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Plastic gets scratched. This is the fact scenario that California lawyers are going to use to sue Apple Computers over a “product defect” in the iPod Nano.

Apple insists that the Nano is made out of the same plastic that full size iPods are manufactured from, so the device should be just as resistant to scratches.

theBrig.org has many iPods at its disposal. All of them scratched to hell, well except the Shuffle, but we won’t get into that. However, based upon the strength of claims in the 19 page suit filed in California, we think you should sell all of your Apple stock. To us. For a $1. Trust us, you’ll be thankful when the stock bottoms out and trades 3:1 for shares in Nortel.

On a more serious note, we predict that this lawsuit will last less time than the battery life of a Nano. A 19 page lawsuit is the legal equivalent to the cocktail napkin.

Read where we stole this from. (Kidding)

It would appear that Take-Two, owner of Rockstar Games, is facing some financial difficulties. The company is having a hard time in finding someone willing to purchase its shares.

Before any commentary on this, a few background facts of finance:
1) If the price of your shares is dropping and no one is interested in buying them, you may be in trouble.
2) If your company is facing unstable revenues, at a time when the industry is rapidly growing, you may be in trouble.

If you satisfy both conditions, you are screwed.

Take-Two software has been facing a significant financial crisis since it was forced to pull copies of “Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas” from shelves due to hidden content on the game. Apparently, by installing a mod file, a character could receive some “hot coffee” albeit with a different sort of creamer.

So does this mean the end of the Grand Theft Auto series? Likely not. Analysts state that the current driving force of Rockstar Games (owned by Take-Two) are two brothers, Dan & Sam Houser. So if Take-Two gets its third strike, a larger firm will likely just hire the two brothers and buy the rights to the Grand Theft Auto series at a significant discount.

See the original article here.

Mary mother of God. If you’ve recently purchased a new iBook, Apple has decided to piss you off to do something crazy like releasing a laptop with a magnetic power adapter.

That’s right, instead of plugging in your laptop you just have to use the magnet. So if you are a dumbass, or a drunk like us, you don’t have to worry about ripping your computer down to the ground. Good for you and your insurance company.

Not only that but the new casing is made out of Titanium. No longer the material for yuppie men and their golf clubs. It’s now the material for yuppie men and their computers. God theBrig loves progress.

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Turns out the US Justice Department has issued a subpoena to Google to release all search queries run through Google’s search engine between June 1 and July 31, 2005.

This time it is Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez who is attempting to violate the fundamental rights of American citizens. Between the domestic phone tapping and the collection of Internet search queries it’s probably only a matter of time before Americans have to resort to Enigma machines to communicate and Sears catalogues to… well…

See the original article here | Reuters.com