Old lions and new champions of P2P

April 29, 2015 · Filed Under Civil & Digital Rights, News · Comment 
This entry is part of the series The industry vs. P2P

News - A succession of fresh, quality news, from inside and outside of the WebThe content industry can rely on a growing number of tools for trying to censor, sue and damage the users of file-sharing, but said users have more and more ways to share, search and download music, videos or software as well. The Pirate Bay (TPB) is on of the most known names and one of the majors’ main targets as always, yet the old lion of BitTorrent P2P has got its own problems and it has to give way to competition as the most popular torrent site on the Internet.

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Cloud computing, unreliability is guaranteed

April 25, 2015 · Filed Under In Depth, Networking · Comment 

In Depth - A merciless lens pointed on the hot topics, passionate and detailed retrospectives, reflections beyond the appearances Among the many lies cloud computing providers tell users and companies, the one about reliability and full-time availability is always the first to be proven wrong by facts. Cloud platforms go off-line almost regularly, and it matters little that the infrastructure is needed to manage applications and data in real time or that the affected provider is a hi-tech giant. Sooner or later all the remote servers vanish in a sorrowful cloud, and the user is left with his frustration for having entrusted his own business or digital life to someone who is only interested in turning them into profits.

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Virus writers with the god complex

April 15, 2015 · Filed Under In Depth, Security · Comment 

In Depth - A merciless lens pointed on the hot topics, passionate and detailed retrospectives, reflections beyond the appearances Before the arrival of Windows 95, the creators of self-replicating malicious code were deeply concerned about the potential consequences of the new OS on the future of their activity. After the historical generation leap from DOS to the windows-based GUI, however, virus writers gained new confidence in their abilities, expanding their horizons and developing inclinations that occasionally turned into true megalomania. Some of the VXers from the Nineties had the god complex, and they didn’t hide it at all.

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Windows, Chicago and the virus writers’ concerns

April 8, 2015 · Filed Under In Depth, Security · Comment 

In Depth - A merciless lens pointed on the hot topics, passionate and detailed retrospectives, reflections beyond the appearances In April 1994 computing was still young, operating systems worked from the command line and the PC still had to become the universal phenomenon which later turned into a commodity like everything else. Microsoft was about to radically change things by releasing Windows 95, but there was another group of technophiles concerned with the generation leap from the prompt to the windows-based GUI and the consequences that it would have had on how the low-level code ran.

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Videogames highlights - March 2015

April 1, 2015 · Filed Under In Depth, Videogaming · Comment 
This entry is part of the series Videogames Highlights

In Depth - A merciless lens pointed on the hot topics, passionate and detailed retrospectives, reflections beyond the appearances In the years gone by, when the arcades were still out there, I tried more than one “immersive” gaming experience among mega-screens, light guns and various simulations. A nice thing but nothing more. Personally I couldn’t care less about this new craze of virtual reality helmets, simulations beyond the limit of silliness and new technical solutions to avoid puking while you are in the virtua-world. Not even Half-Life could persuade me: I do not want stupid and sickening immersive simulations, I want stories. A new Loom maybe, now that the original one was released again digitally on GOG.com.

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