Europol Predicts First Online Murder By End of This Year
Someone just killed my dog, why?
How the Critics of the Apollo Program Were Proven Wrong
Isn't a job just another sort of fish in this context?
The Internet Archive Starts Seeding Over a Million Torrents
I had trouble getting to the hotlist, I was finally able to reach the page and Coral too. Here are the 2 cached pages:
Researchers Turn Home Wi-Fi Router Into Spy Device
Reminds me of this 2008 Google Tech Talks: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6PiMimSrP7A
The 'Everyone Gets the Source Code, Donations Get You Binaries' Software Model
"Sveasoft is a small company which makes its living by selling supported versions of Linux-based firmware for a number of wireless routers. Paying subscribers can download current versions of the firmware, which adds a number of features not normally found on those routers. They can grab updated versions as they become available, and participate in support forums as well.
Sveasoft's products are based on free software - Linux in particular. The company's approach to GPL compliance has raised eyebrows for a couple of years now. One tactic employed by the company has been to terminate support accounts for any subscriber who further redistributes the Sveasoft binaries or source. The GPL says that customers are entitled to that code (for the GPL-licensed portions of Sveasoft's products, at least), and that they have the right to pass it on to others. Sveasoft has responded that, when this redistribution happens, it is no longer obligated to provide future versions of the software. The company has employed various schemes for determining which subscriber has redistributed any particular version, and has been quite aggressive at shutting down accounts.", quoted from http://lwn.net/Articles/178550/
Canadian Telcos Lobby Against Pick-and-Pay TV
BOATLOADS more profit? Why not save money and record a single hit song, then?
Ask Slashdot: Wireless Proximity Detection?
Check out this old google tech talk:
Free Software Wins Court Battle in Quebec
It's also worth noting that Mr. Béraud, owner of SFL, was on the board of FACIL when that association sued the government for the same reason. That case was thrown out.
Free Software To Save Us From Social Networks
One word: http://autonomo.us/
Ok, well, two: http://www.opendefinition.org/ossd/
http://wordpress.org/ http://status.net/ and http://drupalgardens.com/ are already leading by example.
NZ School Goes Open Source Amid Microsoft Mandate
When a server breaks, like google, they can just throw another one in without having to discard the junk. If it's good enough for google, it must be good enough for a 250 student school.
Half of Google News Users Browse But Don't Click
Another thing is if you visit google news a few times a day, the chance of a new story popping up is quite slim. That would explain a big chunk of that percentage too.
Man Uses Drake Equation To Explain Girlfriend Woes
Quebec Govt Sued For Ignoring Free Software
And here I thought any plumber could work on any plumbing.