Mar. 6th, 2014

“British Prime Minister’s Child Porn Adviser Arrested Over Child Porn.” Coincidentally, this person also served in the less well-known position of “Minister of Irony”.

Does it means that we can pay a couple of milliBitcoins to read The Wall Street Jornal?


Bitcoin's digital tip jar: Microtransactions reborn

Fortune Finance: Hedge Funds, Markets, Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity, Venture Capital, Wall Street, Washington: Bitcoin’s digital tip jar: Microtransactions reborn (Fortune Editors)

The digital currency's low transaction costs may revive a long-frustrated online content model -- the paywall.
With the impending sunset of Windows XP, thousands of computer will be prime candidates for a substitute operating system. Considering that a Windows upgrade usually requires a hardware upgrade, it will not be surprising if many of these computers that are running Windows XP will either remain running XP, become orphan or worst, landfill.

The tactical maneuver by Microsoft to prolong XP end of life day to fight the advance of the Linux netbook may be coming back to haunt them in the place they fear losing ground, the desktop.

If we take history as a guide, It is very likely that most people will upgrade to Windows 7 or 8, others may opt to get a Chromebook being that they are gaining popularity.

However, Linux is a very viable operating system alternative and should not be overlooked, considering that the price is right. Will the lack of maintenance of XP push computer users to use Linux? Only time will tell.

I personally will continue to use XP on the system I got with it until the system goes kaputz or up to date software does not longer work because of missing library calls. Oh, do not worry, I have Linux systems running at home as well. That is my development system. But I still need this one for mundane office tasks.

If for some reason the disk crashes and I cannot recover, then I will gladly install Linux there.


Itworld: Best Linux distros to replace Windows XP? (Jim Lynch)

Microsoft will soon cut off support for Windows XP. Is Ubuntu 14.04 the best Linux distro to replace it? Or are there other options worth considering? Plus: Is XFCE better than KDE or GNOME? And a review of Mageia 4 by DistroWatch.
I have plenty of these... but what the heck.. it looks cute!

#software #hacks

Linuxgizmos: Tiny quad-core mini-PC ships for $69

NanoPC launched a $69 mini-PC and $67 SBC based on a quad-core Samsung Exynos4412 SoC, with SD, HDMI, USB, camera, and Ethernet, running Linux and Android.
This is a nice business case in which open source software is used for a sound business model.

#news #software

Opensource: Mapbox makes it easy to get a map into people's hands |

Beyond the business, Mapbox's CEO Eric Gundersen says that he feels that open source licensing of data is only going to become more important to companies in the future.
Teresa Cottam
According to vouchercloud 1 in 10 americans think HTML is an STD... <no comment! #mobile #BSSOSS

#news #fun
kelley currie
Coolness. RT @cspan: VIDEO: @DalaiLama gives the Opening Prayer in the U.S. Senate

YouTube: Dalai Lama Opening Prayer in U.S. Senate (C-SPAN) (C-SPAN)


I have to admit, I still hate the place.


Zahida A. Khan
Next time you're at McDonald's, you've got to try these awesome hacks. Secret menu, paleo foods, and more.

Zaklikes: Secret McDonald's Menu Hacks

McDonald's has a secret menu? A chicken, beef, and fish sandwich? McCrepes? We are McLovin' It.


Massachusetts Court Says 'Upskirt' Photos Are Legal
cold fjord writes with this CNN report: "Massachusetts' highest court ruled Wednesday that it is not illegal to secretly photograph underneath a person's clothing — a practice known as "upskirting" — prompting one prosecutor to call for a revision of state law. The high court ruled that the practice did not violate the law because the women who were photographed while riding Boston public transportation were not nude or partially nude."

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Read more of this story at Slashdot.

Que lastima

Mar. 6th, 2014 11:51 pm
Yo pensaba visitarla en estas vacaciones en Puerto Rico. :(


Primerahora: Cierra la legendaria Heladería Lares

La muerte de su fundador provocó el cese indefinido de las operaciones, lo que ha detenido la actividad turística en el municipio.


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