Tuesday, August 31, 2004

Apple - iMac G5 I wonder where Apple sees the "Techonlogy Democratized" with a price tag of $1300
Wired News: Cops Put Brakes on Bike Protest: "Joshua Kinberg, the 25-year-old creator of Bikes Against Bush, was arrested on charges of criminal mischief and criminal possession of graffiti instruments". wohoo! they finally found those WMD!! ;)
The Engadget Interview: Jack Valenti (Engadget) One of the questions: "What would you say to a mom who wants to make a backup of her kids’ DVD movies? When you go to your department store and you buy 10 Cognac glasses and two weeks later you break two of them, the store doesn’t give you two backup copies. Where did this backup copy thing come from? A digital thing lasts forever."

well this guy is misleading us, or he doesn't realise that a dvd is a whole lot different than a cognac glass?

or does a Cognac glass have intellectual property?

I can buy 10 glasses, but who buys 10 dvds of Spiderman2?

I can do whatever I want with the cognac glass, but MPAA doesn't want me to do what I want with the dvd (copy it for example).

Tuesday, August 24, 2004

Wednesday, August 18, 2004

drive densities doubled every three to four months with no end in sight!
The Realworld - MPAA Raids in Germany BERLIN -- At 5 a.m. the police kicked in the front door of the modest apartment house in working-class Essen. Guns drawn, they ordered an unsuspecting family out of bed. A few minutes later, they hauled away a 22-year-old college student as his stunned parents looked on in silence.

Wednesday, August 04, 2004

Monday, August 02, 2004

Wired News: Internet Radio, Without Drudgery
BBC NEWS | Technology | Digital memories survive extremes: "The formats were CompactFlash, Secure Digital, xD, Memory Stick and Smartmedia.

Even some of the thinner cards that appear to be fragile fared well in the trial.

They were dipped into cola, put through a washing machine, dunked in coffee, trampled by a skateboard, run over by a child's toy car and given to a six-year-old boy to destroy."