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The Oculus Rift DK2: In-Depth Review (and Comparison To DK1)

SplatMan_DK The Facebook Helmet? (54 comments)

Not trying to troll or anything ... but this news leaves me with mixed feelings.

Should I simply forget that Occulus has been assimilated by the privacy-nightmare-that-is-facebook? You know ... "You will be assimilated" ... and "Privacy is irrelevant" ... and all that stuff?

Or do I simply cheer about the technological achievement and hope for a competitor to set up camp soon?

I don't want a Zuckerberg product in my household unless the Slashdot community approves of it!

about 2 months ago
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Suddenly Visible: Illicit Drugs As Part of Silicon Valley Culture

SplatMan_DK Re:Red Bull (511 comments)

There is no Taurine in bananas or coffee.

If people want to pay for beverages with extract from animal tissue or synthetics produced from cyclic ether who are we to argue? ;-)

about 2 months ago
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Microsoft Takes Down No-IP.com Domains

SplatMan_DK How on earth did you get that result? (495 comments)

I don't know where you went to school, but you should ask for a refund. Or read up on basic percentage calculations.

Microsoft claims that 93% of the malware traffic is traced to No-IP. But that says nothing about the total amount of traffic for No-IP, nor does it say anything about the total volume of legitimate domains. Malware traffic could be as little as 1% on No-IP's infrastructure while still accounting for 93% of malware DDNS traffic.

It is completely wrong to state that 93% of No-IP domains are hosting malware. A large number of legitimate customers are being affected by this, and Microsoft is not resolving their DDNS domains correctly (as promised). The actual percentage of legitimate vs malicious domains is unknown, as is the distribution of legit/malicious traffic.

Also, Microsofts claims are disputed by No-IP, so we should not take them at face value. No real evidence of malice has been proven (yet), which makes it extremely questionable that this was conducted ex parte.

Finally, the fact that No-IP was a favorite for malware is not (or should not be) in itself sufficient to take control of the domains like this. I sincerely hope Microsoft can prove No-IP did not respond properly to requests. Or that they can document that an extremely large portion of total traffic on No-IP was malware (which we know nothing about at this point).

Simply quoting the 93% number is a pile of BS. I can't stand by itself. I can say with certainty that at least 93% of the Nigerian scam mail I have received the last year has used a hotmail.com or outlook.com account. But surely this does not prove that Microsoft is willingly aiding Nigerian scammers and that their domains should be seized?

about 3 months ago
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U.S. Drone Attack Strategy Against Al-Qaeda May Be Wrong

SplatMan_DK Re:Correlation vs correlation (433 comments)

The world + dog is already trying to cut their funding?

And no, I will not compare the situation to the civil wars in Lybia and Syria. Regimes their were as bad as Saddam, and their atrocities are much greater than the moderate/secular freedom forces. Granted, there are religious fanatics fighting as well (and fortunately among them selves too) but that is to be expected in ANY civil war zone, and they are certainly not being funded by western governments.

about 4 months ago
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U.S. Drone Attack Strategy Against Al-Qaeda May Be Wrong

SplatMan_DK Re:Correlation vs correlation (433 comments)

Yes that seemed an interesting read. Completely unbiased, with no specific agenda but the truth. Right?

Too bad there isn't a "livingunderterroristimposrdsharia.org" website, but there is nobody to make it since the population living under such conditions are robbed of their resources, denied education, denied free speech, and routinely abused. ;-)

I am not saying drones are great, but stop fighting terrorist fanatics is not a solution either. Not by a long shot.

Provide some examples of realistic alternatives. Then we'll talk!

about 4 months ago
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U.S. Drone Attack Strategy Against Al-Qaeda May Be Wrong

SplatMan_DK Re:Correlation vs correlation (433 comments)

Why wouldn't I be real?

There is no evidence to support the notion that collateral damage (while unfortunate and very problematic in many areas) causes significant rise in terrorists abilities to recruit new subjects. They are able to do that "perfectly fine" anyway. Losing a child or a nephew does not make a peasant suddenly long for harsh Sharia-rule.

The argument is mostly put forth by critics who have no more than Hollywood movies as "evidence" to back it up.

I will take the word of a military intelligence analyst over that ... any day and twice on Sunday.

about 4 months ago
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U.S. Drone Attack Strategy Against Al-Qaeda May Be Wrong

SplatMan_DK Re:Correlation vs correlation (433 comments)

Unlimited manpower?

