URL Shorteners getting out of hand

There is sometimes a good reason to shorten a URL... But bouncing around the user 7 times between various shorteners and other services is just ridiculous.

$500 million for Beats Music, $2.5 billion for Beats Electronics

Apple Inc. is paying slightly less than $500 million for the Beats Music streaming service, and more than $2.5 billion for Beats Electronics in its $3 billion deal, according to people familiar with the matter.

Always a bit sceptic of "people familiar with the matter" if only one sixth of what Apple paid for Beats is for Beats Music, the streaming service is probably not what they wanted the most don't you think? Because if that was it, why not just buy Beats Music?

"Apple didn't want Beats, it needed Beats"

Amazing how quick the winds can turn huh?

Since the rumours about Apple buying Beats started there has been a lot of articles about why Apple would ever want to by Beats, especially for $3 billion. Now that the deal is official instead of questioning why Apple would want Beats we get articles about how Apple needed to buy Beats...

Ah, sensationalist tech journalism.

The article tries to make the case that Apple needs Beats for the streaming service because purchasing music is a dying trend and iTunes Radio has been a disappointment... Over 20 million users and the third largest streaming service in the US, and that's from March so they did that in six months, Beats Music isn't exactly on track to beat that.

The only disappointing thing about iTunes Radio is that it's currently limited to the US and Australia.

Pretty sure Apple did in fact want to buy Beats and not out of a need, I kind of doubt the Beats Music streaming service was the major interest as well.

"Gun-rights advocates"

Engage Armament announced it would start carrying the iP1 on May 1st. It backpedaled less than 24 hours later, after gun-rights advocates lashed out on Facebook and called the store, threatening to shoot Raymond, his girlfriend, and his dog.

Had the iP1 smart gun gone on sale all guns sold in the state of New Jersey would have to be state-approved smart guns in three years, due to the Childproof Handgun Law law from 2002. Three years from the first smart gun is sold in the country all guns sold in New Jersey has to be smart guns.

That's apparently bad in some way, so much so that people threaten to kill a man (and his family) for intending to start selling smart guns. These "gun-rights advocates" definitely shouldn't have any right to own a gun. It's kind of funny when "gun-rights advocates" make such a great case against what they're advocating.

Spiffing CSS - CSS for brits

Simply put, brilliant!

I really wish this didn't have to be a thing though. Can't say I've ever felt I wanted to use plump instead of bold but I've often wondered why CSS (or browsers really) can't just accept colour and centre as well as color and center. It's not exactly a long list of synonyms to check for.

Allowing the use of !please in place of !important is a rather nice and funny touch.

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