Friday, October 29, 2004

Google > MSFT, again

On to the desktop
Oct 21st 2004 | SAN FRANCISCO
From The Economist print edition

Once again, Google makes Microsoft look out of date

HARDLY a month goes by without Google, the world's most popular internet search engine, launching another cool product that annoys its arch-rival, Microsoft. This month's example is “Google desktop search”, a tiny bit of free software that puts a cute little icon on the taskbar of Microsoft's Windows operating system. It calls up the usual Google page that is used to perform web searches, except that users can now also find almost anything they have lost on their computers' hard drives.

Google thereby addresses one of the biggest problems with today's Windows “desktop”; that stuff is increasingly hard to find. The Macintosh system, which Apple pioneered in the 1980s, and Windows, Microsoft's rather clumsy imitation of it, were appropriate when most PC users needed to keep track of just a few dozen files. Today they tend to have thousands, including pictures, songs and e-mails. If you want to find all the files that have something to do with, say, your friend Jane, forget it.

With Google's desktop search, however, this becomes easy. What makes it so embarrassing for Microsoft is that the world's biggest software company's answer to this problem was supposed to be contained in a new file-storage and search system in the next version of Windows, code-named Longhorn. Alas, in August Microsoft announced that Longhorn would not be available until 2006, and that its new storage method, called WinFS, had been dropped.

It gets worse for Microsoft. For months, Google has also been letting people test its new web-based e-mail service, Gmail. This offers new and more intuitive ways of viewing trails of e-mails. More importantly, it offers huge amounts of free storage, so that users can store their digital stuff on Google's server computers rather than on their own (Windows-run) PCs. Google, in other words, is attacking from every side. And there is more in the pipeline. “Google Print” is software that will help people search inside books (similar to a technology now provided by Amazon). “Google SMS” will help people to search the web from their mobile phones (Microsoft hates this too). Even a Google web browser is apparently in the works.

To be sure, nobody is yet counting Microsoft out. The firm has a record of coming late to new technologies, but then playing so rough (and wielding its operating-system monopoly so shamelessly) that it still manages to be the last one standing. In an effort to catch up with Google, Microsoft plans to launch a new search engine for both the web and the desktop, separate from Longhorn, by the end of this year. But what little of it is visible so far looks remarkably like, ahem, Google.

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Thursday, October 28, 2004

Joda pics

Por fin están online las fotos de la fiesta de hace tres mil años.

Mejor tarde que nunca es una vil mentira.

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Little lady of Flores forces

news @ nature.com - Little lady of Flores forces rethink of human evolutionbreaking science news headlines, ¡encuentran Hobbits en Indonesia!

Bah, hablando en serio, es una escala importantísima en la historia de la evolución humana: un descendiente de homo sapiens que vivió hace apenas 18,000 años.

Chequen el artículo.

Tuesday, October 26, 2004

MSN Messenger 7

En realidad está en Beta, pero para los que les gusta probar lo último, acá puse el archivo del MSN Messenger 7.

Sugiero leer las instrucciones que vienen con los archivos antes de instalarlo.

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Gmail Drive

En viksoe.dk pueden bajarse una pequeña aplicación MUY útil: Gmail Drive.

Básicamente convierte tu cuenta de Gmail en un disco duro adicional de tu PC. Podés copiar, borrar, crear carpetas, etc.

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T-Shirt Hell.com Told to Cease and Desist

Apple's U2 'box set'

Este artículo de Cnet es muy interesante.

Habla del nuevo paquete que vende Apple mediante iTunes, un box set de todos los temas publicados por U2 y 25 temas extra jamás editados.

Es algo que por medios normales sería invendible por la cantidad de discos, pero digitalmente es simple hacerlo y el precio es mucho mejor que comprar los albums sueltos: US$149.

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iPod Photo

Apple lanzó el iPod Photo, una nueva versión del exitoso aparato que permite almacenar y mirar fotos mientras esuchás música.

No está nada mal...

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Monday, October 25, 2004

Tips for Mastering E-mail Overload

Este artículo del HBS Working Knowledge es muy interesante. Habla de pequeñas modificaciones en la forma que mandamos mails apuntando a hacer menos laborioso el proceso de leer y contestarlos.

Mi favorita: usar la línea de subject para describir, no sumarizar.

