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Lenz on EU Council voting

If you're one of the people who're confused about the bizarre way the EU Council finally approved the software patents directive, you owe yourself to read Aussi Les Autres by Karl-Friedrich Lenz.


Click Fraud: Problem and Paranoia

Wired's Adam L. Penenberg is exploring the problem of click fraud (fraudulent click throughs on pay per click programs):

'Last week, I served on the "Click Fraud: Problem or Paranoia" panel at the Search Engine Strategies conference in New York. At one point, Jessie Stricchiola, ...

My automated TV scheduler...

... is my fiancee. I've always hated reading the TV programme to find out if something I want to watch is on, so generally I'll forget, or just turn on and zap or look through a small selection of channels such as Sky One that tend to deliver a healthy ...

GNOME 2.10 released

Gnome 2.10 is out.
Release notes here.

Highlights include file manager UI improvements, more background images and patterns included, the Totem video player, the Sound Juicer CD ripper, new version of Evolution with better offline and calendar support, and lots more


The myths around Europes high taxes

According to the Christian Science Monitor, a flat-tax movement stirs Europe.

The article makes much of the idea of how high taxes are in Europe. However, while the tax levels are in many cases higher than in the US the gap is generally smaller than people believe it to ...

Wil Wheaton on CSI

If you're in the US, you've got a chance to see Wil as a crazy homeless guy in CSI: WIL WHEATON dot NET: Where is my mind?: check local listings

I've never followed CSI, but it would be fun ...

Don't want people to link to you? Then don't make your page publicly available

Lawrence Lessig pointed out on his blog the other day about how the syndicators of a Bill O`Reilly column complaining about "unauthorized linking".

So following Lessig's invitation, here is the offending link.

A suggestion to the syndicators: If you don't want people to post "unauthorized" links, either ...