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Bill Maher on SOPA – Ignorance Is Bliss It Seems?

2012/01/27 Leave a comment

Bill Maher created a humorous documentary on religious observations called well – Religulous.  It was similar to Richard Dawkin’s documentary and in some parts almost a clone.

After watching a recent video containing Bill, I may just have to rethink my opinion of him. Watch the video below, it is from some US talk show where he, based on his own self-admitting ignorance, arrogantly supports the SOPA and labels any anti-SOPA components in the community or government as thiefs.

Luckily, the other speakers on the panel seemed to have done their homework and not just read the SOPA coversheet.  Now I wonder if he was just as arrogant for his Religulous documentary?

No doubt if SOPA goes through this article will be in violation to the act and the entire WORDPRESS site will be shutdown because of me.   Hmmm

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Jobs Was Right: Adobe Abandons Mobile Flash, Backs HTML5

2011/11/12 2 comments

“HTML5 is now universally supported on major mobile devices, in some cases exclusively,” Adobe VP Danny Winokur said in a clear reference to Apple’s rejection of Flash support on its dominant iOS devices: the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. “This makes HTML5 the best solution for creating and deploying content in the browser across mobile platforms. We are excited about this, and will continue our work with key players in the HTML community, including Google, Apple, Microsoft and RIM, to drive HTML5 innovation they can use to advance their mobile browsers.” [1]

Read the full article here

http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2011/11/adobe-kills-mobile-flash/ [1]

 

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Let the Computer Work for You

2011/04/01 Leave a comment

We’ve all created lengthy documents or at least spent an hour trying to get that e-mail or document sounding just right when the power goes out sending your hard-worked-on composition into the digital ether.  Wouldn’t it be great if all your apps saved your work as you go without you having to hit Save or setup some auto-save interval which is always one second too late when your hamster decided to chew through the power cable?  Sure most e-mail applications have a save-to-draft feature but how many non-cloud-based document editors do an autosave.  For that matter, most e-mail apps are still dumb enough to ask “Shall I save?” when I close the window.  Of course it should. For that matter, why do we need to tell the computer to save at all?  Surely it should be smart enough to know that the thing I’ve been madly whacking glyphs into is smart enough to realise that the document is really important to me what with having spent the last hour on it that it should just save and be done with it? Hmm.

About the only document program I can think of that has no concept of saving is Microsoft OneNote – perhaps the only decent Office product that hasn’t suffered from bloatware of late or had some silly social networking attached to it.

Enter the clever chaps at Apple.  The upcoming version of the next OS for the Mac – Lion – will do two very important things

  • Auto save
  • Auto application hibernation and resume

Not only will this let you focus on what you are actually doing and not have to worry about mundane things such as saving, but also that you can quickly switch between applications freeing up memory as you go as the OS suspends unused apps.  Then when you return there is that document outlining how throwing hamsters into jet engines isn’t a very nice thing to do.

Oh this is the first blog from my Mac using a rather nice app called MarsEdit. Well done!

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