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This legal case could change everything with regards to personal privacy and control over your own data and devices. The implications if the DOJ wins are staggering.
The DoJ is currently trying to force Apple to decrypt data stored on a defendant's Iphone, and Apple, to its great credit, is fighting back, arguing that on the one hand, it doesn't have the techni...
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San Francisco – A federal appeals court in San Francisco today affirmed that copyright holders must consider whether a use of material is fair before sending a takedown notice. The ruling came in Lenz v. Universal, often called the “dancing baby” lawsuit.
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In case you haven't noticed, the schedule for pgconf.eu 2015 was published a few days ago. One of my talks is called PostgreSQL Performance on EXT4, XFS, F2FS, BTRFS and ZFS and aims to compare PostgreSQL performance of modern Linux file systems (and also impact of various tuning options like write barriers, discard etc.). It's not an entirely new talk - it's a reworked (and significantly improved) version of a talk I gave on 5432 conference in May.

One of the rather surprising results was the EXT4 vs XFS comparison - even though XFS is usually presented and perceived as the faster option (and EXT4 as the more "conservative" choice), the results were quite clearly in favor of EXT4. The difference was ~10%, so not a negligible difference. Let me briefly discuss this and also show some of the updated results that I'll present in Vienna. And come to pgconf.eu and see the whole updated talk!
In case you haven't noticed, the schedule for pgconf.eu 2015 was published a few days ago. One of my talks is called PostgreSQL Performance on EXT4, XFS, F2FS, BTRFS and ZFS and aims to compare PostgreSQL performance of modern Linux file systems (and also impact of various tuning options like write barriers, discard etc.). It's not an entirely new talk - it's a reworked (and significantly improved) version of a talk I gave on 5432 conference in M...
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Drone Safety Issues: FAA records detail hundreds of close calls between airplanes and drones http://ow.ly/RccRv At 8:51 a.m., a white drone startled the pilot of a JetBlue flight, appearing off the aircraft’s left wing moments before the jet landed at Los Angeles International Airport. Five hours later, a quadcopter drone whizzed beneath an Allegiant Air flight as it approached the same runway. Elsewhere in California, pilots of light aircraft reported narrowly dodging drones in San Jose and La Verne.
Commercial pilots are reporting a surge in near-collisions, according to documents obtained by The Post.
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I hope people take the time to watch this documentary. It does an excellent job of documenting the constant lies through two administrations. Easily documents both administrations indirectly admitting they are felons in constant violation of US law and the US Constitution.

Sadly it also documents the persecution of good Americans, who loyally served our country, which ultimately led to desperation on Snowden to publicly reveal the constant stream of lies told to the citizens of the United States - backed by a mountain of evidence. The only means which could prevent more lies from the administration was to release of the information to which two administrations had constantly mislead and directly lied to the American people.

This is the face of fascism.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/united-states-of-secrets/

Edit: thanks. Had to create new post to fix link. PBS invalidated the anchor for some reason, which worked when I created the post.

How did the government come to spy on millions of Americans?
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Adding to my watch later list.  Thanks!
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Apparently Epson's printers can waste hundreds of dollars of ink pretty month for heavy users. Epson has ignore the issue. I suspect it's by design and that Epson is far from alone. By that's just my opinion.
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Analysis America's broadband watchdog is suffering a backlash over plans to control software updates to #Wi-Fi #routers, smartphones, and even laptops. #OpenSource #Linux
El Reg looks at why and what the FCC wants to do. Plus: How you can get stuck in
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My brother, +Tim Copeland​, shared this with me. Very good quality, compelling, and even some recognizable faces. Check it out. Kudos to Tim for such an excellent share.

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+Greg Copeland Heh, I watched it a while back and posted on it then.
Haven't cruised your stream yet today. Been busy...
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My email spam situation seems to be all good.

But just to annoy me, we've had two calls today from the IRS phone scam (google "IRS phone scam" to get some news on it).

I wonder why those things are so hard to crack down on.  Phone companies really don't even check ID when you get a phone number? They sure wanted to get my credit history when I opened a line, but some low-life scammers who try to fool people can get one?

Anyway, if anybody wants to talk with the "federal agent" about their tax situation and how you want to give them money over the phone, the number is (276) 258-6019. 

Scammers like that piss me off. 
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