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Comment Re:God damn Republicans (Score 1) 624

It was never about Communism, nor the Nazis (only involved because our asses got attacked). Capitalism has always been about the perversion of Democracy using the guise of $$ to take your rights. I just moved back East, after 10 years in the Midwest. I laughed at the dirt poor folks at the farm store bitching about "Democrats". Here I laugh at the liberal "I think I'm Smart & Cool" set (read:Hipsters) bitching about Republicans.

It's all a scam folks - doesn't matter who runs the show. If the ones in power (corporations - who have been VERY adept at paying our "elected" officials to erode almost every labor right) want to take your freedoms - they can and will.

I say hang 'em all - treason against the Republic.


Google Enlarges Warchest With 1023 IBM Patents 245

First time accepted submitter ElBeano writes "Google has continued to beef up its patent portfolio in the face of the onslaught from Apple and Microsoft. The best defense is a good offense. 'Google is building an arsenal of patents that the company has said is largely designed to counter a "hostile, organized campaign" by companies including Apple Inc. and Microsoft Corp. against the Android operating system for mobile devices. Google had already acquired 1,030 patents from IBM in a transaction recorded in July, and will obtain more than 17,000 with its $12.5 billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc.'"

Ask Slashdot: Network Backup Solution Out of the Box? 251

First time accepted submitter file terminator writes "I want to buy a network drive for home usage, and am looking for something that would allow for secure and encrypted remote backups over the Internet to a second network drive, preferably advanced enough that all drive content does not have to be transmitted every time. The solution may come as a pair of network drives, and two-way synching would actually be a plus. The drives would be behind respective NATs and setup must allow connecting to any target port. The solution should be readily available (no obscure/local brands/solutions) and not unreasonably expensive. Does anyone have any recommendations for a full out of the box solution?"
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Tech Company To Build Science Ghost Town In New Mexico 198

Charliemopps sends this excerpt from an AP report: "New Mexico, home to several of the nation’s premier scientific, nuclear and military institutions, is planning to take part in an unprecedented science project — a 20-square-mile model of a small U.S. city. A Washington, D.C.-based technology company announced plans Tuesday to build the state’s newest ghost town to test everything from renewable energy innovations to intelligent traffic systems, next-generation wireless networks and smart-grid cyber security systems. Although no one will live there, the replica city will be modeled after a typical American town of 35,000 people, complete with highways, houses and commercial buildings, old and new."

Comment I smell failure... (Score 1) 375

No, I have no love for M$ - but I understand the importance of it (software) in the business and consumer market. But the 1st thing that comes to mind in the Enterprise is:

1. Business will not deploy it

2. Only tablet or touch screen use in the consumer market

Why? Business will lockout the "Metro" interface, and just load the "desktop app" - at processor & memory cost - which in an Enterprise = lotsa $$

The consumer who still thinks of a PC a a traditional Windows desktop w/ traditional menus and apps will be turned off, because their new shiny toy will get crap performance w/o TONs of memory and horsepower. Because they'll want a desktop.

Dedicated OS's for dedicated devices guys - it just works better. less code = more harmony.


Domino's Plans Pizza On the Moon 214

It may be more PR stunt than a viable expansion plan, but the Japanese arm of Domino's Pizza is making plans for a lunar store. Construction firm Maeda Corp has drawn-up the plans for the dome shaped restaurant and figures it will take 70 tons of materials and pizza-making equipment. Even with the cost cutting measure or using mineral deposits on the moon to make the concrete, Domino's estimates the costs at Y1.67 trillion ($21.7 billion). In 2001 rival chain Pizza Hut made a delivery to the International Space Station, but Domino's hopes to become the preferred pizza of space with the moon store plan.

Apple Claims Samsung and Motorola Patent Monopoly 381

esocid writes with a bit in Daily Tech about the ongoing spat between Apple and the rest of the mobile world. From the article: "Apple lawyers are crying foul about Samsung, and ... Motorola's allegedly 'anticompetitive,' use of patents. ... Apparently Apple is irate about these companies' countersuits, which rely largely on patents covering wireless communications, many of which are governed by the 'fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory' (F/RAND) principle, as they were developed as part of industry standards. ... Apple takes issue with the fact that Motorola in its countersuit declines to differentiate the 7 F/RAND patents in its 18 patent collection. ... Regardless of what Florian Mueller says, it's hard to dispute that the 'rules' of F/RAND are largely community dictated and ambiguous."

European Firms Assisted Gaddafi's Internet Monitoring Regime 112

riverat1 writes "The Next Web has a story on Muammar Gaddafi's monitoring of the internet and other telecommunications. As you might expect, the monitoring was intense. The story names companies that supplied the monitoring software, most notably Amesys, a unit of the French company Bull SA. There is a more detailed story behind the paywall at the Wall Street Journal." Boeing's Narus division may also have been involved (collecting very important Analytics and nothing suspicious of course). Update: 09/01 16:08 GMT by UL :Axure pointed out that VASTech (South Africa), ZTE (China), and the aforementioned Narus (US) also provided assistance, making the title of the article a bit inaccurate. It seems the Libyan Internet monitoring was an international affair (my apologies to Europe).

Comment A Hypervizor IS AN OS (Score 1) 330

What a tool. And VMing it's where it's at. Get over it, or go play with your P1 RHEL box that is slower than my grandpa pooping. _ Disclaimer - I make a living, and a damn good one, implementing storage / virtualization. I won't back down from advocating more efficient use of computing power / resources either. I do it at work, I do it at home (VM templates work great w/ haphazard kids & family). Let's VM Linus!

Comment I'm sorry... (Score 1) 440

But fuck you - the american$ I gave much of my life to server and defend. These events are why I try to beat sense into everyone around me: The devices you carry, what you do, EVERYTHING, your transactions - it's all there. And you America - you give it up for an iPud and a handjob from Google. Enjoy your fucking toys...
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Borderlands 2 Announced 79

Today, after Eurogamer spilled the beans earlier than Randy Pitchford would have liked, Gearbox and 2K Games officially announced Borderlands 2, the sequel to 2009's well-received shooter/RPG. It's planned for sometime between April 2012 and April 2013, and will be available on the PS3, Xbox 360, and Windows. Gearbox plans to demonstrate the game in its current state during Gamescom and PAX Prime later this month.

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