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Copyright Directive Approved; Fight Continues

Well, shit. The European Parliament approved the Copyright Directive in full. Despite all the efforts, the result of the vote was a pretty comfortable 348 to 274, with 36 abstentions. However, the proposal to open the text for amendments, which could have led to the removal of articles 11 and 13, or 15 and 17 […]

Last Days to Fight the European Union’s Plan to Destroy the Internet

Kept thinking that there should be a blackout as part of this final action week, but didn’t stumble upon such an announcement until Wednesday evening, at which point I just quickly threw something together and uploaded it directly, as announcing it just before doing it would have served no purpose. So I’m posting this quick […]

Personal View of Lost Internet Communities and Platforms

Saturday evening I noticed The Guardian‘s call for submissions about lost on-line platforms and communities and I ended up writing two lengthy pieces, first just thinking of communities and ways to talk to people, then realizing that the form actually mentions platforms and that may mean more than communities, so I launched into an even […]

Goodbye to the Users’ Ability to Control Patching on All Versions of Windows

Just saw the bad news yesterday and read a little more about it now and… I don’t even know what to say. Hardly unexpected, of course, but I’m in no state to make much sense and I’m not sure what else would there be to say about this. Now that the “upgrade” to Windows 10 […]

No More Separate Non-Security Windows Updates…

After installing an update to Windows Update released around the time of the start of the push to make everyone “upgrade” to Windows 10 made it no longer alert me that important updates are available, I have to glance at the available updates at least once every few days myself in order to catch any […]