Secret Box of the Talambur

The truth is out there

eldavojohn writes “One thing you might notice on Slashdot is that when someone submits a story linking to nytimes.com, it doesn’t always work. While it’s not truly a paywall, it appears to stop the user requiring registration… sometimes. If you noticed this and it’s seems to be non-deterministic in when and where it asks you to login, you’re simply noticing the latest strategy of ‘first click free’ being employed. We’ve heard that normal paywalls (more…)

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  • WikiLeaks Founder ‘Free To Leave Sweden’

    An anonymous reader writes “AFP reports that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is free to leave Sweden, after prosecutors said there was no arrest warrant against him for an alleged case of rape. Assange said the charges against him were part of ‘a clear set-up,’ and that he had ‘two reliable intelligence sources that state that Swedish intelligence was approached last month by the United States and told that Sweden must not be a safe haven for WikiLeaks.’ (more…)

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  • Glibc Is Finally Free Software

    WebMink writes “Despite the fervour of some, the dark secret of every GNU/Linux distribution is that, until August 18 this year, it depended on software that was under a non-Free license — incompatible with the Open Source Definition and non-Free according to Debian and the FSF. A long tale of tenacity and software archeology has finally led to that software appearing under the 3-clause BSD license — ironically, at the behest of an Oracle (more…)

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  • smarek writes “The Correctness in Caller ID Personify’ passed the US Accommodate of Representatives on Wednesday. The legislation is infuriating to robber caller ID spoofing. In some cases, this spoofing has led to individuals giving ended gen that has led to particularity heist. Pattern year the NYPD discovered on the other side of 6,000 victims of caller ID spoofing, who together wasted a tot up of $15 million. A handbook folding money has already (more…)

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  • babboo65 writes “Dungeons and Dragons Online is enjoying a assist dash in terms of thespian figure out and stir, all thanks to its strange commerce master plan: giving the plot away. Turbine is making their MMO as attainable as realizable, and that includes making players who don’t reimburse b bribe anything as overjoyed as thinkable. Subscriptions are up 40 percent. Ars explores how relieved of can be absolutely worthwhile.”

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  • BotScout writes “Following in the footsteps of other household media executives who scarcely don’t turn someone on it, Barry Diller, chairman and chief executive officer of IAC/InterActiveCorp, said web users will have to pay for what they watch and use, and that’s that. The media and technology executive said it’s ‘mythology’ to view the Internet as a system of free communications. ‘It is not free, and is not going to be,’ Diller said yesterday at (more…)

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