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April 08, 2008 Breaking News

Links 08/04/2008: Mass Migration from Windows to GNU/Linux in Brazil; Portuguese Education Adds FOSS

Mon, 07 Apr 2008 22:45:23 PDT
Links 08/04/2008: Mass Migration from Windows to GNU/Linux in Brazil; Portuguese Education Adds FOSS Posted in News Roundup at 12:45 am by Roy Schestowitz The brazilian Election Supreme Court migrates 430 thousand voting machines to GNU / Linux New Massive Botnet Twice the Size of Storm New Attack Kit Targets Bag of ActiveX Bugs The Dirty Secret Behind 1,000,000 Viruses Symantec receives EU research funds HP Admits to Selling Infected Flash-Floppy Drives Portuguese Schools Learn About Open S

On the Train

Mon, 07 Apr 2008 22:45:52 PDT
I’m sitting on a train, swaying back and forth as we glide northwards. We roll through forest filled with the bright new green of spring, past swollen creeks and gnarled branches heavy with moss. Small-town stations feature people huddled against the rain and the backs of dull apartment buildings, cheap because of their location near the incessant train whistles, painted in shades of tan and faded green. On the outskirts of these small towns, abandoned houses with sagging roofs have gardens fi

Read this!

Mon, 07 Apr 2008 22:46:44 PDT
Just came across this list of links posted by John Bracken after he asked his readers for help in identifying the most influential books, articles, blog posts and the like about media, technology and the internet that they read in 2007. There is some very valuable material in here - articles by Henry Jenkins, dana boyd and Clay Shirky; reports on news impartiality, innovation strategies in the digital age and sharing, privacy and trust in a networked world; links to new, and not-so-new, books,

More on Karabakh, Much More

Mon, 07 Apr 2008 22:47:28 PDT
Not too long ago, Doug Muir wrote about why Nagorno-Karabakh may be coming soon to a front page near you. Back in the mid-1990s, I wrote something much longer on the conflict there. (PDF, ca. 500K) Money quote: Two of the least useful questions for consideration of the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh are “Who’s right?” and “When did it start?” Both parties have legitimate claims, and both have legitimate grievances. The 1994 cease-fire, which was relatively new when I wrote the piece, has held

The Superintendent!

Mon, 07 Apr 2008 22:48:38 PDT
Rock, chalk, Jayhawk. What a stunning, come-from-behind victory for Kansas in tonight's National Championship game. Down nine points with 1:58 to go in regulation, Mario Chalmers and the Jayhawks went on a 22-8 run over the next seven minutes to cap a furious rally over a self-destructive Memphis squad that fulfilled everyone's expectations by choking from the free throw line late in the game. All-American Chris Douglas-Roberts and presumptive second pick in the NBA Draft Derrick Rose combined

Few protest Japan’s ‘net law-The Age

Mon, 07 Apr 2008 22:49:07 PDT
FACT comments: We're all in this together--it's a small world. If you don't speak up, we'll all get dictatorship.] Japan’s garrulous bloggers go strangely silent Justin Norrie The Age: April 5, 2008 Japan’s new Internet regulations target kozensei — meaning “content that has openness”. That would almost certainly make millions of currently unregulated services, including blogs, personal websites and bulletin boards, eligible

Bookshelves by Puur

Mon, 07 Apr 2008 22:49:17 PDT
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How Far Will The Fed Funds Rate Fall In April?

Mon, 07 Apr 2008 22:50:02 PDT
This graphic charts how think the Federal Open Market Committee will change the Fed Funds Rate at its two-day meeting starting April 29. Here's how to follow along:Each colored line represents an "outcome" for the Fed Funds Rate post-meeting The farther you go to the right, the closer you get to "today" The farther you go to the top, the higher the probability of the result For example, if we single out the blue line until February 29 traders put the likelihood of a 1.500% Fed Funds Rate

Christine Brashear Files Civil Suit Against Ellora’s Cave, Tina Engler, et al.

Mon, 07 Apr 2008 22:51:17 PDT
Christine Brashear, currently at Samhain Publishing and a 5% shareholder in Ellora’s Cave, has filed civil suit against Ellora’s Cave, Tina Engler/Jaid Black, Patricia Marks, and various affiliated individuals and companies. To read the 19-page PDF of the civil suit filed in Summit County, Ohio, last week, you can search by Last name or you can download your own copy here. Brashear’s complaint asks for “damages and injunctions for breach of contract; breach of statutory and common law duties

CBS in talks to use CNN for news gathering: report (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

Mon, 07 Apr 2008 22:51:20 PDT
CBS Corp has been talking with Time Warner about a deal to outsource certain news operations to CNN, a move that would help it cut costs, the New York Times reported online, citing two executives briefed on the matter.

Metallica To Break Performance Fee

Mon, 07 Apr 2008 22:53:09 PDT
Metallica will set the record for the highest performing fee when they perform in Sofia, Bulgaria in July for $1.6 million.

Saudi Arabia: Freefouad blocked-Global Voices

Mon, 07 Apr 2008 22:53:30 PDT
Saudi Arabia: Fouad Alfarhan’s blog and Freefouad blocked Sami Ben Gharbia Global Voices: April 3, 2008 115 days after his arrest, on 10 December 2007, Fouad Alfarhan remains jailed for unspecified “violation of non-security regulations.” On March 11th, 2008, his nine-year old daughter, Raghad, has released a YouTube video message for her father saying: “Daddy I miss you. When are you

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