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**** Leopard Early Fixes And Warnings <http://db.tidbits.com/article/9269>
by Jeff Carlson, TidBITS
Here's a rundown of some current important issues with Leopard.
**** Apple Leopard And SIP - Not Happening <http://andyabramson.blogs.com/voipwatch/2007/10/apple-leopard-a.html>
by Andy Abramson, VoIP Watch
**** iTunes Voodoo: Restoring Deleted Podcasts <http://www.oreillynet.com/mac/blog/2007/10/itunes_help_for_broken_podcast.html>
by David Battino, O'Reilly Mac DeveCenter Blog
**** Dear Lord Of Leopard... <http://www.scripting.com/stories/2007/10/27/dearLordOfLeopard.html>
by Dave Winer, Scripting News
I want my white menubar back.
**** Mac OS X Leopard UI Inconsistencies <http://chris.pirillo.com/2007/10/27/mac-os-x-leopard-ui-inconsistencies/>
by Chris Pirillo
Despite numerous user interface inconsistencies, I'm still largely impressed with Leopard.
**** The Despicable MacFixIt <http://www.macjournals.com/news/despicable.html>
by Mac Journals
Ever since founding editor Ted Landau sold MacFixIt years ago, the site has been on an increasingly shrill trajectory of fomenting fear and uncertainty about installing /any/ software, largely in an attempt to instill in its readers an unncessary dependency on the site's blesing before proceeding with, well, anything.
**** Leopard <http://daringfireball.net/2007/10/leopard>
by John Gruber, Daring Fireball
WHat I like best, and what I think Apple deserves the most praise for, is that fact that they've gone back and refined all sorts of litle things, changes so small that they fall far beneath the not-that-high-in-the-first-place threshold of Apple's own "300+ New Features" list.
**** Apple Targets iPhone Resellers <http://www.usatoday.com/tech/wireless/2007-10-27-iphone_N.htm>
by Associated Press
Apple Inc. no longer accepts cash for iPhone purchases and now limits sales of the cellphone to two per person in a move to stop people from reselling them.
The Tomorrow Weblog
**** Making Fast Food Even Faster <http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/28/technology/28proto.html?ex=1351224000&en=256801548726ace1&ei=5088&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss>
by Michael Fitzgerald, New York Times
Fast food is a slow sell for new technologies.
**** What Part Of 'Illegal' Don't You Understand? <http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/28/opinion/28sun4.html?_r=1&ex=1351310400&en=043053fa494fe055&ei=5088&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss&oref=slogin>
by Lawrence Downes, New York Times
America has a big problem with illegal immigration, but a big part of it stems from the word "illegal." It pollutes the debate. It blocks solutions.
**** Gone Shopping <http://www.variety.com/review/VE1117935224.html?categoryid=31&cs=1&nid=2562>
by Derek Elley, Variety
Elegantly shot on HD, and with a semi-fairy-tale atmosphere, this is something small but fresh from Singapore's tiny industry.
**** New Singapore Currency Rules 'Not A Problem' <http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2007/10/28/nation/19305519&sec=nation>
by The Star
Businessmen in Johor do not expect the new Singapore ruling concerning the movement of money in and out of the island republic to affect them. Johor Baru Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry president Datuk Soh Poh Sheng said most businessmen in Johor did not bring cash to or from Singapore for security purposes.
He was commenting on a report that effective Nov 1, travellers who take more than S$30,000 or its equivalent in foreign currencies in or out of Singapore, will be required to declare the amount.
**** A Question Survival <http://thestar.com.my/columnists/story.asp?file=/2007/10/27/columnists/insightdownsouth/19281595&sec=Insight%20Down%20South>
by Seah Chiang Nee, The Star
Minister mentor Lee Kuan Yew has always warned Singaporeans to be aware that they are living with threats all around, both real and anticipated that could destroy the island state. But the younger generation that has grown up in relative wealth does not seem to share his fears.
/If the government always cries wolf on "threats" — one-man protests that turn into riots, homosexuals that can magically turn straights into gays — that citizens can easily see through as non-issues, of course nobody will believe anything else the government labels as threats./
**** The Limits Of Civility <http://www.yawningbread.org/arch_2007/yax-801.htm>
by Au Waipang, Yawning Bread
When the Religious Right (and this includes Thio) are out to bludgeon my psychologically, socially and politically, they don't deserve respect or civility from me. Nor from Alfian and thousands, thousands more.
**** Two Men And A Hypothetical Woman In A Public Place <http://mrwangsaysso.blogspot.com/2007/10/two-men-and-hypothetical-woman-in.html>
by Mr Wang Says So
**** ST's Janadas Devan Exposes Li-Ann's Thiology <http://journalism.sg/2007/10/27/the-devan-ci-code-janadas-exposes-li-anns-thiology/>
by Cherian George, Journalism.sg
Thank goodness for Straits Times journalist Janadas Devan. His column in Saturday's Insight pages is worth the paper's 80 cents cover price. Singapore doesn't have a tradition of investigative journalism, but Janadas' dogged, disciplined dissection of Thio's speech has exposed it for the diatribe that it really was. There is hope yet for rationality and reason.
**** NMP's Views At Odds With AIDS Relief Research Paper <http://theonlinecitizen.com/2007/10/27/nmp%e2%80%99s-views-at-odds-with-aids-relief-research-paper/>
by Jinesh Lalwani and Choo Zheng Xi, theonlinecitizen
The government has given its repeated assurances that s377A of the Penal Code criminalizing 'gross indency' between two men will not be enforced. However, evidence from healthcare workers on the ground seems to highlight a far more insidious effect of 377A.
The deterence effect of the law is not one of disease prevention, but in preventing a man from saying "I had sex with another man", hence incriminating himself. This is despite the fact that this candour is the surest way of ensuring proper, targeted education for at-risk individuals.
**** Dr Thio And Academic Freedom <http://mollymeek.livejournal.com/169573.html>
OK, when Warwick asks for academic freedom and certain basic rights to protect its students, it's being unrealistic or unreasonable. When a law professor writes an ill-reasoned article showing how unprofessional she is, it's called academic freedom.
When anti-377A people call her names, they are harassing her and are being abusive and uncivil. When she expresses disgust for homosexual sx while resorting to poorly justified diatribes and equivocation, it's academic freedom and civility.
**** Another Singapore First: PM Lee First Ton Congratulate New Myanmar PM Lieutenant-General Thein Sein <http://urbanrant.blogspot.com/2007/10/another-singapore-first-pm-lee-first-to.html>
**** Singapore, Japan Seek Stability In Myanmar <http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/storypage.aspx?StoryId=97253>
Singapore's foreign minister said Saturday the city-state and Japan were seeking a change in policy but not of regime in military-run Myanmar, according to a report.
**** Protests <http://chemgen.wordpress.com/2007/10/28/protests/>
by Chemical Generation Singapore
Just saying "No" and digging up historical episodes to weakly demonise all protests are increasingly unpersuasive for a supposed First World Government which wants to foster an open and inclusive society.
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