Monthly Archives: December 2012

Piers Morgan’s “pinko-liberal” Illogic

“The ‘more guns, less crime’ argument is utter nonsense. Britain, after Dunblane, introduced some of the toughest gun laws in Europe, and we average just 35 gun murders a year. Japan, which has the toughest gun control in the world, … Continue reading

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Information Technology is a Dog-fight

Ever seen dogs fight? After the barking and snarling has proven ineffective, they go all out manoeuvring for position to get their fangs into the throat of the opponent. Information Technology is like that. M$ knows no limits legal or … Continue reading

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IBM on The Wrong Side of Software-Patents Issue

A company as productive of real inventions as IBM should be ashamed to support software-patents but that’s what they do in a recent amicus brief: “That the vast majority of computer-implemented inventions are patent eligible is beyond debate. Computer-implemented inventions … Continue reading

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Finishing the Egyptian Revolution – IT

Egyptians have died for their revolution and many find the recently adopted/foisted constitution horrific. So, too, do FLOSSies view the plan to “upgrade” IT in Egypt by throwing more money at M$. “At a cost of more than 43 million … Continue reading

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Petition US Government to Use FLOSS

There is a petition to USA/Whitehouse to promote Free Software. “SIGNATURES NEEDED BY JANUARY 16, 2013 TO REACH GOAL OF 25,000 23,437“ see promote the use of free software in our schools. Libre Office, Gimp, GNU Cash and other GPL … Continue reading

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Bombing Bakeries

“An air assault in Homs province killed at least 15 people Monday, a day after more than 100 were killed at a bakery in Hama province, opposition activists said.” see A Christian prayer for peace in Syria – CNN.com. The … Continue reading

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Why Firearms-Control Laws Are Despised

Proponents of “gun-control” laws frequently ask why anyone would oppose laws that “save children” etc. Well, here’s another example of what can go wrong with firearms licensing. A newspaper requested and received information on firearms licencees under “Freedom of Information” … Continue reading

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The Future of LibreOffice and Other Office-Suites

“it is a dilemma for both TDF and Apache as to whether to divert resources into an open source web version of the software or plough on competing with MSO for a desktop space that looks like becoming a paradigm … Continue reading

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New Horizon in IT, Ultra-Low-Voltage IC Technology

“the ultra-low-voltage SoC technology is able to utilize innovations facilitating power generation via ambient energy sources, Wu pointed out. For example, thermo-electric generator SoCs can convert heat emitted from human bodies into electricity via ITRI debuts ultra-low-voltage IC technology. The … Continue reading

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Government of India Generates Hundreds of FLOSS Promotional Videos

“Do you know that the Government is planning to provide the next generation Aakash devices at a cost not exceeding Rs. 1,138 to the students?  The details of this proposal are summarised in this letter.  This letter has been sent … Continue reading

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China market: November mobile phone users grow to 1.104 billion, says MIIT

“There were 1.104 billion subscribers to mobile communication services in China as of the end of November 2012″ see China market: November mobile phone users grow to 1.104 billion, says MIIT. That’s 80% of the population, folks. No longer is … Continue reading

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Sharks Circle Low Priced Tablet Market

“Asustek’s new 7-inch tablet will focus on emerging markets including India and China, while Lenovo and Samsung Electronics are also preparing products with similar specifications and price levels, but will first observe Acer and Asustek’s competition before releasing their products.” … Continue reading

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