God, Googled, Exists

Uh-oh, it's google

Microsoft tiene miedo. Un empleado escribió en su blog (corporativo): Uh-oh, it's google

Extracto:

I work for Microsoft. I own plenty of Microsoft stock. I want Microsoft to succeed. But right now Google is kicking our butt. We're so far behind everyone else on these things, and Google is so far ahead of everyone else.

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Como Se Hacen Los Negocios

El Sabio Salim

- Salim dice a su hijo: Hijo, quiero que te cases con una dama que ya escogí.

- El hijo responde: Pero padre, yo quiero escoger a mi mujer.

- Salim dice a su hijo: Mi querido hijo, ella es hija de Bill Gates.

- El hijo responde: Bueno, en ese caso acepto.

Entonces Salim se reune con Bill Gates....

- Salim dice a Bill Gates: Bill, ya tengo al marido ideal para su hija.

- Bill Gates responde: Pero mi hija es muy joven aún para casarse.

- Salim dice a Bill Gates: Tal vez, pero este joven es el Vicepresidente del Banco Mundial.

- Bill Gates responde: En ese caso, creo que lo podemos arreglar. Trato hecho, convenceré a mi hija para que acepte al muchacho.

Finalmente, Salim se reúne con el Presidente del Banco Mundial.....

- Salim: Señor Presidente, tengo a un joven recomendado para ocupar el cargo de Vicepresidente de este banco..

- Presidente: Pero ya tengo muchos vicepresidentes, inclusive más de los que son necesarios realmente.

- Salim: Lo que pasa es que este joven es el yerno de Bill Gates.

- Presidente: En ese caso....considérelo contratado.

ASÍ SE HACEN LOS NEGOCIOS

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Friday, October 22, 2004

Silvina Luna: topless in Miami

MTV LA

Paulina solo es una amiga...



Che, ¿soy yo o Paulina Rubio se fue de mambo?

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Thursday, October 21, 2004

Dios... ¿Es San Isidrense?

Audio de El Parkímetro, Fernando Peña en la Metro.



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más Sole Fandiño

Para lo muchachos que la pidieron:


(¡clickeable!)

Sole 2, Sole 3 y Sole 4.

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Wednesday, October 20, 2004

INSEAD

MBA INFORMATION SESSION

BUENOS AIRES

Sponsored by

Telecom Argentina

TELECOM ARGENTINA

SUM (Salón de usos múltiples)

Alicia Moreau de Justo 50

Planta baja/Ground floor

Puerto Madero

Ciudad de Buenos Aires

Friday 22 October 2004

from 8.30am to 9.45am (Breakfast Event)

P R O G R A M M E

8.30am Arrival, registration, welcome coffee & introduction by Viviana Diez, Training & Development, Telecom Argentina

8.50am Presentation of the INSEAD MBA Programme

by Clíodhna Fullam, Assistant Director, Marketing, MBA Programme, INSEAD

9.30am Presentation of the INSEAD Alumni Association of Argentina by Roberto D. Werner, MBA ´’76, President of the INSEAD Alumni Association of Argentina, Chief Executive Officer, Broli.com LLC and comments from the INSEAD MBA Alumni group, followed by questions & answers

9.45am Closing

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Soledad Fandiño

La señorita Felicitas de Ricos y Mocosos, Soledad Fandiño, salió en la revista Gente.

Como siempre, un preview:



Ver más y más.

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Chapu!

NBA.com: Boston at Chicago: Andrés Nocioni metió 20 puntos, 7 de 9 de campo (1 de 2 en triples), 12 rebotes, 2 asistencias y 2 bloqueos.



Im-pre-sion-ante. ¡Felicitaciones Chapu!

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Tuesday, October 19, 2004

Firefox Full Page

Slashdot | Firefox Seeks Full Page Ad in New York Times: se agrandó Chacarita, y está buenísimo...

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Rupert Murdoch

BBC NEWS | UK | Rupert Murdoch: Bigger than Kane



Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch´s War on Journalism (bajar Torrent), un documental por Jim Gilliam

Operation Clark County

Operation Clark County es una inciativa para quienes quieren influenciar de su manera la elección de Presidente en Estados Unidos.

Se trata de un programa para mandar un mail a un votante en uno de los condados más dividido de USA: Clark County.

Como sabrán, el ganador de un distrito se lleva todos los representantes del distrito, y quien gane más de esos gana el estado y todos los representantes en el colegio electoral.

