Facebook wird immer dreister. Ein Paragraph in den neuen Nutzerbestimmungen liest sich wie folgt:

"Solltest du jünger als achtzehn (18) Jahre alt sein bzw. gemäß einer anderen gesetzlichen Altersgrenze als minderjährig gelten, versicherst du, dass mindestens ein Elternteil bzw. Erziehungsberechtigter den Bedingungen dieses Abschnitts (sowie der Verwendung deines Namens, Profilbildes, deiner Inhalte und Informationen) in deinem Namen zugestimmt hat."

Logischerweise lesen alle, und vor Allem Jugendliche, die Nutzerbestimmungen aufmerksam durch und versichern sich der Zustimmung Ihrer Erziehungsberechtigten... Hahaha!

Was braucht es noch??? ("I wasn't using my civil rights anyway...")

Andy Carvin got an answer... from Google CEO Eric Schmidt regarding real names on G+

He replied by saying that G+ was build primarily as an identity service, so fundamentally, it depends on people using their real names if they're going to build future products that leverage that information.

GERMAN: "Er sagte, dass Google+ in erster Linie als Identitätsdienst entwickelt wurde. Deshalb sei es unerlässlich, die echten Namen der Nutzer zu registrieren für den Fall, dass man in Zukunft darauf aufbauende Produkte entwickeln werde."

So, thanks, Eric, finally some clear statement... "identity service"-kiss-my-ass - idiot. BUT at least, it's a -so to say- honest answer and a clear call for a) don't participate and b) a need for a social network without tracing, storing data and purely commercial interests!

Hey there, programmers in the world ... kick ass!

It's 2011... The average age of a new Facebook user is approaching 40 years old.  The two fastest growing groups of Facebook users are adults ages 55 to 64 and 65-plus.

For a teenager trying to establish his or her identity and some level of personal independence and some level of privacy, Facebook simply doesn’t deliver on its original promise of exclusivity in today’s day and age.

Do you want to be there?

1. Zugang zu Computern - und sonst allem, was einem etwas über das Funktionieren der Welt beibringen könnte - sollte unbegrenzt und vollständig sein.

2. Eigenhändiger Zugang soll stets den Vorrang haben.

3. Alle Information sollte frei sein.

4. Misstraue Autorität - fördere Dezentralisierung.

5. Hacker sollten nach ihren Hacks beurteilt werden, nicht aufgrund von Scheinkriterien wie Abschlüssen, Alter, Rasse oder Position.

6. Man kann mit einem Computer Kunst und Schönheit schaffen.

7. Computer können dein Leben zum Besseren verändern.

(by: Steven Levys)

Last night I was playing around a little - and checked out the CD I had burned a couple of days back, with an ISO-image of Xubuntu.

Xubuntu is one version of the rather known Ubuntu, a nicely set up Linux distribution based on Debian - and as the tradition wants it - all for free. They have various flavours of it now, which are Kubuntu (for the kde desktop) and Xubuntu which usese the XFCE4 desktop (Ubuntu itsself comes with Gnome).

Using Linux for quite a few years by now, I started using the xfce4 desktop years ago, for many years running slackware, these days running both slack and debian. XFCE4 is a rather slim desktop client, faster than the 2 wellknown ones (gnome and kde), and once used to it, one can't imagine switching back to one of those heavy-loads - at least that's for me.

The decision to download the 700mb xubuntu was a) triggered by the fact that they have now an edition with xfce4, but b) also resulted in various installations of slack and debian on a toshiba notebook, where I experienced problems with the onboard sound chip, or the network card or whatever else.

One needs to know, that the neat part on all these Ubuntu setups is, that you can run it from the CD. You don't have to install it to see how it feels like running linux. It runs on a windows box and -as to my knowledge (never tried)- on a Mac. This way you can have a look at it, see whether you like it, find out whether it can handle your hardware (dmesg) and so on...

So I put in the CD and boot.

Loading fast, getting all the hardware, doing everything you expect from an OS - like playing movies, music, accessing the internet, mail client, etc.etc.

It didn't take me more than 1/2 an hour to decide that I want to install it. I had one version of Debian installed a couple of wekks back and decided to install it instead of the Debian sarge (After all it's all Debian).

The installation takes about 15 minutes. It's the easiest and fastest installation I ever experienced - and believe me... I did a lot of installs over the years :) Rebooted and here we go, smooth as silk, very neat, great!

So, folks, if you ever, ever were interested at all in Linux, go for it. Have a look at first. Run it as long as you like from the CD. Once you feel confident about it, install it. You won't regret!

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