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The new Safari 4 features, TopSites Wall and tabbed title bar, are directly influenced by Chrome’s UI.  I don’t think they’re pushing the envelope so much as refining features, but they have definitely influenced how Safari and Firefox (particularly Minefield) will be moving forward.

 

 

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In what way do you think Google Chrome has influenced browser development? Seems like Thunderbird redefined web browser years ago, with increased speed, reliability, and overall quality. Then safari took that further adding finishing touches and polish that Apple is famous for. I think Chrome is a good product, but I don't really see it as something that's pushing the envelope so much. Yet.

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The comic is great. Way too many of my friends are participating in this facebook meme.  All of them seem to be variations on a theme, so it was refreshing to “see it like it is”  You do really good work, I’m glad to have discovered your content. Thanks!

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Hope you liked my comic. By the way, I got a HUGE laugh from the article on Twitter that you linked to: "A load of Twitter." Hilarious.

Amazon Exposes 1 Terabyte of Public Data to Developers - ReadWriteWeb

the company built up so much surplus computing power that it started a dirt cheap "computing in the cloud" business that changed the computing world. This week the company's newest project Public Data Sets on Amazon Web Services began offering more than 1 Terabyte (1000 GB) of fascinating public data for developers to access on the fly through Amazon's cloud computing service

Is anyone else worried that amazon has become skynet? I love their commitment to building and sharing useful technology.

Safari 4 benchmarked: 42x faster than IE 7, 3.5x faster than Firefox 3 - Crave at CNET UK

It's almost inconceivable that IE 7 could be this bad. Didn't it just come out two years ago. I realize the Web2.0 phenomenon has put browsers over its knee for a good spanking but WOW.

I'm quite happy with Chrome for the moment and it's amazing how Google has influenced the browser development roadmap. Better browsers make for richer Internet applications. I look forward for tomorrow's cloud-based applications that render the OS irrelevant.

Sabernomics | Where Is the Caffeine Outrage?

A significant interaction effect (treatment and time) was found for cortisol and glucose concentrations; both increased with caffeine and decreased with placebo

Interesting commentary on the effects of caffeine. Given the prominent use of "greenies" back in the day, how many of those users have switched to caffeine supplements.

Bill proposes ISPs, Wi-Fi keep logs for police - CNN.com

A provider of an electronic communication service or remote computing service shall retain for a period of at least two years all records or other information pertaining to the identity of a user of a temporarily assigned network address the service assigns to that user.
via cnn.com

This is a frightening example of misguided legislation that is highly invasive, difficult to enforce, and potentially damaging to all that our forefathers held dear. It was assumed that with the exit of the Bush regime, this sort of terror-mongering would cease. How long before the use of a DHCP server will be tantamount to high treason. It's been said before that pornography has been the driving force behind all Internet-related innovations including, but not limited to, broadband connectivity, streaming media, and payment technologies. I hope this will not go down as the next (and perhaps final) milestone.