Nov
09
2011
0

Fox News commentator contends Anonymous is, “major organizers of the Occupy Wall Street protests”

I know Fox News says and writes some nutty stuff, but this article I read  today takes the cake.  Contributer Dan Gainor writes about the poor defensless police of America being cyber bullied by ‘liberal protesters’. http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2011/11/04/wheres-outrage-over-occupy-protesters-high-tech-intimidation-police/?intcmp=obnetwork He blames Anonmous(the online hacktivist group) for largely being responsible for the ‘Occupy Wallstreet’ movement. What?  Are you […]

Oct
01
2010
2

Microsoft competes against Android(the only way it can) – Patents

I was reading CNN.com today and came across a priceless article about Microsoft.  Ahead of their up coming Windows 7 mobile is a new slew of patent lawsuits against Googles Android platform.  Below is an excerpt, you can find the whole article here: http://money.cnn.com/2010/10/01/technology/microsoft_motorola/index.htm The nine patents that Motorola (MOT, Fortune 500) allegedly violated involve essential […]

Jul
12
2010
0

Microsoft’s Monopoly, Bad for them and Bad for Us

I read a great article on the New York Times website today.  The article was mainly about Microsoft’s failure to capture the mind share of young developers and entrepreneurs.  The evidence provided was the success of FOSS(Free Open Source Software) amongst start-ups like Twitter, Google, Facebook and a multitude of others… Finally mainstream journalism is […]

Oct
07
2009
2

AT&T Wireless finally relents to FCC pressure – allows third party VoIP apps on iPhone

This is huge news.  This announcement from  AT&T means that third part voice providers will be able to send there VoIP traffic over their mobile wireless device.  This is a giant leap for Net Neutrality(Click on the link to read more)!  Thank you Obama.  When critics say you haven’t accomplished anything as of October 2009 […]

Oct
06
2009
0

Richard Stallman on the Rampage Again – this time against Mono

I was reading Slashdot today and came across an interesting post about the Mono project.  Richard Stallman of GNU/FSF fame is blasting the Mono project.  His argument is that because Mono is developed in C# the project itself is compromised because the threat of future patent litigation. That is a reasonable concern, but as he […]

Oct
01
2009
0

Red Hat Fights Software Patents at the Supreme Court

Thank God, there is at least one company under the Sun willing to fight software patents.  Red Hat has petitioned the Supreme Court to review the legality of software patents.  I read about this on one of my favorite web sites: Groklaw.net. Click on the link for the full article. Here is an excerpt: RALEIGH, […]

Jun
22
2009
17

Watch Netflix on Linux – with Windows XP Virtual Machine running Virtualbox

I signed up for a Netflix account yesterday, but when I tried to watch streaming video online I got an annoying message about hoe my Operating System is not supported.  When I found out that they didn’t support Linux I was so pissed.  Plenty of web content out there is Mac, Linux, and Windows friendly.  […]

May
19
2009
5

Microsoft and Novell bring Silverlight to Linux

I recently visited a local radio station kirotv.com(to hear the Mariners game) and the web site required Microsoft Silverlight to be installed for streaming audio.  It also noted that Silverlight was available for Apple OS X, Windows, and Linux.  Say that again?  Microsoft making multi-platform software?  Giving customers choice?  It sounds crazy, but it’s absolutely […]

May
12
2009
0

Xen Dom0 and Paravirtualized guest reported to work in Fedora 11 Beta

Great news everyone! Fedora Weekly News, issue 175 reports successful Dom0 integration in Fedora 11 Beta.  Here is the quote I read today: Pasi Kärkkäinen reports[1] success with a dom0 kernel using Fedora 11 Rawhide. “I’m able to run Xen paravirtual (PV) domUs, install new domUs using virt-install and also install and manage domains with […]

Apr
21
2009
0

Obama Administration Appoints Former RIAA(Recording Industry Association of America) lawyers to Justice Department

CNET has an interesting article on Obama picks for the Justice Department.  I like the president and I totally expected some greedy special interest goons to get in, but why on one of the few issues I care about?  The problems with Intellectual Property law in the United States are many. Years ago I was […]