General Lee's Peking writes: I guess John Lennon should have written ``imagine no possessions except intellectual property'' or is
Yoko Ono going to sue
me for even daring to paraphrase that just oh so wonderful (yawn) political jingle? Even if you completely disagree with Ben Stein and think he's nutty for doing this, c'mon, isn't this still extreme? If Yoko Ono disagrees with his point of view, why doesn't she just excerpt what she feels is most objectionable about his work and criticize that in her own movie or on a website? Or maybe I completely misunderstand and this is all really just about the money.
In a recent interview, Thom Yorke said he heard about Prince's performance from a text message and thought it was "hilarious." Yorke laughed when his bandmate, guitarist Ed O'Brien, said the blocking had prevented him from seeing Prince's version of their song. Yorke: "Well, tell him to unblock it. It's our... song."
In the past seven years, Louisville-based Papa John's International Inc. has made a lot of dough from online ordering — more than $1 billion. [...] its U.S. online sales have been growing at an average clip of more than 50 percent per year.
General Lee's Peking writes: I found this article at ktvu.com when searching Yahoo! for platypus, the Australian animal. What I found was an article on Hans Reiser being found guilty of murder in which they compared him to that same animal. What the...?
After less than three days of deliberations, a jury of five women and seven men Monday found Oakland computer expert Hans Reiser guilty of first-degree murder in the disappearance and death of his estranged wife, Nina.
General Lee's Peking writes: According to this article, the people from g00ns.net mistakenly identified some poor soul as the one who cracked into a server hosting a web site for organizing protest against the Church of Scientology and published his contact information including his wife's social security number. If you think you've found someone illegally breaking into a system, shouldn't you just contact the authorities with your information instead of taking things into your own hands? The article isn't very clearly written so maybe I'm misunderstanding something because I just don't know how someone could do something like this and would think essentially ``oops'' is an appropriate response.
General Lee's Peking writes: Among the predictions by Gartner is that by 2012, 80% of all commercial applications will include open source technology and 1/3 of business application software spending will be as service subscription instead of as product license; by 2011, Apple will double its market share in the western world; and more.
Paul McGuinness, longtime manager of rock band U2, has called on Internet service providers to immediately introduce disconnection policies to end illegal music downloads and urged governments to make sure they do.
Movie studio Warner Bros. has confirmed that it will switch to releasing HD movies only in the Blu-ray Disc format, potentially ending HD DVD's run in the marketplace and affecting the computer industry as a consequence.
Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. will offer next-generation DVDs in the HD DVD format and drop support for Blu-ray. [...] Movies directed by Steven Spielberg, however, will continue to be released in both formats. [...]
[...] Apple's patent proposes [...] a combination of sensors and intelligence to monitor a user's hands. When typing, a tounchpad (or touchpad bar that runs the width of the keyboard) "sees" nothing but the wrists or arms of the user. When a touchpad is being used, the touchpad "sees" the circular impression of a finger.
General Lee's Peking writes: A friend mine got a Comcast broadband connection recently. He allowed the cable guy to install the Comcast software. My questions are
I've heard the Comcast software is essentially spyware. Is that true?
If it is spyware, how do you remove their software?
Comcast installed their own Internet Explorer. Even if they don't install spyware, to me it seems this would get in the way of Microsoft's updates to MSIE. Is it reasonable to install Microsoft's own Internet Explorer over what Comcast has installed, and how do you set things up so they look the same to the user?
Actor-comedian Sinbad had the last laugh after his
Wikipedia entry announced he was dead, the performer said Thursday. Rumors began circulating Saturday regarding the posting, said Sinbad, who first got a telephone call from his daughter.