Daily Archives: May 15, 2011

Bitcoin

L019: Bitcoin P2P Currency: The Most Dangerous Project We’ve Ever Seen

We seem to have been introduced to it around the same time.

But I have STFU about it.

Why?

See this.

Some aspects of the upcoming Overthrow should be whispered about, not trumpeted to all.

At least not yet.

And remember this: The Internet always wins.

Always.

Your homework: Maneki Neko by Bruce Sterling.

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Today’s Top Search Terms

Hugo Blick — he who does The Shadow Line — is number one.

Out of nowhere!

OK, I think we can start the countdown clock to AMC-TV picking it up for a rotten remake.

I want to remind him what they did to The Prisoner.

Whatever price you had, Hugo, triple it if AMC comes calling.

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Reference: Smartphone/Tablet Benchmarks

Smartphone Benchmarks is the place to turn to.

Some data after the break …

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Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 5.0 Benchmarked

I’m still lusting for this. Now it’s been benchmarked using Smart Benchmark.

Screensnap:


Click = big

And the actual video after the break…

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In Other Words: Don’t Be Sony

Hire based on interest, not credentials

I find this article hugely amusing because the advice in it and just plain wisdom of it is totally ignored by the megacorporations.

There is one guy whose track record I’ve seen that has been one disaster to another. He was in charge of three big things that failed.

He’s like the Fred Freiberger of e-commerce. The Kiss of Death. If you want to fail, he’s your man. And you’d likely hire him based on his credentials!

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Breaking eBook DRM: My Policy

For the umpteenth time, a search term asking how to crack eBook DRM has led to this blog.

I figure it’s about time for me to state my policy here:

1) I’m not going to tell you how to do it
2) I’m not going to link to places where you can learn to do it
3) I’m not ever going to link to eBook pirate sites

While I agree that, as a buyer, you have the right to strip off eBook DRM to take full possession of what you’ve paid for, the way the laws have been written makes it a criminal act for me to do 1, 2, and 3 above.

I wouldn’t do 3 anyway, because creators should be paid for their work.

The knowledge and tools are out there.

Use a search engine.

Don’t bother Commenting about YouTube, movies, TV, etc. This post is addressing eBooks specifically.

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