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quote Facebook Instagram Кто-нибудь знает, о чём этот парень?
Instagram is going to start selling the pictures on it for advertising without passing a buck to the actual owners/posters.
FB is trying to get that billion back they invested..
It's the new online business model. Rope people in to use their communication tools, then only make em work efficient if you pay for it.
Or sell off whatever people post of course..
We're living in the age of revenge of the nerds for real.

Утащено из твитора @PetePhilly.
Jabber Skype HowTo Настраиваем платный текстовый skype через jabber:

1. Регаем акк на jabbim.com
2. Добавляем бота platby@jabbim.cz
3. Пишем ему словосочетание payment card
4. Переходим по ссылке и оплачиваем 7 евро с карточки
5. Получаем сообщение с подтверждением оплаты на наш JID и радуемся VIP-статусу
6. Идём в "Обзор сервисов" (Service discovery) сервера jabbim.com
7. Находим там Spectrum Skype Gate, регаем свой скайп как обычный транспорт.
8. Получаем весь ростер своего скайпа в джаббер.

Проблем с кириллицей замечено не было. Конференции работают по принципу сообщение от того, кто первый в неё написал. Голос и видео, судя по всему, отсутствуют. Клиент самого скайпа для функционирования транспорта не требуется, но насчёт манипуляций с ростером скайпа через гейт не уверен. На добавление новых контактов работает, на удаление уже существующих — вроде нет. Enjoy.
The Arrogance of Authority*

A DEA officer stopped at a ranch in Texas , and talked with an old rancher.
He told the rancher, "I need to inspect your ranch for illegally grown drugs."
The rancher said, "Okay , but don't go in that field over there.....", as he pointed out the location.
The DEA officer verbally exploded saying, " Mister, I have the authority of the Federal Government with me !"
Reaching into his rear pants pocket, he removed his badge and proudly displayed it to the rancher.
"See this badge?! This badge means I am allowed to go wherever I wish.... On any land !!
No questions asked or answers given!! Have I made myself clear......do you understand ?!!"
The rancher nodded politely, apologized, and went about his chores.

A short time later, the old rancher heard loud screams, looked up, and saw the DEA officer running for his life, being chased by the rancher's big Santa Gertrudis bull......
With every step the bull was gaining ground on the officer, and it seemed likely that he'd sure enough get gored before he reached safety. The officer was clearly terrified.
The rancher threw down his tools, ran to the fence and yelled at the top of his lungs.....

"Your badge, show him your BADGE........ ! !"
Microsoft ! boot fsf Free Software Foundation

In December, Microsoft apparently conceded to public pressure by quietly updating the Windows 8 logo certification requirements with a mandate that a desktop computer user must be able to control (and disable) the Secure Boot feature on any Windows 8 computer that is not based on ARM technology. This looks like a victory for free software users, as it will allow a person to install GNU/Linux or other free software operating system in place of Windows 8.

But, this is no time for celebration, because Microsoft has also added a treacherous mandate for makers of ARM-based computers — such as a tablets, netbooks, and smartphones — requiring them to build their machines with Restricted Boot technology. Such computers are designed to lock a user into only being able to run Windows 8, absolutely preventing her from being able to install a free software operating system on her computer. Since smartphones and tablets are some of the most commonly used computers, it's vital that we get straightforward and clear information about this threat out to the public.

Sign the statement "Stand up for your freedom to install free software: fsf.org
Full story: fsf.org

Застрахуй братуху.
English внезапно lingvo albeit [ɔːl'biːɪt]
союз; сокр. от "all though it be (that)"

Перевод: хотя (и)

He was considered as a tough albeit fair boss. — Его считали жёстким, хотя и справедливым, боссом.
Their voices, albeit the accent was provincial, were soft and musical. — Их голоса, несмотря на провинциальный акцент, были приятны и мелодичны.

even though, even if, although