2 August 2010

Western civilization runs on the (IBM) mainframe

EU legislators have noticed IBM’s market domination in the western mainframe market. Big Blue’s big iron business is huge and, contrary to popular belief, growing.

[via:Hacker News]

11 July 2010

Rupert Murdoch may be evil, but that doesn’t mean his paywall is

[via:Niklas Fagerström]

13 June 2010

Rent a White Guy

[via:Hacker News]

20 April 2010

A Comparison of Dedicated Servers By Company

[via:High Scalability]

9 February 2010

Rekn.it: This month, my mom will turn your X old into new Y

“How it works: 1.) you send an old sweater to my mom 2.) she unravels & reknits it into something new. 3.) a brand new, hand-made, one of a kind item is sent back to you.”

[via:Snuf]

13 January 2010

Google to stop censoring google.cn, may close service and China offices

[via:EFF]

17 November 2009

Extensive interview with Rupert Murdoch

From Sky News Australia, touches upon a lot of stuff from the Internet and the media to the global economy and its relation to the US and Australian immigration politics.

Regarding Murdoch’s views on Internet news: I’m the first to admit that my content consumption habits probably don’t reflect those of the general public. I don’t have any new ideas on how to support newspaper either. But I wouldn’t go back and manually read the New York Times Sunday mag. and be ready to pay small sums for it for it, I wouldn’t even know of it, if it wasn’t for content aggregators… Whether the content is free or not beyond the first paragraph, entirely avoiding to be indexed by Google doesn’t seem like a very good idea.

The Man is known for his fondness of giving consumers “choice.” So I simply don’t see the harm in readers or viewers coming in to content outlets from aggregators. I certainly have developed a sense of what I like, using aggregators or filters hasn’t affected my “loyalty” or trust towards content producers in any way other than me not necessarily skimming through all of a single publication in one sitting.

[via:Antti Vilpponen]

22 October 2009

An introduction to commonly abused Telephone Relay Services

This supposedly useful service turns out to be a hilarious waste of tax funds, at least in the US.

3 September 2009

YouTube about to enter video rental business?

[via:HS/Piilaakso]

20 August 2009

Authentic 'Social media expert' certificate (mringlein on Flickr)

Authentic Social Media Expert Certificate

Just avoid the guys with Outlook template consultard business cards, and you’ll be alright.

Backup.

[via:iamcal]

14 August 2009

SAS to use glide landing to cut CO2 emissions

Being mostly ignorant about even basic physics, I’m not really keen to admit how insane of an idea this seems.

[via:No Agenda]

10 August 2009

“Murdochin malli” on tuomittu epäonnistumaan

30 June 2009

The Pirate Bay goes legal

This is a clear sign of the need for real decentralization. Bittorrent is awesome technology, but clearly not independent enough for these kinds of controversial but necessary infrastructure projects.

Also: TBP’s blog entry.

[via:Piraattiliitto]

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