Browser choice, a dying luxury?

“Android is not in my world. It’s not in my attention span most days. Thinking about the iOS app is a full-time job, and staying competitive on iOS is a full-time job.” This quote comes from Instapaper creator Marco Arment not even three weeks ago in an interview with Joshua Topolsky on On The Verge.

Evidently, Arment was keeping a pretty big secret. Instapaper for Android launches today for $2.99 on smartphones and tablets, and you can find it in the Google Play Store and soon in the Amazon App Store and Nook Store. What makes the app launch so significant is that aside from Instagram and Flipboard, Instapaper might just be the next-most-desired (and elusive) Android app ever. The excitement surrounding a possible Instapaper Android app has not been just because people wanted the app itself, but also because creator Arment often publicly expressed distaste for building on Android — almost out of principle. "I think it was the success of the Kindle Fire and the Nook that tipped my hand," Arment told us.

So, he entrusted the Instapaper name to developer Mobelux, which has previously built Tumblr for iPhone and Android, as well as Carousel, a handsome Instagram viewer for Mac. Mobelux wasn’t the winner of the app-building challenge Arment started in jest, but was instead a great fit with a compatible heritage. Arment met Mobelux co-founder and Creative Director Jeff Rock all the way back in 2008 when Tumblr was in talks to buy Rock’s Tumblrette Tumblr client for iPhone. Arment (still full-time at Tumblr) got to know Rock and his team, who quickly became the backbone of Tumblr’s mobile app strategy.

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The excitement surrounding a possible Instapaper Android app has not been just because people wanted the app itself, but also because creator Arment often publicly expressed distaste for building on Android — almost out of principle. “I think it was the success of the Kindle Fire and the Nook that tipped my hand,” Arment told us.

Evidently, Arment was keeping a pretty big secret. Instapaper for Android launches today for $2.99 on smartphones and tablets, and you can find it in the Google Play Store and soon in the Amazon App Store and Nook Store. What makes the app launch so significant is that aside from Instagram and Flipboard, Instapaper might just be the next-most-desired (and elusive) Android app ever.

"Android is not in my world. It’s not in my attention span most days. Thinking about the iOS app is a full-time job, and staying competitive on iOS is a full-time job." This quote comes from Instapaper creator Marco Arment not even three weeks ago in an interview with Joshua Topolsky on On The Verge.

莱纳斯员工是人吗?拯救委会应游说辞职


(张良评述)
莱纳斯员工是人吗?是马来西亚人吗?是关丹人吗?是大马选民吗?是你我的邻居吗?莱纳斯聘请的400名熟练技术人员,200名全职工人,1000名承包工人是关丹人还是澳洲人?

在拯救委员会与反莱纳斯民众及媒体眼中,莱纳斯员工是否“人渣”,必须与莱纳斯一并驱逐出境?

关丹高庭11月8日驳回3名关丹居民申请禁止莱纳斯稀土厂获得临时营运准证的禁令,意味着莱纳斯稀土厂可恢复营运。

拯救委员会与反莱纳斯民众也在现场驻足拉横幅,与人数更多的莱纳斯员工形成两派,互相对呛,场面火热。

在法庭等候判决的莱纳斯员工感到高兴,有者甚至喜极而泣。大约500名莱纳斯员工在关丹法庭大厦外等候宣判结果,当他们知道裁决结果后,部分人士喜极而泣及开始祈祷。

拯救委员会声称是关丹人民的失败,是大马人民的失败,把千余名莱纳斯员工与承包商当敌人,当作莱纳斯的傀儡,若从人权的角度来看,他们的选择权可以被剥夺及诬蔑吗?

莱纳斯的工程师陈英仪(译音)说,稀土厂符合国际原子能机构的安全规格,她本身在该厂工作,健康没受影响。不过,她说,尽管她不断向公众解释稀土厂无害,最终仍然有人坚持己见。

陈英仪是马来西亚人民吗?这些为莱纳斯服务的员工,既非莱纳斯计划始作俑者,亦非老板董事、也不是立法者,若有更好的选择,谁愿意来如此排山倒海的群众压力下,与“人民”为“敌”,为莱纳斯效劳?

