Monthly Archives: February 2008

The Online Life of NIU Killer Stephen Kazmierczak investigates the online life of Stephen Kazmierczak, the man who’s responsible for the recent NIU killings.

Testing the American Dream

Adam Shepard reduced his life to a small bag, $25, and the clothes on his back to see if he could get a car, a furnished apartment, and $2500 in savings in a year.

To make his quest even more challenging, he decided not to use any of his previous contacts or mention his education.

(Via Kottke.)

Sony Ericsson Announce XPERIA X1

Could this be the first true iPhone killer? Although I’ve had bad experiences with Windows Mobile devices in the past, if Microsoft pulls it’s finger out on this one and creates a competitive operating system to OS X on the iPhone, this could be the one.

eBay Bans Negative Buyer Feedback

eBay plans to ban sellers giving buyers negative or neutral feedback from May. While I appreciate it’s reasoning that “many buyers would not leave negative comments for fear that sellers would retaliate”, sellers now have no public response to a buyer giving them unfair negative feedback, unless they get eBay involved.

The current system is flawed, but there isn’t going to be a perfect solution and this isn’t getting us anywhere closer.

New 16GB iPhone and 32GB iPod Touch

The proposition of a 16GB iPhone is very tempting indeed, but unfortunately it carries a price premium over the already expensive 8GB iPhone model of $100.

Microsoft Wants to Buy Yahoo! for $45 Billion

Microsoft proposed a hostile take-over of Yahoo! today. At $31 a share, that’s 62% over the closing price of Yahoo! shares on Thursday. It just seems like a very bad way to compete against Google, and they’re paying over the odds for what is a struggling company.

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