Posts Categorized: Politics

Microsoft Russia: Of course we’ll give Skype source code to government

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Microsoft’s about to buy Skype, everyone read about it. And, inevitably, Microsoft is already getting blamed for every sneeze/cough/outage/weirdness of Skype there is (specifically that little Easy Bits Games Go fiasco that let users to believe they just caught some trojan or a virus and outage that made some thing it’s a sabotage). But there […]

City of Austin about to raise tax rates, still has deficit

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Well, what a shocking development. The city of Austin ran out of money and is going to raise taxes and do it by just 3% because that way they don’t have to put it up for a vote. It’s mind-boggling, partially because the city spends money on stuff like a freaking boardwalk by the lake […]

Chicago school bans homemade lunches

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So, up until this week general public didn’t know that for 6 years Chicago school banned homemade lunches in the name of “healthful eating”. And big bucks for school lunch provider Chartwells-Thompson. Not surprising. Yes, parents make many bad decisions, and no, school district still doesn’t seem to put the responsibility on them in a […]

Content providers are mad, want to sue Time Warner over iPad app

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Oh, madness, thy name is “content providers” now (plurals are allowed, right? it’s an odd name). Because content providers are about to sue over new way to view their shows. I understand this whole “love-hate” relationship between cable companies and content providers, but this is border-line insanity with paranoia. Just when Time Warner introduced iPad […]