Back in 1995, when the net was still young, the late Robert Vaughn Young, an ex-scientologist, said the internet would be to Scientology what Vietnam was to the US: an unwinnable war.
Vaughn Young, a former spokesman for the controversial organisation, believed that the internet would create the first place where Scientology could be discussed openly.
Free speech has been an issue for the Church of Scientology (CoS) for a long time, and the internet has become the battleground of choice for those who want the church to be more open about its teachings. Not least, online activist groups, such as Anonymous, that targeted the church in a campaign against cyber-censorship.
The question is, now that the net has matured, was Vaughn-Young right?
Ads will be creeping into Twitter clients as the social network has opened up an advertising API allowing advertisers to create more complex, targeted advertising using Promoted Tweets and Promoted Account campaigns on the social network.
Christopher Dorner’s badly scorched, partially dismembered body was photographed after his death … and TMZ has learned the pics are now being shopped to the media.
Looks like the LAPD wants to show everyone what happens when you cross them..
The 75-page study, by oil executive Leonardo Maugeri, was based on a field-by-field analysis of most of the major oil exploration and development projects in the world, and it predicted a 20 per cent increase in global oil production by 2020.
Well if you can’t trust an oil executive that says it’s not necessary to switch to alternate fuels, then I guess you just can’t trust anyone.
Last week, when the world was watching crazy Russian meteorite videos on YouTube, Germans weren’t.
As a result of an ongoing dispute between Google (YouTube’s parent company) and GEMA, the primary German performance rights organization, a number of Russian YouTube videos have been blocked from within Germany. The reason? These videos contain background music playing from a Russian car radio.
I know when I can’t afford to buy a song and I want to hear it for free without the RIAA coming after me, I like to queue up some Russian dash-cam videos and hope some Russian with the same taste as me is blasting it on a hopefully high-quality sound system that their dash-cam has also recorded in good quality. It’s just like the real thing!
Sony Computer Entertainment, as expected, unveiled the PlayStation 4 console system at their “PlayStationMeeting 2013″ event held in New York City today. The next-generation console will be available “Holiday 2013″ but no pricing or specific units were announced during the event
So all Sony did was say “stop buying the playstation 3 for the rest of the year”?
Users of a variety of Android-based Samsung smartphones are becoming restive at the mobo’s apparent inability to fix a simple bug that has catastrophic consequences.
According to this Samsung forum thread, the copy-paste bug bricks the phone, requiring a factory reset or, if the owner has root access, to empty the contents of /data/clipboard (which is not accessible to ordinary users).
In that post – back in October 2012 – the user believed the bug was random, and on a copy-paste, the phone would return this error:
java.lang.NullPointerException at android.content.ClipboardManager.setPrimaryClip(ClipboardManager.java:146)
Too steal a line from daring fireball, you’d think if anyone would have a Copy function that worked perfectly, it’d be Samsung
Things are going to just get worse for the Roman Church.