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Month: January 2006 (page 1 of 6)

What censorship does.

Compare the searches for “tiananmen” on regular Google and on Google China. (via Dave Farber)

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Queen of Narnia.

tilda swinton as the white witch, in chariotChronicles of Narnia is a pretty good movie, with some truly beautiful visual effects (especially those to do with snow, fur, and talking animals). But Tilda Swinton as the White Witch is an awesome villain, maybe one of the greats — right up there with Darth Vader and Khan.… Read the rest

iPod/iTunes tip.

When you install iTunes for Windows, it defaults to the setting that automatically keeps your iPod in sync with your iTunes library. That means if your computer doesn’t have much music on it, and you plug in an iPod that you’d topped off with music from another computer, all the music on your iPod will get wiped out.… Read the rest

Jobs vs. Gates: Who’s the Star?

Steve Jobs: tightfisted rich bastard? Wired News: Jobs vs. Gates: Who’s the Star?

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True music.

Chavez RavineI’ve been listening to Ry Cooder’s album Chavez Ravine for about half a year now. It’s an amazing album — an impressionistic, lively, even danceable historical tour through the Chavez Ravine neighborhood of Los Angeles — a predominantly Mexican neighborhood that was bulldozed in the 1950s to make room for Dodger Stadium.… Read the rest

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