Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 20th Dec 2007 10:22 UTC
Legal As we say in Dutch, de kogel is door de kerk: Think Secret will cease all activities after reaching a settlement with Apple in a lawsuit Apple had filed against the website. In exchange for closing down Think Secret, Nick DePlume, its owner, will not have to reveal its sources to Apple. The press release on the Think Secret website reads: "Apple and Think Secret have settled their lawsuit, reaching an agreement that results in a positive solution for both sides. As part of the confidential settlement, no sources were revealed and Think Secret will no longer be published." My take: I have respect for the way DePlume protected his sources; very commendable. I have, however, little respect for Apple in this case (I have written, rather controversially, about it before), and it just scares the living daylights out of me that a company can exert this much power over independent websites.
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Timing...
by meianoite on Thu 20th Dec 2007 15:59 UTC
meianoite
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2006-04-05

Off-topic, but...

Publishing this article right now is pure, unadultered linkbaiting.

I know *very well* that there were half a dozen other articles on the submission queue, mine about Java 6 included, many much more interesting than this one about the settlement with ThinkSecret, before this one even made that list.

[/irritated]

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RE: Timing...
by Thom_Holwerda on Thu 20th Dec 2007 16:09 in reply to "Timing..."
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Publishing this article right now is pure, unadultered linkbaiting.

I know *very well* that there were half a dozen other articles on the submission queue, mine about Java 6 included, many much more interesting than this one about the settlement with ThinkSecret, before this one even made that list.


Why don't you LOOK before going all mental on my ass, sonny. Check two stories down, and THEN talk.

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RE[2]: Timing...
by meianoite on Thu 20th Dec 2007 16:21 in reply to "RE: Timing..."
meianoite Member since:
2006-04-05

Why don't you LOOK before going all mental on my ass, sonny. Check two stories down, and THEN talk.


I did, Cher.

All it means is that two of those articles that were on that queue made the front page. What happened to the other four I counted before? Casualties of the circumstances? What made them less important than this article? What's keeping the other ten articles on the submission queue?

I already expressed my guessing on this subject. Prove me wrong, publish those 14 submissions!

Edit: 15 submissions now. BTW, you could well have published all those initial 6 submissions and then run the one on Think Secret. OTOH, justifying leaving 10 other submissions on the backburner would be just as hard as justifying the current 15.

Edited 2007-12-20 16:27

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RE: Timing...
by StephenBeDoper on Thu 20th Dec 2007 22:08 in reply to "Timing..."
StephenBeDoper Member since:
2005-07-06

Publishing this article right now is pure, unadultered linkbaiting.

I know *very well* that there were half a dozen other articles on the submission queue, mine about Java 6 included, many much more interesting than this one about the settlement with ThinkSecret, before this one even made that list.


So he's linkbaiting... by posting articles that are less-interesting? Yeah, that sounds like an winning strategy...

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