List of proprietary software restrictions...
I came across this rather partisan piece on Reddit. It may be worth looking at though. If we could compile a list of transgressions, it might help substantiate what we lose when we rely on proprietary systems. After reading a story on reddit about some freedom restriction on Mac OS X that later turned out to be just a technical thing I thought “where can I see lots of specific real world...
A 75-year-old Georgian woman who says she has never even heard of the internet...– BBC News - The anti-social network: avoiding online darkness
A tale of two Universities
Harvard admits record numbers of African-American and Latino students. Among the 2009 intake, 10.8% of students at Harvard were African-American, compared with 8.2% at Princeton, and 7% at Yale. To put the data in some context, African-American students made up 14% of US college enrolments in 2008Amplify’d from www.guardian.co.ukAs Oxford attracts criticism for intake, its Ivy League counterpart...
How is SSL hopelessly broken? →
Let us count the ways. Blunders expose huge cracks in net’s trust foundation. Virtually every browser continues to place unbridled trust in Comodo, VeriSign, and other CAs despite their gaffes.
CyanogenMod 7.0 Released! →
CM7 is based on the 2.3.3 (Gingerbread) release of Android from Google. We’ve added most of the great features from CM6 you know and love, and many new ones including support for several tablets. We are currently providing support for 30 devices! I continue to be amazed with this community and the dedication of everyone involved. It’s a neverending work-in-progress so if you find a problem, please...
Michigan State University researchers “have built a prototype gasoline engine that requires no transmission, crankshaft, pistons, valves, fuel compression, cooling systems or fluids. Their so-called Wave Disk Generator could greatly improve the efficiency of gas-electric hybrid automobiles” http://bit.ly/hIr2mH
It’s a shame there aren’t any really good Tumblr readers out there. I’ve found a few decent posters, like Scribefire and Grumblr, but readers are all flawed and mostly by the same issue; the posts don’t flow chronologically in combined timelines, with any other socnets. It’s an odd bug to replicate and makes me wonder if Tumblr’s api is especially hard deal with...
12 year's IQ higher than Stephen Hawking
For a taster of this little man’s out-of-this-world genius, watch this (and enjoy his mother’s comedic timing). There are plenty more videos on his mother’s YouTube channel too.Amplify’d from thenextweb.comMeet Jacob Barnett, now 12 years old, mildly autistic and with an IQ of 170 – higher than Stephen Hawkings and Albert Einstein. At age three, he was solving 5,000 piece jigsaw puzzles and now...