WSJ: Americans' Phone Bills Are Going Up
Moved from ATT to RepublicWireless, another Sprint MVNO, has plans from $5 to $40. Right now, Moto X is the only phone.
Bing Censoring Chinese Language Search Results For Users In the US
Microsoft search always did this, and this has been reported before. This blog post is from 2009.
Disabled Woman Denied Entrance To US Due To Private Medical Records
Regarding wearing suit, I was in India to renew my visa in Chennai in April. I was the only one in jeans & t-shirt, and everyone else was in suit or something similar in the scorching heat & humidity. Its just that, people are scared and do not want to take any chances.
Anti-Poaching Lawsuit Against Apple, Google and Others Given the Green Light
It was more involved than that. If a google employee applied to work for Apple, Apple notified google and vice versa.
Bradley Manning Sentenced To 35 Years
Read this speech by Chomsky, it is very informative and depressing.
Google Chromecast Reviewed; Google Nixes Netflix Discount
If you have HDMI 1.4+, the power adapter is not needed.
HBO Asks Google To Take Down "Infringing" VLC Media Player
Before megaupload was raided, they were fighting a false DMCA claim against Universal. Now, because of the raid the case is over.
Ask Slashdot: How To Bypass Gov't Spying On Cellphones?
The NSA needs to be flooded with false positives. They need to have so many false positives generated that their illegal, unconstitutional spying is rendered moot.
This video recommends false positives in a funny way.
10 Internet Connections At Same Time
From the article:
The free Internet ride is over though: Amazon is now capping use of the browser over 3G at 50 megabytes per month.
However, it’s more likely that Amazon is limiting the 3G connection because of hacks that allow the device to be used as 3G mobile hotspot for free.
UK Authorities Threaten To Storm Ecuadorian Embassy To Arrest Julian Assange
Taken from http://gregmitchellwriter.blogspot.com/2012/08/will-brits-storm-embassy-for-assange.html.
How Pictures Skew Our Judgment
Stephen Colberts explains it here.
Description of the video:
Scientists from Canada and New Zealand research a little world-changing concept Stephen tossed off on his first show in 2005.
US Student Loans Exceed $1 Trillion
How about $75 trillions ?
BofA Said to Split Regulators Over Moving Merrill Derivatives to Bank Unit
Bank of America Corp. (BAC), hit by a credit downgrade last month, has moved derivatives from its Merrill Lynch unit to a subsidiary flush with insured deposits, according to people with direct knowledge of the situation.
Bank of America’s holding company -- the parent of both the retail bank and the Merrill Lynch securities unit -- held almost $75 trillion of derivatives at the end of June, according to data compiled by the OCC. About $53 trillion, or 71 percent, were within Bank of America NA, according to the data, which represent the notional values of the trades.
That compares with JPMorgan’s deposit-taking entity, JPMorgan Chase Bank NA, which contained 99 percent of the New York-based firm’s $79 trillion of notional derivatives, the OCC data show.
The Data Crunching Prowess of Barack Obama
state can decide a individual's (woman's) rights ?
White House Proposes "Wealthy Tax"
Even Dems will fight to show Republicans in bad light and do not want this to pass.
Check this cartoon.
Gamers Piece Together Retrovirus Enzyme Structure
Well, if you want post your opinion (which may be correct):
Attention: SEC is ignoring all signs of Jonathan Lebed pumping and dumping Agria Corp (GRO) and Mega Precious Metals (MGP:CN) stock, which has been going on since May of 2011 and is still continuing in September of 2011 through his current company 'NIA' (National Inflation Association), even though SEC was given this information. The pump and dump is in progress and has been for a number of months right now. NIA touts penny stock Mega Precious Metals based solely on its "inferred" 1.2 million ounces of gold. (See external links).
you need to use your own blog, or something like dailykos.
Windows 8 Won't Support Plug-Ins; the End of Flash?
No, the recent years have shown that Microsoft has truly changed. Microsoft's antitrust cases are from the 90's, you know. Google is currently being investigated for a lot of shit in various countries, not Microsoft.
And care to link some of those anti-google and anti-apple marketing or patent trolling Microsoft is doing? Because they are not. Microsoft has never patent trolled anyone, they have only used their patents when someone has attacked them or when there has been a good case. Patent trolling is completely different subject.
Check this : Microsoft's Android Shakedown
This story sheds light on the recent string of stories about Microsoft demanding royalty payments from various companies that produce smart phones built on Google‘s Android operating system. Intuitively, this doesn’t make much sense. Most people would say that Google has been more innovative than Microsoft in recent years—especially in the mobile phone market—so why is Microsoft the one collecting royalties?
The whole article is very interesting.
Justice Dept. Files Antitrust Complaint Against AT&T and T-Mobile Merger
You know what, you're right!
CyanogenMod Shows Off Android On the HP TouchPad
This might be a good reason for me to buy a TouchPad. Good hardware , great price and it's an Android Tablet now.
Good luck. This page may help you.
Prosecuted For Critical Twittering
In February, William Lawrence Cassidy was indicted for interstate stalking, a felony charge. The indictment stated that Cassidy used Twitter to “engage in a course of contact that caused substantial emotional distress” to an unnamed person.
According to court documents, the person was Alyce Zeoli, the leader of a Buddhist organization known as Kunzang Palyul Choling. Cassidy was allegedly a member of KPC before having a falling out with Zeoli, who is known as Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo to KPC members. After the split, he began directing several thousand public Twitter messages toward Zeoli, some of which were threatening, according to prosecutors.
Court Filing On How 2004 Ohio Election Hacked
Mr Connell was president of GovTech Solutions and New Media Communications. A web designer, he had created a website for Ohio's secretary of state that presented the results of the 2004 election in real time as they were released
He had refused to testify or to hand over documents relating to the systems he had created for the 2004 and 2006 elections but was compelled to do so by subpoena in October and appeared in court in Cleveland, Ohio – the state which gave President George W Bush victory in 2004 – to give a deposition the day before Barack Obama won the presidential election.
source : George Bush aide dies in plane crash.