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Crank who harasses science writers (including Ars) resurfaces, rearrested

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A campaign of harassment against scientists that lasted decades came to an end last year. Dennis Markuze, who went by the nickname Mabus, had issues with atheism, and he targeted its proponents with unbalanced rants and a variety of threats. Over the years, however, he gradually lost focus and decided...
Crank who harasses science writers (including Ars) resurfaces, rearrested

Apple Resets App Ratings For Developers Affected By App Crashing Bug

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One more update on this week’s “app-ocalypse” – Apple says it has resolved the issue which caused iOS and Mac apps to crash upon launch, and it has now pushed out new, untainted updates to fix the previously corrupted apps. But in developers’ minds, the bigger worry here had been...
Apple Resets App Ratings For Developers Affected By App Crashing Bug
The Verge Mobile Show 003 - June 12th, 2012

How Facebook is putting its users last | Molly Rants - CNET News

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How Facebook is putting its users last | Molly Rants - CNET News

The Real War At SXSW: AT&T Versus 15,000 Data-Crazed Geeks

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We’ve talked a lot this week about the so-called “Location War” brewing at the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas starting tomorrow. That war will happen, but actually, there are likely to be a lot of winners because a few of the location-based services should be able to leverage the exposure...
The Real War At SXSW: AT&T Versus 15,000 Data-Crazed Geeks
New Chrome extension replaces your friends' political Facebook rants with pictures of cute kitties
Preserving your video game legacy in the days before credit rolls

Scribd is Scrapping Flash and Choosing HTML5

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Scribd, the popular online document sharing site, has decided that it doesn’t see Flash in it’s future. According to co-founder Jared Friedman, “We are scrapping three years of Flash development and betting the company on HTML5 because we believe HTML5 is a dramatically better reading experience than Flash. Now any...
Scribd is Scrapping Flash and Choosing HTML5
Linus Torvalds: I will not change Linux to "deep-throat Microsoft"

Hitler rants about the Downfall Parodies being blocked

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Hitler rants about the Downfall Parodies being blocked

Hacker News Parody Sums Up Everything We Love To Hate About Hacker News

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Oh, Hacker News. It’s a discussion board from the folks at Y Combinator, it’s a tech journalism tool and it’s a place where some of the smartest people on the Internet congregate to flaunt just how smart they really are. A massive source of influence in the science and tech...
Hacker News Parody Sums Up Everything We Love To Hate About Hacker News

Editorial: Vanishing 'copywrong' document blasts RIAA, suggests radical reform, and should be taken seriously

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Something startling happened over the weekend. It came and went in a flash, but the repercussions could, and should, be lasting. An unexpected and most unusual policy brief from the Republican Study Committee was released. (The RSC is a 165-member congressional policy review group.) Entitled Three Myths About Copyright...
Editorial: Vanishing 'copywrong' document blasts RIAA, suggests radical reform, and should be taken seriously

Nokia Lumia 900, Printer Ink Prices, and Instagram for Android on PCWorld Podcast #135

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Melissa Riofrio dishes out some interesting info about who's got horrible printer ink prices and who doesn't. Ginny rants and raves about Nokia's hot new Windows Phone, and we all shrug about the debut of Instagram on Android....
Nokia Lumia 900, Printer Ink Prices, and Instagram for Android on PCWorld Podcast #135

How to Add More Music to Your iPod or iPhone

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How to Add More Music to Your iPod or iPhone is a post from Chris PirilloIf you’re a music fanatic, I bet you’ve griped many times about the lack of space for tunes on your Apple device. With the release of the new version of iTunes today, those rants will...
How to Add More Music to Your iPod or iPhone

Branch comes out of private beta to spark conversations and encourage dialogues

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Branch, the service backed by Ev Williams and Biz Stone of Obvious, has come out of private beta today to drum up conversations on the web, rather than rants by one person. Here’s what the team had to say: Today, Branch is coming out of private beta and will begin...
Branch comes out of private beta to spark conversations and encourage dialogues

Why I've Decided To Quit Facebook

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I'm quitting Facebook because it makes me feel like a loser.  I don't mean reading posts about babies taking first steps and people flaunting their engagement ring makes me feel bad. I mean that the simple act of logging in, scrolling the news feed and posting about something mundane...
Why I've Decided To Quit Facebook

Plastic that tracks your balance in real time?

