but he needs to understand that pervasive surveillance is also bad for business.German coalition favors German-owned or open source software, aims to lock NSA out
There's no shortage of people willing to point that out. Having said that though, there could be some great benefits to us ordinary people if it encourages government adoption of open source and local products.
Germany’s new coalition government listed open source software among its IT policy priorities, and said it will take steps to protect its citizens against espionage threats from the NSA and other foreign intelligence agencies.
Coalition parties CDU, CSU and SPD signed up to the plans Monday in Berlin.
The new government’s goal is to keep core technologies, including IT security, process and enterprise software, cryptography and machine-to-machine communication on proprietary technology platforms and production lines in Germany or in Europe, according to the coalition agreement.
But the government will also promote the use and development of open platforms and open source software as an alternative to closed proprietary systems, and will support the use of those in Europe, the parties said in the agreement. The public sector will need to consider open source solutions as a possibility when purchasing new IT, they said.
They also want to compete on a global level with “software made in Germany” and strengthen the quality of security, data protection, design and usability by doing so
Not nearly enough said to even get more than "I don't like Microsoft" from it.
I don't see anything about disliking Microsoft.
The commenter was simply making it clear that Grallo is rarely more than a mouthpiece for a commercial entity, and far from being a journalist.
Yea 'cause most people wanna mess with setting up Apache and some other Linux bullshit.
Why would you need to do that?
I just clicked the "Install" button for Owncloud in the Software Centre.
Linux admins have higher salaries then windows admins.
But you need less of them
March 28, 2012: In response to a request from the CSU the City reported that it has already saved about 4 million euros in licensing costs as well as reduced the number of support calls
Hi, I'm your bra assistant. It looks like you are hungry. Would you like some diet advice?
(o) Yes (o) no.
At least that'd explain Clippy's pervert-on-the-playground look...
Major data encryption software like TrueCrypt, Microsoft BitLocker, FileVault, BestCrypt etc have backdoors which allows access to data without the key.
This was disclosed as per a presentation leaked @ http://cryptome.org/ which was given by Detective Michael Smith. Computer Crimes & Computer Forensics, Linn County Sheriff’s Office.
Although NCMEC (National Center for Missing and Exploited Children) says that they use it for detecting child pornography but the discloser itself is sufficient to raise doubts on NSA-corporate bond again
I would love to have a full featured PC with a 7-8" screen that I can carry with me that I can use with a USB serial port for diagnosing router issues.
A lot of them are made by a company in China called Hiton (sometimes anglicised to Highton) and resold with vendor branding. You can still get a variety of size and spec XP/7/Linux machines from 5 to 11" from them. Googling should bring up a few places to buy them on, or just look in Alibaba.
Asus have also just released the 1015E, which is a faily capable little 10" laptop available with Linux for $199 or Windows for $250.
it's no more dangerous than power-hungry idiots finding some other, perhaps less convenient, excuse to do the same thing.
Except that religion explicitly insists on unconditional, unquestioning, evidence-free belief.
That is dangerous in itself.
Like it or not, the thing that atheism has in common with religion is that both are belief systems.
Does your brain hurt when you try to formulate a sentence to justify garbage like that?
READ MY LIPS. Being skeptical of weird stuff is not a "belief system" just a rational mind doing its work.
Not falling for supernatural scams is not a "lack of faith", it's not a lack of anything, just a rational mind doing its work.
In summary, enormous doses of Delta 9 THC, All THC and concentrated marihuana extract ingested by mouth were unable to produce death or organ pathology in large mammals but did produce fatalities in smaller rodents due to profound central nervous system depression.
The non-fatal consumption of 3000 mg/kg A THC by the dog and monkey would be comparable to a 154-pound human eating approximately 46 pounds (21 kilograms) of 1%-marihuana or 10 pounds of 5% hashish at one time. In addition, 92 mg/kg THC intravenously produced no fatalities in monkeys. These doses would be comparable to a 154-pound human smoking at one time almost three pounds (1.28 kg) of 1%-marihuana or 250,000 times the usual smoked dose and over a million times the minimal effective dose assuming 50% destruction of the THC by smoking.
Thus, evidence from animal studies and human case reports appears to indicate that the ratio of lethal dose to effective dose is quite large. This ratio is much more favorable than that of many other common psychoactive agents including alcohol and barbiturates (Phillips et al. 1971, Brill et al. 1970).
You're not kidding - things I've found wrong with it so far (less than 5 hours of use):
- Takes 1-2 hours to install [facepalm]
- Corrupts some Win8 Xbox game saves
- Adds UEFI watermark which can only be removed by installing an update (requires reboot too)
- Changes your folder/theme settings without permission
- Changes the folders setup in Windows Explorer to promote Skydrive (ya right!) and buries everything useful at the bottom
- Re-installs all the garbage you've spent hours uninstalling (bing/news/finance/etc)
- Doesn't restore the start button, just adds a button to bring up the full screen start
- Creates interface lag/"hiccuping" across all programs
- Removes the lease offensive drop corner\
- Enabled touchpad clicking on my mouse, despite the ELAN options showing it as disabled
- Forces powder blue backgrounds on tiles which make reading difficult (no personalization option to change it)
- Pins IE to the taskbar
Everything in Win8/8.1 is counter to productivity and just makes me want to switch to a new OS...
I'm looking forward to the remake of "Christine" with a truck the size of a house in the title role.
You can get that even with human operators.
I worked on a mine that was being established in a very flat and remote part of Australia - not saying where, to protect the guilty. We had a number of Caterpillar 793s (dump trucks with about 2,600hp engines and 350 tonne loaded weight), including two set up as water carts with sprayers and water cannon for consolidating haul roads and dust suppression. Wile we were in construction phase, they were being used for siteworks, and to build the runway we'd eventually fly in and out of.
One night at about 1am, I had to go out to a water bore pump close to the partly-built airstrip, and saw the two 350 tonne water trucks well away from the runway, bouncing through the bush with their water cannons firing full-power pulses into the scrub. I stopped them and started asking some very pointed questions.
It turned out they'd seen a rabbit hop across the runway, and being very bored, had decided to try to shoot it with their water cannons. It then became competitive, and they ended up in a sort of tag match with the confused and very damp rabbit....