Samba Team Receives Microsoft Protocol Documentation

21 12 2007

Today the Protocol Freedom Information Foundation (PFIF), a non-profit organization created by the Software Freedom Law Center, signed an agreement with Microsoft to receive the protocol documentation needed to fully interoperate with the Microsoft Windows workgroup server products and to make them available to Free Software projects such as Samba.

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BBC Explains: The US Sub-Prime Crisis in Graphics

18 12 2007

The US sub-prime mortgage crisis has lead to plunging property prices, a slowdown in the US economy, and billions in losses by banks. It stems from a fundamental change in the way mortgages are funded.

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Canada IS Killing the Electric Car

18 12 2007

There are two electric car manufacturers in Canada – and the government is killing them both. Make sure your MP hears about it from you.

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Dodd’s filibuster threat scuttles telco immunity, for now

18 12 2007

Sen. Chris Dodd succeeded in preventing the Senate from granting broad legal immunity to telecommunications companies that helped the NSA warrantlessly wiretap Americans. After nearly 10 hours of debate Monday, the Senate decided to forgo a vote on a FISA update until next year, under the threat of Dodd’s filibuster.

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Huckabee Equated Homosexuality With Pedophilia, Necrophilia

18 12 2007

The candidate says he wants to unite the country. But in a 1998 book, Huckabee was a fierce culture warrior, equating environmentalism with pornography, homosexuality with necrophilia, and nonbelievers with evildoers.

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Yes, UFOs do exist – Japanese Govt

18 12 2007

Japan government spokesman says UFOs do exist. The comment by Nobutaka Machimura drew laughter from reporters at his regular briefing on government policy.

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