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Torantero Applies for Stateship

posted by AaronSw at 2001-12-14 21:04 (permalink)

AaronSw: A Swhack Exclusive!
AaronSw: Some skeptics have claimed that the "nation" has applied for stateship only so it can grab the highly-prized all.your.base.are.belong.to.us domain name.

Experts Say Decision Could Undermine Online Journalists

posted by AaronSw at 2001-12-14 18:59 (permalink)

AaronSw: "Rather, the court said, a hyperlink contains a speech component and an additional 'nonspeech' component -- some computer code -- that has the functional capacity to bring the content of the linked Web page to the user's computer screen at the click of a mouse."
AaronSw: Wow, that's incredibly misguided. There's no computer code in links.
AaronSw: There's just a bit of syntax that says effectively "there's a link here". The browsers choose how to interpret that syntax.
AaronSw: Currently things like that are implemented rather standardly, but there's no reason a browser could hyperlink every word that started with http:// or something.
deltab: A number of mail clients and websites do that, in fact
AaronSw: I wonder what the court would say if I came out with a browser that linked every instance of the word "the" to the DeCSS source code?
Morbus: If you need an account to read the article, use cibblog/cibcib - thanks to google, and Caught In Between
AaronSw: link via (the other) Aaron
sbp: This is really scary - a blatant misguided attack against a component of Web technology which has clearly been misunderstood, an impingement on a basic constitutionally protected civil liberty (freedom of speech), and a terrible moral decision in general. A court has no right to say what one can or cannot link to, just as it cannot arbiter over what words I may or may not use in everyday speech

O'Reilly Makes Morbus Iff a Super-Author

posted by sbp at 2001-12-14 18:50 (permalink)

sbp: An #swhack exclusive!
AaronSw: What's that on Apple's Website? It's a CEO! It's a Webmonkey! No, wait... it's Morbus Iff!
sbp: cf. O'Reilly Network: Apache Web-Serving with Mac OS X: Part 1 [Dec. 07, 2001]
Morbus: And I have everything to owe to AaronSw. Without his saying hi to Derrick at P2Pcon, I would have been a nobody!
Derrick: <g> that's good stuff -- I didn't realize you knew Aaron. He's cool.

Laureates for the 2002 Japan Award

posted by sbp at 2001-12-14 17:06 (permalink)

sbp: This year's Computing and Computational Science and Engineering: Tim Berners-Lee


posted by Morbus at 2001-12-14 15:24 (permalink)

Morbus: "Using the chi-web searchable archive, I've compiled a list of the summary postings from useful threads, and a few personally selected favorite postings (I'd do compile the same for sigia-l if there was a reliable archive). Please note: my list below is not an exhaustive list of summary postings. Also, these summaries are collections of contributing posts: they are a mixture of opinions and commentary, with some references to reports, usability dat
Morbus: Funny posting found from this site: "http://www.magicpub.com/netprimer/acronyms.html is relatively short and
Morbus: plays an annoying recording of Tigger in Winnie the Pooh saying "TTFN Ta Ta For Now" over and over again (don't ask how I recognize the source<g>).
Morbus: More interesting bits: "Although Internet users frequently complain about receiving unsolicited email advertisements, 14 percent of consumers in an Ernst & Young survey said they will actually go to a site listed in a spam email. While it is not clear whether it is out of anger or interest, users click on email advertisements 3 to 10 times more often than they click on banners. " ) "
Morbus: Another good post, based on web forms.

Go Behind the Scenes of Hailstorm

posted by AaronSw at 2001-12-14 05:41 (permalink)

AaronSw: Interesting interview with Hailstorm's creators.
AaronSw: I sort of get the feeling they're reinventing RDF. The red/blue thing sounds like RDF's striped syntax and the data not code mentality sounds like REST not RPC.

Russian Hacker Charges Dropped

posted by AaronSw at 2001-12-14 03:24 (permalink)

AaronSw: Dmitri is freed! Well, sorta.
AaronSw: via Wes
AaronSw: More at the Free Dmitry Sklyarov website.

SWAG RDF Wiki (proper one)

posted by sbp at 2001-12-14 02:10 (permalink)

sbp: People can go to a URI like http://purl.org/swag/wiki/blargh and it will bring up a Notation3 version of the files at blargh.n3 and blargh.rdf
sbp: Then people just edit the N3 as they like, and submit it back to the server
sbp: If CWM parses it correctly (and, for example, we could decree that all files must have a title, description, and maintainer), then it gets posted to the site

Cetus OOLP (Prolog) Page Updated

posted by sbp at 2001-12-14 00:59 (permalink)

sbp: First mention of the "Semantic Web" on USENET, it appears

Guido Announces Python

posted by sbp at 2001-12-14 00:41 (permalink)

sbp: Python and the WWW in the same year?
sbp: cf. Guido's first post, 1987

A Brief History Of Python

posted by sbp at 2001-12-14 00:38 (permalink)

sbp: Well, a timeline. That's a brief history. By Mark Pilgrim
sbp: Try the actual time line. Damn cut and paste
sbp: Heh: """A lot of effort went into making this effortless
sbp: Seems we're not the only ones looking up the history of things now that Google has put the usenet archives up

The DICT Development Group: Online Dictionary Query- phenomic

posted by sbp at 2001-12-14 00:27 (permalink)

sbp: Whaddya mean "No definitions found for "phenomic""???
sbp: cf. Phenomic defined
sbp: Support our cause; use "phenomic" in your articles, emails, and everyday speech today!

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