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God damn, I assume my posts are public property.
c'mon, and money grows on trees huh?
On a public discussion board or in a chat room you naturally understand that you don't have privacy. But I think many people may still think that when they chat one-on-one with someone, that “conversation” is private. Clearly that's not always the case.
So do you care? Does it matter? I guess the answer is “it depends.” The key is to be aware of the risks, so you can manage them accordingly.
Sun Microsystems? That WOULD be a yawner!
Although a logical next step would be to test cross platform interoperability (like with Linux, Unix or Macs). And I have to agree with you; I don't think we'll see any new announcements for three months at least!
I yawned when I first read that announcement, too.
But then when I thought about it, it makes some sense. First of all, there actually ARE people who use Lotus Sametime (Lotus is owned by IBM). In fact, I'm one of several thousand at a major corporation who use it internally. Sametime's market is the business community, and AIM's market is the home user. So they complement, rather than compete.
Also, Sametime's market is small compared to an MSN or Yahoo, so it makes a “safer” test bed.
So once they get past this test (which SHOULD be a slam dunk!), the really interesting thing will be who AOL partners with next. Any bets???
(what good is it reading the mind of a dead person?).
Maybe cos they are the ones who left without answer all the questions.
My choice is Nikola Tesla. Heres a guy that shifted vast ammounts of electrical energy without the aid of wires, through the air, no less. Proved an ability to tap astonishingly large amount of electrical energy from the ‘ether' (atmosphere).
C'mon Nik, was this a hoax?
Who stole your papers and who is gaining by covering it up?
Talk about your freaky coincidences! I just pulled out my birth certificate (I'm getting a passport), and the name of the physician who delivered me was….
Tesla Nicola! Backwards, I know…but what a funny coincidence, eh?
I'm still looking for the perfect messenger, but haven't found it yet. I like Odigo, too. It's a very clever interface (though probably a little too “cute” for most business users) with some nice features not readily found in most other IMs (like finding users by affinity, or seeing other users on the same site). It IS, however, pretty unstable in my experience. Still, I use it daily.
MSN Messenger is not very full featured, but it's small and unobtrusive and RARELY hangs up (recent network problems aside). I run it almost every day, too.
Yahoo Messenger is cool for it's video, but other than that, it really doesn't offer anything unique. The extra tabs for notification, news, etc. are things I seldom use. Still, I run this at least a couple times each week.
AIM is ok, and like MSN it's pretty basic. The new pop-up window that comes up when I log on is a nuisance. I run this a couple times a week, too, mostly because I have some friends who don't use anything but AIM.
ICQ is the swiss army knife of the IM world…too complex and cluttered for my day-to-day use (my life is already complicated enough!). I use it once in a while, when I'm really bored. 🙂
As far as the “off-brand” messengers go, my favorite so far is Trillian. It works with AIM, ICQ, MSN and Yahoo, and has a nice interface. There are still a few things it doesn't do, and of course, it doesn't support all the extra features of those other IMs. I run this once or twice a week, too. It's nice when I want to see who's online across all those IM systems, without running all the other clients. If Odigo had support for MSN, I'd be hardpressed to use Trillain, though, making it a battle for stability.
I'm going to be installing Windows XP, Release Candidate 2 (maybe this weekend) and it has a whole NEW IM program from Microsoft called “Windows Messenger”. It will have support for video (like Yahoo) and other stuff…I'll report on it as soon as I get it going.
Yea, Odigo Is Cool…Just Needs MSN Interoperability (Did I Spell That Right? Lol)
S-I-G-N-A-T-U-R-E Yea Thats Right! I Said S-I-G-N-A-T-U-R-E!!!
They've been promising MSN Messenger interoperability for a while now, but have yet to deliver. Not sure why they don't have it; there are lots of others that already do (Trillian, Jabber, etc.).
Well, I HAVE to say BLUE, of course! After all…I AM Mr. BigBlueBall!
Blue is very peaceful…like a blue sky, or a swimming pool. A mountain lake…the ocean. Very beautiful, calming and comfortable. Cool and serene.
Well, assuming they have to be famous, and LIVING (what good is it reading the mind of a dead person?)…
I'd pick Bill Gates. I know…very nerdy. But hell, I'm curious to know what makes hime tick. Obviously it's not just about $$$…he's got more of that than he could ever spend. Maybe it's power? World domination? Some kind of reaction to an inferiority complex?
Besides…he probably has KILLER insider stock tips!
Interesting question…there are so many ways to create a romantic mood. Let me start by thinking of my favorite ingredients:
- A special person, whose hand you love to hold in your own
- A warm summer evening, slight breeze blowing
- Walking in the twilight, and watching the sunset
- A bottle of wine
- Maybe a jacuzzi to soak in…under the stars
- oh yeah…and no kids!
Stir well and serve!
I'd take the Bible. It tells of God's unfailing love through history, gives hope and instruction. And it takes a long time to read through!
An extra month would be great just about anywhere in the year, as long as it was truly “extra” in the sense that I didn't have to work!
But since I have to choose, I'd put it between June and July. The days are long, the weather is fine. Perfect for being outdoors!
I think it would have been awesome to witness the creation. Of course…time has a different meaning for God than it does for me, so it probably wasn't anything like what I can imagine. But interesting…still.
Send this message to your friends!!! Click the “Send Topic to a Friend” link (it's at the top AND the bottom of this page). Teach your friends, kids, and your friend's kids to be careful not to share personal information online!
Most of the time, I tend to follow my heart, especially for the many, spontaneous decisions that I must make in a given day.
When I have to make a really big decision, I try to go for consensus between head and heart.
I think if we made all our decisions based on what our head told us, the world would be a very different, very bleak place. Think of the inventions that wouldn't have been created because in their “head” they “knew” it couldn't be done. Or ANY great art or music…created devoid of heart? Not a pretty thought.
Yeah…a VERY additive game (EverCrack, anyone?).
Have you heard about the upcoming expansion, “Shadows of Luclin”? Just read this review and it sounds pretty awesome, especially the enhanced rendering engine. http://www.gamespy.com/previews/june01/luclin/
Hey,has anyone heard of EverVoice (or EverSpeak, or something like that)? It's supposed to read what scrolls through the chat window using voice synthesis. Sounds pretty cool!