In an earlier post, I wrote:
It’s US$99 again. (And yes, Barnes & Noble would be stupid enough to raise the price again on Christmas Week, so don’t count on this price past the 19th.)
Photo taken Christmas Eve at a Barnes & Noble store:
Yes, Scott. I share your exasperation and embarrassment. You’re at the mercy of people who have no idea what the fuck they’re doing in this series.
Jolla is back in business!
After I showed the cost breakdown for the Jolla Tablet project in my previous blog post, many have asked that why did we spend a big part of the tablet crowdfunding money on software development and not the tablet itself. To me this question as such does not make sense, since Sailfish OS is our product, our crown jewel, which we aim to make perfect for all of you – the tablet hardware is only a platform for the software.
Boldfaced emphasis added by me.
Hey, you moron, you raised money for the tablet as the product, not the OS!
This company will be gone within two years.
The Jolla Tablet: A Scam?
So Much For That Jolla Tablet
Jolla Tablet Delayed
Jolla Tablet: US$2.5M Raised, About To End
Jolla Tablet Raises Over US$2M
Jolla Tablet: Now A 64GB Version
Official Jolla Blog
Jolla Gets New Investment
Jolla Sailfish OS Designer Blog
Jolla Tablet Final Hours
Jolla Tablet Raises US$1 Million (So Far)
Jolla Crowdfunds iPad Mini Clone
Large image after the break.
What the hell is this at the Google Books home page?!!?
Click = big
I don’t want that shit. I want the regular page it’s had for ages!
Where the hell do people even start if they just want to browse and explore?!
That’s not welcoming at all. It’s like a locked door!
And it gets worse!
‘The Player’ Order Trimmed To 9 Episodes By NBC
NBC has moved in to cut the order to freshman drama The Player from 13 to 9 episodes. The series, from Sony Pictures TV, is currently filming Episode 9, so production will stop when it wraps. The show will continue to air in its Thursday 10 PM slot.
Would I have given it entire posts if it wasn’t worth watching?!
This is the first genuinely interesting and novel series on TV this season.
And Wesley Snipes!
You do not fuck with the return of Wesley Snipes, goddammit.
Then this network will turn around and wring its hands and wonder how it can woo people from the Internet back to TV.
Don’t let the idiots at Comcast — the disgusting monopolistic owner of NBC — discourage any of you. Go catch on and catch up!
— thanks to Martin in Comments for the heads-up
The Player: Episode Five
The Player: Episode Four
The Player: Episode Three
The Player: Episode Two
The Player: Pilot
Alibaba Rival JD.com Opens Its First U.S. Office In Silicon Valley
Wake me up when they get serious.
After making a noise about opening an English-language version of their site, something weird happened a few months ago where the URL led to a Russian-language version!
Now it’s back to English but worse than it was to begin with — and it was pretty bad from the start.
New Diet Pepsi Leaves Some Loyalists With Bad Taste [if paywalled, drop title in Google to bypass]
The company’s diet soda sales have kept sinking since the reformulated cola began surfacing on store shelves more than a month ago, and Diet Pepsi loyalists are using words like “yuck” and “unpalatable” to broadcast their distaste on Twitter and Facebook.
It’s immediately flat.
It has no refreshing bite.
It tastes worse when it gets less than ice-cold.
I thought it was the aspartame when mixed with chocolate that would send my brain into warp drive.
No. I’ve been drinking Diet Coke for the aspartame and it’s not the aspartame.
It’s whatever the hell it is in the Diet Pepsi itself when combined with aspartame and chocolate that invokes warp drive.
There’s only aspartame-free left in all of NYC. My hoard ran out weeks ago. My brain feels neutered.
Bring back the original formula, even if you rename it Diet Pepsi Death, for fuck’s sake!