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Linkdump for June 2nd

by Rob Friesel
  • John Joseph Adams at John Scalzi's blog ("Whatever") re: his new anthology, Federations. WANT.
  • at Ecstatic Days :

    …this bite-sized bestiary is the deciding vote on which fantastical creatures are kosher. Embarking on an undomesticated romp from A to Z, the ritual cleanliness of E.T., hobbits, Mongolian Death Worms, and the elusive chupacabra are discussed.

    (tagged: fantasy )
  • at the iPhone Blog (via LifeHacker, the Apply Blog, and others) — if this turns out to be a true and permanent thing then it's a huge mistake. I've had enough trouble with Things (which I love) and have had to re-download it at least 5 times. This would be a major killjoy and possibly a complete App Store dealbreaker for m.e
    (tagged: Apple iphone )
  • at Macworld (via DF):

    iTunes is about your music and video, with the easy option of obtaining more. Apple TV is about Apple shoving new, mostly-paid content down the Internet onto your television. The Apple TV should be iTunes for the television; instead, it’s the iTunes Store for your television. It’s a Web store, a marketing device, a sales pitch masquerading as a “digital entertainment hub.” Until it rightfully revolves more around your content than the iTunes Store, Apple can drop the price from $299 to $229 or lower and it’s still not worth it.

    (tagged: Apple tv iTunes )
  • via B²:

    With Meehan's dissertation, things are even worse than the highlighting would suggest: what's yellow is what's word for word. There are further instances of plagiarism in Meehan's work that involve less than word-for-word correspondence.

    The man should be removed from his office immediately. This is inexcusable and I want to know why this isn't a bigger deal.

About Rob Friesel

Software engineer by day. Science fiction writer by night. Weekend homebrewer, beer educator at Black Flannel, and Certified Cicerone. Author of The PhantomJS Cookbook and a short story in Please Do Not Remove. View all posts by Rob Friesel →

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