Nothing but 'Net: hands-on with the Cr-48 Chrome OS laptop: Ryan Paul gets it, concluding:
"In its current form, I think that the operating system could appeal to some niche audiences, like regular consumers users who really just need browsing or office productivity workers at companies that have gone Google or only use intranet apps. It's decidedly not a full-fledged alternative to the general purpose computing environments that currently ship on netbooks. Security is one area where it really shines, but most of its other advantages are obtainable in other software environments without having to sacrifice native applications. It's important to remember, however, that the platform is still a work in progress, under heavy active development. "
WikiLeaks and 9/11: What if?: More good stuff, from the aforelinked Michael Moore piece.
Why I'm Posting Bail Money for Julian Assange: Strong reasoning, from Michael Moore:
Rep. Peter A. King calls WikiLeaks a "terrorist organization."
And indeed they are! They exist to terrorize the liars and warmongers who have brought ruin to our nation and to others. Perhaps the next war won't be so easy because the tables have been turned -- and now it's Big Brother who's being watched ... by us!
Well worth a read.
Rogers in Canada Will Unlock Your iPhone For Just $50: This should be free, but at least Canadians have the option.
Man passes through TSA security with loaded gun in carry-on bag, boards plane: So we're giving up all sorts of rights in order to fly, and getting exactly what in return?
Links for Friday December 17th, 2010