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  • Embarrassing Stories Shed Light On US Officials’ Technological Ignorance
    By on March 11, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments


    colinneagle writes “Speaking at the SXSW Conference recently, Dr. Peter W. Singer, director of the Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence, recalled one U.S. official who was ‘about to negotiate cybersecurity with China’ asking him to explain what the term ‘ISP’ (Internet Service Provider) means. This wasn’t the only example of this lack of awareness. ‘That’s like going to negotiate with the Soviets and not knowing what “ICBM” means,’ Dr. (more…)



  • Website Simulates Amiga OS
    By on March 6, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    cyclomedia writes “The Decibel Kid — the “AudioVisual Artist” responsible for last summer’s Ipswich Zelda Map — has unveiled his new website. Modeled on Amiga OS it supports changing the wallpaper, window dragging, resizing, minimizing, and that z-index shuffle button. The mobile site is a completely different beast, modeling itself as a low-res LCD.” There’s even a drum machine. If you’re pining for the “real” thing, there’s always UAE (more…)

  • VIDEO: Who should Hodgson take to Brazil?
    By on March 5, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    Football Focus presenter Dan Walker takes a closer look at Roy Hodgson’s latest England squad alongside former Aston Villa striker John Carew and Martin Keown.

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  • VIDEO: Chelsea not ruthless enough – Mourinho
    By on March 1, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says his side are “paying” for not finishing chances off, following a 1-1 draw at Galatasaray.

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  • Open Source Initiative, Free Software Foundation Unite Against Software Patents
    By on March 1, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    WebMink writes “In rare joint move, the OSI and FSF have joined with Eben Moglen’s Software Freedom Law Center to file a U.S. Supreme Court briefing in the CLS vs Alice case. The brief asserts the basic arguments that processes are not patentable if they are implemented solely through computer software, and that the best test for whether a software-implemented invention is solely implemented through software is whether special apparatus or the transformation (more…)