29 March 2010

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The Answer! (An Anniversary)

Today is the day we learned the answer to Life.

The Universe.

Everthing!

(It's 42, by the way.)

On March 29, 1978, the BBC Radio series "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" aired the episode that revealed the answer.

And we still miss Douglas Adams.



This Day in Quotes

12 March 2010

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Get rid of that stupid Slashdot comment section in your RSS feed

Slashdot recently began embedding this ridiculous comment section in their RSS feed. To get rid of it, add this to your favorite ad blocking extension:

http://slashdot.org/slashdot-it.pl?op=discuss&id=*

I'll click through if I feel the need to read or spend karma.

04 March 2010

How Times Change

Steve Jobs, 1996:


Steve Jobs, 2010:
"We can sit by and watch competitors steal our patented inventions, or we can do something about it. We’ve decided to do something about it. We think competition is healthy, but competitors should create their own original technology, not steal ours."

I love your products, Apple, but it's hard to continue promoting your stuff when your strategy for a market is to patent-troll everyone else. If you can't beat Androids on your own, maybe it's time to innovate. And stop acting like that other huge monopoly; remember how that worked out for them?

Apple Sues HTC

The Apple Patents Cockpunching All Smart Phones: An Illustrated Guide
(best headline of the year so far)