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Jaron Lanier's Ignorance Of History, Basic Economics And Efficiency Is Getting Ridiculous

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So... we'd already taken a stab at debunking Jaron Lanier's "gobbledygook economics" a few weeks back when it started appearing, but since then there's been more Lanier everywhere (obviously, in coordination with his book release), and each time it seems more ridiculous than the last. Each time, the focus is...
Jaron Lanier's Ignorance Of History, Basic Economics And Efficiency Is Getting Ridiculous

Unicode over 60 percent of the web

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Computers store every piece of text using a “character encoding,” which gives a number to each character. For example, the byte 61 stands for ‘a’ and 62 stands for ‘b’ in the ASCII encoding, which was launched in 1963. Before the web, computer systems were siloed, and there were hundreds...
Unicode over 60 percent of the web

Apple Files New Patent Lawsuit Against Samsung In California

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Apple’s global campaign to stop its Korean rival from selling smartphones and tablets has faltered in recent months, but the iPhone-maker appears undeterred. Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) is using two new patents for touchscreen technology, obtained in December, as the basis for yet another lawsuit. In documents filed Tuesday in...
Apple Files New Patent Lawsuit Against Samsung In California

Microsoft Is Changing Its Terms Of Service, Adding Sneaky Language That Stops You From Suing It (MSFT)

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Microsoft is stealing a page from the telecom carriers and forbidding you to join a class-action lawsuit against it. You know that screen with all the legal gobbledygook language that pops up whenever you first launch the software? You are asked to agree with it, as it is, or you...
Microsoft Is Changing Its Terms Of Service, Adding Sneaky Language That Stops You From Suing It (MSFT)

Google Just Made It Much Cheaper To Do A Web Startup (GOOG)

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Without getting into a bunch of jargon and gobbledygook, know this: Google just made it much cheaper for entreprenuers to create Web-based startups. It did this by announcing Google Compute Engine. Basically, Google has spare servers that it will rent to Web developers for a price. Amazon has done this...
Google Just Made It Much Cheaper To Do A Web Startup (GOOG)

How to find happiness in a world of password madness

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In early August, Wired reporter Mat Honan had his most precious passwords hacked via a complex series of social engineering exploits. The breach made headlines because it exposed security flaws in Apple and Amazon customer service policies; but let's not forget that the Honan saga capped a long summer...
How to find happiness in a world of password madness
Here's The Absurd Advertisement Apple Is Being Forced To Run About Samsung (AAPL)

Telecom marketing: indecipherable jargon

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Are terms like "4G" and LTE nothing more than meaningless marketing terms? And furthermore, do they work? FORTUNE -- You might think that a discussion among a bunch of telecom geeks would be the last place you should look for help in deciphering the technical gobbledygook that wireless providers tend...
Telecom marketing: indecipherable jargon

Haters Gonna Hate... Windows 8

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Haters Gonna Hate... Windows 8: Ed Bott: If this were a political race, a 50 percent overall approval rating would be a solid base from which to start. Okay. Sure, you can use some convoluted guesstimations based on Amazon rating gobbledygook to deduce that people "like" Windows 8 somewhere in...
Haters Gonna Hate... Windows 8

Greenwash and hamming it up – Mazda makes a mess of CX-5 advert | Ed Gillespie

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Mazda adopts a Dr Seuss story, the Lorax, to sell its new compact SUV, but there's no disguising how ordinary the car isIn 15 years of working in sustainability I have seen some pretty amazing examples of feckless corporate greenwash – from Tesco's "Fights for Lights" to the "clean coal"...
Greenwash and hamming it up – Mazda makes a mess of CX-5 advert | Ed Gillespie

Google Admits That Chrome Is Freezing, Crashing New Macbook Airs (AAPL)

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If you buy a new Macbook Air don't install Chrome on it right away -- unless you love the beach ball. Google has admitted that the browser was freezing the PC, reports Gizmodo. A couple of days ago, Gizmodo wrote that it had brought some brand new MacBook Airs and...
Google Admits That Chrome Is Freezing, Crashing New Macbook Airs (AAPL)

TV Chicken Will Egg Be Apple's Pipe Undoing Browser Maps Justice Fixed

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TV Chicken Will Egg Be Apple's Pipe Undoing Browser Maps Justice Fixed: I'm going to break my rule of not linking to The Wall Street Journal (actually, I won't -- I'll link to Techmeme linking to it, which will get around the paywall anyway) to link to this gem of...
TV Chicken Will Egg Be Apple's Pipe Undoing Browser Maps Justice Fixed

Jaron Lanier And Gobbledygook Economics

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Okay, okay. So many people have been submitting Jaron Lanier's latest Wired opinion piece, which is really an excerpt from his new book, Who Owns the Future?, that clearly it needs some sort of response. As you may recall, Lanier trades on his cred as an early-digerati-turned-contrarian to sell lots...
Jaron Lanier And Gobbledygook Economics
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