He's even gone so far as to develop his own pretty DoS tool with green fonts on black background with twitter integration that exploits uber-secret knowledge, like opening many connections that slowly feed http headers to apache, thereby using up all available children.
What will be interesting, though, is his own encrypted insurance file, that supposedly contains various information about the people behind wikileaks, although - like the wikileaks insurance file - you can't really prove it contains anything but random garbage. I rather choose to believe that the guy is a bored, stupid teen who read too many articles about the fantasy anarcho-hacking world of the 90s...
The point is called efficiency. If you need to have a short discussion *right away*, a good old-fashioned phone call is still the way to go. Low latencies, rapid request/response cycle and unlike texting/IM, you'll know immediately whether the person on the other end is actually available right now.
And no, I'm not an old fart who just doesn't want to use modern stuff. I use texting, IM and email every day and they are useful things to communicate *asynchronously*. Want to inform me of something (one-way communication) or tell me something that doesn't warrant my immediate attention? Send a text or IM. If you need a response right away, why the hell contact me on an unreliable medium with high latencies? Yes, that *does* include IM. It's perfect for idle chit-chat or long stretches of discussing things while both parties are concurrently working on the same thing, but if you want require undivided attention, don't contact me over a medium where I spend most of my time waiting for you to type out a message.
If you really want to completely ignore calling as means of communication then feel free to do so. Just be aware that while you're still engaged in a staring contest with your phone trying to ask what to buy for dinner I'll already be on my way to the cashier.
On the other hand: Please don't ignore us users who still use the good old classic style. I simply like my
Long story short: While developing all the exciting new stuff, please don't completely ignore or remove (*shock* *horror*) ye goode olde Slashdot layout. It works currently, has served many people well for quite a while now and hopefully doesn't cause too much work for you guys. Just please fix it every now and then in case you break it.
By the way, I'm using the old
Aged care providers are shocked by Microsoft's decision to revoke their not-for-profit status, which gave them access to its products at a heavily discounted rate.
A Microsoft spokesman said a recent review had uncovered "a number of ineligible entities, including a range of commercial organisations, that were using Academic Volume Licensing programs" under the belief they qualified.
At least three projects were put on hold by Aged Care. Never trust important business to a software license that may be revoked at any time."
If you think the system is working, ask someone who's waiting for a prompt.