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Don’t go walking into any doorknobs, fanboy.

Essentially, Apple’s patent provides for a device to investigate a user’s identity, ostensibly to determine if and when that user is “unauthorized,” or, in other words, stolen. More specifically, the technology would allow Apple to record the voice of the device’s user, take a photo of the device’s user’s current location or even detect and record the heartbeat of the device’s user. Once an unauthorized user is identified, Apple could wipe the device and remotely store the user’s “sensitive data.” Apple’s patent application suggests it may use the technology not just to limit “unauthorized” uses of its phones but also shut down the phone if and when it has been stolen.

How many customers will Apple lose once this shit drops?  Probably none, since they seem to be a bunch of brainwashed fanboys/girls.  It really is like an abusive relationship you guys have with Apple.  They impinge upon your rights or capabilities and you just make excuses.

Steve Jobs Is Watching You: Apple Seeking to Patent Spyware Electronic Frontier Foundation.

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Linux. Can you Digg it? (No.)

“In early 2009, new popular Linux stories would pop up every day or two on Digg,” Vaughan-Nichols wrote. “By mid-2010, Linux stories on Digg became popular only once every week or so.”

Indeed, Linux Girl can’t help but note that she has noticed this too!

As have I.  It’s the main reason I lost interest in Digg.   With no cool Linux news on the site, it just looked like a waste of time for me.   The overall tone of the site has went downhill very steadily.  Too much vitriol.

via Linux News: Community: Diggs, Damn Diggs and Censorship: R.I.P. Linux?.

Some graffiti inspiration

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Pedobear is a Bad Parent – Chatroulette Trolls: Art of Trolling

Justin Bieber takes one on the face

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xkcd: Dilution

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My new hero!

In short order, his gray two-story house on Beach 128th Street in the Rockaways, just off the ocean, was swarmed by detectives and uniformed officers from New York City and the Port Authority. “It was like there was a hostage in there,” said Curt Krakowski, who was working on the deck of a house across the street.

This guy is awesome.  He cussed the prick out, grabbed a beer, and hit the chute.  Good on ya!

via NYTimes.com.