Mac Malware Evolves - No Install Password Required
This just gives Apple one more reason to force all application installs via the app store in future versions of the OS. The other reason of course is money.
Arizona Governor Proposes Flab Tax
HFCS is used because it is cheaper due to subsidies. I think HFCS will be removed from most sodas in the next five years because the producers know it is causing health issues. Most grocery stores in my area have Pepsi's three main products (Pepsi, Mt. Dew, and Sierra Mist) available without HFCS. Of course they are marketed as "Throwback" or "Natural" but I think they know HFCS in soda will be a PR nightmare in the next few years.
In my area you can also buy Coca-Cola imported from Mexico that is HFCS free.
Microsoft Puts the Kibosh On Kinect Sex Game Plans
This has to be said. If you are driving an Aztek you are not getting laid.
'Smart' Vending Machines Triple Sales
What does your face need to look like to get a beer?
Oracle Solaris 11 Express Released
Calling it Oracle Solaris makes me die inside even more.
AppleTV Runs iOS, Already Jailbroken
A small percentage of users will hack their device. Apple knows this and has procedures in place for denying support for modified devices. Ultimately this is free R&D for Apple. Let the hackers see what the device can do and include that capability in a future release.
Why Recordings From World War I Aren't Public Domain
I agree. The individual artist should be able to profit from their work for the rest of their life. The problem is that a copyright lasts long after the artist is gone. Why does an estate get to profit off the work of a dead individual? If the owner in question is a corporation then the copyright should be valid for a fixed period of time. I would be ok with using the figure of the life expectancy of a female child born in the year the work was created. A female child born in 2003 has a life expectancy of 80.1 years according to the US government. If the rights are sold the copyright expiration should remain the same. If the corporation goes out of business and no one buys the rights then the work should go into the public domain. Individuals and corporations should be allowed to place their works in the public domain at any time during the copyright lifetime with the understanding that the work can not be taken out of the public domain.
Microsoft Should Dump Middlemen, Build Own Phones
I want to see a red ring of death on a phone.
Google's New Scheme To Avoid Unlicensed Music
Here is a good video about Youtube's copyright violation detection system:
ThinkGeek's Best Ever Cease-and-Desist Letter
I understand organizations must protect their trademarks however there was not a violation here. The National Pork Board trademarked "The other white meat." They do not have a trademark on "The new white meat." If anything the National Pork Board should go after Thinkgeek for falsely representing their product. Any reasonable person knows that unicorn meat is not white but rather is the color of a beautiful spring rainbow. Free range unicorn meat sparkles in the early morning light. Sparkles are added to farm raised unicorn so remember to buy your unicorn meat in the afternoon. If it sparkles in the afternoon it suffered.
South Park's Episode 201 — the Expurgated Version
I heard he raped and killed a girl in 1990. That's just what I was told. Don't know if it's true.
Job Ad Hints At Microsoft Move To ARM Servers
ARM would be a great platform to run a search engine's web spider. The spider box itself doesn't do much processing. It would go out and determine of a page exists or if a page has been updated. The spider would then tell another more powerful system to analyze the contents of the page. The ARM boxes could be powered on and off as needed. I don't think Microsoft would run an entire data center on ARM. I'm guessing they are looking at ARM for an extremely specialized task in their data centers.
How Did Wikileaks Do It?
If the transmission of the video from the helicopters is similar to systems used on the drones then getting the video may have been trivial:
Solar-Powered Plane Makes First Successful Flight
So, when you jump in the air the Earth rotates under you? Yeah, I didn't think so.
Microsoft Sued Over Bing Trademark
"...and look[s] forward to the next steps in the judicial process.'"
Legal speak for, "we will crush you."
Congress May Require ISPs To Block Certain Fraud Sites
I'm sure the Nigerian Prince would hand over suspected scammers if you gave him your bank account routing number. It seems like a fair trade.
Suitable Naming Conventions For Workstations?
I'm guessing the computer stays with the cubicle.
Exchange Rates Spell High Prices for Windows 7 In the EU
Maybe they are making up for the money the EU has fined them. How is including a web browser or media player in an OS anti competitive behavior?