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Steve Jobs pissed at RIAA’s greed

Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple, is angered by the music corporations wanting to raise prices on downloaded music. Apparently music industry executives feel that the sixty-five cents for every dollar is just not enough.
iTunes accounts for 65% of the downloaded music. Last year, downloaded music accounted for $300 million in sales and three times sales margins in 2003.

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Blogger News Network: The Breaking News Source Of The Blogosphere
Establish 2/13/2005, there are currently 39 bloggers on staff and 1 Editor-in-chief. Almost like Greensboro101 but op-ed for all subject matters.

How to feed your cats with Linux

Real-life applications with Linux. Sick of having to be at the door with mewing pains of hunger? Love to do DIY projects and have a fascination with Linux? This is the project for you. Linux Journal has published this howto on a linux based cat feeder.
I am sure those dog lovers out there can do a change-up on this howto to make it a dog feeder also.
Via LinuxJournal

Back to the Commandline


After all, any “sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”

The one part of GUIs that has people not understanding HOW things work and how to fix them when the GUI breaks (a true issue with Windows).
Here, you will find a well-written tutorial by RedHat on the beauty of bash and commandline in all its glory.
ForeverGeek < RedHat

America’s stupidest laws

…and two British students are going to spend the summer breaking them.

Starting in the liberal state of California, they hope to evade the attention of local police officers when they ride a bike in a swimming pool and curse on a crazy-golf course.

In the far more conservative – and landlocked – state of Utah, they will risk the penitentiary when they hire a boat and attempt to go whale-hunting.

If they manage to outwit state troopers in Utah, and perhaps federal agents on their trail, they will be able to take a deserved, but nevertheless illegal, rest when they have a nap in a cheese factory in South Dakota.

For more stupid laws, visit dumblaws.com.
BoingBoing < TheGuardian

Ten million Creative Commons licenses and it just keeps going and going..

Creative Commons has a blog that has been tracking the amount of licenses and has done a distribution of how the licenses pan out. Over ten million websites are using the licenses from Creative Commons! See the distribution here.

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iPod hacking due to acoustic computing

Via BoingBoing:

Some months ago, an enterprising hacker accomplished a key hack in the eventual opening of the iPod: Nils Schneider reverse-engineered the iPod’s firmware. This means that hackers now have the means to move data off of and onto the iPod at will, but more interesting is how he accomplilshed it. He figured out how to get the iPod to convert its firmware to a series of squeaks (essentially, to play it like a piece of music) and then converted the music back into software.

Disco elevator

Now this is an elevator…. get down get down!
Via TheLostLinks

Going Camping? Bring a DIY stove

Going camping? Don’t feel like bringing the propane gas and the rest of the cookware? Make your own cheap alcohol stove. This tutorial is a step-by-step with pictures on how to create an alcohol stove from a Pepsi can and a Guinness can. Definitely a wide variety of uses, but this is one canned stove that can be put together within an hour’s time. Who said drinking Guinness and Pepsi together near a campfire didn’t pay off?
Hackaday < PCTHiker

Anime Watch: Fullmetal Alchemist

Anyone that watches AdultSwim from Cartoon Network knows of this hit. Fullmetal Alchemist aka Hagane no Renkinjutsushi (鋼の練金術師) has been showing in Japan from 04.10.2003 till 02.10.2004. And it’s amazing!
AniDB entry:

In this world, there exist people with special abilities to manipulate objects and transform those objects into other objects. These people are known as alchemist. However, this manipulation process does not come without cost, as the basic alchemy rules stated that something with equivalent cost is needed to perform the manipulation.

The main character is a famous alchemist named Edward Elric, who loses his little brother Alphonse in an accident. Edward manages to contain his brother`s soul in a large piece of armor suit. However, merging the soul and body of the dearly departed comes with great cost, so the two brothers must embark on a journey to find a mysterious power amplifier which can reduce the cost to manipulate objects greatly.

The theme song is one of those fast paced rock songs that quickly get stuck in your head. Ready Steady Go is off L’Arc~en~ciel’s latest album Smile. Their US distributor is TofuRecords.
My only gripe: Funimation did the English version and edited out the violence and nudity and dubbed men with women voices. What the heck is with that.
Air time is Saturdays at 11:30PMEST.
Back to listening to L’Arc~en~Ciel.

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