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Mood: restless
Posted on 2010-03-05 10:55:00
Tags: politics links
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In New York state, various churches are supporting an anti-gay State Senator. This particular State Senator (Hiram Monserrate) was convicted of slashing his girlfriend in the face with a broken drinking glass and expelled from the State Senate. But, you know, he's against gay marriage!

It looks like Valve is starting up some sort of Portal ARG which is a pretty good sign there will be a Portal 2. Looking forward to it!

Is Obamacare a Favorite to Pass? - Nate Silver thinks it's about 50/50.

I think Apple might be turning evil. (to clarify, "evil" in the sense of "winning by taking advantage of people instead of by doing good work") They sued HTC over some pretty questionable patents - these days the way things work is that companies try to patent anything they can, including blindly obvious "inventions", but just hold on to them as a defensive mechanism. That way if they're ever sued for infringement they can countersue and usually both companies are infringing and so a settlement will result. But actually suing another company is pretty aggressive...not to mention a lot of the patents seem like stuff that shouldn't be patentable in the first place.

Now apparently they're trying to stop music companies from participating in Amazon's MP3 Daily Deal, which is pretty anticompetitive.

Pictures of NYC and Las Vegas from above at night - pretty!


Comment from andrewhime:

I think Apple might be turning evil.

Remove "think" and "might" and you're on the right track.

Comment from destroyerj:

Also, "turning evil" implies "wasn't already evil"

Comment from andrewhime:

Yeah, the whole thing with jailbreaking being a violation of the DMCA sealed my fate.

If Palm hadn't pulled this rabbit out of their hat, I was going Android.

Comment from mathjoker:

Two predictions:

1. If Obamacare passes, it seals Obama's already very likely fate as a one-term president...

2. And Obama will still be regarded by many as the best president since Kennedy, if not since FDR.

Comment from brittongregory:

Assume the party escort submission position or you will miss the party!

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