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Posted: Aug 16th 2011 3:45PM Ref Minor said

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Hi Beau

OE is a bit slow at first, I note you are in the starter ship from the screenshot. You can grind up to a freighter in a week or so and then the galaxy is your oyster, colonisation is then possible, opening up a whole new side of the game. With the freighter you can piloting a dreadnaught via a bulk hauler in a week or two and then PvP opens up to you.

Posted: Aug 16th 2011 9:23PM bulldozerftw said

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Not quite chromium will never be good even for browser gaming. Pretty sure chrome is known to crash alot especially with the use of flash.

Then there's html which is yes faster. But apparently the security is very bad with html5 to the point where old hacks still work on it easily. Apparently alot of security is built as an after thought so optimistically it will just slow it down once secure. IE9 will come out soon and will have like 5 times the security of any other browser out of the box. It will also most likely be optimized since microsoft is aware of the cutthroat market of browsers today.

http://venturebeat.com/2011/08/11/old-hacking-tricks-work-too-easily-in-attacks-on-html5-security-expert-says/

Then there's google itself adding further to the insecurities of the system itself. I imagine it will be even harder to disable analytical cookies when it's built directly into the operating system of one that lives off such things. If you use "noscript", which is an addon for several browsers that blocks cookies you choose to, you will easily be able to notice how three types of cookies are on practically every single website on the web. The main ones are the obvious facebook and twitter and then Google Analytics. In fact alot of big sites have some form of analytics which are put on there to study the sites each user visits in order to either a increase ad revenue or focusing on mainstream content. Now I mean you could probably argue that data mining helps increase revenues and focus on important tasks to help the community. But I just can't agree with non willingly helping some stranger to make money off the benefit of using my computers private data. I mean atleast you should pay me and ask me to use my computer.

http://www.justin.tv/p/privacy_policy#advertisers

Then there's the opinion the debian (GNU) linux creator Richard Stallman on cloud storage. That basically is the whole idea of chrome. You own nothing and give away everything. This give's you no privacy whatsoever. He also goes on to talk about how there's apparently a backdoor in windows and mac that can give the creators the right to change the software on your computer at any point thus granting them access to whatever they choose. Not entirely sure the truths to all of this but many do state that linux is the most secure operating system.



Posted: Aug 17th 2011 10:53AM darzin said

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@bulldozerftw Is Microsoft paying you to actually spew these lies all over the internet? You posted the exact same crap on Engadget too. It is still false, IE9 is still the least secure out of all the browsers, Firefox just caught Chrome in security and Chrome has been the only browser that wasn't hackable in the last 3 years in the pwn2own hacking competition. So, yeah, keep hyping up Internet Failsplorer.
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Posted: Aug 16th 2011 9:23PM bulldozerftw said

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Posted: Aug 16th 2011 11:08PM Space Cobra said

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@bulldozerftw

Interesting read. I have heard a bit about some of the stuff you mmentioned, but not all of it. Not sold on Chromebooks and while Cloud Gaming offers some neat features, there is that minus side you mentioned, too.
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Posted: Aug 17th 2011 2:05PM bulldozerftw said

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wow that is an interesting find on engaget iphone user gets paid because of being tracked without his approval.
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/07/14/us-apple-korea-suit-idUSTRE76D0X020110714

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