Stupid Apple

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The definition is from The basic laws of human stupidity:

A stupid person is a person who causes losses to another person or to a group of persons while himself deriving no gain and even possibly incurring losses.

An example of stupidity at is best, in the Apple's Unsolicited Idea Submission Policy. Here is the proof.


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CAPTCHA is an acronym for "completely automated public Turing test to tell computers and humans apart", and is a type of test used to determine whether or not the user is human. There are several different methods, and the purpose of this post is to list and evaluate some of them, as point to some forms of circumventing CAPTCHAs.



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Forget Flickr, loose YouTube, the new kid on the block is Jumpcut. Imagine a place where you can upload your own media (photos, clips, songs) or grab other's public media to create your own movies. Yes, that's right, create your own movies.

Mac fans, like me, will love the interface similar to iMovie. The big difference is that this one is easier to use, even being web based (great job guys).

In order to test the service, I uploaded 4 Pixar clips and a song from Fatboy Slim, and mixed my first Jumpcut movie. If you have 7 minutes to spare, take a look at it.



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Just found, and brother, this must be the easiest way to use VoIP. Just enter your phone number, and the number you want to call to. Your phone will ring, pick it up, and wait for the other party to answer. That easy, no need for headsets, no download, no installation.

Rates are higher than Skype, and it always will, since they have to pay for two termination fees. And they are not all that competitive, see it for the portuguese market:

Origin Destination Rate
Fixed line Fixed line €0.03
Fixed line Mobile €0.20
Mobile Fixed line €0.19
Mobile Mobile €0.35

Note: all in network advantage is lost, so a call between two mobiles belonging to the same operator will also pay €0.35 per minute.

Update: Thanks to Joel for pointing Voipstunt, a VoIP service which allow free calls to land lines.

Chevy Tahoe: The Apprentice

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GM made a great campaign for it new SUV, the Tahoe. With a great user interface, you can build your own ad for the SUV, and with it participate in the contest.

The thing is, people are concerned with global warming and excessive oil usage, as you can watch on this comercials:

For how long will this be available on the site? How long does it take GM to apply censorship? Let us wait and see.

Comercials seen on Nina Paley's website.