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What would a EvE online Internet look like?
what would happen if you took the idea of the map being a network literally? What would a EvE online internet of systems look like?
bgp  networking  eve  games  internet 
5 weeks ago by deusx
In the Shadow of the CMS | The Nation
What we need is a digital-media version of organic food or a local farmers’ market: ethically sourced, sustainably funded, and integrity-certified, all the way from CMS up.
cms  blogs  metablogging  rss  feeds  internet 
9 weeks ago by deusx
Nick Szabo -- The Mental Accounting Barrier to Micropayments
A micropayments system assumes a solution to the mental accounting problem. If somebody could actually solve the this problem, rather than merely claiming to have solved it via some mysterious means ("intelligent agents", et. al.), the savings would be enormous even in existing business such as long distance and Internet service -- not to mention all the new possibilities possible by lower transaction costs.
business  economics  internet  micropayments 
october 2015 by deusx
The Web Is Dying; Apps Are Killing It - WSJ
Everything about apps feels like a win for users—they are faster and easier to use than what came before. But underneath all that convenience is something sinister: the end of the very openness that allowed Internet companies to grow into some of the most powerful or important companies of the 21st century.
webdev  web  internet  open 
november 2014 by deusx
Mozilla and the Future of the Open Internet | Re/code
People often ask me: Why are you still involved so deeply with Mozilla? Firefox won. Why haven’t you gone on to do something else? Does Mozilla still have work to do?
mozilla  open  internet 
november 2014 by deusx
Stop Doing Internet Wrong. - Scott Hanselman
Some days...some days it's frustrating to be on the web. We're compiling C++ into JavaScript and running Unreal in the browser but at the same time, here in 2013, we're still making the same mistakes. And by we, I mean, the set of web developers who aren't us, right Dear Reader? Because surely you're not doing any of these things. ;)
webdev  internet  tips  design 
june 2013 by deusx
VC&G | Revisiting Hotline, the 1990s Internet BBS Platform
Hotline was neat. It was basically like DIY AOL for Mac, and most installations were completely infested by pirates and warez.
internet  mac  bbs  tech 
april 2013 by deusx
The Web We Lost - Anil Dash
The tech industry and its press have treated the rise of billion-scale social networks and ubiquitous smartphone apps as an unadulterated win for regular people, a triumph of usability and empowerment. They seldom talk about what we've lost along the way in this transition, and I find that younger folks may not even know how the web used to be.
web1.0  blogosphere  metablogging  web  blog  history  internet  culture 
december 2012 by deusx
Why I love Twitter and barely tolerate Facebook — I.M.H.O. — Medium
There’s no memory at Twitter: everything is fleeting. ... Facebook is mired in the past.
twitter  facebook  to:fb  social  internet 
december 2012 by deusx
How Mozilla Was Born
The story of the first mascot on the Internet
mozilla  mascots  internet  web  history  to:fb  design 
october 2012 by deusx
Yes, Government Researchers Really Did Invent the Internet | Observations, Scientific American Blog Network
In truth, no private company would have been capable of developing a project like the Internet, which required years of R&D efforts spread out over scores of far-flung agencies, and which began to take off only after decades of investment. Visionary infrastructure projects such as this are part of what has allowed our economy to grow so much in the past century. Today’s op-ed is just one sad indicator of how we seem to be losing our appetite for this kind of ambition.
internet  government  to:fb  research 
july 2012 by deusx
The Pirate Bay - The galaxy's most resilient bittorrent site
With the development of GPS controlled drones, far-reaching cheap radio equipment and tiny new computers like the Raspberry Pi, we're going to experiment with sending out some small drones that will float some kilometers up in the air. This way our machines will have to be shut down with aeroplanes in order to shut down the system. A real act of war.
