MIT Institute's Gloomy Prediction: 'Global Economic Collapse' By 2030
Did anyone else note the jump in usage of 'global warming' around 1900 on that graph? I wonder what caused this, there doesn't seem to be much mention of it online (admittedly I looked for about 3 minutes before giving up and deciding to post here). It seems to be the first major mention of the phrase and while very small compared to the current usage, it'd be interesting to know what caused it.
British Government To Grant Warrantless Trawl of Communications Data
They can introduce all the warrantless tapping statutes they like but there's no obligation or wish on my part to hand over my decryption keys
Incorrect. The UK has the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act, which lets them demand encryption keys/passwords. If you do not comply, you can face jail time
Anonymous, Decentralized and Uncensored File-Sharing Is Booming
"You have loaded an HTTPS site. Your internet connection will be suspended to the end of the month". It would never work.
No Pardon For Turing
>*They turned a blind eye to it when he was working at Bletchley and was regarded as "indispensable" to the war effort.*
Do you have some evidence for this.
Anthony Cave Brown's book, "C": The Secret Life of Sir Stewart Menzies, Spymaster to Winston Churchill, states:
Menzies had known that Turing was a practicing and aggressive homosexual; this had emerged soon after his employment at Bletchley. But since he caused no offence to his colleagues at Bletchley, and since he was perhaps the only man in Menzies's service who might have been called ‘indispensable,’ his services were retained... Early in 1944 a suspicion arose that he might have been the man responsible for molesting schoolboys at the main public library in Luton, a large industrial town not far from Bletchley. While no proceedings arose, it was decided that the need for good order and discipline required his removal - but not before he had done his finest work
No Pardon For Turing
They turned a blind eye to it when he was working at Bletchley and was regarded as "indispensable" to the war effort. As soon as he was no longer required they stopped turning a blind eye and he was convicted. Many would see that as betrayal.
Inception, The Social Network, TS3 Get Oscar Noms
I feel to see how this falls under the topic of "News for Nerds?". A glossy Disney pop-scifi remake of an old cult nerd film is about the only nerdy thing on there. The Social Network was an overhyped fictitious story which had very little of the technological aspect. Toy Story 3 is just a kids film, a very good one at that, but in no way really nerdy.
Pirate Party Banned From Social Networking Site
Technically, it is illegal to discriminate against members of the BNP (or any other political party) in the UK. Not employing someone for the sole reason that they are a BNP member is grounds for a discrimination claim. Though, due to the policies of the BNP, it probably wouldn't be difficult to say the person wasn't employed due to a companies anti-discrimination code (or something similar, most companies have something along those lines).
While I agree mostly with your post (they are a legitimate political party and most legitimate parties should not be discriminated against), I think in entities like the police, it makes sense to discriminate against members of the BNP (and other such parties). I mean, how fair can you expect someone with a background of discrimination against immigrants to be when arresting/investigating an immigrant as part of the police force?
Pirate Bay Court Loss Won't Stop the Flow of Files
Remember Napster? It was only good for people who listened to mainstream chart toppers with crappy sound quality. It was not an option for people really interested in music.
The Pirate Bay is today's equivalent of Napster for music (discounting things like LimeWire of course, which are only used by the real filesharing noobs to trade terrible quality tracks). Most of the music torrents (at least the ones I have seen) are encoded about about LAME V3 or V4 (or equivalent), which isn't crappy, but nor is it audiophile quality. The Pirate Bay does have a Flac section, but the selection of music there just isn't comprehensive enough yet.
Anyone really interested in music should be on one of the music oriented private sites (such as OiNK was back in the day) where the rules about quality, completeness etc. are much more draconian. Tried finding a really small band on TPB recently? A search for "Tall Firs" on TPB finds nothing, but on a private site, two albums in a multitude of different formats/qualities are returned.
The pirate bay isn't an option for people really interested in music
Silverlight On the Way To Linux
Ubuntu Ports To ARM
As a top quality news source, TFA doesn't link to the actual Canonical announcement.