Tag Archives: computers

You can blame corporate America

AppleInsider | Apple to impose 802.11n unlocking fee on Intel Mac owners

I’m no SarOx expert or anything.  In fact, I only know the most basic things about the law.  But this is absolute crap.  And if Apple has to charge a nominal fee, why $5?  Why not $1?  So ridiculous.  I blame Enron, WorldCom, etc. for all those problems which led to Sarbannes-Oxley.

What did you learn this year?

BBC Magazine – 100 Things We Learned This Year

Random list by the BBC of things we learned this year.  Though there are links to the info, some I remain dubious about (admittedly not having clicked through).

(And yes I realize that “So random even I don’t know what it is” would imply that I shouldn’t tag this post with other bits, but I didn’t read the whole 100 list and I’m leaving myself some grey area.)

Such celly hotness

Samsung Ultra Edition 13.8

This has been all over the techblogs, and I’m repeating it here because it’s just so hot.  I need this phone.  Okay, I don’t.  But playing with my girlfriend’s new celly made me more than dissatisfied with my SLVR (form factor aside).  I almost picked up a SE w810i (or dropped real money on the k790a) or the Sammy d900 carbon (pfft, links, bah, google them you want to know so bad), but have been holding out hope that the iphone/imobile is all I will want in a phone (form factor included).  Though playing with the Blackberry Pearl was nice, even though I don’t need a smart phone.  (This Sammy I linked has HSDPA, which I would get a data plan for ASAP, even though I wouldn’t get one for a smart phone.).

If the Applephone sucks, I can always get something else.  (And Apple had better release another standalone iSight camera damnit!  And iTV better not suck, with the new fee structure, Tivo doesn’t look like it’s going to be renewed, unless it only costs $3-5 more to install it on my Comcast cablebox).

Windows Vista security flaw discovered – Security – MSNBC.com

Windows Vista security flaw discovered – Security – MSNBC.com

The flaw affects older Windows systems, too, and Hypponen said vulnerabilities like these are quite common and can be fixed with a software patch

haha, that was quick. This doesn’t sound like a big deal. I just love that MS’s answer is basically “Oh, we’ll patch it… don’t sweat it…” hahaha