punknet  internet  bittorrent  raspberrypi  drones  piratebay  to:fb 
july 2012 by deusx
Technology - Alexis Madrigal - The Next Time Someone Says the Internet Killed Reading Books, Show Them This Chart - The Atlantic
All this to say: our collective memory of past is astoundingly inaccurate. Not only has the number of people reading not declined precipitously, it's actually gone up since the perceived golden age of American letters.
reading  internet  to:fb  books 
june 2012 by deusx
Archive Team is a loose collective of rogue archivists, programmers, writers and loudmouths dedicated to saving our digital heritage. Since 2009 this variant force of nature has caught wind of shutdowns, shutoffs, mergers, and plain old deletions - and done our best to save the history before it's lost forever. Along the way, we've gotten attention, resistance, press and discussion, but most importantly, we've gotten the message out: IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE THIS WAY.
via:textfiles  at:aadl  archives  archiveteam  archive  history  internet  backup 
may 2012 by deusx
IUMA (Internet Underground Music Archive) Collection : Free Audio : Download & Streaming : Internet Archive
The Internet Underground Music Archive was better known by the acronym IUMA. The IUMA was started in 1993 by three students at the University of California at Santa Cruz: Jeff Patterson, Jon Luini and Rob Lord. The three men worked together to create an online music archive that would help musicians and bands who weren't signed by a major label. The site allowed these unsigned artists to upload files and send them to fans. The site also enabled the artists the opportunity to talk with their fans. The IUMA was first part of the Usenet newsgroups.
via:textfiles  iuma  music  archive  history  internet  at:aadl 
may 2012 by deusx
Congrats, US Government: You're Scaring Web Businesses Into Moving Out Of The US | Techdirt
The federal government has been paying lip service to the idea that it wants to encourage new businesses and startups in the US. And this is truly important to the economy, as studies have shown that almost all of the net job growth in this country is coming from internet startups. Thankfully some politicians recognize this, but the federal government seems to be going in the other direction. With the JotForm situation unfolding, where the US government shut down an entire website with no notice or explanation, people are beginning to recognize that the US is not safe for internet startups.
business  copyfight  internet  censorship  politics 
february 2012 by deusx
US Returns Domain; Still Refuses To Say What Happened | Techdirt
There's been a lot of interest in the story of the Secret Service completely shutting down through a request to GoDaddy. It appears that the suspension is now ending, though it hasn't fully propagated. What's amazing is that no one in the US government (or at GoDaddy) seems to be willing to explain what happened. When GoDaddy completely shut down with no notice, the folks at JotForm had to inquire as to what the hell happened to their entire website. They were merely told to contact a Secret Service agent. That agent then told JotForm she was too busy to respond to them and would get back to them within a week.

Think about that for a second. The US government completely takes down a small business' website and then is too busy to explain why.
copyfight  censorship  us  internet 
february 2012 by deusx
US Government 'Suspends' Over User Generated Forms; Censorship Regime Expands | Techdirt
Activities like this will chill innovation and entrepreneurship in the US. Why locate here or even setup under a .com if the US government might kill your business with no explanation at any moment?
copyfight  censorship  us  internet 
february 2012 by deusx
How SOPA's 'circumvention' ban could put a target on Tor | Privacy Inc. - CNET News
A broad interpretation of SOPA's anti-circumvention language would sweep even more broadly than Tor. Software such as VPNs, used by security-conscious businesses, can also "bypass" a SOPA-established blockade. So could DNS software. And even the humble "/etc/hosts" file, part of every major operating system including OS X, Linux, and Windows, can be pressed into service as a SOPA-bypasser as well.
politics  sopa  law  internet 
december 2011 by deusx
Dear Congress, It's No Longer OK To Not Know How The Internet Works | Motherboard
So it was as proponents of the Hollywood-funded bill curmudgeonly shot down all but two amendments proposed by its opponents, who fought to dramatically alter the document to preserve security and free speech on the net. But the chilling takeaway of this whole debacle was the irrefutable air of anti-intellectualism; that inescapable absurdity that we have members of Congress voting on a technical bill who do not posses any technical knowledge on the subject and do not find it imperative to recognize those who do.
