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Fun Friday: Quotes

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I love quotes. Back in the early days of Twitter, we used to tweet a quote of the day. And I tumbl a lot of quotes I find on the web. So when Max Yoder suggested to me a week or so ago that we do a fun friday on...
Fun Friday: Quotes

Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

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Maybe, as in the Olympics, commenters should have to retain their amateur status in order to compete. But since such a rule does not exist at present, the big winner this week is our own Tim Geigner (whose ebooks are now available in the Insider Shop). Tim took the top...
Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

Tech Tip: Advanced Google search functions

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Searching Google is a quick way to find information, but more advanced functions can help users find more helpful information faster. Travel is one category where Google is very useful. Type in a flight number such as "United 1111" and Google will return the flight status. Type in "time...
Tech Tip: Advanced Google search functions

After fabricating Bob Dylan quotes, Jonah Lehrer resigns from the New Yorker

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Pop science writer Jonah Lehrer, who found himself in trouble last month when it was revealed that he was recycling his own previously written content in New Yorker blog posts, is now resigning from his position as a staff writer at the magazine. The news follows Tablet magazine reporter Michael...
After fabricating Bob Dylan quotes, Jonah Lehrer resigns from the New Yorker

Use Ninite to give Windows 8 a classic Start menu

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Are you taking the plunge on a new Windows 8 system? Although Microsoft has positioned the new OS to be all about apps, most users will want to run some "legacy" programs (quotations mine--how is something like iTunes suddenly a legacy program?). Rather than downloading all your favorites manually,...
Use Ninite to give Windows 8 a classic Start menu

Quotations from CEO Cook

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Excerpts from Tim Cook's Bloomberg Businessweek interview FORTUNE -- We always knew that Steve Jobs was going to be a tough act to follow, so I suppose his successor should be forgiven if he came across in his NBC and Bloomberg Q&As Thursday as painfully sincere and even a little schmaltzy...
Quotations from CEO Cook

APPLE BOSS WAS MISQUOTED: Cheap iPhone Still On The Table

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SAN FRANCISCO/BEIJING (Reuters) - In a revised version of an interview published Thursday in a Chinese newspaper, Apple Inc marketing chief Phil Schiller said the company would focus on making "the best products" for customers and "never blindly pursue market share". On Thursday, the Shanghai Evening News had originally...
APPLE BOSS WAS MISQUOTED: Cheap iPhone Still On The Table

My Ten Favorite Tweets – Week Ending 032610

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From the home office in CTU, where I’m taking control of ‘24′, not going to let it be canceled… #1: RT @scobleizer http://bestc.am/T90 This is Paul Pluschkell CEO of @spigit which is cool ideation software used by tons of companies. Now onto @pipioinc #2: Wow – my moment in @dahowlett’s...
My Ten Favorite Tweets – Week Ending 032610

Haruki Murakami? There's an iPhone and iPad diary app for him...

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Random House finds an inventive way to promote Japanese author's latest novel throughout the yearReplacing Apple's preloaded apps on your iPhone with those made by other companies is something of a trend right now, whether it's Google Maps for finding your way, Sparrow for email or Chrome for web browsing.Now...
Haruki Murakami? There's an iPhone and iPad diary app for him...

Churchill's Heirs Seek To Lose The Future By Charging Biographer To Quote His Words

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"If we open a quarrel between past and present, we shall find that we have lost the future." -- Winston Churchill We've talked in the past about how the heirs of Martin Luther King Jr. and James Joyce have a long and unfortunate history of being ridiculous about letting anyone...
Churchill's Heirs Seek To Lose The Future By Charging Biographer To Quote His Words

Faulkner Estate Keeps Suing: Sues Washington Post Over Ad That Quoted One Sentence

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It appears that Faulkner Literary Rights -- the operation set up by the estate of William Faulkner to oversee his copyrights -- has really decided to go all in with the crazy lawsuits. Last week, we wrote about it suing Sony Pictures because of a Woody Allen movie (Midnight in...
Faulkner Estate Keeps Suing: Sues Washington Post Over Ad That Quoted One Sentence