Are you aware that civilian populations in areas controlled by these groups wish for more western intervention - not less? Their girls are being raped and kept from getting an education. Their boys are killed or recruited into armies of fanatics. They are forced into a rule of Sharia for which they have no desire. They are forced into paying tribute to the groups for "protection"; while being systematically abused by them.

The civilian population does not see these groups as any kind of "salvation" and no, they are not flocking to the local terrorist recruitment center when their nephew is killed by a drone strike. They curse these religious fanatics as much as we do, the recognize that the nephew died because of the fanatics presence, and they prey the US will continue to fight, because for them the alternative (ie. permanently being under the control of religious fanatics) is so far far worse for them.

about 4 months ago
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U.S. Drone Attack Strategy Against Al-Qaeda May Be Wrong

SplatMan_DK Re:Yes (433 comments)

It seems to me that while you claim I am not thinking as "a religious/political/get-out-of-our-country fanatic" you are at the same time trying to apply common sense to their way of thinking. And I believe you have a thoroughly misguided understanding of their rationale for being as fanatic as they are.

See, they don't believe that America is "the Great Satan" because their leaders are killed. No, the US is "the Great Satan" because girls can go to school and get an education, girls can marry whom they please, rape is illegal, stoning is illegal, and alcohol is served in public places.

Even if nobody killed their leaders they would still see the US as "the Great Satan" and continue their holy war - now better organized and with better leaders. Not because of Drone Strikes, but because their twisted minds honestly believe we should all die for sending our girls to school and allowing them to choose their husband for themselves.

Seriously. They are so far beyond any kind of rational thinking that the only alternative to fighting them is winning once and for all!

about 4 months ago
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U.S. Drone Attack Strategy Against Al-Qaeda May Be Wrong

SplatMan_DK Re:Correlation vs correlation (433 comments)

This is an interesting philosophical dilemma discussed for thousands of years.

If you ask a true consequentialist then the answer might be n-1; where n is the number of people saved.

If you ask a parent then the answer will often be n - [own_children] .

If you ask a pacifist the answer will be 0 ... hence the scarcity of pacifists.

Your question cannot be answered without establishing further parameters for he discussion. Such as "is the preservation of society worth paying lives for".

about 4 months ago
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U.S. Drone Attack Strategy Against Al-Qaeda May Be Wrong

SplatMan_DK Re:Correlation vs correlation (433 comments)

It is not only done to protect Americans in the US. It is also done to increase the chance that the affected countries can build and grow a healthier population and economy. The best way to do that is through education - which incidentally the extremists groups oppose.

So yes, things could be way worse. If you stop fighting these groups, so they no longer has the US as their enemy, they will turn their attention back to the local population in a bid to impose Sharia upon them. They will force children out of school and establish rules and a society which will over time will significantly decrease the life quality of millions. And it will get worse and grow more terrorists, because a rule of Sharia governed by fanatics only has one outcome: An army of fanatics large enough to wipe out the "unbelievers".

There is no alternative to fighting them; except perhaps winning once and for all.

about 4 months ago
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U.S. Drone Attack Strategy Against Al-Qaeda May Be Wrong

SplatMan_DK Re:Correlation vs correlation (433 comments)

Best recruiting strategy?

Aaaaah, don't be so quick to jump to that conclusion. I think you've seen too many Hollywood movies. It may help these groups on some levels, but the civilian population who gets tyrannized by religious fanatics imposing Sharia upon them seldom see them as any kind of "salvation". If the death of an innocent civilian in a drone strike can "recruite" someone, then they were already lost.

These people are so fanatic they justify murder and rape of 6-8 year old children, while murdering and mutilating any other civilian who stands in their way.

The normal population in areas terrorized by these groups often wish for increased western intervention - not the opposite. For very very obvious reasons.

about 4 months ago
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U.S. Drone Attack Strategy Against Al-Qaeda May Be Wrong

SplatMan_DK Re:Correlation vs correlation (433 comments)

Actually that is completely wrong. They may use "the Great satan USA" as justification now, but trust me, if the US withdrew and ruined that somehow, they would just find some other way of justifying what they do.

You're talking about religious fanatics but you are trying to apply common-sense-thinking into the equation. That makes no sense at all.

Religious fanatics spawn all over the globe, with and without the help of the US. And in areas where US influence is sparse or absent they happily use other excuses for their behavior.

