* Posts by Alan Swartz

13 publicly visible posts • joined 10 Jul 2008

School caretaker jailed for fitting up colleague

Alan Swartz

Page 15

Your paper still has 15 pages!

Apple ads to target your iTunes history

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<< This is the Title >>

Apple == Big Brother

What irony considering the 1984 Apple commercial!

Halley's comet is actually ALIEN VISITOR

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Named after George Halley ... rhymes with Sally.

Interesting, from Wikipedia...

Halley is generally pronounced /ˈhæli/, rhyming with valley, or /ˈheɪli/ rhyming with daily,[15] but Edmond Halley himself probably pronounced his name /ˈhɔːli/ Hawley, as in the word "hall".

Flamsteed Astronomy Society (2006). "Huygens, Halley & Harrison—Anniversaries 2006". Retrieved 19 March 2007.

Amazon in 71% profit surge

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I have a Kindle and a Sony ereader. Most of the books and all of my subscriptions are on the Kindle. I have a number of friends with ereaders. We are out there and buying.

Red Hat sponsors open source religion

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Good Luck!

I wish Red Hat the best -- all success!

Azerbaijani donkey bloggers face seven years' jail

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dict hooliganism

as simple as...

dict hooliganism

1 definition found

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:


n 1: willful wanton and malicious destruction of the property of

others [syn: {vandalism}, {hooliganism}, {malicious


Microsoft at a loss in Word patent case?

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Software Patents - Bad!

This is yet another example of why all software patents should not exist. They stifle advances in software development.

Judge slaps ban on RealDVD software

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Another Hollywood/Disney Toady

Let's watch the next session of Congress extend Copyright to 500 years after death AND decide that there is NO fair use of anything. Watch for libraries to be outlawed within 5 years and video rentals to be outlawed withing 10 years.

EU court rules 11-word snippets can violate copyright

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Turn it over

Maybe the aggregators should charge AP to be included in their services since AP benefits from it.

There used to be such a thing as fair use. It seems that some corporations won't be happy until all fair use laws are destroyed. The next thing to be made illegal are libraries for allowing people to read content they haven't paid for.

Google chief lectures newspapers

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It is hard for me to see how Google is a parasite (pardon the grammar, I'm a Yank). All they do is provide links to the original news source. If they have ads and can make money for providing that service, great. Let the newspapers make money providing the news itself. If it can't be done with ads, then some other means should be thought of without blaming Google who only sends more traffic their way.

Oh, I prefer to read my newspaper on my Kindle. It has the portability advantages without the inky mess.

Woman cuffed for deleting virtual husband

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He should have had the locks changed.

How hard would it have been to change his password?

iPhone beer maker sues Carling over virtual suds

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@Paul M

No, I think they are illustrating the opposite. There are multiple anti-virus programs, multiple word processors, multiple music players, so the question is "how is this any different?"

Criminal record checks: More often wrong than right

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More often wrong than right????

"More often wrong than right"

0.02% ??? I guess I am having trouble understanding percentages!