internet  sopa  government  nerds  tech  politics 
december 2011 by deusx
Zittrain in Technology Review: The personal computer is dead
Both software developers and users should demand more. Developers should look for ways to reach their users unimpeded, through still-open platforms, or through pressure on the terms imposed by the closed ones. And users should be ready to try "off-roading" with the platforms that still allow it—hewing to the original spirit of the PC, perhaps amplified by systems that let apps have a trial run on a device without being given the keys to the kingdom. If we allow ourselves to be lulled into satisfaction with walled gardens, we'll miss out on innovations to which the gardeners object, and we'll set ourselves up for censorship of code and content that was previously impossible. We need some angry nerds.
censorship  future  internet  pc  cloud  copyfight 
december 2011 by deusx
A List Apart: Articles: Say No to SOPA
A List Apart strongly opposes United States H.R.3261 AKA the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), an ill-conceived lobbyist-driven piece of legislation that is technically impossible to enforce, cripplingly burdensome to support, and would, without hyperbole, destroy the internet as we know it.
sopa  internet  freedom  copyfight 
november 2011 by deusx
US judge orders hundreds of sites "de-indexed" from Google, Facebook
After a series of one-sided hearings, luxury goods maker Chanel has won recent court orders against hundreds of websites trafficking in counterfeit luxury goods. A federal judge in Nevada has agreed that Chanel can seize the domain names in question and transfer them all to US-based registrar GoDaddy. The judge also ordered "all Internet search engines" and "all social media websites"—explicitly naming Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Bing, Yahoo, and Google—to "de-index" the domain names and to remove them from any search results.
chanel  sopa  copyfight  dns  internet  freedom 
november 2011 by deusx
Ex-RIAA Boss Ignores All Criticisim Of SOPA/PIPA, Claims Any Complaints Are Trying To Justify Stealing | Techdirt
But, even more to the point, it's getting ridiculous how many people defending SOPA/PIPA are doing so using this logic. They brush off all of the specific concerns, the highlights of problematic language, and they conclude "why are you justifying theft?" Of course, that's ridiculous. Beyond the fact that "theft" and "infringement" are very different (don't get me started), nothing in anyone's complaints about SOPA or PIPA have anything to do with "justifying" infringement. In fact, in the post that was being discussed, we clearly noted that infringement is a problem. We just disagree that PIPA and SOPA are reasonably, or even effective, solutions.
sopa  freedom  internet  censorship  copyfight 
november 2011 by deusx
Why SOPA endangers America's Internet leadership
America's position of influence over the Internet economy is a valuable form of "soft power." If the US government uses this power judiciously, it can ensure that the Internet evolves in ways that serve US interests.

Instead, American policymakers are rapidly squandering this soft power by giving US law enforcement agencies—and, under SOPA, even private copyright holders—free rein to exercise this power with minimal judicial oversight. The US is home to many of the world's leading search engines, advertising networks, and credit card payment networks. These firms not only serve the US market, they are also widely used overseas. If the US begins to use them as pawns in its war against file-sharing, foreigners and their governments will become more reluctant to rely on them.
politics  internet  sopa  morons 
november 2011 by deusx
Software Makers Shun SOPA Bill - Government - Policy & Regulation - Informationweek
A group that represents a number of major software developers, including Microsoft, Adobe, and CA, has withdrawn its support for the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) bill, which would require Internet companies and other players in the tech ecosystem to deny services to suspected software pirates and copyright violators.
sopa  bsa  copyfight  law  internet 
november 2011 by deusx
A Guide to the Occupy Wall Street API, Or Why the Nerdiest Way to Think About OWS Is So Useful - Technology - The Atlantic
This idea crystallized for me yesterday when Jonathan Glick, a long-time digital journalist, tweeted, "I think #OWS was working better as an API than a destination site anyway." If you get the idea, go ahead and skip ahead to the documentation below. If you don't get, let me explain why it might be the most useful way of thinking about #Occupy.
