Android, a Fork? Torvalds and Kroah-Hartman don’t agree!

Although I don’t presently own an Android phone, I’m really exited about Google’s version of Gnu/Linux that operates on “their” cell phones. I look forward to owning one in the near future. There’s a lot of confusion about Andriod. I know it’s a systems run on the Linux kernel proper. That is, apparently Google replaced the

Racism in WWII Propaganda Posters & Profiling in the War on Terror

The following were posters put out by the American government to dissuade WWII soldiers from participating in “risky behaviour” while on duty overseas. We’re supposed to assume that the targeted practice is with prostitutes, but I don’t see it.

All I can see is an association between being foreign with (as it used to be called) venereal diseases (VDs), or Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs). [Newsflash; Apparently the name has changed again –this time to STIs, sexually transmitted infections.]

Venereal Disease Covers the Earth, 1940

This item is in the public domain. Source: http://profiles.nlm.nih.gov/ps/retrieve/ResourceMetadata/VCBBCD

High cheek bones, dark hair, thick lips, a beret, it’s like the image is associating STDs with not being a white American, that is, foreign women –ah, that tempting forbidden fruit. (more…)

Trials and Tribulations of Pro Bono Work

Ordinarily, I don’ t use language such as “morons”, “cheapskates” or “duh” (OK, sometimes “duh”) but I make an exception in this article. I think I was venting. The following questions were proposed on Facebook a few days ago by a friend of mine. Is there such a thing as getting something for free? Should

Circumventing LSOs, Adobe Flash Cookie Tracking Technology

I don’t know of anyone that makes due without Flash these days. It’s become so pervasive, it’s difficult to imagine one without it on today’s Internet. HTML5 is supposed to change this, what with Jobs formally announcing this in his famous letter regarding Adobe’s technology. While I see the end of any proprietary technology, such as