Matteo Renzi, an Italian joke

July 8, 2016 · Filed Under Babel fish, Politics & Society · Comment 
This entry is part of the series Made in Italy

Babel fish - A mental interface between Sir Arthur's sensibility and the events from the outer world. And for all the rest, too A lot of time has passed since I wrote something about politics on these pages, and likely quite a lot of time will pass before a thoughtful post about topics that I view as worthy of attention, in the long run. For now, disgust wins over interest and I prefer to use my time for other things. However I feel obliged to write down a remark for Matteo Renzi, Italy’s current Prime Minister who makes us feel ashamed before the world as much and even more than that other awful character that came before him.

Read more

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.

Read more

Cloud computing in the surveillance society

November 10, 2013 · Filed Under In Depth, Networking · Comment 

In Depth - A merciless lens pointed on the hot topics, passionate and detailed retrospectives, reflections beyond the appearances Cloud computing is a digital hell that burns data, security, reliability and privacy for users and companies, a technology cancer that within the short turn of a summer brought new evidence of the fact that the worst, for the fools willing to completely tie themselves to the feudal power system of the new digital Lords, is yet to come. It’s therefore important to keep a constant track of the incidents, the unfulfilled promises, the countless privacy violations and the pure and simple lies the unscrupulous corporations persistently try to sell as the future of everything. The future, on-line, has an expiration date and is intermittent.

Read more

Ghosts’n Goblins for the iPhone? Is this a joke?!?

October 7, 2009 · Filed Under Babel fish, Videogaming · 1 Comment 

Babel fish - A mental interface between Sir Arthur's sensibility and the events from the outer world. And for all the rest, too In all the phases of my life as a videogamer there has always been an episode of the Ghosts’n Goblins series. When I was barely able to reach the arcade sticks there was the first GnG, some years later I could place my eyes directly into the screen of my beloved Ghouls’n Ghosts, then (on the emulators) I discovered Super Ghouls’n Ghosts for SNES and lastly, in these years, I purchased the Sony PSP just to be able to play to Ultimate Ghosts’n Goblins (both versions).

Read more

The mouse figures: 40 years, 1 billion samples. And an uncertain future

December 7, 2008 · Filed Under Hardware & Peripherals, News · Comment 

News - A succession of fresh, quality news, from inside and outside of the WebNext December 9 will mark the 40th year since, for the first time in computer history, public saw a mouse at work. Four decades later, in the Memorial Auditorium of that same Stanford University where one of the most important inventions of the then-germinal information society was born, the academy and the industry will celebrate the “mother of all demos“, the start of a new era for the interaction between man and machine.

Read more

Will Blu-ray die at Christmas 2008?

November 16, 2008 · Filed Under In Depth, Media & Multimedia · 7 Comments 

In Depth - A merciless lens pointed on the hot topics, passionate and detailed retrospectives, reflections beyond the appearancesThe worldwide recession is getting worse, wasting economies and laying off employees that will find themselves with no salary hence without money to spend in home entertainment. In such a scenario what was a balance leaning between hope and pessimism turns in a sword of Damocles dangerously close to deadly hit Sony’s Blu-ray, that maybe will get through this Christmas but could not be able to see the dawn of the next one.

Read more

Google Chrome starts the Third Great Browser War

September 7, 2008 · Filed Under In Depth, Networking · 4 Comments 
This entry is part of the series Browser war

In Depth - A merciless lens pointed on the hot topics, passionate and detailed retrospectives, reflections beyond the appearances With the characteristic effect of a bolt from the blue, at the beginning of this week Mountain View has released the beta version of its browser, Google Chrome, joining the super-competitive market of software interfaces toward the possibilities of net economy and information society. Everybody talk about it, everybody express their own thoughts on the matter, but still no one has had the heart to define the event with its due name: Chrome, there’s no much to do about that, marks the beginning of a new browser war in a time in which the said browsers are the main framework of business and access to digital heritage of interconnected mankind.

Read more