Daily Archives: July 18, 2011

Bitter Pill Quote Of The Day

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Borders Today, Barnes & Noble Tomorrow

I told all of you on Friday it would be liquidating.

Now do you believe me?

And Len Riggio of Barnes & Noble, you shouldn’t feel smug. There’s a bullet out there with your company’s name on it too: It’s called basic math.

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This Is What Twitter Does Not Want To Happen, Part Six

The New York Times: App Makers and Twitter Feel Strains

When I posted Ravi’s Comment here — This Is What Twitter Does Not Want To Happen, Part Four — I knew it would be only a matter of time for the shit to start hitting the fan.

These Twitter posts …

This Is What Twitter Does Not Want To Happen
This Is What Twitter Does Not Want To Happen, Part Two
This Is What Twitter Does Not Want To Happen, Part Three
This Is What Twitter Does Not Want To Happen, Part Four
This Is What Twitter Does Not Want To Happen, Part Five

… continue to have traffic here. This is not an issue that is going away.

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Doomwatch: Gold Rises

Gold Tops $1,600 an Ounce as Debt Fears Simmer

Events since 2008 have caused my thinking to change about Doom.

For the worse!

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Ben Casey: Then And Now

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Google+ And All Those Strange People!

Warren Ellis sums up my situation too:

It’s an interesting service, but it’s nigh impossible to find the people I actually know or am interested in within the flood of faces.

I posted this on Google+:

Because people have to use real names here, I have zero idea of wtf is Sharing with me. Incoming has become overwhelming and I don’t want Stream to be that way too, so I’m closing my Circles. No more additions.

And it was hell just digging that up.

“Intuitive” is not a word I would apply to it, either.

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Spotify Caught Cheating

Spotify Bitrategate, The Story So Far

Spotify introduced 320 kbps streaming back in June 2009. Since then, no official statement on the conversion progress has been made. The closest I can find is on their support forum, GetSatisfaction, a Spotify employee Andres said about 60% of their music were available in 320 kbps. That was from one year ago.

So, as a premium user, what would you expect now? 80%, 90% or all Spotify music is available in 320 kbps streaming?

A long post that, at bottom, shows there is something very wrong at that company.

Before paying for Premium, you better understand what you might get.

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