Monday, May 31, 2004 - Go ahead. Share. A good example that P2P can make your cds sale better. Go and learn RIAA lawyers!!!
Free software guru speaks on patents | The Register: "the component ideas in software are very similar to the building blocks of music. In the same way that a scale here and a chord there do not a symphony make, there is more to a word processor than a spell checker and a couple of font definitions."
Knoppix :: View topic - knoppix saved my ass!: "When my wifes HDD started to die, Knoppix was able to access all partitions when Mandrake 9.x, 10.x, could not, I salvaged data that allowed my marriage to continue (its allways my fault you know)."

hehe, that's funny :)

Sunday, May 30, 2004

frontline: the way the music died | PBSexcerpts of that:

"what started with MTV and became about trying to sell a $16 CD based on three minutes of music, is what killed the album."

"The people who run record companies now wouldn't know a song if it flew up their nose and died."

I got tired of reading that, it's very long. They also have videos ;)
How to Mod a MuVo 2

Saturday, May 29, 2004

Photographs :: Spring :: 14
Bad Publicity, Good Publicity - The P2P Weblog - I thought the same thing when Hollywood’s MPAA began placing anti-piracy ads in movie theaters. Watching my first one, I could sense the quickening interest of people around me: “What, you can download movies from the Internet? I’ve got to try this!”
Abu Ghraib: pictures and movies already popular on P2P networks
BBspot - Losing My Partition
The Definitive BIOS Optimization Guide
brianstorms weblog: Where Have All The Users Gone?: "We here at Alexa have been watching the same trend for the last several years: International sites moving up in the rankings and other very popular US sites slowly dropping."

Friday, May 28, 2004

Popular Science | Take the Shackles Off Your Cellphone or how to unlock your cellphone
Scripting News: 5/28/2004: "Political Wire: 'Kerry is expanding the use of biographical ads to introduce himself, while President Bush is running negative ads to try to define his opponent first.'"

happened the same in Spain, Rajoy (follower of Aznar) forgot about himself and focused on Zapatero. We see the results ;)
It's the war, stupid

The first Bush went to war and forgot the economy, the second Bush goes to war and forgets the war.

Thursday, May 27, 2004

eMulePlus Settings

about the Upload limits, probably the most important setting overall

More connections only increase the overhead a lot but might not always provide better speeds
Windows XP Home and Professional Service Configurations by Black Viper, looks very complete.

Sunday, May 23, 2004

Oxfam Enlists Music Downloaders to Fight Poverty, can anybody tell me what is Oxfam doing? Selling mp3 to fight poverty? One day they will 'discover' that guns sale better, and therefore, that's a better way to fight poverty.

Saturday, May 22, 2004

Speakerless Speaker? I hope this thing spreads quickly :)
MAVROMATIC - Buy a Pirated CD. Go Directly To Jail. It's a crazy world in Greece.
Designtechnica News - Featured Article: LCD Resolution: When Bigger Is Actually Smaller

"most think that buying a larger [LCD] screen with a higher resolution will allow them to see their desktop as larger." the problem is that LCD screens work best at one specific resolution, often large enough so the final result is that everything looks smaller. - How many forum members does it takes to change a light bulb? incredible joke.

Thursday, May 20, 2004

Lawrence Lessig: The only politician protected by IP.
Migration in-depth, part 1: Why Health First is dumping MS Office
"The biggest problem is going from a closed Microsoft Office platform to an open platform like OpenOffice. For instance, when you have Microsoft Office, the Web browser is integrated with everything in Office, so your standard links and your plug-ins with the Web browser are proprietarily written to look for just Microsoft Office. So, when we are rolling over to OpenOffice, some of the links on the Web pages don't work the RIGHT way because again Microsoft has you locked in. Once you use their browser and their OS, you have to use it their way or no way." So, you start using OpenOffice and end using Linux. That's bad news for Microsoft, isn't it?
Opinion: Longhorn Vs. Linux... Again -

"let's say that Longhorn will run comfortably on a 3.0 gHz processor and somewhat uncomfortably on a 2.5 or 2.7.

