devphaeton (695736) writes "Groklaw's pj writes: "The owner of Lavabit tells us that he's stopped using email and if we knew what he knew, we'd stop too.
There is no way to do Groklaw without email. Therein lies the conundrum.
What to do?
What to do? I've spent the last couple of weeks trying to figure it out. And the conclusion I've reached is that there is no way to continue doing Groklaw, not long term, which is incredibly sad. But it's good to be realistic. And the simple truth is, no matter how good the motives might be for collecting and screening everything we say to one another, and no matter how "clean" we all are ourselves from the standpoint of the screeners, I don't know how to function in such an atmosphere. I don't know how to do Groklaw like this."
Groklaw is a pillar of the Internet Community. It is a sad day when we lose such giants who have fought for truth and goodness in our favour." Link to Original Source top
Buyer's remorse for iPad 3 owners, as iPad 4 released only seven months later
devphaeton (695736) writes "Jason Schreier writes: "Surprise! Today, October 23, Apple revealed the iPad 4. "Look how shiny it is!" Apple's executives preached to a crowd full of cheering fans and press. "New processing chip! Double the graphics power! You want one!"
Nowhere did Apple mention the iPad 3, the machine that was touted oh-so-passionately just seven months ago as the next big thing. Seven months ago. It's like a Simpsons parody of how often companies release new iterations of their hardware."" Link to Original Source top
devphaeton (695736) writes "Steve Jobs, the visionary in the black turtleneck who co-founded Apple in a Silicon Valley garage, built it into the world's leading tech company and led a mobile-computing revolution with wildly popular devices such as the iPhone, died Wednesday. He was 56." Link to Original Source top
If there ever was a hacker amongst men, Lester Polsfuss was him. Few people associate the man with the namesake. Even fewer know that when his elbow was shattered in an automobile accident, he asked the doctor to set it at a 90-degree angle so that he could still play guitar. Mr. Les Paul brought the electric guitar to the masses, invented multitrack recording, and other musical effects such as delay, phasing, flanging and the like. On top of all this, he was an amazing musician. When it comes to modern music, we all owe a lot to Les Paul." Link to Original Source