"I happened to be watching Parliament on TV that day"
Snap. Not sure which was the most dramatic live, that or the Berlin Wall coming down. Neither did I expect to see in my lifetime.
I love this new site for Wellington cyclists. Especially the emphasis the videos seem to put on safe cycling.
Road safety awareness in NZ does seem pretty poor, I see that as a driver, motorcyclist and cyclist. But for the latter two would always go hi-vis on the road. And vehicles should consider using lights much more often, especially if in grey/blue cars.
The ad revenue diversion is certainly problematic. But consider this, the MegaKey technology is basically spyware and nasty substitution technology. It’s spyware because it will report on the site you are visiting (how else would it know if it was a top 100) and it could presumably substitute *anything* on your web page. Not just ads. Links, keywords, pictures, anything.
This sort of technology is not new, simply a nasty virus that Dotcom seems to be trying to legitimise.
Mind you, bugger all people clicked through on it .
I tried clicking through on an ad the other day, but it didn't work :-( Reading DomPost hard copy can be confusing.
Some "fair and balance" to add to your Nokia / Microsoft gig :-)
Dunno. I am way less accepting of the status quo than I was at the age of, say 25 or 30. In some things more radical, in others much less.
This condition is also known as being an angry, middle aged, white man.
Which is not so aspirational :-(
Gareth, so progress has to stop just because Apple says it should? That's pretty borked. Consider this:
""we borrowed bits and pieces of our design from previous versions, a long-standing software tradition"
And Steve Jobs made very similar comments about great artists stealing.
In the end it is consumers like us that are being prevented purchasing devices of our choice...but that has always been Apple's way, you get to choose, so long as you choose Apple.
Russell, you describe Apple critics as "hordes of haters". I'm simply returning the favour.
"Everyone's fighting the patent wars, though."
Not in the way Apple is and that also doesn't excuse their odiousness on that front.
Speaking from the "hordes of haters" to the "arse licky lovers" - do you not think that the hoops and loops Apple put their users are just a tiny bit ridiculous? I am stunned at how you consider these normal.
And then of course, there is this form of "evil".
From which I can only conclude that Apple have stopped innovating.
It's interesting that the value of copyright material is $US 80,000 a song
Ah yes. The Joy of Copyright Maths