Scotland’s Digital Future: A Strategy for Scotland (PDF), which sets out in more detail how they intend to achieve their digital “ambitions” and improve the country’s broadband internet access.
Archive for 2011/03/05
Three students in the seventh grade have found themselves either suspended or expelled after posting inappropriate comments about their teacher on FacebookPosted: 2011/03/05 in Education / Awareness
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security today postponed the effective date of the Real ID Act until January 15, 2013, a move that avoided causing tremendous disruptions to air travelPosted: 2011/03/05 in Education / Awareness, Privacy / Data Protection, Public Policy
The reason that Homeland Security granted the delay is that, apart from some Republican stalwarts in Congress, this law creating a digital nationalized ID is hardly popular, with critics calling it a national ID card. A chart (PDF) updated last month by the National Conference of State Legislatures lists 16 states with laws forbidding them to comply with Real ID and eight states including Colorado, Hawaii, and Illinois that have enacted resolutions effectively boycotting it.
If they’re in a cloud they dont need to be on his phone. In return he saves space on his memory card. However, if they’re not on your phone they’re not going to play when you dont have a connection.
How much will an ambitious gamer spend beyond the initial console purchase? We break down the costs for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Nintendo Wii
Corporations are trying to take control over our communications tools, citing copyright concerns. Frequently, they are assisted by hapless politicians, who are also aspiring for the same control, citing terrorist concerns or some other McCarthyist scareword of the day. We should see this in perspective of the revolts happening right now in the Arab worldPosted: 2011/03/05 in Education / Awareness
BitTorrent Legend Surprnova.org Returns as Video Portal – The video portal features unique short format videos produced by and for Suprnova.orgPosted: 2011/03/05 in Education / Awareness, File Sharing, New Business Models, Tech Evolution
In the fall of 2002, just months after Bram Cohen released his first version of BitTorrent to the public, a new website called Suprnova.org was born. Founded by Andrej Preston, a Slovenian teenager better known as Sloncek, the site quickly gathered momentum. In the months that followed Suprnova grew out to become the largest BitTorrent site on the Internet, with over a million visitors a day. But as with many other BitTorrent sites it didn’t last. Along with huge popularity came the legal threats, and these eventually made Andrej decide to close the site in December 2004.
The new Suprnova officially launched a few days ago, and we decided to catch up with Andrej – who’s also the director of TorrentFreak TV – to see what it’s all about.
Hunting Slovenia’s “Little Elephant”
What some people don’t know, though, is that SuprNova was founded and is maintained by a Slovene who goes by the nickname Slonček, literally “little elephant.” The magazine Mladina recently did some digging and then announced that he was an 18-year-old student at the Waldorf High School in Ljubljana, with the initials A.P. The only thing missing from their story was a map to his house.
Suprnova.org could never have run without the forum been there, the forum has been run by a few different people in the past, but is now in the hands of a guy called anton Vickerman (FD aka TheShadow). This is a money driven guy, If the is no cash there, he wont be either. Over the last few months we have seen a massive change in nova, this is due to methlabs paying slon an extreamly large amount of money to drop Bittorrent and use the mass amount of people that come to nova to promote there new p2p software to, As the forum is the heart of suprnova, everyone from the site can go there and talk to eachother, MY advice to anyone going there still is ask lots of questions, Its a shame to see so many people sticking up for suprnova when they are unaware of what they are actually sticking up for.
It use to be a very good torrent dump site, now its a cash machine for the owners. Its time for you guys to wise up and relise that suprnova is dead, now is the time for them to rake in as much money as possible. I wouldnt be suprised if slon was on the run, someone did put his real home address in the irc channel (he used it when he first registerd suprnova) also i wouldnt be suprised if FD aka the shadow had something coming to him aswell as he made the same misstake when first registering his old sites, i know his real home address was even floating around as a torrent so quite a few people must have it. So il say it again, suprnova is dead, now is the time of the money makers
by Family Friend on January 29, 2005 at 2:13 pm
Slyck spoke with Sloncek, administrator of SuprNova.org about its closure. “SuprNova.org was more like a hobby that took most of my free time away. And now with current situation, there’s too much pressure and I don’t have the time for it.” Considering that administrators of smaller, although no less significant, communities such as ShareConnector were actually arrested, Sloncek decided to take SuprNova.org off line voluntarily. This will allow him and his fellow administrative staff to concentrate on other projects without worry of prosecution.
A magistrate judge has ruled that Sony can unmask anyone who visited GeoHot’s website where he had posted the jailbreak data or who viewed the YouTube video that demonstrated the jailbreak for the PS3Posted: 2011/03/05 in Education / Awareness, Jurisprudence, Privacy / Data Protection
I secretly hope that Sony will just hand Hotz’s a recording deal instead of continuing to bicker over those venue choices and the little hacking incident.
Amazing: A Long, Detailed Article On Hollywood’s Struggles… That Never Mentions File Sharing. “Why all the major Hollywood studios are so afraid to invest in new quality films these days”Posted: 2011/03/05 in Education / Awareness, Stats / reports
because a brand is, by definition, familiar, a brand is also, by definition, not original
The fact is that the internet acts as a filter to help you avoid crappy content. It still gets created, but it’s even less likely to get in the way than it did beforePosted: 2011/03/05 in Education / Awareness
The former head of Britain’s Secret Intelligence Service has credited WikiLeaks and other secret-spilling sites with sparking the revolutions sweeping the Middle EastPosted: 2011/03/05 in Education / Awareness
If a 14-year old boy coerces a 14-year old girl into making a sex video on a cellphone, then releases that video on the Internet, can he be charged as a child pornographer? A federal case in Kentucky may set key precedentPosted: 2011/03/05 in Education / Awareness, Future Developments?, Litigation
A top UK music copyright group says it’s sending the names of websites it doesn’t like to London police to be turned over to credit card companies for blocking. We can see the jury and executioner in this scenario, but where’s the judge?