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In Uncategorized on October 29, 2010 by e1saman Tagged: , ,

Diaspora will be out on 25th of November

http://techcrunch.com/2010/10/29/diaspora-public-alpha/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Techcrunch+%28TechCrunch%29

Are you going to be jobless?

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/10/29/cloud_computing_myths/

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Tools and news

In Uncategorized on October 12, 2010 by e1saman Tagged: , , , , ,

Security Tools

wifite – Mass Wifi WEP/WPA Key Cracking Tool

wifite is created to to attack multiple WEP and WPA encrypted networks at the same time. This tool is customizable to be automated with only a few arguments and can be trusted to run without supervision.

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# Silicon Valley Lacks Vision? Facebook Begs to Differ

Some say Silicon Valley’s focus on social applications means the country is falling behind in technology as money chases trivial pursuits. But Facebook VP Christopher Cox says connecting people is more important than building faster computers.

T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Tab may cost $399 with contract

About a month ago Samsung announced that the Tab was coming to all four major US carriers. We have been waiting for some pricing and availability info and it looks like TmoNews found more details on the T-Mobile Galaxy Tab, particularly the $399 subsidized price

Why personal telepresence will fail: it ain’t the price

The high cost of first generation personal telepresence systems such as the Logitech Revue and the Cisco Umi may be a barrier for some, but at the end of the day the major resistance to adoption will come down to self-consciousness and privacy


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Internet future

In insight,news,Uncategorized on October 4, 2010 by e1saman Tagged: , , , ,

Is facebook the new google? If you believe the graphs maybe yes, but another strong argument in favor of  facebook is that new users of facebook are also new to the internet, or as techCrunch puts it Facebook is the web.

How Facebook Can Become Bigger In Five Years Than Google Is Today

Facebook has figured out itsbusiness model, and wants to keep it out of thepublic eye as long as possible. Facebook’s alleged revenue has grown from$275 million in 2008 to$635 million in 2009 to a rumored $2  billion this year, which is much higher than the also-impressive $1.2 billionnumber circulating earlier this year. Let’s pause and reflect for a moment. Facebook is allegedly already earningdouble the revenues Google reported when it filed to go public. For many consumers, Facebook is the Web.

Facebook Ads employ demographic characteristics (Age/ Sex / Location and Interests), which corporate brand managers and television ad buyers have been accustomed to purchasing for half a century. By contrast, Google AdWords target on the intent revealed by search queries, a practice that has seemed odd and new to Madison Avenue for the past decade and frankly has many of them worried for their jobs.

So the question is; is the old ad industry going to win?

Of course the other strong argument is credits

Facebook Credits are poised to be this generation’s American Express: an “affordable luxury” lifestyle brand and credit card with reward programs, frequent flier miles, and other incentives built right in so that the more you use it, the more you earn.  ”Facebook Platinum”, anyone? I would have thought they’d need a better brand name than “Facebook Credits” but then again, I would have thought they’d need a better brand name than “Facebook”.

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Defend the Internet

In Uncategorized on September 13, 2010 by e1saman Tagged: , , ,

This is important; ACTA is is a proposed plurilateral agreement for the purpose of establishing international standards on intellectual property rights enforcement.  The problem is that the negotiations are done behind closed doors and there is no transparency on what they decide. We are based on leaks in order to understand what is going on.

“ACTA would create unduly harsh legal standards that do not reflect contemporary principles of democratic government, free market exchange, or civil liberties. Even though the precise terms of ACTA remain undecided, the negotiants’ preliminary documents reveal many troubling aspects of the proposed agreement” such as removing “legal safeguards that protect Internet Service Providers from liability for the actions of their subscribers” Aaron Shaw

Free Software foundation is against the agreement and they demand for the text to be released; http://www.fsf.org/blogs/community/acta-action-call-on-obama-to-end-the-secrecy-reject-the-treaty.

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Ubuntu, update my patience!

In failure,technology,ubuntu,Uncategorized,updates on September 9, 2010 by e1saman

In this life you cannot have everything, you have to choose what you can tolerate and what you cannot.

In this fashion I have chosen to use an open source OS (ubuntu); Controlling my system is really important for me. But sometimes the advantage can turn to disadvantage. Sometimes controlling your system can lead to a great loss of time, and then you have to think out of the box.

For the past six months I faced a lot of problems that ubuntu had with my system (new hardware you see), but what I cannot take any more is failures after updates which happen every single month (at least).
This time for no obvious reason the driver for my network card just broke overnight. But this  time I DO NOT HAVE the patience to investigate, so I tried to restore my backup which takes ages… This is no problem when someone else is paying for your time, but when you are a freelancer then it costs and maybe more than the laptop itself.