The Linklog is a data feed from various social bookmarking sites that I frequent. It contains short entries deemed interesting but — whether because their subject matter is not directly related to the themes of this website (internet law and technology regulation) or simply for reasons of convenience — not justifying a full weblog entry. The format is simple: a title with a link to the aggregator source, and a one-line description.
Note that neither the titles nor descriptions are my own — they remain, with any associated errors, the work of the people who submitted each item to the feed from which each was derived.
The stolen credentials belong to companies from around the world and include more than 2500 North American companies, some of which are the world’s top 100 domains, according to security company Finjan. The ISP hosting the db has been notified but they still have not removed it. Finjan says companies can email them to check if their info was stolen
This video shows you how to cut cables to whatever length you need and then put the little plastic thingy on the end so you can use it again. The video focuses on Ethernet cables so you don’t have to pay your internet provider extra to run cables to another computer from your router.
A list of 5 companies that should be acquired in 2008, and includes Yahoo acquiring AOL.
Ode to math.
A recently released study by a security firm says that using an open WiFi network without permission is stealing. Ars looks at the ethics of open WiFi
“In the long run,” as John Maynard Keynes observed, “we are all dead.” True. But can the short run be elongated in a way that makes the long run longer? The seven sisters that Dr Aubrey de Grey wishes to slaughter with SENS are cell loss, apoptosis-resistance (the tendency of cells to refuse to die when they are supposed to), gene
It’s over. The last major label to hold out on selling DRM-free MP3s, Sony BMG, is “finalizing plans” to sell music not locked down with DRM. It’ll be available sometime in the first quarter, apparently in time to get in on Amazon and Pepsi’s 1 billion song giveaway.
The Japanese government may begin to more heavily scrutinize websites mobile content and file sharing if a series of proposals go through. “Harmful” content could be censored and copyrighted files would be watermarked under two of the proposals.
SCHARWOUDE, Netherlands (AP) — If you’ve ever blistered your bare feet on a hot road you know that asphalt absorbs the sun’s energy. A Dutch company is now siphoning heat from roads and parking lots to heat homes and offices. As climate change rises on the international agenda, the system built by the civil engineering firm …
This is a list of the products I tend to use daily. Some are for work, some are for fun, and some are useful for both. But I use most of them every day, or nearly every day, and I would not be as productive or happy without all of them.
They are the intellectual elite, the brains the rest of us rely on to make sense of the universe and answer the big questions. But in a refreshing show of new year humility, the world’s best thinkers have admitted that from time to time even they are forced to change their minds.
Cool gallery of NASA’s past space station concepts.
About one-third of people who subscribe to cable TV or satellite services said they would drop that service if they could get TV shows they wanted over a broadband computer connection, paying a flat fee.
The WTO has decided that the United States was wrong in preventing Antigua and Barbuda from operating their online gambling sites to the US while also allowing online betting on horse racing—a dual standard. The ruling will allow the two the right to pirate copyrighted US properties up to a value of $21 million in return.
Plutonium stocks are already a source of mounting concern to the scientific community. Plutonium is highly toxic, especially if inhaled.
Morals are often defined by what the general public sees as right or wrong. Most people don’t feel that they’re doing wrong when they download an MP3 or share a movie, but in most countries they are actually breaking laws, laws which do not reflect what the general public considers to be legal, fair use, or even moral.
The directory structure of Linux/other Unix-like systems is very intimidating for the new user, especially if he/she is migrating from Windows. In Windows, almost all programs install their files (all files) in the directory named: `Program Files.’ Such is not the case in Linux. The directory system categorises all installed files.
With some awesome games on here like Mario and Contra, you can’t go wrong. Let’s be honest - Lego owns.
Although technically the winter solstice only lasts a moment, this photo shows the entire 24 hour period that occurs either during the shortest day or longest night of the year.
In a shocking move, the Japanese government has backed down and suspended plans to hunt up to 50 humpback whales after extreme protests by the Australian people and government. Although they’re still going to kill all the other whales. We win! Kinda!
FSJ has been ordered to cease and desist by Apple lawyers just days before christmas! FSJ’s assets are at risk- Save FSJ!
Silica-rich deposits uncovered in May by Spirit’s lame front wheel that provide new evidence for a once-habitable environment in Gusev Crater.
Facebook’s role as a petri dish for the social sciences — sociology, psychology and political science — particularly excites scholars, because the site lets them examine how people, especially young people, are connected to one another, something few data sets offer.
2007 has certainly brought us some unique and bizarre viral videos, perhaps proving once again, anyone can become famours. From the ever funny Landlord Video featuring Will Farrell to the unforgettable ‘LEAVE BRITNEY ALONE!’ plea, here’s Time’s top 10 Viral Videos of 2007
A federal judge has rejected a file-sharing defendant’s argument that the record labels have engaged in copyright misuse by collectively litigating their nearly 30,000 file-sharing lawsuits.