ows  apis  internet  twitter 
november 2011 by deusx
Major Game Publishers Onboard with SOPA and Protect IP Act
Among the publishers include giants like Electronic Arts, Capcom USA, Microsoft, Nintendo, Sony, Sega, THQ, Square Enix, Take Two, and Ubisoft. Major developing studios have also declared where they stand with the proposed law that enables the government to blacklist websites and stifle freedom of speech. These studios include 38 Studios, Nival, and Gears of War developer Epic Games. A full list of ESA members can be found at the organization's website here.
sopa  internet  freedom  copyfight  gaming 
november 2011 by deusx
US State Department not for internet freedom - Opinion - Al Jazeera English
San Francisco, California: The US State Department is once again undermining its own Internet Freedom Initiative - this time by giving the green light to a copyright bill that will adversely affect online free speech around the world.
sopa  politics  law  internet  copyfight  freedom 
november 2011 by deusx
Congress Weighs Fighting Internet Piracy Like the War on Drugs - Conor Friedersdorf - Politics - The Atlantic
Phone books list all sorts of businesses, a small percentage of which engage in illegal activity. Yet I could never call Pac Bell and demand, "Hey, my house got robbed a few weeks back, and when I went into this pawn shop, they had my television set. Remove them or you're liable!"
sopa  copyfight  freedom  internet 
november 2011 by deusx
Anti-piracy bill meets Web-freedom backlash -
But a major online backlash has evolved, with everyone from lawmakers to Web-freedom advocates to some of technology's biggest players calling it a greedy and dangerous overreach that could have a chilling effect on free speech and innovation.
sopa  politics  copyfight  internet  freedom 
november 2011 by deusx
European Parliament warns of global dangers of US domain revocation proposals | EDRI
Responding to an intervention by EDRi (video, speech (PDF) at a hearing recently on attacks against computer systems, the European Parliament today adopted, by a large majority, a resolution on the upcoming EU/US summit stressing “the need to protect the integrity of the global internet and freedom of communication by refraining from unilateral measures to revoke IP addresses or domain names.”
sopa  law  us  internet  freedom 
november 2011 by deusx
unfinished work - I Believe In The Internet - The Content Industry Doesn't
At a dinner earlier this week, Joi Ito, the head of the Media Lab at MIT described the Internet as a “belief system” and I suddenly understood. The Internet is not just a series of pipes. It’s core architecture embeds an assumption about human nature. The Internet is designed to empower individuals not control them. It assumes that the if individuals are empowered, they will do the right thing the vast majority of the time. Services like eBay, Craigslist, Etsy and AirBnB are built on the assumption that most people are honest. Other services like Tumblr, Twitter, YouTube, Wordpress, and Soundcloud assume people will be generous with their ideas, insights and creations. Wikipedia has proven that people will share their knowledge. Companies like Kickstarter show that people will even be generous with their money. This does not mean that there are not bad people out there. All of these companies spend a lot of time and money to battle spam and fraud. The companies are simply betting that there are many more good people than bad. The architecture of the Internet shares this assumption. It could have been designed to prevent bad behavior. Instead its design empowers good behavior.
internet  freedom  sopa  belief 
november 2011 by deusx
Zoe Lofgren - Lofgren Opening Statement on SOPA
Washington, D.C. – Today the House Judiciary Committee held a hearing on the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). Since Rep. Zoe Lofgren was not permitted to deliver her opening statement at the hearing, it appears below in full.
sopa  internet  congress  law  lofgren 
november 2011 by deusx
Lying on the Internet could soon be a federal crime
The US Department of Justice wants to make it a federal crime to violate the “terms of service” of any website, reports Declan McCullagh at CNet. According to this interpretation, breaching the terms of service of websites — which can be done by simply using a fake name on Facebook, lying about your weight on a dating site, or using Google if you’re under the age of 18 — could make you a criminal.
