. equal to google. being using since launch. didnt feel the need to switch back to google. but, occasionally, i check the google results also. - karthick
Lazy - The on-demand jQuery plugin loader | Unwrongest - http://www.unwrongest.com/project...
This Jquery plugin is an on-demand plugin loader, also known as a lazy loader. - karthick
S Anand
YQL is like cake; it's delicious all the way down - http://developer.yahoo.net/blog...
I am loving YQL. The possibilities are infinite. - karthick
Zee: From your post -- "Secretly, its something I’ve wanted for quite some time; an open source, fast, lightweight and secure OS with the web and Google’s services (of which I use all) as its backbone." Tell us what is lacking in a plain Linux. - ThinkEzy
Props for realizing that Chrome OS isn't just about Windows, which apparently is the only other OS out there from the articles I've been seeing *sarcasm* BUT "I am writing Microsoft’s long term consumer market off now" - Windows 7 pre-order sales have been going through the roof, and Windows dominates the netbook market despite having been very late to it. Good luck with that prediction buddy. - LANjackal
Of the two major OS producers, Apple is the one most friendly with Google. Microsoft is the one most likely to be going to a war footing, it has the most to lose. It is also the one with most leaden feet. The rug may already have been pulled from under those feet without anyone realising it. Come Monday we shall see what ammunition Microsoft has. - Gilbert Harding
"Apple is the most friendly with Google" - Really? Because all evidence seems to point to the contrary. IE gets all the latest Google Toolbar features, and just about every Google desktop client hits Windows long before it hits OS X. I think it's hilarious how people are already calling Google victorious after just one opening volley. Chrome is a netbook OS, and there are better-selling... more... - LANjackal
Just because Windows gets Google toys first doesn't imply that Apple isn't friendly towards Google. However I do agree with you over to hoohah this announcement has caused. It is important, but it's important to "wait and see" before sounding the death knell of Windows and OSX. As for Netbooks, I see them as a passing fad until someone comes up with a cheap usable compact touch screen device that actually works. - Gilbert Harding
I am calling it. Windows is dead. There, I said it. It's official. You heard it here first kids. If Stephen Colbert can end the Iraq war, I can end the Browser war. - Brian Bufalo
lol, i called it first Brian! Check the article! :P - Zee.
Love the image, too! Nice. - Grey Drane
Are you guys in reality, or making jokes? Seriously: "Windows is dead ... Browser war" has it occurred to you that those are 2 very different things. IE could die but Windows would still win if everyone was running Firefox on WIndows. You guys are letting the Google RDF warp your minds. ChromeOS is likely to be a technical success, but it won't kill any of the incumbents - LANjackal from IM
I called Windows dead when I switched to Linux a few years ago and haven't switched back. ALTHOUGH...Windows 7 seems to be hitting off a really nice start. I'll never buy it because I'm happy with Linux, but now I can at least tell people who are looking for a new computer not to wait or buy a Mac or have me build one with linux :P Some people...are stuck in their ways with windows - Ⓐ ☠ slayerboy ☠ Ⓐ
More like some apps/features are stuck on Windows. No distro comes close to being what i need out of a primary OS, and ChromeOS, being just a browser atop a kernel, is likely to be worse in that regard. - LANjackal from IM
Come now, you guys haven't been paying attention. Steve Jobs and Tim Cook says netbooks are sucky and terrible. :-) - Piaw Na
TBH, despite not being an Apple user, the fact that they've been extremely successful as a hardware company but have stayed out of the netbook game is a sign to me that that device class is just a fad - LANjackal from IM
Lan is right...even Google puts its B-team to dev products for the Mac so I don't see how Apple will end up being the player to challenge Google whose core business is being an Ad company. Writing off Windows and MS has always been fashionable but it'll take a lot more than vaporware and an OS that's never broken single digit marketshare to bring down their empire on the desktop. - Arawak
I don't think Windows is dead, and anytime you bet against Microsoft, you're betting against a company that is only at its best when its back is against the wall. Besides, it's not Windows that is dead, but all the desktop OS's. As for Apple and Google, I think there's been a fight brewing for some time. The next OS is going to be browser/cloud based, but it really depends on the... more... - Michael Fidler
Google: light, simple, low cost. Apple: professional, full-featured, high cost. I think they can coexist. - Francesco Balducci
Exactly. Actually, all of the OSes on the market currently (Linux, OS X, Windows) are very likely to coexist for a very long time to come, barring a cataclysmic disaster at either Apple or MS - LANjackal from IM
To be honest I don’t think a new Google OS is going to be much competition for Apple or even Microsoft. Reason being, the OS is going to be geared towards netbooks. And although some may try it out on regular laptops and PCs I don’t think it is going to do much for most people. Personally I will probably only test it if I can do so through VM Fusion. - Mathew™ aka Youngblood
Google should port Chrome to Ubuntu Remix. This move is to keep investors warm. - karthick
Chromium runs on Linux <- newsflash - LANjackal from IM
Apple should kick out Eric Schmid from their board? http://friendfeed.com/applero... - Hans Kainz
We made it to digg front page! The bad news is we get flocks of idiots visiting the site - Zee.
