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Short Takes: December 24, 2014 Commented on: 14 hours ago (December 24, 2014)

Wait, so I should be able to use my own wireless in a hotel that charges overinflated prices for it?

So why can I not bring my own food into a movie theatre?!?

North Korea Was Erased From the Internet on Monday Commented on: 1 day ago (December 23, 2014)

Wow. Talk about a media play.

If you look at the whole timeline of this, it goes something like this:

1. Sony Pictures Entertainment gets hacked many months ago. Sony discovers the...

2014 Was the Year of Mobile First, Cloud First Commented on: 1 day ago (December 23, 2014)

Wait - it wasn't 'The Year of Linux'?

Well, damn. Have to try again next year....

Windows 10 Comes Into Focus Commented on: 1 week ago (December 16, 2014)

Methinks you'll be writing another "glorious mess" article when Windows 10 ships.

As it stands right now, one can only see glimpses of a cleaner Windows revision. But there are just too...

Sweden Raids, Takes Down The Pirate Bay Commented on: 1 week ago (December 12, 2014)

Nobody seems to be pointing out that TPB, in its heyday, hosted JavaScript exploits DIRECTLY ON THEIR PAGE.

Because why care about the ethics of infecting peoples computers when the lure...

Short Takes: December 12, 2014 Commented on: 1 week ago (December 12, 2014)

"What's a Wii U?"


Voiceover: "SETTLE IT IN SMASH!"

"Sony PlayStation 4 will go on sale in China from January 11"

"Just in time for the holidays!"

Wow Paul...

EU Parliament Calls on Regulators to Break Up Google Commented on: 3 weeks ago (December 1, 2014)

So the one thing this brings into question is how advertising should play a role in Internet business. There are a whole slew of anti-competitive problems with cross-network advertising services...

Short Takes: November 28, 2014 Commented on: 4 weeks ago (November 26, 2014)

HP reports another decline....

....because they're getting out of the Channel.

Short Takes: November 21, 2014 Commented on: 4 weeks ago (November 21, 2014)

It's probably easier for the CIA/NSA to take down Middle-Eastern infrastructure.

Mozilla Ousts Google from Firefox in the US, Picks Yahoo Search Commented on: 4 weeks ago (November 20, 2014)

So two questions remain:

1. Will Mozilla delete all the Google spyware code that remains in Firefox? You know, the code that gets Firefox phoning home to Google even after you disable...

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