Monthly Archives: June 2008

Don’t cheat with your Vote

Donna Brazile: “My mama taught me to play by the rules” (via)

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    Bo Diddley has died

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      My personal favourite Youtube uptill now

      Today Von Jakestein wrote a nice post on Retecool.com.

      By far the tube below is my favourite:

      The Last Lecture

      Randy Pausch (born October 23, 1960) is a Professor of Computer Science, Human-Computer Interaction, and Design at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States and a best-selling author, who achieved worldwide fame for his “The Last Lecture” speech on September 18, 2007 at Carnegie Mellon University, more …

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        Unicorn exists

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        Pure.

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          Blogopticon

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          Vanity fair impression of the US Blogosphere.

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            Death of Tim Russert

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              60 second Apple keynote June08

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                Who needs Oil? We need energy

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                  Greg Kroah Hartman on the Linux Kernel



                  Update:
                  They request more open drivers.

                  Greg Hartman above nicely explains how the Linux Kernel (which is used by most linux distros) development seems to excel and grow.

                  More importantly he makes note of his amazement that Google is almost not involved at all [ok, we skip Andrew ;) ]. Especially since Google code development is increasingly dependent on the Linux Kernel, this should flash some red lights at Google? Shouldn’t it? Google Android?

                  Moreover, other competitors of Google are paying the + 75% of developers who do change the Linux Kernel. Enjoy.

                  For abstract: (more…)

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                    THE WORLD VIEW OF NOAM CHOMSKY (2008 NL)

                    Chomsky illustrates how one-sided our world views actually are at the moment.
                    How we have forgotten reagan’s war on terror, the 9/11 of south-america and the true origins of the american constitution. Quite some surprises. The first part is above, the others are here. Enjoy.

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                      Rokers hebben rare hersenen

                      smokers brainRokers hebben andere hersenen dan niet-rokers, blijkt uit steeds meer onderzoek. Verklaart dit waarom rokers zich in de ogen van niet-rokers soms vreemd gedragen?

                      …Rokers, zo ontdekten de onderzoekers, houden in hun beslissingen alleen rekening met hun feitelijke winst en verlies. Winsten en verliezen die ze hadden kunnen halen als ze andere beslissingen hadden genomen, negeren ze….

                      Wat gaat er mis in de hersenen van een roker? De Harvard-onderzoekers ontdekten met een hersenscanner dat rokershersenen de informatie over fictieve situaties wel degelijk opnemen. De hersenen berekenen keurig de voordelen van wat er had kunnen zijn. Maar dit signaal wordt niet gebruikt bij de beslissing. Ergens diep in de hersenen is de route geblokkeerd….

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                        Privacyakkoord VS-EU in laatste rechte lijn

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                        De Europese Unie en de Verenigde Staten leggen de laatste hand aan een privacyakkoord. De overeenkomst maakt de uitwisseling van informatie tussen Amerikaanse en Europese inlichtingendiensten makkelijker. Bovendien zijn er nu ook duidelijke spelregels.

                        De Amerikaanse geheime dienst stuitte geregeld op de strenge privacyregels in Europa. De Europese Unie heeft nu beslist bepaalde regels te versoepelen zodat de Amerikanen meer informatie kunnen vergaren. Tegelijkertijd werd overeengekomen dat bepaalde rechten, waaronder het recht op beroep, gevrijwaard moeten blijven.

                        Te ziek voor woorden
                        : lees meer en meer.

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                          The Irony … To Head Off Patent Suits

                          pattentSeveral tech-industry heavyweights are banding together to defend themselves against patent-infringement lawsuits. Their plan: to buy up key intellectual property before it falls into the hands of parties that could use it against them, say people familiar with the matter.

                          (Reuters) – Verizon, Cisco and Google did not immediately return phone calls seeking comment. HP and Ericsson could not be reached for comment.

                          Verizon Communications Inc., Google Inc., Cisco Systems Inc., Telefon AB L.M. Ericsson and Hewlett-Packard Co. are among the companies that have joined a group calling itself the Allied Security Trust, these people say.


                          Read more mayor Irony
                          : Big tech gets legal aid in the patent wars

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