Scorchman’s Weblog

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Why modular Windows will suck for Microsoft and suck for you April 6, 2008

Filed under: 1,Latest Industry News,Tech Trippers — scorchman @ 5:04 pm
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I bet it sucks if it’s anything like Vista. There’s a consensus forming that the next version of Windows will be “modular” in some manner. Here’s a look at the possibilities for a modular Windows, and why they mostly suck.

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Lawyer Who Threatened File-Sharers is Banned For 6 months April 5, 2008

Filed under: 1,Latest Industry News,Tech Trippers — scorchman @ 9:11 pm
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A total bitch of a lawyer who sent out hundreds of thousands of threatening letters demanding that alleged file-sharers pay 400 euros, has been banned from operating for 6 months. Elizabeth “tattletale” Martin, who had been working with Swiss anti-piracy outfit, Logistep, was condemned by the Paris Bar Council. They should throw away the key, what a total bitch! Comments welcome!

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Google buying Skype for Android without monthly minutes?

Watch this one, will make an impact on mobile carriers soon I hope…The mobile network operators have carried on the status quo of charging separate monthly fees for voice and data plans for long enough. Just like we went from paying for long distance telephone calls to one monthly fee, why can’t our mobile phones do the same for voice and data?

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224 Mbps for $1.58 a Month!

I want to be one of the 60mm users!!! “This project will offer 60 million users unlimited high speed Internet connection of 224Mbps (megabits per second) at a cost of only around RM5 (US$1.58) per user per month, which is the fastest and cheapest in the world,” he said. BPL modems use existing electrical power lines to deliver high speed Internet access and data transmission. Comments welcome mon!

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Linux: 9000 PCs in Swiss schools will switch to Ubuntu only

Filed under: 1,Latest Industry News — scorchman @ 3:22 pm
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How weird another WIndows defector. The Swiss may be neutral, but they aren’t stupid! From next term, all computers at schools in the Swiss canton of Geneva will have MS Windows removed and will only run Ubuntu Linux and FOSS. Director for the schools IT services sees this move also to “encourages participation and the democratization of knowledge ” and provide equal opportunities.

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ISP Will Protect File-Sharers From Music Industry Disconnect

Filed under: 1,Latest Industry News,Tech Trippers — scorchman @ 3:21 pm
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This ISP is PUNK ROCK! GOOD FOR THEM! After getting an “unbelievably rude letter” from the British Phonographic Industry which demanded that ISPs disconnect file-sharers from the internet, the UK’s third largest ISP, Talk Talk, is in fighting mood. “Talk Talk rejects music industry threats and refuses to become internet police” says their statement.

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15 helpful WordPress plugins for the savvy user April 4, 2008

Here are15 WordPress plugins to enhance the blogging experience of advanced users, especially web developers and designers. Most are tested using a default installation of WordPress 2.3.1

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