9 posts • joined Monday 13th September 2010 07:50 GMT
It was only fecebook, why worry?
Mark Dowling (early comment) sums it up. The pith of the article above is near the end:
"a sweeping picture of who knows who on the internet, a so-called "social graph" that spans 500 million people"
I wonder how long it took for the spoiled brat to figure out what he'd extracted from us.
I do not participate in fecebook, it is absolutely a power grab, not unlike myspace.
I recommend http://indenti.ca - the people's twitter, and diaspora is in the works.
It was only fecebook, why worry?
they were only down for 2 and a half hours. is that a crisis?
by the way, whatever security problems there are in the new facebook alternative -
diaspora - should theoretically be easy to fix, because everyone insists that the language it uses - Ruby - is inherently secure when properly used, so I look forward to a true non-exploitative Fecebook alternative soon. As for Myspace - I think and international deployment of Drupal 7 with redundant servers is a potential replacement. Drupal 7 is still in alpha, so here's shitspace.org - up and running with drupal 6.19 and sqlite 3.22.x
no users yet!
create an account and if you want to improve on it, as Ralph to up your privileges
Warehouse of Bad Code
"Adobe was a pioneer of offloading their code development to India to the lowest bidder."
Ok, then tell me what do they keep in that large building down the street from the Caltran in San Jose?
"Linux is a disaster and Webmin is the saving grace." WRONG.
webmin is useful, but as I indicated earlier, not if you follow the
instructions given by the author of this article.
The correct address is given at the end of the installation,
in case if you do decide to give Webmin a try.
(by the way, it won't install on windoze -;)
Also to clarify the Ubuntu LTS policy:
"A new LTS version is usually released every 2 years. With the Long Term Support (LTS) version you get 3 years support on Ubuntu Desktop, and 5 years on Ubuntu Server."
We're talking about SERVER versions here. Quite a number of the previous posts seem hypothetical, others seem to be thinking more in terms of desktop than server.
Read your acrobat docs on a linux machine
this is particularly easy on Ubuntu desktop 8.04.
linux provides several "readers" that require no thought to use or install
just use the default.
Error in the webmin link, but webmin is a handy tool
webmin requires an https connection. the link given at:
"Drop the firewall for just long enough to go here."
won't work. it's always been https://yourserver:10000
unfortunately Ubuntu dropped it from the repos after sarge -
but the "old" repo is updated so just set up a file in sources.list.d
for the old sarge repo
# Webmin packages
deb http://download.webmin.com/download/repository sarge contrib
webmin is not "point and click" but provides a nice overview that you can't get from the command line - and it is very light on resources, unlike windows GUI bloatware
A turnabout by Microsoft?
The story was worthwhile if only for this quote "we unequivocally abhor any attempt to leverage intellectual property rights to stifle political advocacy"
Wasn't Microsoft all for the "Digital Millennium Copyright Act"? Bill Gates himself testified in favor of it. I wouldn't be sutrprised if his staff wrote parts of it.
According to David Johnson's Digital Media Lawyer's Blog (as of January 2010):
"it can still be difficult to obtain a judgment holding a defendant liable for sending a false DMCA notice."
Which means we have a similar problem in the US.
Will Redmond come to our rescue and make it easier to defeat an unfounded takedown order?
I'm not holding my breath.
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