March 2005 - Posts

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PLEASE NOTE: This blog has moved to Slashstar.com by Tim Marman

Technically, I moved this blog to Slashstar almost a year ago (April 14, 2004), but I've been cross-posting all of my content to both locations. Well, last week I upgraded Slashstar to Community Server - which among other things means that, at least in...
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Toshiba develops detachable display by Tim Marman

From TabletPCBuzz : Toshiba has developed a detachable display that the company says will combine the convenience of a Tablet PC with the computing power of a notebook. The display could be available in about three years, the company said at this week...
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Did you hear the one about the lawyer and the software engineer? by Tim Marman

phosita points to a post claiming that software engineers are stupid - at least when compared to lawyers. The author's underlying premise is that the legal profession has a high barrier to entry that, in turn, guarantees high salaries. Each step is a...
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Terrible UI by Tim Marman

Someone please explain this message to me: Important Message You clicked on the button indicating you are a new user, but you also gave a password. If you are a new user, please do not enter a password yet. If you are a returning user, please click on...
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Opting out of content changes a la Autolink by Tim Marman

Kevin points to a proposed Google Autolink Opt-Out Metatag . meta name="ContentAltering" content="{restrictions}" We already saw how effective the Web can be at getting these changes implemented (in the nofollow attribute), so it would not surprise me...
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When you buy a CD, what are you getting? by Tim Marman

Last month, Kevin addressed the question of whether simultaneous downloading is theft . His answer: Probably not because they've been focused on the uploaders, but they might come after you if you make your iTunes catalog available via limewire, however...
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iPodderSP mirrors? by Tim Marman

I've wanted to check out iPodderSP but it seems their site has been down for the past week or so. Does someone point me to another place to get it or share your copy? Thanks! Syndicated from iPodderSP mirrors? from Loosely Coupled ( RSS )
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When should a Blogger be treated as a Journalist? by Tim Marman

NYT has an article addressing the cases Apple has brought against three online sites. These cases center around theft of trade secrets, but the question before the court is whether bloggers should be treated as journalists under a California statute that...
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Wireless Flash Drives by Tim Marman

I've wondered for awhile why there are no Bluetooth Flash Drives (or at least why I can't seem to find them). There are dual-purpose USB flash drives / USB Bluetooth dongles, but no drive that I can connect to over Bluetooth. It seems this would really...
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Identity Theft and Use of Social Security Numbers by Tim Marman

Marc Orchant at The Tablet PC Weblog passes along some good tips for preventing identity theft . Among them: 2. Do not sign the back of your credit cards. Instead, put “PHOTO ID REQUIRED”.. This highlights a problem in general with using the signature...
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