Wednesday, December 31, 2003

"People willing to trade freedom for security deserve neither and will lose both."
Forum: The fish that threatened national security: "Now, I know my fish is a terrorist (Osama Fin Laden we used to call him back at school)"

Monday, December 29, 2003

An incredibly long article on the terrible situation of Microsoft.

The IT industry is shifting away from Microsoft

Some sentences:

It has profit margins on its two major products of over eighty per cent. The rest of the products, from handhelds to MSN and the Xbox are all horrific money losers.

If it turns out that these first few companies can make it, expect the floodgates to open, and everyone to follow.

Every day that a company is down due to worms or viruses, it starts re-evaluating Microsoft software.

competition is starting to force Microsoft into a pricing war, and any moron can tell you a price war against free is not a good thing. Don't believe me? Just go ask Netscape.

The fact remains that Microsoft's entire infrastructure is based on fundamentally flawed designs, not buggy code. These designs can't be changed.

Sunday, December 28, 2003

The GNU GPL and the American Way - GNU Project - Free Software Foundation (FSF)

Interesting old reading where RMS rebukes the idea that GPL is anti-american.

Thursday, December 25, 2003

We all recieved a Nigerian email, isn't it? Well this guy lost $300,000 because he replied.

Sun-Sentinel: Florida news

Tuesday, December 09, 2003

sign in Iraq:

"This fence is here for your protection. Do not approach or try to cross, or you will be shot"

I suppose it means that the fence protects Iraqis from Americans. And what an awful similarity to Israel's security fence.

Friday, December 05, 2003

Weapons of Mass Destruction

Miserable Failure

Prestige: exigimos responsabilidades

Tuesday, December 02, 2003

Interesting listen about Ogg and other media codecs:
Hydrogenaudio Forums -> Xiph's presentation from SCALE

I used foobar2000 to listen them.