law  internet  crime  wtf 
november 2011 by deusx
Internet Community Shut Out of Stop Online Piracy Act Hearing - Again | Electronic Frontier Foundation
This morning, EFF’s staff and concerned netizens across the country tuned into the live webcast of the House Judiciary Committee’s hearing on the Stop Online Piracy Act (H.R. 3261). At least we tried to. Unfortunately, we were confronted with an incredibly poor webcast stream for much of the hearing. We find it ironic and deeply concerning that Congress is unable to successfully stream video of an event this important to all Internet users, even as they are debating a dangerous plan to change the Internet in fundamental ways and deputize Internet intermediaries to act like content police.
internet  sopa  censorship  copyfight  hollywood  law  us 
november 2011 by deusx
At Web censorship hearing, Congress guns for "pro-pirate" Google
The House Judiciary Committee today held an important hearing on the Stop Online Piracy Act with a hugely stacked deck of witnesses—Google's lawyer was the only one of the six to object to the bill in a meaningful way. And it wasn't hard to see why. This wasn't a hearing designed to elicit complex thoughts about complex issues of free speech, censorship, and online piracy; despite the objections of the ACLU, dozens of foreign civil rights groups, tech giants like Google and eBay, the Consumer Electronics Association, China scholar Rebecca MacKinnon, hundreds of law professors and lawyers, the hearing was designed to shove the legislation forward and to brand companies who object as siding with "the pirates."
copyfight  sopa  tech  freedom  internet 
november 2011 by deusx
SOPA Gives Me Powers That I Don't Want | Techdirt
In reality though, most of the large tech companies that exist today were once very small and very fragile. If SOPA was in place, those companies would have never grown up, since the two guys in a garage would have required four lawyers to survive. Dropbox is a perfect example. Created by some college students, the company provides shared online storage space for a fee. Under SOPA, the company would have been cut off from its revenues as soon as a single accusation was made that it was hosting copyrighted material. As a small company this could have been crippling. Today though, I know that Dropbox is one of the most popular tools in the movie industry, since it allows easy sharing of new daily shots, music cues, draft movie posters and more. The innovative tech companies of the future will be extinguished before they have a chance to even get out the door.
copyfight  congress  law  internet  freedom  censorship  sopa 
november 2011 by deusx
Google Friends Facebook to Fight Piracy Act - Bloomberg
Dodd, a Connecticut Democrat who served three decades in the Senate, is looking for a win in his new role as head of the MPAA, which grew powerful in Washington under the 38-year leadership of Jack Valenti, a onetime aide to Lyndon Johnson. The group’s members include Walt Disney Co. (DIS), Viacom Inc. (VIA/B)’s Paramount Pictures, Sony Corp. (6758), News Corp. (NWSA), Comcast Corp. (CMCSA)’s NBC Universal and Time Warner Inc. (TWX)’s Warner Bros.
hollywood  internet  copyfight  us  censorship  law 
november 2011 by deusx
American Censorship Day is this Wednesday — And You Can Join In! | Electronic Frontier Foundation
This Wednesday, November 16, the disastrous "Stop Online Piracy Act" (SOPA) heads to the House Judiciary committee. In case you need a refresher, SOPA could allow the U.S. government and private corporations to create a blacklist of censored websites, and cut many more off from their ad networks and payment providers. This bill is bad news, and its supporters are trying to push it through before ordinary citizens realize just how much damage it can cause.
internet  censorship  law  us  sopa  USA 
november 2011 by deusx
Updated: Hollywood and Congress Target Mozilla - ReadWriteCloud
The bill is, by nearly any sane measure, overreaching and the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) says that the bill targets Mozilla specifically for refusing to comply with Homeland Security's ICE unit.
