Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 26th Apr 2010 23:11 UTC, submitted by UglyKidBill
Legal Well, this is unexpected. The iPhone 4G saga just got a whole lot crazier - dare I say it, a whole lot more ridiculous. Have you ever reported anything like a phone or something similarly small stolen to the police? What was their reaction? Did you ever get the device back? Did they send an army of officers to get your device back? No? Odd. They raided Jason Chen's house, and took four computers and two servers. Update: And thus our true colours reveal. "The raid that San Mateo area cops conducted last week on the house of Gizmodo editor Jason Chen came at the behest of a special multi-agency task force that was commissioned to work with the computer industry to tackle high-tech crimes. And Apple Inc. sits on the task force's steering committee." Update II: According to TechCrunch, the investigation has been put on hold while the DA ponders Gizmodo's shield defence. Update III: Some legal insight from a constitutional law and first amendment expert and a law professor. The gist? The DA has said no one has been charged with anything here, making this just an investigation - however, this makes the search and seizing of material worse. "If the police are literally just gathering information, with no suspect targeted yet, then a subpoena against a journalist would have probably been smarter than a search warranted that resulted in the front door of Chen's home being bashed in."
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RE: Funny
by Morgan on Tue 27th Apr 2010 02:48 UTC in reply to "Funny"
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Well I love OS X, I think it's the best commercial OS available. Now, take a look at that word "available" and you'll see why I don't like Apple as a company. It's only officially available on their hardware. Of course they have some great hardware, but I can't afford it. Someone like me is left with two choices for running OS X: Buy used Macs, or build a Hackintosh. I've done both in the past, and currently have a very fast (for my needs), well-built machine that triple boots Leopard, Linux and Windows.

And as much as I love working in OS X, I'm getting ready to go with Linux Mint as my main OS, with Slackware and Haiku partitions just for fun. I am only holding on to Windows right now for old games and my son's archaic non-MSC MP3 player.

Now that most of what I do is cross-platform, I can soon leave OS X behind with few regrets. Sure, I'll miss the fluid, consistent interface, the cool little tricks and tools under the hood, easy iPod syncing, GarageBand...but I don't need any of that. I'd much prefer to have a computer unencumbered by overbearing corporate entities.

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