Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 8th Dec 2010 12:16 UTC
Internet & Networking It looks like several companies are learning what happens when you mess with the internet - and they're learning it the hard way. Several major companies have been hit by the collective powers of Anonymous after 4chan launched several distributed denial-of-service attacks. What many have been predicting for a long time now has finally happened: an actual war between the powers that be on one side, and the internet on the other. Update: PayPal has admitted their WikiLeaks snub came after pressure from the US government, and Datacell, which takes care of payments to Wikileaks, is threatening to sue MasterCard over Wikileaks' account suspension. Update II: Visa.com is down due to the attack. Update III: PayPal has caved under the pressure, and will release the funds in the WikiLeaks account.
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RE[2]: OS news?
by Thom_Holwerda on Wed 8th Dec 2010 13:55 UTC in reply to "RE: OS news?"
Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

Yes, because The New York Times is only about New York. Daring Fireball is only about fireballs with an attitude. Digg is about digging holes, and Slashdot is an interesting websites covering the use of slashes and dots all over the globe. The Washington Post is a newspaper for US Postal Service employees in Washington DC, and the Seattle PI is an industry magazine for private investigators working in the greater Seattle area. Time Magazine details the progress of time all over the world, and Escapist Magazine covers various means of escaping from around the globe.

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RE[3]: OS news?
by Brunis on Wed 8th Dec 2010 14:02 in reply to "RE[2]: OS news?"
Brunis Member since:
2005-11-01

Yes, because The New York Times is only about New York. Daring Fireball is only about fireballs with an attitude. Digg is about digging holes, and Slashdot is an interesting websites covering the use of slashes and dots all over the globe. The Washington Post is a newspaper for US Postal Service employees in Washington DC, and the Seattle PI is an industry magazine for private investigators working in the greater Seattle area. Time Magazine details the progress of time all over the world, and Escapist Magazine covers various means of escaping from around the globe.


What are you trying to say? ..I'm dense and need more examples! ;)

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RE[4]: OS news?
by earksiinni on Wed 8th Dec 2010 18:28 in reply to "RE[3]: OS news?"
earksiinni Member since:
2009-03-27

Tut tut, sir, that made me chuckle ;-)

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RE[3]: OS news?
by John Blink on Wed 8th Dec 2010 20:50 in reply to "RE[2]: OS news?"
John Blink Member since:
2005-10-11

Maybe this site should change it's name. Oh wait it wouldn't get the traffic it currently needs to operate.

I found this website all those years ago because I typed "Operating System News" in Google, wait it was Yahoo on top back then.

On articles about SCO vs IBM which was about Linux, it is an okay to do a "My Take" because you could express your opinion about news as it relates to an OS.

BTW am I the only one who enjoys it when you try to put the word "unicorn" in every story, did someone dare you, or make a bet that you can't keep it up for a year? ;)

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RE[4]: OS news?
by Thom_Holwerda on Wed 8th Dec 2010 21:01 in reply to "RE[3]: OS news?"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

OSNews is our website, and we get to decide what stories we put up here. It's always been that way. To put it bluntly: you do not get to decide what's "okay". We do. We've been doing what we do now for two years, so this isn't a surprise. Nor was it a gradual change, since we *announced* it two years ago, in great detail.

Luckily, we live in a free world. You can decide what stories to read (you CAN skip stories, you know), and, also, you get to decide what websites to read. You can decide not to read OSNews any longer - and that's fine with us.

Maybe this site should change it's name. Oh wait it wouldn't get the traffic it currently needs to operate.


http://www.osnews.com/permalink?452676

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RE[3]: OS news?
by boldingd on Wed 8th Dec 2010 23:45 in reply to "RE[2]: OS news?"
boldingd Member since:
2009-02-19

Yes, because The New York Times is only about New York. Daring Fireball is only about fireballs with an attitude. Digg is about digging holes, and Slashdot is an interesting websites covering the use of slashes and dots all over the globe. The Washington Post is a newspaper for US Postal Service employees in Washington DC, and the Seattle PI is an industry magazine for private investigators working in the greater Seattle area. Time Magazine details the progress of time all over the world, and Escapist Magazine covers various means of escaping from around the globe.


Your witty little retort in no way justifies injecting your own personal opinion into ostensibly factual reporting. Thom gibbering about Thom's opinion - down to handing out your judgement on what people should and should not do - is not journalism.

If you want to be respected like Ars Technica or LWN, try holding yourself to the standards of actual news outlets - at least do us the favor of clearly separating your editorial opinions from the site's factual reporting.

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RE[4]: OS news?
by cheemosabe on Wed 8th Dec 2010 23:52 in reply to "RE[3]: OS news?"
cheemosabe Member since:
2009-11-29

If you want to be respected like Ars Technica or LWN, try holding yourself to the standards of actual news outlets


Isn't it astounding how easy the Internet makes it for people to express their dissatisfaction? Well it also allows you to do things differently just as easily.

You, my man, seem like a brave lad who knows what it takes to makes a successful news site. Not only as successful as OSnews but just as successful as Ars Technica. You're better then Thom so it should be easy.

I personally find OSnews to be just to my liking. Technology news with a stint of (technological) politics.

Edited 2010-12-08 23:53 UTC

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RE[3]: OS news?
by FreeGamer on Thu 9th Dec 2010 00:00 in reply to "RE[2]: OS news?"
FreeGamer Member since:
2007-04-13

What I can't argue with is that you run the site and thus you (and the other editors) get to decide it's content. However please spare us the insulting attempts to justify being off-topic. I respect you more for saying, "What I say goes." However, it's a bit pathetic to retort with sarcastic remarks on how, "Slashdot is an interesting websites (sic) covering the use of slashes and dots all over the globe."

Just because it needs saying... The New York Times is a newspaper that is based in New York. Is OSNews headquarters located in a place called 'OS'? Is that what you are sarcastically trying to tell us? Or are you making a stupid argument because you're unable to come up with a coherent one? ;-)

PS. I like OSNews (and thus, by extension, your articles). I wouldn't try to hold you to a higher standard if I didn't.

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