NSA Spying Scandal – An Analysis

Like a lot of people, I’ve been following the NSA Spying Scandal closely. In fact, I’ve been following it for several years, since before I first ran into Barrett Brown. Seriously. The leaks about go back a long way, and most writers appear to have missed the implications.

SCOicide – The SCO Group vs the World

On June 28, 2002, Darl McBride became the Chief Executive Officer of Caldera International, and proceeded to kill the company. The above statement may seem rather strong to those who don’t know the background. Caldera International was a Linux Distributor. The company had made many improvements to Linux (including the first GUI installer), and while […]

Microsoft – Tax Evader Par Excelence

Microsoft plays a good game, trying to market their company as a responsible corporate citizen. Using the rules to avoid paying taxes by having an office in another state to collect one type of revenue may be legal (I’m not familiar with the local rules). It may not be legal. But avoiding taxes when your home state as a horrible budget deficit is not the act of a responsible corporate citizen.

Oink.CD – Oink’s Pink Palace Part One

The problem with this, is that the only logical source of pre-release albums of any source, is the record industry. Think about it. Do you have access to the latest recording by ‘insert star artist name here’? I know I don’t. I don’t work in the industry. Oh, I have stuff that no one else has, but I have a recording studio in my basement, and I recorded it myself. So what we have here, is an industry claiming that outsiders are causing it’s problems, when the only logical source of the problems is internal! Does this make sense to you? Indeed, a 2003 study into pre-release issues in the movie industry pointed the finger at industry insiders (PDF Warning).

SCO Train Wreck still occuring in slow motion – molasses would be quicker

Oh dear. The total idiots at The SCO Group finally had a court decision that fell partly in their direction. Partly. The Appeals Court has decided that Summary Judgment was the wrong way to deal with the case, that it should have gone do jury trial, as there were facts which a jury was best […]