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Friday, October 21, 2005



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Editors' Notes: What's next for Apple?. How does Apple follow up two press events in as many weeks? We don’t know, but we’re willing to make something up. [Macworld]
Apple will not have an event this weel... We've got nothing! The company said.
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The First one used to be free...

Yahoo boosts prices on music service. Promotional pricing ends for part of Yahoo's cut-rate digital music plan, easing pressure on rivals. [CNET News.com]

This shows the main problem with subscription service... Once you are in, they can raise the price to whatever they want and if you don't like it and stop the subscription you have spent money and have nothing to show for it. Yeah, subscription services sound good, if you think wasting money sounds good...
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eMe sends some pictures taken from the plane that took her from Miami back to Caracas, They are very nice pictures with a sequence that shows quite a bit I think.
For example, this is a view from the plane in South Florida, look how orderly everything looks

Compare to a picture arriving in Caracas...

Of course, someone will point out that while urban areas may look better in the US, nature looks better in Venezuela

Even better...
Isn't that beautiful? Still nature show scars of disasters past. Six years laters one still can see them in the face of the mountain...


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Just noticed some weirdness, got a protected video from the iTunes Music Store, when I bought the latest Depeche Mode album. Yeah, it is protected, so I can't burn it in a DVD (Like I would want to!), but that's not the point. The point is that the videos are hideous to watch from iTunes, spotty and stuttering. This is since I updated to 6.01. Watching them with Quicktime provides a decent result... Is this a trick by Apple so that people think they have to get an iPod (5G the one that plays video)?
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Wilma from space

This amazing image of Wilma, taken from the International Space Station, is very scary... Look at the size of the thing! (Courtesy CNN CNet NASA)
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It's no surprise to me that Microsoft tried to pull a fast one, after years of trying to force you to use Windows if you want to hear music, their instincts got the best of someone inside and they tried to exclude iTunes from Media Centers, that would have directly violated the antitrust settlement. They were caught, so they backed off... for now. Until someone realizes that Microsoft plan is to have media tied with Windows so that they become the filter for what you see and hear, the menace will remain. Their latest tactic is to create fear in the media industry towards Apple. "They are the menace, not us!"
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Guns, Not Butter.

Just now, my news aggregator had these two MSNBC stories next to each other. Item: “The Senate voted for the second time this month against providing more money to help low-income families heat their homes.” Item: “Congress on Thursday passed a bill protecting the firearms industry from massive lawsuits brought by crime victims, and President Bush was expected to sign it into law.” Glad to see they’ve got their priorities straight.

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