George Lucas whining about Disney’s Star Wars

George Lucas, via Ars:  “The [story ideas] I sold to Disney, they [made] the decision that they didn’t really want to do those, so they made up their own,” Lucas said in an interview with Cinema Blend. “It’s not the ones I originally wrote.” He says that like its a bad thing.

Dear David Cameron

From The Independent: David Cameron is a right-wing reactionary neocon in the same mold as Darth Cheny and Bush II, so this isn’t surprising. At all. The Prime Minister said today that he would stop the use of methods of communication that cannot be read by the security services even if they have a warrant. But […]

Go Microsoft!

Seriously, I really hope MS prevails here, the US government has completely gotten out of control. Global jurisdiction? Sure, why not? Anyway, its beyond time for everyone to just encrypt all the things and for all cloud services to use TNO end-to-end encryption. The government (all of them) has shown it cannot be trusted with the […]

No Thanks Twitter

Buried in a Twitter support page: To help build a more personal Twitter experience for you, we are collecting and occasionally updating the list of apps installed on your mobile device so we can deliver tailored content that you might be interested in. The big questions is, how does this get past iOS app review? […]

Me on Gruber on Ive on the  Watch

DF: “Just yesterday, somebody was saying, ‘Wow, do you know what I just did? I set the alarm in the morning, and it woke just me by tapping my wrist. It didn’t wake my wife or my baby,’” he recounted. “Isn’t that fantastic?” How exactly is that going to be useful if you need to […]


To paraphrase our toe jam-eating friend, RMS, since clang and LLVM don’t share the same political views I do, and let anyone, even that bastion of evil, Apple, use it to compile software I don’t think should exist, you should still use our old, inferior compiler because reasons. Like unicorns. With neckbeards*. I swear, if […]

Moving to Android

Now, I have no doubt that people switch from the iPhone to Android all the time, but seriously, how many of them are buying Xperias? That’s just sad.