Time is ranking the 100 most influential people in the world. Shigeru Miyamoto creator of mario and zelda is currently number 3, behind people we geeks could care less about. Support Miyamoto! by voting 100. Do you really want the king of Thailand, Bono or some Korean singer called Rain to get more votes? At the bottom you can see the Slashdot effect in full effect in real time
Mozilla Foundation chairman Mitchell Baker on Tuesday disclosed how much money Mozilla made from their Firefox web browser in 2005: $52.9 million.
Figures were not disclosed for 2006 but Baker did say the foundation's 2003 revenue was $2.4 million and 2004 revenue was $5.8 million. You can take a guess at 2006 revenue and project 2007 revenue based on that. Now the obvious question; How does Firefox make money?
You see that little Google search box on the upper right? If you use that box to make a search and click on one of the Google ads from the results page, Firefox gets an estimated 80% of the money.
Apple also held onto its lead in music players with the iPod, and online music sales through the iTunes Store. After expanding iTunes into video downloads, it rapidly picked up the vast majority of that market as well.
Throughout its best-ever year however, the company was also dogged by panicked rumors and misleading reports. Here's a look at the top ten Apple myths by the usual suspects: opportunist profiteers, shady shock tabloids, self appointed experts, and the incessantly pandering rumor mill.
1 The Register's Osborne Effect
2 Greenpeace Toxic Apple Panic
3 Apple Options Scandal and Delisting 4: The iTunes Monopoly Myth
5 The iTunes Collapse Myth
6 Microsoft's iPod Killer Myth
7 The Xbox Success Myth
8 Mac OS X Red Box Myth
9 & 10 iPhone Myth, Panic, & Threat
Here is the BBC's article on the execution.
Here is the BBC's interview with Judge Haddad before the execution.
This is an article on his burial and a video of his final moments. From The Article:
"The extraordinary, turbulent, hugely controversial life of Saddam Hussein was brought to an end at dawn this morning, between 0530 and 0545 local time, just as the call to prayer was sounding across Baghdad........It took place in an Iraqi compound known by the Americans as 'Camp Justice', a secure facility in the northern Baghdad suburb of Khadimeya, outside the Green Zone.....He has been buried in the village where he was born 69 years ago."
"Former President of Iraq Saddam Hussein was executed by hanging for crimes against humanity following his trial and conviction for the mass murder of 148 Shias in the town of Dujail in 1982. He was also standing trial for the alleged genocide of approximately 180 Kurds during the late 1980s; that trial is expected to continue against the remaining defendants. Saddam was executed at 06:07 local time (03:07 GMT) on December 30, 2006 by hanging, as many Iraqis began celebrating Eid ul-Adha..."
"....Saddam's eldest daughter Raghad Hussein, under asylum in Jordan, has asked that his body be buried in Yemen temporarily until Iraq is "liberated" and it can be reburied in Iraq, a family spokesperson said by telephone"
A little more search queries and.... a video that claims to have the very execution of Saddam. [I am in office and the site is forbidden so i couldn't verify it yet