Atenţie, SP3 pentru MS Office 2003 blochează formatele mai vechi de fişiere
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Office 2003 Service Pack 3, lansat în septembrie, blochează formatele mai vechi de fişiere, inclusiv Word 6.0 şi Word 97 pentru Windows, şi Word 2004 pentru Macintosh, ca şi formatele pentru versiunile mai vechi ale Excel, PowerPoint, Lotus Notes, Corel … Read More

To index or not to index the feeds
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Finally, Google decided on the indexing of the feeds. The policy is now to index the multimedia podcast feeds only, as no HTML page has the same content or they have more complete item descriptions than the associated HTML page. … Read More

Recognizing text in images, patent by Google
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Time for patents. After Microsoft with the “Wish list”, now it’s time for Google to have published its patent, “Recognizing text in images”. The patent was filed by Google with the World Intellectual Property Organization in June 2007 and published … Read More

Mobile gambling redivivus?
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Balderton Capital (formerly Benchmark Capital Europe) is financing the UK-based gambling company betNOW. This way gamblers can place bets via text message, with the actual wagers charged to phone bills. Winnings can be picked up at local post offices. Balderton … Read More

The “Wish list” no more, MS patented it
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Do you want a wish list? For shopping or for Santa Claus? Sorry, you have to pay to Microsoft for it! In accordance with Techdirt, Microdoft just got the patent for the “wish list”. In the US Patent dated January … Read More

Yahoo! and online gambling search
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It seems that Yahoo! already started the campaign against online gambling. For a search with the keywords “online gambling”, the first two positions belong to a same site that was shuted down by the web hosting company for the violation … Read More

Wikia Search, the new search engine powered by MediaWiki
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Next week will be officially launched Wikia Search, powered by the free software MediaWiki and managed by Wikia Inc., with about 50 million to 100 million Web pages indexed. Wikia Search will have open-source search algorithms and application program interfaces, … Read More

Gambling predictions, 2008
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It seems that it is very hard to make predictions on gambling, this year even more difficult than the other years, and online gambling much more difficult than the classical gambling. 2008 will be a very good year for the … Read More

Hard winter in Romania
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I wanted to have a house, and now I have it. But it seems that a house is not the same thing with an apartment. Previous (and first) winter living in the house was easier, I saw no snow all … Read More

Outsourcing predictions for the new year 2008
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A high importance is given to the IT outsourcing industry. From this point of view, there are two special “destinations” for the corporations: India, and Eastern Europe. Phil Fersht suggests some trends for the new year: Offshoring panic will continue, … Read More

My predictions for the new year 2008
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Due to the global warming with increased effects for this year, the developed states will change their national strategies by taking into account these aspects, and we will see important geopolitical changes. United States will try to overcome the economical … Read More

Theory of Hell – Applied Physics
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According to some postings on the net, the next question would have been to a chemistry exam at a well known university. The answer given by one of the students was so “profound” that the teacher shared it with their … Read More