mozilla  internet  sopa  law  copyfight  hollywood 
november 2011 by deusx
Hollywood's New War on Software Freedom and Internet Innovation | Electronic Frontier Foundation
In this new bill, Hollywood has expanded its censorship ambitions. No longer content to just blacklist entries in the Domain Name System, this version targets software developers and distributors as well. It allows the Attorney General (doing Hollywood or trademark holders' bidding) to go after more or less anyone who provides or offers a product or service that could be used to get around DNS blacklisting orders. This language is clearly aimed at Mozilla, which took a principled stand in refusing to assist the Department of Homeland Security's efforts to censor the domain name system, but we are also concerned that it could affect the open source community, internet innovation, and software freedom more broadly:
mozilla  internet  copyfight  sopa  law  hollywood  government 
november 2011 by deusx
Fight For The Future
Why have we all been sitting idly while the movie and music lobbyists have been systematically advancing legislation that strips freedoms, blocks innovation, and exclusively advances Hollywood's financial agenda?
copyfight  hollywood  freedom  civilrights  internet  censorship  activism  advocacy 
november 2011 by deusx
These bills represent a major blow to openness and freedom on the Internet, free speech rights, and the fabric of the Internet itself. If SOPA is allowed to pass, the Internet and free speech will never be the same again.
internet  freedom  hollywood  copyfight 
november 2011 by deusx
Proposed Copyright Bill Threatens Whistleblowing and Human Rights | Electronic Frontier Foundation
"It’s unclear whether SOPA’s authors intended it to cover these websites that are vital to whistleblowing and human rights. If they didn’t, they need to press re-set; and next time, consult with the numerous Internet communities the bill could affect, rather than exclusively Hollywood lobbyists. But the immediate need is clear: the bill must be killed. If you care about free speech and a free Internet, act now!"
internet  speech  freedom  copyfight  hollywood 
november 2011 by deusx
Locus Online Perspectives » Cory Doctorow: It’s Time to Stop Talking About Copyright
I’m all for sorting out the rules that govern the entertainment’s supply chain, but let’s keep some perspective here: when we ‘‘solve’’ copyright problems at the expense of the Internet, we solve them at the expense of 21st-century society as a whole.
internet  politics  copyfight 
november 2011 by deusx
Clifford Stoll: Why Web Won't Be Nirvana -
This sounds so much more funny when read with a REALLY sarcastic voice. "Baloney. Do our computer pundits lack all common sense? The truth in no online database will replace your daily newspaper, no CD-ROM can take the place of a competent teacher and no computer network will change the way government works."
retro  future  internet  stoll  predictions  wrong  rant  history  culture  from delicious
march 2010 by deusx
Remarks on Internet Freedom
"The final freedom, one that was probably inherent in what both President and Mrs. Roosevelt thought about and wrote about all those years ago, is one that flows from the four I’ve already mentioned: the freedom to connect – the idea that governments should not prevent people from connecting to the internet, to websites, or to each other. The freedom to connect is like the freedom of assembly, only in cyberspace. It allows individuals to get online, come together, and hopefully cooperate. Once you’re on the internet, you don’t need to be a tycoon or a rock star to have a huge impact on society."
netneutrality  freedom  connect  internet  clinton  from delicious
january 2010 by deusx
Lost in the Filth Simulacrum | h+ Magazine
"Yet what the media has failed to grasp is what 4chan can tell us about where we're headed. The Chans aren't the freak sideshow of the Internet. They are the heart and soul of the Internet. And they are the ones furthest ahead of the pack, leading us. At this point there should be little doubt that the Internet is mutating the human species into something completely different. Therefore it's instructive to look at the most extreme, freebased forms of the Internet to see where we're going -- and 4chan is that freebased version of mankind's new drug of choice."
