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+ - Stallman joins Internet, talks net neutrality, patents and more

Submitted by alphadogg
alphadogg writes: According to Richard Stallman, godfather of the free software movement, Facebook is a “monstrous surveillance engine,” tech companies working for patent reform aren’t going nearly far enough, and parents must lobby their children’s schools to keep data private and provide free software alternatives. The free software guru touched on a host of topics in his keynote Saturday at the LibrePlanet conference, a Free Software Foundation gathering at the Scala Center at MIT.

+ - "Google Glass isn't dead!" Says Google's CEO Eric Schmidt->

Submitted by lord_rob the only on
lord_rob the only on writes: After Google stopped selling its wearable Glass device in January this year, many people speculated that the controversial gadget was on its way out for good. However, Google's executive chairman Erich Schmidt has said that the technology behind Glass is too important to throw away, and that the program has been put under the control of Nest's Tony Fadell to "make it ready for users" in the future.
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Comment: Re:Your missing the point of this article (Score 1) 83

EFI was actually invented and specified by Intel. The specification for UEFI, its successor, is maintained by a consortium of manufacturers.

If you think UEFI is the baddest thing out there, check out SMM. It can be used to silently subvert any Intel-based machine going all the way back to some '386 parts.

Comment: Re:Case will flop. (Score 2) 32

by crunchy_one (#49261129) Attached to: Uber Sued Over Driver Data Breach, Adding To Legal Woes

Drivers are not employed by Uber, rather they are employed by the person whom they are giving a lift to. Uber is simply the intermediate of which the two connect to one another - much like a telephone company. On that basis alone this case will flop as Uber does not owe drivers the same duty of care that an employer would owe an employee.

You may be able to outsource the work; but, the responsibility is still yours. Hopefully the courts will see through this shell game fiction.

Comment: Brain and Brain, What is Brain? (Score 1) 210

by crunchy_one (#49146233) Attached to: Surgeon: First Human Head Transplant May Be Just Two Years Away

Saw 'Bones do this on TV. See, Spocks' brain was cut out by bimbos to run a planet-sized HVAC system. "Brain and brain, what is brain?" demanded the head bimbo when Kirk requested it back. Fortunately, 'Bones put a colander on his head and hooked the brain back up with a nerve hooker upper.

So, that's how it's done.

Comment: US Monopoly (Score 5, Funny) 320

by crunchy_one (#49126885) Attached to: Use Astrology To Save Britain's Health System, Says MP
I'd like to remind David Treddinick, and any other non-US citizens contemplating similar actions, that we in the US take our intellectual property rights seriously. We believe that we and we alone enjoy the right to use or sell crackpot politicians. Unless Mr. Teddinick has a license for our technology, he's set himself up to be on the receiving end of some very strongly worded letters from our attorneys.

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