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I love my Mac. I just wish it came in green

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A great site by Greenpeace, aiming the reducing of usage of hazardous substances in Apple equipment. They mimicked the Apple website, changed the colors to green, and added a strong environmental concern. The website also includes the Greenpeace version of an Apple ad. Brilliant.

Mac OS X 10.4.8 = Shutdown

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For those out there who had upgraded to the 10.4.8 Mac OS X version (available since last thursday, if I'm not mistaken) and have their computers shuting down without reason, the solution is very simple: boot the Mac in safe mode (press the Shift key while booting), wait for the Mac to boot (which can take a while, don't worry) and then restart it in normal mode. It worked for me.

Forget the Bill of Rights

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Imagine a country where torture is banned, but the president can define what torture is at his own will; A country where the president could imprison indefinitely anyone he decides falls under a wide-ranging new definition of unlawful combatant; A country that suspends the writ of habeas corpus; A country where those who may have engaged in torture are immunized retroactively.

Stop imagining. That country exists, and I'm not talking about North Corea. Today, the US Senate approved President Bush's detainee legislation, so all the above statements are now part of the law in the US. But lets dig on this subject a little more.

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Apple Keynote Bloopers

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It happens to the best... But even here Steve do it with style...

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An Inconvenient Truth

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Yesterday I went to the cinema and watched the Al Gore documentary. After, I had mixed feelings about it, so I had to stop and think, and here are my main conclusions:

  • If you have political sensibility, you will feel that there is to much of Al Gore's life in the movie. I guess is important to contextualize you in why he's doing this, but it made me feel uncomfortable;
  • If you have real concerns (and plan to do something about it) about the global warming problem, you should watch the documentary: it has a lot of new data, and it has the ability to clear up your mind;
  • If you need to do presentations and slide shows, than you must watch this documentary. Al Gore presentation skills are awesome, and the looks of the slides are just smashing. I guess I'm allow to say that Steve Jobs is no more the reference on the subject.

Summarizing, I suggest every one to watch the documentary.