Los 324 votos que separaron la elección entre Demócratas y Republicanos no son muchos y si se puede inclinar para un lado o el otro será para mejor.

Go Spurs!

No habla tan bien de Manu como me gustaría, pero el State of the Spurs de Sports Illustrated sigue siendo lectura interesante para quienes seguimos la NBA.

El resto de los equipos acá.

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Monday, October 18, 2004

Managing the Gamer Generation

HBS Working Knowledge: Innovation: Managing the Gamer Generation

Jon Stewart's Crossfire

Jon Stewart, de The Daily Show en Comedy Central, estuvo en Crossfire. Se trata de un programa en CNN donde debaten un invitado, un host de izquierda y uno de derecha (demócrata y republicano, está claro).

Jon se los come crudo, especialmente al republicano, en un modo muy gracioso.

Ver en WMV, bajar el BitTorrent, o sino leer la transcripción.

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John Kerry for President

The New York Times > Opinion > John Kerry for President

Transcript:

The New York Times
October 17, 2004
John Kerry for President

Senator John Kerry goes toward the election with a base that is built more on opposition to George W. Bush than loyalty to his own candidacy. But over the last year we have come to know Mr. Kerry as more than just an alternative to the status quo. We like what we've seen. He has qualities that could be the basis for a great chief executive, not just a modest improvement on the incumbent.

We have been impressed with Mr. Kerry's wide knowledge and clear thinking - something that became more apparent once he was reined in by that two-minute debate light. He is blessedly willing to re-evaluate decisions when conditions change. And while Mr. Kerry's service in Vietnam was first over-promoted and then over-pilloried, his entire life has been devoted to public service, from the war to a series of elected offices. He strikes us, above all, as a man with a strong moral core.



There is no denying that this race is mainly about Mr. Bush's disastrous tenure. Nearly four years ago, after the Supreme Court awarded him the presidency, Mr. Bush came into office amid popular expectation that he would acknowledge his lack of a mandate by sticking close to the center. Instead, he turned the government over to the radical right.

Mr. Bush installed John Ashcroft, a favorite of the far right with a history of insensitivity to civil liberties, as attorney general. He sent the Senate one ideological, activist judicial nominee after another. He moved quickly to implement a far-reaching anti-choice agenda including censorship of government Web sites and a clampdown on embryonic stem cell research. He threw the government's weight against efforts by the University of Michigan to give minority students an edge in admission, as it did for students from rural areas or the offspring of alumni.

When the nation fell into recession, the president remained fixated not on generating jobs but rather on fighting the right wing's war against taxing the wealthy. As a result, money that could have been used to strengthen Social Security evaporated, as did the chance to provide adequate funding for programs the president himself had backed. No Child Left Behind, his signature domestic program, imposed higher standards on local school systems without providing enough money to meet them.

If Mr. Bush had wanted to make a mark on an issue on which Republicans and Democrats have long made common cause, he could have picked the environment. Christie Whitman, the former New Jersey governor chosen to run the Environmental Protection Agency, came from that bipartisan tradition. Yet she left after three years of futile struggle against the ideologues and industry lobbyists Mr. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney had installed in every other important environmental post. The result has been a systematic weakening of regulatory safeguards across the entire spectrum of environmental issues, from clean air to wilderness protection.



The president who lost the popular vote got a real mandate on Sept. 11, 2001. With the grieving country united behind him, Mr. Bush had an unparalleled opportunity to ask for almost any shared sacrifice. The only limit was his imagination.

He asked for another tax cut and the war against Iraq.

The president's refusal to drop his tax-cutting agenda when the nation was gearing up for war is perhaps the most shocking example of his inability to change his priorities in the face of drastically altered circumstances. Mr. Bush did not just starve the government of the money it needed for his own education initiative or the Medicare drug bill. He also made tax cuts a higher priority than doing what was needed for America's security; 90 percent of the cargo unloaded every day in the nation's ports still goes uninspected.

Along with the invasion of Afghanistan, which had near unanimous international and domestic support, Mr. Bush and his attorney general put in place a strategy for a domestic antiterror war that had all the hallmarks of the administration's normal method of doing business: a Nixonian obsession with secrecy, disrespect for civil liberties and inept management.

American citizens were detained for long periods without access to lawyers or family members. Immigrants were rounded up and forced to languish in what the Justice Department's own inspector general found were often "unduly harsh" conditions. Men captured in the Afghan war were held incommunicado with no right to challenge their confinement. The Justice Department became a cheerleader for skirting decades-old international laws and treaties forbidding the brutal treatment of prisoners taken during wartime.

