[MyAppleMenu] Aug 7, 2006
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Mac news for Mac people
*** Apple's Option Woes Deepen, Analysts Urge Calm
Jonny Evans, Macworld UK
*** VMware For Mac Is Finally Out!
This is what almost everyone in the Mac user community is waiting for.
*** Mac Users Miss Out On Comcast Freebies
David Lazarus, San Francisco Chronicle
Extras are given free to Comcast broadband subscribers. The catch? They have to be running the Windows operating system.
*** The Excitement Is In The Air
The WWDC keynote is coming up in a few hours, and the excitement is definitely in the air.
And it really doesn't matter if Steve Jobs is introducing or announcing your favorite products during the keynote. (Well, Leopard is definitely on the agenda, though.) Because New Products are not limited to one keynote session on one Monday morning. Watch out for upcoming New Products Tuesdays in the weeks ahead, as we are now in the midst of New Products Season at Apple.
(Unofficially, the season has already started with the wireless Mighty Mouse.)
The other things in life
*** Hot For Cold
Greg Atkinson, Seattle Times
It may be commonplace, but cold coffee drinks were once quite an anomaly.
*** Facing Middle Age With No Degree, And No Wife
Eduardo Porter and Michelle O'Donnell, New York Times
Once, virtually all Americans had married by their mid-40's. Now, many American men without college degrees find themselves still single as they approach middle age.
*** Stay-At-Home Bathers Threaten Japan's Ritual Soak
Justin McCurry, The Guardian
Centuries-old traidition falls victim to country's postwar economic success.
Life in the city
*** More Ads On Public Transportation -- Where Is The Reduction In Fares?
Remember, long long time ago, the only advertisements you see when travelling on public transportation, is the billboard on the back of the bus.
Today, you have ads on every surface area of the buses and trains and stations and bus stops. You have ads on seats. You have ads on the floor. You have little pieces of papers hanging on the handle bars, competiting with your hands for space. You have ads on plasma TVs on train platforms. You have ads on "TV Mobile", blasting at you. You even now have advertisements playing louding on trains <http://www.todayonline.com/articles/134951.asp>, so you'll never know beforehand whether it is an announcement that there is a disruption in service, or an announcement that maybe you should switch your mobile operator.
Now, shouldn't all these infusion of advertisement -- every time a new form of intrusion occurs -- warrant one or two cents of fare adjustment downward?
*** Another Malaysian Proposing To Build A Transport Hub That Doesn't Connect To Other Transport Hub
What is a definition of a "transportation hub"? I'm no expert, but I would expect connectivity to other transportation hub to be an important property of being a transportation hub.
So, we have this MP from Johor Bahru who proposes <http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2006/8/6/nation/15065554&sec=nation> that in order for KL to be a transportation hub, it should not connect to other transportation hub, such as the one hub that is south of Johor.
Very interesting plan... eh?
When will politicians get the message that you don't need others to lose for you to win?
*** 'Singapore Rebel' Saga Ends After Police Issues 'Stern Warning'
After 16 months of investigation, three interrogation sessions, 120 questions, and not discounting a covert round of interviews with some friends and associates, the police has finally decided to close their case against me.
*** Air NZ's Singapore Sling Is A "$60m Gift" To Rival
Liam Dann, New Zealand Herald
Air New Zealand's decision to stop flying to Singapore is handling rival Singapore Airlines $60 million "on a silver platter", media reports there say.
*** Jobs Still Elusive For Elderly
Loh Chee Kong, Today
Despite the government's efforts to help older workers stay employed, those who are already jobless still don't see a light at the end of the tunnel.
*** Shahrir Is Against Bullet Train Project
Johor Baru MP Datuk Shahrir Samad said what has to be considered is whether the government wants to make KLIA or Singapore the transportation hub.
*** Straits' Users Should Be Taxed
Sharidan M. Ali, The Star
*** Value For Your Bus Money
T. Rajan, Straits Times
Service standards, and probably fares too, for public buses will soon go up. What's the link?
*** More Bureaucratic Nonsense
Mr Wang Bakes Good Karma
Mindef wouldn't allow Ike, a rare music prodigy, to defer NS to study for a 3-year Bachelor of Music degree at Curtis. But if Ike had applied to spend those exact, same 3 years studying Accountancy or Tourism Studies at Singapore Poly, Mindef would have allowed deferment. That's Singapore for you.
*** Listening To Us And Peaceful Street Protests
Cobalt Paladin, A Long And Arduous Road Of An Entrepreneur
I don't think the government wants its citizen who are only attracted to stay because of HDB upgrading and progress package. I don't think this is the Singapore the government wants.
*** Singapore Cracks Down On Foreign Media
Mr Wang Bakes Good Karma
*** Political Apoplexy And Police Priorities
The only way one can explain the bizarre behaviour of our police is through grasping that they do not anything about the gay community.
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