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Python on Big Iron: A Challenge for the Future
Python is a fantastic language. It can do just about anything you need, it allows you to write code in a manner that's comfortable for you, and it stays out of your way as much as possible. Over the last few years, I've found myself turning to Python more a...
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Living the SIP Life: Making and Receiving Calls on the Cheap
Phone bills are crazy these days.  In an industry that hasn't evolved much over the last 20 years, those of us who choose to use traditional telephones (both landline and mobile) are used to paying hundreds and sometimes thousands of dollars a month just to...
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This doesn't bode well. I'm getting really nervous about the future of Google+. I don't want to join the crowd for telling the demise of the service. But I don't think we can deny that something bad is going on anymore. 
It was a bad marriage while it lasted.
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Why would lack of growth be enough for Google to abandon it? G+ already has more active users than a country like Spain has people, right? You don't see Europe saying: "Spain's population isn't really growing, it will never get as much people as India, so lets just give up on it." ;-] Currently you were basically forced to get a Spanish passport if you wanted to live in Europe. What Google seems to be working to now is simply allowing people to live in France, Italy, Germany, etc without first having to get the Spanish nationality to do so ;-) I'm not claiming Google doesn't do crazy things. A while back they killed Code Search, a service that was used by many developers. Normally as a tech company like Google, you would want to keep developers on your side, so risking them turning their back on you by taking away their toys seems like almost as crazy as abandoning an objectively successful formula like G+. So yes, with Google it could happen, they do crazy shit, but the actions they are taking now seem to be pointing in the opposite direction.   
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Interested in protecting your right to use strong encryption? This is a great community that's focused on discussing how to do just that.

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Let's talk about the human costs of Microsoft laying off 7,8 00 people (mostly) from their phone division. It's not a pretty picture and shows how an aimless company can truly hurt its workers. Microsoft is finding is bearing, but that won't comfort the thousands who will suffer because of their hasty decision to buy Nokia and then abandon them a few years later.

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Microsoft announced some big decisions today, writing off $7.6 billion from the Nokia acquisition and sacking 7,800 employees. A significant number of those staff (2,300) are based ...
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It's really not a hard sell at all. The problem is that companies like to play word games with users as to what's happening with your data and how it's actually protected. For example, Dropbox likes to tell you that your data is fully encrypted. What they don't clearly tell you is that it's fully encrypted ON THEIR SERVER and Dropbox has the ability to decrypt it pretty much anytime they want. The same story is repeated over and over across almost all the cloud services.

Want people to trust your cloud service? Be upfront with them. Encrypt data on their device or computer and don't send any data to your service that would help you decrypt that data. Make it clear to users what's happening and where. Or, if you're going to do encryption server side, create an API that alllows third-party developers to create alternative clients for your service that encrypts data on the user's device before it's sent to your service.

Users aren't stupid. It's not a hard problem to gain a user's trust. The real problem these apps and services face is how to make money. It's hard to make money on encrypted data and users don't like to pay for apps. Apple gets it right in this regard. They say 'yeah, you're going to pay more for our stuff. That's because we can't use your data to make money because we respect that it's your data'. If cloud services are going to gain trust they are going to have to start REALLY focusing on REAL privacy and finding other ways to make money than mining data. And if users are going to want privacy they are going to have to get used to paying for apps.

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In the two years since Edward Snowden's revelations about pervasive government monitoring of the Internet first made the news, developers have worked to
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While this video is a few years old, I think it's a great explanation as to why the banking system is basically a scam designed to screw you out of your money.  #NS  
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Multinational giant Severn Trent Water says this water is safe to drink. This picture is from Hugo, #Oklahoma but it's happening other places where this company operates. Would you let your loved ones drink or bathe in this? This company needs to be stopped. Any municipality that does business with them should be encouraged to terminate their contract and find someone new. #NS 
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I really love Google+. But, as some of you might have noticed, I hardly ever post here anymore. It's because I'm truly worried about the future of Google+. I know the tech press had been yammering about the platforms downfall since it first launched, there are some really scary signs that could indicate the looming end of Google+.

What do you guys think? Am I worried about nothing or is the zombie apocalypse really neat for the platform?

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I loved the wave then the Buzz which was very user friendly/ intimate so each turn in the Google spiral seems less like Christmas. Who actually knows what the trajectory of the social network skipping stones?  I agree about the Kitty-Free Zone here on G+.
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When it comes to genetic manipulation, I really don't think the right question is being asked. We shouldn't be asking 'should we do it' because I think the obvious need to fix nature is there. The real question, and the ethical one, should be 'what limits should we put on it'. But even I that question, there's a lot of ambiguity. Obviously, I'm neither a geneticist or an ethicist but as someone who believes genetic manipulation is necessary for the future and our ability to build a better human will be the result of mastering that task, I'm fascinated by these arguments and discoveries. How do you feel? Where are the limits? Should there be any limits at all?

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The face of Microsoft continues to change. Satya Nadella is the best thing to happen to the company and its image in decades. While I don't entirely trust Microsoft yet, I like where they are going.
 
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Taylor Swift has decided not to offer her album 1988 on Apple Music. She takes issue with Apple requiring artist to give up 3 months of streaming royalty in exchange for having their music listed on the service. She, rightfully in my opinion, argued that this could hurt new and small artists who, unlike her, can't support themselves by doing live shows and for whom giving up 3 months of streaming revenue could make an enormous impact on their careers.

When you dig into the realities of streaming services, they often look more like another way to pay artists slave wages while maximizing profits for everyone else. Apple has a chance to completely turn that model upside down with the new service but are instead finding another way to screw artists out of money. If Apple really wanted to think different, they should realize that paying artists fairly for their work allows them more creative freedom, opportunities to take risks, and the ability for every artist to have equal exposure without having to worry about paying the bills while they see their work streamed millions of times for free.

What do you think? Is Taylor wrong on this or is she fighting to make a fair playing field for everyone? Is Apple being overly generous to their customers on their artists dime? What are your thoughts on the whole streaming music battle that Swift and other artists are fighting?

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It sounds like one more example of horrible treatment.
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I'm a geek, a software developer, and an activist. Most of the stuff I post here is abotu tech or politics or anything I happen to be interested in at the moment.

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