[MyAppleMenu] May 27, 2008
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**** Living With: The MacBook Air <http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2008/05/living_with_the_macbook_air.html>
by Gizmodo Australia
The more I use the Air, the more I need to own it. This laptop isn't for everyone. But if you have a desktop and need a laptop to compliment it when you're out on the road, then this is a superior piece of kit.
**** Roadtest: Mac Windows Software <http://www.smh.com.au/news/reviews/roadtest-mac-windows-software/2008/05/24/1211183174958.html>
by David Flynn, Sydney Morning Herald
**** Do Not Adjust Your Browser: Delicious Library 2 Is Out <http://arstechnica.com/journals/apple.ars/2008/05/26/do-not-adjust-your-browser-delicious-library-2-is-out>
by David Chartier, Ars Technica
At the top of the new feature list is the ability to catalog far more than just media like DVDs and books; users can now keep track of their gadgets, toys, tools, and just about anything else that Amazon carries.
**** Can Apple Teach Us A Thing Or Two About Convenience, Convergence And Customer Service? <http://whathifi.com/mp3/archive/2008/05/26/can-apple-teach-us-a-thing-or-two-about-convenience-convergence-and-customer-service.aspx>
by What Hi-Fi?
**** MacHEADS: The Movie (The Interview) <http://gizmodo.com/393181/macheads-the-movie-the-interview>
We had a chance to ask director/writer/editor Kobi Shely about his first movie. And he had some interesting things to say about Apple and the people who really, really love them.
**** Did China Just Open The Door For Apple's iPhone? <http://apple20.blogs.fortune.cnn.com/2008/05/26/did-china-just-open-the-door-for-apples-iphone/>
by Philip Elmer-DeWitt, Fortune
**** Aluminum Keyboard Loses Its Luster <http://www.macworld.com/article/133603/2008/05/imackeyboard.html>
by Jonathan Seff, Macworld
**** 'Standard Operating Procedure' By Philip Gourevitch And Errol Morris <http://www.latimes.com/features/books/la-bk-roth25-2008may25,0,3903424.story?track=rss>
by Michael S. Roth, Los Angeles Times
Errol Morris is interested int he reconsruction and reenactment of past events, and he provocatively blurs the boundaries between history and fiction, truth and fantasy. Philip Gourevitch is interested in the aftermath of events in how people deal with overwhelming occurences that have come to define their present and future. In "Standard Operating Procedure," he weaves Morris' interviews, court transcripts and journalists' accounts into a compelling story of a prison plan gone wrong.
**** Armageddon In Retrospect, By Kurt Vonnegut <http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/reviews/armageddon-in-retrospect-by-kurt-vonnegut-834541.html>
by Roz Kaveney, The Independent
Vonnegut's last works remind us that we can always simply say no to the whole horrible business.
**** PUB Clears River Sludge Along Robertson Quay <http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/350228/1/.html>
by Jinny Koh, Today
The air along Robertson Quay has finally been cleared. And the source of the offending stench a 1m-thick layer of sludge lining the bed of the Singapore River has been removed, giving the area a breath of fresh air.
**** A Rock-Solid Judgment For Malaysia <http://www.nst.com.my/Current_News/NST/Tuesday/Columns/2251299/Article/index_html>
by Mohamaed Jawhar Hassan, New Straits Times
The judgment at The Hague has advanced Malaysia's interests far beyond what it would have, or more accurately what it did not have, if the original status quo had remained.
**** Zero ERP Glitches? 'Impossible - Error Rate Now Just 0.003%' <http://www.straitstimes.com/Free/Story/STIStory_241412.html>
by Maria Almenoar, Straits Times
**** 'Libel Was Part Of Strategy To Gain Political Mileage' <http://www.straitstimes.com/Free/Story/STIStory_241413.html>
by Zakir Hussain, Straits Times
Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) chief Chee Soon Juan and his sister Chee Siok Chin did not just repeat 'false and malicious attacks' against prime minister Lee Hsien Loong and minister mentor Lee Kuan Yew, lawyers for both men told the High Court. They had timed their libel as 'part of a premeditated and planned strategy to gain political mileage' in the 2006 General Election, they said in a statement at the start of a hearing yesterday.
**** Singapoe Refuses To Grant Maids Mandatory Days Off <http://globalnation.inquirer.net/news/breakingnews/view/20080526-138956/Singapore-refuses-to-grant-maids-mandatory-days-off>
Singapore on Monday maintained its stand against legislating mandatory rest days for foreign domestic helpers, saying they were adequately protected by existing measures.
Advocacy groups joined forces last month to launch a campaign to provide foreign maids with rest days, citing a poll showing only about 50 percent of the 170,000 FDWs are given a regular day off.
**** Singapore Still Insensitive To Helpers <http://hkbigmind.blogspot.com/2008/05/singapore-still-insensitive-to-helpers.html>
by An OFW Living In Hong Kong
There are those who take advantage of the laxity of the laws and thus able to maintain their modern age slaves. The Singaproe government is guilty of abetting in this terrible practice.
**** It's Hard To Understand Political Leaders Sometimes <http://boresightlock.wordpress.com/2008/05/26/its-hard-to-understand-political-leaders-sometimes/>
by Anthony Chua, Fence In
Was it really the harsh realities of extremist activism that caused the reversal of stance? Perhaps that's really what being a politician is like?
**** Oppositions Are Out Of Touch! <http://thoughtdissector.blogspot.com/2008/05/oppositions-are-out-of-touch.html>
by Regathering Thoughts, Redefining Meanings
Pontian MP, please check your facts before commenting as it would only bring embarassment and confusion to the people who has chosen you.
**** Ghani: Malaysia Has Proof Of Pulau Pisang Ownership <http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2008/5/27/nation/21366949&sec=nation>
by The Star
There is no danger of losing Pulau Pisang to Singapore as Malaysia clearly has sovereignty over the island. Johor mentri besar Datuk Abdul Ghani Othman said that this was despite Singapore operating a lighthouse on the 154ha island.
**** No Need To Legislate Mandatory Day Off For FDWs For Now <http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/350146/1/.html>
by Margaret Perry, Channel NewsAsia
Households that have disabled family members who require constant attention, acting manpower minister Gan Kim Yong said, may find it difficult to release their FDWs for a prescribed period every month.
/So, if you work for a disabled person, you cannot rest? Are there really any scenarios in the entire world that made just one day off impossible? Slavery?/
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