What Happens When Telecom Companies Search Your Home for Piracy


“In high school you learn that if someone doesn’t have a warrant, you don’t let them into your house,” Lackman told me. “I didn’t know there was this whole other law where big companies can spend money [on lawyers] and do whatever they want.”

Filesharing Now an Official Religion In Sweden

Filesharing Now an Official Religion In Sweden

Via: dvorak.org: Kopimism – The Swedish File Sharing Religion

For the Church of Kopimism, information is holy and copying is a sacrament.

Hopefully, this is one step towards the day when we can live out our faith without fear of persecution, says Isak Gerson, spiritual leader of the Church of Kopimism.

LOL!!! Tout aussi ridicule que les autres religions 😉

Indian Mathematician Takes Shot At Proving Riemann Hypothesis

Kali & the Kaleidoscope: KNK103: The Crystals of Mt. Zeta

Via: slashdot.org: Indian Mathematician Takes Shot At Proving Riemann Hypothesis

The protagonist of this expedition is a creature called the Zeta function which, under certain conditions, squeezes the prime numbers scattered over an imaginary rubber sheet into a straight line. In highly technical language, the hypothesis is very brief: “The non-trivial zeroes of the Riemann-zeta function have real part equal to 1/2” which may take a couple of months for a non-mathematician to fully grasp. This is why during the online workshop we will start with the very basics – what is a prime number?

Start with the basic…. On est loin du but….<sarcasme> bonne chance! </sarcasme>

J’aime bien l’idee d’un workshop en ligne et d’exposer le probleme au plus de monde possible. Malheureusement, c’est plus une facon de faire de l’argent (il faut payer pour participer et/ou suivre l’atelier) qu’un exercice dans le but de resoudre le probleme.

IPV6 desactive

J’ai upgrade dernierement Linux. J’ai installe OpenSuse 11.4. En plus du ridicule Adobe Flash qui vient avec Firefox 4 et n’est meme pas capable de montrer un video sans “flicker”, j’avais des temps de connection parfois tres longs dans Firefox. J’ai installe dnsmasq, change mes serveurs dns, etc. Mais rien ne semblait ameliorer les choses. Firefox continuait d’inscrire dans le bas “Looking up www….” dans le bas de la fenetre.

J’ai fini par trouver la reponse dans un forum sur le net.
Thread: internet connection slow in certain applications

En gros, c’est IPV6 qui causait le probleme dans KDE et/ou OpenSuse et/ou Firefox. Je l’ai desactive dans Firefox et Yast (configuration systeme). Il ne faut pas oublier de mettre a jour /etc/hosts pour enlever les references a IPV6. Apres, tout est beaucoup plus rapide.

Facebook Linked To One In Five Divorces In US

slashdot.org: Facebook Linked To One In Five Divorces In US

“yes, in theory if you’re single, Facebook can help you meet that special someone. But for those in even the healthiest of marriages, improper use can quickly devolve into a marital disaster. A recent survey by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers found that Facebook is cited in one in five divorces in the United States. Also, more than 80 percent of divorce lawyers reported a rising number of people are using social media to engage in extramarital affairs.”