• Fake Chinese iPads hitting Chinese market before Apple can move into the market.
  • Zuckerberg donates to Diaspora. Why?
  • New $99 Apple TV coming soon. Still just a box.
  • Most observers do not see Verizon iPhone at the Worldwide Developer’s Conference.
  • Facebook top site in the history of the Internet.
  • Motorola Android tablet coming out soon.
  • More weird Oil stories.
  • Google to do ads on our phones.
  • Marvell doing an OLPC and a tablet.
  • iPhone can be screwed with.
  • My Marketwatch column runs today.
  • Computex begins shortly.
  • LCD 3D without glasses is blurry.
  • Foxconn jacks up pay.
  • Hurt Locker sued.

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  1. Pikachu says:

    Chinese ipads couldn’t possibly be identical.

    Different processor.
    Different battery.
    Different software.
    Different screen quality.

    Therefore they’re not clones — they’re merely similar.

  2. B. Dog says:

    Well, sometimes I think it would be a drag to work in a factory. I guess that raises at Foxconn aren’t unusual in the third quarter. It’s nice that the family of a worker that commits suicide there gets 10 times the dead person’s annual salary, which is a nice perk.

  3. sargasso says:

    I recently played with a friend’s iPad in New Zealand, which possession outside the USA invalidated the warranty, was impossible to buy Apps outside of the USA, attempting to buy Apps outside of the USA shut down his iTunes Store access, and even “free” Apps are unable to be installed. But it was a perfectly lovely door stop, book end, paper weight, cheese cutter, geek pussy magnet. Which for a 70 year old physics professor, probably wasn’t much use.

  4. deowll says:

    #1 I wouldn’t bet three cents that some of the clones aren’t made on the same assembly lines by the same workers using the same parts. They just got sold locally rather than being exported. Since the manufacturer probably made as much or more money off them why not? This is what happens when you outsource everything. Get over it. Sooner or later they _will_ cut out the middle men.

    About the second source for crude oil in the gulf. Last week somebody published a study claiming that about 50% of all the oil they were finding/testing were from natural seeps. That actually figures. There is a lot of oil down there.

    The same week I read an article reporting that two under water ridges on the west coast are asphalt left over from some 50,000 year old oil seeps. The ridges are fairly large and they would only be fraction of the oil that seeped out; the heaviest stuff. If there are major oil deposits in a region oil seeps aren’t surprising.

  5. aslightlycrankygeek says:


    Last week somebody published a study claiming that about 50% of all the oil they were finding/testing were from natural seeps.

    I’ve got to be honest. I am just testing the quoting functionality of this blog.

  6. aslightlycrankygeek says:


    Last week somebody published a study claiming that about 50% of all the oil they were finding/testing were from natural seeps.

    I think this is what I was going for.


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