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Opera 11 adds portable install option (Download Squad)

Oct 24th 2010 3:16PM You don't need to. I am saying that as an alternative to choosing the external device option you can skip running the installer altogether.

Opera 11 adds portable install option (Download Squad)

Oct 24th 2010 2:19PM You can also change the extension of the installer to .zip and just unzip it wherever you want..

New cloud computing algorithm successfully computes two-quadrillionth digit of pi (Download Squad)

Sep 18th 2010 2:09PM Yes, it is the two quadrillionth bit, or the 2 quadrillionth digit when pi is expressed in binary and not when it is in decimal.

New cloud computing algorithm successfully computes two-quadrillionth digit of pi (Download Squad)

Sep 18th 2010 10:49AM It was calculated in binary. I could have guessed it and there would have been a 50% chance of me being correct!
The algorithm was such that to calculate in decimal, all previous digits would have been needed, which again is a hard task. It could only have been calculated in bases which are a power of 2 such as 2, 4, 8 ,16, etc.

Is the AutoHotkey project dead? A quick word with the developer (Download Squad)

Jul 6th 2010 8:39AM IronAHK works on Mono on Linux. I haven't personally tested it though.

Google outlaws Windows, but what if Microsoft outlaws Google...? (Download Squad)

Jun 1st 2010 10:57AM True, since when can a corporation not be allowed to choose the os in its offices? All companies have a OS policy.

Diaspora, the open Facebook alternative, raises over $100k in donations (Download Squad)

May 15th 2010 10:41AM conceptually it does look similar..the idea of having inter-connected local servers. But I wouldn't want such a service to be restricted to 1 browser. Maybe Diaspora people will be open enough so that it is possible to create an Unite implementaion as well.

Matousec report says your antivirus app is way too easy to exploit (Download Squad)

May 9th 2010 3:49PM They are in general HIPS(also called firewalls since they are usually bundled with firewalls), not antiviruses so its expected that they would work better. They usually work by intercepting (figuratively speaking) every system action and asking whether you want to allow it or not.(much worse than UAC even though they include remember action.) . Of course near perfect security can be ensured that way because you'd have to approve of every action, bad or worse but I don't want that kind of security. I'd much prefer Linux because even Linux is less demanding and more secure because there are fewer malware.

Skyfire announces its intention to follow Opera Mini on Apple iPhone devices; will bring Flash and Silverlight support? (Download Squad)

Apr 17th 2010 12:19AM Mouse hover won't work on mobiles anyway, there's hardly any point other than to see ads.