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Posted on December 15th, 2011 at 19:18 by John Sinteur in category: Cartoon

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  1. Amazing that cartoonists like to paint anyone but Obama in an unflattering light. How about illustrating a few of the blatant failures of this administration or the messiah-complex ego that has wasted more money in three years than all the administrations in the last hundred years. A good cartoon might illuminate the fact of wasting 700+ million on “shovel ready jobs” that never existed and went to fund the pet pork projects that rewarded Obama campaign contributors. How about cramming obamacare down the throats of the 99% of us that do not want it. How about the open and honest government he promised us being replaced with a senate rampant with insider trading and a justice department caught repeatedly lying about the guns in Mexico. I guess the truth of our administrations incompetance just isn’t that funny, is it?

What Google will look like in 2012

Posted on December 15th, 2011 at 18:27 by John Sinteur in category: Intellectual Property

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Sarkozy’s official residence is a den of piracy

Posted on December 15th, 2011 at 14:59 by John Sinteur in category: Intellectual Property


Further revelations from the YouHaveDownloaded BitTorrent logger: six infringing BitTorrent swarms included computers logged into the network of the official residence of French President Nicholas Sarkozy. Sarkozy, of course, pushed for the HADOPI law that allows whole households to be disconnected from the net if their network is implicated in three copyright complaints. Note that there’s no proof that anyone who was downloading these files got enough of them via the Sarkozy network to turn into a recognizable video or audio file; nor does it mean they were a member of the Sarkozy household. But the HADOPI law doesn’t make this distinction, and who am I to argue with Sarkozy’s favorite Internet law?

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Today In Dishonest Fox News Charts

Posted on December 15th, 2011 at 9:07 by John Sinteur in category: Foyer of Ennui (just short of the Hall of Shame)


Note how the 8.6 percent unemployment rate in November looks higher than March’s 8.8 percent rate, and about the same as the 9 percent unemployment rate in October.

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  1. Also, it’s a screenshot from Fox News RADIO.

  2. it is amazing how much of an angle there is between 9.1 and 9.0. Especially when there is no angle between 9.0 and 8.6.

    I guess this is what they call “new” math. It might even be “Newt” math.

Apple made Galaxy Tab a ‘household name’

Posted on December 15th, 2011 at 9:05 by John Sinteur in category: Apple


In an interview today Samsung Australia’s vice president of telecommunications, Tyler McGee, would not say how many sales Samsung missed out on as a result of Apple’s temporary ban on the Galaxy Tab.

But when asked whether the court action – which Apple launched after claiming Samsung "slavishly copied" its iPad – was the best marketing Samsung could hope for, McGee was under no illusions about the boost Apple’s case, and the subsequent media coverage, provided.

"At the end of the day the media awareness certainly made the Galaxy Tab 10.1 a household name compared to probably what it would’ve been based on the investment that we would’ve put into it from a marketing perspective," he said.

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  1. IE, there is no such thing as bad publicity… 🙂

  2. Yes, we call it the “Table that Apple got mightily scared of”.
    So it must be good. More Galaxies around here than iPads at the moment.

  3. Something similar happened a few decennia ago. Some radicals demolished a few gas station pumps of a certain gas brand because of this brand’s alleged exploitation of people in Africa. The third time this happened, the one national news broadcast did a 10 minute item on this, and interviewed a spokesperson for the gas brand. All he said was something along the lines of: Hey, our brand got mentioned at least three times in this 10 minute prime-time news item… We can’t buy publicity like this! I don’t recall any more gas stations being attacked (for the same reason) after that.
    Although I don’t think Apple will be scared off that easily, the publicity is undoubtedly priceless. Samsung will certainly be pleased: get your ‘Apple doesn’t want you to have this’ tablet now. It must really be good then. 😉