I'm going to learn writing Slashdot articles. How hard can it be.
After 5 years you can still read it and understand what it was supposed to accomplish, and it does so.
Don't waste time learning this framework. In a month there's a newer and even better framework which will only be supported for a few months before everybody bails to yet another framework.
I guess Google needs to put this project back in the fridge and think about it a bit more.
Additional update (from the article):
Meanwhile, since our story was posted, donations flooded Werner's website donation page and he reached his funding goal of $137,000. In addition, Facebook and the online payment processor Stripe each pledged to donate $50,000 a year to Koch’s project
Microsoft actually sells stuff that you can buy and use without agreeing to allow your data to be mined.
For now. For example, Microsoft no longer sells a non-service version of MS Office.
It's still less memory hungry than Chrome.
Either way, @LizardMafia's Tor relay attack isn't new. There's a paper on how Tor loses anonymity if over 50% of relays are compromised.
I was going to go with botnet, but many LizardNSA relay IPs appear to route back to Google Cloud. Thousands of tiny VMs at low bandwidth?
You can see this whole list of tor nodes here: https://torstatus.blutmagie.de...
All Lizard nodes resolve to *.bc.googleusercontent.com
If you get too much foam, maybe you should clean tour glass and improve your skills in pouring a beer.
On September 29, 2014, MPEG LA announced their HEVC license which covers the essential patents from 23 companies. The license is US$0.20 per HEVC product after the first 100,000 units each year with an annual cap.
 http://www.mpegla.com/main/pro... (PDF)
iTunes does not work on my 10 month old Panasonic "Smart" TV, or Linux based HTPC, or Sony PS3. Amazon only recently started selling ebooks here, nothing else. Netflix is great though, now if they can finally convince content providers to license them more content.
So what are these alternatives?
The EU sees a big rich american company doing business in the EU and they're not paying EU taxes.
On the plus side, those companies are not paying taxes in the US either.
A lot of people with similar histories have asked Google the same thing, and have been denied.
We received multiple requests from a single individual who asked us to remove 20 links to recent articles about his arrest for financial crimes committed in a professional capacity. We did not remove the pages from search results.
An individual asked us to remove links to articles on the internet that reference his dismissal for sexual crimes committed on the job. We did not remove the pages from search results.
What happens if they don't follow the rules? Will they serve prison time?
Somebody saw something weird, looked at the code analyzed the logic, found the bug, reported it, and it was fixed.
Nobody said those thousand eyes would find bugs instantly.