Flickr Censors Egypt Police Photos
Flickr just removed the photos from its own site. The people who uploaded the photos are free to host them on Picasa, Imageshack, Yfrog, etc. etc.
This is not censorship. Flickr is not saying that they (users) can't host the photos anywhere; they're just saying that, for whatever reason, these photos are not welcome on Flickr.
When we throw words like "censorship" around willy-nilly, we weaken the real meaning of the word.
Ballmer Admits, "We Screwed Up Windows Mobile"
echo "We Screwed Up Windows Mobile" | sed -e 's/We/We Are/' -e 's/ Up.*/!/'
First Algae Car Attempts To Cross the US On 25 Gallons of Fuel
First, it's a 5% blend of algae fuel. Big fuckin' deal.
Second: it's a plugin hybrid. Crossing the US with a plugin hybrid is no big deal. Heck,
if you belive the Chevy Volt's "230MPG" number, you should be able to cross the US with
about 12 gallons of fuel, right? Hell, I can drive across the US on almost no fuel,
if you let me re-charge the batteries every 150 miles in a motel along the road!
I hate such gimmicks. Just tell the truth, dammit!
Controversy Over San Francisco Public Transportation Data
Someone in SanFran City Hall is doing a piss-poor job of contract management!
THIS! I live in SF, and almost all of the City government is utterly inept. Good example: a psychiatrist nurse who makes $360K per year. When asked why, his manager replied: because he puts in overtime since we are understaffed. And yet it doesn't occur to the manager that hiring a second person would be cheaper than paying 2x overtime to the most senior person! Despite it being pointed out numerous times, the city continues to make this nurse the highest paid city employee year after year.
Another example: anyone who has ridden the SF Muni knows how rarely they are cleaned. And yet there are several MUNI cleaners who make over $100K/year , according to the City's payroll records. Imagine that: janitors making over $100K, and then we wonder why nothing gets cleaned.
At last count, there were over 4300 people in the City government who made more than $100K/year. In a city of 700K, that is a pretty large number. But hey: it's public money. So what if the government runs out of money? They'll just raise taxes or fares! (Yes, MUNI fares are going up on Wednesday).
Tyler Bell On Yahoo's Open Location API
Wow! If only they'd talked to you first.
BTW... can you point me to which TIGER/ZIP file contains the information for Istanbul? Or how about Casablanca, Morocco? And which county (district) contains the town of Aleppy, Kerala, India?
Thanks! Much appreciate it.
You know, America isn't the center of the known world.
Tesla CEO Says Gov't Loan Is 99% Sure and Deserved
The same applies to a student loan also.
Is the Yellowstone Supervolcano About To Blow?
.... bombings inside Pakistan, ....
You have it backwards. 99% of the world (outside of Pakistan) probably applauds the bombings and hopes for more of them.
Hint: their main export
Amateurs Are Trying Genetic Engineering At Home
Who needs a 'processor manufacturing plant' when you have FPGAs ?
Google's Mayer Says Personalization is Key To Future Search
I am a privacy nut too, but there might be something else to it here. TOR, by its very nature, makes it easy for people to run lots of automated queries against Google. So it's natural that Google will clamp down on what it sees are automated accesses from the same IP.
If there was a way to use Google on a peer-to-peer fashion so that only humans used it, I'm sure Google won't block you.
I'm not associated with Google in any way, and regularly clean out my cookies.
Stuck In Google's Doghouse
Some sites use a third-party redirector to keep track of their outgoing referrals.
Just because he's using a redirector is not, in itself, a smoking gun.