Saturday, March 9, 2013
2) Tax unearned income at a higher rate than income earned from Real Work.
3) Figure out how to support people whose jobs are going away because of outsourcing and automation.
4) Raise the minimum wage.
5) Agitate for better DoD shopping; lower procurement costs. (Talk about waste! Oy!)
6) Basically, when it comes to a choice between curing a sick kid and putting more money in a rich man's pocket, come down on the kid's side, not the rich man's.
Don't do these things, GOP, and you're telling Americans that you are not interested in us. And if you're not interested in us, why should we be interested in you?
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Simon Phipps is President of the Open Source Initiative (OSI) at least until March 31, 2013. He is one of 11 Directors, with Legal Counsel Mark Radcliffe and OSI President Emeritus Eric Raymond serving as advisers... READ THE REST AND VIEW VIDEO...
Monday, February 4, 2013
CES is not a political show, so it only drew one visible protester: Kelly Chong, who is mad at camera manufacturers for (he says) destroying his camera repair business. He managed to get mentioned in Forbes, in an article headlined CES: One Man's Protest Against The World's Camera Makers. And now he's getting three minutes and five seconds of fame on Slashdot. Is his protest justified? According to a 2012 article headlined How Nikon Is Killing Camera Repair, at least one major camera manufacturer now refuses to sell parts to independent repair shops. READ THE REST & SEE THE VIDEO
|A visualization created by IBM of Wikipedia edits.|
At multiple terabytes in size, the text and images
of Wikipedia are a classic example of big data.
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Wednesday, January 30, 2013
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Jakob Perry, today's interviewee, is a volunteer who helps make LinuxFest Northwest happen. This is an event produced by the Bellingham Linux Users Group that "has been a tradition in Bellingham, WA since 2000." Bellingham is a small town about a 1.5 hour drive away from Seattle, and a shorter distance from Vancouver, Canada. Last year they had 1200 people. They have a core group of about 10 year-round volunteers, with as many as 60 participating in the event itself, many of whom are students at Bellingham Technical College, which is where LinuxFest Northwest is held... SEE THE VIDEO
Friday, January 4, 2013
buy, Christmas, customer service, gift, New Year, shopping, tech support
You survived Christmas and got the shiny new iThingie you’d been lusting after. Or you got yourself a new Adenoid smarty phone to replace the venerable dime-a-minute voice-only cell phone you’ve had for the last six years that needed a new battery. Or maybe you got a laptop or TV. Whatever it was, it is now time to call tech support. Don’t cry! It doesn’t have to be a horrible experience. Irritating? That goes without saying. But if you follow my advice, it won’t be a totally terrible experience.