US Copyright Czar Cozied Up To Content Industry
America has the best government money can buy.
Europeans Needed To Create Broadband Performance Measure
samknows.eu is the URL. Which is sort of a creepy sign right there I think.
Volunteers will receive a purpose-built broadband measurement unit which can be plugged into the existing modem/router. This is called the SamKnows Whitebox.
Will these folks be blessed with any rights of immunity, against anything that is dug up? Might be a good method for a TOR onion router perhaps.
Teach Your Router New Tricks With DD-WRT
As a happy DD-WRT user for users, with many SO-HO routers and LANs to my name, I never buy any routers unless it shows up on the DD-WRT router support database first. To do anything less is probably a waste of time.
BTW, how is this word actually pronounced? Does is sound like rowter or rooter? /troll
Adobe Pushes Emergency Flash Player Security Fix
Oh man, I hate replying to my own ./ post, but *that* ./ article headline and summary are completely false. If your read all the waaaay down to the bottom of TFA, on the linked-to slashdot piece, it says "Flash Player 11 and AIR 3 would be publicly available in early October, Adobe said in a statement." So no v11 Release happened at all.
Adobe specifically states "Critical vulnerabilities have been identified in Adobe Flash Player 10.3.183.7 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Solaris, and Adobe Flash Player 10.3.186.6 and earlier versions for Android.". Hope this info helps.
Adobe Pushes Emergency Flash Player Security Fix
Adobe released Flash 11 yesterday, so no need to use the beta anymore; and I'm assuming the security issue was addressed or the release wouldn't be happening.
TFA specifically calls out Flash 10.3 though, not v11. Also the Flash 11 beta on Linux doesn't mention the new release at all. I am using Ubuntu and using the Flash Preferences (in System > Preferences), I am not informed of any actual new release. Maybe because I am in Europe and Adobe's CDN hasn't woken up yet? (ha ha). I clicked the Advanced tab, and then Updates > Check Now. My browser opens a page at adobe.com which tells me:
You have version 11,0,1,98 installed
Actually, I have Beta 2 installed from at least a week ago, not the Sept. 21 release.
Go Adobe! Go!
Ask Slashdot: Clever Cable Management?
Used to group sets of cables, relatively discretely.
Court Reinstates $675k File Sharing Verdict
Nokia Killing Symbian and S40 In North America
Dear Nokia, I love your engineers. But please ditch your marketing department, just soon as you fire your CEO Stephen Elop, the $hill from Micro$oft. I miss you lots.
Breaking Motion Capture Out of the Studio
Oblig XKCD to explain rule #34 in-a-click: https://www.xkcd.com/305, for those that provide relevant cultural references without one.
Linus Torvalds Ditches GNOME 3 For Xfce
May I point out there's Linux Mint for Debian XFCE for us to consider? It looks (and sounds) like a nice workstation OS, based on Debian testing. Arguably, the Linux Mint devs are competing head to head with Canonical, using Debian, while keeping a steady eye on Ubuntu releases.
FAQ # 2
2. Is Linux Mint switching to Debian?
No. Linux Mint is Linux Mint, it’s not based on anything per se. It provides different editions which include different upstream components. In regards to package bases and repositories, what’s happening today is that the Xfce edition of Linux Mint is switching two important things:
It’s switching its package base from a frozen Ubuntu pool to the rolling Debian Testing branch.
It’s switching its lightweight software selection to a more mainstream one.
Debian Wheezy To Have Multi-Architecture Support
I clicked it and now I cannot see. (Maybe my eyes are bleeding too!)
Wall-E Robot Made With LEGO Mindstorms
They took the bar! The whole fucking bar! -Bluto
Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life, son." -Dean Wormer, Animal House.
Sub-Centimeter Positioning Coming To Mobile Phones
At this time, only three countries - Burma, Liberia, and the US - have not adopted the International System of Units (SI, or metric system) as their official system of weights and measures. Although use of the metric system has been sanctioned by law in the US since 1866, it has been slow in displacing the American adaptation of the British Imperial System known as the US Customary System. The US is the only industrialized nation that does not mainly use the metric system in its commercial and standards activities, but there is increasing acceptance in science, medicine, government, and many sectors of industry.
