Sunday, March 10, 2013

Things I learned lately 10 Mar

  • MegaUpload founder Kim Dotcom has some tips for preventing piracy: 1.Create great content. 2.Make that content super easy to buy. 3.Release the content worldwide on the same day. 4.Give it a fair price. 5.Make sure it works on any device.
  • Australian's refer to McDonald's as Macca's.
  • It turns out that absolute zero is not the coldest you can go after all.
  • The era of netbooks is officially over.
  • Audi, Toyota, Volvo and Nissan are working on self-driving cars of varying types, joining Google, the first self-driving car designers.
  • Budweiser has been accused of watering down their beer, lawsuit pending. Some jokes just write themselves, don't they?
  • The CEO of Yahoo! put an end to telecommuting for her employees. Best Buy as following suit. My feeling is not that telecommuting is bad, it's just that most companies don't know how to do it right. If an employee has to be in the office to satisfy management, then management aren't leaders, they're babysitters. IMHO.
  • When officials in Iceland heard about horsemeat being found in beef products in Europe, they decided to test to see if the same thing was happening in Iceland. Inspectors didn't find any horsemeat, but one brand of locally produced beef pie had no meat at all.
  • Ralph Macchio is now the same age as Pat Morita was when the movie The Karate Kid was released in 1984.

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