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  • Lopez Obrador leading Calderon in Mexican Vote Recount [Update: Calderon now leading]

    07/05/2006 2:12:31 PM PDT · by chilepepper · 1,222 replies · 36,018+ views ^ | 05 July 2006 | Tom Barkley
    MEXICO CITY -(Dow Jones)- Mexico's leftist presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador holds a small lead in the final vote count being conducted by the Federal Electoral Institute, or IFE, based on results from 35.2% of polling stations, The Associated Press reported Wednesday afternoon. Lopez Obrador, of the Democratic Revolution Party, or PRD, is ahead with 37.1%, while conservative Felipe Calderon of the ruling National Action Party, or PAN, has 34.3% of the vote, according to IFE. A quick tally the night of Sunday's vote proved too close for IFE to call a winner, so election officials Wednesday started a...
  • War with Iran on the Worst Terms

    02/14/2006 5:07:42 PM PST · by chilepepper · 22 replies · 886+ views
    Asia Times Online ^ | 14 February 2006 | Spengler
    Europe has fought two Thirty Years' Wars. The first destroyed nearly half the population of German-speaking Europe between 1618 and 1648, and the second claimed 10 million casualties in its first phase (World War I) and 55 million lives in its second (World War II). In both cases, a century of well-meaning efforts to preserve peace ensured that war, when it came, would last until two generations of soldiers and civilians had been slaughtered. Washington wants to avoid a small war in the Middle East today, and instead may set in motion yet another Thirty Years' War in the region.
  • Vietnam Vet: I Lied About Atrocities [Coerced by Kerry!]

    09/15/2004 6:47:52 AM PDT · by chilepepper · 33 replies · 1,294+ views
    FOX News ^ | 15 Sept 2004 | FOX News
    WASHINGTON — A veteran who testified to John Kerry (search) about atrocities he committed in the Vietnam War (search) is now claiming that the Democratic presidential candidate coerced him to tell tales. Steven Pitkin, an Army combat veteran, told FOX News that Kerry coached him and others to say they had witnessed war crimes, even after Pitkin told Kerry that he had not.
  • Microsoft at the power point [why Linux is slandered at FR]

    09/13/2003 7:32:43 PM PDT · by chilepepper · 228 replies · 811+ views
    The Economist ^ | 13 September 2003 | Economist staff
    Governments like open-source software, but Microsoft does not IN MAY, the city of Munich decided to oust Microsoft Windows from the 14,000 computers used by local-government employees in favour of Linux, an open-source operating system. Although the contract was worth a modest $35m, Microsoft's chief executive, Steve Ballmer, interrupted his holiday in Switzerland to visit Munich and lobby the mayor. Microsoft even dropped its prices to match Linux—a remarkable feat since Linux is essentially free and users merely purchase support services alongside it. But the software giant still lost. City officials said the decision was a matter of principle: the...
  • Explosion in Yokohama [breaking news?]

    04/03/2003 8:51:13 AM PST · by chilepepper · 74 replies · 440+ views
    BBC 24 Hour News ^ | 03 Apr 2003 | BBC
    I just heard on BBC 24 Hour Live Video that there are reports of multiple explosions from the vecinity of the Yokohama Naval Station... can anyone confirm this?
  • Chile UN Vote POLL [PLEASE FREEP! 51% YES]

    02/27/2003 6:39:24 AM PST · by chilepepper · 7 replies · 263+ views
    EL Mercurio, Santiago, Chile ^ | 27 Feb 2003 | ---
    ¿Debe Chile apoyar nueva resolución? Should Chile support a new UN resolucion [on Iraq]?

    02/26/2003 11:51:14 AM PST · by chilepepper · 11 replies · 143+ views
    El Mercurio, Santiago, Chile ^ | 26 Feb 2003 | ---
    Should Chile support the new US resolution which will open the way for a military intervention in Iraq?
  • Should Chile support the US on Iraq? [FREEP THIS POLL!]

    02/26/2003 5:49:30 AM PST · by chilepepper · 9 replies · 135+ views
    El Mercurio, Santiago, Chile ^ | 26 Feb 2003 | ---
    Should Chile support the new US resolution which opens the way for armed intervention?
  • Debe Chile Apoyar Nueva Resolucion? [Freep this poll!]

    02/25/2003 1:23:56 PM PST · by chilepepper · 16 replies · 26+ views
    El Mercurio, Santiago, Chile ^ | 25 Feb 2003 | ---
    Debe Chile apoyar la nueva resolución de EE.UU. que abre el camino a una intervención militar en Irak?
  • Microsoft Warns SEC of Open-Source Threat By Peter Galli

    02/04/2003 5:52:54 AM PST · by chilepepper · 7 replies · 117+ views
    eWeek Magazine ^ | 4 February 2003 | Peter Galli
    Microsoft Corp. may in the future be forced to lower its software prices as a result of the growth of open source, the company cautioned in its latest filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In its latest 10-Q quarterly filing, Microsoft said that the popularization of the open-source movement continues to pose a significant challenge to its business model. This threat includes "recent efforts by proponents of the open source model to convince governments worldwide to mandate the use of open source software in their purchase and deployment of software products. "To the extent the open source model gains...
  • Microsoft Users Upset with 'security updates'

