More hair-trigger madness. So an Xbox 360 in the hold is somehow more dangerous than 200 laptops in the cabin? RIGHT…..
Maybe we should all just stop flying for a while until this industry gets its feet back on the ground (or at least its head out of the clouds – Sorry couldn’t resist)..
US Airways Saves Flight From Dangerous Xbox 360 Threat – usairways – Gizmodo.
This story is just the other side of ridiculous but given the players not really that surprising.
Microsoft (the un-“do no evil” company) maybe offering large content providers cold hard cash to demand that Google stop listing their content in search results. I guess if you can’t beat ’em, cheat.. is the norm in Redmond these days. Kinda pathetic really just few days after Ballmer was spouting how well Bing was doing to a bunch of downtrodden shareholders.
So MSFT’s never ending nerve notwithstanding the amazing part of the story on Giz is that Murdoch might actually be considering this! Apparently he wants to cripple his web ratings and has been thinking about shutting out Google unilaterally for a while. Now MSFT is willing to fill his pockets to actually throw the switch. How can he lose?
At first I was appalled by this blatant tampering with the internet’s live blood (content) but then I got to thinking.. Google ain’t going to miss the ad revenue for one source of content. It’s not like it isn’t going to get replicated in a million other places anyway. If Microsoft wants to squander untold millions trying to hold back the sea then let it and getting News Corp’s hideously biased un-news off the front page would be a generally good thing all round for humanity.
So this blogger says – GO FOR IT! (morons).
Microsoft Might Pay Murdoch to De-List From Google – Microsoft Bing Google Rupert Murdoch – Gizmodo.
According to Neilsen Online, a company who measures internet traffic and sells the data to advertisers, Twitter users are a fickle bunch. They assert that 60% of people who sign up for Twitter don’t return to the site after a month. Read more…
Is it me or is it pretty pointless having networks that you’re not allowed to do anything on? I thought mobile video conferencing was something the carriers were encouraging! Their “unlimited” plans cap at 5GB/mo anyway. After that you pay through the nose per byte. So what is there to lose?
This just reeks of stodgy, old-f-touch old men, making dumb-ass decisions about technology they don’t understand and are probably afraid of. When did we hand the internet over to these goons?
AT&T tweaks wireless terms of service to forbid video streaming, filesharing, data tethering.
Just when you thought Gavin Newsom had gotten over his poor judgement here he comes with another dumb-ass idea. Renaming a street after Slick Willie!!!
You’ve got to be kidding me right? I mean that guy did squat for this town. He was too busy lining his pockets and giving business to his friends and family (allegedly).
Take the many thousands of dollars this is going to cost and buy our kids some school books will ya?
SAN FRANCISCO / Mayor has history with renaming.
Already this week has been full of fiction, technology fiction, financial fiction and now political fiction.
Bush can write???? Surely they meant to report, Chaney is going to write a book, retelling history the way he wants it recorded and his stick puppet is going to try to stand and talk at the same time in an attempt to sell us on how true it all is. Bet Rush is editing it!!
WAH, HA, HA, HA, HA………. I love these guys.
Bush to write book on important decisions of presidency – CNN.com.
Glad I’m not the only one who thinks this name change is simply moronic. Check out the readers comments after the ridiculously blinkered self indulgent drivel of an article.
What I’m just floored by is how in the hell they’ve managed to convince themselves that “SyFy” broadens perceptions….. WHAT? All it’s going to do is either make people think that they person who came up with it has the same spelling capability as a 2nd grader or that it’s so far up its own you-know-what as to be pretentious and irrelevant.
This is a great shame. I only hope that the fans kick up as big of a stink as humanly possible to make the idiots who came up with this lame idea rethink it.
SCI FI Channel to become Syfy; “Imagine Greater” is new message | SCI FI Wire.
WARNING – RANT AHEAD
I’m stunned. This is the kind of wrong-headed crap you get when you put two people (Messes Hammer and Howe) who care not for the genre they are supposed to promote in charge of the Sci Fi channel.
These execs think it’s just a peachy keen idea to change the name of the channel to “SyFy”…. What? Am I going mad?? Their reason boils down to – The name Sci Fi is too generic to trademark! You’d think that would also have been a concern back in 1992 when the channel was launched. Apparently they are a little slow on the up take. Another “reason” by the evil exec twins from hell is that the term “Sci Fi” is too limiting. Let me see if I understand. To call a channel that shows Sci Fi the Sci Fi channel is limiting??? How exactly? If the channel was showing DIY or scrap booking shows then I could see that limiting things to remodeling your bathroom to look like the bridge of the Enterprise or stenciling memory books with nothing but picture of Han, Luke and Yoda might indeed be a little limiting. However they have decades of quality material across the massive range of all things that fall under the category of Science Fiction to pull from. The only limiting thing I can see here is their intellect!
To be honest The poor old Sci Fi channel has gone through rough times ever since some fool handed Ms Hammer the reins about 8 years ago. She has messed with the format, messed with the line up, even introduced wrestling (yes, wrestling that most note-worthy of Science Fiction activities) to the channel. All in all doing much more harm than good. Now to add insult to injury, they tells us that the universal name that refers to all the things that the fans know and love isn’t good enough for them..
I find this nonsense ill-advised, un-necessary and insulting. If it wasn’t for the odd successful show like Battlestar Ms Hammer’s tenure at the Sci Fi channel would have been a complete disaster.
Advertising – Sci Fi Channel Has a New Name – Now, It’s Syfy – NYTimes.com.
I really hope someone at Apple sees this and does something about it because this takes absurdity to new heights.
Apple stupidly rejects Tweetie 1.3 for foul language in Twitter trends.