Mr. Ashcroft appeared on TV time and again to announce sensational arrests of people who turned out to be either innocent, harmless braggarts or extremely low-level sympathizers of Osama bin Laden who, while perhaps wishing to do something terrible, lacked the means. The Justice Department cannot claim one major successful terrorism prosecution, and has squandered much of the trust and patience the American people freely gave in 2001. Other nations, perceiving that the vast bulk of the prisoners held for so long at Guantánamo Bay came from the same line of ineffectual incompetents or unlucky innocents, and seeing the awful photographs from the Abu Ghraib prison in Baghdad, were shocked that the nation that was supposed to be setting the world standard for human rights could behave that way.



Like the tax cuts, Mr. Bush's obsession with Saddam Hussein seemed closer to zealotry than mere policy. He sold the war to the American people, and to Congress, as an antiterrorist campaign even though Iraq had no known working relationship with Al Qaeda. His most frightening allegation was that Saddam Hussein was close to getting nuclear weapons. It was based on two pieces of evidence. One was a story about attempts to purchase critical materials from Niger, and it was the product of rumor and forgery. The other evidence, the purchase of aluminum tubes that the administration said were meant for a nuclear centrifuge, was concocted by one low-level analyst and had been thoroughly debunked by administration investigators and international vetting. Top members of the administration knew this, but the selling went on anyway. None of the president's chief advisers have ever been held accountable for their misrepresentations to the American people or for their mismanagement of the war that followed.

The international outrage over the American invasion is now joined by a sense of disdain for the incompetence of the effort. Moderate Arab leaders who have attempted to introduce a modicum of democracy are tainted by their connection to an administration that is now radioactive in the Muslim world. Heads of rogue states, including Iran and North Korea, have been taught decisively that the best protection against a pre-emptive American strike is to acquire nuclear weapons themselves.



We have specific fears about what would happen in a second Bush term, particularly regarding the Supreme Court. The record so far gives us plenty of cause for worry. Thanks to Mr. Bush, Jay Bybee, the author of an infamous Justice Department memo justifying the use of torture as an interrogation technique, is now a federal appeals court judge. Another Bush selection, J. Leon Holmes, a federal judge in Arkansas, has written that wives must be subordinate to their husbands and compared abortion rights activists to Nazis.

Mr. Bush remains enamored of tax cuts but he has never stopped Republican lawmakers from passing massive spending, even for projects he dislikes, like increased farm aid.

If he wins re-election, domestic and foreign financial markets will know the fiscal recklessness will continue. Along with record trade imbalances, that increases the chances of a financial crisis, like an uncontrolled decline of the dollar, and higher long-term interest rates.

The Bush White House has always given us the worst aspects of the American right without any of the advantages. We get the radical goals but not the efficient management. The Department of Education's handling of the No Child Left Behind Act has been heavily politicized and inept. The Department of Homeland Security is famous for its useless alerts and its inability to distribute antiterrorism aid according to actual threats. Without providing enough troops to properly secure Iraq, the administration has managed to so strain the resources of our armed forces that the nation is unprepared to respond to a crisis anywhere else in the world.



Mr. Kerry has the capacity to do far, far better. He has a willingness - sorely missing in Washington these days - to reach across the aisle. We are relieved that he is a strong defender of civil rights, that he would remove unnecessary restrictions on stem cell research and that he understands the concept of separation of church and state. We appreciate his sensible plan to provide health coverage for most of the people who currently do without.

Mr. Kerry has an aggressive and in some cases innovative package of ideas about energy, aimed at addressing global warming and oil dependency. He is a longtime advocate of deficit reduction. In the Senate, he worked with John McCain in restoring relations between the United States and Vietnam, and led investigations of the way the international financial system has been gamed to permit the laundering of drug and terror money. He has always understood that America's appropriate role in world affairs is as leader of a willing community of nations, not in my-way-or-the-highway domination.

We look back on the past four years with hearts nearly breaking, both for the lives unnecessarily lost and for the opportunities so casually wasted. Time and again, history invited George W. Bush to play a heroic role, and time and again he chose the wrong course. We believe that with John Kerry as president, the nation will do better.

