Ploum writes: "Ok, the title of this story is a fiction and there are no indication that it could become a reality. Nevertheless, what would happen if Firefox enabled Adblock by default? After all, Adblock is a widely available technology, very popular among power users. It would be a natural evolution to make it accessible for casual users. But wouldn't that change the web completely? How would the Mountain View search engine react? Let's find out"
Ploum writes: "Like each year, May 25th is the Towel Day ! Carry your towel everywhere with you to show the world that you are a true galactic hitchhiker. If someone ask you why you are carrying a towel, just reply that it might be useful if you encounter a Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal. The Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal is a creature that will eat anything. If you are to encounter one you should wrap a towel around your head. This creature is so mind-bogglingly stupid that it assumes that if you can't see it, then it can't see you.
Warn your contacts on your closed networks or, better, help them to create a open account on an open network and enjoy the openness.
The first Open Discussion Day was held in 2006 and was a success. Popular Jabber servers like amessage.de or fritalk.com closed their MSN/ICQ/AOL gateways for one day. The announcement was translated in more than 10 languages and it was reported that a lot of users definitively dropped MSN/ICQ/AOL to use Jabber."