White House Pressuring Registrars To Block Sites
Wait, Faux News is discredited? Who woulda thought!
Twitter Throttling Hits Third-Party Apps
Yeah that Google company hasn't been able to make it work at all. I mean I'm constantly having to wait _microseconds_ for my search results. That's just unacceptable.
AU National Broadband Network Signs $11 Billion Deal With Telstra
Seems like every day there's a story about AT&T, Verizon, "cable" and "digital switchovers". It's just one country, right?
Why Video Calling Is a Wasted Feature In the UK
I swear my first thought when reading this summary was "Of course, NHS dentistry!"
The Shortcomings of Google's Open Handset Alliance
Hmmm, I can't seem to find Google Voice in that list.
South Park's Episode 201 — the Expurgated Version
If any of you have actually read koran, you will know - it is not only a religious text, intending to govern inner space of an individual. It is a fully laden constitution, complete with civil and criminal law. Everything, ranging from how to distribute inheritance to what 'rights' minorities can have in an islamic society, is tied to concrete rules there.
Sounds a whole lot like how another book reads to me. Except its adherents feel that it's okay to pick and choose which bits they adhere to. You know, gays bad, pork good.
Linux Takes Over E-Voting In Australian State
How can we check the published program is the one running ?
How can we check paper votes are counted right? How can we check the ballot results are added correctly? Have you ever tried to track how your paper vote is counted?
In Australia, and I'm sure most other democracies, we have a position known as a "scrutineer", appointed by the candidates who are allowed appoint one per polling place. The scrutineer watches the voting process and watches the counting process after the polls close.
I've been a scrutineer, so yes I have tracked the paper votes and how they are counted.
Electric Bicycles Surging In Popularity
WTF are you doing riding in the door zone? If some idiot road designer has painted some bike logos within a metre of car doors, that doesn't mean you should ride on it!
I've never been doored because I don't ride anywhere near doors.
Google Releases Source To Chromium OS
We've had web-based word processors for fifteen years but Google's web-based word processor is different because it's from Google?
It's not different because it's from Google, it's different because Google is behind it. Remember "nobody ever got sacked for choosing IBM"? Well that's Microsoft's biggest lock-in method now. It's not like Office is good at word processing, spreadsheets or presentations. In fact it's lousy at all three and hasn't improved in nearly ten years.
But try getting your boss to move the company across to a platform from Gee Whizz Inc, market cap $20,000. But he's heard of Google. His business magazines constantly gush about them, so they must be good.
New Logitech Dark Field Mice Operate On Glass
Too bad Logitech canned the best one they ever made: Logitech Trackman Marble FX. I owned four of them, but they all eventually died. Now trying the Kensington Expert Mouse (which is, actually, a trackball) but because it's flat, I find it makes my wrist and shoulder sore.
The beauty of the Trackman Marble FX was that it didn't use the thumb on the ball, and the whole thing was tilted at an angle so your hand sat flat, no tilt in the wrist. I'm thinking of putting an angled block under the Kensington device to do the same thing.
Encryption? What Encryption?
As we all know, the Fifth Amendment to the US Constitution covers the United States and the United Kingdom. Hell, their names are similar.
AP Will Sell You a "License" To Words It Doesn't Own
You don't get it. No, you charge $5,000 because nobody in their right mind would buy the cheap and nasty version. Oh no, your version is CERTIFIED. (includes certificate on fancy paper)
Asus Slaps Linux In the Face
Yeah because FreeBSD really has an enormously valuable and well-known brand out there in the consumer marketplace. I'm sure Asus have been getting calls all the time from grandmas saying "I'd buy your Eee laptop if it came with FreeBSD."
All your points comparing FreeBSD to Debian are completely bogus. There are very good reasons why Debian decided on the design it uses.
Best Wi-Fi Portable Browsing Device?
1 of 3 Dell Inspiron Mini Netbooks Sold With Linux
No Linux version here in Australia. If it's accounting for 1/3 of sales, why the hell isn't it available?
I certainly won't buy the Windows version, but I'd definitely consider the Linux version.
Clarifying the Next Step in Australia's Net-Censorship Scheme
Actually, there's ways you can make this scale. Your blacklist does a DNS lookup periodically, and modify the ISP routing table so that any IP that matches an entry in the blacklist is routed via the filter. So that means only IPs on the blacklist need the filtering logic.
A massive host using thousands of sites per IP is going to be slower, because somewhere on that host is bad stuff. But if you want to ensure you're fast, make sure you get your own IP for your host.
Not advocating for the plan, just that any technical problem, given enough resources, can be solved. We need to stop arguing that it's impossible in case someone makes it possible. We need to be arguing it's something we don't want.
Rainforest Fungus Synthesizes Diesel
Everyone knows that mattresses flollop in swamps. Not many of those in the Sahara!
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