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Amazon Trolls, Apple Manuals, and Other Stories We Didn't Post

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So much news passes before our collective eyes every day that we couldn't possibly cover it all. Mostly because much of it isn't worth covering! But here are a some borderline tidbits we passed on, just in case.


Destructibles: Instructions for Evil Idiots

DIY activism. So edgy! If you want to know how to cause low-level chaos with minimal long-term effectiveness, this here site's your place: Destructables dishes tips on installing your own ad in a public phone booth, switching up food labels to something snarky, and other ineffectual ways to beat your chest and howl in the night at an unjust world that can only be made right through prankery. [Destructables]


How Apple Will Explain iOS 5 to Moms

LEAKED APPLE DOCUMENT ALERT. Except this time it's just in-store training so that the blue-shirts can put iCloud in a palatable lingua suburbia. For you, sir, it would be like a lit doctoral candidate skimming the Reader's Digest version of [9to5Mac]

Patent Trolls Sniff Around Amazon Kindle Fire

The only thing surprising about an Amazon Kindle Fire patent lawsuit is that it took this long. Acacia Research, a company that has likewise (and so far unsuccessfully) sued Apple and others over touchscreen graphical interface blah blah money money IP is broken. Right? They'll either get paid or they won't, but no result is going to stop Kindle Fire from showing up on your doorstep November 15th. [BGR]


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