拯救委员会与其敌视莱纳斯员工,何不游说彼等离职,帮他们找一份“以民为本”的良心工作。只要大马人民、关丹人一条心,莱纳斯员工集体辞职不干,莱纳斯还能营运吗?

民联领袖太无情 哈迪靠外人打救


(林文彪评述)
前惠民党主席拿督斯里再益依布拉欣形容,他坚持来届大选在北根国会选区上阵,是为了“打救”伊斯兰党主席拿督斯里哈迪阿旺。再益依布拉欣认为,哈迪不应冒险,在来届大选挑战首相拿督斯里纳吉。

离开民联的再益依布拉欣尚且认为哈迪阿旺的领导权应该受到维护,不可平白送去沙场当炮灰,何以伊党,民联友党竟无人自告奋勇取代哈迪上阵对垒首相纳吉呢?

哈迪阿旺要战纳吉,安华当然乐于促成其事,一旦哈迪被斩下马,就少了一个想当首相的竞争对手,其他伊党领袖也不够分量,一旦民联入主布城,首相职就是安华囊中之物了。

哈迪是否出此绝招探测安华心意,看看其盟友是否讲义气?哈迪会否对再益依布拉欣的义气感恩不尽而接纳“没有兴趣当部长或国家领袖”的再益依布拉欣入党,代表哈迪上阵北根挑战纳吉?

再益依布拉欣解释说:“哈迪将在北根面对艰巨的战役,我不明白为何他要冒险在那裡上阵。为了伊斯兰党能继续生存,该党不能接受一名在选举中落选的主席。这种风险应由一名没有兴趣当部长或国家领袖的人来承担。”

一语双关的再益依布拉欣,既讽刺伊党领袖见死不救,不够义气,甚至还怂恿哈迪阿旺上阵挑战纳吉,也同时嘲讽民联领袖个个想当部长,不敢当炮灰。

这位首相署前部长再益依布拉欣曾公开承认本身是新经济政策下受惠的成功土著;不过,他强调批评巫统一些政策不意味是忘恩负义,只是不想当“一隻鹦鹉”或“拍马屁者”。

再益依布拉欣2009年脱离国阵加入公正党,不到两年又再退党,再益是否也不想当公正党的“一隻鹦鹉”或“拍马屁者”?

When a 3D TV can’t handle 2D

“Android is not in my world. It’s not in my attention span most days. Thinking about the iOS app is a full-time job, and staying competitive on iOS is a full-time job.” This quote comes from Instapaper creator Marco Arment not even three weeks ago in an interview with Joshua Topolsky on On The Verge.

Evidently, Arment was keeping a pretty big secret. Instapaper for Android launches today for $2.99 on smartphones and tablets, and you can find it in the Google Play Store and soon in the Amazon App Store and Nook Store. What makes the app launch so significant is that aside from Instagram and Flipboard, Instapaper might just be the next-most-desired (and elusive) Android app ever. The excitement surrounding a possible Instapaper Android app has not been just because people wanted the app itself, but also because creator Arment often publicly expressed distaste for building on Android — almost out of principle. "I think it was the success of the Kindle Fire and the Nook that tipped my hand," Arment told us.

So, he entrusted the Instapaper name to developer Mobelux, which has previously built Tumblr for iPhone and Android, as well as Carousel, a handsome Instagram viewer for Mac. Mobelux wasn’t the winner of the app-building challenge Arment started in jest, but was instead a great fit with a compatible heritage. Arment met Mobelux co-founder and Creative Director Jeff Rock all the way back in 2008 when Tumblr was in talks to buy Rock’s Tumblrette Tumblr client for iPhone. Arment (still full-time at Tumblr) got to know Rock and his team, who quickly became the backbone of Tumblr’s mobile app strategy.

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The excitement surrounding a possible Instapaper Android app has not been just because people wanted the app itself, but also because creator Arment often publicly expressed distaste for building on Android — almost out of principle. “I think it was the success of the Kindle Fire and the Nook that tipped my hand,” Arment told us.

Evidently, Arment was keeping a pretty big secret. Instapaper for Android launches today for $2.99 on smartphones and tablets, and you can find it in the Google Play Store and soon in the Amazon App Store and Nook Store. What makes the app launch so significant is that aside from Instagram and Flipboard, Instapaper might just be the next-most-desired (and elusive) Android app ever.