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This "Live Checking Card" concept design from Yoon Jin-Young, Lee Jun-Kyo, Lee Young-Ho, and Kim Jin-Yi has been getting a lot of bandwidth around the tubes, lately. Ignoring the details of technical implementation, the notion itself is straightforward: Your check card shows you exactly how much money you have...
Plastic that tracks your balance in real time?
Yahoo, meet your new users: Tumblr adds sponsored posts, and the grumbles begin
On The Verge episode 003 teaser: Jimmy Fallon rants about his new camera

Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

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Well, this is a first. We've had one comment take first place in the voting for both funniest and insightful before, but I believe that this is the first time that the top two comments in both lists were the same (and yes, in the same order). Neat. Also odd,...
Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

Hitler Rants Video About DMCA Takedowns Is Taken Down Itself

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The super popular "Hitler rants..." meme is now under fire by Constantin Film, the German production company behind Downfall, from which the original clip is taken. According to TechCrunch, Constantin started filing DMCA takedowns on many of the popular YouTube variants of the oft re-subtitled clip. Particularly ironic is the...
Hitler Rants Video About DMCA Takedowns Is Taken Down Itself

Truthdig’s Robert Scheer: Facebook Helps “A Denial Of Basic Human Rights”

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I’ve heard a few rants against Facebook and Google in my time, but listening to Truthdig’s Robert Scheer say on Friday that Facebook is involved with a “denial of basic human rights” was really a new and over-the-top one. Scheer is an old-school veteran journalist. He... Please visit Marketing Land...
Truthdig’s Robert Scheer: Facebook Helps “A Denial Of Basic Human Rights”

Betterific launches out of beta to help you share ideas for making products and companies better

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After presenting at DreamIT Ventures‘ demo day in Philadelphia, Betterific, a site for sharing ideas to make products and organizations better, is launching out of beta and raising $650,000. Betterific had been operating in beta for the past eight weeks, and so far more than 1,500 ideas Betterifs have been submitted,...
Betterific launches out of beta to help you share ideas for making products and companies better

Are these the worst apps ever?

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Huggies Brazil has launched a new app that tweets you to tell you when your baby has wet its nappy. Think that's bad? Well, there are possibly worse ones ...Throughout history, parents have long been disappointed by one thing: their inability to instantly know when one of their children has...
Are these the worst apps ever?

Hitler Rants About Cloud Security and Updates His Facebook Page

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It's a Friday morning and goodness knows we will be up to our eyeballs in discussions next week as the RSA Conference shovels out enough cloud security news for us all to groan just a bit. So, let's lighten it up a bit with one of the funnier YouTube videos...
Hitler Rants About Cloud Security and Updates His Facebook Page
Pay up, patent trolls: New legislation would force failed plaintiffs to pay defendants' legal bills
Social: Family Feud: Tense Thanksgiving for Facebook and George Takei

Another Failed Paywall Bites The Dust; Daily Variety Goes Free

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Two and a half years ago, Daily Variety, the big Hollywood trade magazine, basically ceded the entire online world to its main competitor, The Hollywood Reporter, by putting up a paywall. At the time, it bizarrely claimed that doing so would mean it wouldn't have to cover "gossip, half-truths and...
Another Failed Paywall Bites The Dust; Daily Variety Goes Free

Listen to the Engadget Mobile Podcast, live at 5PM ET!

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Get ready to be taken to a dreamworld of mobile podcasting as Myriam and Brad hit up the mics. Or is it a dreamworld of rants? Either way, it'll be magical. May 25, 2012 5:00 PM EDTContinue reading Listen to the Engadget Mobile Podcast, live at 5PM ET!Listen to...
Listen to the Engadget Mobile Podcast, live at 5PM ET!

Adobe Gives up on Apple, Welcomes Android

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Adobe is officially giving up on Apple. Or rather, Apple gave up on Adobe and Adobe is just now admitting it. In any event, the news is that Adobe's "Packager for iPhone," the bundled tool in Flash Professional that lets Flash developers leverage their existing skills to produce iPhone apps,...
Adobe Gives up on Apple, Welcomes Android
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