War, dead, kill, killer, bomb, fail... why are tech journalists always so morbid? - jakebf
dramatic i like to think jake :) - Zee.
No Linux distro I've seen can boot almost instantaneously, which I think is Google's goal with stripping it down to only the kernel and the browser. And I think Apple has already ceded the territory Google is trying to claim, seeing as how Apple has yet to release a netbook. - Victor Ganata
I have a old Sony Vaio laptop, 600mhz celeron with only 256mb of ram. (one of the ram sockets is borked) It struggles to run WinXP because it's always paging stuff to the hard drive. I can't install Ubuntu because there isn't enough ram for the installer. Maybe ChromeOS will make this laptop usable again. By the way I don't recommend Sony Laptops, it's the worst piece of crap I've ever owned. - Gilbert Harding
it is not a prediction,but reality:) - Igor Poltavskiy
As a longtime Linux user, I don't see (yet) what Chrome OS will really change. (I'm not talking about the Google logo on a Linux desktop) - Thierry R. Andriamirado
Gilbert, I suggest you install Debian on your 'old' laptop. Works great on an old Toshiba Satellite 2180-CDT: AMD K6-2, 96Mb RAM ;-)) - Thierry R. Andriamirado from email
I say this every time this subject comes up. If you want to be a threat to ms, build a server+client combo with openldap and zimbra at it's core. Without a comperable system to active directory and exchange you are never going to crack out of the niche market - alphaxion from iPhone
Yeah, I don't think Google is trying to take Microsoft on at all, except in the very narrow realm of netbooks, and maybe on a long-term basis by trying to shift the dominant paradigms of computing. I don't think they're interested in releasing just another Linux distro. - Victor Ganata
AJ Batac
The Thinnest Buildings In the World Come with Toilets to Match - Japan - http://gizmodo.com/5301958...
The Thinnest Buildings In the World Come with Toilets to Match - Japan
The Thinnest Buildings In the World Come with Toilets to Match - Japan
"We knew that Japan probably has the thinnest houses in the world. Of course, the toilets match." - AJ Batac from Bookmarklet
Just looking at the picture of that hall makes me dizzy. - Jess
they like small. they like "really" small even more. :D - vijay
okay, those pics are kinda freaking me out a little. - Big Joe Silenced
No. - Yolanda
creepy - karthick
Okay, there's no way I could walk down that hallway normally. I'm not the broadest person, but I'd be bumping both walls with my shoulders if I went through there. - Chris Charabaruk
That must suck. When you pass your friend in the hallway, you really can't ignore him - Andre P. Siregar
I'm gonna raise the BS flag to half mast. I mean, that might be an actual door to a toilet but the room just can't be that narrow. Why were there no pictures inside? - That's So CAJ!
Yikes - Getting claustrophobic just looking at those images - Brent - Yes I am
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