* Posts by edoardo

11 publicly visible posts • joined 15 Sep 2009

Italy has a clumsy new pirate-choker law. But can anyone do better?


This article has a balanced, IMHO, business oriented view on piracy:


it ends with:

"I believe in paying money for products that earn it. I do not believe in a pricing and distribution model that still thinks it’s 1998. And I really don’t believe in censoring the internet so that studio and label executives can add a few more millions onto their already enormous money pile.

Treat your customers with respect , and they’ll do the same to you. And that is how you fight piracy."

No anon pr0n for you: BT's network-level 'smut' filters will catch proxy servers too


Time for more people to use TOR more often ? it's traffic should not be affetced by DNS based filtering

PRISM scandal: Brit spooks operated within the law, say politicos


"Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal."

Legal does not mean right, when a a Judiciary and Parliament powers are subservient to the Executive powers.

"We should never forget that everything Adolf Hitler did in Germany was "legal" and everything the Hungarian freedom fighters did in Hungary was "illegal." It was "illegal" to aid and comfort a Jew in Hitler's Germany. Even so, I am sure that, had I lived in Germany at the time, I would have aided and comforted my Jewish brothers. If today I lived in a Communist country where certain principles dear to the Christian faith are suppressed, I would openly advocate disobeying that country's antireligious laws."

Martin Luther King Jr.

from Letter froma Birmingham Jail

The year GNOMES, Ubuntu sufferers forked off to Mint Linux

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Mint for me too

I managed Ubuntu 12.04 on three netbooks (ok slow Atom CPU and cheap graphics, but with 2G RAM each ) where Unity 2D was slow and the launcher wasted the limited screen estate.

Rather than jumping on 12.10, I decided, after many years using Ubuntu, to go Mint+Mate

the result is excellent - my users are delighted with the responsiveness.

I followed them and replaced distro on my own VMs.

So pleased I gave Mint a donation - the guys deserve it.

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 review

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had for a week - just great

only pain ... MTP connection to the 64GB SDHC card with Mac OS X

all the rest is just flawless.

excellent reading device

excellent music player

excellent browser/mail/calendar client

very good camera

handy S-pen

not too big at all to use, it's the rest of the phones that look like small toy things !!

Asus Transformer Pad TF300


Re: howto: trackpad and task switching ?

thanks Dotter - I am trying to understand if you can avoid using the touch screen for those basic tasks


and to Anon Coward ... I will once day try a hands-on on one of these ... but I'd like to understand sooner.


howto: trackpad and task switching ?

Having never used and ICS hybrid tablet:

1) With ICS, do you get a pointer which you can use to click on controls and select text

when using the trackpad ?

2) to switch say from web browsing to email

do you do something like alt-tab ?

if he two task above are not awkward,

then I'm tempted to get one !!

IT Angle

How do you use the trackpad on a device like this?

Is there an actual pointer that you can use to select text and click controls ? Touch-only tablets have no pointer and I haven't played with a hybrid yet ...

2011's Best... E-book Readers


KOBO touches are £99.99

WHSmith are offering £10 off the KOBOs - voucher in store or just use the right code when ordering online,

at just £10 more than the kindle, the ability to use multiple stores won for me

even though I buy lots of other stuff fro amazon.

HeyTell voice messenger


you get a notification

you only play the message when you choose to do so

Warning: Showers can seriously damage your health


see The Science of Fear

Richard 39,

spot on. This reminded me of Daniel Gardner's super book "The Science of Fear"

pharma companies in the US cannot advertise but they can support studies, awareness campaigns etc, ... and often there is a solution for any new scares :-)