    01/31/2003 5:55:49 AM PST · by chilepepper · 188 replies · 399+ views
    eWeek Magazine ^ | Dec 23, 2002 | Dennis Fisher
    A growing number of Microsoft Corp. customers are angry and frustrated with what they say are the company's thinly veiled attempts to use its well-publicized security initiative to get them to upgrade or buy new software. Users contacted by eWeek last week reported various technical problems with Microsoft's automated services that let customers download and install patches for applications such as Internet Explorer 5.5 or Windows NT 4.0. They also said that when they contacted Microsoft support personnel, they were told that the software they were running was outdated. The solution: Upgrade to a more recent, more secure version. One...
  • Why I Hate Microsoft [A Formal look at the MS/Linux Wars]

    01/06/2003 4:00:44 AM PST · by chilepepper · 132 replies · 241+ views
    EURONET.NL ^ | 06jan02 | frankvw
    From the title of this paper you may have guessed that I am less than pleased with the guys in Redmond. One might even say that my dislike for Microsoft is a pet hate gone out of control in an almost quixotic fashion. Why is this? Of course I have been accused of personal antipathy, of being jealous of Bill Gates and his billions, and of being prejudiced against all things Microsoft without any reason whatsoever. But none of this is true. I have nothing personal against Bill Gates. Why should I? I don't know the man, I've never met...
  • Brazilian Oil Workers Refuse to Replace Stiking Venezuelans

    01/04/2003 6:43:17 AM PST · by chilepepper · 83 replies · 65+ views
    El Mercurio (Santiago) ^ | 04 January 2003 | EFE
    RÍO DE JANEIRO.- Los trabajadores petroleros brasileños rechazarán una posible invitación para sustituir a los venezolanos que están en huelga en su país, advirtió el director del Sindicato Unificado de Petroleros de Sao Paulo, Antonio Carlos Spis. "El petrolero brasileño no es un frustra huelgas. Somos una categoría reconocida por nuestra actuación combativa y si respetamos las huelgas en Brasil ¿por qué no lo haríamos en otro país?", dijo Spis, que también es presidente de la Central Unitaria de los Trabajadores (CUT) en el estado de Sao Paulo, en declaraciones publicadas hoy por la prensa. El líder sindical hizo la...
  • Largo [FL.] Loves Linux More Than Ever

    12/09/2002 12:57:53 PM PST · by chilepepper · 6 replies · 182+ views
    NewsForge ^ | 9 December, 2002 | Robin Miller
    Largo love Linux more than ever by Robin Miller, NewsForge We're back in Largo, Florida, checking on advances in the Linux-based network they use to run the city's computers that we wrote about last year. True to Largo's "City of Progress" motto, these guys have not been standing still. Now they're talking about Linux-based terminals in all the city's police cars. Microsoft has tried -- and failed -- to bring them into the proprietary fold. And, possibly most important, we have an amazing cost figure that ought to make you ask your local politicians why their IT operations aren't as...
  • Windows costs less than Linux. A bit. Sometimes - MS study

    12/03/2002 9:40:52 AM PST · by chilepepper · 36 replies · 465+ views
    The Register ^ | 03 Dec 2002 | John Lettice
    Windows 2000 servers are cheaper to run than Linux ones, sometimes, says an IDC study which was by strange coincidence sponsored by Microsoft. The study will come as welcome relief to Microsoft salespeople who have been parroting the 'cheaper than Linux' line to general disbelief, but whether anyone else will believe it is another matter. Nor indeed should we take the study at anything like face value. IDC set itself the task of measuring total cost of ownership of the two server operating systems over a five year period, segmenting this into five areas of server operation. Over a...
  • Software vendors urge limits on open source

    11/28/2002 11:47:05 AM PST · by chilepepper · 137 replies · 214+ views
    CNET ^ | 28 November 2002 | CNET
    The Initiative for Software Choice, which counts Microsoft, Cisco Systems and Intel among its backers, said in comments filed Tuesday that the department should "avoid crafting needless and potentially detrimental IT policy to promote the use" of open-source software. "Open source" means every software developer can view the source code for software, modify it, and use it for free. The initiative, which launched in May and is chaired by a group called CompTIA, an organization that has close ties to Microsoft, is worried about a recent report that concluded the Defense Department relies on open-source software and recommended its further...
  • The Spy Inside Your Computer

    11/26/2002 6:28:50 AM PST · by chilepepper · 6 replies · 178+ views and the BBC News ^ | 25 November 2002 | Mark Ward
    From a posting of a BBC News article:"Citing security flaws that lead to ads and spys on Microsoft infested computers the BBC in this article recomends avoiding Internet Explorer."Ain't it the truth? Mostly its about adware & spyware and other wretched bits of software that make the internet suck a little more each day.
  • Understanding the Windows EAL4 Evaluation [Oh Linux, where art thou? REDUX - The Penguin Strikes Bac

    11/18/2002 10:19:00 AM PST · by chilepepper · 12 replies · 58+ views
    | Understanding the Windows EAL4 Evaluation | | Jonathan S. Shapiro, Ph.D.Johns Hopkins University Information Security Institute By now, you may have heard that Microsoft has received a Common Criteria certification for Windows 2000 (with service pack 3) at Evaluation Assurance Level (EAL) 4. Since a bunch of people know that I work on operating system security and on security assurance, I've received lots of notes asking "What does this mean?" On this page I will try to answer the question. For the impatient the answer is: Security experts have been saying for years that the the security of...