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Hack with sense of humour

Reading Time: < 1 minute IT company SCO is currently involved in a legal argument over allegedly copied software ending up in Linux. Kudos to The Inq for flagging up this subversive website hack. Makes a pleasant difference from the usual scrawlings on site defacements. At the time of writing this was still up on the SCO site, though this […]

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Digital media — knowing your rights

Reading Time: < 1 minute Below if a very useful consumer guide to DRM was published online by the Baltimore Sun (link to the article here), presumably syndicated from the Wall Street Journal.

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Respected Members of Congress on no-fly list

Reading Time: < 1 minute Democrat Party congressman John Lewis who was a close associate of Dr Martin Luther King Jr, is on the terrorist watch list, what’s going on here. Someone find an old J Edgar Hoover memo which warned about black people in southern states getting uppity and wanting the white peoples seat on the bus? I know […]

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Why ID sucks almost as much as David Blunkett

Reading Time: < 1 minute The text below is from a website belonging to John Gilmore, one of your average west coast geeks who has done very nicely thank you. John is currently taking the US attorney general to court. Whats wrong with showing ID? What does an ID, any ID, do for security? The honest answer is ‘not much’. […]

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Selling Your Soul To The Man

Reading Time: 2 minutes From Out-Law.com, does that mean that they can suck your dreams out and steal the joy from your soul? Telco owns ex-employee’s idea, says appeals court 05/08/2004 A Texas appeals court has ruled that telecoms giant Alcatel owns the rights to a former employee’s idea to convert old computer code into new languages, even though […]