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Defective By Design on iPhone

Defective by design have just sent out a call to not buy the new iPhone. Lets pull it to bits: ================================= ================================= The 5 real reasons to avoid iPhone 3G * iPhone completely blocks free software. Developers must

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The death of the internet: what we will do to fix it

If Internet 2 comes about as everyone fears it might, how can we respond to its built in restrictions? What can we do to maintain the current openness of the internet we know and love so that anyone can have

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Posted in Geekn, Insanity, Post Tipping Point, Someone Clever Said

EU backs use of open-source software

By James Kanter Tuesday, June 10, 2008 BRUSSELS: The European Union’s competition commissioner, Neelie Kroes, delivered an unusually blunt rebuke to Microsoft on Tuesday by recommending that businesses and governments use software based on open standards. Kroes has fought bitterly

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Here comes critical mass

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News Sniffer: So Cool!!!

I just came across a site called News Sniffer, whilst looking for examples of the stamps of Rudolph Hess manufactured by the Deutche Post custom stamp service. They produced twenty stamps, and that is enough to send them into a

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Complete Genius of Rob Meek

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This is a war they cannot win

Taking your laptop into the US? Be sure to hide all your data first By Bruce Schneier The Guardian May 15 2008 Last month a US court ruled that border agents can search your laptop, or any other electronic device,

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I am a UNAX sysadmin

By Kevin Poulsen Threat Level May 13, 2008 Five workers at the Internal Revenue Service’s Fresno, California, return processing center were charged Monday with computer fraud and unauthorized access to tax return information for allegedly peeking into taxpayers’ files

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Futuresonic festival hits Manchester

Take part in a social music sharing event with a difference – in CD-Recycled 45rpm Aleks Kolkowski uses his vintage record cutter to ‘overwrite’ existing data and cut grooves on CDs/DVDs so they can be played on a turntable. Bring

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I have often been put off downloading FLAC files as the format is not supported via iTunes, converting FLAC to mp3 is a bind to say the least, and I don’t usually listen via VLC. Poor excuses I know. So

Posted in Beautiful, Geekn, How To, Music, Software