Mary Jo has the scoop in Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0 Details Begin to Leak.
Microsoft is sharing quite a bit more IE 7.0 specifics privately with key partners, sources who requested anonymity claim.
Sources say that IE 7.0 – which is code-named "Rincon," they hear – will be a tabbed browser.
There’s much more, of course, including lots of security enhancements. I don’t know if it will move me back from Firefox, but I’ll keep an open mind.
Cory’s on form today.
: A reader writes, “Much-blogged ‘On Bullshit’ essayist Harry Frankfurt, of Princeton’s philosophy department, has asked me to pull a 131-word excerpt from his essay from my blog, saying that it’ll hurt his profits. Has the guy–an academic, no less–never used quotation in his work? Never heard of fair use?”
Here’s 131 words from On Bullshit for your perusal. In my view, the claim that this is either a “clear infringement” of copyright or will displace sales of the book is so unlikely as to constitute bullshit.
One of the most salient features of our culture is that there is so much bullshit. Everyone knows this. Each of us contributes his share. But we tend to take the situation for granted. Most people are rather confident of their ability to recognize bullshit and to avoid being taken in by it. So the phenomenon has not aroused much deliberate concern, or attracted much sustained inquiry. In consequence, we have no clear understanding of what bullshit is, why there is so much of it, or what functions it serves. And we lack a conscientiously developed appreciation of what it means to us. In other words, we have no theory. I propose to begin the development of a theoretical understanding of bullshit, mainly by providing some tentative and exploratory philosophical analysis.
Link [via Boing Boing]
Link: Wired News: New Dr. Who Leaked on Purpose?.
"I told them they should release things before their time, like what they’ve done with Doctor Who," he said. "Give out the first episode online, because it’s going to be valuable. You’ve got that cool factor, and it’s the whole, ‘I’ve seen it before you have’ kind of thing."
Bailey said the leak "is great, and it’s the first time we’ve ever seen them do it, and so we’re really impressed with them."
The only comment I’ve heard about this from BBC insiders is "bullshit". So I’d take Mr Bailey’s claims that one of the world’s largest media organisations is following his plan with a pinch of salt.
Ack. Not good at all.
But once you install the new iTunes 4.7.1 “update” (more accurate to call it a “downgrade”) you lose that ability. Without telling anyone, Apple has stolen some of the rights you paid for when you bought your iTunes music, by adding limits to the number of people you can stream your music to in a 24 hour period. Imagine if your boom-box refused to switch itself on if too many people were in the room — the 21st Century equivalent of gathering in one room to listen to music is gathering on one network to do so, and Apple has just appointed itself the absolute, tyrannical ruler of the size of the social group that you’re allowed to stream iTunes music to.
Apple has done this downgrading several times before, taking away rights you paid for, like the right to burn a playlist 10 times (down to seven), the right to stream over the Internet (now jut the right to stream over the LAN) — and Apple’s also used its ability to remotely disable features on your iPod and in iTunes to shut out competitors’ products, like the Real music player and iPod Download, both of which offered legal functionality to Apple’s customers.
I’ve been playing around with Flickr’s tagging features, and I’d really recommend that everyone else does too. For example, check out the images tagged “iraq” for some great pictures, often taken by servicemen.
Ian Betteridge on Macs, mobiles, and technology