@Dovella: #rumour#speculation (6)
New, from the guy who patented the microprocessor: "Oh hai, I'm patenting controlling machinery with electricity"
Also any law that would allow him to claim historical royalties for a patent application that was confidential is retarded.
And the patent office behaviour in this case is disgusting too, they should just have the guts to reject him.
@BigPilot:In most of the world it's been deprecated in favour of Skype.
They're still running indefinitely in China afaik. The WL Messenger/MSN Messenger client software is supposed to have stopped working in the reset of the world, but the Windows 8 "Messaging" app connects to a service called "Messenger" via Microsoft Account that has a logo suspiciously similar to WLMessenger's.
tbh I would suggest you migrate to something else if possible. Skype is the official replacement. My personal favourite IM client was Google Talk, but that's no longer available for official download either.
EDIT: GTalk is still there, they just removed the link :D: http://dl.google.com/googletalk/googletalk-setup.exe
Feb 23, 2014 at 1:00 PM
@kettch: hmmm... I was using firefox for this form, I don't know how IE would have behaved here.
No offense but I can think of many more greater inventors than Steve Jobs:
Steve Wozniak --> Technical inventor of the Apple PC
Alexander Flemming --> discoverer of penicillin
Philo Farnsworth --> TV pioneer
Vint Cerf --> Father of the internet
Gordon Gould --> inventor of the laser
Jack Kilby and Robert Noyce --> inventors of the microchip
Steve Russell --> inventor of "space war"
Douglas Engelbart --> inventor of the mouse
Seymour Rubenstein and Rob Barnaby --> inventors of Wordstar
Robert Metcalf --> inventor of the ethernet
Raymond Damadian --> inventor of the MRI
Whoever invented the cell phone
Gerd Karl Binnig and Heinrich Rohrer --> inventors of the scanning tunneling microscope
Tim Berners-Lee --> HTTP
James Gosling --> inventor of Java
His achievements as an engineer may be debatable, his achievements as a businessman are not - which I assume is why he's going on a stamp?
Feb 22, 2014 at 1:32 PM
So I was just completing an online form the important part of which was a free entry text field. I submitted the form and boom... it fails (I don't know if my session had timed out, their website broke for some other reason or it got confused because I had the same site open in multiple tabs).
Anyway I'm sure we've all been there enough times - when I think about I copy + paste the text I've entered into notepad before submitting, just to be safe, sadly this time I forgot.
So why don't browsers remember this stuff? All the easy one line fields (name, address, etc) it remembered but not the important one? It can't be difficult and they could discard it once the session was over.
@davewill: Facebook are probably going to do something really evil with all the messages they collect. Like $16 billion of evil... (6)