63 posts • joined 4 Mar 2008
Re: more lessons
Just out of curiosity, what interest rate are you getting on your banked funds?
Andrew, can you explain
Andrew, can you explain how the EFF is "waging a ceaseless war on the individual's digital rights"?
many more in his possession?
So you think he is lying when he says he has nothing?
I loved the "it is generally held" bit; how about citing your sources? Who are these people generally holding this, and how do *they* say they know?
My source? The NYT: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/18/world/snowden-says-he-took-no-secret-files-to-russia.html
It appears the title and end of the story have been corrected; thanks.
The end of the article seems very flawed (and the title very carefully worded). Nothing RSA says contradicts the allegations; of course they deny actual knowledge of a backdoor or weakened encryption. If anything you can take the RSA blog post as a confirmation that they did take the NSA money to put in the NSA-selected algorithm.
I too would like to see the email *to* Cook.
A year or three? You are thinking of some other company, maybe. Google moves faster than that (when it wants to).
"were the company watching every penny"
Which part of "Foundation" did you not comprehend?
Is HTT a Doc Smith reference?
Cuba is in North America.
In fact, however, it seems likely that the chances are you are indulging in whitewashing speculative "journalism" without benefit of any actual research whatsoever.
Either write a...
Either write a SQL vs NoSQL article or an Oracle vs non-Oracle article. You've mashed the two together in a way that provides much less clear information than either would separately.
But does it run Perl?
You are making a mistake if you think Apple employees as a group agree with Apple in their self-described thermonuclear war on Android.
You can determine whether there's been compliance with candor and good faith simply by noting you are dealing with the U.S. Government.
I'll let you all decide which way to take that.
Nothing to see here
Um, this is part of what cloud means, at least in AWS's visualization of it. If you have something to "repair" when an instance goes away, you are doing it wrong.
Code that includes thousands of macros
Is he talking about the Perl 5 source?
Re: Big tech companies promote "copyleft"? That's new to me.
You are making the same error that the article made. Copyleft is not the opposite of copyright, it is copyright used for a particular kind of purpose.
And I get the feeling there is general ignorance of RMS's positions on *non*-software IP - something I'd like to see change.
Is that true?
I also would question the truth of that - though I would say the dividing line is that free/libre software will fix the first part; just open source may not.
SaaS too certainly doesn't have to - by day I'm a closed-source SaaS developer, and almost all customer data is exportable; where it's not, it's because I'm so busy :)
Re: What does "support" mean though?
Agreed; "support" doesn't mean anything more than security updates for a version of the OS that no one develops for any more; it would be surprising if it meant supporting older hardware for newer OS or application releases.
I was going to suggest...
I was going to suggest "MexiPhone", but that's way better!
I have no idea what you just said.
What is this article about?
Re: Headline is very misleading
No, they were out and out paid (but lost more than they gained, as it happened). Just as Barnes and Noble was paid to drop their anti-competition complaint against Microsoft (and may also come to regret it).
Headline is very misleading
The headline is very misleading; there is nothing in the story about ASUS getting "paid", the way Nokia is being paid for its Windows Phone efforts.
It's all about the license
It's all about the license. And there is room (and desire, apparently) for both free and non-free licensing.
Re: A PR failure?
Think of a website with a Donate button; should that be opt in? The first time you visit, present you with a confirm dialog "Would you like to see the Donate button?" and store the result in a cookie?
I haven't tried 12.10 and am unlikely to any time soon, but it really doesn't sound like that big a deal.
A PR failure?
Lots of people buy things from Amazon. Lots of people use Ubuntu and wouldn't mind doing something easy to support it. Seems like they've just made that possible. Is that such a big deal?
As a search tool, the new feature sounds useless, I admit. So think of it as a Donate button - except that it donates Amazon's money, not yours.
Re: Lost the plot
I said the same. Then a co-worker inspired me to actually try it - to just install 12.04 and live with it for a couple of weeks. So I did, with just the stock 12.04 experience, no tweaks, no add ons, and I adapted. It's really not that bad.
Obligatory google calendar complaint
Why oh why do they refuse to support floating times? There's a *reason* they are in the iCal specification.