"Android is not in my world. It’s not in my attention span most days. Thinking about the iOS app is a full-time job, and staying competitive on iOS is a full-time job." This quote comes from Instapaper creator Marco Arment not even three weeks ago in an interview with Joshua Topolsky on On The Verge.

努鲁宗教自由论动摇民联 广受族群挞伐

(董佳燕评述) 人民公正党副主席努鲁依莎在出席“伊斯兰国:谁的版本?谁的责任?”论坛上表示不管任何宗教都不应强制人们信奉,即便马来人也应享有宗教自由;此言一出,招惹马来社会群情热议。

虽然努鲁依莎较后补充,马来人的宗教必须回归本身信仰是否强烈,更不敢正面回应其言论是否等同倡议马来人应享有宗教自由法律权利,然而,其言论逐步被指冲撞联邦宪法,更违反了回教教义主张。

联邦宪法第1602)条文“释义”中阐明,马来人意指一名信仰回教、习惯于讲马来语、遵守马来习俗的人士。简单来说,一个人除了其出身背景来自马来族群,还必须是信奉回教、惯用马来语文作日常用语并且奉行马来习俗才能够被定义为马来人。

既定思维使到努鲁依莎饱受马来社群抨击,甚至被冠上“叛教”指控。

为防止马来回教徒崇高信仰受动摇,我国在立国之初便在联邦宪法第114)条文中“宗教自由”阐述中,订立州法律及联邦法律可管制或限制向回教徒传播任何宗教教义或信仰,禁止任何宗教向国内回教徒传教。

由于解说与看法不一致,因此回教徒参与其他族群的宗教节庆都将成为敏感议题。

这一点,可从首相纳吉今年身穿印裔传统服饰库尔塔到黑风洞出席大宝森节活动,与夫人罗斯玛戴上大型花环以示亲民,却被伊斯兰党及霹州宗教司非议违反回教教义事件中看出。

纳吉当时回应,促各造切勿混淆文化与宗教。对于首相来说,穿着友族传统服饰是文化的交融,出席含有宗教性质的活动只要不参与或一起进行宗教仪式,并不会造成敏感,反之有助于促进各宗族的了解。

比对纳吉开明回教徒观念与努鲁依莎被指主张“各族宗教自由”的观点,努鲁依莎虽可被新世代解读为属于前卫大胆的新派个性,却不为宪法与教义所容。反之,纳吉所提倡的文化交融,较适用于我国国情。

随着雪州宗教局着手调查,努鲁依莎一旦被确认发表被视为鼓励穆斯林叛教的言论,将会在“中伤伊斯兰教”罪名下被控。

叛教,是努鲁依莎与民联皆无法担当的罪名。

努鲁依莎此次的失误,可能导致民联的马来票源急速流失。这也是为何至今伊斯兰党并未公开表明对努鲁依莎言论的立场。伊斯兰党主席哈迪阿旺以备战大选为由,表明不会就宗教自由论召见努鲁依莎,以便转移视线并让时间淡化这个课题。

若非目前必须考量大选风向的关键时刻,若努鲁依莎不是公正党实权领袖安华的千金,伊斯兰党肯定不会那样沉默,势必按捺不着心底里那宗教保守派熊熊烈火,直扑这位鼓吹自由的"叛教者"。

滥用国会走廊说​是道非 与新闻自由不能并论

(姚秋言评述) 308大选后,庄严的国会好像变成夜市场(Pasar Malam),特别是下议院开会期间,若有外国访客来参观国会,一定以为自己是走错地方,因为会看到形形色色的人聚集在国会走廊,从反对莱纳斯稀土厂计划的民众,到不满受到不公平对待的德士司机,一批又一批的“外来者”每天轮流在国会出现。

这段期间,民联议员几乎每天都会携带或陪同“外来者”在国会走廊召开记者会,甚至有一天四五场记者会的记录,让采访记者疲于奔命,因为他们既要负责议会厅内朝野议员的辩论,内阁成员和国会记者的记者会,还要兼顾“外来者”的记者会。

本来采访工作是记者的份内事,但很多时候“外来者”记者会的内容,其实都无关朝野议员辩论的法案,更多的都只是牵涉到他们本身的事情,只有一小部分是和公共利益,如莱纳斯或边佳兰等关系到全民健康的课题。

