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Marcion writes "The EU today peel back another layer of the onion that is Microsoft anti-competitive behaviour, fining Microsoft for unreasonable terms in accessing accessibility information. Microsoft says the smell is from past behaviour, "past issues that have been resolved and the company was now working under new principles to make its products more open". Meanwhile the EU will press on with peeling back the next layer." Link to Original Source top
Marcion writes "In normally sleepy Finland, an 18-year old atheist extremist, posted violent boasts to Youtube over two weeks (since removed) and then went to school and shot the headmistress and six students, then himself. Is there anything YouTube could have done earlier? Or is the question equivalent to asking what the water company could have done?" Link to Original Source top
Marcion writes "While other platforms will have to deal with upgrade issues involving Vista and OS X Jaguar, for the Linux desktop, 2007 promises to be a year of consolidation and expansion, a year where many of the long standing problems get resolved. My blog article covers 3D effects, a resurgence of Java in the open source world, improved wireless support, refugees from Windows Vista and whether Adobe will open source Flash."
So the Beeb reports that Low-energy light-bulbs are full of toxic mercury dust that can get lodged into my brain (as if it wasn't full enough of chemicals as it is).
Typical, I recently changed all the bulbs in my house from cheap normal bulbs to these expensive ones, saving the planet and all that. So what now? Go back to the old ones? LCDs? Candles? Sit in the dark?
I have had trouble in the past using up my moderator points, and so tended to just ignore them. Threads I am interested in I comment, making myself ineligible, while threads I am not interested in I ignore. Now I am going for the use them all up on one thread strategy. Much more satisfying to let them all go in one frenzy.
These posts do not seem to have years on. So this now is 2007.