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Comment: EU: Check your history books (Score 1) 503

by bughouse26 (#27850775) Attached to: European Union Asks US To Free ICANN

U.S. taxpayers funded DARPA's principle research and development of ARPANET, the precursor for what is now known as the internet. IANA, the agency responsible for managing DNS namespace and IP ranges, was funded directly by DARPA up through 1998 when an act of U.S. congress established ICANN to take this responsibility over from the department of defense.

The United States need not forfeit property rights just because European, Asian, and other nations' decided to connect their sytems and infrastructure to the internet.

Comment: Re:Nothing to see here (Score 1) 393

by bughouse26 (#27681061) Attached to: Intel Cache Poisoning Is Dangerously Easy On Linux
Wiping the drive has never been a sufficient method of clearing a rootkit. BIOS, video card sram, CMOS, etc. type attack vectors for malware/virus have existed for decades. Any piece of hardware with static memory needs to be cleared/reset/reflashed etc. Is there something unique about SMM exploits that prevents a system owner from reflashing their BIOS?

Comment: Re:estate tax (Score 1) 913

by bughouse26 (#27623747) Attached to: To the extent there are taxes, I mostly favor ...
I have no envy, just a passionate desire to defend the American dream. Maintaining high levels of social mobility means to the greatest extent possible, ensuring one's success in a society is a function of ability and hard work, not a function of one's ancestry. This country has thrived over the last two centuries precisely because we have rejected the European values of plutocracy. Why does society tax my labor? Is the wealth produced by my labor not more valuable to society than idle capital?

Comment: Re:estate tax (Score 1) 913

by bughouse26 (#27621989) Attached to: To the extent there are taxes, I mostly favor ...

"Dynastic wealth, the enemy of a meritocracy, is on the rise. Equality of opportunity has been on the decline."

"A progressive and meaningful estate tax is needed to curb the movement of a democracy toward plutocracy."

"In a country that prides itself on equality of opportunity, it's becoming anything but that as the gap between the super-rich and the middle class is widening." - Warren Buffett, Wed Nov 14, 2007, Senate Finance Committee Hearing

Comment: see renice(1) manpage (Score 2, Informative) 92

by bughouse26 (#27591891) Attached to: Cinder Mobile OS Lets Users Send More Power To Slow Apps

RENICE(1) BSD General Commands Manual RENICE(1)

          renice - alter priority of running processes ...
          Renice alters the scheduling priority of one or more running processes. The following who parameters are interpreted as process ID's, process
          group ID's, or user names. Renice'ing a process group causes all processes in the process group to have their scheduling priority altered.
          Renice'ing a user causes all processes owned by the user to have their scheduling priority altered. By default, the processes to be affected
          are specified by their process ID's. ...


Google Maps To Add 'Friend' GPS Tracking 259

Posted by timothy
from the jealous-girlfriend dept.
Henway writes "Google is adding the option to Google Maps to place your whereabouts either via cell phone towers or GPS. Think 'locator beacon.' Paraphrased: This would be good for people wanting to let their friends know where they are or for parents wanting to know where their children are at all times."

Comment: Re:The First Amendment to the Constitution (Score 2, Insightful) 387

by bughouse26 (#23688921) Attached to: Leaked ACTA Treaty to Outlaw P2P?
Technological innovation in communication by definition expands the ability of the people to freely communicate as they wish. If we accepted your argument that P2P does not expand one's ability to express himself, then what is to prevent government from outlawing any form of technological innovation? Imagine if the internet, radio, television, telephones, etc. were all made illegal. Would this not constitute an abridgement of freedom of speech rights? Why is P2P any different?

+ - Microsoft: "Shipping is a Feature Too"

Submitted by bughouse26
bughouse26 (975570) writes ""REDMOND, Wash.-Microsoft said on Thursday that it is pulling features out of the initial version of its "Viridian" hypervisor to avoid having to delay the virtualization technology." ization+features/2100-1016_3-6182852.html viridian_thinned/"

"Text processing has made it possible to right-justify any idea, even one which cannot be justified on any other grounds." -- J. Finnegan, USC.