Saturday, October 30, 2004

Dave Winer: Blame us for believing that our President wouldn't unilaterally go to war based on a lie. That's criminal. He should go to jail.

Friday, October 29, 2004

Xbox owner sues over dud drive | CNET "A video game fan upset over a failed disc drive in his Xbox video game console has sued Microsoft on behalf of all Xbox owners across the United States." That's America! :P

Thursday, October 28, 2004

Lawrence Lessig: George Bush has apparently endorsed John Kerry for President, advising America that we don’t want as commander in chief “a political candidate who jumps to conclusions without knowing the facts.”
iPod socks, Apple starts doing useless stuff.
Study finds noise-isolating outperforms cancelling headphones - CD
Slashdot | Amazing Things Your Automobile Can't Do "nifty automobile technology that isn't coming to the United States. The report suggests that legal liability is a significant reason for not offering various driver-distracting options in the U.S."
Linux Times : An Online Linux Magazine - Linus Torvalds: ''Desktop Market has already started'': "And if there is anything I've learnt from Linux, it's that projects have a life of their own, and you should _not_ try to enforce your 'vision' too strongly on them. Most often you're wrong anyway, and if you're not flexible and willing to take input from others (and willing to change direction when it turned out your vision was flawed), you'll never get anything good done. "

Sunday, October 24, 2004

Kazaa loses its #1 spot to eDonkey/Overnet P2P network - CD "Probably the biggest mistake for the music industry was to shutdown the original Napster file sharing network. A better alternative would be to have gradually made Napster into a legal service." And this was a no-brainer for everyone but RIAA.

Monday, October 18, 2004

Microsoft advised to learn to love Linux - ZDNet UK News: "Christensen said that Microsoft should move progressively into Linux applications over the next six or seven years, because that sector will offer better opportunities for growth than operating systems or databases. He suggested that Microsoft acquire Research In Motion to accelerate the move, rather than continue to invest in making Windows run better on handheld devices."
Wal-Mart to RIAA: We're not gonna take it!: "Now, the retailer is tired of losing money on CDs, and has told the music industry to lower prices, or else. Wal-Mart is looking to sell CDs for under $10 (still a rip-off in a world of $15 DVDs), and still make a profit. [..] While Wal-Mart represents nearly twenty percent of major-label music sales, music represents only about two percent of Wal-Mart's total sales."

Friday, October 15, 2004

SilenceAir: Noise Blocking Bricks: by Meta-Efficient, leave the noise outside the window