“外来者”其实可以在国会以外的地方召开记者会,特别是有些课题根本就是地方性的,可以直接在当地寻求地方领袖处理,但偏偏民联议员为了增加曝光率,不惜 劳师动众拉大队到国会,不但苦了采访的记者,可怜的还包括许多特地从外地舟车劳顿到吉隆坡的妇孺,成为议员博取廉价宣传的牺牲品。

“外来者”长期霸占国会走廊召开记者会的作法,终于让国会记者忍无可忍,并在展开联署签名运动排斥后,获得下议院议长班迪卡阿敏的正视,决定即日起只允许国会议员在国会走廊召开记者会。

下议院议长禁止外人利用国会走廊的决定,却被公正党峇都区国会议员蔡添强视为是间接限制新闻,并说若只有国会议员召开记者会,当事人没现身说法,新闻没价值。

蔡添强说的也许没错,但如果确实关系到公共利益的国家课题,即便是在国会外的地方召开记者会,记者也会去采访。现在的问题是,国会议员严重滥用了国会走廊, 过度频繁地安排“外来者”召开记者会,这和新闻自由是两码子不同的事,根本不能混为一谈。欧美国家的新闻自由领先马来西亚,也不会允许他们国会议员携带 “外来者”到国会召开记者会。

 

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“Android is not in my world. It’s not in my attention span most days. Thinking about the iOS app is a full-time job, and staying competitive on iOS is a full-time job.” This quote comes from Instapaper creator Marco Arment not even three weeks ago in an interview with Joshua Topolsky on On The Verge.

Evidently, Arment was keeping a pretty big secret. Instapaper for Android launches today for $2.99 on smartphones and tablets, and you can find it in the Google Play Store and soon in the Amazon App Store and Nook Store. What makes the app launch so significant is that aside from Instagram and Flipboard, Instapaper might just be the next-most-desired (and elusive) Android app ever. The excitement surrounding a possible Instapaper Android app has not been just because people wanted the app itself, but also because creator Arment often publicly expressed distaste for building on Android — almost out of principle. "I think it was the success of the Kindle Fire and the Nook that tipped my hand," Arment told us.

So, he entrusted the Instapaper name to developer Mobelux, which has previously built Tumblr for iPhone and Android, as well as Carousel, a handsome Instagram viewer for Mac. Mobelux wasn’t the winner of the app-building challenge Arment started in jest, but was instead a great fit with a compatible heritage. Arment met Mobelux co-founder and Creative Director Jeff Rock all the way back in 2008 when Tumblr was in talks to buy Rock’s Tumblrette Tumblr client for iPhone. Arment (still full-time at Tumblr) got to know Rock and his team, who quickly became the backbone of Tumblr’s mobile app strategy.

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The excitement surrounding a possible Instapaper Android app has not been just because people wanted the app itself, but also because creator Arment often publicly expressed distaste for building on Android — almost out of principle. “I think it was the success of the Kindle Fire and the Nook that tipped my hand,” Arment told us.

Evidently, Arment was keeping a pretty big secret. Instapaper for Android launches today for $2.99 on smartphones and tablets, and you can find it in the Google Play Store and soon in the Amazon App Store and Nook Store. What makes the app launch so significant is that aside from Instagram and Flipboard, Instapaper might just be the next-most-desired (and elusive) Android app ever.

"Android is not in my world. It’s not in my attention span most days. Thinking about the iOS app is a full-time job, and staying competitive on iOS is a full-time job." This quote comes from Instapaper creator Marco Arment not even three weeks ago in an interview with Joshua Topolsky on On The Verge.

福布斯百大名人榜——安吉丽娜·朱莉

《福布斯》杂志近日公布了2012年度全球百大名人榜,美国性感女神“翘臀珍”珍妮弗·洛佩兹拿下第1名。在本次百大名人权力榜中,吉赛尔·邦辰、凯特·莫斯等在时尚界贡献卓越的模特也榜上有名。还有哪些演艺界时尚娱乐圈名人上榜,快来看看吧。

社评:中国早已迈过十字路口,不会再拐弯

立刻全面读懂党代会报告对一些人来说并不那么容易,但胡锦涛总书记昨天在十八大报告中的一段话,给整个中国社会留下深刻印象。这段话是:“在改革 开放三十多年一以贯之的接力探索中,我们坚定不移高举中国特色社会主义伟大旗帜,既不走封闭僵化的老路,也不走改旗易帜的邪路。”

