Google’s guessing games #privacy #humor

Imagine my surprise today when a google search result showed my location below the search results (nil). Virar West, Virar, Maharashtra – From your Internet address – Use precise location  – Learn more I live in Virar East, so the guess was off by a few kilometers. Curious to see how accurate it gets, I allowed it to use “precise …

Reset the net – Don’t ask for privacy, Take it back

A long overdue backlash against state spying (and NSA in particular) has some of the biggest websites on the internet joining forces with internet rights activists to unleash an unambiguous message. Don’t ask for privacy, take it back. Internet website and application owners are encouraged to adopt strong encryption based security measures to prevent spying …

Ubuntu network slow RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Realtek

I recently reinstalled Ubuntu, and found that my network was agonizingly slow. Installing the driver from the Realtek website fixed this. My card is RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller, but I imagine this will work for other versions too. The problem is that the default driver does not support this card well. Blacklist it. …