Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Free worldwide calling

OK, with free PC to PC calling, worldwide with Yahoo Messenger
and cellphones what will happen to MaBell? Who exactly cares?
Canada NewsWire Group: "Yahoo! Messenger Announces Free, High-Quality Worldwide Calling"

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Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Hong Kong scouts gain IP proficiency badge | The Register

Boy Scouts of IP! Protect Intellectual Property

Do it for the kids!

Helping old ladies cross the road so the MPAA can sue them.
Hong Kong scouts gain IP proficiency badge | The Register: "There's a free Register t-shirt available to anyone who
attends enough training sessions with their children to earn a badge
and show it to us. In addition, we'll award a shirt to anyone who can
design the best Register 'Biting the Pigopolists' badge. Send your entries here. �"

Friday, May 06, 2005

FAQ: How Real ID will affect you | CNET News.com

Absolutely horrible news as we AGAIN restrict our freedom to "protect it."


FAQ: How Real ID will affect you | CNET News.com

Ghostzilla - the invisible browser

hehe. Stealthed browsing.... ;-)

Ghostzilla - the invisible browser: "What is Ghostzilla? Take a look at the
screenshots and you
may understand. It's a Web browser like Firefox, but it
shows up and disappears instantly, discreetly,
blended with your work application.
  (Read how.)


"

Apple - Mac OS X - Bonjour

Apple - Mac OS X - Bonjour: "Bonjour lets you create an instant network of computers and smart devices just by getting them connected to each other."

For mac:
http://www.apple.com/macosx/features/bonjour/

And for PC now too:
http://www.apple.com/support/downloads/bonjourforwindows_readme.html

Thursday, April 28, 2005

Dutch plans for iPod tax could kill MP3 industry | The Register

This is a horrible thing. But what if it could be used for good?

What if the cost of music players did jump to 700 dollars and the "music industry" would sell these to you and you could load them with as much music you want from whatever they have license to?

Howabout putting the cost of the music in the device that plays it, not the files (media) themselves?

Dutch plans for iPod tax could kill MP3 industry | The Register: "Or the Dutch could just become a nation without iPods. I wonder how happy that would make them?"

Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Fuel cell pulls hydrogen out of bacteria | CNET News.com

Back To The Future's "Mr. Trash" comes closer to reality

Fuel cell pulls hydrogen out of bacteria | CNET News.com: "Researchers at Penn State University and Ion Power
have developed a process for fuel cells that can harvest the hydrogen
produced when bacteria consume organic matter. The process can yield
four times more hydrogen than the ordinary fermentation process."

Monday, April 25, 2005

Visiting the Pirate's Lair - Where to buy fake DVDs in Shanghai? Try a fake restaurant. By Henry Blodget

A very good point.


Visiting the Pirate's Lair - Where to buy fake DVDs in Shanghai? Try a fake restaurant. By Henry Blodget: "On tables in the center were piles of loose DVDs. I picked up Shark Tale, an authentic-looking box emblazoned with an odd blurb from the Chicago Tribune: "Dated … and only intermittently funny." Shark Tale was a movie I would not have paid to see and would not have bought for full-price. At $1, however, why not? This, of course, reveals one of the two fallacies in the media industry's assertion that file-sharing and DVD piracy are the same as 'stealing': Some of the supposed damages from 'lost sales' would never have been sales in the first place. The other fallacy is that the 'theft' of digital property is the same as the theft of physical property—which it isn't. When someone steals a physical product—a car, say, or a DVD from the shelves of Blockbuster—the owner has lost more than a potential sale; he or she has lost inventory. When someone buys a copy of a digital product, however, for which the owner of the copyright has paid nothing, the owner has lost only a potential sale. This doesn't make file-sharing or DVD piracy OK—there must be some way for producers and packagers to get paid—but it does explain, in part, why millions of people who would never shoplift are so eager to collect pirated DVDs."

Friday, April 22, 2005

Link List: Programs which record streaming audio

This is conglomeration from engadget's post which users responded to:

They recommend these programs:
http://ripcast.com/
http://www.bitcartel.com/radiolover/
http://www.wmrecorder.com/rm_recorder.php
http://www.afterdawn.com/software/video_software/video_capture_tools/streambox_vcr_suite.cfm
http://www.replay-radio.com/
http://www.mp3-mac.com/AppsDload/iNet.html
http://www.bitcartel.com/irecordmusic/
http://www.highcriteria.com/
http://audacity.sourceforge.net/
http://www.quinnware.com/

Bluetooth -- USATODAY.com - Making sense of life without wires

A great description of bluetooth for the common man.

USATODAY.com - Making sense of life without wires: "I'm guessing that Danish King Harald Blatand said little or nothing
about wireless networking during his reign in the 10th century. And
that he probably didn't imagine his name would be associated with a
21st century wireless technology."