4chan  internet  posthumanity  singularity  memes  collectiveintelligence  consciousness  future  from delicious
december 2009 by deusx
Is the Internet Warping Our Brains? | LiveScience
Did sharp rocks warp our brains? Did cooking warp our brains? Did speech warp our brains? Did writing warp our brains? The net is the sharpest, hottest, chattiest, wordiest thing to hit since all the above.
internet  brain  cogsci  psychology  socialnetworking  from delicious
september 2009 by deusx
It’s The Internet Stupid › A Comment on Notice of Inquiry, FCC GN Docket No. 09-51
"There’s risk in confusing broadband and Internet. If the National Broadband Plan starts from the premise that the U.S. needs the innovation, increased productivity, new ideas and freedoms of expression that the Internet affords, then the Plan will be shaped around the Internet. If, instead, the Plan is premised on a need for broadband, it fails to address the ARRA’s mandated objectives directly. More importantly, the premise that broadband is the primary goal entertains the remaking of the Internet in ways that could put its benefits at risk. The primary goal of the Plan should be broadband connections to the Internet."
broadband  internet  politics  netneutrality  privacy  economy  government 
june 2009 by deusx
Sony Pictures CEO: The Internet Is Still Bad | Techdirt
"A week and a half ago, Sony Pictures CEO Michael Lynton made some news for saying that nothing good had come from the internet, period. Plenty of online sites (including ours) took him to task for that, wondering how one gets to be the CEO of a major content company without understanding the internet. Today, Lynton hit back at critics -- not by saying he was quoted out of context or misunderstood, but by standing behind the statement and adding some gems to it as well. Let's take a look..."
sony  internet  copyfight  piracy  content  culture  freedom  p2p  drm 
may 2009 by deusx
Mozilla in one sentence « commonspace
"The Internet is the greatest development of our lifetimes. Mozilla exists to foster the Internet such that all people are able to realize its full benefit. We are a people-driven movement to protect choice and freedom on the Web. Join us!"
mozilla  internet  purpose 
may 2009 by deusx
DreamHost Blog » They’re Internet History
"Back in 1998, who would have thought WebRing would outlast GeoCities?"
web  internet  history  geocities  webring  yahoo 
april 2009 by deusx
Remote Revolution: Why Digital Natives Will Usher in the Remote Revolution
"As it has been mentioned before on this blog and will continue to be addressed, the single greatest hindrance for the remote revolution is simply tradition. With an influx of highly skilled information-ready workers who can present a compelling case for telecommuting, resistance will become increasingly difficult."
telecommuting  work  internet 
april 2009 by deusx
ASCII by Jason Scott / What Is BBS?
"In its most fundamental form, the BBS was simply a computer connected via a modem to a phone line. On the computer was software that, when it detected that someone was calling the modem, would pick up, connect, and then provide the calling person with a menu. From this menu you could post and read messages from other users, send or receive files, or play games. What happened to BBSes, especially as it looked like they’d be around in some form forever, was multi-threaded connection to the Internet, especially Trumpet Winsock, a program that allowed PPP (Point to Point Protocol) on Windows systems."
bbs  retro  oldschool  dialup  internet 
february 2009 by deusx
CradlePoint Technology
"The PHS300 creates a fully portable WiFi Hotspot from broadband-enabled cellular phones and modems. Take WiFi to a new level by 'bringing it with you'."
wifi  wireless  mobile  cellular  hardware  internet  usb  router  gadgets 
december 2008 by deusx
Meraki Releases World’s First Solar-Powered WiFi Device : CleanTechnica
"Yesterday, wireless networking provider Meraki started shipping the world’s first solar-powered WiFi mesh device. Meraki’s groundbreaking energy-independent device is powered by a single solar panel and solar-charged battery. Since the unit requires no grid-derived energy, it can be set up in areas lacking power suppliesWith a price range of $848 to $1,497, Meraki’s set-up isn’t exactly cheap. It is, however, cheaper than most other outdoor wireless network installations. The most expensive item in outdoor wireless networks is often the electrical cabling installation— a step that isn’t necessary for the Meraki unit since it uses a solar-powered battery."
