Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Browser Benchmarks: Firefox4 Vs. IE9

The launch of Firefox 4 has be heralded with much pomp and circumstance, and a great gnashing of teeth over which is better. Mozilla upped the ante over Microsoft last week, claiming to have smashed a download figure for IE9. Download figures aside, which is the best?

Thursday, March 17, 2011

AT&T Equates IRC to Bot-Nets, suggests WEP

One of the more interesting things that happens in the tech world, is when companies do something unusual, and on a topic which they should know better. Sometimes, it helps them sell an agenda, or cut a cost, but all too often, it's the result of a misunderstanding by a non-technical person. Such is the case here with AT&T and IRC.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Aussie Piracy study is “Fantasy work”

What do you get if you take one study of estimated data, aggregate it, then use that to generate data on another country on the opposite side of the world? If you're the content industry, you call that 'an anti piracy study' and if you're a politician, you might call it 'evidence proving the need for more laws'. Personally, I call it utter crap.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Hey Pirates, Why the Vitriol?

A post on the 1709 blog last week asks why P2P users have such anger at organisations that represent artists, and who create the content they share. The p2pers must blame someone, and who better than the fat-cats, is the suggestion there, but is it really that simple?

Thursday, March 3, 2011

US's First Pirate Party

It's finally happened, and the US has it's first official Pirate Party. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts approved the Massachusetts Pirate Party for inclusion on the ballot earlier this week, meaning that it's the first place in the country where you can 'vote pirate'