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2016 Jan 27, 9:57
FCC proposes replacing cable card with software based equivalent. Would be amazing if it could happen. http://arstechnica.com/business/2016/01/cable-lobby-is-really-mad-about-fccs-set-top-box-competition-plan/ …
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2015 Sep 20, 8:45
Do you think VW maliciously evaded US emission requirements? As a dev, can't imagine working on such a project. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/19/business/volkswagen-is-ordered-to-recall-nearly-500000-vehicles-over-emissions-software.html …
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On exploiting security issues in botnet C&C...

2014 Jun 23, 4:26


On exploiting security issues in botnet C&C software:

Hackers “are learning that it’s not so easy to write secure code,” Toro says. “Most of us in the business of securing our applications and systems know that bulletproofing software is an extremely expensive and exhaustive undertaking. Malware creators who have to look to their own defences would have to slow down the production of new attacks.”

FYI, if you want to know what it looks like when you hack a hacker, look no further than the seminal 1995 film Hackers.

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“Fuck You, Pay Me” is a talk on contracts, payments,...

2012 Jun 25, 2:06


Fuck You, Pay Me” is a talk on contracts, payments, etc. for free-lance designers.

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Microsoft Surface: a gentle kick in the teeth of the OEMs | Ars Technica

2012 Jun 25, 12:59

But if Surface is aimed at the OEMs—telling them “we can do this just as well as you can, if we have to”—and setting them a challenge—”your tablets have to be at least this good”—then the limited availability isn’t necessarily such a big deal. As long as the OEMs heed the warning and raise their game, so that Redmond can be assured that bad hardware won’t jeopardized Windows 8’s success, Microsoft could safely keep Surface operating as a small-scale operation, playing the Nexus role without upsetting the PC market.

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Matter Anti-Matter: The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

2012 Jun 7, 3:07

ensignau:

The conversation surrounding how to liberate HBO from its cable partners and create the entertainment utopia viewers have long desired has been fascinating.

The resulting analyses of the numbers has pretty much shown that the amount people are willing to pay is not nearly enough to…

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veryseriousbusiness: oldie but goodie, go to google translate...

2012 May 7, 1:02


veryseriousbusiness:

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now turn it to JAPANESE, hit listen…LOL

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EFF White Paper Outlines How Businesses Can Avoid Assisting Repressive Regimes

2012 Apr 18, 6:24

A House subcommittee has passed the Global Online Freedom Act (GOFA), which would require disclosure from companies about their human rights practices and limit the export of technologies that “serve the primary purpose of” facilitating government surveillance or censorship to countries designated as “Internet-restricting.”

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(via Defend our freedom to share (or why SOPA is a bad idea):...

2012 Jan 18, 3:21


(via Defend our freedom to share (or why SOPA is a bad idea): Clay Shirky on TED.com)

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MPAA Boss: If The Chinese Censor The Internet, Why Can't The US? (techdirt.com)

2011 Dec 10, 8:31

FTA:

The MPAA is getting pretty desperate, it seems. MPAA boss Chris Dodd was out trying to defend censoring the internet this week by using China as an example of why censorship isn’t a problem. It’s kind of shocking, really.

“When the Chinese told Google that they had to block sites or they couldn’t do [business] in their country, they managed to figure out how to block sites.”

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(via FAIL Nation: Nothing Suspicious Here FAIL)

2011 Nov 24, 3:32


(via FAIL Nation: Nothing Suspicious Here FAIL)

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THE FIFTY-NINE-STORY CRISIS, The New Yorker, 5/29/95, pp 45-53

2011 Jun 5, 4:56"What's an engineer's worst nightmare? To realize that the supports he designed for a skyscraper like Citicorp Center are flawed---and hurricane season is approaching."PermalinkCommentsarticle history design business engineering

Everyone Hates Ticketmaster — But No One Can Take It Down | Magazine

2010 Nov 8, 3:32We were just talking about hating Ticketmaster. A brief history and business of Ticketmaster.PermalinkCommentsticketmaster software wired concert music business

Post mortem - Charlie's Diary

2010 Mar 12, 9:20Charles Stross on the business and technical aspects of writing and selling a series of books - specifically The Family Trade series for which the next in the series is due out soon.PermalinkCommentscharles-stross family-trade book literature business

The Contacts API

2010 Mar 2, 5:25HTML5 Contacts API allows HTML pages access to a user's contacts info.PermalinkCommentscontact business-card html html5 api javascript technical w3c reference

Why the internet will fail (from 1995) « Three Word Chant!

2010 Feb 26, 8:50Did I read this already on Paleo-Future? Anyway still an awesome 1995 rant on why the Internet will fail. "Then there’s cyberbusiness. We’re promised instant catalog shopping–just point and click for great deals. We’ll order airline tickets over the network, make restaurant reservations and negotiate sales contracts. Stores will become obselete. So how come my local mall does more business in an afternoon than the entire Internet handles in a month? Even if there were a trustworthy way to send money over the Internet–which there isn’t–the network is missing a most essential ingredient of capitalism: salespeople."PermalinkCommentshumor internet fail article history

Emanuel Derman's Blog: Trading Places

2009 Dec 31, 1:50Har har: "I had a fantasy in which the Fed and the TSA (Transportation Security Administration) switched roles. If a bank failed at 9 a.m. one morning and shut its doors, the TSA would announce that all banks henceforth begin their business day at 10 a.m. And, if a terrorist managed to get on board a plane between Stockholm and Washington, the Fed would increase the number of flights between the cities."PermalinkCommentseconomics humor airplane emanuel-derman tsa fed government

Official Google Blog: Go thataway: Google Maps India learns to navigate like a local

2009 Dec 18, 2:27"...this week we launched an improvement to Google Maps India that describes routes in terms of easy-to-follow landmarks and businesses that are visible along the way. We gathered feedback from users around the world to spark this improvement to our technology, and we thought we'd give you a glimpse at our thinking behind this launch."PermalinkCommentsgoogle map geography geo india

Android eBook Reader And Makers

2009 Dec 13, 1:27

I was reading Makers, Cory Doctorow's latest novel, as it was serialized on Tor's website but with no ability to save my place within a page I set out to find a book reading app for my G1 Android phone. I stopped looking once I found Aldiko. Its got bookmarks within chapters, configurable fonts, you can look-up words in a dictionary, and has an easy method to download public domain and creative common books. I was able to take advantage of Aldiko's in-app book download system to get Makers onto my phone so I didn't have to bother with any conversion programs etc, and I didn't have to worry about spacing or layout, the book had the correct cover art, and chapter delimiters. I'm very happy with this app and finished reading Makers on it.

Makers is set in the near future and features teams of inventors, networked 3d printers, IP contention, body modifications, and Disney -- just the sort of thing you'd expect from a Cory Doctorow novel. The tale seems to be an allegory for the Internet including displacing existing businesses and the conflict between the existing big entertainment IP owners and the plethora of fans and minor content producers. The story is engaging and the characters filled out and believable. I recommend Makers and as always its Creative Commons so go take a look right now.

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How Robber Barons hijacked the "Victorian Internet"

2009 Dec 2, 3:00"These are tough questions, but the horrific problems of the "Victorian Internet" suggest that government overreach isn't the only thing to fear. In 1876, laissez-faire "freedom for all" meant (in practice) the freedom for Henry Nash Smith to read your telegrams if he didn't like who you supported for President. It meant freedom for Associated Press to block criticism of Western Union, and even to put potential critics and competitors out of business. And it meant freedom for a scoundrel to hijack the system at his leisure."PermalinkCommentsnet-neutrality internet government politics communication telegraph technical
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