Summary of the BBC's blatant Microsoft bias and anti-Linux bigotry:
Slated employs many different techniques to protect the site from hacking, but by far the most important is vigilance, and that means paying close attention to things like logs.
Like many sites, Slated is under constant attack, mostly from bots running on compromised Windows machines, but most of those attacks are purely opportunistic and random, or in other words aren't actually targeting Slated for any particular reason. But every now and then I discover something in the server logs that suggests otherwise.
Today was one of those days.
As of two days ago, the UK Advertising Standards Authority's powers now extend to the Web:
From 1 March, advertising regulators will be able to punish companies that publish misleading claims on their own websites or on social networking sites.
The Advertising Standards Authority says it will police rogue online advertisers through complaints from the public.
Its chief executive Guy Parker tells BBC Radio 5 live Breakfast's Rachel Burden that it is necessary to ensure "advertising is legal, decent and truthful".
Having just discovered this "openrespect" thing, I have to say I find the whole idea rather sinister. It seems to me that Jono Bacon is endorsing a sort of moderation, or more bluntly, censorship of criticism, in order to silence those who oppose pragmatic concessions that undermine our ideals.
Here's the problem: he can't magically make me, or anyone, have respect for him or his ideals. In particular, I have no respect for pragmatism, or the "Open Source" ideology, especially as it edges ever-closer to "Open Core", and panders to the principles of proprietary licensing. I have no respect for it, I have no respect for those who support it, and I have no desire to ever change that view.
My Freedom is more important than diplomacy.
According to a poster with insider information, on the Pro Tools Forums:
It's my understanding that the most recent versions of OSX have departed from the Unix kernel heritage.
I have heard from a reliable source, inside Digidesign, that they actually have Protools running on Linux, and that the port from OSX isn't that hard, but are under contract obligation to Microsoft to not release a Linux port. Otherwise Microsoft can revoke their access to the Windows SDK.
Justice C. Bigler
House Sound Technician
Tulsa Performing Arts Center