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Google stops filtering search results in China

Did you know that if you search for ‘Tiannamen Square’ in China you don’t get any results regarding the massacre that occured there?  In fact there is a ton of search terms that Google has to hide from users in China which is enforced by the Chinese government.  But, since it was determined that the Chinese government and military were behind the hacking incidents that have happened at Google, Adobe and several...

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Project Manglement

If 50% of IT projects fail, then why do we have all these organizations teaching project management methodologies acting like they know what they are talking about? If I failed half the time I tried something, I wouldn’t dare try and teach other people how I was doing it and consider myself an...

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EA Jumps on 'internet connection necessary at all times' DRM bandwagon with C&C 4

Just like the PC version of Assassin’s Creed II, Command and Conquer 4 from Electronic Arts forces you to stay connected to the internet at all times when playing the game, except they manage to make their shitty version of this DRM even worse. PC Gamer has looked into the DRM on this title and it seems as though if you lose internet connectivity for even a brief second you will lose all ability to save your progress in the...

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CEOs and CIOs

Don’t expect logic. Upton Sinclair put it quite well when he said: “It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it.”

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IIPA on Piracy: Canada Still a Problem

If you listened to the USTR you would think that Canada is a HUGE piracy problem – akin to the likes of Russia.  Anyone that lives in Canada would of course know that this is bullshit.  The lobbyists in the US have been pushing for stronger copyright laws in Canada to bring it to the level of the ridiculous laws like the DMCA that they enjoy in the states. Because the media producers cannot get bills like the DMCA pushed...

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To sound one's own trumpet

Ugh.  Corporate culture around here is such that people forward any kudos they get from their clients to their supervisor and then the supervisor replies to all co-workers so we all know how good so-and-so is.  In reality so-and-so handles only one client and one project at a time so it’s not really hard to keep one client happy while surfing facebook and going for coffee half the day. Besides, if the client wanted your...

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Apple and Google fire shots across each others bows.

Google first releases its Android phones without multi-touch because of a patent held by Apple that may or may not be enforceable. Steve Jobs the other day slams Google in a meeting and basically says that Google’s ‘Do No Evil’ policy is bullshiat and goes off on an Anti-Android and Anti-Adobe tirade. Days later, Google releases an update to their Nexus1 phone adding multi-touch capability to the Android OS. ...

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