这段话第一次出现在党代会的报告中,字面意义十分清楚,寓意也非常深刻。一个时期以来,伴随社会多元化进程,舆论场上围绕国家道路的争论渐多。十八大报告是对道路问题的一次权威回答,从更全面的意义上说,它也可以看做中共一次新的宣言。

经常能听到一种描述:中国处于政治上的十字路口。这样的说法颇具感染力,易打动人。但它与中国的政治现实并不对应。中国在邓小平时代确定走中国 特色社会主义道路时,就迈过了十字路口,今天的中国早已走在继续改革加快发展的路上。我们需要的是坚定信念,走快走稳,而不是随时琢磨要不要拐弯,看着哪 儿都像十字路口。

如果仅仅看微博,人们会产生中国真有可能拐弯的错觉。因为这样的意见“很多”,有要求回到改革开放前的,也有主张国家朝着西方模式改弦更张的,它们从不同角度推动了困惑在中国社会的扩散。

十八大报告提供了国家政治道路的完整坐标,它所释放的力量是面向中国所有领域的,当然也包括互联网的虚拟社区。当国家道路明确无误、几乎没有猜想空间的时候,各种另择他路的鼓动就会失去吸引力,舆论探讨的方向就可能转向更切实际的话题。

坚持走中国特色社会主义道路不是不改革,其实走这条路本身就是坚持改革、拒绝封闭僵化。改革,这差不多在两代中国人中形成了深刻的集体记忆。改革已是中国前进甚至运行的方式,总书记在报告中专门有一部分谈论政治体制改革,那些主张背后的中国民意基础非常雄厚、牢固。

问题在于,就像有极少数人想把中国拉回到过去一样,还有另一部分少数人总想把改革从中国特色社会主义的总体实践中单抽出来,并与之对立起来。他们所说的“改革”里隐藏了一些别的东西,包括改旗易帜的蛊惑。

已经多元化的中国不太可能重新统一成一个声音,我们认为不同声音、包括一些极端声音都有在中国继续存在的权利。但是中国必须就国家道路 形成坚定不移的主流共识,走中国特色社会主义道路决不是一句官话,一句口号,它是中国人民以巨大代价换来的国家长远政治路线,它给我们带来了繁荣,带来了 各种希望,我们必须珍惜它,捍卫它。

总书记昨天在报告中对中国问题谈得很多,从反腐败到社会公平,从改善民生到生态文明建设,社会关心的热点几乎一个没落,对反腐败等,尤其说了“这个问题解决不好,就会对党造成致命伤害,甚至亡党亡国”的重话。克服这些问题,都需要改革的助推。

中国未来需要解决各种问题的坚定信念,必须避免的是那种走到十字路口时的犹豫和彷徨。我们需要根据时代环境和现实条件不断对路径做细致 调整,但这与一遇困难就对道路本身产生动摇是两回事。中国是超大型社会,不断会有难题和意外跳出来考验我们的判断力和信心。中共通过十八大报告在做出坚定 回答,我们相信,这个回答一定会扩大成中国社会的共同回答。

哥伦比亚贩毒团伙杀害10名农民

哥伦比亚政府官员8日说,哥西北部安蒂奥基亚省的10名农民惨遭当地贩毒武装团伙杀害。

安蒂奥基亚省省长塞尔吉奥·法哈多对媒体记者说,当地时间7日晚间,贩毒武装团伙“洛斯拉斯特罗霍斯”的成员突然闯进安蒂奥基亚省圣罗莎德奥索市的一个农场,用步枪、手枪和手雷杀害了10名农民,其中9名男性,1名女性。

安蒂奥基亚省警察局局长大卫·古兹曼说,经初步调查,这些农民被杀是因为犯罪分子认为他们没有如期缴纳保护费。

“洛斯拉斯特罗霍斯”是哥伦比亚最大贩毒集团北山谷贩毒集团的一个分支,长期从事勒索、绑架、谋杀等犯罪活动。

2009年8月,哥西南部纳里尼奥省的12名印第安土著人遭杀害,事后被认为是“洛斯拉斯特罗霍斯”所为。