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23 Jun 2015

A WINE Remedy for acsm epub DRM Adobe ADEs

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Using WINE in linux, you can turn that DRM laden .acsm file into a readable .epub for your Nook or other device, whether Adobe likes it or not! You are here because you either bought an ebook or borrowed one from your local library only to be left with a useless .acsm file. You run […]

21 Jun 2015

Why New Business Models Struggle to Serve the Old Copyright

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New models suffer a dire need to improve, while at the same time remaining bound to old laws born of a geriatric business model. Mike Masnick explained new business models which make proper use of the technological innovation of media distribution are prevented from being used my new business models that would harness these improvements […]

21 Jun 2015

We’re Back In… Not Black

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t’s been quite a successful blackout day around the internet. Apparently Google got our message and Wikipedia got our tweetto go ahead and join the blackout. That was some huge support. (No, I don’t actually believe either of these organizations made this decision because of this little blog. An eight year old could have seen […]

21 Jun 2015

P2P May Become The New Cloud, New Mobile Network

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Green Pirate recently spoke with Dilum Bandara of Colorado State University’s Computer Networking Research Laboratory (CNRL) where research is being done to discover new ways in which the power of P2P technology can be leveraged to improve many existing technologies. This one is for futurist nerds, anonymous ciphernauts and anyone else who loves seeing distributed […]

21 Jun 2015

MIT and Harvard Create Open-Source Online Learning Platform

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edX is the name of a new online learning platform developed and led by leaders from MIT and Harvard University. “Features will include: self-paced learning, online discussion groups, wiki-based collaborative learning, assessment of learning as a student progresses through a course, and online laboratories.” The founders intend to revise and improve upon this platform as […]

21 Jun 2015

Mic Doesn’t Work on Kubuntu 10.04 – Inspiron 1501 (Fix)

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Mic Doesn’t work with Skype on your Ubuntu linux machine? It took me a while to find this solution and it seems to be a common problem. So, hoping it is also a common solution, I will now share it with you few, poor bastards who are reading this asking “how the hell do I […]

21 Jun 2015

53 Billion Pirates Can’t Be Wrong

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Actually, 53 billion pirates can’t exist. The world population is estimated to be 6,892,982,184. But, according to the US Chamber of Commerce sponsored MarkMonitor’s report, this is how many site visits is generated by 43 “digital piracy” sites that were observed. To put that into perspective, this is about 7 visits each year by every […]

21 Jun 2015

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If you can read this title, then congrats! You are better than your illiterate peers. Well, as I was given and assignment consisting of answer a few questions about an essay written some time ago by Professor David Crystal for The Guardian. While there are more piratey topics to be written shortly, why not share […]

21 Jun 2015

Apple vs Samsung: Patent Wars or Data Mining Wars?

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After my previous rant about the patent wars between the Apple #iPhinger and Samsung Infuse, I was reminded by simultaneous sources that mobile devices are the most invasive source of civilian data mining. It is quite difficult to avoid having your personal data being harvested. If you have a facebook app you’re done. If you […]

21 Jun 2015

Anti-Pirate Prejudice Taught to Beginning Programmers

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I’m a bit hurt today. I think “hurt” is the best way to put it, because it hurts me whenever I see society kicking itself in the proverbial balls. “Why,” you ask? Because today I read a lesson in an introductory programming course which displayed a devastating display of institutional ignorance being instilled in young […]