Net Neutrality Is 'Marxist,' According To a Koch-Backed Astroturf Group
Kochs aren't worried about capitalism which is a system of exchange. They are worried about not being able to their own profits in the short term. As extractive industries they want to buy protection from other advocates with environmental views by starving them out of the discussion! Here's the problem. Capitalism (market economies) only works if there is a fair balance of power among the buyers and the sellers. That other thing that the Kochs are protecting is oligarchy--rule by the wealthy.
Goodbye, Google Voice
yes and I'm a /. classic fan, sorry about that.
Goodbye, Google Voice
Maybe it is a good headline because it caught my attention and drove me to comment. Being backwoods senior citizens, my wife and I use google voice all the time. No cell service where we live so we stay in touch with our family and our volunteer activities without paying for long distance using google voice. Besides, some of us less dexterous seniors need a keyboard to respond to texts. Google if you are listening, don't dump voice cuz some yuppie in a metro area has a bug up his a**
The Role of Freeloaders In Open Source Communities
Maybe this will help people distinguish between participation in an organization (personal) and participation in a network or movement (virtual).
Google, Apple, Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft, Yahoo Form Alliance Against NSA
If NSA can't get info on us by its own methods, they will need to buy it from Google, Apple, Facebook, Twitter, AOL, Microsoft, LinkedIn, and Yahoo...just saying
Ask Slashdot: Are We Older Experts Being Retired Too Early?
I'm not in IT but grateful to have enough working knowledge of telecommunications systems to continue to share what I've learned with others in my field. From out in the woods I can continue to be a mentor to my former co workers but now I can do it without worrying about the overlords telling me "you can't say that..." I can also mentor younger people in other organizations...maybe getting them to shake things up a little where they work. And I have time to think about how to adapt the wonderful new tools being created in the 21st century world back to the 19th century world of social welfare organizations. I just finished The Power of Scrum and I'm wondering how my former colleagues can adapt rapid change and customer feedback into their service delivery models.
I have been fortunate to have wonderful family, relatively stable health, enough income to survive, and an internet connection that permits me to live in the beautiful Pennsyltucky and still communicate with my peers. I have given up catering to the neuroses of the bosses and the funders. Count me lucky. Sorry to talk so much about myself but here's the take away: Retirement is the time we can REALLY tell the truth without being caught up in organizational gang fights and turf wars. Take what I know and deploy it in an open sourced sharing environment and learn some new stuff too.
UEFI Secure Boot and Linux: Where Things Stand
I'm using a System 76 laptop for about 4 months now. I like the choices of hardware options. Here's the downsides. I had a rocky ordering experience: Billing address and shipping addresses were different and 'broke' their system so it took a phone call to fix the problem. Then I had to reinstall the operating system to fine tune Ubuntu; Not a biggie since I normally make my own install on any new box. Since then it runs like a clock. Laptop (Lemur is the model) is light, fast, has a nice touch...everything I wanted and no MS TAX. check them out at https://www.system76.com/ Maybe if there's more demand for open hardware...more people will build it.
OH Senate Passes Bill Banning Human-Animal Hybrids
The Ohio Senate has not succumbed to the stupidity pandemic sweeping the state. This is a conscious strategy to avoid voting the apportionment reform bill.
"In the last few elections, an almost equal number of voters statewide voted for Republicans and Democrats. Yet our state Senate has a 2-1 Republican tilt. And that enables them to rush through legislation prior to recessing banning the development of human/animal hybrids — a problem that, you know, doesn't actually EXIST in Ohio right now."
Anastasia Pantsios in Ohio Daily Blog
Police In Britain Arrest Man For Bomb-Threat Joke On Twitter
duh, what are you thinking?