Making this make sense
Karen Sandler's keynote at Linux.conf.au 2012 ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XDTQLa3NjE ) gave me for the first time some insight into *why* Gnome Shell/Unity/Metro are heading us in this direction.
Still don't like it.
Who is MWR Infosecurity? No wikipedia page; not much web presence at all other than their thin website.
I'm a little baffled by this; are there some other permissions the app should use when displaying advertisements besides the permissions the user granted? What do these users who weren't informed of something (not sure what) expecting?
A security startup with $26M in funding and a bizarrely hand-wavy business model makes a first splash with a planned expose of Android weaknesses? Do you smell Microsoft? I do.
"Google must have consented to this action because" just doesn't pack the same punch, does it?
Where's the joke? :)
Err, security number one priority? no
The memo repeatedly places availability before security.
I'm not going to say anything about Office 365. Really, I'm not.
The intended use is not the problem here
Well, at least not the major problem. I actually believe carriers when they say they only want to use CarrierIQ to help customers. But in a world where police feel free to seize and strip data off your phone without a warrant, it doesn't help that the information would have been only transfered to the carrier after encryption, or how well they protect anonymity in handling the data. They have to not log it in the first place.
"extremely difficult to understand their plan"
While Buffett seems to understand IBM's plan very well...to continue to convince companies to voluntarily submit to vendor lock in. That's something that's worked very well the last 20, 30, 40 years. But it's an idea whose time has passed. Pity Buffett doesn't get that.
I don't see the paradox. Perhaps you meant irony?
DRM or not is orthogonal to license vs. own.
Err, I don't do facebook, but isn't it against their TOS to share your password?
I had the pleasure of talking and listening to Monty for quite a while at OSCON, and MySQL may have an uncertain roadmap but the same is not true of MariaDB.
liable for arrest
"Failure to appear before the committee would have meant they'd broken US law and were liable for arrest."
And, if they grabbed a bunch of Google's cash and fled the country, they'd be in danger of being charged with embezzlement too. And suppose they hijacked the plane and ordered it to take them to China to start a new Internet Empire on the other side of the Great Firewall? Then there would have been serious diplomatic consequences. Should they actually succeed in taking over a majority of Chinese internet traffic, they could then expand their new services to Europe and the Americas, replacing the Google "monopoly" with a much bigger, better, global one.
Already too late?
Aren't any of these "security issue" TLDs already an issue with a poisoned DNS server?
Tie to FTC probe?
So far I see *nothing* tying this to the FTC probe other than journalists' assertions.
To me, it seems much more likely to be tied to the Nortel auction (and Google's general position in the patent wars). That's something lobbyists will be able to help.
(I'd love it if Google chose to "invest" 3.14 billion on getting software patents abolished and fixing other problems in the patent system...)
Yup, imaginary. Cookie cutter "claim charts" with no actual content. This is bullying with the threat of an, at best, dubious lawsuit, nothing more.
"expert patent troll/lobbyist Florian Mueller", I think you meant. To be fair, I'm pretty sure he was never in the SS.
Re: The lesson (call it myth if you want) of MS vs OS/2 is vitally important today
> It's all a giant conspiracy.
Thanks for responding. I guess your conspiracy is my well-thought out plan. Or rather, Microsoft's.
Do you think they don't have one? Or that they do, but some of the components I mentioned are not part of it?
The lesson (call it myth if you want) of MS vs OS/2 is vitally important today
The lesson (call it myth if you want) of MS vs OS/2 is vitally important today.
However much there might be to criticize in IBM's handling of OS/2, the fact is that it was killed off by a very well planned campaign of FUD and viciously anti-competitive practices by Microsoft. It is really disappointing to hear in the comments here some of the memes designed by MS for their campaign:
And we are seeing exactly the same kind of campaign today against Android. All the lawsuits, all the astroturfed press, all the backroom arm-twisting for royalties from Android device manufacturers, the buying off of Nokia: it's all part of the campaign to give MS a chance to catch up on the mobile market they missed.
Yet another cite of anti-Android lobbyist FM?
Muller may well say that's why there are so many lawsuits. I and others would say there are so many because many of them are filed for the principal reason of fueling anti-Android news stories. Which ironically enough is also the reason he makes his claim.
That's how Stallman works too, I understand :)
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