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Week In Review 2015w20

Nintendo still considering removing region locks on the next consoles but 3DS emulation is more relevant nowadays.

Too bad Clarkson isn’t around anymore to make fun of google’s self driving bubble car.

EU is getting mad at Facebook.

HTTP/2 has become an RFC.

While the copyright industry asks for end of ineffective 6 strikes the EU finds blocking sites ineffective. But turns out challeging illegal actions works.

USA house votes to stop NSA bulk phone data collection but in UK GCHQ can hapilly ignore the law now and yesterday.

IBM pushes ahead with photonics chips and we found a huge ocean under Ganymede which we will probably harvest for rocket fuel.

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Week In Review 2015w19

Facebook is opening internet.org to all while pulling old media into that sweet old night.

Nintendo turns a profit again, nobody cares

Oh boy, medical devices less secure than windows 95.

France is now officially a police state.

Finally someone relate to Goldman Sachs went to jail. It was a programmer who stole code

US senate doesn’t need sciense about climate, they don’t even need scientists to discuss science. Women can’t publish about gender bias because they are not men.

UN says Trans-Pacific-Partnership is a threat on human rights. Why keep up the charade at this point ?

Emergency Medical personal on how to live through an encounter with the Police.

Test drive of a gas car. Hilarious.

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Week In Review 2015w18

apple anounced results. they were good..

new microsoft pushes on with .net as a legitimate platform, launches an atom based visual studio and comes up with a way to port ios and android apps to windows phone so that windows phone will finally get apps.

the cia hosted a secret ted on wait for it, transparency and while people who aren’t smart enough to make decisions believe in crypto backdoors people who are smart enough to make decisions think the whole idea is as stupid as all masterlocks having a workaround that lets anyone open them in minutes.

dropbox joins the rank of companies that evade usa extrajudicial system, china hijacks facebook login and oh boy elite hackers will probably hack trains too.

the cloud means you get to pay when people gets upset at people and have a lot of lobbyists and while india govt doxes a million people “hackers” fix it.

tesla is a battery company.

turns out, when you feed nicotine to bees they get addicted and die. and audi managed to create diesel from co2 and water but isn’t too forthcoming about how much energy it takes to make. A step in the right direction anyway.

climate change deniers are now more against science than the catholic church.

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Week in review 2015w17

google invented something that looks like not really cheap mobile data but apparently is a clever real time biding mvno scheme

aw snap, a bunch of iOS apps have an old tls broken network lib, there’s a ios wifi bluescreen of death and code injection into OS X signed apps so this has not been a good week for Apple which they compounded by refusing apps that mention pebble

twitter tries to get non-us accounts away from nsa but not might be worth the effort as EU intelligence agency are going rogue too. Meanwhile microsoft enables customer keys in hosted office365

piracy is what happens to my stuff, for other peoples stuff it’s sharing. EU is looking at copyright reform, I’m guardedly optimistic.

if this is not an elaborate hoax dhl and Amazon are working on a way to break into your Audi

conspire to destroy global economy ? It’s all good. Cheat on high school tests ? Go to jail. snowden should have used the confidential material he swiped for romantic purposes with journalists like that totally legit general. real crime prosecutions get dropped cause investigation was illegal but tech companies are the real terrurist lubers.

Somehow I’m not sure these guys made to Obama’s drone list.

chimps are not exactly people and turns out when you give nicotine to bees they become addicted and die.

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Week in review 2016w16

EU is pretty mad at google but to their credit they are killing off Java plugins. microsoft powered android might not be such a good idea seeing as now people will be able to own your android with a recording.

facebook being a cia front is well past funny.

democracy by the lowest bidder leads to admin/admin.

mmog stenography for the win.

haven’t seen any reporting about how insanely hard rocket propelled vertical landing is. reporters clearly never spent days playing lunar lander.

And you don’t even get dinner!

It has started.

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Week in review 2015w15

Google did a wipe sweep of malware on chrome extensions and bad news for nsa doing OS X.

the governament wants to know where everybody is but that would be wrong so the obvious solution is having the private sector track everybody. china doesn’t want to be behind in the mitm game. hummm what’s this service overcharge line on our bill ?

1337 hax0rs hax0r passwords in plain sight in tv open broadcast. 1337 hax0r discovers password=login and defaces school computer background image. This was trully the week of csi cyber.

in democratic Spain peaceful assembly is illegal now and in democratic France the secret police will have open access to all private data.

yes battery porn!

Obama owns up to climate change in a way that clumps it with obamacare.

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Week In Review 2015W14

Tatooine youth suspected in horrifying terrorist attack. All civil liberties suspended in empire.

facebook tracks everybody everywhere. Nobody is amazed and EU is not amused. Another not amazing finding is TPP will allow corporations to have more rights than persons and in this case EU is totally amused.

Turns out, the new galaxy does worse under pressure than the iPhone. You know who will care ? These 500 guys.

In local news, the president surprised everybody by vetoing the “siphon money from digital economy into retired artists pockets” bill while the siphoning lobby surprised no one promising to sue someone for the right to siphon.

How hot do digital books burn ?

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