Discussions about the role of Federal, State and Local governments in technology and eCommerce.
Wikipedia is staging a blackout on Wednesday Jan 18 in protest of the STOP piracy act. The stop piracy act is an insane move by the coke snorting, heroin using hollywood degenerates to grab every penny then can, legitimately or otherwise.
The STOP act is a bi-partisan cluster fark. Those who received large amounts of money from the entertainment industry supported this unconstitutional bill. Continue reading
A idiotic bill proposed by an idiotic senator WOULD MAKE IT A FELONY TO POST ANY VIDEO THAT CONTAINS COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL AND IS VIEWED BY MORE THAN TEN PEOPLE.
Yep, Hollywood and the entertainment industry has to make sure that their drug addled, egocentric, silicone padded useless pieces of human debris get every penny they can. Continue reading
I haven’t used the USPS.Com Click and ship for a while. I have a system that allows me to assign a unique password to each online site I use. However, the USPS idiot programmers decided that they would require at least one letter to be uppercase and one to be lower case. Somehow the password algo I use is not providing the correct password to access the site. Then I figured I would just reset the password.
Now I tried to get back into the site. It has one of those asinine ‘secret questions’. ANY IDIOT WHO DESIGNS A SITE USING SECRET QUESTIONS SHOULD BE FIRED, TARRED, FEATHERED AND NEVER ALLOWED TO TOUCH A COMPUTER AGAIN. This is especially true when they refuse to give you the “Create your own question” option. Continue reading
The Washington Examiner has an article about the City of Philadelphia requiring bloggers to have a $300 business license. This is absolutely insane. Supposedly the city is so cash strapped that it is imposing onerous and expensive business licensing requirements on someone who is making a couple of bucks a year with a blog running adsense.
The insanity of this is that Philadelphia is totally mismanaged. The Philadelphia Housing Director, Carl Greene is pulling in over 300K per year. Green has had NUMEROUS sexual harrasment charges levelled against him resulting in his losing two lawsuits and several out of court settlements. Yet the supposedly cash strapped city finds the money to pay this guy 300k per year. Perhaps they are trying to drive bloggers out of business to prevent them from airing the city’s filthy, disgusting dirty laundry. HEY PHILADELPHIA – Fire Green and you can forget about harrassing bloggers. Continue reading
One of the Russian spies recently arrested worked at Microsoft and another had a company that wrote decision making software.
One of the problems is that detecting easter eggs in software is difficult. It would be possible for someone with the right access to leave backdoors in microsoft products that would allow data to be compromised by Russian intelligence. This impacts both national security and private business in terms of industrial espionage. Continue reading
I don’t really who is in power, a socialist democrat or a conservative republican. There is a bill sponsered by Sen Lieberman that would give Obama a ‘kill switch’ for the internet. The bill is entitled Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act. Given the actions of this administration and the heavy handed tactics, this is a truly frightening bill. As much as I trust Sarah Palin, I would not even want her to have this much power. Continue reading
That is how many pictures the Lower Merion School District snapped of students (A couple of weeks ago, they were only claiming ‘400 or so’)… That is the trouble with our educational system, the people running it have math skills so lacking they thing that 56000 = 400. Continue reading
If you haven’t heard about this, it should send some shivers down the old spine. What happened was that the Lower Merion School district purchased laptops for students. They also purchased software that was supposedly to be used to retrieve lost or stolen laptops by turning the computer’s camera on. Continue reading