Back when pubs were pubs, not a Wetherspoon.
BBC News: Computer pioneer and codebreaker Alan Turing has been given a posthumous royal pardon. It addresses his 1952 conviction for homosexuality for which he was punished by being chemically castrated. The conviction meant he lost his security clearance and had to stop the code-cracking work that had proved vital to the Allies in World … Continue reading Alan Turing given posthumous pardon
9to5Mac: The pirate store only appears if your device language is set to Chinese. The reasons for the inclusion of this app is unconfirmed, but speculation on Twitter by several ‘informed’ members of the jailbreak community claim that the evad3r’s accepted a cash deal with a Chinese company to bundle the illegal app. The Chinese … Continue reading iOS 7 jailbreak installs pirate App Store for Chinese users
John Siracusa dishes out some excellent advice for calibrating your TV to avoid using non-native resolutions: You paid for all 1920×1080 pixels of your fancy new HDTV—use them! Most HDTVs have a setting somewhere to correct this problem. It may be called “Overscan,” “1:1 Pixel Mapping,” or something even more generic like “Size 1” or … Continue reading Fill your TV
Aaron Vegh writes about the now-ended poor excuse for a podcast that was Angry Mac Bastards and the 30 minute bullying session the hosts inflicted upon him: Months ago, I put up a page to help solicit either a new job, or a new partnership. I suppose the risk is that you open yourself to … Continue reading Good Riddance
Marco Arment recently tweeted about his view on podcasters who don't have (or make) the time to listen to many other podcasts. Podcasters who never listen to podcasts usually don’t make very good podcasts. And I don’t know why they’d ever brag about that publicly.He then follows it up with a good comparison: “I write … Continue reading Podcast Overload
I never knew you could print batches of address labels within Contacts in OS X. A great tip.