Friday, May 14, 2010

Its now illegal to have unprotected wifi

Its now illegal to have unprotected wifi and someone uses it to pirate stuff.

Internet users can be fined up to euro100 ($126) if a third party takes advantage of their unprotected WLAN connection to illegally download music or other files, the Karlsruhe-based court said in its verdict.

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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Adobe ads condemn apple


Adobe ads take a dig at apple. I agree with them. Apple is too possessive for my tastes.

We believe that consumers should be able to freely access their favorite content and applications, regardless of what computer they have, what browser they like, or what device suits their needs. No company - no matter how big or how creative - should dictate what you can create, how you create it, or what you can experience on the web.

When markets are open, anyone with a great idea has a chance to drive innovation and find new customers. Adobe's business philosophy is based on a premise that, in an open market, the best products will win in the end - and the best way to compete is to create the best technology and innovate faster than your competitors.

We believe that Apple, by taking the opposite approach, has taken a step that could undermine this next chapter of the web - the chapter in which mobile devices outnumber computers, any individual can be a publisher, and content is accessed anywhere and at any time.

In the end, we believe the question is really this: Who controls the World Wide Web? And we believe the answer is: nobody - and everybody, but certainly not a single company.


http://www.engadget.com/2010/05/13/adobe-targets-apple-in-ad-campaign-launched-today-publishes-ope/

PORTAL is now Free!!!



On steam, the excellent game Portal is now FREEEEEE!!!

Available for mac and PC.

So what are you waiting for, get it!!
in reference to: Portal is FREE! (view on Google Sidewiki)

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

nuke could stop gulf of mexico oil leak

Pretty ironic isnt it. A nuke can stop a leaking oil well.

Of course you have nuclear contamination of the water but its not as if it hasnt happened before and nuclear fallout decays. Case in point: People still live in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Ground zero in Hiroshima is a public park. And is it any worse than leaving the leak unplugged?


in reference to:
"in Soviet times such leaks were plugged with controlled nuclear blasts underground. The id"
- Nuke that slick - Julia Ioffe - The Moscow Diaries - True/Slant (view on Google Sidewiki)

Monday, May 10, 2010

using a mouse with the ipad



Too bad you need to jailbreak the ipad to do it

in reference to:
"Using the BTstack application that brought Bluetooth mouse support to iPhone, enterprising individuals discovered the same technique works on a jailbroken iPad as well, and hooked up Apple's own Magic Mouse to show it off to the world. Mind you, while this implementation does look quite useful, we do detect the barest hint of lag"
- Magic Mouse syncs with jailbroken iPad, enabling cursory cursor control (video) -- Engadget (view on Google Sidewiki)

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