Voting for president is a leap of faith. A candidate can explain his positions in minute detail and wind up governing with a hostile Congress that refuses to let him deliver. A disaster can upend the best-laid plans. All citizens can do is mix guesswork and hope, examining what the candidates have done in the past, their apparent priorities and their general character. It's on those three grounds that we enthusiastically endorse John Kerry for president.

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Saturday, October 16, 2004

Google Blog

Google hizo una competencia de programación: Sergio Sancho of Buenos Aires, Argentina [won] the top prize of $10,000.

Mirá que bien.

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Friday, October 15, 2004

QT's Diary

Supuestamente, este es el blog de Quentin Tarantino.

No se, parece él, pero quizás demasiado...

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krugman vs o´reilly

Esto es buenísimo, Paul Krugman, liberal del NYTimes, vs. Jim O´Reilly, conservador, del Fox News Channel, debatiendo.

En un momento se pone agresivo Jimbo... debe estar estresado por la acusación de acoso sexual por US$ 60 millones que tiene pendiente.

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T-Shirt Hell

Hay nuevas remeras en T-Shirt Hell.com, incluyendo esta:



Extracto de su newsletter:

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So, I guess Superman V is out, huh?
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I can't get over the fuss they're making over the death of Christopher
Reeve. It's like he was some kind of Saint. They talk about how tirelessly
he worked to get funding for research to cure paralysis. I'm sorry, but am
I the only one who notices that he might have had a little something to gain
if all of this hard work paid off? The man was a human doorstop. If
Christopher Reeve had fallen off his horse and bounced back up unharmed, and
then decided to devote his life to curing paralysis- then I would be
impressed. If Christopher Reeve became paralyzed, and then devoted his life
to finding a cure for world hunger, cancer, or blindness- then I would think
that this guy was pretty heroic.

Believe me, if I had an accident and my penis was turned inside out so that
every time I took a piss it came out my nose, you'd better believe I'd spend
some time looking for the cure for inside out penisitis. I think I would
discover I had a real passion for it that I was previously unaware of.

Do you want to know who you should look up to? Me. Because every day I put
up with an ocean of shit from small minded idiots and big corporations who
want me to shut up and go away. Well it's not going to happen. Not until
they pry this keyboard from my cold dead hands. And that's not easy. I got
this keyboard by prying it out of some other guy's cold dead hands and it
was tough. I had to break all of his fingers. I'm just kidding. He wasn't
really dead.

Oh by the way, the Olsen Twins are cumming to get us:

http://www.tshirthell.com/press.htm

O'Reilly Hit With Sex Harass Suit

Acusaron a Bill O´Reilly, conductor de "The O´Reilly Factor" en FOX News, de acoso sexual.

Lean la acusación, las cosas que le dijo a su productora son entretenidas, si te entretienen ese tipo de cosas (y a mi me entretuvo...)

Thursday, October 14, 2004

Skype

Ahora quieren esto: Share Skype

Baires

Economist.com now offers e-mail updates covering 22 cities. Click here to receive more newsletters.

BUENOS AIRES BRIEFING
October 2004


News this month

Bowling for Carmen

The sleepy town of Carmen de Patagones, in the south of Buenos Aires province, was left in a state of shock after a troubled adolescent ran amok with a gun at his school on September 28th. The youth, identified only as Rafael, stole the gun from his father, a junior naval officer; he killed three fellow students and wounded five more.

The media, politicians and locals all tried to make sense of the attack, with little success. Suggestions for Rafael's motives ranged from friction with his father to fondness for dark clothes and the music of Marilyn Manson, a creepy rock singer. He had scrawled nihilistic messages into his desk, including one that read, “The most sensible thing that human beings can do is kill ourselves”. He is under psychological observation, but the judge heading the investigation into the shooting declared that despite Rafael's “obsessive and phobic symptoms...he understood perfectly what he was doing” during the attack. The provincial governor has so far resisted calls for metal detectors at all schools. Instead, authorities have promised more resources for social work and psychological care in schools, and have written to parents inviting them to reflect on the current levels of violence.


Cracking down

After months of controversy, the capital's legislators in late September finally approved a harsher set of penalties for minor offences. The new laws impose prison sentences for a range of crimes, such as drag-racing on city streets, using unauthorised fireworks and selling alcohol to minors. Blocking city streets, a frustrating tactic of unemployed protestors (piqueteros), will now result in fines and community service. Prostitutes who solicit within 200 metres of schools, religious buildings or houses—which in effect encompasses every point in Buenos Aires—will meet a similar fate.

