This article talks about the two criteria a technology buyer can apply to determine if the 'open standard' they are intended to rely on is really open at all. Those criteria are – licensing and change control. Licensing controls who gets to implement the standard and what price they have to pay to do it. … ∞
Some of the reasons why Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) did not adopt Service Location Protocol V2 (SLP a.k.a Rendezvous) as its discovery protocol.
It was on September 11th, a year and one day ago, that among my first thoughts after learning of the attacks was that our government, my government, the government of the United States of America would use these attacks as an excuse to obliterate as many of our freedoms as they could possibly get away … ∞
Israel exists as a contradiction – a Jewish Democracy. Inevitably this means one type of life for those who are Jews and another for everyone else. Perhaps this situation could be sustained if Jews were the overwhelming majority in Israel. It is possible, after all, to protect a very small minority (say 2%-5% of the … ∞
For the first time ever Israel has stripped the citizenship of one of its citizens. Nahad Abu Kishaq, an Israeli citizen charged with being a key figure in Hamas as well as being responsible for the deaths of numerous Israelis has had his citizenship stripped. I can't begin to express how illegitimate this action is. … ∞
It was late 2000 and I knew I wanted to marry my girlfriend. So I did what I always do, I researched. After some searching I bought a book called Just Say Yes! How Real-Life Romeos (and Juliets) Popped the Question" by Kathryn Mills, Debbie Appel, & Kristan Ginther. Reading all the different stories put … ∞
The Christian Science Monitor (one of my favorite websites) has a great article explaining how the 'babies taken from incubators' story during the first gulf war was started and propagated (like most iconic events, it never actually happened). I recognize that the techniques and players are old hat but I thought it would be interesting … ∞