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A Great Lesson in Controlling Public Opinion

A Most Peculiar Test Drive | Blog | Tesla Motors: “When the facts didn’t suit his opinion, he simply changed the facts. Our request of The New York Times is simple and fair: please investigate this article and determine the truth. You are a news organization where that principle is of paramount importance and what is at stake for sustainable transport is simply too important to the world to ignore.” (via teslamotors.com.) This is not the first time I’ve seen Elon Musk refute false claims in the press. Handled…

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How to Turn Rumor into Fact in One Easy Step

Day4 – How we screwed (almost) the whole Apple community: “The split between the two camps, was quite unequal. An estimate would be that 90% regarded the screw as a fact and based all the further opinion on that, only 10% were critical to accuracy.” (Via. Day4.se) Fascinating look at how easy it is to get a rumor started. And therein lies the primary issue for information moving forward. No wonder we have a presidential candidate here in the US that gets away with lying about literally everything that comes…

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Another Loo Loo of a Lala article

Ars Technica has basically endorsed the Wall Street Journal theory I mentioned earlier today. One of my favorite lines: “Of course, there are times when we simply aren’t able to connect to a network, so a method of transferring songs for local storage when needed would also need to be addressed.”In other words, Apple already has a system in place for storing all your music, but they’re going to ditch that in favor of a system that doesn’t store your music, and then you’re going…

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A nerd is still a nerd

More evidence that Motorola only expects to sell Droids to D&D playing nerd boys who never get laid. The latest ad, as described in [this article](http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/09/12/04/motorola_suggests_apples_iphone_is_feminine_in_latest_tv_spot.html) on AppleInsider, mocks the iPhone as a feminine beauty pageant winner, a mirror for women to fix their lipstick, rather than a serious computing tool. Without going into the obvious ridiculousness of that statement, or the all-too-easy shortcomings of the Droid that make…

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Apple's Black Friday sales both beat and fail to beat expectations at the same time

Here we go again. Remember what I said before about watching the money when it comes to Apple news?  The analysts are pulling numbers out of their butts again. Let’s see where Apple’s stock goes this morning, shall we? Right now, it’s already down $1.53. [http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/09/11/30/apples_black_friday_mac_sales_forecast_to_decrease.html](http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/09/11/30/apples_black_friday_mac_sales_forecast_to_decrease.html)[http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/09/11/…

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