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Users Revolt Over Yahoo Groups Update

interglossa Sometimes bad events have good side-effects. (331 comments)

I know that many flickr users were very disappointed with the changes to flickr, but it prompted many of them to move to ipernity. Now ipernity has redesigned their site to be more similar to flickr, and it has a facility to import images from your flickr account. It is 'welcoming' and does not purge content it doesn't like the way Yahoo does. So perhaps this is not such a tragedy...

about a year ago

SXSW: Nate Silver Discusses Data Bias, the Strangeness of Fame

interglossa video of Silver's talk on line? (136 comments)

Does anyone know where we can see this talk online?

about 2 years ago

iPad Will Beat Netbooks With "Magic"

interglossa I love my netbook. (1010 comments)

When I saw the iPad came with no Flash support, it did not surprise me at all. I love my netbook (ASUS 701, the first one they shipped to US) and I cannot think of why you would want Apple magic, unless you have good voodoo to keep it from harming anything...

more than 4 years ago

Drupal 6 Social Networking

interglossa more than just social networking (122 comments)

Drupal is a general CMS, not just social networking, a facet they just teased out for this particular book.

more than 5 years ago

Polaroid Lovers Try To Revive Its Instant Film

interglossa Re:They're called digital cameras (443 comments)

I have a neighbor who still occasionally takes Daguerrotypes (Bequerel method, all safe). They preserve the aura of the subject because they are 'negatives' created directly by the light that struck the sitter. There will always be a place for alternative photography.

more than 5 years ago

Activists Use Wikipedia To Test Aussie Net Censors

interglossa British Commonwealth? (330 comments)

I obviously don't know much about Australia, but does anyone know how a country like them in the English-speaking world became so extreme in their Internet censorship? I'm amazed at this. I would expect this in the third world if at all.

more than 5 years ago

Ma.gnolia User Data Is Gone For Good

interglossa Re:Needless loss (450 comments)

The problem is, some of the more interesting sites to me at least like running their own content management platforms and end up in a homebrew situation which can be disaster-prone. We in the GLB community were lucky that pamshouseblend.com was able to regroup after some creep hacked the site. Now they have implemented soft security (mirrors etc.) but it still took people and $ and rising to the occasion.

more than 5 years ago

Ma.gnolia User Data Is Gone For Good

interglossa Re:Food for Stallman (450 comments)

I think Richard's argument is more in line with his discussion of ownership of information rather than the fragility of the cloud per se. Cloud angst has been rather building broadly lately for general reasons with such tremors as google abandoning services like notebook and yahoo pulling the plug on Briefcase. There are also some interesting talks on TED about this topic. We are not very far in coming to grips with it, perhaps economic collapse will help with that.

more than 5 years ago

Open Source Software For Experimental Physics?

interglossa astronomy (250 comments)

A lot of astronomers use IDL but NASA projects in general must put their software in the public domain, so it is not surprising to find packages like the Astronomical Image Processing System (AIPS), the C Flexible Image Transport System (FITS) I/O (CFITSIO) libraries and many other packages and interfaces in SciPy.

about 6 years ago

Pandora Console Ready For Pre-Orders

interglossa Re:Why would you buy this? (309 comments)

For pocket-sized Internet radio, Skype, e-mail not associated with a cellphone. There was a story on one of the eee blogs about Toshiba creating a pocket-sized umpc-type of machine but it was a prototype. So it would not be surprising to see some of the umpc machines morph in this direction. There are Zaurus descendants sold in Japan but they are very expensive to buy in the US and not really made for us.

more than 6 years ago



Cyberbullying gains momentum

interglossa interglossa writes  |  more than 7 years ago

interglossa writes "A report by the Pew Internet Project reported on the BBC news web site indicates a rising incidence of cyberbullying among online teenagers, with slightly higher incidence among those visiting social networking sites such as Facebook and MySpace. Tactics cited include being "the victim of an aggressive email, IM or text message" and "having a rumor spread about them online"."
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