Sort of off-topic I'll grant you, but ain't it an interesting factoid and source folks?
U.S. CIA World Factbook
Adobe Released 64-bit Flash For Linux
As a web-Dev, I must disagree. For the logos, backgrounds, textures and whatnot I am called to deal with, GIMP is perfectly adequate for the task. In fact since I work with Drupal hosted on Debian/LAMP servers, I dig on Ubuntu as the Power-Client (free!) because the OS is so similar when I work for clients (actual, paying clients).
What is not cool is having to stop work and having to ask the client paying for my time, to also fund a Photoshop purchase (even Elements which costs $/euro 100 at the local office supply store, but this takes time folks). Since Ubuntu offers GIMP along with native SSH/SFTP, (etc., etc.) I'm ready to work, and get paid.
And of course VMs run really well on a project too, and are extremely portable across hardware workstations, with excellent Developer snapshot facilities, but I digress.
Thunderbird Unseats Evolution In Ubuntu 11.10
Yes I agree. And while we're ditching Empathy, can we get Ekiga back for SIP calls that 'just work', or otherwise Jitsi?
Jailbreakme 3.0 Released
I would. But what's the Android counterpart to an iPod touch?
An option might be to use Nokia's upcoming N9 Linux phone, with Android running in a virtual machine when you really want it. The phone is supposed to come with Alien Dalvik installed (an Android VM compatibility layer). Available in a single solid block of black, blue, or pink polycarbonite with curved Gorilla glass and no buttons on the face.
What kinda excites me as a developer, besides it being linux and an upgrade to my N900 and all that, is the GUI is worked out for single-handed usage.
In the U.S. the Amazon.com store seems to be the best place I've seen so far to buy such unlocked phones.
Toyota Scion IQ Electric Car To Launch In 2012
Cup holder: Check. Rear view mirrors are a nice touch but probably superfluous.
VoIP Data and Google Maps Mashup Shows Live Calls
Been using them well over 1 year, they are a betamax company: http://backsla.sh/betamax
When I buy in 10 euro amounts, I get 10 free days. Seems I only my use credit to call Dutch mobile phones at $.06 per minute. The free days cover pretty much cover all my landline calls in 'most modern VOIP countires' such as NL, US, UK, etc. Check out the rates yourself. I don't limit how much I call or for how long and my costs are like a few euros over several months, not tens of dollars.
Bought a Polycom IP-650 phone, but the codecs also work great using my Nokia phones. www.voipcheap.com is #2 in my book.
People flinch at the betamax voip service, but no one seems to bother to sort out the correct asterisk settings, although the SIP termination configuration is fairly well documented on all the betamax sites. My quality is perfect, and my callers/callees agree.
Mozilla Releases Thunderbird 5
I do not WANT to give my email to Google. I really don't. But I need a multi-PC/mobile solution (i.e. an IMAP server), and I ran my own (hosted) server for my own domain for years, until the spam completely overwhelmed me. I used Tuffmail for awhile, although their spam controls are not-user friendly and I find their documentation very hard to apply. Tuffmail is reasonably priced, although not long ago I went on a cost-cutting spree and Tuffmail got hit.
To-date I use gmail, because they are managing my spam effectively, and for free. (Except for the privacy thing, so I must 'trust' the GOOG for what they claim). I still don't like Google Mail though; they are an advertising company, and I am the product being delivered to their clients.
I use Thunderbird mostly, via gmail IMAP. I wish fighting IMAP-spam were easier.
Among the Costs of War: $20B In Air Conditioning
The word Hajji means a person who has made, or is in the process of making a religious pilgrimage to Mecca and Medina. This pilgrimage itself is called the Hajj. The Hajj terminal in Jeddah is the largest airport in the world. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_Abdulaziz_International_Airport
In the context you have used, you are referring to a violent person. Hajjis have nothing whatsoever to do with violence, they are religious pilgrims.
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