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Harry Steinhilber
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New blog post: http://tinyurl.com/blmmx9y
Last week, Mozilla and then Google made complaints that Microsoft has an unfair advantage by locking out competing web browsers on their new Windows on ARM platform. One thing that they never bring up...
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RavenDB is in heavy use inside MSNBC.COM, running some of their most interesting assets. On Wed, Mar 7, 2012 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM PST, we will host the development team for doing that in our RavenDB Web...
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See anything here? Like the fact that what you pay at the pump is independent of who's in office?
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Right versus pragmatic. February 25, 2012 • ∞ •. At a previous job, the shared men's bathroom for the floor was laid out like this: (Please excuse my drawing skills.) When we were done doing our b...
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Absolutely how such a situation should be handled. Kudos Github.
It hasn't exactly been a good week for GitHub's nines. Just under an hour of total downtime over the past week comes to 99.46% uptime - far below our standards. As you can imagine, it's been a frustrating week for us too. We've been fighting a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Attack since Saturday. The quality of the GitHub experience has been impacted by this DDoS and I wanted to take a second to apologize for that and tell you what we're d...
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The Greentech doodad comes in two parts, too, one for the fuel and one for the air intake. I think the Moletech gadget only had one. This makes all the difference, I'm sure. On the somewhat less.....
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Important stuff to remember if your kids have a smart phone or iDevice.
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And now it would seem that devices are going in the exact opposite direction. iOS, WP7, Chrome for Android (ICS only) and now IE10 for Win8 do not support Flash. Adobe has dropped its mobile Flash line. I think Flash is finally on its way out the door.
Cade Metz, reporting for The Register a year ago: “The proliferation of Flash [on mobile] is actually happening,” David Wadhwani, executive and senior vice president for Adobe’s Creative and Interactive Solutions, told reporters on Thursday during a gathering at Adobe’s San Francisco offices. “Flash does not run in the browser on iOS devices yet, but we’re confident — given the momentum we’re seeing on other devices and the consumer interest — t...
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Two years ago, I would have said Microsoft giving up Trident was a pipe-dream. Now, I'm not so certain. They've shown a remarkable ability of late to embrace technology not invented in the Mothership.
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Great ideas to solve the underlying problems that produce legislation like SOPA and PIPA.
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Two things about SOPA/PIPA and then I'll shut up :)

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The internet seems to ignore legislation until somebody tries to take something away from us... then we carefully defend that one thing and never counter-attack. Then the other side says, "OK, compromise," and gets half of what they want. That's not the way to win... that's the way to see a steady and continuous erosion of rights online.

The solution is to start lobbying for our own laws. It's time to go on the offensive if we want to preserve what we've got. Let's force the RIAA and MPAA to use up all their political clout just protecting what they have. Here are some ideas we should be pushing for:

* Elimination of software patents
* Legal fees paid by the loser in patent cases; non-practicing entities must post bond before they can file fishing expedition lawsuits
* Roll back length of copyright protection to the minimum necessary "to promote the useful arts." Maybe 10 years?
* Create a legal doctrine that merely linking is protected free speech
* And ponies. We want ponies. We don't have to get all this stuff. We merely have to tie them up fighting it, and re-center the "compromise" position.

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The dismal corruption of congress has gotten it to the point where lobbying for legislation is out of control. As Larry Lessig has taught us, the core rottenness originates from the high cost of running political campaigns, which mostly just goes to TV stations.

A solution is for the Internet industry to start giving free advertising to political campaigns on our own new media assets... assets like YouTube that are rapidly displacing television. Imagine if every political candidate had free access (under some kind of "equal time" rule) to enough advertising inventory on the Internet to run a respectable campaign. Sure, candidates can still pay to advertise on television, but the cost of campaigning would be a lot lower if every candidate could run geo-targeted pre-roll ads on YouTube, geo-targeted links at the top of Reddit.com, even targeted campaigns on Facebook. If the Internet can donate enough inventory (and I suspect we can), we can make it possible for a candidate to get elected without raising huge war chests from donors who are going to want something in return, and we may finally get to a point where every member of congress isn't in permanent outstretched-hand mode.
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  • Time Warner Cable
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