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The World Is Flat

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The World Is Flat

Source: ILLUSION
and http://whitewinengoodweed.tumblr.com/

UPDATE: Sorry, but those are dead links above.

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Anonymous Declares Sept 24 "Day Of Vengence" In The US

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Source: TechCrunch.com / Robin Wauters

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Hacktivist group Anonymous have been busy bees this year, and theyre not planning to cool down any time soon. Earlier this morning, Anonymous (or some 12-year old kid labeling himself Anonymous, who knows) issued a press release announcing that the collective and other cyber liberation groups will peacefully yet forcefully protest all over the United States.

Anonymous announced that a nationwide "Day Of Vengence" will take place in dozens of cities across the USA on September 24, 2011 at high noon. See horribly designed poster above.

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Closed Source, No Exceptions

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Source: http://planet.samba.org/

September 08, 2011

Chris

Closed Source, No Exceptions

 

The first few days of the school year are always a rush of working out schedules, buying books, buying supplies, and fielding the administrivia associated with the education system.  Annoying and difficult, particularly when there are multiple schools involved, but still surmountable.

Until this morning when we hit an unexpected roadblock.

My daughter is a Junior in High School but, thanks to a really cool program offered through our public school system, she will be attending a language class at the University of Minnesota this semester.  She started yesterday.

It seems, however, that the UofM has signed up to provide audio media via iTunes.  Specifically, Apple's iTunes U service.

We don't own a Macintosh.  Neither do we own an iPad/iPed/iPid/iPod or iPud.  We also do not run MS-Windows, which is the only platform other than Apple's own that has an iTunes application supported by Apple.  We run Linux, OpenBSD, and Android at our house.  Those tools work for us.


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The Ruins Of Dead Social Networks

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Source: TheAtlantic.com
Sep 20 2011, 1:17 PM ET - Alexis Madrigal - Alexis Madrigal is a senior editor at The Atlantic. He's the author of Powering the Dream: The History and Promise of Green Technology.

It was about 20 years ago that I first discovered what a telephone line and a computer could do when they came together. They made a virtual world. While stumbling through the manual for our old Zenith, I'd found a telephone number for a local bulletin board system and figured out how to dial into it. I found a world much more interesting than anything I could generate by typing commands at the C:/ prompt.

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Bulletin board systems were one forerunner to today's social networks. You could post messages and photos, play games, and download all kinds of apps. On the small ones I knew, one or two of us could dial in at a time, and most were from the same area code and prefix as you were because otherwise you had to pay long distance charges. (This now sounds as strange as a description of handcranking a car to start it.) So, the BBS was actually a hyperlocal social network.

I messed around with Los Angeles BBSs, but I had other things to attend to like catching lizards and playing street hockey with the neighborhood homies. But then in '92, my family moved to rural Washington state. Suddenly I was stranded way out at the end of a gravel road in a drizzly little city. I had friends, but they were miles away, so at home, it was just me and Wired Magazine and our new 14.4 modem.

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Smiley Turns Twenty Nine

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Sept. 19, 1982: Can�t You Take a Joke? :-)

1982: At precisely 11:44 a.m., Scott Fahlman posts the following electronic message to a computer-science department bulletin board at Carnegie Mellon University:

19-Sep-82 11:44 Scott E Fahlman :-)
From: Scott E Fahlman

I propose that the following character sequence for joke markers:

:-)

Read it sideways. Actually, it is probably more economical to mark things that are NOT jokes, given current trends. For this, use:

:-(

With that post, Fahlman became the acknowledged originator of the ASCII-based emoticon. From those two simple emoticons (a portmanteau combining the words emotion and icon) have sprung dozens of others that are the joy, or bane, of e-mail, text-message and instant-message correspondence the world over.

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SpaceX F9/DRAGON PREPARING FOR ISS

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F9/DRAGON:  PREPARING FOR ISS

Over the last several months, SpaceX has been hard at work preparing for our next flight; a mission designed to demonstrate that a privately-developed space transportation system can deliver cargo to and from the International Space Station (ISS). NASA has given us a Nov. 30, 2011 launch date, which should be followed nine days later by Dragon berthing at the ISS.
 
NASA has agreed in principle to allow SpaceX to combine all of the tests and demonstration activities that we originally proposed as two separate missions (COTS Demo 2 and COTS Demo 3) into a single mission. Furthermore, SpaceX plans to carry additional payloads aboard the Falcon 9's second stage which will deploy after Dragon separates and is well on its way to the ISS.  NASA will grant formal approval for the combined COTS missions pending resolution of any potential risks associated with these secondary payloads. Our team continues to work closely with NASA to resolve all questions and concerns.

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10 Ways To Access Blocked Websites

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Source: databytez.com [DeadLink]

Websites like facebook, twitter and other social networking sites are generally blocked in schools, colleges and offices. There exist some tricks by which you can bypass the restrictions and access blocked sites, the most obvious is the use of proxies or Anonymizer websites. But using proxies doesn�t always works as they gets blocked by firewall as well. Here I am listing some other methods to access blocked contents.

1. Use IP instead of URL

Each website has its equivalent ip address. This method works best when blocked sites are stored as a list of URLs. You can use ip address to access blocked contents . For example to access facebook you can use ip address 69.63.189.11 in your address bar. You can use ip-address.com to find the ip address of other websites.

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