Posts Tagged ‘web’

Nothing for posterity

We live the age of information and multimedia content. Nowadays more than 2 billion people are connected to the web and produce every day a billion terabytes of data, which is more or less 90% of those that have been produced in the last two years, although many data are in fact redundant or duplicate. An explosive exponential progression, [...]

Digital ashes

A couple of years ago, the former CEO of Google, Eric Schmidt said in a conference in California that every two days we create as much data as we did from the dawn of civilization up until 2003, something like five exabytes of data [Techonomy]. For the record, one exabyte is ten to the eighteenth bytes, or a trillion bytes. Someone al [...]

The Google Desktop Theory

Last September the Google Desktop Team published the following announcement on their blog: Google Desktop Update Friday, September 02, 2011 12:48 PM In 2004, Google launched Google Desktop, a program designed to make it easy for users to search their own PCs for emails, files, music, photos, Web pages and more. Deskt [...]

[HOW TO] Change default por...

If you wish to setup a complete server environment on your local machine to test your PHP-based Joomla or WordPress sites, just to mention a couple of popular platforms, you may want to use WampServer rather then separately install Apache, PHP, MySQL, phpMyAdmin and other useful tools. In case you do it on a Windows operating sys [...]

Where are Sofia’s nudes?

Sometimes I have the impression that Google censor data that it collects on the net, but not according to moral criteria, rather to pressure from certain groups of power. Take for example Sofia Hellqvist, the most recent flame of Swedish Prince Carl Philip. She is told to be a glamour model by Wikipedia and other sites. Only a fe [...]

Il futuro prossimo venturo ...

Onestamente non ho mai creduto davvero nelle previsioni degli analisti sul futuro più o meno prossimo venturo. Il fatto è che, da una parte, ci sono alcune previsioni talmente scontate da essere del tutto inutili, come quella che nei prossimi anni vedremo, a parità di prezzo, aumentare significativamente le dimensioni della memoria nelle [...]

Total Reality

We live in two different worlds: the real world, the one where, for instance, we walk, eat, and sleep, and the virtual one, where we share content, gather information, communicate. In the real world we directly interact with objects and people by using our body and our senses whereas, to access the virtual world, we need specific devices [...]

Dell’Etica, della Leg...

Ieri stavo leggendo su «La Stampa» un articolo che riportava la notizia di un dibattito sorto a fronte della domanda di un lettore del New York Times se fosse lecito o meno scaricare un libro digitale pirata una volta acquistato l'originale cartaceo. La risposta del giornalista americano era stata: è illegale ma non contrario al [...]

Technorati: the War of Lang...

It took more than two months to resubmit my blog to Technorati after the major change they applied to their site, but eventually I received the following communication: Jan 19, 2010. Congratulations, you claim is now complete! However, since it is not an English site, we are not currently able to index your posts. Please see http://technor [...]

Apologia di reato e libera ...

Sono sempre stato contrario alla legge 20 giugno 1952, n. 645, detta anche Legge Scelba, ovvero a quella legge che prevede il reato di apologia del fascismo e nello specifico nei confronti di chi «pubblicamente esalta esponenti, princìpi, fatti o metodi del fascismo, oppure le sue finalità antidemocratiche». Lo sono proprio in q [...]

Webecology

Internet is really a diversified environment. Most people think that Internet and the World Wide Web are the same thing, but this is not true: the web is just a piece of Internet. For example, let us consider discussions. In the past, most discussions were published on USENET newsgroups, which could be accessed by using an NNTP-enabled reade [...]

Flagranza di… rete

La pedofilia in rete è una piaga che affligge Internet da diverso tempo ormai, tanto che nella maggior parte dei Paesi che la combattono con decisione sono state create apposite forze di polizia che operano direttamente in rete per identificare siti pedoprnografici e pedofili, quest'ultimi spesso altrimenti “insospettabili”. Da q [...]

Una banda pericolosa

Riporto dal «Corriere della Sera» la seguente notizia: «Lo stop alla banda larga blocca il Paese» Il piano di sviluppo da 800 milioni è stato bloccato MILANO - «Ancora una volta si dimostra come il Governo non racconti tutta la verità e soprattutto non abbia idee chiare su come far uscire il nostro Paese dalla [...]

Digging the Digg

I often use Digg to share bookmarks. When I submit a link, I am requested to specify a topic to facilitate other people to find it. Well, it is a fact that no taxonomy is really exhaustive and that every attempt to group articles by categories is based on a subjective point of view, however the Digg's selected topics are really a mystery for [...]

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