Usenet Crackdown

Apparantly the MPAA is now going after Usenet indexing websites according to this article on Betanews. Since the host no files whatsoever and only supply nzb files, I dont see how they have a case, but we’ll see how it turns out. Hope my favorite nzb site (who also invented the nzb format) wont disappear !

There are also two related articles on MPAA sues newsgroup search sites and Are Usenet fans vulnerable to copyright lawsuits ?

Walk The Line

Walk the line poster
To be honest, I was a little reluctant to see this movie at first. I am big Cash fan, especially his American Recordings stuff, and also read some books about the man, so I already have an image of him inside my head. But decided to give it a go anyway, mostly due to my curiosity.

Well I am glad I did, because I liked the movie a lot. Basically it tells his life story from childhood up to the late sixties where he finally got off drugs, married June and rediscovered his christian faith.

Both Joaquim Phoenix and Reese Weatherspoon play excellent. Even though they arent exactly lookalikes of Cash and Carter they manage to portray a believable image of them. The music is nicely done as well. The story might be a bit superficial at times, as you mainly see Cash in trouble, especially focusing on his outbursts, but I guess they had a lot of ground to cover and picked up the most interesting bits. Cash’s relationship with his father plays a big role as well.
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Camino 1.0 Released

This is the browser I use on my Mac Mini, and it’s just been upgraded to 1.0, hooray !

Camino 1.0 Released: “The Mozilla Foundation has today released Camino 1.0, the Firefoxy browser made specifically for Macs (you like that? I just made that up now!). Their site is getting slaughtered right now, but when things clear up, you’ll find a better browsing experience than Firefox, GUI-wise, with new tab bar appearance, support for download manager pause/resume, annoyance blocking, certificate support, a Java Embedding plug-in, the ability to form fill from address book, inline history and bookmark searching, an upgrade from Mozilla Gecko 1.7 to 1.8, bug and security fixes, and more. Oh, and it’s a Universal Binary too, so you Intel Mac users are still in the loop.”

(Via MacSlash.)