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Er, except not. Nor is Apple, in this case. Nor is Cisco (weirdly). So who’s sitting on the Naughty Step then?

Er, Samsung (as in Galaxy) and Motorola and Google.

Er.

This should make an interesting topic for an Android-obsessed blogger out there. Any takers?

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I like Linux and all, but Linux has a lot more wrong going on with it on laptops than OS X. I like how he ignores mentioning any flaws that he might encounter. I’m really surprised he didn’t mention the almost-sub-par power management that Linux is associated with.

This post is practically a, “I’m not Apple shill. I use Linux now like all the kewl kidz.” pat-me-on-the-back-please waste of words.

lol Congrats dude, I use Linux too. But by no means would I replace my OS X or Windows installation with it like a fool.

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Consider the case of the Saudi journalist Hamza Kashgari. After using Twitter to express some thoughts about the Prophet Muhammad which some considered blasphemous, he fled to Malaysia, apparently fearing for his life. Over the weekend the Malaysian government put him on a plane back to Saudi Arabia, ignoring the pleas of liberal Muslims in their own country.

Compared to the rage against anti-piracy measures, this is a fairly muted protest so far.

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Does Free Speech really matter, as long as Piracy survives?

Nice to know the Loons have their priorities straight.

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Not content with ripping off (and mangling) almost everything they provide from either Apple or Microsoft, the Loons have now apparently decided to appropriate the well-known OS term “capabilities” for their own diseased band-aids.

I find this quite infuriating, because I am a big fan of capability-based systems.

Capability-based systems give you a fine-grained security model, complete in the ideal case with a tagged hardware architecture, which avoids the broad brush of ACLs (let alone Mr Root and friends) and provides you with a graph-based system of “capability” passing on a per-user, per-system, per-application, per-time-of-day if you feel like it ...

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This is apparently the way that the major downstream (or is it upstream? I forget, and I no longer care) Mother Loon does Quality Assurance, aka testing the damn stuff.

Coordination of mass bug filings and transitions

Let’s hear it for the coordinators.

Tracking of maintainers Missing In Action (MIA)

Let’s hear it for the … wait a minute! Isn’t this a job for CSI: The Basement? What precisely does it have to do with QA?

Development of tools such as the Package Tracking System (PTS) and the Developer’s Packages Overview

Because there’s nothing like a ...

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Where iz dey?

h/t Kurkosdr
(This was too good to be hidden in stream)

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Because the economic benefits of getting Lenovo pay you €1920 after 4 years (€1000 for legal costs, €800 for damages and €120 for the software) are nothing compared with the moral satisfaction of investing you time wisely.

Edit: Oh my, left the comparison out the sentence. Fixed.

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Apple is no longer the darling of the FOSS crowd, but there are some loons, who still think, that Apple is a proponent of their ideology.
Btw, this blog post was taken down pretty quickly after it got posted, so you get the cached version.
Have fun.

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At the end of 2011, Chrome’s protection rate steadily climbed to just over 50% before suddenly falling back to 20%. At the same time, Firefox and Safari’s block rate moved in the opposite direction. Chrome, Firefox and Safari all use Google’s Safe Browsing API, and Google has publicly stated that it has not withheld data from their Safe Browsing feed.

I am so shocked! Google Safe Browsing API using undocumented proprietary extensions in the 'open source’ Google Chrome? No way!