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Comment: Re:They've won. (Score 1) 513

by polecat_redux (#22428752) Attached to: US Set to Use Spy Satellites on US Citizens
Pendulum, huh?

To borrow a quote from Seinfeld (weak, I know, but apt):

"Breaking up is like knocking over a vending machine. You have to rock it back and forth a few times - then it goes over."

At best, the cycle may very well continue. But I suspect that both sides are slowly devolving into similar outcomes.
Censorship

+ - Australian teachers try to shut down website

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DeathElk writes "New South Wales teachers are attempting to have a website based in the United States closed down due to "defamatory" content. The site in question encourages students to rate teachers at their school, which obviously results in some colorful content. Now the story has hit the media, with some insightful quotes such as "The president of the NSW Secondary Principals Council, Jim McAlpine, said the Federal Government should block access to 'scurrilous American websites'." What's next — the great fwall of AU?"
Microsoft

+ - Microsoft Extends Security and Management Products

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Barry (666) writes "Microsoft outlined its vision for integrated security and management solutions and announced delivery of key products under the Forefront and System Center brands. In a keynote address to business customers and partners in Los Angeles Microsoft Senior Vice President Bob Muglia launched two new solutions built on the same management infrastructure: Microsoft Forefront Client Security and Microsoft System Center Essentials 2007."
Programming

+ - Visual Basic 10 is in the works

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panic911 writes "Visual Basic is alive and well. Paul Vick has announced on his blog that Microsoft is thinking about Visual Basic 10.0, code-named VBx. "Visual Basic should become a hostable language that can be easily used to do application scripting, akin to what you could do with VBScript and VBA," Vick wrote. There are many, many, things this means for VB that will unfold over the coming months, but one of the most important ones is that it will enable simple interoperability between Visual Basic and the other dynamic languages on .NET like Ruby, Python, and JScript."

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