Stop applying any kind of common-sense to these peoples reasoning. They're so fanatic and moronic they are justifying the murder and rape of 6-8 year old girls for crying out loud; as well as slaughtering and mutilating innocent civilians along the way.

Most civilian population in areas hit by extremist morons actually wish for increased western intervention - not the opposite!

about 4 months ago
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U.S. Drone Attack Strategy Against Al-Qaeda May Be Wrong

SplatMan_DK Re:Correlation vs correlation (433 comments)

Not at all. Not if the smaller groups are less organized, struggle for funding, and have internal powerplays for leadership positions.

about 4 months ago
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Valve In-Home Game Streaming Supports Windows, OS X & Linux

SplatMan_DK Re:Summary not entirely accurate. (106 comments)

Fine. The streaming client is available for Linux, and is officially supported on their own Linux distro. The streaming server is "planned" for non-windows platforms but is not available yet.

Be negative about it if you must. But from a business-perspective it makes perfect sense to make things in the order they did. And you know it.

about 4 months ago
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Valve In-Home Game Streaming Supports Windows, OS X & Linux

SplatMan_DK Re:Next to the TV (106 comments)

This would require working video decoding equipment for DRM protected content in an open architecture (PC) on an open operating system (Linux).

In other words: Won't happen; sadly.

They (Valve) could have included a DVD player and DLNA player though. I am quite surprised they didn't.

about 4 months ago
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Valve In-Home Game Streaming Supports Windows, OS X & Linux

SplatMan_DK Re:I tested it in beta (106 comments)

That has slightly more latency than actual Ethernet though ...

about 4 months ago
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Valve In-Home Game Streaming Supports Windows, OS X & Linux

SplatMan_DK Re:Summary not entirely accurate. (106 comments)

What are you talking about?

The streaming functionality is obviously more interesting when a windows-host is involved, so one can stream a Windows-game to a Linux box (for example running SteamOS on a NUC), but Steam itself works perfectly fine on Linux as does a number of games.

What "trick" are you talking about?

about 4 months ago
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U.S. Drone Attack Strategy Against Al-Qaeda May Be Wrong

SplatMan_DK Correlation vs correlation (433 comments)

OK, so "there has been no significant correlation between successful strikes and a reduction in al-Qaeda attacks".

Am I the only one thinking things might have been much worse if no terrorist leaders had been taken out at all?

about 4 months ago
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How the NSA Plans To Infect 'Millions' of Computers With Malware

SplatMan_DK Gotta be a red herring (234 comments)

I can't believe this claim.

I bet they did this a decade ago, and this article is just a way to make people believe it hasn't actually happened yet ...

- Jesper

about 7 months ago
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How To Hack Subway Fares Using Fare Arbitrage

SplatMan_DK Major flaw in assumption: This ain't arbitrage! (240 comments)

The major flaw in this assumption is the simple fact that swapping tickets in order to cheat the system and use cheaper tickets is not "arbitrage" nor is it "exploiting price differences for the same asset".

The tickets ("assets") are obviously not the same when you switch them, and get away with using other tickets than you really should have.

- Jesper

about 8 months ago

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European Filmmakers Declare Victory in Culture Trade War

SplatMan_DK SplatMan_DK writes  |  about a year ago

SplatMan_DK (1035528) writes "America and the European Union are working on the last details of a groundbreaking trade agreement which will eliminate customs and added VAT on virtually all goods traded between the two regions. Now the historical deal has taken its first blow as the "cultural industry" is set to be excluded from the deal. Neither Hollywood or the European filmmakers were enthusiastic by the prospect of a free-trade agreement, and both have lobbied heavily to exclude these areas from the final agreement."
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Obama Administration supports journalist arrested after recording cops

SplatMan_DK SplatMan_DK writes  |  about a year and a half ago

SplatMan_DK (1035528) writes "Ars Technica reports that the Obama Administration has filed a brief in support of a Maryland photojournalist who says he was arrested and beaten after he took photographs of the police arresting two other men. The brief by the Justice Department argues that the US Constitution protects the right to photograph the actions of police officers in public places and prohibits police officers from arresting journalists for exercising those rights."
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Natural Selection 2 nearing completion

SplatMan_DK SplatMan_DK writes  |  more than 5 years ago

SplatMan_DK writes "The PC game Natural Selection 2 (or NS2) is apparently nearing completion and is available for pre-order. Natural Selection was originally a free and extremely popular Half-Life mod released in 2002 and many gamers point to NS as being the first FPS to mix action and strategy elements (for example the "commander mode"; an RTS-like interface now also present in more recent games). Natural Selection 2 continues the traditions of its predecessor by introducing a number of interesting innovations not seen in other FPS games as well as extending the RTS-like experience. The release of the game is scheduled to be "fall 2009". Personally I can't wait! :-)"
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Remember Smalltalk?

