Cables Show US Seeks Assange
this is the most insightful summary of why the US might feel justified in prosecuting Assange that I have seen yet.
no mod points or I'd mod you up.
Ecuador Grants Asylum To Julian Assange
let's be a little more specific:
Patino made it clear that Ecuador had asked Sweden for a guarantee that it would not extradite him to the US, were such a request made. But Sweden had said no, he said
(from the guardian's live coverage)
Cop Seeks Wiretapping Charges For Woman Who Videotaped Beating
This argument bears a superficial resemblence to the "Support our TRUUPES!" argument:
"Our men and women in uniform fight to protect our freedoms from dangerous terrorists overseas. If you dont support our men and women in the armed forces, you are selling out our country, and are complicit in the terrorist's cause."
I'm against any abuse of power, but "support our troops" means - even if you don't support the political agenda, you should support and respect the soldiers who have to fight - they don't have a choice. So that makes them potential victims of abuses of the system as well, so from my point of view, it's exactly the opposite of what you're saying.
At least that's what it's supposed to mean - a lot of people misuse that slogan to mean something else....
NX Compression Technology To Go Closed Source
slashdot is dead when there are 2 misspellings of Linus' last name in the same thread and nobody corrects it
First Pictures of the (Fake?) PlayStation Phone
funny, but no mod points :-)
Segway UK Boss Dies After Driving Off Cliff
Not in itself. But if he was seriously trying to be ironic by doing so, then the fact that it was not ironic and in a post requesting correct usage of irony, was itself ironic.
Actually, by intentionally stating the incorrect artist's name in a post intending to correct someone's misuse of the word irony, was itself punny.
The MPEG-LA's Lock On Culture
Kind of OT, but actually the judges in Texas are anti-corporate if anything, if we're talking about south-east Texas where most of the huge class-action lawsuits get filed (and won).
5 Reasons Tablets Suck, and You Won't Buy One
no kidding, that's what I got out of it too. some people just can't see the forest for the trees.
Chinese Pirates Launch Ubuntu That Looks Like XP
It appears that the screenshot was taken from the real Windows XP, and Ylmf OS does not look much like XP, but rather exactly like Gnome.
Here's a screenshot taken from someone who installed the ISO in VMWare and changed the locale to English: http://i50.tinypic.com/2lar9s0.jpg
Jetman Attempts Intercontinental Flight
but there certainly is in American't
Ryan Gordon Ends FatELF Universal Binary Effort
5 for osx: you forgot ppc64
Sky Watchers Want Recognized a Newly Described Type of Cloud
Looks like mammatus clouds - something any pilot would instantly recognize (and avoid)
College Police Think Using Linux Is Suspicious Behavior
you mean like columbo? :-)
February 13th, UNIX Time Will Reach 1234567890
to see the local time with qore, type:
qore -X 'localtime(1234567890)'
(requires qore 0.7.0 or better) :-)
Of childhood "building" toys, my favorite is ...
well that's interesting, because I had a similar experience with that same fabled townhouse. I had a couple of girls that lived next door to me when I was a kid who had that townhouse, and they loved their barbies. so I would have barbie come to that same elevator and say to the elevator operator (me): "4th floor please". unfortunately the house only has 3 floors.
as the elevator would shoot out of the roof of the townhouse towards the ceiling, barbie would scream, "wait, I meant the 3rd floor!"
oh, those good times, so long ago...