• Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange Accused of Rape [UPDATED]

    Asssange’s response to date has been that of a paranoid egotistic ass. [Updated: 8/21/10 at 9:08 AM] New York Times is reporting that authorities have with drawn their warrant for Assange’s arrest.

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  • There Is No Justice

    Brian Lam on Twitter (the Gizmodo guy partly behind the stolen iPhone 4): left my phone at lunch, lady turned it in. good thing we were nice, earlier, and gave her the chair she asked for #karma Wow, you mean they didn’t sell it to the highest bidder? The link is to the Google cache […]

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  • Daring Fireball: Creep Executive Officer

    John Gruber: More and more, I get the feeling that if there’s a rift between the old “Don’t be evil” Google and the new “Let’s do whatever we want” Google, that it’s a rift between Schmidt and Larry/Sergey — if not personally, then at least culturally within the company. On the one side, the Larry/Sergey […]

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  • HP Board Sued Over Hurd Payout

    Paul McDougall reporting for InformationWeek: “In announcing his resignation, Hurd acknowledged that ‘there were instances in which I did not live up to the standards and principles of trust, respect, and integrity that I have espoused at HP,’” Levine notes in his complaint. This simple statement could really come back to bite HP in the […]

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  • What I Carry [Updated]

    Patrick Rhone has a what I carry Meme going on right now, here is a shot of what I carry. I keep my car key and house keys separate because I can’t stand the jingling when I drive. The wallet is a Holstee that I just got. All I keep in it is ID, credit […]

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  • GNU social

    Facebook for your own server, this is not the well known Diaspora project, but it is close.

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  • A Closer Look at the Privacy Features of Facebook Places

    Looks like they did a decent job controlling the privacy of Places, but the thing that would bug me the most (if I was still a Facebook user) is the ability of friends to be able to check me in places. That I don’t like, I would disable that immediately if I were you.

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  • Mobile Flash Fail: Weak Android Player Proves Jobs Right

    Saw that coming.

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  • Apple’s App Store Director Sells His Own Fart Apps

    I felt compelled to post this, lest I become known as one Apple’s payroll. Here’s the thing, is Apple supposed to stop its employees from making apps? Tell them what apps they can and can’t make? Could you imagine how pissed people would be if Apple employees had to follow different rules than the rest […]

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  • Manage Pixels, not Monitors

    Clay Johnson (who is quickly becoming my new favorite blogger): Remember: the key to having strong focus is the elimination of distraction. While a lot of space has its plusses, too much space is only creating room for more distractions. Having your mail, twitter, and IMs pop up in one monitor while you truly work […]

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  • A News Reader Wish List

    If you love news then I don’t have to tell you that the best way (currently) to stay updated is still with RSS feeds. With RSS feeds you need something to pull them down for you, my guess is that you probably use Google Reader, with a smaller subset using something like Newsgator/NetNewsWire, and a […]

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  • Rands In Repose: How to Run a Meeting

    Michael Lopp: Meetings must exist, but meetings cannot be seen as the only solution for making progress. If you must meet, start the meeting by remembering the definition of a successful meeting is that when the meeting is done, it need never occur again.

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  • Facebook Places Video

    Also here is Facebook’s video explaining the new service. Two things about it; first is that this is really not as private as I initially thought, and that is terrible. Second why did they have a video of the nerdiest guys ever talking about how ‘cool’ this is? Places looks to have good privacy controls […]

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  • Facebook’s Awesome Dark Knight-Esque Live Check-In Display

    Remember what I was saying about even less privacy now on Facebook? Yeah this is what I was talking about.

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  • Google Updates Gmail for iPad With Stacked Cards

    Not a Gmail user but this update looks pretty nice. Here’s the thing about Gmail though: the mobile interfaces look infinitely better than that of the “full” site that you get on your computer. If the “full” site looked like this I may just use it.

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  • Intel to Acquire McAfee

    $7.68 billion and both boards agreed to it, sounds like a great deal for both sides and should catapult McAfee’s business in the consumer marketplace.

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  • WD Mybook Users – How to Get Rid of the Annoying “CD” That Auto-Mounts

    You know that little CD image that auto-mounts when you plug in a Western Digital Mybook hard drive? Well here is how you get rid of it. [courtesy of Marco]

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  • Facebook Places: Even Less Privacy Than You Had Before

    MG Siegler: Facebook is careful to mention the privacy ramifications of this. First of all, you can only tag people you are friends with on these check-ins. Also, by default, your check-ins will only be visible to people you’re friends with (though you can change this to be visible to everyone). You can also opt-out […]

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  • UPS Figures Out the ‘Right Way’ to Save Money, Time and Gas

    Brian Rooney: UPS trucks drove 2.5 billion miles last year, but the company says its package flow technology combined with right-turn routes saved 28,541,472 million miles, and three million gallons of fuel. Amazing what eliminating left turns can do.

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  • Verizon to Offer Live TV Streaming to iPad, Limited to Local Wi-Fi Networks

    This would be great, but what is up with limiting it to current customers. I can’t even get Verizon service at my home, I know many others cannot as well.

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