TrueCrypt Gets a New Life, New Name
humm... I'm not a native english speaker, so to me it sound like all those globish trademarks and buzz words, that is... foreign and globish. So, it does mean somethings or has some connotation for native english speakers ?
XKCD Author's Unpublished Book Remains a Best-Seller For 5 Months
Firefox 33 Integrates Cisco's OpenH264
So, this is a software only patent... so it's not legal in Europe (or is it). Some Linux distro might consider integrating this code directly, and compile it instead of letting FF grab a blob from Cisco. Maybe distribute it in a special repository, that users would activate where it legal...
Notice VideoLAN for example does play HEVC (aka H.264), and does not licence anything...
Linus Torvalds Suspends Key Linux Developer
Sure I do ! In fact, it has been my only OS since 1998. Since I unplugged my old Amiga. And no, I never had dual boot.
Did I have some tougth times? Sure, I did. I still can remember the "optimized for IE" web, and activeX, and lack of hardware drivers... but, now. Well, it's just working out of the box, and I don't see any reason one would not use Linux (expect for gaming maybe, but this is slowly changing also, it appears).
Why Are Some Hell-Bent On Teaching Intelligent Design?
You're right. This is the very definition of integrism.
You can change Christianity with any religion, and tell the exact same thing. That's what is scaring with religious belief: there is no place to doubt. And humans are only secondary to deity (so they can deserve to suffer, or to die, for the sake a 'God'). This is the exact opposite of what the Age of Enlightenment gave us: humanism.
You can see these books on the history of such thinking (reaction to Enlightenment):
- Zeev Sternhell, Les anti-Lumières : Du XVIIIe siècle à la guerre froide, Fayard, coll. L'espace du politique (ISBN 2213623953)
- Dan Hind, The Threat to Reason, Verso (ISBN 9781844671526)
DuckDuckGo: Illusion of Privacy
Notice the site is from japan... the ability to avoid any typo in an english article does not tell that much about the credibility of the stuff !
French Parliament Votes To Give Priority To Free Software
A few weeks before this vote, the French Army confirmed a global contract with Microsoft, despite advise not to do so by a security commission, for technological and strategical independance reasons. Lobbies are still here, be reassured !
French Parliament Votes To Give Priority To Free Software
Sure. This is only a legal expectation: use an open-source license. That said, anybody can compete, and win on its own merit.
US Spies Have "Security Agreements" With Foreign Telecoms
Well, the point is US corporations dominate the Internet an mobile phones industry (OS), and the reverse is not true. Being a foreign country citizen, this does really matter to me. Really, why are the US trying to hard to become the bad guy ? I am now wondering wether I might be better off using Kingsoft Office rather than MS Office, from a privacy point of view, can you imagine that ?!
I'd most rather, of the following, search with:
Admitedly, it is still in its infant stage. But like any peer-to-peer model, usage will make it better!
And it seems that only a decentralied solution can give us some guarantee on independance, privacy, etc...
Microsoft Reacts To Feedback But Did They Get Windows 8.1 Right?
I always wondered : when Microsoft has these special "show me the source" programs, does it mean that the final client also does compile Windows by itself for deployment ? Or is it more like, "hey, just have look, you see, nothing to be afraid of, trust us. Now take our binaries." ?
Dmitry Itskov Wants To Help You Live Forever Via an Android Avatar
No, because it's just another instance of youself.
Maybe, if everything is perfect, you will have electronicBrainYou.equals(realYou) == true, be still, electronicYou == realYou is false.
Majority of Americans Say NSA Phone Tracking Is OK To Fight Terrorism
Mind, people outside the US are also citizens (of their own nations). And they deserve some privacy also. Regarding only basic self-interest, maybe these people will be thinking twice before using US driven technologies...
Israel Airport Security Allowed To Read Tourists' Email
I use SMIME to encrypt my mails! Oh wait... I use a certificate from StartSSL. Should I trust them?
USPS Discriminates Against 'Atheist' Merchandise
Don't know if this is true, but this is scary. I think many europeans can be depicted as atheists, and probably as well as communists regarding US standards ! Reminds me when I went to the USA and was asked by the customs services if I was in relation with "communists"... Well... God bless America :-)
Bruce Schneier: A Cyber Cold War Could Destabilize the Internet
I liked this one ! Innovation on the Internet never really came from "the free market" and stating otherwise is pure ideology. It came from the ARPA, universities, the CERN, RFCs, etc... Profit minded companies mainly used the Internet and would really love to rule it, but did they bring innovation ? Seriously ?
Alan Cox Exits Intel, Linux Development
Not even necessary... I use it as a day to day desktop, and I must say I just couldn't work on Windows. MacOS X is cool too, but I miss the free software library Linux has...
Smart Guns To Stop Mass Killings
Yes, so true. There are so many moments in my life where I think: "My gun is so useful here, in the subway. I'm glad I got one with me every day ! This tool is perfect, hope nobody will screw it up with stupid controls"... Reading US comments feels really exotic to me.
FBI Publishes Top Email Terms Used By Corporate Fraudsters
Why fraud when it is so simple to be perfectly legal in all these tax havens ?
Some Apple iMacs "Assembled In America"
This statement ignores that at some point that capital (I don't understand why they separate the concepts of capital and land ownership) was purchased with the results of productive activity. Instead of buying food, or theatre tickets, or going on a vacation, the capitalist bought something that holds value.
Or they the land was taken by force by an ancestor and inhereted. This argument stand as long as capital is the fruit of one's work. This might be the case, but no so aften I think...
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