[MyAppleMenu] Dec 27, 2005
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Mac news for Mac people
*** Shop 'Til They Lock
Ryan Singel, Wired News
Post-Christmas sales are a must for bargain hunters, but this year brings a new incentive to stock up on electronics: 2005 might be the last good year to get gizmos that aren't locked down.
*** Louisianians Jump Into iPod Lawsuit
Penny Brown Roberts, 2theadvocate.com
Emily Mayo of Baton Rouge is taking one of the world's biggest computer makers to court -- over some scratches.
*** Beyond Prono: Free iPod Content
Kathleen Craig, Wired News
Wired News has your back with a roundup of some of the best free iPod content on the net.
*** Shake Rocks Ape: Compositing "King Kong"
Weta Digital used Shake as its primary compositing tool on "King Kong."
*** Why Your Music Collections Will Bite The DRM Dust
David Berlind, ZDNet
*** How To Become An Independent Programmer In Just 1068 Days
Just plan, set realistic goals, meet those goals, diversify, save up, add four cups of patience, and have fun. And most importantly -- work your ass off.
The Tomorrow Weblog
Emerging Technologies. Innovative Applications. New Economy
*** The Net Is A Boon For Indie Labels
Jeff Leeds, New York Times
Even as the recording industry staggers through another year of declining sales over all, there are new signs that a democratization of music made possible by the internet is shifting the industry's balance of power.
The other things in life
*** Fear Destroy What Bin Laden Could Not
Robert Steinback, Miami Herald
Never would I have expected this nation -- whch emerged stronger from a civil war and a civil rights movement, won two world wars, endured the Depression, recovered from a disastrous campaign in Southeast Asia and still managed to lead the world in the principles of liberty -- would cower behind anyone just for promising to "protect us."
*** Looking Back
A.D. Winans, San Francisco Reader
Life in the city
*** Singapore Plans Emergency Exercise For MRT, Bus Bombings
S Ramesh, Channel NewsAsia
A major exercise will be held over the weekend in the first two weeks of January next year, but the public will not be told in advance of the exact date, time and the venues.
*** ECP Facelife: Fears And Hopes
Tor Ching Li, Today
Will $160m upgrade result in more facilities and worsen the overcrowding problem?
*** Singapore Setps Up Qantas Rivalry
Geoff Easdown, The Courier-Mail
Qantas rival Singapore Airlines is about to turn the heat up on the Australian flag carrier by matching its recent US$10 billion order for new aircraft.
*** The Political Parallels To The NKF Scandal
I can see five aspects of the NKF scandal that parallels features of Singapore's political system, and now that the systemic failings of the NKF are being brought to public attention in such an ignominious fasion, they may cause long-term complications for the ruling party. They are: 1) the use of defamation suits, 2) Durai's high salary and perks, 3) incompetence in government, 4)oversight of executives, 5) dollars and cents as the criterion of success.
The Shuffle by MyAppleMenu
Life is random. More tunes, less talk.
*** Melt Your Heart
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