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Astricon 2015
October 13-15 
Loews Royal Pacific Resort 
Universal Orlando Fla

http://blogs.digium.com/2015/03/27/astricon-2015-get-spot-theyre-gone/
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Somehow winning the case will probably cause more harm than the original blogpost entitled "the place to avoid in Cap-Ferret: Il Giardino"

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-28331598
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Yes, but unless the courts allow for blanket take downs this could not work. Each paper that writes about it, each blogger that writes about it, each blogger or article about the take down order, the list can keep growing and the more they fight the more people will blog, post, or tweet about it.

But the whole right to be forgotten is based on false premises anyway.
http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2014/07/15/europes-right-to-be-forgotten-illusion/
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Just after Microsoft killed support for XP and everyone moved to 7 (because 8 does not fit their needs) they go and announce this

http://www.businessinsider.in/In-Six-Months-Microsoft-Will-Pull-The-Plug-On-Windows-7-Support/articleshow/38028548.cms
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As a technologically incline guy, you may know about better alternative apps to run on Windows 7, but - most people don't.

Now here's the rub, and this is important so pay attention - there will be a test at the end:

Who needs IE9? Web developers. Who needs SHA2? Application developers. Who needs DX11? Game developers.

Most people won't upgrade until the last possible moment, but they will also not install alternative SDKs and such. With a very large percentage of their target audience without support for new technology, application developers are forced to use the old libraries, or do workarounds and support multiple backends. This is hard, and getting harder all the time - as a result you - the consumer - get applications with less features, more bugs, less frequent updates that cost more. This is the one major reason developing for Windows sucks!

And Microsoft knows this (because we told them, during the XP lifetime, again and again). Microsoft needs VASPs to continue to provide value on top of their platform, they can't ignore the needs of the developers - and there are other options - Apples has 15~20% of the market, and Valve has shown the world that they can deliver software on Linux.

Now, do you really think Microsoft will let 7 enjoy the lengthy extended support that XP had, and continue to watch VASPs abandon their platform? As a Linux enthusiast, I hope so and think that would be great! It will be the best thing for Linux. But as a person who believes that Microsoft are not stupid, I don't see it happening.
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Hackers have exposed the personal information of 110 million Americans -- roughly half of the nation's adults -- in the last 12 months alone.
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Yes, I'm not using Windows 😛
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Hi everyone,

In keeping with tradition Nir and I are organizing an unofficial wine tasting get together, to happen at Astricon. Last year we had a magnificent selection of bottles to try, from multiple locations around the globe.

We are looking to do this at either 5pm or 6pm on Thursday (talks end just after 4) and it will be in the speakers prep room.

It is not officially affiliated with Astricon.

Who is interested in participating or in bringing something for people to taste?
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+Tom De Moor that sounds great
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The nice people at Digium (+Julie Webb ?)  provided the following on the Astricon site
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Luckily congress is too messed up to be able to pass anything, let alone anything this bad for consumers
Summary: Internet providers operate a service that is very much like a utility, but now a Republican Congressman wants to pass a law ordering the FCC to say they are not utilities.
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