08.31.11

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  • Hardware

    • The Tablet Effect is Real

      iSuppli has detected a huge oversupply of big RAM for those hair-driers. … Price drops for RAM are predicted to be about half over 2011 and two thirds since 2010.

      This is a good sign that Windows 7 is not selling.

  • Security

    • Non free software company will email your boss then raid you: Software tracking could turn Chinese piracy into revenue

      [non free developers use] V.i. Labs code to track when an installed application shows signs its a pirated copy. The data collected makes a record of what organizations in China are using unlicensed copies across how many different PCs. … [if the company does not pay up another firm will send] private investigators to go undercover and infiltrate companies that are allegedly using unlicensed software. The investigators will then supply whatever information they find to Chinese government regulators, which have the authority to conduct investigative raids.

      People should use free software instead of nasty spyware owned by thugs who want to raid people they suspect of sharing (please don’t call it piracy).

  • Anti-Trust

  • PR/AstroTurf/Lobbying

    • Google’s +1 button draws out more FUD.

      if Google’s going to start using those +1 votes, the company is virtually inviting the world’s spammers and blackhat SEO magicians to flood its social networking system with fake profiles and fake votes

      That much is true, as can be seen from what happened to Slashdot. Forbes had a critical article but pulled it and removed it from Google’s cache. It seems big media is torn between FUD for Google and a tool that gives them another tool against democracy. The Wired article also has silly anti-trust concerns, which ignore the more devious cooperation between Microsoft and Facebook.

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