Internet

EA Games has Ruined SimCity

When I first learned that a new SimCity was in the works suddenly the world looked like a brighter place. You can imagine my disappointment when I learned more about the game's "Online Only" "feature". It's not the DRM that bothers me so much (although we could do without that too). It's the fact that I can no longer play the game when I want wherever I want. I am restricted to playing SimCity on an Internet connected PC. My saved cities aren't stored locally, but instead kept on EA's servers. Simulation is done partly on my PC and mostly on EA's servers.


By editor on 08 March 2013 |

GoDaddy DNS Down - Half the Internet Offline

As of 2:30 PM EST on September 10, 2012 Godaddy's DNS services are still offline. All domains (and therefore websites) that depend on GoDaddy's DNS services (even if the actual website is hosted elsewehre) are currently un-resolvable and pretty much offline.

It's currently unknown what is happening, I'm thinking technical issues or massive attack.

To add insult to injury, many of the "site down" monitoring websites that rely on Godaddy DNS are unreachable too. Go Figure!


By editor on 10 September 2012 |

United States Creating "Spy Viruses" (FLAME)

The idea that The United States of America purposely created a virus and infected thousands of computers sounds far fetched. However, if you've been listening to the news these last few months you may have come across something called "FLAME". FLAME is highly complex virus/malware that is so well written that even I am amazed at what it does. FLAME is the type of virus I would have written if given the motivation. From voice recording, to Bluetooth device snooping, it's definitely a virus that wants to spy on you.


By editor on 20 June 2012 |

The Real Purpose Behind PROTECT IP and SOPA

On January 18th 2012, we witnessed the first ever global protest. Thousands (if not millions) of sites small and large "blacked-out" for 16 to 24 hours to raise awareness of an ongoing threat coming from the United States of America. Many supporters and the corporate backers of the threat have reacted with comments that are down right idiotic, thus showing the hypocrisy or ignorance of those who currently hold power in our world.

The threat is real, and goes beyond the pending legislation that prompted this protest (PROTECT IP / SOPA).


By editor on 18 January 2012 |

Mark Zuckerberg does not Deserve to be a Multi Millionare

Facebook is successful because it taps into the inner wants of people in the United States. This is fine even though I myself believe Facebook is utterly useless. However, the CEO and supposed "creator" of Facebook, Mr. Mark Zuckerberg does not deserve to be where he is right now. I know nothing about the guy, I've never seen the movie related to the subject, and I never knew that there was a real life person who thinks Mr. Zuckerberg "stole" Facebook.


By editor on 14 December 2011 |

The Internet's Fatal Flaw

The Internet was created to allow the free flow of information, speech, knowledge, and ideas.  Unfortunately, our Internet is under attack by greedy corporation and repressive governments.  Not surprising, the major source of these attacks are coming from the United States.


By editor on 08 October 2011 |

Netflix Spins Off DVD Rental Service Focuses on Streaming

In an email to members, Netflix Co-Founder and CEO Reed Hastings announced it is dropping the DVD by mail rental service and moving it to a new service called "Qwikster", while maintaining the streaming service under the Netflix brand.


By editor on 19 September 2011 |

.NET is Going Away

I've have been saying for years that anyone investing time, money, or skills in .NET was foolish.  I feel no sympathy for any .NET developer who will one day find themselves obsolete. 


By editor on 18 September 2011 |

Zynga's Virtual Toys

People these days seem to spend money to buy... absolutely nothing.  I am referring to Zynga's online games that are found mostly on Facebook. 


By editor on 17 September 2011 |

MySQL Server on Ubuntu Linux Server

I've been using Ubuntu Linux server since version 8.04 LTS.  On this server I ran several hundred websites with MySQL databases.  The server was a virtual machine and it ran well.  One day I upgrade this (supposedly) perfect server to Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, oh what a bad move that was.


By editor on 12 September 2011 |