Wednesday, May 30, 2007

RIAA: Radio Ga G...ive us your money

RIAA is always on the prowl.
Now, they put their sights on the terrestrial radio. However the radio is there for a long time, and has some teeth also, therefore it won't be a helpless prey.

I call this whole RIAA and MPAA attitude a legal racketing.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

The masterpiece

A poster that I saw on one of the busy junctions:


The Hebrew captions say:
(Avigdor) Lieberman
(is) the "puddle" of
the Russian mafia.
(He is) Selling out Israel.

Mikhail (Michael) Chernoy (beside the photo)


I would really like to know who is the author of this masterpiece.
Unfortunately, he or she didn't bother to sign his or hers name on it.

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Monday, May 14, 2007

Another screw up from the record industry

It is another example of how greed managed to screw up a good thing.
Remember Pandora.com?
This fabulous web based music service, offers personally adapted internet radio, and thanks to some greedy IP owners, it is available to US listeners only. My guess that they weren't happy enough with the standard licensing fee.

They are so shortsighted that it....
Ahhh, what is the point in saying the same thing over and over...

Not so funny T-shirts

There is a fashion to print all kinds of nonsense on T-shirts, and not surprisingly, it becomes ugly sometimes.
At best, it ends up with tourist in China buying a T-shirt with pretty hieroglyphs saying "I'm a stupid foreigner, who can't read Chinese".
At worst, a British company selling the following shirts with the following message:

For the non-Russian speaking folks, the writing around the Russian coat of arms says:
"We will clean Russia from all non-Russians".
Definitely not funny.

Thank you Novell, very much

Novell - Microsoft deal goes according predicted path. After signing patent swap agreement they started their FUD attack on Linux.
This time Microsoft claims that Linux and other open source software violates about 230 patents owned by Microsoft.

Thank you Novell, very much.

Update:
The responses to MS FUD from Linux Torvads, Sun and Open Source Foundation.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

The obvious confession

According to Mignews.com (Rus), Hezbollah has confessed that all of their actions are coordinated and approved by Tehran.
That was much obvious, the only question stands, what do they have to gain from this confession?

One possible explanation is that the Iranians want their neighbors to know who is the boss in town.
Another, that the Hezbollah want their rivals to know that there is a greater power behind them.