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Vista DRM

If you are at all interested in any way in playing any form of media on any computer, you need to read this. Yes, even if you don’t run and never intend to run Vista. It’s an amazing analysis, and it’s this kind of thing that *really* gets my goat about Microsoft and the RIAA […]


So, the author of that article got my email and rewrote the article. Score one for Science!

Idiot = journalist

Ah, so as this Independent article on the same subject makes clear, the idiot was the journalist, not the curator of the Zoological Society. It seems the theory was that the parthogenesis ability evolved in the normal fashion and the _reproductive advantage_ was that a female who evolved this ability swam to / was washed […]


I find it deeply worrying and hard to believe that either a science journalist with the BBC or the curator of the Zoological Society has no idea how evolution works, but it would appear to be the case. Spotted this gem in this BBC story about parthogenesis in giant lizards: “[The curator of the Zoological […]

Nat Friedman’s dirty little secret

Come on, Nat, don’t be ashamed, it’s not so hard to say… We know you’re professionally obliged to support SUSE Linux and all its chameleonic goodness. But we know the truth. Var Business magazine gave it away… Say it, Nat! You’re a Mandriva One user. There, that wasn’t so hard, was it? 🙂 (In case […]