Sh*tMyDadSays Moves To StatusNet Open-Source Twitter Clone

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"Son, no one gives a sh*t about all the things your cell phone does. You didn't invent it, you just bought it. Anybody can do that." Such is the wisdom that the Sh*t My Dad Says Twitter account has been bringing us since last August. The popular feed of quotations...
Sh*tMyDadSays Moves To StatusNet Open-Source Twitter Clone

USTR Special 301 Report Doesn't Even Mention Germany Trampling Fair Use

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Last week, when the USTR's infamous Special 301 Report (pdf) came out, one of the things that I was most interested in was how the USTR would treat Germany. After all, back at the beginning of March, Germany's lower house, the Bundestag, passed a somewhat watered-down, but still troubling, bill...
USTR Special 301 Report Doesn't Even Mention Germany Trampling Fair Use

NYT launches Compendium, a Pinterest-like tool for the paper's content

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Many newspapers and magazines have already created accounts on Pinterest, and it’s not surprising they’re thinking about other ways to get readers to share their content. This week the New York Times Research & Development Labs launched a new tool called Compendium, which lets readers “use articles, imagery, videos, and quotations...
NYT launches Compendium, a Pinterest-like tool for the paper's content

NSA: 'Anonymous Might One Day Hack Power Grids!' Anonymous: 'Huh?!?'

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The fight to ramp up the fear mongering over cybersecurity has reached new and even more ridiculous levels -- in which an "anonymous" government source claims (without quotations) that the head of the NSA, Gen. Keith Alexander, recently briefed the White House claiming that the non-group Anonymous might be able...
NSA: 'Anonymous Might One Day Hack Power Grids!' Anonymous: 'Huh?!?'

So Where Did That Fake Google Acquisition Press Release Come From?

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So now we know that the press release concerning Google acquiring public Wi-FI firm ICOA Wireless was fake. But what do we know about who sent the press release, and why? The release was posted on PRWeb, a free service operated by the PR firm Vocus, which, it just so...
So Where Did That Fake Google Acquisition Press Release Come From?

The False Novelty of Making Reading 'Social'

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Reading has always had a social dimension, but the promise of new reading services lies in something we don't yet have a name for. We're told that services like Findings and Readmill "make reading social." Both sites encourage members to post quotations from what they're reading to share with other...
The False Novelty of Making Reading 'Social'

Internet copyright law has to have public support if it's going to work

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Brief quotations are fair dealing, but when you pass off someone else's work as your own, you're a plagiaristI know lots of people who disagree about when and whether it's OK to reproduce creative works without permission. There are long, thoughtful debates about how long copyright should last; whether publicly...
Internet copyright law has to have public support if it's going to work

The OED Needs Your Help With These Words: Bellini, Disco, FAQ, Cootie

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If you look up august in the Oxford English Dictionary, there's a picture of the Oxford English Dictionary itself. This is the world's gold standard for word origins and usage. So, you might think that you don't have much to contribute their corpus of knowledge, or that they'd ever need...
The OED Needs Your Help With These Words: Bellini, Disco, FAQ, Cootie

Cartoon: Tweaty

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There's a lot about Twitter that I find annoying: Auto DMs from people when I follow them ("Thanks for the follow! And please check out my acai berry multi-level marketing site!"). Random, Inspiration Lite™ quotations, stripped of all context. People who invent rules like "you have to follow everyone who...
Cartoon: Tweaty

Rumor: Apple's 2013 MacBook Air to use a new kind of Processor

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DigiTimes is reporting this morning that Apple has issued requests for quotations (RFQ) to Taiwan-based supply chain makers for the revision of several notebook models ......
Rumor: Apple's 2013 MacBook Air to use a new kind of Processor

Meet The Mysterious Cheesemonger Behind The Quotable Fromage

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        Yesterday we brought you the unexpected discovery of a James Patterson quotation on a block of mimolette cheese at Chelsea's Westside Market. Intrigued, we ventured to the store in search of the mind behind the rind. And there we discovered Peter "The Doctor" Daniels, a seven-year cheese man of...
Meet The Mysterious Cheesemonger Behind The Quotable Fromage
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