SplatMan_DK SplatMan_DK writes  |  more than 5 years ago

SplatMan_DK (1035528) writes "Technical analyst Mark Driver has a rather good blog entry on Gartner.com's blog section about the current trends of the Smalltalk development platform (wiki). His conclusion? Smalltalk might not be quite as dead as many would think. From the blog entry:

So Yeah.. I said it. Smalltalk is making a comeback.
(pausing to wait for reader to regain consciousness)

Many Smalltalk-enthusiasts have been saying this for the better part of a year, but it gets a little more weight coming from a Gartner-analyst..."
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Danes do not have to prove they are NOT violators

SplatMan_DK SplatMan_DK writes  |  about 6 years ago

SplatMan_DK (1035528) writes "On his personal blog, Danish lawyer Martin Von Haller Groenbaek explains the details of a recent ruling by the Danish High Court. The simple version: At least in Denmark you are still innocent until proven guilty in copyright cases, even if your IP address has been confirmed as the origin of P2P traffic involving copyrighted music. From the article:

the decision is noteworthy as it states — what really ought to be self-evident — that in a legal environment that increasingly has been under pressure to accommodate the interests of holders of intellectual property rights as opposed to those of ordinary internet users: copyright holders will have to prove like any other claimants in compensation claim suits that you actually committed a copyright violation and thus cannot — as was asserted by the copyright holders under the case — demand that the burden of proof is reversed to you so that it is you that have to prove that you did not commit the violation.

The ruling could create a legal precedent in Europe. EDRI, a European movement for Digital Rights, also picked up the story."
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How to scam a scammer

SplatMan_DK SplatMan_DK writes  |  more than 6 years ago

SplatMan_DK (1035528) writes "During my use of various on-line services I am sometimes contacted by scammers attempting a classig Nigerian 419 on me. I have now reached the point where I am actually considering spending some of my spare time to hit back and scam the scammers. At the very least they will be wasting their time, and I am pretty sure that the entertainment value will be reward enough for me :-) Hell, I might even post my progress on a Blog somewhere. The internet is booming with articles and books on the subject. But which ones are actually good? Have you tried this yourself with success? Or do you have suggestions on how to proceed? I am looking for suggestions which will actually work — help me out here :-)"
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Microsoft annonce release dates for SBS/EBS 2008

SplatMan_DK SplatMan_DK writes  |  more than 6 years ago

SplatMan_DK writes "Microsoft has revealed the release dates for their Windows Small Business Server (SBS) and Essential Business Server 2008. According to Senior Director Steven VanRoekel, both these products will be available for customers on November 12. For Microsoft partners they are already available for evaluation and testing, and the release candidate was shown for the first time today at the World Partner Conference 2008 in Houston, Texas. Channel Insider has more."
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Browsertrend: Mozilla advances in Europe

SplatMan_DK SplatMan_DK writes  |  more than 6 years ago

SplatMan_DK writes "According to XiTi Monitor, a web analysis company, Mozilla usage in increasing in Europe.

After a period of stabilization from June to September 2007, Mozilla Firefox's visit share, for the average of European countries of the XiTi perimeter, is again growing at the end of the year. Thus, over a one year vision, it gains 5 points in order to reach 28% in December 2007.
Here are some of the numbers: Finland: 45,4%, Slovenia: 44,6%, Poland: 42,4%, Slovakia: 41,2%, Hungary: 40,3%, Germany: 34,2%, United Kingdom: 17,2%. The lowest score was for the Netherlands: 14,7%."

