Twister: The Fully Decentralized P2P Microblogging Platform
It would be a good move to get it in to the Raspbian repos, as that's now the dominant distro for Raspberry Pi. There's plenty of under-utilised rPi boards in the world which would be suitable local terminals in to Twister.
Chrome Will End XP Support in 2015; Firefox Has No Plans To Stop
Will you drop some loot as well?
Captain Cyborg Is Back! Kevin Warwick Predicts the Future
The only thing I need to say about Kevin Bloody Warwick is this:
In his lectures in the Intro To Cybernetics module at the University Of Reading, he played long video clips from The Lawnmower Man. With a straight face.
(Source: BSc in comp sci at Reading, 2000 - 2003)
PayPal Freezes MailPile's Account
It's poor form to use a referral link that will personally benefit you in this sort of context. It diminishes your point, making you look like any other spammer or paid shill.
Controversy Over Violet Blue's Harm Reduction Talk
Then don't go to that clearly-labelled session. Job done, next?
Firefox Will Soon Block Third-Party Cookies
shadyads.interestingsite.com will be a CNAME dns record, referring over to shadyads.com - so their server will be accessed as if it's part of interestingsite.com's domain, elevating the cookie to First Party status even though it's transmitted to-and-from an entity which is third-party. The wrinkle is that interestingsite have intentionally given shadyads the authority to do this, by adding that dns record.
The Promo Bay Blocked By UK ISPs
ThePromoBay.co.uk is fine but PromoBay.org is blocking on Be (O2).
The former (.co.uk) is a proxy - see the small print "Powered by Unblock The Pirate Bay v1" in the footer.
Juror's Tweets Overturn Trial Verdict
He's ignorant - but, as someone with a lower UID than you, I find you guilty of being a cockbag.
'Anonymous' Plans Sony Boycott On April 16
Just throwing this out there, I'm not available to go do this myself, but a TV-B-Gone or similar "universal TV turner-offer" device would be useful for this action. Even if you're not visibly obviously "doing protesting", you can help Sony reduce their carbon footprints by turning off all their store display TVs for them.
PayPal Freezes Support Account For Bradley Manning
http://www.bitcoin.org/ and a recent episode of Security Now went into a bunch of detail about the theory of how it works.
(tl;dr hard crypto-guesswork puzzles are used to restrict the creation of their new digital currency. It is apparently anonymous and untraceable, and some sites already exist that will trade it for RL US$)
Spamhaus Under DDoS Over Wikileaks.info
Please expand on how you set up virtual-hosting-by-name to support SSL properly - i.e. all the sites on the same IP being able to do SSL with their own domains.
Kuwait Bans DSLR Cameras Use For Non-Journalists
An alternative would be an Eye-Fi card and a MiFi 3g-to-wifi pocket router.
I have that pairing, they work very well - although you might want to cut back on image resolution or JPG quality to get a smaller file so it uploads faster.
Herding Firesheep In NYC — Do Users Care?
I fully expect, within 14 days of now (if that), for people to be using this in busy locations to send links out to victims friends telling them to "click here to browse my holiday photos with this cool FakePhotosRealMalware tool!".
Not that I'm going to do it, just that it's really obvious and I want to feel smug for totally calling it.
Herding Firesheep In NYC — Do Users Care?
*Switched* network. Read smarter, not harder.
BBC To Create Internet Protocol TV Standard
See the BBC's recent requests to OFCOM to be allowed to DRM the FreeviewHD EPG data and require Feature Breakification of receiver hardware in order to be given a license to unlock it.
That's pro-rightsholder and anti-consumer.
VLC 1.1 Forced To Drop Shoutcast Due To AOL Anti-OSS Provision
I don't *think* it's "the ability to connect to shoutcast media streams" that's going away - just the ShoutCAST-branded radio stream directory side of things. (I wouldn't mind know for sure, though.)
It would seem to be the same sort of thing that CDDB pulled once it got commercialized - "our servers are only for the use of Officially Blessed clients".
The End of the 3.5-inch Floppy Continues
Create a variant install disc with the drivers slipstreamed in. In fact, the odds are pretty good you can get away with just slipstreaming Service Pack 3 (assuming you mean Windows XP).
http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase/xpsp3_slipstream.asp has full walkthrough.
Company Sued, Loses For Not Using Patented Tech
If you hit a DUCK with an Echo, would it make a sound, surely?
Detecting Anonymously Registered Domains
In some parts of the world, PO Boxes are not particularly cheap and are absolutely not anonymous. In the UK they cost a bunch (I forget specifics, but it's waaay more than an extra $9 per year for each of the few domains I have set up with DBProxy), and ANYBODY can obtain the name and real-address of the owner simply by writing and asking the Royal Mail.
That's right - no court order, no lawyer intervention, just ask. (There are some specific cases where that doesn't apply, but the general "there are dickheads on the internet" isn't one of them.)
Valve's Battle Against Cheaters
You ultimately run the risk of Valve shitcanning your entire Steam account. If you can't sign in to Steam, you can't play online - and even if you worked around that somehow, you couldn't get updates.
brain159 hasn't submitted any stories.
for some unknown reason I feel I should have at least one journal entry...