Shares of Nokia, the mobile phone market leader, climbed for a fourth day on Thursday amid speculation that the company may be poised to announce a software alliance with Microsoft designed to revive its struggling U.S. smartphone business.
Is this enough to revive both Microsoft's and Nokia's dwindling influence in the US cellphone market? Particularly in the smartphone market which has been dominated by Apple, R.I.M., and multiple vendors selling Android based systems?" Link to Original Source
A Swedish court has found the four men behind file-sharing site The Pirate Bay guilty of infringing copyright law, sentencing them to a year each in jail and ordering them to pay £3 million ($4.5 million) in damages to 17 entertainment companies including Warner Bros (TWI), Sony Music Entertainment (SNE), EMI and Columbia Pictures. The media companies had been seeking $17.5 million.
This is my favorite quote by The Pirate Bay's Peter Sunde as quoted by the BBC:
"We can't pay and we wouldn't pay. Even if I had the money I would rather burn everything I owned, and I wouldn't even give them the ashes."
Dayze!Confused writes | more than 9 years ago
There hasn't been much to do here. I got the script rnning pretty good and cleaned up the office and organized everything. I wonder how much longer until we leave for the day.
Well, I don't have much to say right now, but I guess that I'll give an update on my life. I have a girlfriend now, ( yeah yeah I know, Slashdotters don't have girlfriends ), and things have been going great, except for the fact that she was my friends brothers ex. It's really funny as to how we got together also. He was the one who set us up, my friends brother, and now he's wishing that he didn't because she actually likes me a lot.
Now for some more interesting stuff. I'm working on some AMD Opteron 64-bit computers testing out different servers on it. I've been using UML's for this but have a little trouble since the SKA's patch isn't really supported fully by this architecure. I haven't gone around and done enough hacking to make it work, although I might be able to, but it also involves some kernel hacking, and I'm not sure if I want to go there.
A project I'm working on is makeing some PBX for the corporation that owns the company that I work for. We do some Open Source development, as much as we can, but there also is some inevitable proprietary stuff that we have to write. But it's mostly miscellaneous little things such as mail programs for advertising that is sent to a targeted audience for their business. Not quite like the spam that fills up our inboxs.
Back to this girl, yeah, she's really great, it's been about two and a half weeks since we started going steady and about two weeks since I quit smoking,(my own decision, not hers, she didn't even know until I told her that I quit a few days ago). Well, I'll be telling more about her later, for now I think that I need to get some sleep so I can write that interface for our PBX and impress our CEO on what Open Source can do. (The companies only been around for officially two weeks, and it consists of two people and the CEO's son as owner for business purposes).
Dayze!Confused writes | about 10 years ago
I learned a couple of days ago that making a stupid first post is not a good idea. My Karma is now bad. Note to self: DO NOT post first post without a good comment, or at least reading the article. Sorry/., that was my first first post. Well, ta ta for now, I have to get back to my perl programming.
Dayze!Confused writes | more than 10 years ago
I have set up my own webserver and webmail server and am administering a small home network of 8 PC's. I do not know everything that I would need to run a large scale network with lots of servers and clients but I can learn fast. I just do not know how to get a company to want to take me.
Dayze!Confused writes | more than 10 years ago
I had a chance to look at my neighbors computer today and determin that either the CPU or the motherboard is bad and to recommend just getting an upgrade for their P3. Their going with the AMD Athlon XP 1800+, Asus motherboard with NVIDIA nForce chipset and built-on GeForce2, 256mb ddr266 pc-2100, and a Volcano 6cu fan and heatsink. I am getting the parts from http://www.newegg.com. A sight that my friend John Bunn recommends and has a good reputation.
Today (or tonight whichever way you want to look at it) I've been trying to get my favorite email client, evolution, to work in BLFS, I'm not sure if it's just my install, something that I did wrong, or just on the other end, but It's not working for me, but I can still receive mail, I just can't use smtp. Have fun.