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Its official! Denmark votes NO to OOXML

SplatMan_DK SplatMan_DK writes  |  more than 7 years ago

SplatMan_DK (1035528) writes "According to an official press release (Danish only) from Dansk Standard, it is now official: Denmark will vote NO (with comments) to approving Microsoft Open Office XML (OOXML) as an ISO standard at this time. Here is a translation from Groklaw:

Dansk Standard (the Danish Standard's institute) has on behalf of Denmark voted "No with Comments" to the proposed standard ISO/IEC DIS 29500 OOXML. This means, that DS will cooperate with the standards committee to approve Office Open XML as a ISO/IEC standard, if certain problems is addressed.
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Danish Standards Association will reject OOXML

SplatMan_DK SplatMan_DK writes  |  more than 7 years ago

SplatMan_DK (1035528) writes "According to Computerworld Denmark (Danish only), the Danish Standards Association, which holds the Danish ISO vote on the approval/disapproval of OOXML, is leaning heavily towards a rejection of Microsoft's document standard. While the vote has not been given yet, the Document Subcommittee have "agreed that they are in disagreement" which may turn out to be a major problem for Microsoft and the OOXML format. ODF supporters have given the subcommittee a list of 40 specific technical OOXML issues which are believed to be hindering interoperability. According to the voting instructions (directly quoted from the actual voting slip):

"If a national body votes affirmatively, it shall not submit comments. If a national body finds the DIS unacceptable, it shall vote negatively and state the technical reasons."
In light of the dispute in the committee (and the 40 very well-documented issues) this translates into "disapproved" for the OOXML ISO vote. There is simply no such thing as "approved with comments" when it comes to ISO standards. The Danish branch of Oracle, who is supporting ODF, is already calling the dispute a half victory (Danish only)."

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Slashdot readers missing out on important IT news?

SplatMan_DK SplatMan_DK writes  |  more than 7 years ago

SplatMan_DK (1035528) writes "I have been a Slashdot reader for many years. I recently submitted a story about EU issuing an antitrust charge sheet against Intel. In other words: the EU is suing Intel over misuse of their near-monopoly on micro processors. The submitted story was ignored for 3 days, then finally rejected. Meanwhile the very same story has been big news on Groklaw, Cnet, News.com, CNN, BBC, Computerworld, and many others. My question is this: Why the hell is Intel getting sued for literally billions of dollars not newsworthy on Slashdot? And do the rest of you feel that you actually know what's going on in the IT world by reading Slashdot (because obviously you might actually be missing out on rather important stuff)? What other IT news portals (besides Slashdot) do you read in order to feel you are "in the loop"?"
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Intel says EC's antitrust case is wrong

SplatMan_DK SplatMan_DK writes  |  more than 7 years ago

SplatMan_DK (1035528) writes "According to this article at MercuryNews.com, The European Commission relied on incorrect assumptions and mistaken conclusions to bring antitrust charges against Intel, the company's top attorney said Friday. Europe's antitrust watchdogs notified Intel of the charges Thursday, alleging that the world's largest chip maker abused its dominant position by trying to exclude AMD from the $33 billion semiconductor market..."
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EU issues antitrust charge sheet against Intel

SplatMan_DK SplatMan_DK writes  |  more than 7 years ago

SplatMan_DK (1035528) writes "According to CNet the European Commission has finally issued formal charges against Intel on Thursday (July 26. 2007) for allegedly using illegal tactics against smaller rival Advanced Micro Devices.

"I can confirm the statement of objections has been sent," said Ton Van Lierop, a spokesman for the European Commission. Intel had no immediate comment.
According to the article the European Union's top antitrust regulator has spent years investigating Intel's tactics to determine whether it acted unfairly to preserve its dominance over AMD."

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Review roundup: Dumping Microsoft Office

SplatMan_DK SplatMan_DK writes  |  more than 7 years ago

SplatMan_DK (1035528) writes "Computerworld is running an article about Microsofts dominance in the world of office suites, and pointing to strong alternatives for both Mac and Windows — even if you need MS Office compatibility. Under the title "Review roundup: Dumping Microsoft Office for an alternative suite" Ryan Faas and David Haskin explain that:

there are alternatives out there — all cheaper than Microsoft's standard, and a couple that are even free. We sorted through nine contenders, some for Mac and some for PC (and a couple for both), to find out the best non-Office office suites available.
The article contains a good analysis of 9 non-web Office products for the PC."

