Is Algeria Deleting Facebook Accounts?
Thanks for this link. Why isn't this a default setting?
Comparing Windows and Ubuntu On Netbooks
I loathe 10.10 Netbook Edition and Unity. I've lost my thumb drive with 10.4 on it, or I'd re-re-image my EEE 901. I even went back to Xandros for a while, but since it doesn't do anything, went on to 10.10 big boy edition. I miss 10.4. a lot.
TV Tropes Self-Censoring Under Google Pressure
What are the chances I'm getting the whole story here? Zero? Oh, carry on, then.
Indian Government Threatens RIM, Skype With Ban
We've also gotten notice that we have to show up at our nearest SIM retailer with proof that we are who we say we are and still have the SIM chip we bought. Oh, and bring a passport photo, please.
This isn't the first time the Indian gov't has gone after RIM. Last year's attempt to strong-arm Blackberry was met with a giant shrug by RIM and near-mutiny by the financial sector, who depend mightily on the crackberry.
Asus Budget Ultraportable Notebook Sold Sans OS
Funny, but a good point nonetheless. "Netbooks" were doomed from the beginning with the name. It's too general and subjective.
I'm replying to this from one of the four netbooks in my house, so I'm getting a kick....
Largest Sodium Sulfur Battery Powers a Texas Town
They've put the entire town on a UPS. We need this technology here in India...
How Slums Can Save the Planet
I live in India. If this is the future, I'm not interested.
House Overwhelmingly Passes Cybersecurity Bill
The State Dept DOES listen to NIST, and was the first federal agency to adopt the NIST SP800 series as the primary guidance for information security issues. State also made up 100% of the panel that built the CAP certification, and built it mainly on SP 800-37.
Japan Will Start 3D TV Programming This Summer
Takeshi's Castle will be awesome.
7 of the Best Free Linux Calculators
Sadly, I mis-read the headline and came here expecting a photo of Miss Ubuntu February and Miss RedHat April....
Crazy Firewall Log Activity — What Does It Mean?
Agree. It'd be interesting to know what the trigger is for EVERYBODY to hit it at once....
The Year of the E-Bicycle
As an auto-obsessed American, I'd just like to say "So?"
Truth Or Dare — What Is the Best US Cell Company?
I too will be coming back to the States in June. Currently, I have Vodafone India service, and the difference between it and US service is astonishing -- Friday after Thanksgiving, I was in the middle of the Thar desert on the back of a camel. It occurred to me to see if I could call my Mom in the States and wish her a happy Thanksgiving. Yup, four bars. No electric lights in sight, but when the sun came up I could see a cell tower on a distant mountain. That 15 minute call cost me about $2.
We have service *everywhere*, it costs six rupees per minute (1.5 cents), and data is cheap and fast. Note that this isn't a government-subsidized plan, it's Vodafone -- they're making money at this. I currently have about $20 worth of minutes on my Corby, and will probably not be able to use it all before we leave.
Police Called Over 11-Year-Old's Science Project
Makes sense to me. It can't be the principal's fault that he's a moron, so the family should get counseling.
The FBI Wants To Know About Your IT Skills
The Federal Government is HURTING for IT talent, particularly CEH/CIH type talent. They may just be trolling for new employees.
Mexico Wants Payment For Aztec Images
Yeah. Maybe that whole tourism thing isn't working out for them and they need some bad press to calm it down a bit...
IT Job Satisfaction Plummets To All-Time Low
There are limits. Even the happiest, most optimistic IT pro gets weary of dealing with morons, asshats, and people whose sense of entitlement far exceeds their actual worth to the organization.