Depending upon who you believe (and me being me, I believe nobody), Apple may be designing their own CPU, based on ARM technology. Apple has a job posting for a CPU designer on the Mac side of the business. Seriously. The Mac side. This has caused a lot of excitement in forums across the internet.
First and foremost – Merry Christmas to all.
Yes, it’s 6:00 AM on Christmas Day. I’m up, and my silly puppies are up (they woke me to let them outside about an hour ago). Since everyone else is in bed, and I can’t open presents until they are up, I am writing.
A while back I was asked to toss something together about computer security for a message board. I’ve posted it there, and decided to post it here as well.
This is mostly useful to people running Microsoft Windows.
It continually amazes me how intelligent people can be fooled.
Take Climate Change. I know a lot of people who don’t believe that humans can have any effect upon climate. Others think that there’s still question about the issue. It’s not that they are stupid. It’s that there are a lot of people with a vested interest in fooling the general public, mostly because if could hurt their profits.
Over year ago I wrote Astroturf in the Climate Change discussion, which covered how industry has been using fake organizations to fool the general public. Things have only gotten worse since. So I thought it was time to visit the topic again.
At this point I’m pretty certain that a lot of people are shaking their heads. What do the three things above had to do with each other? Lots actually. Let’s look at them.
Over and over again, I hear complaints about software licensing. The two main complaints are always the same:
1) Proprietary Licenses are too restrictive.
2) The General Public License is too restrictive.
Do you see a theme here?
Mono, the Open Source implementation of Microsoft’s .NET programming environment (the Common Language Infrastructure) , has probably caused more page views, than any other programming environment. Ever.
There’s a variety of issues people have had with Mono, but almost everyone has missed the main point.
Who In Their Right Mind Would Want Microsoft Technology On Their Linux Operating System Computer?
All of a sudden I start getting messages, messages which didn’t make any initial sense. On Twitter I got this:
hfiguiere Hubert Figuière@_the_mad_hatter by retweeting schestowitz, you lose any credibility.
I’ve sat on the sidelines watching the diplomatic cable leak unfold. It’s been fascinating – the cables themselves are pedestrian compared to the fallout. But there are some great lessons to be learned.
Gotta love Twitter. It’s one of the greatest communication tools invented to date. Indenti.ca is even better, while being compatible. But to cover everything, you have to use both.
So someone I’ve never heard of pops up on Indenti.ca, and proceeds to tell me that I’m an idiot.