Following Up for the Weekn Ending 10/24/2010

feeds | grep links > Ozzie Leaves Microsoft, Developer Snafu as Neutrality Argument, and More

  • Ray Ozzie leaves Microsoft
    Cory at BoingBoing links to Dan Gillmor’s scoop at Salon. I think it is safe to reason that the all to brief FLOSS accommodation period at the Redmond giant is over. First Ramji leaves, and then the horrible attack video of the other day. Ah, well, as many have said, Ozzie is now free and likely to go on to do something more consistent with his past innovations.
  • T-Mobile cites developer mistake as defense against network neutrality
    The Register has details of the incident that caused a twelve fold spike in traffic and the inevitable “I told you so” rhetoric from the carrier. The details mentioned in the article indicate that this isn’t even a bandwidth issue but a poor understanding of how programming approaches that work fine on the wired internet can cause unexpected problems for wireless. Seems to me like a technical solution is needed, that this isn’t anything to do with neutral or discriminatory networks.
  • Profile of the MIT Media Lab, BCC via Hacker News
  • CAPTCHA breaking trail to proceed, despite problematic use of Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, Wired

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feeds | grep links > Pacman on a Voting Machine, PS3 Jailbroken, the Sound of Sorting Algorithms, and More

  • Researchers re-program voting machine to play Pacman
  • PS3 hacked bis USB dongle
  • The sound of sorting algorithms
    Rob at Boing Boing shares some videos that show what sorting algorithms would sound like. Go directly to andrut’s videos on YouTube and read the associated info for details on how he generated the sounds as well as a bit of history as this was apparently not the first time someone came up with and implemented this idea. I love it, it adds a nuance and texture to thinking about these algorithms above and beyond the usual visualization used.
  • Fate of net neutrality in France in the balance
    Fabrice Epelboin at RWW has a good overview of the politics and the likely outcome in the policy making on the subject of net neutrality. On the one hand is strong support for online censorship to fend off the usual demons conjured forth to justify such curtailing of online freedom. On the other Epelboin gives more cause to hope in the form of a few savvy MPs and considerable higher consciousness and activism in the space in the wake of Hadopi, France’s three strikes law.

Following Up for the Week Ending 8/25/2010