Opponents argue that giving the Federal Police more power will only lead to more corruption. The city council's executive branch has also promised to veto regulations it sees as unworkable, potentially preventing any of the new measures from taking effect.

For background see: The battle for safer streets, October 2nd 2004


Also in the
Buenos Aires guide

Tango

Here are some of our favourite places to see Argentina's national dance...

Read more

The market's down

Over 50,000 visitors each day flock to the La Salada market, just outside Buenos Aires in the Lomas de Zamora district. Its 7,000 stalls do $400m worth of business per year, selling cheap clothes, shoes, electrical goods and pirated CDs. The market is illegal, though, and authorities have spent months trying to formalise its activities, with little success. Violence flared after a dawn raid by police in late September. When they removed several thousand stalls that were supposedly blocking roads, one protesting stall-holder died in the ensuing pitched battles. Peruvian and Bolivian officials in Argentina intervened in the dispute; their citizens comprise the bulk of the displaced stall-holders. So far, though, local authorities have refused to back down.


City works

Buenos Aires plans to double its spending on public works in 2005: at the end of September, the city council approved infrastructure spending of more than $400m, or almost 25% of their total budget. The council's top priority is the extension of the city's subway system: a new line is due to open in 2006, and several new stations are planned for existing lines. Another big investment is improving flood defences in the wealthier northern suburbs, a long-time demand of residents. The city plans to repair much of the city's dilapidated roads, including several central avenues, and will give the venerable Teatro Colón a much-needed facelift. Despite the spending spree, though, local taxes have not been raised; in fact, the 2005 budget includes a 10% rebate for those who pay on time.


Elephants' rights

Circus owners took to the streets after city legislations passed a law imposing closure and a $3,000 fine on any circus that uses animals. The councilman who proposed the measure argued that animal acts are inhumane, claiming that animals are trained with electric shocks, kept in cramped conditions and, in the case of elephants, forced onto hot surfaces to make them stand on their hind legs. Owners denied the charges, though, filling the streets outside the legislature with circus performers (no elephants, though) on the day of the vote.

Though some councillors were persuaded—one argued, rather weakly, “if I were an animal, I would rather be in a circus than a zoo”—the measure passed handily. It takes effect in October 2006, giving circuses time to replace trained animals with people, who will, legislators hope, receive better treatment.

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Google Desktop Search

Google lanzó un desktop search, dice CNET News.com.

Usándolo podés buscar entre tus archivos, emails, chats y web history. Con lo que tarda el Search que viene con Windows es una bendición.

Lo podés bajar directamente acá.

Visitá Google Labs para ver más chiches que todavía no salieron de Beta.

hábitos

Estos son los peores hábitos según votaron los lectores de la revista Men´s Health.

Creo que los tengo todos...!

Smoking 21.60%
Internet porn 17.16%
Peeing in the shower 10.74%
Not motivated to work out 9.98%
Frequent masturbation 9.79%
Late night snacking 9.14%
Fast food 8.94%
Beer 6.57%
Chocolate, cookies, etc. 4.01%
Coffee 2.06%

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Wednesday, October 13, 2004

iPod Your BMW

Esto si que está bueno: Apple armó un adaptador para controlar tu iPod con el equipo de música de tu BMW.



Ahora tengo que conseguir un iPod y un BMW y listo...

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Friday, October 8, 2004

Google SMS

Google está probando un servicio para hacer búsquedas por SMS.

Está en alpha, no se como funcionará, pero parece interesante, al menos en teoría. Claramente hay que adaptar ciertas cosas, y es un problema logístico armarlo en todos los distintos países, pero muy interesante de todas maneras.

Thursday, October 7, 2004

George Soros

FactCheck.com

¡Masche no te vayas!

Sensaciones mezcladas, entre orgullo y ganas que se quede, por que Mascherano admite sus contactos con tres de los 'grandes' de la Liga: Real Madrid, Barcelona y Deportivo La Coruña.

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Wednesday, October 6, 2004

Yoko Opposes Chapman

Se aproxima una sesión para analizar la posible puesta en libertad del asesino de John Lennon, Mark David Chapman.

Yoko está en contra de que lo larguen y escribió una carta en la que defiende la posición de dejarlo adentro, hablando de su marido, la persona que era y el efecto que tuvo su asesinato.

Bastante conmovedor, si lo pensás...

