British Teen Jailed Over Encryption Password
That's the typical British response. The reason England is in the position it's in.
Stats Show iPhone Owners Get More Sex
Women have more partners than men do! Sluts!
Canonical Begins Tracking Ubuntu Installations
I already see people up in arms about this https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/canonical-census/+question/120594
But, I think in the open source community -- assuming the package is open source -- an honest method can be created to give the vendor (Canonical) information they need to help them provide much better service and attention to platforms based on usage. The package can be removed as well, so I think Canonical is doing this in a pretty non-intrusive way. We can't expect the greatest achievements be made when all you have to go on is the wind in your own home town.
Skype Files For IPO
I have Skype on my Android. Works mint!
Skype Files For IPO
Be prepared for an increase in tariffs and other hidden fees.
Ex-SF Admin Terry Childs Gets 4-Year Sentence
Screw with your gov't overlords.....then prepare to be punished.
Vonage Makes Free Facebook Phone Call App
another Android app to install. Sigh.
Verizon Charged Marine's Widow an Early Termination Fee
I disagree. These absurd "policies" are pushed from the top down. It's called "maximum return for shareholders." The moment companies took this philosophy, it was all downhill sense. Big, evil corporations are only concerned with maximum return, and they drive these principles within. It's just a teeny tiny example of the erosion within US corporations and finance. It's just a simple indication of why the "global crisis" happened. Pure greed.
The State of Munich's Ongoing Linux Migration
I don't think you read the relevant bits. The project was put on hold a few years ago for patent legality research. And, they are doing a "soft migration" in which relevant open source applications are being installed on Windows to gear up the user base for the switch.
Just pulling the rug out from under all the users quickly is stupid and will generate nothing but backlash. I read the OSOR page, and it seems they know what they are doing and doing it well. I drive a Mercedes, and I can say that Germans don't half ass things.
Speculatively, I would say the cost is so high because the city most likely dug themselves a hole by developing loads of software that is Windows specific. But, they are doing the right thing here by getting their technology independence. In 10 years from now, their operating costs will be amazingly low since they will ditch millions in MS tax, have a user base acclimatized to Linux, flexible applications, and knowledgeable admins.
This should be an example and business case to other governments and large organizations that they too can save themselves tons of cash by just going through the pain of undoing "easy decisions".
Nuclear Subs 'Collide In Ocean'
Subs always use SONAR. However, they use passive SONAR. And, if two subs are at transit speeds, their passive SONAR is virtually blind, e.g. there is so much flow noise you would not be able to hear subtle things.
Trident submarines -- and almost all modern subs -- are so quiet that even when you know where they are it is almost impossible to detect and hear them. So, this is not a surprise they were not able to hear each other. What is surprising is with all that deep, deep ocean out there, two of them just happened right into each other.
Windows 7 Gaming Performance Tested
I guess Microsoft's is "features" instead of performance. Hasn't the saying "what Intel giveth, Microsoft taketh away" been proven true time and again?
Senator Prods Microsoft On H-1B Visas After Layoff Plans
You're surprised this is Republican?!?!?!?! What America have you lived in? Wake the fuck up you idiot.
The Republicans have always tried to protect American values -- and that includes protecting its citizens first. What do you think the whole Guantanamo military tribunal think is all about? And, oh, no surprisingly the Democratic administration has made it first business to tear that down as well.
You must really believe all CNN is telling you.
A Teacher Asking Students To Destroy Notes?
Fuckin' A. Smack that bitch up. You never know -- it might turn her on and you'll be the next Fark headline maker. Some chicks are crazy like that.
Of childhood "building" toys, my favorite is ...
The rest of you are just lego failure wannabees
Shuttleworth Says Canonical Is Not Cash-Flow Positive
Red Hat itself has made it public that the desktop market is a very difficult one. Ubuntu has made very decent inroads to the desktop market for Linux, but it is true they need to put much more effort on the server side to become truly competitive. I think they have done some good work, but look forward to see what the community can provide in the next couple years. It's very hard to start competing in a market that is already spoken for by a few big players.