Today's Column & Article Summaries
Ruin your PC with an Aqua Dock - The Register UK
Andrew Orlowski is all fussy about Aqua's Dock, Apple' efforts to shut down Windows Dock emulators, and the current state of those efforts. An interesting read that is part editorial, part news item.
Mac Scope - Komando Strikes Again - Low End Mac
Our friend Kim Kommando, the Mac-ignorant radio talk show computer host, is busy giving out misinformation about the Mac to her listeners. Color us stunned. An entertaining read.
Apple Quietly Hiring Geniuses, Ninja. - Crazy Apple Rumors
The crazy folks at CAR bring us fake word of Apple's latest efforts to add ninjas to its payroll. A very entertaining read.
Tech, entertainment take on copyrights - ZDNet
The boys and girls that will be deciding many of our future online rights, without actual representation by anyone writing or reading this, are meeting now. A scary read on an important subject.
Technology, Evil, And MP3s - A Commentary And Response To John Martellaro - Applelinks
With Charles Moore, we are usually either a defender (GO FREE SPEECH!) or a detractor. It is in the latter role that we bring you today's piece from. In it, he tries to deconstruct John Martellaro's recent dissertation on the nature of thievery. Unfortunately, he uses some of the same tired old rationalizations that many pirates use (not that we know if Mr. Moore himself is a pirate): It's civil disobedience to steal, copyright is outdated, digital information isn't "real," so it's not "theft" to steal it, blah blah blah. Civil disobedience would be cracking copy protection, or boycotting music. Stealing it, however, is just that, theft. He raises many other issues in the piece, and we recommend it as a thought provoking read, no matter which side of the piracy fence you stride.
On the Microsoft FTP server leak - The Register UK
The Reg catches us up on how Microsoft let a massive amount of customer data open on the Internet. An entertaining read.
One licence for MS Jupiter apps - The Register UK
The Reg also has details on the latest scheme from Microsoft to bilk it's customers of money through licensing fees. A boring read, but a fine report.
Spam king lives large off others' e-mail troubles - Free Detroit Press
Alan Ralsky is a Spammer. He makes money by wasting your time, your bandwidth, and your CPU cycles. It is almost inconceivable that you have not gotten at least one Spam from this jerk, and he just bought himself a new US$740,000 house in a market where that buys a small palace. The Free Detroit Press has the details of this unapologetic leech. An annoying read, but a fine report.
Other Tech Articles Articles
Identity thieves strike eBay - News.com
News.com reports on criminals using stolen credit cards in a new rash of online identity theft. A good read.