Businesses don't like to spend money. New computers cost money. Therefore it makes sense to try and make the computers you have work. Using ten year old software simply won't cut, in terms of interoperability and just plain productivity.

The obvious answer to that is linux. With a light window manager and good software it will more than suffice."

Wednesday, May 19, 2004

Tuesday, May 18, 2004

the worst swis knife
Editorial: Not Everyone Understands the Patent Situation - "Patent transparency on a window, or patent a music player's UI, or patent a menu list that can hold different kind of objects? That's like patenting the fact that "1+1=2" and then you go out like a jerk and ask the poor guys to "pay up or come up with your own ideas and not copy that fact". How do you compete on a system that there is so much idiocy and lack of freedom on basic things?"

Monday, May 17, 2004

Wired News: New Spin on the Music Business: "Artists would first have to register their work with the copyright office, which would track how many times that work was downloaded. Revenue generated from taxes on things like Internet access and the sale of MP3 players would then be used to pay the artists."
Microsoft's Ballmer: US workforce should be paid less

Saturday, May 15, 2004

Ars Technica: Nielsen Rating System points to possible deceit in RIAA sales figures great, now RIAA is not only a bunch of money hunter salesmen, but they also lie. Looks we have a trend, haven't we Mr. Bush?
TrustedReviews.: "but even the greatest fan of Serial ATA wouldn't claim that the new interface has any performance advantage, so you're paying extra for a slim cable, rather than a clunky old ribbon cable." <<-- that's good to know. I hope I can really trust them ;)
Slyck News - eDonkey/Overnet Rapidly Approaching FastTrack: "As FastTrack sits only 800,000 users ahead of the eDonkey2000/Overnet community, its days as the reigning king of file-sharing are certainly numbered. As the developers of eDoney2000/Overnet continue to refine and improve their network by introducing new technology, FastTrack has remained virtually unchanged since its inception."
New wave of secret file sharing breaks over Web - CD First was Napster, RIAA killed it and something bigger was born afterwards. Now they want to kill eMule/KaZaA/etc and something even bigger will born. A big hurray for RIAA and their clever executives with clear ideas on how to stop piracy.

Thursday, May 13, 2004

TrustedReviews: replacing pc "I would not spend the amount of money you have on a PC, but would rather spend in the region of £1000 and then save the rest for next year and get another £1000 PC then. Upgrading PCs is rapidly becoming something of the past, as with cost coming down all the time, upgrades are not quite worth it any more."
X-bit labs - Articles - Mega Roundup 2: Twenty Two Hard Disk Drives with 120GB Storage Capacity

Tuesday, May 11, 2004

80mm vs 120mm PSU fans. I am planning to buy a new PSU and I don't know whether to buy one with a single 80mm fan on back, one 120mm on bottom or dual 80mm fans (back&bottom).

Sunday, May 09, 2004

Joi Ito's Web: EU planning to pass stupid software patent law without discussion - Everyone get to upgrade to XP SP2 even cracked copies... Another reason internet is not like real world, or does anybody expect Ford to fix stolen cars for free?

Friday, May 07, 2004

Yahoo! News - CDs and DVDs Not So Immortal After All. That's why I moved to 'burn' hard disks. ;)

Wednesday, May 05, 2004

Mind the Gap: A Word of Difference (5/4/2004), detailed review of Microsoft Office 2003 and OpenOffice/StarOffice. He's a writer not a generic reviewer. I got bored while reading his review though ;)

Tuesday, May 04, 2004

Short article about online frauds
TheTechLounge - Beyond Megapixels - Part I, short article explaining that a 8 megapixels camara might be worse than another of 6 megapixels

Sunday, May 02, 2004

Three Years of Snooze Digital Snapshots <-- that really is a good idea! :)

Saturday, May 01, 2004

A Silent Solution, nice experience on making silent a normal computer, testing every piece of changed material.