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SplatMan_DK SplatMan_DK writes  |  more than 6 years ago

SplatMan_DK (1035528) writes "Digg.com now supports their community, and have chosen to reinstate all the deleted articles regarding HD-DVD hex key. Founder Kevin Rose writes in hos Digg blog: "But now, after seeing hundreds of stories and reading thousands of comments, you've made it clear. You'd rather see Digg go down fighting than bow down to a bigger company. We hear you, and effective immediately we won't delete stories or comments containing the code and will deal with whatever the consequences might be.". Way to go Kevin!"
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SplatMan_DK SplatMan_DK writes  |  more than 7 years ago

SplatMan_DK (1035528) writes "For the second time in only a month, using the Microsoft Update function to patch my Windows computer has left my PC with the wrong default browser: MSIE. I am a happy Firefox user i Denmark and I have *NOT* approved the switch of my default browser at any time, nor have I been presented with such choice during the update procedure. The only conclusion is that Microsoft Update is overriding the browser settings — perhaps in an attempt to boost IE7 market shares. Is Microsoft heading straight for yet another antitrust lawsuit with such behaviour? Or are they getting away with it because the dirty trick is not used in the US?"

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The Death of Prenda as a statue

SplatMan_DK SplatMan_DK writes  |  about a year ago

As Slashdot and Ars Technica have reported, the saga of Prenda Law has taken a new and perhaps final turn. Today Judge Wright has finally released his long-awaited order. It is a scathing 11 page document, suggesting Prenda masterminds John Steele and Paul Hansmeier should be handed over for criminal investigation. The order itself is "thoroughly peppered with Star Trek references", as Ars so elegantly put it, and even begins with a famous Spock-quote. So how can we - the citizens of cyberspace - show our appreciation and admiration of Judge Wright - a civil worker who has gone above and beyond his duties in a case many others might have just dumped in the trash? The answer is: A crowd funded statue! I proudly present to you: The unofficial Otis D. Wright, II Statue Fundraiser. The possible themes are endless - Judge Wright could very well see himself as Hulk, Q, a Borg king, or a Starfleet Captain. Could this be the first truly crowd funded piece of art to go down in history ... perhaps even with your name on it? (Disclosure: I am the initiator of the IndieGoGo campaign).

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Microsoft World Partner Conference 2008 kicks off

SplatMan_DK SplatMan_DK writes  |  more than 6 years ago With surprisingly little attention from the media, Microsoft has kicked off the World Partner Conference (WPC) 2008 in Houston, Texas. It is the 9th time that Microsoft are bringing their partners together and this year over 10.000 people and 1700 Microsoft partners are attending the conference.

Much like last year, Hosting and Software as a Service (SaaS) are big topics, although there is also room for the expanding Dynamics suite of Business solutions (with a primary focus on the Dynamics CRM solution). In addition Microsoft has revealed the release date for Microsoft Small Business Server 2008 and Essential Business Server 2008. Both will be available to customers on November 12, although they are already available to Microsoft Partners for testing.

Windows Home Server has some attention this year as well. Microsoft started pushing their Home Server product more seriously at CeBit in March, and that trend is still holding.

Channel Insider has a few more details, and Steve Ballmer's keynote tomorrow may reveal more interesting bits from Redmond.

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My faith in Slashdot is fading

SplatMan_DK SplatMan_DK writes  |  more than 7 years ago

My faith in Slashdot is fading by the minute. And for the first time in ages I feel I might be missing out on important news in the IT industry when reading Slashdot.

Why?

I recently submitted an important story about a lawsuit against Intel in the EU. In fact, the EU has sued Intel on antitrust charges (just as severe as the ones brought up against Microsoft) and the potential fine is literally billions of dollars. This story was news in a number of other media, including Groklaw, Computerworld, News.com, CNN, BBC, cNet and ArsTechnica. And for some mystery reason, the Slashdot admins decided this was not newsworthy.

I cant believe it - it's the worlds largest CPU manufacturer who gets sued by the most powerful legal entity in Europe - and not a word on Slashdot!

I have submitted lots of stories before, so this is not about being disappointed I didn't make the index page. I can totally accept my small-time regular stories not being picked up by the almighty Slashdot. But this is different.

My follow-up post on the subject (Intel had an official comment/pressrelease about the case) was also rejected. My sarcastic "ask Slashdot" article where I bitched about the lack of this particular story (from ANY source for Christ's sake) was also rejected, although this was no big surprise to me :-)

In the future I will rely less on Slashdot for my news reading. I counted on Slashdot for all the big news - it has been my way of keeping me informed about the IT industry for years. Now Slashdot has proven that the main news moderators are totally clueless about what is newsworthy and was is not. So I guess I will start looking for other sources.

Am I all alone in this impression? Or am I totally out of sync with the real world - and Intel getting sued by the EU for billions of dollars is not important news at all?

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