Linux Sucks (Video)
The linux kernel devs had an offer open to manufacturers to write drivers for free. But I guess it's been 7 years since that offer so maybe that's changed. If so it was most likely because the manufacturers didn't take them up on the offer.
From FCC Head Wheeler, a Yellow Light For Internet Fast Lanes
Wish I had some mod points left - more signatures are needed. I just added mine.
Tom Wheeler will never have the public's interest in mind. Once a lobbyist for cable and wireless companies always their shill.
NYC Considers Google Glass For Restaurant Inspections
The best way to keep inspectors from looking the other way for cash under the table is to be able to see when they're looking the other way. This also protects the restaurant owners too since the inspector can't threaten them over something imaginary because it will have to be on the video recording to back up their statements.
Under the Chassis: A Look At Tesla's Battery Shield
These accidents all seem to stem from the drivers and their carelessness. From crashing through brick walls to hitting large chunks of debri in the road rather than going around it. All Tesla has done is made their vehicles less prone to the driver being careless. (good move none the less)
Next up - Tesla cars catch fire after drivers park them in the ocean.
Is Google Making the Digital Divide Worse?
My thoughts exactly - the digital divide wouldn't be any less worse without Google. If anything Google is slowly forcing the hands of the large telcos to bolster their services or have their lunches eaten.
Privacy Advocate Jacob Appelbaum Reports Break-In Of Berlin Apartment
As we improve our ability to keep private things private the government's orginizations will find it easier to snoop by gaining physical access first. There's no doubt we're on the slippery slope. I have to wonder, which orginization broke into his apartment? Or maybe it was a combined effort and they are sharing in the information gained, if any.
Firefox 26 Arrives With Click-To-Play For Java Plugins
Cookie Monster is one of my must have plugins for Firefox. You can easily see at a glance where the cookie usage stands for the site you are on and can then adjust as needed. Using a default of rejecting all can be a bit more work though but isn't so bad once you have white listed your regularly used web sites.
Toyota's Killer Firmware
The owner of a self-driving car will have had to accepted the EULA and accepted not to hold the manufacturer liable for sofware defects. (half joking but I wouldn't rule it out)
Firefox 24 Arrives: WebRTC Support and NFC Sharing On Android
If you hold down on the thumbnails the option to pin the site is there so that it always shows when opening firefox. Simply pin down 6 sites you don't mind displaying at startup. Also, there is an addon called clean quit that can be set to clear out history, cookies and such when you choose it as an option to exit the browser.
San Francisco Fire Chief Bans Helmet-Mounted Cameras For Firefighters
Is that a KTVU confirmed driver's name? :D
Silent Circle Follows Lavabit By Closing Encrypted E-mail Service
Kim Dotcom's services look like they're coming into a underserved market at this rate.
British Porn-Censoring MP Has Website Defaced With Porn
An 8 second Google search (I'm on a slow connection) gives the following possibilities:
Member of Parliament
Take a guess.
What does a piano have to do with porn? Never mind, not sure I want to know.
Lead Developer of Yum Killed In Hit-and-run
Thanks for the update. Not that I think they should go lightly on him but he should be given some consideration for owning up to his mistake. Regardless of his punishment it wont bring Seth back.
Millions At Risk From Critical Vulnerabilities From WordPress Plugins
Just bad coding. Any language can be coded with badly. (some more easily or accidentally than others)
Microsoft YouTube App Strips Ads; Adds Download
They just need to move to VP8 delivery only. Microsoft said it wouldn't support it - then we'll really know for sure!
Linode Hacked, Credit Cards and Passwords Leaked
I used to think the same thing until I ended up paying for some charges I didn't make. Capital One's team of investigators concluded that the charges were my responsibility. I've been running Linux on the desktop for over 10 years now so I know it wasn't a trojan or some other malware on my end giving up the card number - it had to be an online service somewere that was hacked. I never found out who or how. I only ended up owing money for iPower Web hosting (would never in a million years use their service to start with), various gourmet coffee that was delivered to my house (ok I do like coffee but still wouldn't have ordered it online), video professor videos on using Microsoft Office (you know, if I should ever go back to Windows this may be handy???) and colon cleanser. WTF? I don't think they really did any investigating - just waited for a bit and then said it was my fault. Capital One offers no protection.
Passthoughts, Not Passwords: Authentication Via Brainwaves
I'll tell you what to think!
Wayland/Weston Gets Forked As Northfield/Norwood
That's my trigger! Please wait while I get my dongle out. ;)
Bitcoin Currency Surpasses 20 National Currencies In Total Value
Or like has been stated before it's mostly being hoarded. (like when collecting anything, mostly of value to the collector and other collectors but not anyone else)
Google Pledges Not To Sue Any Open Source Projects Using Their Patents
Oracle is using Map Reduce - wonder if they infringe?
Microsoft is using Map Reduce - wonder if they infringe?
Perhaps Apple is using it as well, somewhere.
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