How To Crash the US Justice System: Demand a Trial
And it's only two because nobody ever bothered with rock'n roll.
Rules and Regulations for Public Dance Halls ("no beating of drum to produce jazz effect") and also, Nazi hatred for jazz (I think this one is my favorite: "so-called jazz compositions may contain at most 10% syncopation; the remainder must consist of a natural legato movement devoid of the hysterical rhythmic reverses characteristic of the barbarian races and conductive to dark instincts alien to the German people (so-called riffs)"...)
Opossums Overrun Brooklyn, Fail To Eliminate Rats
have you learned nothing? you're just going to get opposums listening to animal collective on vinyl.
WordPress Creator GPL Says WP Template Must Be GPL'd
to the majority of those making business decisions -- PHBs and their ilk -- this is nitpicking of a granularity they'll never get to. Just as all PCs run "windows" and all copy machines are "xerox machines" etc. You're right, but almost no one will notice.
Police Officers Seek Right Not To Be Recorded
that's Officer Heisenberg to you, son
Japanese Researchers Make Plastic Out of Water
apparently it was the 2nd time he did it...
Naming and Shaming "Bad" ISPs
because when the IP address block that was assigned to your IP is blacklisted, you won't be able to do shit except switch ISPs, then switch all your DNS entries (if you're a corp user) or hang out all day waiting for your new cable/dsl/whatever tech to show up to plug in your shiny new cable/dsl/whatever modem.
That's why you would care about it.
China Warns Google To Obey Or Leave
If you want a picture of the future, imagine searching the internet with Bing -- forever.
The iPad Questions Apple Won't Answer
...you check your mail on your VCR?
Google Proposes DNS Extension
The internet is not the web; DNS has uses other than HTTP requests. Ping, traceroute, SMTP, FTP, to name a few. Please think back to the myriad things that broke when verisign started doing wildcard redirection. This is still a good idea, but to pretend that there aren't privacy/security concerns because "they were going to know anyway" is false.
How To Get a Job At a Mega-Corp
with a little luck, you could be someone's happy place.
Feds Bust Cable Modem Hacker
remember that they're called "courts of law" not "courts of justice".
EFF Launches "Takedown Hall of Shame"
that totally makes sense. you've proven the church out of existance, thanks.
Amazon Hobbles Features For International Kindle
So they can't pony up for some servers in europe and an agreement w/ a euro cell carrier? sounds like bad planning or a bullshit song-and-dance to rake in the $.
Fedora 12 Beta Released
There's a menu item for installing software, but honestly, if you don't know what yum is and how it's used to install software in redhat-based distros -- especially if you couldn't be bothered to google it and instead thought installing windows would be easier -- windows is where you need to be. that's not meant as an insult either; linux is not for you.
Are Software Developers Naturally Weird?
out of curiosity, where would one find mousepads like that?
China Strangles Tor Ahead of National Day
A war crime by any other name....
The Unit 731 stuff is particularly abhorrent.
MS Says All Sidekick Data Recovered, But Damage Done
If you're keeping the data offline, why bother putting it on the cloud anyway? Save yourself the bandwidth and just make a hotsite or warm site with your data backups sent over a leased line through a VPN instead of over the internet.
You can talk all about encryption, but if you're going to /use/ your data, at some point, the hardware will need to touch it unencrypted -- even if only to actually encrypt it before storage or transport or whatever. If you don't have control of the hardware, you don't have control of the data. Period. End of story.
AT&T To Allow VoIP On iPhone
Snark is all well and good, but this was a decision by AT&T about what they'll allow on their network; Apple's involvement is closer to being as a 3rd party vendor. Based on AT&T's decision, Apple will allow apps that the platform could already handle (cf jailbroken iPhones that can run VoIP apps).
Wolfenstein Being Recalled In Germany
You forgot to capitalize "Damen" and "Herren". Yeah I know I'm being nitpicky. ;-)
I think you mean that you're being a "Grammar [REDACTED IN GERMANY]"
After 8 Years of Work, Be-Alike Haiku Releases Official Alpha
Well, ubuntu's not for sale -- I'm sure someone will charge you for it if you want, but you can't walk into a store and buy it. But you can get some netbooks, laptops and desktops preinstalled with it, and their publicity and userbase evangelism has certainly increased their marketshare; even 3 or 4 years ago, you'd have been hard pressed to find a linux distro that had the kind of community and popularity that ubuntu has now. Redhat might have been close, but their focus on corporate money/marketshare put a bit of distance between the average user and them; debian has the fanatical userbase, but can be technically difficult for newbies and is therefore destined to never have the broad userbase that ubuntu has. If you're looking for a desktop OSS OS, it's not only available, you can get it preinstalled already. And they've got help/support etc forums available.
Be's downfall was threefold: no apps, no inroads to consumers and Apple went with Jobs' NeXT instead of Gassee's BeOS. Haiku's OSS nature means it can't be killed in the market -- there's no market that it *needs* to survive -- but without some kind of push to get it going and into people's hands, it's going to be as great as the next linux distribution you've never heard of. Which is a shame, because it's a nice OS.
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