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Comment: Re:Linus an example of ... (Score 4, Insightful) 566

by pjk (#44807383) Attached to: Linus Responds To RdRand Petition With Scorn

Someone who has no social skills but uses his persona to stay at the head of the ship.

Well, either that or his technical understanding, organisational skills and the respect of his peers for many a year.

it is just a shame such a social retard is allow to rant as he is.

Guess humour isn't your thing ?

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UK Uses CCTV, Terrorism Laws, Against Pooping Dogs 303

Posted by ScuttleMonkey
from the let-this-be-a-lesson dept.
An anonymous reader writes to tell us that it seems the UK is trying make up for their judicious use of surveillance cameras that, according to recent research, do not actually deter crime, by using the surveillance network to prosecute petty crimes. "Conjuring up the bogeymen of terrorists, online pedophiles and cybercriminals, the U.K. passed a comprehensive surveillance law, The Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act, in 2000. The law allows 'the interception of communications, carrying out of surveillance, and the use of covert human intelligence sources' to help prevent crime, including terrorism. Recent reports in the U.K. media indicate that the laws are being used for everything but terrorism investigations."
Software

+ - Microsoft delays Office 2008 for Mac until mid-Jan->

Submitted by i_hate_robots
i_hate_robots (922668) writes "AppleInsider is reporting that Microsoft's Macintosh Business Unit (Mac BU) said Thursday that the release of Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac has been pushed back from the second half of 2007 until mid-January. The Redmond-based firm now anticipates showing a final version of the software at the Macworld trade show and conference in January, with global availability to commence in the first quarter of 2008. "This was a business decision based on the Mac BU's commitment to deliver a high-quality product," said Mac BU General Manager Craig Eisler. "Our number one priority is to deliver quality software to our customers and partners, and in order to achieve this we are shifting availability.""
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