By Jimmy Rogers Contributing Writer, [GAS] It would seem to most casual surfers of the Internet that the battle that once roared between The “Church” of Scientology and the group called “Anonymous” all but fizzled out. While Guy Fawkes mask-wearing protesters are still occasionally sighted outside of Dianetics centers, the oddly named group doesn’t make […]
By Mark O’Neill Contributing Writer, [GAS] Whatever happened to the days of Mr Darcy when if you wanted to marry someone, you would visit the potential bride’s father and ask for permission to court his daughter? When Google decided to take some new Street View images at the Googleplex, one Google employee decided to use […]
What is Subversion? Overview Subversion is a version control system that makes it easy to get the latest version of files, or go back to previous versions. It is used by many different pieces of open source software and has been around since 2000. Subversion is considered the successor to the Concurrent Versions System. To […]
If you use a little thing called “The Internet” you probably heard about the launch of Firefox 3. Mozilla successfully set a very high world record for most downloads in a single day (8,002,530 to be precise). They plugged their new features and bragged about how version 3 would leave all other browsers in the […]
In the following video presentation, Kevin Kelly, publisher of the Whole Earth Review and exec editor at WIRED, shares a fun stat: The World Wide Web, as we know it, is only 5,000 days old. Now, Kelly asks, how can we predict what’s coming in the next 5,000 days? Enjoy the show!
By Mark O’Neill Contributing Writer, [GAS] In what is sure to be a public relations embarrassment for Google, their Street View car was stopped by British police in the centre of Bradford a few days back – for driving in the bus lane. At first they didn’t stop and the police had to put their […]
By Mark O’Neill Contributing Writer, [GAS] In what goes to prove that the British really do have a sense of humour, it has been recommended that a government committee be set up to protect Internet users from nasty people online such as abusive bloggers. Hey you…..f**king read this OK? I’m putting a lot of damn […]
By Mark O’Neill Contributing Writer, [GAS] It seems that a deadly computer virus is doing the rounds again, this time using emails containing references to the FBI and Facebook to entice people to open it up and install it. The email subject line is “F.B.I. vs. Facebook” and the email has a link about an […]
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By Mark O’Neill Contributing Writer, [GAS] A man who saw his whole life laid out in a fake Facebook profile has won his libel case against a former friend in the High Court in London. Mathew Firsht was awarded a total of 22,000 pounds ($43,500) after a judge ruled that Grant Raphael had libelled Firsht […]
By Mark O’Neill Contributing Writer, [GAS] Gmail has introduced the ability for its users to access their email through a secure “https” connection. Previously, if you wanted to access Gmail through a https connection, you had to use a Greasemonkey script or Gina Trapani’s Better Gmail Firefox extension. But now Gmail has integrated it right […]