top iPad Fever Is Officially Cooling
... you can comfortably read a PDF on a 6" phone.
top Administration Ordered To Divulge Legal Basis For Killing Americans With Drones
... if you Democrats and you Republicans will, just this once, stop trying to frame this massive criminality as something that Those Awful Others are chiefly to blame for. On this matter - as in all matters of true importance to the Empire - the two wings of the Money Party are in complete, intimate, and profound agreement.
top Obama Says He May Or May Not Let the NSA Exploit the Next Heartbleed
The US government has the ability to spy on every electronic communication you make, it has been exploiting that ability to the fullest for many years now, and it will continue to do so forevermore. It will do so for the sole purpose of increasing its own power. If put to the inconvenience, it will lie to your face about it.
This state of affairs will prevail regardless of which branch of the Money Party is in power. And there isn't thing one you can do about it.
top Born To RUN: Dartmouth Throwing BASIC a 50th B-Day Party
... is that one evil smirk on the TRS-80 monitor?
top Comcast Takes 2014 Prize For Worst Company In America
That was Michael Imperioli's character on the "The Sopranos", yeah?
top Meet the Diehards Who Refuse To Move On From Windows XP
I have an ENIAC that does exactly what I need it to do - use up all these goddamned vacuum tubes I've got laying around.
top White House To Propose Ending NSA Phone Records Collection
At this point, I'd expect nothing less from him.
But isn't it silly to complain about the NSA? We have reached the point in our slide into fascism that the government loudly proclaims the "right" to - and in at least several cases that we know of - actually has executed American citizens without trial. (Including a 16 year old kid from Denver whose "crime" was having the wrong father.)
To complain that such a regime is also spying on your communications is a bit like complaining that one's torturer has bad breath.
top 1GB of Google Drive Storage Now Costs Only $0.02 Per Month
Well, putting a Sally Mann photograph in my non-shared, non-public SkyDrive account was enough to have an FBI guy visit my house at night and ask to look through my laptop for child porn. Not as unpleasant as an actual prosecution, of course. But a nasty enough jolt, I assure you. And if a local DA felt like making my life miserable for some reason?
about a month and a half ago
top Free (Gratis) Version of Windows Could Be a Reality Soon
Now they give it away free. But to get enterprise adoption for the abortion that is Windows 8, they would need *pay businesses to use it*. Even that might not be enough.
top IBM Begins Layoffs, Questions Arise About Pact With New York
... sell them to Lenovo?
top Google Ordered To Remove Anti-Islamic Film From YouTube
I've been watching a lot of old "Law & Order" episodes recently and every time a character says something pious about "constitutional rights" I can only snort with derision at what a period piece the show is now. In our time - what might be conveniently described as "The Cheney Era" - the only rights you have are those that pose no inconvenience to the government or the business interests that rent it. If it suits the government to have you killed, you will be killed - and with no messy court paperwork to bother about. If it suits Comcast to monopolize broadband access, the FCC will roll out the red carpet before them.
top Google Sells Motorola Mobility To Lenovo For $2.91 Billion
Soon you're talking real money.
top Google Buys Home Automation Company Nest
That assurance should last as long as "We won't track your data across services" did.
top Google Buys Home Automation Company Nest
To analyze my shit and customize advertising based on my dietary preferences.
top Windows 9 Already? Apparently, Yes.
The point of a new Windows version is to generate revenue for Microsoft. Hope this helps.
top Google Begins To Merge Google+, Gmail Contacts
But the setting preference was there already.
I apologize to the company for opting out before anyone had a chance to spam me.
top A Flood of Fawning Reviews For Apple's Latest
So what if they have a better price/performance ratio? The Mac Pro is *round*. Round! You could lay it on it side, push it with your foot, and it wouldn't stop until it hit the far wall. How fucking cool is that? Let's see any of you fanbois try that with a PC. Heh... good luck.
top Winamp Shutting Down On December 20
According to the actuarial tables, I'll probably live another 30 years. Windows 7 compatibility mode may only endure 20 years. So I'm still nervous.
top Google To Block Local Chrome Extensions On Windows Starting In January
This scared me into re-installing Firefox. After 10 minutes of having to re-start the browser after putting in every new extension - plus the butt-ugly interface - I remembered why I switched from Firefox to Chrome in the first place.
Fuck it. Even crippled, Chrome will be more pleasant to use than that.
top LibreOffice 4.1 Released
How many to go?
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