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tracking a hoax

Wired has an article Copy This Article & Win Quick Cash! that tracks down the (by now almost ancient) "forward this email and get paid by Microsoft" hoax. The author manages to track down the originator of the hoax, who says it started out as a joke and quickly "got a little out of hand." So why hadn't he claimed 'authorship' before? He replied: "It's just a hoax. And if I admitted to it, why would anyone believe me?" --to which I can only add: Indeed.

Categories: technology
Posted by diego on June 29, 2004 at 7:15 PM

are you pondering what I'm pondering?

pnb3.jpgThe Slashdot poll today is asking who is Most Likely to Take Over the World. The Brain is third so far, which can only mean that tonight's plan has something to do with pretending to be third in the Slashdot poll but take over the discussion board (as he clearly has) since most people there are discussing his brilliant if oft-foiled (oft-by Pinky) plans.

Pinky: TROZ!

Brain: What is 'Troz'?

Pinky: Well, that's 'Zort' in a mirror! He-he. TROOZ!

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Categories: art.media
Posted by diego on June 29, 2004 at 5:37 PM

tiger--when?

No, no that Tiger. I'm talking about OS X v10.4. Reading the feature list makes me want to install it right now, but there's no information on the page of a release date (News.com has it for "early next year"). Maybe by the next WWDC?

Update: Russ and Erik have some good comments on Apple's inclusion of a concept originally developed for OS X by a small developer, Konfabulator. Am I wrong, or this also happened with another tool for the release of Jaguar or something? A Watson add-in? Funnily enough, Dave notes this New York Times article in which Jobs is quoted as saying "They're copying our concepts, [...] I'd kind of like to get credit sometime." Hm.

Categories: technology
Posted by diego on June 29, 2004 at 8:57 AM

on open source java

A couple of weeks ago I was invited to write on the Weblogs section of the O'Reilly Network -- and here's my first post: Open Source Java: No magic pixie dust.

Categories: soft.dev
Posted by diego on June 29, 2004 at 7:27 AM

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