Comments on: Apology Issued To Google And My Readers https://pthree.org/2007/12/12/apology-issued-to-google-and-my-readers/ Linux. GNU. Freedom. Mon, 09 Oct 2017 10:42:05 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9-alpha-41547 By: Aaron https://pthree.org/2007/12/12/apology-issued-to-google-and-my-readers/#comment-109819 Sun, 08 Mar 2009 05:12:56 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/12/12/apology-issued-to-google-and-my-readers/#comment-109819 Yup. Look at Google Chrome's user agent string, and you'll see why. They're advertising themselves as the Safari browser.

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By: XC Fan https://pthree.org/2007/12/12/apology-issued-to-google-and-my-readers/#comment-109818 Sat, 07 Mar 2009 23:59:07 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/12/12/apology-issued-to-google-and-my-readers/#comment-109818 Thank you for admitting your mistake. Very few people have the courage to do that. Great blog and post!
P.S.
Even though it says I am Using Safari and Mac OS X, I use Google Chrome and Windows XP Home!

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By: XC Fan https://pthree.org/2007/12/12/apology-issued-to-google-and-my-readers/#comment-109817 Sat, 07 Mar 2009 23:58:20 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/12/12/apology-issued-to-google-and-my-readers/#comment-109817 Thank you for admitting your mistake. Very few people have the courage to do that. Great blog and post!

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By: Dread Knight https://pthree.org/2007/12/12/apology-issued-to-google-and-my-readers/#comment-84008 Fri, 14 Dec 2007 08:52:51 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/12/12/apology-issued-to-google-and-my-readers/#comment-84008 Woop! You did the right thing. I'm proud of you.

So hopefuly in the near future you won't need things like Kopete, Pidgin, InstantBird, Trillian, Adium, etc, you will only need a Jabber client. This would make things easier. A better world.

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By: zik https://pthree.org/2007/12/12/apology-issued-to-google-and-my-readers/#comment-83889 Thu, 13 Dec 2007 14:18:42 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/12/12/apology-issued-to-google-and-my-readers/#comment-83889 Google may or may not be evil, but the store-and-forward passwords feature of jabber certainly is.

Sharing passwords is a Bad Thing. Storing passwords is an Evil Thing.

Every jabber server I looked at stores passwords in plain text.

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By: shermann https://pthree.org/2007/12/12/apology-issued-to-google-and-my-readers/#comment-83767 Wed, 12 Dec 2007 21:25:04 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/12/12/apology-issued-to-google-and-my-readers/#comment-83767 selkie: google will use an aim transport here which is using the aim protocol...if they don't use it, just fire the CTO..
the transport is giving all the opportunities to sync the roster and give the jabber user the "just sending an IM to an aim user"...
if google is using the "one client and hundreds protocol" technique, they are just as stupid as all kopete and gaim users or trillian and/or miranda users

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By: Jeff Schroeder https://pthree.org/2007/12/12/apology-issued-to-google-and-my-readers/#comment-83765 Wed, 12 Dec 2007 21:17:29 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/12/12/apology-issued-to-google-and-my-readers/#comment-83765 Thankyou. This is a much more rational and informed post. Keep it up!

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By: Stephen https://pthree.org/2007/12/12/apology-issued-to-google-and-my-readers/#comment-83755 Wed, 12 Dec 2007 20:40:05 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/12/12/apology-issued-to-google-and-my-readers/#comment-83755 An excellent post. I must say when I saw your first post I thought it was a little over the top. Well done for having the courage to admit you were wrong, and to explain in such detail why you were wrong.

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By: Sander https://pthree.org/2007/12/12/apology-issued-to-google-and-my-readers/#comment-83753 Wed, 12 Dec 2007 20:30:05 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/12/12/apology-issued-to-google-and-my-readers/#comment-83753 Open AIM is used for the contact list. Maybe Google couldn't use XMPP for that here because AOL has patented contact lists in the USA.

You can send messages to AIM users from within other XMPP clients when you're logged in to Gmail. You should direct your messages to aimscreenname@aim then. So this technique may probably be called a transport.

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By: Derek Buranen https://pthree.org/2007/12/12/apology-issued-to-google-and-my-readers/#comment-83751 Wed, 12 Dec 2007 20:24:54 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/12/12/apology-issued-to-google-and-my-readers/#comment-83751 To carry your first analogy to the second, Google is like that Chevy dealer, but they aren't selling Fords, they're just giving you the option of adding xm radio that is AOL in addition assuming you have an account with xm.

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By: selkie https://pthree.org/2007/12/12/apology-issued-to-google-and-my-readers/#comment-83750 Wed, 12 Dec 2007 20:22:03 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/12/12/apology-issued-to-google-and-my-readers/#comment-83750 i think you still got it wrong, google is NOT using a transport here. they cleary say they are using "openaim"

While i am not sure what that means (for me it sounds like the same thing for example piding does) obviously it does not mean i can use my pure jabber client to connect to my gtalk account and chat on aim.

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By: Alex Jones https://pthree.org/2007/12/12/apology-issued-to-google-and-my-readers/#comment-83749 Wed, 12 Dec 2007 20:21:01 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/12/12/apology-issued-to-google-and-my-readers/#comment-83749 Sorry, but your comment has been flagged by the spam filter running on this blog: this might be an error, in which case all apologies. Your comment will be presented to the blog admin who will be able to restore it immediately.
You may want to contact the blog admin via e-mail to notify him.

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By: Wolfger https://pthree.org/2007/12/12/apology-issued-to-google-and-my-readers/#comment-83736 Wed, 12 Dec 2007 19:36:06 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/12/12/apology-issued-to-google-and-my-readers/#comment-83736 Props to the man who admits his mistakes!

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