Apple’s bratty attitude

“Read about the iTunes-Harmony fiasco”



RealNetworks has released a perfectly legal alternative to Apple’s proprietary music format. This allows the software to encode music compatible on the popular iPOD.

Apple’s response is no less than shameful as it has obviously taken a stance as an arrogant, self-absorbed, monopolizing entity. By accusing RealNetworks reverse engineering the technology as very similar to that of a hacker, Apple demands that the alternative be snuffed out.

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Hot topics

I’ve finally finished reading the backlog on my RSS aggregator (about 200+ articles). A lot of interesting stuff has happened around the world during my absence from the net. I thought I’d share a bunch I found interesting.

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In other news…

Read on for a couple of news-bits.

  • UK court rules modding of console chips illegal
  • Hawking officially announces findings regarding black-hole information paradox
  • Monkey walks upright after a near-death experience
  • Krispy Kreme launches “beverage” line
  • Why Microsoft bought Lookout

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Geez, I wonder how it feels like to be this smart

The article says Mr. Hawking lost a bet as he discovered the answer to his research to be different from what he had predicted.

“He sent a note saying ‘I have solved the black hole information paradox and I want to talk about it’,” says Curt Cutler, a physicist at the Albert Einstein Institute in Golm, Germany, who is chairing the conference’s scientific committee.

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