Queen’s Tragic Rhapsody

“Queen had just taken the stage, and this bloke shouted to Freddie, ‘You fucking poof.’ . . . Freddie demanded that the crew turn the spotlight on the crowd and find this fella. He then said to him, ‘Say that again, darling,’ and the bloke didn’t know what to do. . . . I saw him literally shrink this six-foot bloke down to an inch.”

Mikal Gilmore, RollingStone.com 

The never was and there never will be a band like Queen or a frontman like Freddy.

Eagles of Death Metal Discuss Paris Terror Attacks

“I cannot wait to get back to Paris. I cannot wait to play, I want to come back. I want to be the first band to play in the Bataclan when it opens back up. Because I was there when it went silent for a minute. Our friends went there to see rock and roll and died. I want to go back there and live.”

Jesse Hughes, Eagles of Death Metal

The World’s First & Only JetPack

We are sticking by the World’s only JetPack title. When someone else develops a jet engined (not a gasoline powered ducted fan that weighs several hundred of kilos) backpack that the pilot can jog down the road with – then we will change the title. Our R&D plan includes longer endurance but trust me, when you fly at more than 100 mph for 10 minutes + you will know you’re flying the world’s only jetpack. One day we will be in a position to sell them and maybe sooner than people think but we want to make sure we have all the training systems etc right first.

JetPack Aviation

iOS Drama: The real reason F.lux was pulled from the App Store

Sure, it uses private APIs, but thousands of popular projects on Github (like game simulators) or that Apple TV web browser project all use private APIs and they are just fine.

The issue is F.lux for iOS is not a true open source download. It is a pre-compiled IPA file packed within Xcode to utilize Apple’s new free signing policy.

And to making things worse, the same F.lux Xcode project does not only allow side loading F.lux itself, but also any unsigned IPA file. This allows pirates to install any cracked app, without the need to buy a developer certificate. I have tested and believe this is the true reason for F.lux project being pulled.

vista980622, Reddit.com

Apple gets a lot of criticism over their decision-making & “closed ecosystem”. But you rarely ever hear people talk about how obsessed Apple is with the privacy and security of their users. In fact, you’d be hard pressed to find a tech company of Apple’s scale that does more for user privacy and security that Apple.

Lost at sea: the man who vanished for 14 months

It wasn’t until a year later, when the fog of confusion subsided and he scanned the maps of his drift across the Pacific Ocean, that Alvarenga began to fathom his extraordinary journey. For 438 days, he lived on the edge of sanity. “I suffered hunger, thirst and an extreme loneliness, and didn’t take my life,” Alvarenga says. “You only get one chance to live – so appreciate it.”

Jonathan Franklin, The Guardian

Despite this article being both well written and immersive, my brain can not process it as anything else but fiction. Being lost for 439 days and surviving just seems… unreal to me.