Ask Slashdot: Preparing For Windows XP EOL?
I'll trying to get an Installfest setup at the local library to help XP users migrate to Ubuntu.
Whole Foods: America's Temple of Pseudoscience
It's the entire existance of the Creation Museum. To be fair I would like to see them get rid of that one aisle.
Whole Foods is doing a lot of really good initiatives, see:
And they don't just say blindly yes God said so to questions like "Is Organic better for you?:
And probiotics after taking antibiotics makes logical sense.... I remember a study that showed that our natural bacteria wasn't at the same level 1 year after taking antibiotics (please don't use this as an excuse to not take antibiotics). If we have the right probiotics available to us is a different story. My wife just got antibiotics and the hospital recommened probiotics...
*Disclaimer: I own a small bit of Whole Foods stock. I'm sure this post will greatly increase it's value....
Interview: Ask Richard Stallman What You Will
https://talky.io/ AFAICT is a fully free software video chat system. Have you used it? Would you recommend it to others?
It uses http://simplewebrtc.com/.
Interview: Ask Richard Stallman What You Will
Ask Slashdot: Best FLOSS iTunes Replacement In 2013?
Ubuntu 12.04 Overview: http://bryanquigley.com/reviews/12-04-music-player-review-my-top-choices
(also has a stuck on Windows section)
Mozilla Location Service: Geolocation Lookups From Cell Towers and WiFi Data
Blog with the most details so far:
Google: Our Robot Cars Are Better Drivers Than You
Is it Google? Is it the consumer?
They are right that the data will have a lot of power over you in these situations...
The Internet Archive Switches To HTTPS Connections By Default
I browse with SSLv3 disabled... and https://archive.org/ only supports SSLv3... why? Most webservers have supported TLS 1.1/1.2 for ages now.. right?
Google Testing Banner Ads On Select Search Results
See how their ads work here: https://dukgo.com/help/en_US/company/advertising-and-affiliates
(To summarize, they are usually fine - usually 0-1 clearly marked sponsored results per page)
Firefox OS 1.1 Released, Mozilla Prepares For 2nd Round of Device Launches
how the update story is contracted to work and for how long. And is there a contingency for if the manufacturer stops wanting to update the phone?
A Timely Revision of Elop's "Burning Platform" Memo
Anyone else think it was going to be a revision for where they are today? On the burning platform that is Windows Phone...
Seriously, I think they are a recoverable company. They gave Elop three years to destroy them... Why not give me three years?
Google Dropping Netscape Plugin API Support In Chrome/Blink
Are you sure that's your sig (Save IE6), or was that the end of your argument :)
Obama Directs FCC to Mandate All Cell Phones Be Unlocked
Is that they leave in the section making it illegal to get around circumvention technologies at all. It servers no justifiable purpose. If anything, the government should be protecting us from DRM. Not helping enforce it.
Why is writing circumvention technologies not free speech, while money is? I've wondered if we can get a friendly congressman to read in libdvdcss2 to the congressional record...
 Digital Millennium Copyright Act v. Public Use: Are Constitutional Safeguards Insufficient in an Era of Industry Lobbying http://techlawadvisor.com/dmca/research.html
Microsoft Drops Price on Nokia's 41-Megapixel Phone
> You want Windows Phone 8 to die so consumers have less choice?
I do want more choice in the phone space, but I don't trust or want it to be from Microsoft - or for that matter propriatary. Why do you want Microsoft to have more control of our digital lives? They have more than enough. Competition works best with a bunch of small players in a market.
So yes, I really just want an actually "open" system to actually be given a chance to shine*. (I'm currently holding on to my Palm Pre Plus which still rocks, but is slowly dieing). I'm currently thinking about getting a Firefox OS device , but the specs are SOOO bad compared to my Palm. If I could get it without a dataplan w/ AT&T, I would have already purchased it.
I think the new gen of open source phones that are coming have a better shot (in that the company will actually try*!). Firefox OS, Ubuntu Mobile, Jolla, Tizen.
* Nokia gave open systems 1 release after saying it was a dead platform and then switched to Windows phone. HP gave up on their TouchPads after 2 months of sales.
LG Reportedly Working On a Firefox OS Phone
* You don't have to install apps to use them.
* If they can pull off the update schedule (which they need to) it's going to be much better than Android for updates: https://blog.mozilla.org/futurereleases/2013/07/19/mozillas-heartbeat-quarterly-firefox-os-releases/
* We need at least one more Open phone option
Chrome's Insane Password Security Strategy
So set a Master Password: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/use-master-password-protect-stored-logins
More here: http://kb.mozillazine.org/Master_password
Almost no users actually use this: http://monica-at-mozilla.blogspot.com/2013/02/cant-live-with-them-cant-live-without.html
"....can be solved somewhat with master password, but only 1 out of 12K users had master password enabled"
Firefox 23 Arrives With New Logo, Mixed Content Blocker, and Network Monitor
..many sites still need to be updated to work with it. Likely some behind the firewall stuff as well. (And many of these sites break in IE10 and Chrome as well)
See here for full details: https://blog.mozilla.org/security/2013/05/16/mixed-content-blocking-in-firefox-aurora/
Basically it prevents loading active content (JS/CSS/etc) from a non-HTTPS source when the page is HTTPS.
Also, if you are a HTTPS Everywhere user and wondering why sites like XKCD and NYtimes are no longer HTTPS, this is why.
Ask Slashdot: Setting Up Non-Obnoxious Outdoor Lighting?
I proposed turning the streetlights off at midnight in my town but I don't have any US based examples of that working. The fear is that it will be less "secure".
Microsoft Slashes Prices On Surface
This is what happened right before HP gave up on tablets...
Sky Deutschland Considering Using Bone Conduction To Force Ads On Train Riders
Nope, advertisers don't really put that much money into the system.
Excercpt from PATCO's budget (local transit authority):
Net Passenger Revenue: 23,900,000
Now, they are still operating at a loss, but that's mass transit, they have a huge positive externality.
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