meraki  wifi  internet  networking  solar 
december 2008 by deusx
SitePoint » The Single Sign-On War Will Ruin OpenID
"Google and Yahoo! (and likely Microsoft to follow) are ultimately competing with one another to become the branded single sign-on solution for the web. The good news for users is that by using the same underlying technology, most relying parties will able to turn on support for any new OpenID provider fairly easily. The bad news for users is that since none of the major providers are also relying parties, using services at each of these site still requires multiple accounts. Further, a sign in box with 100 different logos for 100 different providers isn’t a great user experience."
openid  webdev  yahoo  google  internet  authentication  sso 
december 2008 by deusx
Secret Geek A-Team Hacks Back, Defends Worldwide Web
"Or, for the sheer geeky joy of it, he could reroute all of .com into his laptop, the digital equivalent of channeling the Mississippi into a bathtub. It was a moment hackers around the world dream of—a tool that could give them unimaginable power. But maybe it was best simply to close his laptop and forget it. He could pretend he hadn't just stumbled over a skeleton key to the Net. Life would certainly be less complicated. If he stole money, he'd risk prison. If he told the world, he'd be the messenger of doom, potentially triggering a collapse of Web-based commerce."
internet  dns  security  bind  flaw  networking 
december 2008 by deusx
Why Obama Should Keep His BlackBerry - BusinessWeek
"Obama comes into office as the first President both knowledgeable about and comfortable with the technology that runs today's world. This is actually an important and promising development and the worst thing we can do is try to force him into a technology-free cocoon in the name of security or whatever. Mr President-elect, if you want to keep that BlackBerry, please do so. Besides, we don't want a new President going through his difficult first weeks in office suffering from BlackBerry withdrawal."
obama  blackberry  security  email  internet  technology  president  mobile  politics 
november 2008 by deusx
Road Warrior: I'm writing this post from 30,000 feet, and you're not
"I like to think I'm resistant to neophilia, the fetishistic embrace of new technology endemic to Silicon Valley. And yet I felt a rush when I logged on to Gogo's inflight Wi-Fi service on the American Airlines flight I'm currently taking from San Francisco to New York. "
want  wifi  air  travel  flights  internet 
september 2008 by deusx
Do McC's war injuries prevent him from using a computer? (Scripting News)
"PS: Try searching for quadriplegic and computers. It's a hint. Amazing progress has been made in making computers accessible to people with disabilities. Seriously."
mccain  disabilities  internet  computers  accessibility 
september 2008 by deusx
cnewmark: The Permanent Town Hall: Why a President needs to know the Internet
"It's a permanent Town Hall, everyone's invited, and in this year, and in this election, it's becoming real. If you want to be President, you need to be in touch with people, and that's one of the best things you can use the Internet for."
president  internet  mccain 
august 2008 by deusx
The Nation - McCain, the Analog Candidate -
"“You don’t actually have to use a computer to understand how it shapes the country,” said Mark Soohoo, a McCain aide for online matters, at a conference on politics and technology. “You actually do,” interrupted Tracy Russo, a former blogger for John Edwards."
mccain  politics  computers  internet  technology 
august 2008 by deusx
Penny Arcade! - The Tender Human Trachea
"It's simple. First, I squeeze this lifelike silicone neck. My choke is then transmitted - in real time - to a set of powerful titanium hands that close around my opponent's throat."
comic  pennyarcade  trachea  choking  internet 
august 2008 by deusx
The Internet dies a little bit | MetaFilter
funny  sad  usenet  internet  isp 
june 2008 by deusx
Daily Kos: Tech illiterate
"How can a candidate who admits he is stuck in the 20th century lead a country in the 21st, when he lacks even the most basic understanding of how this brave new century operates? He doesn't know how people interact and communicate. He doesn't know have t
present  future  president  internet  communication 
june 2008 by deusx
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