Working shotgun built from Lego by 15-year-old
What a disturbing young man. But still, how cool! Actually, I'm a bit over Lego. Meccano, on the other hand...
AU Gov't Wants ISPs To Record Web Browsing History
This is one of the reasons I left.
Linux system saves London Stock Exchange £10
Submitter's note: This headline was supposed to read £10m p.a. (£10 million per year) but it was cropped by Slashdot's character limit. It's funnier this way!
European Commission Betrays Open Standards
Only last month, European IT and telecom ministers endorsed open standards and interoperability in government procurement of IT. Why is 'open' such a dirty word in Brussels.
Google sends C&D to groggle
The original headline in the Age is the funniest part of this story. "Groggle boggled by Google mean spirits"
Google is pretty ruthless in protecting it brand. But has it gone too far?
Rockstar involved in 'Cash for Comment'?
The fact that PR put pressure on consumer titles to write positive editorial is an open secret in the publishing industry. I used to work at a magazine where the publishers would tell the editors to make sure the review of so-and-so printer was a good one, or they will pull their ads.
Is Microsoft About to Declare Patent War on Linux?
Hmm, it seems more accurate to say Microsoft is aiming at Google Android and Apple with the iPhone here. Perhaps Microsoft should quite the patent suits and fix Windows Phone 7 copy and paste issue.
Linux struggles to make a dent in desktop
Windows is becoming more expensive, but Linux needs better support from hardware vendors to triumph. We've heard all this before. But when software is moving to the cloud or web-based apps anyway, is there any incentive to run desktop software anymore?
Operation Titstorm Hits the Streets
I'm Aussie, and I oppose the filter, but I don't think this protest is going to help.
Despite being a westernised democracy, the direction the government has taken over Internet censorship has not shocked me. We may become the laughing stock of the Western world with this stance. But we are not alone in looking at censorship - Wikipedia has an interesting map of Internet Censorship around the world - and I think it's only going to get tougher in other countries. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_censorship
We are also famous for appointing Richard Alston, who the Register dubbed 'the world's biggest Luddite', as Minister of the Digital Economy. While in office, Alston famously tried to outlaw any online gambling whatsoever for Australian citizens, opposed the rollout of broadband, and wanted to make people legally responsible for anything they put on the net that was deemed not suitable for children (as decided by the police).
Anyway, I wrote about this last week - but it didn't make it past firehose. For those that are interested:
or direct to the blog: http://www.computerworlduk.com/community/blogs/index.cfm?entryid=2784&blogid=10
Wikileaks shuts down site
I've been inspired to donate. It's a fantastic resource in a time when the media is being increasingly gagged.
In the UK, Big Brother Recedes and Advances
It appears the Guardian has just parsed the legislative process in a strange way to make it look like the Home Office has changed its position when it in fact hasn't.
How elephants 'talk' to each other through the gro
I clicked on this link and my browser session was hijacked with fake antivirus ads. I had to shut down the browser session and run a scan. Be Careful!