Can You Fight DRM With Patience?
Oblig. xkcd comic :
Oracle Buys Sun
Seems oracle.com is down :(
Somehow i did hoped IBM would go and buy SUN, if this is really definitive .. how do IBM and Oracle play together ?
How Web Advertising May Go
I did discover thinkgeek from advertisements on /. and i did buy some stuff from them in the past, so yes, i did purchase something because of a web ad.
(to be honest, it was a while back when ads were more funny/static/interesting and noone was using adblockers ...)
Optimizing Linux Use On a USB Flash Drive?
Try out different filesystems, NILFS seems to be optimized for FLASH usage.
Brtfs could also be worth a try.
use the "noop" IO/Scheduler with nilfs:
echo noop > /sys/block/sdX/queue/scheduler
Postmark benchs on an usb-stick (shameless copied from here:
ext3 (mount -o noatime,noadirtime, normale Partition, scheduler cfq): 49 Transactions/s
nilfs2 (Partition aligned 128k, scheduler noop, protection_period 10s): 588 Transactions/s