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  • Non-widescreen laptops are becoming an endangered species

    Non-widescreen laptops are becoming an endangered species

    As Lenovo retires its last line of non-widescreen laptops, it sounds like one of the final nails being hammered into the squarish aspect ratio screens we grew up with. I think that the move to 16:10 and related aspect ratios is a good thing, but I mourn the passing of the standard aspect ratio (SAR) screen as I mourned my old SAR NEC monitor when I moved to a sweet new 16:10 Dell LCD. While… Read More

  • The WGA strike, she is over

    Strike‘s over. Now let us never speak of it again. STRIKE OVER: Hollywood Back To Work! [Deadline Hollywood via Drudge Report] Read More

  • Tentative deal reached in writers strike: Guild leaders say it protects writers' future

    [photopress:strikeovertent.jpg,full,center] A tentative deal has been reached in the ongoing writers strike. The only reason why we paid attention to it here was because a primary reason for the strike stemmed from the use of “new media” like Internet broadcasts, DVD sales, mobile use, etc. Our bread and butter, in other words. There’s a PDF of all the terms and conditions of the… Read More

  • Apple patent points to WGA-like functionality

    Apple patent points to WGA-like functionality

    I don’t like to post patent applications but this one is fairly interesting. It seems Apple has something in the works to enable Windows Genuine Advantage capabilities into its OSes, ensuring you’re only using genuine Apple products and not pirating like a little weenus. And, like most patent applications, this one won’t see daylight. Think about it: the OS costs $129 and is… Read More

  • This Christmas, don't forget the writers who brought you your favorite shows: stay away from Hulu

    This Christmas, don't forget the writers who brought you your favorite shows: stay away from Hulu

    Let’s say Santa tomorrow brings you Lost on Blu-ray or maybe a Simpsons or Seinfeld boxset or two. By all means, enjoy your new gifts, but don’t forget that the men and women who wrote the stories for those shows—”writers”—are royally screwed over and see very little money as a result of their sale. Yes, the writers strike is still unresolved and even though… Read More

  • Windows Vista now trusts you to be a good person

    Windows Vista now trusts you to be a good person

    When SP1 drops for Windows Vista, gone will be the WGA kill switch that turns off your PC if you don’t have a genuine copy of Vista. Beginning with the final, released version of SP1 next year (the modified WGA code will be missing from all but the most exclusive of SP1 betas), Microsoft plans to roll back WGA to its original format as a series of notifications that nudge and nag but… Read More