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UK Prime Minister fucked dead pig at college / Boing Boing

22.09.2015 02:00

This is too close to Black Mirror.

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Adamant

21.09.2015 02:00

I went with Adamant, when Marco shut down Peace; I’m more or less happy about it.

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Daring Fireball

21.09.2015 02:00

John Gruber:

iOS 9’s keyboard has a big change: the alphabetic key caps change case — they’re lowercase when typing lowercase, uppercase when Shift or Caps Lock is engaged. Android and Windows Phone keyboards have always done this.

I don’t like it, and I’m not alone.

I agree. It looks like shit.

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iOS 9 Reviews

21.09.2015 02:00

There are two iOS reviews I always read, and that is the one from Viticci, and the one from iMore, I skip the rest. They are both long, insightful, well written and a joy to read. Check them out, if you are interested.

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Arrest of 14-Year-Old Student for Making a Clock

20.09.2015 02:00

What happened in Irving, Texas, yesterday to a 14-year-old Muslim high school freshman is far from the worst instance, but it is highly illustrative of the rotted fruit of this sustained climate of cultivated fear and demonization. The Dallas Morning News reports that “Ahmed Mohamed — who makes his own radios and repairs his own go-kart — hoped to impress his teachers when he brought a homemade clock to MacArthur High,” but “instead, the school phoned police.”

Fucking idiots.

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Daring Fireball

20.09.2015 02:00

John Gruber:

Perhaps I am being smug. But I see the fact that Daring Fireball’s revenue streams should remain unaffected by Safari content-blocking as affirmation that my choices over the last decade have been correct: that I should put my readers’ interests first, and only publish the sort of ads and sponsorships that I myself would want to be served, even if that means leaving (significant) amounts of money on the table along the way. But I take no joy in the fact that a terrific publication like The Awl might be facing hard times. They’re smart; they will adapt.

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My Favorite iOS 9 Trick — Liss is More

20.09.2015 02:00

Oh my god, this is fantastic.

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New Colors – Six Colors

20.09.2015 02:00

The new design looks amazing.

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On Peace.

20.09.2015 02:00

One of the first things I started looking for when iOS 9 came out was a good Content Blocker, not because I hate ads, but I hate trackers and intrusive ads. And I went for Marco’s Peace(original blog post), because I like Marco, and because all the apps he have released previously have been excellet, and Peace is not an exception.

Today, I’m launching my own iOS 9 content blocker, called Peace, to bring peace, quiet, privacy, and — as a nice side benefit — ludicrous speed to iOS web browsing.

One of the problems with Peace was that it didn’t have a way to add exceptions(yet), and Marco had to take the difficult decition between blocking the ads he has on his site, that most of his friends also have, The Deck, which are doing it the right way, or to follow the Ghostery database as it is.

As he writes in his blogpost about the topic:

And once I looked at it like that, it wasn’t a difficult decision. It’s uncomfortable, but I’d rather be consistent and fair.

The sad thing is that Marco pull’ed the app only two days after it was released.

I know pulling Peace from the store after just two days is going to be an immensely unpopular move, and subject me to a torrent of unpleasantness. But that’ll end soon enough, and that’s better than how I’d feel if I kept going.

He is obviously walking a way from a lot of money, which is something I really admire. I always respect people that do what makes them happy, instead of what makes them the most happy. But I don’t think Marco deserved the amout of bullshit he got because of Peace, it was a good app, and the ad industry have themselves to thank for ad blocking becoming a thing.

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Apple confirms new international pricing for iCloud storage, but you can’t get it yet | 9to5Mac

17.09.2015 02:00

After announcing significantly more generous pricing for iCloud storage last week, but showing only U.S. costs, Apple today confirmed international pricing for the simplified three-tier structure.

Great. It is nice to see that Apple finally have changed their prices for cloud storage, for the better. Their old prices was so ridiculously overpriced that it wasn’t even a little bit funny. The new prices are good, and comparable to the rest of the industry. My only complaint is that the free tire should be larger.

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