Tuesday, October 5, 2004

google blogger

El fundador de Blogger deja Google.

La verdad es que el otro día pensaba: que bueno trabajar para Google. Por que alguien dejaría Google es un misterio.

De todas maneras ofrezco mi explicación: Tiene que ver con el hecho que la habilidades para ciertas cosas no siempre son las mismas que te llevan hasta ahí.

Por ejemplo, las habilidades necesarias para llegar a ser CEO de una multinacional enorme no necesariamente son las mismas que te harán exitoso en ese puesto.

De la misma forma las habilidades que te hacen brillante y genial fundando compañías no necesariamente son las mismas que te harán efectivo trabajando para otra persona en una compañía multinacional enorme.

No se si me expliqué, pero tanto soy tan bueno explicando cosas. Especialmente si son voladas. Como todos...

NO MORE BUSH

Me encanta cuando la gente tiene buenas ideas como las NO MORE BUSH GIRLS.

(bush en inglés es arbusto y también es jerga para "vello púbico femenino")

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DJ Shadow

In tune and on time with DJ Shadow.

Si no lo tienen, chequenlo.

Muchos discos, mucha calidad. Private Press, Endtroducing, un album con U.N.K.L.E., y más.

Tiene un estilo muy break, bien digerible en su mayoría, aunque por partes se va un poco... como todos (salvo Britney, aunque sus casamientos... bueno).

Ahora estoy con un set que hizo en Londres, se llama In Tune and on Time.

Monday, October 4, 2004

dirt

Anoche fui a ver Mugre en el Liceo. La idea fue de Flopy, pero después de la buena experiencia en La Burlona tragedia del Corpiño no era un gran riesgo. Además llevo años escuchándolo en la radio, realmente identifico mucho con su modo divergente de pensar. Lástima que ahora trabajo y no puedo escuchar su programa en KSK (10 a 13 no es un horario compatible...).



Mugre, a diferencia de la Burlona tragedia, no es tan personal y deprimente sino más digerible y pop. Cubre una buena parte de sus personajes de la radio, presentados en forma de pequeños sketchs tratándo una misma temática desde las mil ópticas: Argentinos, somos como somos.

Se los recomendaría pero creo que terminó el ciclo ayer. De todas maneras seguro lo reedita o pone en escena otra obra.

¿Sino cómo va a cumplir su promesa de morir sobre el escenario?

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Friday, October 1, 2004

son de 10

Impresionante, increíble, un hito en la historia de este blog:

¡Llegamos a los 10 clicks en Adsense!

Si, ¡10 clicks! ¡10! ¡Clicks! ¡Diez clicks! ¡En mi Adsense!

Si no me creen, miren:


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  • PeopleSoft echó a Craig Conway, su CEO. Seguramente esará en relación al manejo, o falta de manejo, de la oferta hostil de Oracle para comprar la compañía. Ellos dicen que dudan de su habilidad para liderar en esta crisis.

  • Citigroup apuntó a Sallie Krawchek nueva CFO del gigante financiero. Tom la reemplazó como jefa de Smith Barney, su división de investigación de mercado.

  • Feo día para ser Raymond Gilmartin, CEO de Merck: salió a luz que su droga para arthiritis, Vioxx, aumenta el riesgo tener un paro cardíaco.

    Detalles: Vioxx's demise raises questions about Merck's future as a top-tier drug company and whether it might be forced into a merger, which Mr. Gilmartin has long resisted. Merck's shares plunged, erasing $26.8 billion from its market capitalization. Shares fell $12.07, or 27%, to $33 in 4 p.m. composite trading on the New York Stock Exchange. The stock is among the most widely held and is included in the 30-company Dow Jones Industrial Average. It was the largest drop in percentage terms for a Dow stock since United Technologies Corp. lost 28% in September 2001. Pfizer shares were up 1.4%.

foulbol

No puede ser loco, nos ganó hasta Arsenal. Si, ¡Arsenal de Sarandí!

Son definitivamente los inventores del foulbol.

Capo Leo Farinella (nada que ver con el tele-predicador), que lo dijo en Olé:

Esta eliminación con Arsenal no sorprende tanto. Está bastante a tono con nuestras últimas actuaciones internacionales. Nos ganaron Arsenal, Cienciano y, aunque por penales, hasta Boca. Un día había que admitirlo: nos están costando más de la cuenta los equipos chicos.



El más grande sigue siendo River Plate.

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