Munich Council Say Talk of LiMux Demise Is Greatly Exaggerated
It is a single council, speaking as a single entity. One council says; two councils say.
How many devices are connected to your home Wi-Fi?
Let's just be glad it's not "chipping squirrels" à la Fargo.
Why the Public Library Beats Amazon
You and Joe Biden ought to check your calendars; it's been the 21st century for well over a decade now.
Also, real libraries have old and out-of-print books, rare books, maps, art collections, local publications and artifacts, and plenty of things that are highly unlikely ever to be digitized, or which history -- and historians! -- demand be kept for the public good. In this information age, we need librarians more than ever. Get rid of libraries and you scrap civilization itself.
Silicon Valley Doesn't Have an Attitude Problem, OK?
Isn't it true that a bus stop may be used by any conveyance, public or private? If you are loading or unloading passengers, you may use one, you just can't wait there. So what is the problem?
2D To 3D Object Manipulation Software Lends Depth to Photographs
It's "a software" again. I'd like to give the author an information, perhaps while we eat a spaghetti, that in English we have "mass nouns" and thus you cannot have one hardware or one clothing or one software.
Interviews: Ask Tim O'Reilly About a Life Steeped In Technology
We hear so much about "Internet Years" and how the pace of innovation has increased so dramatically. Yet from the first TRS-80 to the end of the CP/M era was barely five years, and in that time a vast numbers of magazines and books were written and printed. Today, meanwhile, major software components like Moose, Perl's object-oriented makeover, have been around for over six years and still no O'Reilly book is yet on the horizon. In your estimation, is the major problem to new publications really the speed of innovation, or the increaing dilution of the market from it becoming vastly broader?
Private Data On iOS Devices Not So Private After All
These so-called "smart telephones" aren't telephones at all; they are computers. Computers that you cannot control. And if you aren't, who is?
Some folks thought Richard Stallman was crazy for saying no-one should run software or use hardware that is based on clandestine (proprietary, hidden) knowledge. This latest revelation is just one reason he was right all along.
Why My LG Optimus Cellphone Is Worse Than It's Supposed To Be
Telephones are devices that let you speak to someone (tele-, far; and phone-, sound).
The real mystery is why anyone who has the slightest clue about technology, would buy or wish to use a computer that runs software you cannot control or replace. Even the TRS-80 let you shut off the built-in Microsoft BASIC ROM, and the Apple ][ let you run something other than Integer BASIC. These allegedly "smart" so-called "telephones" seem quite brain-dead.
A Physicist Says He Can Tornado-Proof the Midwest With 1,000-Foot Walls
Hey, those could be Solar Freakin' Walls and they could be made out of scratch-proof glass, topped with windmills and LEDs that you can see in the daytime and generate eleventysix times the electricity of [[transmission garbled]]
Supreme Court Upholds Most EPA Rules On Greenhouse Gases
CO2 is what animals exhale and plants breathe. If CO2 is a pollutant, then so is rainwater. And soon no law has meaning, once they are all subject to such fun-house-mirror distortion. War is peace, freedom is slavery, comrade!
"Super Bananas" May Save Millions of Lives In Africa
Thank god these new super bananas are designed by heaven above to be perfectly suited for human consumption!
EU's Top Court May Define Obesity As a Disability
Yet, somehow, against all reason and sensibility, CO2 is now a "pollutant". How long until the climate alarmist message collapses under its own stupidity?
US Government OKs Sale of Sharper Satellite Images
But can the return of Shaper Images stem the tide of mall abandonment?
Solar Roadways Project Beats $1M Goal, Should Enter Production
Maybe for four-wheeled vehicles, but I dread encountering such a surface on my motorcycle when there's rain about.
XMPP Operators Begin Requiring Encryption, Google Still Not Allowing TLS
Who covers leap years? (24/7 is sufficient.)
Japanese and Swiss Watchmakers Scoff At Smartwatches
I already can't grok why anyone wants a "smart" phone that freezes and crashes all the time, acts like the NSA in your pocket, has no usable keys or keyboard, a screen that's like reading the internet through a straw, and generally has nothing but irritating "features." I certainly do not want a digital watch with no buttons.
Google's Project Ara Could Bring PC-Like Hardware Ecosystem To Phones
Except those were rack upon rack of glowing hot vacuum tubes all connected by point-to-point wiring with cabinets of core and drum memory alongside. Very much individual components, with the vacuum tubes having to be replaced at least one a day. These were then replaced with racks of transistor logic, and then IC logic, all on little replaceable cards. All designed for easy maintenance and in the hope that customers would upgrade their systems.
The Limits of Big Data For Social Engineering
Big Data wants to be Multivac, Google wants to be R. Daneel Olivaw, and now Hari Seldon has sufficient data to begin his work. Yet, as in Foundation and Earth, is a benevolent dictatorship by remote overlords truly the answer, or is there still something missing that could doom us all...?
New Facebook Phone App Lets You Stalk Your Friends
Why bother spending time with "friends" In Real Life when they are only going to spend the whole time ignoring you, poking their thumbs at some greasy little cracked piece of glass? When did the world become this shallow?
OpenBSD Team Cleaning Up OpenSSL
I read that as discarding stuff for Windows 98, 2000, and other ancient platforms that have fallen almost entirely from use, and certainly outside the pool of what's tested: A good thing.
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Can we please get moderation points for -1, Gratuitous obscenity...?
Thank you for the "Daily Journal" book. It looks very interesting, but I all the pages are blank. Maybe it was printed with invisible ink?